Wiesentheid

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Wiesentheid
Wiesentheid, church and vicarage.
Wiesentheid, church and vicarage.
Coat of arms of Wiesentheid
Coat of arms
Wiesentheid   is located in Germany
Wiesentheid
Wiesentheid
Coordinates: 49°48′N 10°21′E / 49.800°N 10.350°E / 49.800; 10.350Coordinates: 49°48′N 10°21′E / 49.800°N 10.350°E / 49.800; 10.350
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Kitzingen
Government
 • Mayor Werner Knaier (CSU)
Area
 • Total 33.33 km2 (12.87 sq mi)
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,687
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97353
Dialling codes 09383
Vehicle registration KT
Website www.wiesentheid.de

Wiesentheid is a municipality in the district of Kitzingen in Bavaria in Germany.

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in 918 as "Wisenheida". Mediatization in 1806 brought the former county of Schönborn into the Grand Duchy of Würzburg, along with which it became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1814. The Bavarian Municipal Edict of 17 May 1818 (Gemeindeedikt (de)) formed today's Wiesentheid.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Count's Castle Wiesentheid
  • Kanzleistrasse – street with historic administrative buildings
  • Schlossparkanlage – castle garden (English)
  • catholic church St.Mauritius built by Balthasar Neumann
  • historic vicarage
  • historic town hall
  • crucifixion memorial built by Jacob van der Auvera
  • historic Mariensäule (memorial of Mother Mary)

Sister city[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ H. Clément: Das bayerische Gemeindeedikt vom 17. Mai 1818. Ein Beitrag zur Entstehungsgeschichte der kommunalen Selbstverwaltung in Deutschland. Diss. Freiburg i. B., 1934.

External links[edit]

Wiesentheid Castle of the Counts of Schönborn, built from 1701 for Rudolf Franz Erwein von Schönborn