Laudenbach, Bavaria

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Laudenbach
Coat of arms of Laudenbach
Coat of arms
Laudenbach is located in Germany
Laudenbach
Laudenbach
Location of Laudenbach within Miltenberg district
Laudenbach in MIL.svg
Coordinates: 49°44′45″N 9°10′34″E / 49.74583°N 9.17611°E / 49.74583; 9.17611Coordinates: 49°44′45″N 9°10′34″E / 49.74583°N 9.17611°E / 49.74583; 9.17611
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Miltenberg
Municipal assoc. Kleinheubach
Government
 • Mayor Alfred Zenger (FW)
Area
 • Total 4.94 km2 (1.91 sq mi)
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,465
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63925
Dialling codes 09372
Vehicle registration MIL
Website www.laudenbach-am-main.de

Laudenbach is a community in the Miltenberg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (Administrative Community) of Kleinheubach.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Laudenbach lies right on the Bavarian Lower Main between Miltenberg and Obernburg, and borders on the Odenwald.

It is relatively well linked to the highway network by Bundesstraße 469. The Frankfurt Rhine Main Region’s hub can be reached quickly by car or train.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

The next community down the Main is Klingenberg am Main, and the next one upstream is Kleinheubach.

Amalgamations[edit]

The hamlet of Brunnthal in Hessen, which belongs to Michelstadt’s outlying centre of Vielbrunn, is co-administered by Laudenbach.

Population development[edit]

There has been a slight rise in the community’s population over the last few years owing mainly to the opening of new building areas, such as Sommerberg II, Bocksberg.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members with seats apportioned thus:

Mayor[edit]

Currently in office is Bernd Klein.

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms might be described thus: A bend sinister wavy azure, in chief barry of six Or and gules, in base argent a buffalo’s attire sable.

The wavy bend sinister stands for the community’s namesake brook. The stripes are drawn from the arms once borne by the Counts of Rieneck. They sold their holdings in Laudenbach in 1315 to the Barons of Fechenbach, who then, in 1385, enfeoffed the Counts with the holding. After they died out in 1559, the community passed to Electoral Mainz. The Barons of Fechenbach died out in their male line in 1892. The buffalo’s horn is drawn from their arms. Both these elements symbolize former hegemony.

The arms have been borne since 1970.[2]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Musikverein Harmonie Laudenbach
  • Sängerlust Laudenbach
  • The Gospeltrain

Buildings[edit]

  • Schloss Laudenbach (castle)

Parks[edit]

Schlosspark Laudenbach

Natural monuments[edit]

A giant tree in the Schlosspark is the oldest living thing in the Miltenberg district.

Regular events[edit]

  • Parish and Kindergarten Festival in summer
  • Football club’s Village Festival in summer
  • Singing Club’s Johannisfeuer (Midsummer Festival)
  • Music Club’s May Day celebration

Education[edit]

There is a primary school-Hauptschule within the Kleinheubach/Laudenbach/Rüdenau school association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ Description and explanation of Laudenbach’s arms[permanent dead link]

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