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This article is about the community in Groß-Gerau district. For the spa town in the Wetteraukreis, see Bad Nauheim.
Coat of arms of Nauheim
Coat of arms
Nauheim   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°57′02″N 08°27′47″E / 49.95056°N 8.46306°E / 49.95056; 8.46306Coordinates: 49°57′02″N 08°27′47″E / 49.95056°N 8.46306°E / 49.95056; 8.46306
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Groß-Gerau
 • Mayor Jan Fischer (CDU)
 • Total 13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,282
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 64569
Dialling codes 06152
Vehicle registration GG

Nauheim is a community in Groß-Gerau district in Hesse, Germany.



Nauheim lies 3 km northwest of the district seat of Groß-Gerau 16 km northwest of Darmstadt and 6 km southeast of Rüsselsheim. After the Second World War, many instrument makers from the Sudetenland such as W. Schreiber + Söhne found a new home in this community in the southern Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region, and helped give the place the epithet Musikgemeinde – "Music Community". It is also well known for its "Nauheimer Musiktage" ("Nauheim Music Days"), held since 1970.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Nauheim borders in the north on Königstädten, a constituent community of the town of Rüsselsheim, in the east on the town of Mörfelden-Walldorf, in the south on the town of Groß-Gerau and in the west on the community of Trebur.


  • Nauheim had its first documentary mention in 830-850 in the Lorsch codex.

Manufacture of Saxophones[edit]

Schreiber & Keilwerth Musikinstrumente GmbH, a firm manufacturing saxophones are based in Nauheim as of 2010.

Additionally, another saxophone manufacturer called Dörfler & Jörka was located in Nauheim c. 1949 to 1968.[2] D&J made extensive use of Keilwerth-manufactured saxophone bodies and Keilwerth designs, but added their own slightly modified key mechanisms. Not surprisingly, Dörfler & Jörka saxophones have similar tonal characteristics to Keilwerth-manufactured saxophones of the same era e.g. the New King and Tone King models. As a result, D&J instruments have "smoky" and "tangy" characteristics when compared to the often "brighter" tone colours of Yamaha saxophones.[3] D&J manufactured saxophones under their own brand name, though the majority were given various "stencilled" labels[4] including:-

  • Convair, Carl Schiller, Condor
  • De Villiers
  • H.Genet
  • Impala
  • Keytone, King Tempo
  • La Sete Professional
  • Original Hopf Classic
  • Pierre Maure Artiste, Paragon
  • Rodgers, Roxy, Rene Dumont
  • Senator, Skytone
  • Toneline Artist, The National
  • Velvetone, Vitacoustic, Voss
  • Warner Concerto,

Eventually, in the late 1960s, Dörfler & Jörka were absorbed into the Keilwerth company, at which point production ended.


Municipal council[edit]

Municipal council is made up of 31 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 6 March 2016:

Note: FLN is a citizens' coalition.


Culture and sightseeing[edit]

The local history museum (Heimatmuseum) shows farming traditions, handicraft history, an Erzgebirge Parlour and a musical instrument department with nearly 200 instruments from various periods.


Clubs and associations[edit]


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