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Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Coat of arms of Nauheim
Coat of arms
Location of Nauheim within Groß-Gerau district
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Nauheim is located in Germany
Nauheim is located in Hesse
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
Admin. regionDarmstadt
 • MayorJan Fischer (CDU)
 • Total13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
86 m (282 ft)
 • Total10,570
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes06152
Vehicle registrationGG

Nauheim is a municipality in Groß-Gerau district in Hesse, Germany. Nauheim is located southwest of Frankfurt am Main and is part of the metropolitan region of Frankfurt.



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 had a close relationship with Keilwerth i.e. were subcontractors who actually manufactured saxophone bodies for Keilwerth. However, saxophones produced by and sold directly to retailers by D&J featured their own slightly modified key mechanisms which were based on Keilwerth designs. Not surprisingly, the tonal characteristics of Dörfler & Jörka saxophones are hard to distinguish from Keilwerth-manufactured saxophones of the same era e.g. the New King and Tone King models, and can therefore be regarded as "Keilwerth clones". Not surprisingly, D&J instruments have a "dark", "smoky" and "woody" sound when compared to the often "brighter" tone colours of Yamaha saxophones.[3] D&J did not manufacture saxophones under their own name: all were given various "stencilled" labels[4][5] including (but not limited to) the following:-

  • Boucet
  • Carl Ludwig, Carl Schiller, Clinton, Convair, Condor
  • De Villiers, Diamond
  • Gebr. Alexander Mainz
  • H.Genet, Henri Bouchet
  • Impala
  • Jubilee
  • Key Tone, King Tempo
  • La Sete Professional
  • National
  • Original Hopf Classic
  • Pierre Maure Artiste, Paragon
  • Rene Dumont, Rodgers, Roxy
  • Senator, Startone, Skytone, Symphonic
  • The National, Toneline Artist
  • Velvetone, Vitacoustic, Voss
  • Warner Concerto

Eventually, in the late 1960s Dörfler & Jörka were bought out by the Keilwerth company and absorbed into it. Production of Dörfler & Jörka saxophones ended in 1968.


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]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
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