Townhall in Ochsenfurt
|• Mayor||Peter Juks (UWG)|
|• Total||63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||187 m (614 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||WÜ, OCH|
Ochsenfurt is a town in the district of Würzburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the River Main, here crossed by a stone bridge, 21 kilometres (13 mi) south from Würzburg by the railway to Munich, and at the junction of a line to Röttingen. Ochsenfurt has a population of about 11,000. Like Oxford, the town of Ochsenfurt is named after a ford where oxen crossed the river.
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It contained in 1911 an Evangelical and five Roman Catholic churches, among them that of St Michael, a fine Gothic edifice. There was then a considerable trade in wine and agricultural products, other industries being brewing and malting. It also has one of the largest sugar factories in Germany.
The premises of the former Carthusian monastery here, Tückelhausen Charterhouse, secularised in 1803 and largely converted for private residential use, contain a museum of Carthusian life. The monastery, dedicated to Saints Lambert, John the Baptist and George, was founded in 1138 by Otto I, Bishop of Bamberg, as a double canonry of the Premonstratensians. From 1351 it belonged to the Carthusians.
Twin towns - Sister cities
Ochsenfurt is twinned with:
Sons and daughters of the city
- Hieronymus Dungersheim (1465-1540), Catholic theologian
- Tomas Oral (born 1973), football player and coach
- Maximilian Götz (born 1986), racing driver
- Klöster in Bayern: Tückelhausen - Vom Prämonstratenserstift zum Kartäusermuseum (in German)
- Website of the Diocese of Würzburg: the Carthusian Museum (in German)
- Die Kunstdenkmäler von Unterfranken, Bd. 1: Bezirksamt Ochsenfurt. 2. Auflage 1983. ISBN 978-3-486-50455-2
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- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ochsenfurt". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 990.
- Stacey, Robert C. "Walter, Hubert (d. 1205)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press, 2004 Online Edition accessed November 8, 2007
- "Ropczyce - Miasta Partnerskie". Urząd Miejski Ropczyce (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
- "Dorset Twinning Association List". The Dorset Twinning Association. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
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