Ochsenfurt

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Ochsenfurt
Townhall in Ochsenfurt
Townhall in Ochsenfurt
Coat of arms of Ochsenfurt
Coat of arms
Ochsenfurt   is located in Germany
Ochsenfurt
Ochsenfurt
Coordinates: 49°39′N 10°04′E / 49.650°N 10.067°E / 49.650; 10.067Coordinates: 49°39′N 10°04′E / 49.650°N 10.067°E / 49.650; 10.067
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
Government
 • Mayor Peter Juks (UWG)
Area
 • Total 63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,070
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97199
Dialling codes 09331
Vehicle registration WÜ, OCH
Website www.ochsenfurt.de

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.[2] Ochsenfurt has a population of about 11,000. Like Oxford, the town of Ochsenfurt is named after a ford where oxen crossed the river.

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.[2] It also has one of the largest sugar factories in Germany.

It was one of the places in Germany that King Richard I of England was detained in 1193 while the king was returning to England from the Third Crusade.[3]

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.

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  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ochsenfurt". Encyclopædia Britannica 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 990. 
  3. ^ Stacey, Robert C. "Walter, Hubert (d. 1205)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press, 2004 Online Edition accessed November 8, 2007
  4. ^ "Ropczyce - Miasta Partnerskie". Urząd Miejski Ropczyce (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Dorset Twinning Association List". The Dorset Twinning Association. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
Tradition local costumes in Ochsenfurt
Painting of Ochsenfurt - 1623
Alte Mainbrücke, after the post-WW II rebuilding