Townhall in Ochsenfurt
|• Mayor||Peter Juks (UWG)|
|• Total||63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||187 m (614 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/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. Ochsenfurt is located on the left bank of the River Main and has around 11,000 inhabitants. This makes it the largest town in Würzburg district.
A monastery, Tückelhausen Charterhouse, 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 and was secularised in 1803.
The charterhouse was largely converted for private residential use and since 1991 contains a museum of Carthusian life.
In 1911 there was a considerable trade in wine and agricultural products, other industries being brewing and malting. Ochsenfurt also has one of the largest sugar factories in Germany.
Peter Juks (UWG) is the mayor of Ochsenfurt.
Ochsenfurt is twinned with:
- Hieronymus Dungersheim (1465-1540), Catholic theologian
- Tomas Oral (born 1973), football player and coach
- Maximilian Götz (born 1986), racing driver
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- 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.
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- "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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- Official town website (German)
- Website of the Diocese of Würzburg: the Carthusian Museum (in German)