Randersacker on a foggy summer morning
|• Erster Bürgermeister||Dietmar Vogel (UWG)|
|• Total||16.20 km2 (6.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||172-280 m (−747 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Randersacker is a municipality in the district Lower Franconia part of Bavaria. With its long tradition in wine making, Randersacker belongs to the most well-known wine places of Germany. It is a suburb of Würzburg, the capital of Lower Franconia and adjoins to Würzburg boroughs Heidingsfeld, Rottenbauer, Sanderau and Frauenland and to the municipalities of Gerbrunn, Theilheim and Eibelstadt.
Randersacker is located in the south of Würzburg. This part of the Main is called Maindreieck. This term refers to the course of the river, it looks similar to a triangle. The city of Würzburg is about three miles away from the village center of Randersacker.
There are two subdistricts: Lindelbach and the mainpart Randersacker.
The ground of Randersacker consists of shellbearing limestone. To the middle of the 20th century the region was a centre of the quarry industry. There are still residues on top of some hills. An important historic monument is the museum-quarry near Lindelbach with a well conserved crane.
The first written mention of a settlement on the location of Randersacker was in 779. It was the Würzburger Markbeschreibung (report of Würzburg area). It reports that there were some vineyards on this ground.
The first mention of Randersacker was in 1123.
This Balthasar Neumann Pavilion is a pavilion designed and built by the famous architect Johann Neumann about 1750. It is the smallest building of Balthasar Neumann and is entirely conservated. Today the pavilion serves for representation purposes e.g. weddings.
The Church Sankt Stephanus is one of the most beautiful romanesque churches in Franconia. The steeple is about 30 metres (98 ft) high and was built in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The Zehnthof is an old manor in Randersacker.
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