Schönbrunn im Steigerwald

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Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald
Panorama view of Schönbrunn im Steigerwald
Panorama view of Schönbrunn im Steigerwald
Coat of arms of Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald
Location of Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald within Bamberg district
Schönbrunn im Steigerwald in BA.svg
Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald is located in Germany
Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald
Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald
Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald is located in Bavaria
Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald
Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald
Coordinates: 49°52′N 10°42′E / 49.867°N 10.700°E / 49.867; 10.700Coordinates: 49°52′N 10°42′E / 49.867°N 10.700°E / 49.867; 10.700
Admin. regionOberfranken
Municipal assoc.Burgebrach
Subdivisions9 Ortsteile
 • Mayor (2020–26) Dirk Friesen[1]
 • Total24.67 km2 (9.53 sq mi)
280 m (920 ft)
 • Total1,858
 • Density75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09546
Vehicle registrationBA

Schönbrunn im Steigerwald ((German pronunciation: [ˈʃøːnˌbʁʊn] (listen)); officially: Schönbrunn i.Steigerwald) is a community in the Upper Franconian district of Bamberg and a member of the administrative community (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Burgebrach.

Constituent communities[edit]

Schönbrunn’s main and namesake centre is the biggest of its Ortsteile with a population of 916. The community furthermore has these outlying centres, each given here with its own population figure:

  • Frenshof 174
  • Fröschhof 10
  • Grub 129
  • Halbersdorf 91
  • Niederndorf 82
  • Oberneuses 83
  • Steinsdorf 329
  • Zettmannsdorf 199
as of: 31 December 2004

The community also has 5 traditional rural land units, known in German as Gemarkungen, named Grub, Halbersdorf, Schönbrunn im Steigerwald, Steinsdorf and Zettmannsdorf, the same names as 5 of the constituent communities (it is traditional for a Gemarkung to be named after a town or village lying nearby).


The Bamberg bishop Berthold von Leiningen (1257–1285) acquired the castle and the village of Schönbrunn in 1280. The Amt established here was bit by bit slowly incorporated into the Amt of Burgebrach between the early 16th and mid-18th century. As part of the territories of the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg it passed with the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803 to Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, today’s community came into being under the Gemeindeedikt (“Community Edict”) of 1818.

Population development[edit]

Within municipal limits, 1,793 inhabitants were counted in 1970, 1,732 in 1987 and 1,887 in 2000. On 30 June 2007, 1,932 inhabitants were counted. Over the next two and a half years, the population shrank slightly and on 31 December 2006 it was 1,902.


The mayor is Dirk Friesen (CSU).

Community council[edit]

The community council is made up of x members, listed here by party or voter community affiliation, and also with the number of seats that each holds:

  • CSU: 5
  • BBL (Bürgerblock): 4
  • CWG (Christliche Wählergemeinschaft): 2

In 1999, municipal tax revenue, converted to euros, amounted to €621,000 of which business taxes (net) amounted to €98,000.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

According to official statistics, there were 157 workers on the social welfare contribution rolls working in producing businesses, and in trade and transport none. In other areas, 39 workers on the social welfare contribution rolls were employed, and 696 such workers worked from home. In processing businesses there were eight businesses, and in construction six. Furthermore, in 1999, there were 56 agricultural operations with a working area of 1 118 ha, of which 982 ha was cropland and 199 ha was meadowland.


In 1999, the following institutions existed in Schönbrunn im Steigerwald:


  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

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