Schweinfurt (district)

Coordinates: 50°00′N 10°15′E / 50.0°N 10.25°E / 50.0; 10.25
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Flag of Schweinfurt
Coat of arms of Schweinfurt
Adm. regionLower Franconia
 • District admin.Florian Töpper (SPD)
 • Total842 km2 (325 sq mi)
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total117,044
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSW

Schweinfurt is a Landkreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bad Kissingen, Rhön-Grabfeld, Haßberge, Bamberg, Kitzingen, Würzburg and Main-Spessart. The district-free city Schweinfurt is surrounded by the district.


Primary rivers in the district are the Main and the Wern. The district is located between several hill chains - Haßberge to the east, the Rhön in the northwest, the Spessart to the west and the Steigerwald in the southeast.


The area of the district became part of Bavaria in 1814. In 1972 parts of the previous district Gerolzhofen (including the town Gerolzhofen) were merged with the district.


In July 2022, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 3000-year-old clay figurine that might represent a prehistoric female water goddess. The 19 cm tall clay figurine's carefully modeled eye sockets, nose, lips, and chin are obviously visible and attractive. There are 5 perforated holes at the each side of the head possibly representing a hood decorated with metal rings. Clay figurine was supposedly 10 cm higher in its original shape because its anterior surface of the upper side was missing. The artifact was cleaned by using airbrush water technology and it is currently being studied by the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments.[2][3] Lh [[ [4]]]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms shows the imperial eagle in the top part as a symbol of the former imperial city Schweinfurt. The bottom part of the coat of arms shows the symbol of the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg, which ruled a big part of the district until 1803.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

SchweinfurtMain-SpessartBad Kissingen (district)Rhön-GrabfeldHaßberge (district)Kitzingen (district)Würzburg (district)Bamberg (district)NonnenklosterStollbergerforstBürgerwaldVollburgWustvieler ForstHundelshausenGeiersbergBergrheinfeldDingolshausenDittelbrunnDonnersdorfEuerbachFrankenwinheimGeldersheimGerolzhofenGochsheimGrafenrheinfeldGrettstadtKolitzheimLülsfeldMichelau im SteigerwaldNiederwerrnOberschwarzachPoppenhausenRöthleinSchonungenSchwanfeldSchwebheimSennfeldStadtlauringenSulzheimÜchtelhausenWaigolshausenWasserlosenWerneckWipfeld
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Gerolzhofen¹


  1. Oberschwarzach¹
  2. Stadtlauringen
  3. Werneck

¹ administered within a

  1. Gerolzhofen
  2. Schwanfeld
  1. Bergrheinfeld
  2. Dingolshausen
  3. Dittelbrunn
  4. Donnersdorf
  5. Euerbach
  6. Frankenwinheim
  7. Geldersheim
  8. Gochsheim
  9. Grafenrheinfeld
  10. Grettstadt
  11. Kolitzheim
  12. Lülsfeld
  13. Michelau im Steigerwald
  14. Niederwerrn
  15. Poppenhausen
  16. Röthlein
  17. Schonungen
  18. Schwanfeld
  19. Schwebheim
  20. Sennfeld
  21. Sulzheim
  22. Üchtelhausen
  23. Waigolshausen
  24. Wasserlosen
  25. Wipfeld


  1. ^ Genesis Online-Datenbank des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Statistik Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) (Hilfe dazu).
  2. ^ Altuntaş, Leman (2022-07-14). "3000-year-old clay figurine discovered in Germany may be a prehistoric water goddess". Arkeonews. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  3. ^ HeritageDaily (2022-07-13). "Clay figurine discovered in Germany may represent a prehistoric water goddess". HeritageDaily - Archaeology News. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
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