Volkach

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Volkach
Volkach.jpg
Coat of arms of Volkach
Coat of arms
Volkach   is located in Germany
Volkach
Volkach
Coordinates: 49°52′N 10°13′E / 49.867°N 10.217°E / 49.867; 10.217Coordinates: 49°52′N 10°13′E / 49.867°N 10.217°E / 49.867; 10.217
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Kitzingen
Municipal assoc. Volkach
Government
 • Mayor Peter Kornell (FWG)
Area
 • Total 60.19 km2 (23.24 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,721
 • Density 140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97332
Dialling codes 09381
Vehicle registration KT
Website www.volkach.de

Volkach is a town in the district of Kitzingen in the Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) in Bavaria, Germany. It has a population of around 8,700.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 906 AD.

Market square

Arts and culture[edit]

Volkach's main tourist attraction is its annual wine festival.

Attractions[edit]

Located outside the town but inside the municipal territory is the late-Gothic pilgrimage church Maria im Weingarten (de) with a Madonna by Tilman Riemenschneider. It was stolen in 1962 but later recovered.

Sons and daughters of the place[edit]

August von Rothmund around 1890

Mayors[edit]

  • 1945–1948: Josef Michael Erb
  • 1948–1970: Georg Berz
  • 1970–1990: Friedrich Ruß
  • 1990–2002: Karl Andreas Schlier
  • since 2002: Peter Kornell, reelected in 2008 and 2014

Connected to Volkach[edit]

  • Friedrich Funk (1900-1963), politician (CSU), farmer and member of the Bundestag 1949-1963, lived until his death in the village

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