Volkach

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Volkach
Volkach
Volkach
Coat of arms of Volkach
Coat of arms
Location of Volkach within Kitzingen district
Volkach in KT.svg
Volkach is located in Germany
Volkach
Volkach
Volkach is located in Bavaria
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictKitzingen
Municipal assoc.Volkach
Government
 • MayorPeter Kornell (FWG)
Area
 • Total60.19 km2 (23.24 sq mi)
Elevation
203 m (666 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,857
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97332
Dialling codes09381
Vehicle registrationKT
Websitewww.volkach.de

Volkach is a town in the district of Kitzingen in the Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) in Bavaria, Germany. It lies on the Main River and 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

Sights[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.