Wiesentheid

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Wiesentheid
Wiesentheid, church and vicarage.
Wiesentheid, church and vicarage.
Coat of arms of Wiesentheid
Coat of arms
Wiesentheid is located in Germany
Wiesentheid
Wiesentheid
Location of Wiesentheid within Kitzingen district
Wiesentheid in KT.svg
Coordinates: 49°48′N 10°21′E / 49.800°N 10.350°E / 49.800; 10.350Coordinates: 49°48′N 10°21′E / 49.800°N 10.350°E / 49.800; 10.350
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictKitzingen
Government
 • MayorWerner Knaier (CSU)
Area
 • Total33.33 km2 (12.87 sq mi)
Elevation249 m (817 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,840
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes97353
Dialling codes09383
Vehicle registrationKT
Websitewww.wiesentheid.de

Wiesentheid is a municipality in the district of Kitzingen in Bavaria in Germany.

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in 918 as "Wisenheida". Mediatization in 1806 brought the former county of Schönborn into the Grand Duchy of Würzburg, along with which it became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1814. The Bavarian Municipal Edict of 17 May 1818 (Gemeindeedikt (de)) formed today's Wiesentheid.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Count's Castle Wiesentheid
  • Kanzleistrasse – street with historic administrative buildings
  • Schlossparkanlage – castle garden (English)
  • catholic church St.Mauritius built by Balthasar Neumann
  • historic vicarage
  • historic town hall
  • crucifixion memorial built by Jacob van der Auvera
  • historic Mariensäule (memorial of Mother Mary)

Sister city[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Carl Stumpf around 1900
Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim
  • Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim, (1586-1633), prince-bishop of Bamberg, and fighters for the counter-reformation as well as ruthless sorcerers ("Hexenbrenner").
  • Carl Stumpf (1848-1936), philosopher, psychologist and musicologist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ H. Clément: Das bayerische Gemeindeedikt vom 17. Mai 1818. Ein Beitrag zur Entstehungsgeschichte der kommunalen Selbstverwaltung in Deutschland. Diss. Freiburg i. B., 1934.

External links[edit]

Wiesentheid Castle of the Counts of Schönborn, built from 1701 for Rudolf Franz Erwein von Schönborn
Portal of castle