Zuzenhausen

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Zuzenhausen
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Zuzenhausen
Coat of arms
Zuzenhausen   is located in Germany
Zuzenhausen
Zuzenhausen
Coordinates: 49°18′N 8°49′E / 49.300°N 8.817°E / 49.300; 8.817Coordinates: 49°18′N 8°49′E / 49.300°N 8.817°E / 49.300; 8.817
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Sinsheim
Government
 • Mayor Dieter Steinbrenner
Area
 • Total 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,153
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74939
Dialling codes 06226
Vehicle registration HD
Website www.zuzenhausen.de

Zuzenhausen is a municipality in Baden-Württemberg and is part of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Zuzenhausen is in the northern part of Kraichgau, about 8 km from Sinsheim in the Elsenz river valley.

Neighboring communities[edit]

The municipality is bordered to the North by Meckesheim, to the East by Eschelbronn, to the South by the city of Sinsheim, and to the West by Dielheim.

History[edit]

Together with the Zent of Meckesheim, Zuzenhausen became part of the Electorate of the Palatinate in 1330. The overlordship of the castle and the town; however, belonged to the Bishopric of Speyer. Speyer enfeoffed the Barons von Venningen at least partially since the 14th century and completely from 1637. In 1803 Zuzenhausen became part of Baden. With the municipal reform of Baden-Württembergischen, Zuzenhausen retained its independence and entered a municipal association with Sinsheim and Angelbachtal in 1974.

Government[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council consists of 10 members in addition to the chairperson and the mayor.

Municipal Council June 13, 2004
Party Votes Seats
FWG (Freie Wähler Gemeinschaft) 38.32% 4
CDU 31.47% 3
SPD 30.21% 3
Voter Participation: 67.96%

Mayor[edit]

On December 4, 2005 Bürgermeister (mayor) Dieter Steinbrener was re-elected with 94.9% of the vote to serve an additional term of 8 years.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms comes from a court seal from 1748. It was fashioned by the General State Archive in 1905. The house is a pictorial representation of the community name. The lilly staves are from the coat of arms of the barons of Venningen, who lorded over Zuzenhausen for hundreds of years.

The flag is red and white and was awarded by the Ministry of the State in 1963.

Sister cities[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Regular events[edit]

Every two years Zuzenhausen celebrates the Dachsenfranzfest, a historical Volksfest in memory of Franzesko Regali, Dachsenfranz. Dachsenfranz was a city icon of Italian heritage. He lived in the region in the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The Dachsenfranzfest was last celebrated in 2006.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Education[edit]

In Zuzenhausen there is a primary school. Secondary schools are to be found in the surrounding communities.

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