Eibelstadt is a town in the district of Würzburg, in Bavaria, Germany.

Eibelstadt
Coat of arms of Eibelstadt
Coat of arms
Location of Eibelstadt within Würzburg district
Eibelstadt in WÜ.svg
Eibelstadt is located in Germany
Eibelstadt
Eibelstadt
Eibelstadt is located in Bavaria
Eibelstadt
Eibelstadt
Coordinates: 49°43′25.97″N 10°0′3.35″E / 49.7238806°N 10.0009306°E / 49.7238806; 10.0009306Coordinates: 49°43′25.97″N 10°0′3.35″E / 49.7238806°N 10.0009306°E / 49.7238806; 10.0009306
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictWürzburg
Municipal assoc.Eibelstadt
Government
 • MayorHeinz Koch (SPD)
Area
 • Total7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Elevation
180 m (590 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,046
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97246
Dialling codes09303
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.eibelstadt.de

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GeographyEdit

Eibelstadt is situated among vineyards on the right bank of the Main, 10 km southeast of Würzburg.

HistoryEdit

The city was founded in 787 in the time of Charles the Great. In 1434 German Emperor Sigismund bestowed municipal rights after the civilians had supported his war against the Hussites. In the course of an administrative reform in Bavaria today's municipality was built in 1818.


Population dynamicsEdit

  • 1970: 2.023
  • 1987: 2.279
  • 2000: 2.838
  • 2005: 2.886
  • 2010: 2.813
  • 2015: 3.022
 
Eibelstadt Town hall

PoliticsEdit

Heinz Koch (SPD) has been the mayor of Eibelstadt 1990-2014. Since 2014 Markus Schenk (CSU) is the mayor.

City councilEdit

The 14 seats of the city council are distributed among the parties as follows:

  • CSU 7 seats
  • SPD 5 seats
  • Alliance 90/The Greens 2 seats

(as of March 2014)

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms consists of a half of a black lion with a golden crown. He grasps a rounded grape-vine with leaves and blue grapes in his pawns.

Sights and cultureEdit

SightsEdit

  • completely preserved city wall (including the "Kereturm" (tower) from 1573)
  • city square with a golden Marian column
  • baroque building which used to be the location of the "Würzburger Domkapitels"
  • Church St. Nikolaus

MuseumsEdit

  • Museum of local history
  • City archive

MusicEdit

Two male choirs (ATGV and Liederkranz), one female choir (AGTV), two mixed choirs (Heart and Soul; Sound of Downtown) as well as a two traditional bands.

Economy & Public transportEdit

EconomyEdit

In 1998 927 people were subject to social contribution, out of which 23 people were working in agriculture, 169 in industry, 274 in commerce and 153 people in other areas. There are six businesses in the building sector and 62 in agriculture. For agriculture, 140 hectares (350 acres) were in use, including 120 hectares (300 acres) for vineyards.

Public transportEdit

The city is located at the Bundesstraße B 13, approximately 2 km from the highway exit "Würzburg-Randersacker" of the Autobahn A3. The closest train station can be found in Winterhausen, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Eibelstadt.


EducationEdit

  • Kindergarten including a nursery school
  • Elementary school: 11 teachers and 274 students
  • Library

Higher education available in Ochsenfurt and Würzburg.

Notable citizensEdit

  • Maximilian Englert - Crown Prince of Eibelstadt

ReferencesEdit

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