Seßlach is a town in the district of Coburg, in northern Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 12 km southwest of Coburg and has a population close to 4,000.

Seßlach
Town gate
Town gate
Coat of arms of Seßlach
Coat of arms
Location of Seßlach within Coburg district
Seßlach in CO.svg
Seßlach is located in Germany
Seßlach
Seßlach
Seßlach is located in Bavaria
Seßlach
Seßlach
Coordinates: 50°10′N 10°50′E / 50.167°N 10.833°E / 50.167; 10.833Coordinates: 50°10′N 10°50′E / 50.167°N 10.833°E / 50.167; 10.833
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictCoburg
Subdivisions14 villages one town
Government
 • MayorMartin Mittag (CSU)
Area
 • Total72.51 km2 (28.00 sq mi)
Elevation
271 m (889 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,934
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
96145
Dialling codes09569
Vehicle registrationCO
Websitewww.sesslach.de

Seßlach is notable for its largely intact medieval town wall and overall historic appearance with few modern structures.

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Seßlach is located in Upper Franconia. To the north, the municipal territory borders on Thuringia. To the west and south lies the district Haßberge.

SubdivisionsEdit

Seßlach consists of 17 Stadtteile: [2]
(inhabitants as of July 2015)[3]

HistoryEdit

The first written mention of the two settlements on the Kirchhügel (church hill) and the Geiersberg (vulture hill) comes from the year 800. The Abbess Emhild of the monastery Milz transferred the monasterial properties by this certificate to Fulda Abbey.

In 1335, the emperor Ludwig der Bayer awarded Seßlach the status of town. This gave the residents the permission to fortify their settlement which they soon did. By 1343 the first town gate had been erected. Later that century, the town became the seat of an Amt and a Centgericht of the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg.[4]:154

Seßlach was part of the Hochstift Würzburg until secularization in 1803. Over the centuries, the town suffered more under the German Peasants' War (1525) than nearby Coburg and was also damaged and plundered during the Thirty Years' War, the Seven Years' War and the Napoleonic Wars.[4]:154

In 1810, the Amt Seßlach came to the Kingdom of Bavaria and gradually lost importance. In 1812, an Amtsgericht was established but in the 1929 Staatsreform it was sidelined. In 1972, Seßlach became part of the Landkreis Coburg.[4]:154

AttractionsEdit

Seßlach is notable for its largely intact medieval town wall and overall historic appearance with few modern structures. It features many half-timbered buildings. The parish church, St. Johannes, was built in the 13th century and later redesigned in Baroque style.[4]:154-5

InfrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Bundesstrasse 303 passes through the municipal territory north of the town itself.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ www.sesslach.de Stadtteile
  3. ^ www.sesslach.de Zahlen Daten
  4. ^ a b c d Klüglein, Norbert (1991). Coburg Stadt und Land (German). Verkehrsverein Coburg.

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