Windsbach is a town in the district of Ansbach, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 20 km east of Ansbach, and 29 km southwest of Nuremberg.

Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Windsbach
Coat of arms
Location of Windsbach within Ansbach district
Windsbach in AN.svg
Windsbach is located in Germany
Windsbach is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 49°15′N 10°49′E / 49.250°N 10.817°E / 49.250; 10.817Coordinates: 49°15′N 10°49′E / 49.250°N 10.817°E / 49.250; 10.817
Admin. regionMittelfranken
 • MayorMatthias Seitz (SPD)
 • Total68.17 km2 (26.32 sq mi)
383 m (1,257 ft)
 • Total6,050
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09871, 09876 (Kitschendorf)
Vehicle registrationAN, DKB, FEU, ROT
The Rezat river in Windsbach



Windsbach is located in the Rangau area at the Franconian Rezat River. The city's position is 20 km eastward of the district capital Ansbach and 40 km southwestern of Nuremberg. Beside the Franconian Rezat River the Aurach, a side arm of the Rednitz River flows through the community area.

The following communities surround Windsbach (beginning north going clockwise direction): Rohr, Kammerstein, Abenberg, Spalt, Mitteleschenbach, Wolframs-Eschenbach, Lichtenau, Neuendettelsau and Heilsbronn.

Kolbenstraße 52.


Windsbach consists out of 29 suburbs:

  • Bertholdsdorf
  • Brunn
  • Buckenmühle
  • Elpersdorf
  • Hergersbach
  • Hölzleinsmühle
  • Hopfenmühle
  • Ismannsdorf
  • Kettersbach
  • Kitschendorf
  • Kugelmühle
  • Lanzendorf
  • Leipersloh
  • Moosbach
  • Neuses
  • Retzendorf
  • Sauernheim
  • Schwalbenmühle
  • Speckheim
  • Suddersorf
  • Thonhof
  • Untereschenbach
  • Veitsaurach
  • Waldhaus
  • Wernsmühle
  • Windsbach
  • Winkelhaid
  • Winterhof
  • Wolfsau


  • First mayor: Matthias Seitz (SPD)
  • Second mayor: Norbert Kleinöder (Hinterland of Windsbach)
  • Third mayor: Karl Schuler (SPD)

City CouncilEdit

The City Council has (including the 1. Mayor) 21 members:

Party Seats
CSU / Engaged Citizens 6
SPD / Independent Voters 6
Voter-Alliance Hinterland of Windsbach 4
Green Party 2
Free Voters / Citizen Fraction of Windsbach (WBB) 2

(Status: Municipal Elections of 2 March 2008)

Famous institutionsEdit

Windsbach is famous for its high school, the Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Gymnasium, which is named after the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. It is one of the best schools in Bavaria and teaches among other things modern languages (English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, e. g.), old languages (Latin, Old Greek), maths, physics and chemistry (of course there are much more standard subjects like history, geography, biology, religious education, P.E., art e.g.)

Windsbach is also the home of the Windsbach Boys Choir founded in 1946 and from 1978 to 2012 under the direction of Karl-Friedrich Beringer. The choir is one of the most renowned boy's choirs of the world.


Windsbach is member in the following institutions and organisations:


  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.

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