Dettelbach is a town in the district of Kitzingen in the Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Main, 20 km east of Würzburg, and 8 km north of Kitzingen. It includes neighboring villages as administrative subdivisions, namely Bibergau, Brück, Dettelbach-Bahnhof, Effeldorf, Euerfeld, Mainsondheim, Neuses am Berg, Neusetz, Schernau und Schnepfenbach.

Remaining town fortifications
Remaining town fortifications
Coat of arms of Dettelbach
Location of Dettelbach within Kitzingen district
Dettelbach in KT.svg
Dettelbach is located in Germany
Dettelbach is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 49°48′N 10°11′E / 49.800°N 10.183°E / 49.800; 10.183Coordinates: 49°48′N 10°11′E / 49.800°N 10.183°E / 49.800; 10.183
Admin. regionUnterfranken
Subdivisions10 Stadtteile
 • Mayor (2020–26) Matthias Bielek[1] (FW)
 • Total60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
Highest elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Lowest elevation
189 m (620 ft)
 • Total7,266
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09324
Vehicle registrationKT

Dettelbach was first mentioned as a settlement in 741 AD. "Stadtrecht" town privileges were granted in 1484 AD. Dettelbach has a nearly complete medieval city wall that includes towers and two remaining town gates. Dettelbach's most prominent architectural features are cobble-stoned streets with picturesque rows of half-timbered houses, and historic buildings dating as far back as the Renaissance, or even late-Gothic era.

Dettelbach is famous for its wine, available from a number of local wineries. One major tourist attraction is the annual wine fest in the heart of downtown. The festival takes place every year from the Catholic Feast of Corpus Christi to the Sunday following the holiday. A local specialty are "Muskatzinen," flavorful pastries spiced with nutmeg, made after a secret recipe.


Dettelbach's current mayor is Matthias Bielek (Freie Wähler). He received 56.6% of votes at the second round of the 2020 local elections.[3]

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

Franz Christoph von Rothmund


  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Mößlein, Michael (29 March 2020). "Dettelbachs Wahlsieger Bielek hat Ergebnis so nicht kommen sehen". Main Post.

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