Maßbach is a market town and municipality in the district of Bad Kissingen in Bavaria in Germany.

Maßbach
Church of Saint Bartholomew
Church of Saint Bartholomew
Coat of arms of Maßbach
Location of Maßbach within Bad Kissingen district
Maßbach in KG.svg
Maßbach is located in Germany
Maßbach
Maßbach
Maßbach is located in Bavaria
Maßbach
Maßbach
Coordinates: 50°11′N 10°17′E / 50.183°N 10.283°E / 50.183; 10.283Coordinates: 50°11′N 10°17′E / 50.183°N 10.283°E / 50.183; 10.283
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictBad Kissingen
Municipal assoc.Maßbach
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Matthias Klement[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total59.31 km2 (22.90 sq mi)
Elevation
284 m (932 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,298
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97711
Dialling codes09735
Vehicle registrationKG
Websitewww.massbach.de

GeographyEdit

Maßbach lies between the biosphere reserve of the Bavarian Rhön Mountains and Haßberge.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Divisions of the municipalityEdit

The following towns belong to the municipality:

  • Maßbach
  • Rannungen
  • Thundorf (including the Theinfeld und Rothhausen)

Maßbach includes the following villages:

  • Poppenlauer
  • Volkershausen
  • Weichtungen

HistoryEdit

The town was first documented in 770. Beginning in the mid-19th century many residents of Massbach and the surrounding area emigrated to the United States and settled in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They named their settlement in Derinda Township "Massbach" after their home village.

Coat of armsEdit

A red and silver shield divided into alternating stripes emanating from a point at the top.

Sister citiesEdit

CultureEdit

The Fränkisches Theater Schloss Maßbach is a private theater which presents an ambitious program. The Heimatmuseum is housed in the palace in Maßbach-Poppenlauer

TransportEdit

There is public bus service to Schweinfurt, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Neustadt. The nearest train station is in Münnerstadt on the Schweinfurt-Erfurt line. The municipality has its own exit from the Autobahn A71.

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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