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Volkach is a town in the district of Kitzingen in the Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) in Bavaria, Germany. It lies on the Main River and has a population of around 8,700.

Volkach
Volkach
Volkach
Coat of arms of Volkach
Coat of arms
Location of Volkach within Kitzingen district
Volkach in KT.svg
Volkach is located in Germany
Volkach
Volkach
Volkach is located in Bavaria
Volkach
Volkach
Coordinates: 49°52′N 10°13′E / 49.867°N 10.217°E / 49.867; 10.217Coordinates: 49°52′N 10°13′E / 49.867°N 10.217°E / 49.867; 10.217
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictKitzingen
Municipal assoc.Volkach
Government
 • MayorPeter Kornell (FWG)
Area
 • Total60.19 km2 (23.24 sq mi)
Elevation
203 m (666 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,857
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97332
Dialling codes09381
Vehicle registrationKT
Websitewww.volkach.de

HistoryEdit

The town was founded in 906 AD.

 
Market square

Arts and cultureEdit

Volkach's main tourist attraction is its annual wine festival.

AttractionsEdit

Located outside the town but inside the municipal territory is the late-Gothic pilgrimage church Maria im Weingarten [de] with a Madonna by Tilman Riemenschneider. It was stolen in 1962 but later recovered.

Sons and daughters of the placeEdit

 
August von Rothmund around 1890

MayorsEdit

  • 1945–1948: Josef Michael Erb
  • 1948–1970: Georg Berz
  • 1970–1990: Friedrich Ruß
  • 1990–2002: Karl Andreas Schlier
  • since 2002: Peter Kornell, reelected in 2008 and 2014

Connected to VolkachEdit

  • Friedrich Funk (1900-1963), politician (CSU), farmer and member of the Bundestag 1949-1963, lived until his death in the village

SightsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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