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Dietenhofen Palace, seat of the local history museum
Dietenhofen Palace, seat of the local history museum
Coat of arms of Dietenhofen
Location of Dietenhofen within Ansbach district
Dietenhofen in AN.svg
Dietenhofen is located in Germany
Dietenhofen is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 49°24′10″N 10°41′10″E / 49.40278°N 10.68611°E / 49.40278; 10.68611Coordinates: 49°24′10″N 10°41′10″E / 49.40278°N 10.68611°E / 49.40278; 10.68611
Admin. regionMiddle Franconia
 • Mayor (2020–26) Rainer Erdel[1]
 • Total63.96 km2 (24.70 sq mi)
353 m (1,158 ft)
 • Total5,613
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09824
Vehicle registrationAN

Dietenhofen is a municipality in Ansbach in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[change | change source]

This small village is in the Franconian Heights about 28 km west of Nuremberg, 14 km north east of Ansbach and 38 km east of Rothenburg o.d. Tauber.
The river Bibert flows through the valley community. It also gives its name to the Bibert walking and bicycle path. Apart from the main village, there are 27 subdivisions which also belong to Dietenhofen.

These are:

  • Adelmannsdorf
  • Andorf
  • Dietenholz
  • Ebersdorf
  • Frickendorf
  • Götteldorf
  • Haunoldshofen
  • Herpersdorf
  • Höfen
  • Hörleinsdorf
  • Kehlmünz
  • Kleinhabersdorf
  • Kleinhaslach
  • Lentersdorf
  • Leonrod
  • Methlach
  • Moosmühle
  • Münchzell
  • Neudietenholz
  • Neudorf
  • Oberschlauersbach
  • Rothleiten
  • Rüdern
  • Seubersdorf
  • Stolzmühle
  • Walburgswinden
  • Warzfelden

Political situation[change | change source]

The current mayor, Heinz Henninger has been in power since 1984.
The local council includes 20 voluntary members.

Dietenhofen has two twin towns:

  • Flavignac in France
  • Zschorlau in Saxony/Germany

Exchanges take place and lasting friendships have been established.

Culture[change | change source]

Dietenhofen has a recently renovated indoor swimming pool and a sports hall. There are also some playing fields.
The clubs and music groups on offer make sure that there is something for everybody. Cultural events take place regularly.

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.