Rothenfels

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Rothenfels
Rothenfels from the northeast across the Main, Rothenfels Castle in the background
Rothenfels from the northeast across the Main, Rothenfels Castle in the background
Coat of arms of Rothenfels
Location of Rothenfels within Main-Spessart district
Rothenfels in MSP.svg
Rothenfels is located in Germany
Rothenfels
Rothenfels
Rothenfels is located in Bavaria
Rothenfels
Rothenfels
Coordinates: 49°53′N 9°35′E / 49.883°N 9.583°E / 49.883; 9.583Coordinates: 49°53′N 9°35′E / 49.883°N 9.583°E / 49.883; 9.583
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictMain-Spessart
Municipal assoc.Marktheidenfeld
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Michael Gram[1]
Area
 • Total12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Elevation
154 m (505 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,001
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97851
Dialling codes09393
Vehicle registrationMSP
Websitewww.rothenfels.de

Rothenfels is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (municipal association) of Marktheidenfeld. With a population of just around 1,000 it is said to be Bavaria’s smallest town.

Geography[change | change source]

Location[change | change source]

Rothenfels is on the Main’s right edge between Lohr and Marktheidenfeld, 5 km north of Marktheidenfeld, and 33 km east of Aschaffenburg. Squeezed as it is between the river and a bluff, the town consists of little more than a main street. Since 2006, the Maindamm, previously part of the railway line Lohr-Wertheim [de] has been used as a town bypass.

Neighbouring communities[change | change source]

From the north, clockwise: Neustadt am Main, Marktheidenfeld, Hafenlohr, Fürstlich Löwensteinscher Park [de] (gemeindefreies Gebiet).

Subdivisions[change | change source]

Rothenfels has two Stadtteile, Rothenfels in the valley of the Main and Bergrothenfels on the hill, next to Rothenfels Castle (Burg Rothenfels [de]).

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References[change | change source]

  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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