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Interesting links: http://steinau.eu/index_main.php?unid=2384&websiteid=tourismus&PHPSESSID=a3eef6ea84560d416c086713f1069050 http://www.gelnhausen.de/Sehenswuerdigkeiten.362.0.html http://www.gelnhausen.de/Aktuelles-aus -the-Tourist Information.545.0.html http://www.gelnhausen.de/Stadtfuehrungen.249.0.html
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Tourist information Alzenau focal points for tourists in Alzenau: Tourist Information - Photo: © euregiophoto - fotolia tourist info Alzenau ALZENAU tourist info Städt. Information Centre in the Town Hall Hanauer Str. 1 63755 Alzenau, Germany Tel +49 (6023) 502112 Fax +49 (6023) 502 188 alzenau@alzenau.de www.alzenau.de http://www.frankentourismus.de/orte/alzenau-91 /
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Around Alzenau you can find various Wine Makers (CHF). Alzenau has a small Castle. Nearby Cities Aschaffenburg, Hanau and historical Seligenstadt (to reach during daytime crossing river Main by ferry).
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Alzenau (until 31 December 2006 officially Alzenau i.UFr.) is a town in the north of the Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg vacation rentals | Aschaffenburg travel guide) district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. The epithet “in Unterfranken” (“in Lower Franconia”), now dropped, was to distinguish it from another Alzenau since 1945 no longer in Germany. That place, now called Olszanka, is in Opole Voivodeship in Silesia, which since the Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide) Agreement has been in Poland. Until 1 July 1972, Alzenau was the district seat of the now abolished district of the same name.

Alzenau (until 31 December 2006 officially Alzenau i.UFr.) is a town in the north of the Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg vacation rentals | Aschaffenburg travel guide) district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. The epithet “in Unterfranken” (“in Lower Franconia”), now dropped, was to distinguish it from another Alzenau since 1945 no longer in Germany. That place, now called Olszanka, is in Opole Voivodeship in Silesia, which since the Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide) Agreement has been in Poland. Until 1 July 1972, Alzenau was the district seat of the now abolished district of the same name.

Location

Alzenau is one of the eastern outliers of the Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) Rhine Main Region and is crossed by the river Kahl. Most of its constituent communities nestle on or between the slopes of the western outliers of the Spessart with its Hahnenkamm (437 m above sea level). With roughly 2 600 ha of woodland and 85 ha of vineyards, one may rightly speak of the Stadt im Grünen (“Town in the Green”). Nevertheless, it is only a short drive on the A 45 or trainride on the Kahlgrundbahn to Aschaffenburg, Hanau (Hanau vacation rentals | Hanau travel guide) or Frankfurt am Main.

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More about the History of Alzenau

The area was settled quite early on. There are traces of settlement and graves from Hallstatt times (Iron Age), graves from the Beaker culture (2600 BC) and crematory graves from the Old Urnfield times (about 1000 BC).

In 950 the community of Wilmundsheim on the Kahl’s left bank had its first documentary mention. In the 12th century, the Freigericht (“Free Court”) was established by Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa comprising the settlements of Wildmundsheim, Hörstein, Mömbris and Somborn and it was excused taxes and obligatory service. The twigs in the town’s coat of arms symbolize this heritage. The Märker, as the townsmen sometimes called themselves, had to defend their autonomy against local noble families’ ambitions; these included the Rannenbergs and the Rienecks, and further worries came from the Archbishops of Mainz. These last built Alzenau Castle (Burg Alzenau) on the Kahl’s right bank, across from Wilmundsheim, between 1395 and 1399 to protect their local holdings. In 1401, the settlement below this castle was granted town and market rights by King Ruprecht of the Palatinate, although these could not be realized. A few years later, the old centre of Wilmundsheim was destroyed and it was melded with the settlement across the Kahl, whereupon it also took the castle’s name.

In the course of striving for Imperial reform, Emperor Maximilian I enfeoffed both the Archbishopric of Mainz and the Counts of Hanau in 1500 with the joint lordship over the free court, for which the two fiefholders were together to appoint the Amtmann (roughly “bailiff”). Conflicts arose from the inhabitants’ insistence on their ancestral freedoms and the denominational antagonism between the Calvinist Counts of Hanau on the one side and the Catholic population and the Archbishop on the other. The condominium lasted until the Counts of Hanau died out in 1736. The Archbishop of Mainz then took over the free court as its only surviving lord, but in 1740 had to cede the Amt of Somborn to the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel, who were the Hanau Counts’ heirs, after a fierce legal battle. What was thereafter left of the free court was incorporated as the Amt of Alzenau into the Archbishopric of Mainz. The Wheel of Mainz in the town’s arms still recalls this time today.

The Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803 awarded the Amt of Alzenau to the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, whose thirteen-year rule, however, was locally hardly even noticed. In 1816, the Grand Duchy of Hesse ceded the Amt to Bavaria, to which it has belonged ever since. In 1862, Alzenau was raised to district seat. With the building of the Kahlgrundbahn (railway), the community – and thereby the whole Kahlgrund (the countryside along the river Kahl) – was linked to the railway network as of 1898. In 1951, Alzenau was granted town rights by the Free State of Bavaria. In the course of municipal reform, the old Alzenau and Aschaffenburg districts were merged in 1972. The communities of Albstadt, Kälberau and Wasserlos were amalgamated. In the end, Alzenau took its current shape when the market community of Hörstein and the community of Michelbach were amalgamated in 1975.

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Alzenau (until 31 December 2006 officially Alzenau i.UFr.) is a town in the north of the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. The epithet “in Unterfranken” (“in Lower Franconia”), now dropped, was to distinguish it from another Alzenau since 1945 no longer in Germany. That place, now called Olszanka, is in Opole Voivodeship in Silesia, which since the Potsdam Agreement has been in Poland. Until 1 July 1972, Alzenau was the district seat of the now abolished district of the same name.

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