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Hammelburg Overview

Hammelburg is a town in the district of Bad Kissingen (Bad Kissingen vacation rentals | Bad Kissingen travel guide), in Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Fränkische Saale, 25 km west of Schweinfurt (Schweinfurt vacation rentals | Schweinfurt travel guide). Hammelburg is the oldest wine-growing city Weinstadt in Franconia.

The oldest Frankish wine city can be reached extremely favorably by the motorway and has a rich variety of attractions. There are several numerous and partially very well received architectural monuments, cosy restaurants and hotels. The sports center contains outdoor and indoor swimming pools, indoor tennis courts, large-sport-resounds, a soccer stadium, the special landing area for aircraft, recreation sites and good hiking possibilities in variety landscapes of Südrhön and Saaletal-valley inviting tourists to stay. Its proximity to the Autobahn A7 make Hammelburg not only interesting but also as a strategic economic place.

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Things to See in Hammelburg

There are several numerous and partially very well received architectural monuments, cosy restaurants and hotels.

Rathaus

Kellereischloss

The sports center contains outdoor and indoor swimming pools, indoor tennis courts, large-sport-resounds

Soccer stadium

Special landing area for aircraft

Recreation sites and good hiking possibilities in variety landscapes of Südrhön and Saaletal-valley inviting tourists to stay.

More about the History of Hammelburg

The name Hammelburg is documented for the first time on 18 April 716 as “Hamulo Castellum”. At this time, the Castell in herzoglichem possession was itself extremely traffic-favorably because of the intersection of east-west and north-south export/import and traffic routes. As a Frankish possession in the year 777, Charlemagne donated Hammelburg with its entire "Gemarkung" to the charity of the Holly Bonifatius.

From this blooming time of the 16th century, came the (1524-1526) city hall, a new building made in the Renaissance style, from the architect Johannes Schöner, (1529) where the first council meeting was held therein. Only the lateral stair tower and the city hall cellar remains today. The current city hall, built after the fire in the gothic style, was occupied on December 12, 1859. The Renaissance market well, which was completed in 1541, is likewise a work of the master builder Schöner. Up to the year 1803, Hammelburg belonged to Fulda (Fulda vacation rentals | Fulda travel guide).

After a short Austrian affiliation, the city was integrated 1816 into the new State of Bavaria. In the years after the Second World War the total population of the city was increased by refugees from both Eastern Europe and Eastern Germany and starting from 1956 by the German Federal Armed Forces reorganization. Also in those years, the edge municipalities also saw a large increase in their population. The local reorganisation let the number of inhabitants rise in Hammelburg again. The former municipalities Westheim, Pfaffenhausen, Untererthal, Obererthal, Feuerthal, Morlesau, Obereschenbach with Untereschenbach and Gauaschach attached themselves to the city of Hammelburg, which counts thus approximate 12,500 inhabitants.

Hammelburg is a town in the district of Bad Kissingen, in Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Fränkische Saale, 25 km west of Schweinfurt. Hammelburg is the oldest wine-growing city Weinstadt in Franconia.

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