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Kitzingen Overview

Kitzingen is a town in the German state of Bavaria, capital of the district Kitzingen. It is part of Franconia geographical region and has around 21,000 inhabitants. Surrounded by vineyards, Kitzingen County is the largest wine producer in Bavaria. It is said to be Franconia's wine trade center.

Kitzingen is a district town in the same county seat of the District Office. The Kitzingen districts are: Kitzingen, Etwashausen, settlement, Sickershausen, Hoheim, Repperndorf, and Hohenfeld. Kitzingen is located on Main. The Convention Center is only about ten kilometers away. The nearest major town is Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide).

Things to See in Kitzingen

The city's main landmark is the Crooked Tower, built during the 1200s. It is distinctive for its crooked roof. According to town legend, the tower was being built during wine fest and workers used wine instead of water to make the mortar causing the top of the tower to lean. Today the tower holds a carnival (Fasching) museum.

A local legend is that the golden ball atop the crooked tower contains the heart of Vlad Dracula of Romania. If you follow the path of the crooked tower, the golden ball leans directly toward a grave in the Kitzingen Old Cemetery located across the street from the tower that is called the Grave of Dracula.

The German Mardi Gras Museum in the tower Falter

Conditorei Museum

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More about the History of Kitzingen

Kitzingen's history is closely tied to Würzburg. Kitzingen became a free imperial city around the year 1000. During the next century the town changed rulers often, mostly being ruled by Würzburg bishops who sold the town twice to fill their empty treasury.

During the Cold War, Kitzingen was a staging area for the US European Command's (USAREUR) air defenses against possible Soviet air and nuclear attack. Two US Army Bases, Larson Barracks and Harvey Barracks, were located in the town. For many years it housed the 2nd Brigade of the Third infantry division. One of these battalions, 6-41 Field Artillery, was deployed to Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and served with distinction. These units were eventually reflagged units of the First infantry division. On March 29, 2007 Larson Barracks and Harvey Barracks were handed back to the German Government, with the move of the 1st Infantry Division (also known as the Victory Division) back to the United States. Since January 2007 there are no more US Army personnel based in Kitzingen. Facilities are closed down and surveillance is discontinued.

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Kitzingen is a town in the German state of Bavaria, capital of the district Kitzingen. It is part of Franconia geographical region and has around 21,000 inhabitants. Surrounded by vineyards, Kitzingen County is the largest wine producer in Bavaria. It is said to be Franconia's wine trade center.

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