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City of Freudenberg
Boxtal coat of arms
Coordinates: 49 ° 45 ′ 49 ″  N , 9 ° 24 ′ 7 ″  E
Height : 156 m above sea level NN
Area : 6.91 km²
Residents : 567  (Jan. 1, 2019)
Population density : 82 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 1972
Postal code : 97896
Area code : 09377
Aerial photo of Boxtal from the southeast, 2005
Aerial photo of Boxtal from the southeast, 2005

Boxtal is a district of Freudenberg in the Main-Tauber district in Baden-Württemberg .


The torrent north of Boxtal

f1Georeferencing Map with all coordinates of the residential areas in the Boxtal district: OSM

The village of Boxtal ( ), the Tremhof homestead ( ) and the Sägmühlen residential area ( ) belong to the delimitation of the former municipality of Boxtal . The development of the village in the Wildbach valley extends on both sides of the stream in the direction of the valley. New development areas emerged in the Bermathe (1960) and Aub (1964) tubs east of Boxtal.

The Mondfeld / Boxtal water protection area, established on December 27, 2004, covers an area of ​​831.8 hectares. Part of the water protection area is located in the neighboring village of Mondfeld in Wertheim .


middle Ages

In 1319 the town was first documented as Bogshol mentioned, the root word hol well as a sunken road is to be interpreted. In 1396 and 1527 there were further documentary mentions as Boxel . It is a medieval clearing settlement in a forest area belonging to Bürgstadt . Therefore Boxtal was also part of the tenth there .

Half of the local rule was sold by the Lords of Riedern to the Counts of Wertheim in 1396 and 1489 . The other half also came to the counts after an exchange between the Counts of Wertheim and the Deutschordenskommende Prozelten . Since 1423 the village belonged to the Freudenberg office.

Modern times

In 1598/1612 Boxtal and the entire Freudenberg Office were drawn in by the Duchy of Würzburg . From then on, the place shared the political and ecclesiastical fate of Freudenberg. In 1803 the place fell to the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg in the course of secularization through the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss from the Diocese of Würzburg, before it became Baden in 1806 through the determination of the Rhine Confederation Act . From 1813 to 1938 Boxtal belonged to the office and later district office of Wertheim, then from 1938 to the Tauberbischofsheim district , which in turn became part of the newly formed Main-Tauber district on January 1, 1973 .

In 1925 the Tremhof district was incorporated. Boxtal, in turn, was incorporated into the city of Freudenberg on January 1, 1972 together with Ebenheid and Wessental.


In the Middle Ages Boxtal belonged to the parish of Bürgstadt. In the late 16th century, the evangelical believers belonged to the Nassig parish . After the Counter-Reformation, the church belonged to Freudenberg. In 1768, the Würzburg Hofrat Frankenberger founded a parish of its own, of which Mondfeld belonged to the district. Today the evangelical believers belong to Nassig.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

Parish Church of St. Nicholas

The Catholic Church of St. Nicholas has late Romanesque shapes and a 13th century tower. The nave with arched windows dates from 1880/81. In the 1960s the church was expanded. Inside there is a triumphal arch which is marked with the year 1747, as well as accessories, etc. a. a Rochus figure that was made around 1900.

Lourdes Chapel

One of the oldest German Lourdes chapels is located in Boxtal. It was donated by Pastor Lorenz Englert and inaugurated on July 26, 1885.

Information signs for hiking trails in Boxtal

Small monuments

A well-known landmark in Boxtal is the Boxtaler frog , a stone figure at a fountain. Other small monuments such as the Hohe Stein or the Dümmigdenkmal are witnesses from the past.

Hiking trails

Both the Panoramaweg Taubertal and the Jakobsweg Main-Taubertal lead through Boxtal. There is a stamping point for the pilgrims in the “Zur Rose” inn ( Kirchstrasse 15 ).

The second circular hiking trail in the Lieblichen Taubertal (LT 2) called "Romantic Wildbachtal" begins and ends in Boxtal.


Boxtal can be reached from the north and south via the K 2879 (also called Wildbachstraße in the local area ).

Boxtal is on the Liebliches Taubertal cycle path - the sporty one .


Web links

Commons : Boxtal  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b City of Freudenberg: Boxtal district . Online at Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. a b c d e f Boxtal - Altgemeinde ~ Teilort . Online at Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  3. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 480 f .
  4. Church (Church Street 12, Freudenberg) . Online at Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  5. Panoramaweg Taubertal - Tourist Association Liebliches Taubertal. In: Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  6. Taubertal panorama hiking trail (long-distance hiking trail) - In: Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  7. Jakobsweg Main-Taubertal (pilgrimage route) - In: Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  8. Circular hiking in the Taubertal. In: Retrieved May 17, 2020 .
  9. "The Sportive" - ​​Tourist Association Liebliches Taubertal. In: Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  10. 1st day stage - Wertheim to Freudenberg - Liebliches Taubertal tourist office. In: Retrieved August 3, 2020 .