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City of Neckarsulm
Coat of arms of Dahenfeld
Coordinates: 49 ° 12 ′ 35 ″  N , 9 ° 18 ′ 4 ″  E
Height : 212 m
Area : 5.11 km²
Residents : 1334  (June 30, 2019)
Population density : 261 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : May 1, 1971
Postal code : 74172
Area code : 07139
Location of Dahenfeld in Neckarsulm
View over Dahenfeld from the Hüttberg

Dahenfeld is a suburb of the city of Neckarsulm ( Heilbronn district , Baden-Württemberg ). The former community was on May 1, 1971 as the village incorporated into the City Neckarsulm. It has 1,371 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2008) and an area of ​​5.11 km² (as of 1996, State Statistical Office) . Like Neckarsulm, Dahenfeld has the postcode 74172 and the telephone code 07139 like Neuenstadt am Kocher.

Geographical location

Dahenfeld is located in the Sulmer mountain range on Landstrasse 1095, which leads from Neckarsulm directly past Amorbach and Dahenfeld to Neuenstadt am Kocher . The small Brettach tributary Dahenbach flows through it . Southeast of the 212  m above sea level. NN located village rises as the highest elevation of the Sulmer mountain range, the mountain range ( 338.1  m ).


Dahenfeld was first mentioned in a document in 1177. Pope Alexander III took the Schöntal monastery under its protection that year . The "terram in Tahenvelt" was performed in the monastic possession.

In the 14th century, the Lords of Weinsberg had the right to rule over Dahenfeld, and around 1363 Archbishop Gerlach von Mainz ( Erzstift Mainz ) also acquired rights to the village. Towards the end of the 15th century, the lordly rights of Kurmainz passed to the Teutonic Order .

During the Thirty Years' War from 1618 to 1648, Dahenfeld also suffered from pillage and pillage several times. From April 1635 to spring 1636, a plague epidemic raged in the village, which certainly killed over 100 people.

Catholic Church “St. Remigius "(1748) with rectory (1760)

On August 10, 1735, on Laurentius Day, the figure of Jesus on the crucifix is said to have bled from hands, feet and from the thorn-crowned forehead in the Dahenfeld church . As a result, a pilgrimage to this church began, and miraculous healings and answers to prayer were reported. Since the old church was dilapidated and much too small for this onslaught of pilgrims - on some days over a thousand came - a new, larger church, the " St. Remigius " Church, was built from 1738 to 1748 . The builder was Franz Häffele , who also built the church tower and the town hall in Neckarsulm. A few years later the town hall (1759) and the rectory (1760) were also rebuilt, the latter also by Franz Häffele as master builder.

In 1805 Dahenfeld came to the Kingdom of Württemberg and in 1807 to the newly established Oberamt Neckarsulm , which existed until 1938.

At the end of the 19th century, Dahenfeld had almost 600 inhabitants, who mainly farmed fields, raised cattle, grew fruit and grew a little bit of wine. On May 1, 1971, Dahenfeld, which had been independent until then, was incorporated into Neckarsulm after a vote and a majority vote among the population.

Most of the population works in industry, especially at Audi and KSPG in Neckarsulm. Dahenfeld does have an industrial park, but the number of jobs there has decreased since the 1980s. Although much has been modernized in the place and there is a close connection to Neckarsulm, the village character has largely been preserved.


Population development

year Residents
1604 385
1650 133
1710 237
1807 377
1824 417
1852 502
1875 530
1900 597
1910 619
1925 584
year Residents
1933 592
1939 600
1945 656
1950 676
1961 639
1970 874
1980 1085
1985 1115
1990 1182
1995 1305
year Residents
2000 1388
March 31, 2002 1370
December 31, 2005 1373
December 31, 2006 1388
December 31, 2007 1386
December 31, 2008 1371
December 31, 2009 1358
December 31, 2010 1368
December 31, 2011 1338
December 31, 2012 1367

Source: and


Local council

The election of the local council on June 7, 2009 with a turnout of 66.6% produced the following result:

Political party proportion of ± Seats ±
NLD 1 53.2% +4.0 4th =
DWV 2 46.8% −4.0 4th =
total 100% 8th

1 New list Dahenfeld
2 Dahenfeld electoral association

Mayor and Mayor

Town hall (1759) with “St. Remigius' Fountain (1990)

Schultheißen, Mayor and Mayor (from 1971)

  • 1747–1781: Johann Martin Kühner
  • 1781–1803: Kilian Körner
  • 1803–1812: Thomas Bauer
  • 1812–1814: Barnabas Baumgart
  • 1814–1819: Mathias Lohmann
  • 1819–1823: Thomas Kühner
  • 1823–1839: Peter Andreas Jesser
  • 1839–1849: Thomas Anton Bauer
  • 1849–1884: Franz Xaver Körner
  • 1884–1924: Augustin Volz
  • 1924–1933: Konstantin Bauer
  • 1934–1945: Otto Lang
  • 1945–1946: Johannes Bauer
  • 1946–1948: Hermann Stopper
  • 1948–1957: Heinrich Lohmann
  • 1958–1978: Eugen Kühner
  • 1978-2004: Hugo Keicher
  • 2004–2019: Johann Habla
  • 2019 – today: Stefan Erlewein


Dahenfeld's coat of arms

coat of arms

The Dahenfeld coat of arms has shown the patron saint, St. Remigius, since the 19th century . The blazon reads: In red a growing, silver-clad bishop with a silver miter , in his right hand a golden bishop's staff , in his left a blue ointment vessel.

Culture and sights


View from the town hall to the church “St. Remigius "

First of all, the Catholic Church of St. Remigius is worth seeing , which was built by Franz Häffele from 1738 , inaugurated in 1748 and renovated several times in the 20th century and which has a richly decorated, baroque interior. The charitable sponsor of the church, the Teutonic Order - Commander Johann Christoph Freiherr von Buseck (1687–1759), is still reminiscent of his coat of arms with an inscription (from 1745) above the gallery. Also worth seeing are the 14  stations of the cross - colored reliefs made of cast zinc - in the cemetery next to the church, which were inaugurated in 1886.

Historically just as important is the old town hall, which was rebuilt from 1758 to 1759. The Remigius Fountain from 1990 is located next to the town hall.

Not far from the town hall is the Dahenfeld bakery. This was built on the basis of a royal general ordinance in 1837 and 1838 and restored to the original in 1999 by the city of Neckarsulm. Traditionally, the baking sequence and the question of which of the two ovens was baked in was determined by means of "Backelose" with special cubes until recently. Even today (2006) around 10 to 14 families still bake their bread in the bakery.

The old half-timbered houses are also worth seeing. The oldest remaining residential buildings include the house Eberstädter Strasse 8, built in 1602, and the half-timbered house in Kreuzstrasse 23 from 1747. The historically valuable house at Kreuzstrasse 23 was dismantled by a specialist company in May 2009 and rebuilt in the Hohenlohe open air museum in Wackershofen . The oldest residential building is likely to be the building on Eberstädter Straße 11, which is said to have been built in 1518/19. Also worth mentioning is the old wine press from 1671 near the St. Remigius Church, which today serves as a ballroom, for example at the Dahenfeld village festival.


Associations and associations

There is also a lively club life in the village: the sports club (football, gymnastics, table tennis, cycling), the music and singing club, the tennis club, the motorcycle club “MC Extraprall”, the church choir, the volunteer fire brigade, the Catholic young community and much more other more. Cell 803 - Jugendhaus Dahenfeld - is located in the community and club house on Erlenbacher Straße .

Economy and Infrastructure

Multipurpose hall "Hüttberghalle" (built 1986/1987)

The place has, among other things, a kindergarten (named after Pastor Abele (1903–1982)), a primary school, an administrative office, the multi-purpose hall "Hüttberghalle", sports facilities such as tennis courts and sports fields, grocery store, technical bank branch and two restaurants. The Hüttberghalle represents the cultural center of the village. It was inaugurated in June 1987 and offers around 850 square meters of total usable space for festive events and sports training. The Dahenfeld carnival, the winter celebration of the music and choral society, concerts such as choir evenings and rock concerts and other festive events of the village community traditionally take place here. The hall, which can seat around 430 people, is regularly sold out on such occasions.


  • Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer (with contributions by 25 other authors): Dahenfeld. Publisher: Stadt Neckarsulm (City Archives), Neckarsulm 2002, ISBN 3-9808419-0-1
  • Barbara Löslein, Bernd Liebig: Chronicle of the city of Neckarsulm 1977 to 2000. Ed. Stadt Neckarsulm (city archive), Neckarsulm 2005, ISBN 3-9808419-1-X


  1. a b Ed. Stadtverwaltung Neckarsulm: Neckarsulm Journal , 03/2009 edition, p. 53, population figures updated as of December 31, 2008
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory 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. 450 .
  3. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, pp. 15 to 115
  4. Communications of the Württemberg Stat. State Office No. 4/5 of December 10, 1940: Results of the population and occupational census on May 17, 1939
  5. Communications of the Württemberg Stat. State Office No. 4/5 of December 10, 1940: Results of the population and occupational census on May 17, 1939
  6. ^ Results of the population census and determination of residence on December 4, 1945 in northern Württemberg
  7. Page no longer available , search in web archives: Population figures after the update as of December 31 , 2009, on dahenfeld.neckarsulm.de, accessed on: January 29, 2010@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / dahenfeld.neckarsulm.de
  8. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, pp. 329 and 330
  9. Barbara Löslein, Dr. Bernd Liebig: Chronicle of the City of Neckarsulm 1977 to 2000 , Neckarsulm 2005, p. 675
  10. ^ Andreas Bracht: Preliminary final result of the local elections in Neckarsulm , press release of the city of Neckarsulm of June 10, 2009
  11. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, p. 318
  12. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, p. 13
  13. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, pp. 182 to 201
  14. ^ Heilbronn voice from August 1, 2003
  15. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, pp. 202 to 216
  16. Jugendhaus Dahenfeld on jugendarbeit-neckarsulm.de, accessed on January 22, 2010
  17. Barbara Löslein, Martin Bauer: Dahenfeld , Neckarsulm 2002, pp. 190 and 191
  18. Archive of the year 2008 at dahenfeld.de, accessed on March 8, 2009

Web links

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