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City of Freudenberg
Ebenheid coat of arms
Coordinates: 49 ° 42 ′ 58 "  N , 9 ° 21 ′ 42"  E
Height : 380 m above sea level NN
Area : 5.17 km²
Residents : 269  (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density : 52 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 1972
Postal code : 97896
Area code : 09375

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


f1Georeferencing Map with all coordinates of the residential areas in the area of ​​Ebenheid: OSM

Apart from the village of Ebenheid ( ), there is no other place to live in the former municipality of Ebenheid . The village in the middle of a loess island blown up on the upper red sandstone. In the west there has been a new building area in the Gewann Wehtäcker since 1962 .


middle Ages

In 1294 the place was first mentioned as Ebenothe . The root of the word refers to a level in the geographical sense, i.e. a landscape without major elevations. It is a high medieval clearing settlement , which was probably created from the southeast. The place originally belonged to the Tenth Külsheim and the local rule lay with the Counts of Wertheim , who sold their goods to the Bronnbach monastery in 1294 . In 1312 the Counts of Wertheim persuaded their feudal man Gerhard Kottbus to renounce his marriage. The Teutonic Order had been the landlord since 1317 . In 1329 the street court was also left to the Bronnbach Cistercians. Since 1423 the village belonged to the Freudenberg office.

Modern times

From 1534, the county of Wertheimer again claimed its sovereign rights. In 1556 Ebenheid was recognized as a Würzburg fiefdom by the County of Wertheim. In 1585/1612, the Würzburg bishop Julius enforced the reversion of Ebenheid to the prince-bishopric of Würzburg , with which the place shared the history of Freudenberg from now on. The Bronnbach monastery then tried in vain to restore its rights.

In 1803 the place fell to the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg in the course of secularization together with the Würzburg Office Freudenberg through the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss from the Diocese of Würzburg , before it became Baden in 1806 through the determination of the Rhine Confederation Act . Until 1938 Ebenheid belonged to the Wertheim district office, then to the Tauberbischofsheim district and since January 1, 1973 to the Main-Tauber district.

Ebenheid was incorporated into the city of Freudenberg on January 1, 1972 together with Boxtal and Wessental.


Ebenheid originally belonged to the Nassig parish . As a result of the Counter Reformation, the place came to Freudenberg in the 17th century. From 1865 the place belonged to Rauenberg church and since 1905 as a branch parish to its parish. Today the evangelical believers belong to Nassig again.

Culture and sights

St. Leonhard in Ebenheid

Cultural monuments

Filial church St. Leonhard

The Catholic branch church St. Leonhard is located in the village. The Leonhardskirche is a branch parish of the Catholic parish Rauenberg. It is a Gothic chapel with a choir tower, which was renovated in 1800.


Ebenheid can be reached both from the south and from the north-east via the K 2831 (also known as Odenwaldstraße in the local area ).


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ City of Freudenberg: Ebenheid district . Online at www.freudenberg-main.de. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. a b c d e f g LEO-BW.de: Ebenheid - Altgemeinde ~ Teilort . Online at www.leo-bw.de. 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. LEO-BW.de: St. Leonhard (Odenwaldstraße 22, Freudenberg) . Online at www.leo-bw.de. Retrieved December 21, 2019.