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Coat of arms of the municipality of Ettenstatt
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Coordinates: 49 ° 5 '  N , 11 ° 3'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Middle Franconia
County : Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen
Management Community : Ellingen
Height : 440 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.84 km 2
Residents: 836 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 53 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 91796
Area code : 09148
License plate : WUG, GUN
Community key : 09 5 77 127
Community structure: 10 parish parts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Obere Hauptstrasse 12
91796 Ettenstatt
Website :
Mayor : Wilhelm Maderholz (Free Voting Association Reuth under Neuhaus)
Location of the community Ettenstatt in the district of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen
Gunzenhausen Absberg Alesheim Muhr am See Bergen (Mittelfranken) Burgsalach Dittenheim Ettenstatt Haundorf Heidenheim (Mittelfranken) Höttingen Langenaltheim Markt Berolzheim Meinheim Nennslingen Pappenheim Pfofeld Polsingen Solnhofen Theilenhofen Treuchtlingen Weißenburg in Bayern Westheim Raitenbuch Pleinfeld Gnotzheim Ellingen Landkreis Donau-Ries Landkreis Roth Landkreis Ansbach Landkreis Eichstättmap
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Ettenstatt is a municipality in the central Franconian district of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen .


Geographical location

Ettenstatt, town view from the south

The place Ettenstatt is located in the region of West Central Franconia in the northeast of the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district on the northern edge of the Weißenburg Alb , a ridge of the Franconian Alb , around 8 km northeast of the district town of Weißenburg . Nuremberg is around 50 km further north. The place is in the valley of the Felchbach , which leads to the steep drop of the Alb in the east . Within the municipality, the Felchbach is fed by the Gallersbach , the Ringelbach , the Bruckbach , the Ettenbach , the Moorholzgraben and the Rohrbach . There are several springs in the community. The municipality is characterized by a hilly open landscape with meadows and fields; in the east there are some forest areas. State road 2389 leads north of the Ettenstätter core town . The nature reserve Märzenbecherwald near Ettenstatt is located in the Hundsdorf district south of Ettenstatt , near Rohrbach there is a stone channel .

The neighboring communities are:

Pleinfeld , Heideck
Höttingen Neighboring communities Mountains
Weißenburg in Bavaria , Burgsalach

Community structure

The municipality has 10 officially named parts of the municipality (the type of place is given in brackets ):


Until the church is planted

Ettenstatt was in 985 in a donation from the later Emperor Otto III. first mentioned in a document. The church was the seat of a dean in the 12th century. The parish church was built in 1480 and redesigned in the baroque style in 1750 . In 1818 the political municipality was established.


On January 1, 1973, the previously independent municipality of Reuth was incorporated under Neuhaus. Hundsdorf with its districts Auhof, Rohrbach and Wolfsmühle was added on May 1, 1978.


Approx. 95 percent of the population are nominally Christians , of which around 80% are Evangelical Lutheran .


The community is a member of the administrative community Ellingen .

Municipal council

The 2008 and 2014 elections led to the following allocation of seats in the municipal council:

Free voters FWG Hundsdorf-Rohrbach FWG Reuth under Neuhaus total
2008 5 2 1 8 seats
2014 5 2 1 8 seats


Wilhelm Maderholz (Free Voting Association Reuth under Neuhaus) was elected the new mayor in March 2014 with 61.76 percent of the vote. Predecessor Hannelore Betz was no longer running.

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: “Split by gold and black; in front a green flower with a silver blossom growing out of a green mountain, behind a left silver free quarter. "

Meaning: The left half represents a Märzenbecher (spring knot flower ) , the large occurrence of which in the forest above the core town ( Märzenbecherwald , fairytale forest , also moor wood ) is a sight of the town. The right half refers to the historical affiliation of the place to the rule of the taverns of Geyern and the margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach .

Community partnerships

Ettenstatt has had a partnership with the village of Razvanje in Slovenia (district of Maribor ) since 1986 . Both places are mentioned in a document for the first time in the same document (gift of Razvanje / Rosswein by Emperor Otto III, issued in Ettenstatt in 985). Ettenstatt supported the partner community in particular during the Bosnian War , when refugees from there were housed in Razvanje and had to be cared for and looked after. The last official visit was the trip of Ettenstatter citizens to the 1020th anniversary in October 2005 to Razvanje.

Culture and sights

Stone gutter
  • Märzenbecherwald , about one kilometer above the core town of Ettenstatt. It encompasses a 500 by 200 meter part of a high deciduous forest with a spring horizon at 480 meters above sea level (nature reserve). A tourist attraction during its heyday, the spring knot flower was even included in the municipal coat of arms.

The historic town center of Ettenstatt is under ensemble protection .


  • St. Johannis in Ettenstatt (Evangelical Lutheran)
  • St. Marien in Reuth under Neuhaus (Evangelical-Lutheran)


  • Ettenstatt bookstore



Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Municipal Council. Municipality of Ettenstatt, accessed on June 27, 2020 .
  3. ^ Community Ettenstatt in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on December 25, 2019.
  4. ^ 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. 730 f .
  5. ^ Entry on the Ettenstatt coat of arms  in the database of the House of Bavarian History