Friedrichsberg (Abtswind)

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municipality Abtswind
Coordinates: 49 ° 45 ′ 44 ″  N , 10 ° 23 ′ 32 ″  E
Height : 465 m
Residents : (1987)
Incorporated into: Abtswind
Postal code : 97355
Area code : 09383

Friedrichsberg is a wasteland in the district of the Abtswind market in the Lower Franconian district of Kitzingen .

Geographical location

The district is located on the mountain of the same name on the edge of the Steigerwald , which rises in the southeast of the Abtswind municipal area. To the north, the federal motorway 3 leads past the mountain, while the Geiselwinder district of Rehweiler is to the east . The Steigerwald begins in the south. The Dörnertsberg is closest to Friedrichsberg. To the west is Rüdenhausen . The district is located in the middle of the protection zone of the Steigerwald Nature Park, on its slope are the so-called Ortelsbrbruch, a geotope. They supplied the stones for the construction of the Würzburg Residence .


The mountain was first settled in 1735. The Casteller Count Johann Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen built Friedrichsberg Castle here as a summer residence and hunting lodge. After the county was dissolved , the Friedrichsberg developed into a popular excursion destination for guests from the surrounding cities. After the Second World War , a modern day trip restaurant was built with a terrace overlooking the surrounding area.

Culture and sights

The memorial stone on Friedrichsberg

Architectural monuments

The castle is a simple two-story building with a sweeping hipped roof. It was built in 1735 and decorated with a coat of arms of the Castell family above the portal. A sandstone memorial stone has been preserved on the road to Rehweiler, which was erected after an accident in 1916. Another memorial commemorates Prince Wolfgang zu Castell-Rüdenhausen's last hunt.

There are huge sandstone quarries on Friedrichsberg, which were the meeting point of the Würzburg court architect Balthasar Neumann three times in the 18th century . There he found the stones for building the residence .


As in Castell and in the Dürnitz desert area in today's Dörnertsberg area, there is also the legend of the so-called Sulzemännle in Friedrichsberg, which is supposed to lead hikers in the Steigerwald astray.

The male is named after the "Sulze", a piece of forest right next to the Friedrichsberg. The Sulzemännle flattered the wanderers or was angry with them, and managed to get them lost. One day it even hit Count Wolfgang zu Castell's personal hunter . The experienced hunter had been so misled by the Sulzemännle on a stalk that he would have run in circles all night.


  • Hans Seidel: Friedrichsberg . In: Jesko Graf zu Dohna (ed.): Kulturpfad. In the footsteps of the Counts of Castell . Castell 2004. pp. 156-157.
  • Theophil Steinbrenner, Gerhard Wahler, Auguste Steinberger, Felix von Fokczynski (eds.): Intermediate lights. Traditional stories from the old county of Castell . Albertshofen² 1979.
  • Karl Treutwein : From Abtswind to Zeilitzheim. History, sights, traditions . Volkach 1987.

Web links

Commons : Friedrichsberg (Abtswind)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Bavarian State Office for Statistics and Data Processing (Ed.): Official local directory for Bavaria, territorial status: May 25, 1987. Issue 450 of the articles on Statistics Bavaria. Munich November 1991, p. 363 ( digitized version ).
  2. ^ Treutwein, Karl: From Abtswind to Zeilitzheim . P. 82.
  3. ^ Seidel, Hans: Friedrichsberg . P. 157.
  4. Steinbrenner, Theophil (ed. And others): Zwischenlichten . P. 60.