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Coat of arms of the municipality of Hettstadt
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Coordinates: 49 ° 48 '  N , 9 ° 49'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Franconia
County : Wurzburg
Management Community : Hettstadt
Height : 307 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.92 km 2
Residents: 3625 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 260 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 97265
Area code : 0931
License plate : , OCH
Community key : 09 6 79 146
Community structure: 2 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Rathausplatz 2
97265 Hettstadt
Website : www.hettstadt.de
Mayoress : Andrea Rothenbucher ( CSU list )
Location of the municipality of Hettstadt in the Würzburg district
Landkreis Main-Spessart Landkreis Schweinfurt Landkreis Kitzingen Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim Baden-Württemberg Irtenberger Wald Irtenberger Wald Guttenberger Wald Guttenberger Wald Gramschatzer Wald Würzburg Winterhausen Uettingen Sommerhausen Remlingen (Unterfranken) Reichenberg (Unterfranken) Altertheim Zell am Main Waldbüttelbrunn Waldbrunn (Unterfranken) Veitshöchheim Unterpleichfeld Leinach Thüngersheim Theilheim Tauberrettersheim Sonderhofen Rottendorf Röttingen Riedenheim Randersacker Prosselsheim Ochsenfurt Oberpleichfeld Eisenheim Neubrunn (Unterfranken) Margetshöchheim Kürnach Kleinrinderfeld Kist Kirchheim (Unterfranken) Holzkirchen (Unterfranken) Höchberg Hettstadt Helmstadt Hausen bei Würzburg Güntersleben Greußenheim Giebelstadt Geroldshausen Gerbrunn Gelchsheim Gaukönigshofen Frickenhausen am Main Estenfeld Erlabrunn Eisingen (Bayern) Eibelstadt Bütthard Bieberehren Bergtheim Aub Landkreis Ansbach Rimparmap
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Hettstadt is a municipality and a town in the Lower Franconian district of Würzburg and the seat of the administrative community Hettstadt (with the municipalities of Hettstadt and Greußenheim ).


Hettstadt is located in the Würzburg region on a high plateau on the left bank of the Main, almost at the same height as the Marienberg fortress .

Community structure

There are two districts:

There is only the Hettstadt district .



The name Hettstadt consists of the personal name Hado and the Old High German word stat .

Earlier spellings

Earlier spellings of the place from various historical maps and documents:

  • 1158 Hedenstat
  • 1170 Hetenstat
  • 1176 Hettinstat
  • 1196 Hetinstat
  • 1250 Hettenstat
  • 1358 Hettstat
  • 1386 Hettenstadt
  • 1495 Hettstadt


Until the church is planted

The place was first mentioned in a sales contract from 1158, in 1170 it became the parish seat. As part of the Hochstift Würzburg ( Unterzell Abbey ), Hettstadt, which had been in the Franconian Empire since 1500 , was secularized in 1803 in favor of Bavaria, then in the Peace of Pressburg in 1805 left to Archduke Ferdinand of Tuscany to form the Grand Duchy of Würzburg, with which it finally fell to Bavaria in 1814 . In 1818 the political municipality was established.

19th and 20th centuries

As part of the German war took place at the Hett townspeople yards on 26 July 1866 as part of the Great battle of Roßbrunn the only cavalry charge of the main campaign instead, which succeeded the 6th Bamberger Chevaulegers Regiment and the 1st and 2nd Regiment of the Bavarian Cuirassiers to drive the Prussian cavalry to flight (see also "The German War 1866" by Theodor Fontane). By fighting between American and German armed forces on April 1, 1945 the place was destroyed to 80%.

A head office planned by the community of Universelles Leben in Hettstadt (“Bundgemeinde Neues Jerusalem”) was prevented by the community of Hettstadt.

Population development

  • 1950: 1422 inhabitants
  • 1961: 1532 inhabitants
  • 1970: 1804 inhabitants
  • 1987: 2235 inhabitants
  • 1991: 2591 inhabitants
  • 1995: 2848 inhabitants
  • 2000: 3604 inhabitants
  • 2005: 4050 inhabitants
  • 2010: 3678 inhabitants
  • 2015: 3642 inhabitants


City council election 2020
(in %)
Current distribution of seats in the Hettstadt municipal council (March 15, 2020)
A total of 16 seats
  • CSU : 8
  • UBH : 7
  • UD : 1

Municipal council

The municipal council has 17 members including the mayor. In the local elections on March 15, 2020, 1,987 of the 2,969 residents in the municipality of Hettstadt exercised their right to vote, bringing the turnout to 66.92%.


In the local election on March 15, 2020 Andrea Rothenbucher (CSU / UBH) was re-elected with 88.17% of the vote. She has been in office since May 1, 2014.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Hettstadt
Blazon : “In red over three silver tips growing from the base of the shield, Pope Sixtus, seated and clad in silver, with a silver nimber and a golden pallium and a pointed miter, holding a silver sword in his right hand; in the left upper corner a grape with silver leaves and golden berries. "

Community partnerships

Since June 21, 1987 there has been a partnership with the municipality of Argences from France.

Alliance Waldsassengau

Since November 20, 2014, Hettstadt has been organized together with twelve other communities in the Alliance Waldsassengau . The association serves the intercommunal cooperation.

Architectural monuments

Economy and Infrastructure

Economy including agriculture and forestry

In 1998, according to official statistics, there were 47 in the manufacturing sector and 118 in trade and transport at the place of work. There were a total of 461 employees at the place of residence subject to social security contributions. There was one company in the manufacturing sector and three companies in the construction sector. In addition, there were a total of 68 farms in 1999 with an agricultural area of ​​723 hectares, of which 389 were arable land and 258 were permanent green areas.


The bus line 480 of the Verkehrsverbund Mainfranken connects the place with the city center of Würzburg, which can be reached by bus in about 20 minutes. One kilometer east of the town is the special airfield at Hettstadt Airfield for aircraft up to 2000 kg maximum take-off weight .


There are the following institutions (as of 2018):

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Waldemar Zorn (1938–2008), politician, district administrator of the Würzburg district

Web links

Commons : Hettstadt  - 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. Hettstadt community, accessed on August 16, 2020 .
  3. bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de
  4. a b Wolf-Armin von Reitzenstein : Lexicon of Franconian place names. Origin and meaning . Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia, Lower Franconia. CH Beck, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-406-59131-0 , p. 102 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  5. sects: Deadly for the village. In: Der Spiegel. No. 11, (March 14) 1994l, p. 63.
  6. ^ Horst-Günter Wagner : The urban development of Würzburg 1814-2000. In: Ulrich Wagner (Hrsg.): History of the city of Würzburg. 4 volumes, Volume I-III / 2, Theiss, Stuttgart 2001-2007; III / 1–2: From the transition to Bavaria to the 21st century. 2007, ISBN 978-3-8062-1478-9 , pp. 396-426 and 1298-1302, here p. 425.
  7. City council election 2020
  8. City council election 2020
  9. ↑ Mayoral election 2020
  10. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Hettstadt  in the database of the House of Bavarian History , accessed on September 8, 2017 .
  11. ^ Alliance Waldsassengau in the west of Würzburg. Society. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 29, 2016 ; accessed on January 20, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.allianz-waldsassengau.de