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Coat of arms of the municipality of Kleinkahl
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Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Kleinkahl highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′  N , 9 ° 16 ′  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Franconia
County : Aschaffenburg
Management Community : Schöllkrippen
Height : 296 m above sea level NHN
Area : 14.21 km 2
Residents: 1837 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 129 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 63828
Area code : 06024
License plate : AB , ALZ
Community key : 09 6 71 135
Community structure: 8 districts
Association administration address: Marktplatz 1
63825 Schöllkrippen
Website :
Mayoress : Angelika Krebs ( community of voters )
Location of the community of Kleinkahl in the Aschaffenburg district
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Municipal area with districts of Kleinkahl
Parish Church of St. Josef in Kleinkahl

Kleinkahl is a municipality in the Lower Franconian district of Aschaffenburg and a member of the Schöllkrippen administrative community .


Geographical location

Kleinkahl is located in the Bavarian Lower Main region, on the western edge of the Spessart , in the upper Kahlgrund . The topographically highest point of the community is located at the summit of the Lindenberg 463  m above sea level. NN (location) , the lowest is on the Kahl at 215  m above sea level. NN (location) .

The village of Kleinkahl itself lies on the two waterways Kahl and Kleine Kahl between Edelbach and Kleinlaudenbach. The place Großkahl is on the opposite side of the bald. The highest point of the village boundary is on the western slope of the summer mountain at 332  m above sea level. NN , the lowest is on the Kahl at 226  m above sea level. NN . The Kahltal-Spessart cycle path and the Franconian Marienweg lead through Kleinkahl .

Community structure

Kleinkahl has eight districts (the number of residents in brackets) in five districts :

Neighboring communities

Biebergemünd municipality
Neighboring communities Wiesener Forst
(community-free area)
Schöllkrippen market
Schöllkrippener Forst
(community-free area)



The name Kleinkahl is derived from the river Kahl , which flows through the place. The addition small was used to differentiate the place from Großkahl, Sommerkahl , Feldkahl and Kahl am Main . The place is popularly called "Kloakahl".

Earlier spellings

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

  • 1554 bald
  • 1564 calde
  • 1670 Khal
  • 1681 Kaal
  • 1819 Bald to the left of the Bald River
  • 1830 Kaal in the ground
  • 1842 basically bald
  • 1850 Oberkahl
  • 1867 Kleinahl


Until the church is planted

Part of today's municipality was in the ore monastery of Mainz and was secularized in 1803 in favor of the arch-chancellor von Dalberg. The rest was in the reign of the Counts of Schoenborn Krombach and fell in media coverage in 1806 to the Principality of Aschaffenburg . With him the place came to Bavaria in 1814 . In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria, the municipality of Kleinkahl was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

Administrative history

The municipality of Kleinkahl belonged to the Alzenau district office , which was formed on July 1, 1862. On January 1, 1939, this became part of the Alzenau district in Lower Franconia . With its dissolution, Kleinkahl came to the newly formed district of Aschaffenburg on July 1, 1972 .


On July 1, 1972, the communities of Kleinkahl, Großlaudenbach and Kleinlaudenbach were merged to form the new community of Kleinkahl.

On January 1, 1976, the previously independent community of Edelbach was incorporated.

On January 1, 2019, the eastern part of the dissolved community-free area of Huckelheimer Wald with an area of ​​2.35 km² was added to the community area. It was incorporated as the Huckelheim district.

Population development

  • 1961: 1469 inhabitants
  • 1970: 1608 inhabitants
  • 1987: 1582 inhabitants
  • 1991: 1668 inhabitants
  • 1995: 1866 inhabitants
  • 2000: 1842 inhabitants
  • 2005: 1877 inhabitants
  • 2010: 1869 inhabitants
  • 2015: 1827 inhabitants


Municipal council

After the last local election on March 16, 2014, the local council has twelve members, all of whom belong to the electoral community / CSU group . The turnout was 61.6%. Another member and chairman of the municipal council is the mayor.


Angelika Krebs (voter community) has been mayor since May 1, 1996; it was confirmed again for six years on March 15, 2020 with 71.4% of the votes.


  • Cathedral Dean Karl Staab , b. March 17, 1875, d. January 18, 1954, ordained a priest on July 30, 1899
  • Norbert Geis , German politician (CSU), from 1971 until the regional reform in 1972 mayor of today's Edelbach district, from 1972 to 1978 local councilor of Kleinkahl, from 1987 to 2013 member of the Bundestag

coat of arms


A wave pole split by silver and blue split by red and gold, in front a silver glass (woodpecker), behind a red castle with three tin towers

Coat of arms history

The wave post split by silver and blue indicates the geographic location of the community on the Kahl River , which flows through the village. Since the territorial reform of 1970, the community of Kleinkahl has consisted of five districts: Kleinkahl and Kleinlaudenbach on the left bank of the Kahl, Großkahl and Großlaudenbach on the right bank. Edelbach is a little further away. The river, which has its origin two to three kilometers away, was a political border in the Middle Ages. The glass in the front part of the coat of arms is a so-called "woodpecker" and indicates the local glass production since the Middle Ages. The colors silver and red are the colors of the Mainz spa state, to which the area belonged until 1803. The back half of the coat of arms shows the coat of arms of the Ulner von Dieburg family , an aristocratic family that has been recorded in the municipality from the 15th to 17th centuries. The Ulner coat of arms was not only included in the coat of arms for this family, but also as a reference to the Counts of Rieneck and von Schönberg .

The coat of arms has been in use since October 18, 1985.

Architectural monuments

Soil monuments

Economy and Infrastructure

The municipal tax receipts in 1999 amounted to the equivalent of 674 T €, of which the trade tax receipts (net) amounted to the equivalent of 8 T €.

Economy, including agriculture and forestry

In 1998, according to official statistics, there were no employees at the place of work in the manufacturing industry or in trade and transport subject to social insurance contributions. In other economic areas, 27 people were employed at the place of work subject to social security contributions. There were a total of 667 employees at the place of residence subject to social security contributions. There were two companies in the manufacturing sector and three in the construction sector. In addition, in 1999 there were 28 farms with an agriculturally used area of ​​563 ha, of which 162 ha were arable land and 399 ha were permanent green space.


Dr. Karl Staab school building in Kleinkahl

There are the following institutions (as of January 2011):

  • Spatzennest kindergarten in the Edelbach district with three groups, including a toddler group
  • Parish library on the ground floor of the town hall
  • Elementary school in the Dr.-Karl-Staab-Schulhaus (built in 1907, completely renovated 1997–1998)


Web links

Commons : Kleinkahl  - 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. Bavaria Atlas of the Bavarian State Government ( notes )
  3. residents of Kleinkahl (as of June 20, 2012)
  4. Bavarian State Library Online (BLO)
  5. 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. 119 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  6. Reihold Hein (ed.): Kahlgrünner Wörderbuch . M. Kroeber GmbH, Linsengericht 2015, ISBN 978-3-00-051705-1 .
  7. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 418 .
  8. a b c 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 GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 736 .
  9. Government of Lower Franconia: No. 12-1406-1-4: Ordinance on the integration of the community-free area "Huckelheimer Wald" into the communities Westerngrund and Kleinkahl, Aschaffenburg district ( PDF )