Ansbach district

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Coat of arms of the district of Ansbach Map of Germany, position of the district of Ansbach highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 15 '  N , 10 ° 28'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Middle Franconia
Administrative headquarters : Ansbach
Area : 1,971.84 km 2
Residents: 184,591 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 94 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : AN , DKB, FEU, ROT
Circle key : 09 5 71
Circle structure: 58 municipalities
Address of the
district administration:
Crailsheimstrasse 1
91522 Ansbach
Website :
District Administrator : Jürgen Ludwig ( CSU )
Location of the district of Ansbach in Bavaria
Weiden in der Oberpfalz Straubing Würzburg Schwabach Schweinfurt Regensburg Rosenheim Nürnberg Nürnberg Passau Landshut Memmingen Kaufbeuren Kempten (Allgäu) Ingolstadt Fürth Hof Erlangen Coburg Bayreuth Bamberg Augsburg München Aschaffenburg Amberg Ansbach Landkreis Würzburg Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen Landkreis Weilheim-Schongau Landkreis Unterallgäu Landkreis Traunstein Landkreis Tirschenreuth Landkreis Straubing-Bogen Landkreis Starnberg Landkreis Schweinfurt Landkreis Schwandorf Landkreis Rottal-Inn Landkreis Roth Landkreis Rosenheim Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld Landkreis Regensburg Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm Landkreis Regen Landkreis Passau Landkreis Ostallgäu Landkreis Oberallgäu Landkreis Nürnberger Land Landkreis Neu-Ulm Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen Landkreis München Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn Landkreis Miltenberg Landkreis Miesbach Landkreis Main-Spessart Landkreis Lindau (Bodensee) Landkreis Lichtenfels Landkreis Landshut Landkreis Landsberg am Lech Landkreis Kulmbach Landkreis Kronach Landkreis Kitzingen Landkreis Kelheim Landkreis Hof Landkreis Haßberge Landkreis Günzburg Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen Landkreis Fürth Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau Landkreis Freising Landkreis Forchheim Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt Landkreis Erding Landkreis Eichstätt Landkreis Ebersberg Landkreis Donau-Ries Landkreis Dingolfing-Landau Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau Landkreis Deggendorf Landkreis Dachau Landkreis Coburg Landkreis Cham Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land Landkreis Bayreuth Landkreis Bamberg Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen Landkreis Bad Kissingen Landkreis Augsburg Landkreis Aschaffenburg Landkreis Ansbach Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach Landkreis Altötting Landkreis Aichach-Friedberg Bodensee Schweiz Österreich Baden-Württemberg Hessen Tschechien Sachsen Thüringenmap
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The district of Ansbach in the administrative region of Middle Franconia is the largest district in Bavaria in terms of area . The independent city of Ansbach is completely surrounded by the district of Ansbach and at the same time its seat. The district is a member of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region .



The European watershed separates the watercourses to the large rivers Rhine and Danube from northwest to southeast of the district . The lowest point in the district is at Tauberzell ( 298  m above sea level ), the highest point is the Hesselberg at 689.4  m above sea level. NN .

Neighboring areas

The district borders clockwise in the north, beginning with the districts Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim , Fürth , Roth , Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen and Donau-Ries (all in Bavaria) as well as the districts Ostalbkreis , Schwäbisch Hall and Main-Tauber-Kreis ( all in Baden-Württemberg ).


The formation of today's Ansbach district.

Regional courts

A triangle in the middle of the district of Ansbach: The border stone from 1804 near Speierhof, reconstructed in 2013, between the Prussian Principality of Ansbach , marked by "PG = Prussian Area" and the Hohenzollern coat of arms, the imperial city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber , which is currently being mediatized , marked by the City coat of arms (right) and an "R" on the back, as well as the Principality of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst , marked by "HG = Hohenlohisches Territory" (on the back)

Before 1800, the area of ​​today's district of Ansbach belonged predominantly to the Principality of Ansbach , the imperial cities of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl, as well as smaller areas of rule. In 1802 the area became part of Bavaria and the district court districts of Ansbach , Dinkelsbühl , Feuchtwangen , Heilsbronn , Herrieden , Leutershausen , Rothenburg and Wassertrüdingen as well as the Schillingsfürst district court emerged from which the Schillingsfürst district court emerged in 1840 . All judicial districts belonged from 1808 to the Rezatkreis (capital Ansbach) and from 1838 to Middle Franconia . The cities of Ansbach, Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber had become independent cities in 1809 and were therefore directly under the district administration.

District Offices

In 1862, the district office of Ansbach was formed from the merger of the district courts of the older order of Ansbach and Leutershausen . Likewise, the regional courts of Dinkelsbühl and Wassertrüdingen were combined to form the district office of Dinkelsbühl , the regional courts of Feuchtwangen and Herrieden to form the district office of Feuchtwangen, and the regional courts of Rothenburg and Schillingsfürst to form the district office of Rothenburg ob der Tauber . The cities of Ansbach, Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber did not belong to any district office.

The Heilsbronn District Office , which was formed in 1862 as a continuation of the Heilsbronn District Court, was split up on January 1, 1880 between the Ansbach, Gunzenhausen and Schwabach district offices. The district office of Ansbach ceded municipalities to the district offices of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Uffenheim . In addition, the Rothenburg ob der Tauber district office received the Preuntsfelden community from the Uffenheim district office.


On January 1, 1939, as everywhere in the German Reich, the designation district was introduced. The district offices became the districts of Ansbach, Dinkelsbühl, Feuchtwangen and Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

The city of Dinkelsbühl was reassigned to the district of Dinkelsbühl on April 1, 1940, as was the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber to the district of the same name, but in the case of Rothenburg this was reversed on April 1, 1948, while Dinkelsbühl did not regain district freedom.

On October 1, 1970, the city of Ansbach was enlarged to include the municipality of Eyb in the district.

On July 1, 1971, the district of Feuchtwangen was enlarged to include communities from the district of Dinkelsbühl.

Ansbach district

In the course of the regional reform in Bavaria , a new and larger district of Ansbach was formed on July 1, 1972

On May 1, 1978 Bosacker joined the district of Nördlingen as part of the regional reform .

The district of Ansbach has been the largest district in Bavaria since then. Rothenburg ob der Tauber was given the status of a large district town due to the loss of district freedom . Ansbach was preserved as an independent city and became the seat of the new Ansbach district. On January 1, 1998, Dinkelsbühl was elevated to the status of a large district town because of its historical importance and the fact that it was independent until 1940.

Population development

From 1988 to 2008 the district of Ansbach grew by almost 23,000 inhabitants or around 14%. Since 2005 the trend towards a high of approx. 184,600 inhabitants. In the period from 1988 to 2018, the population rose from 158,695 to 183,949 by 25,254 inhabitants or 15.9%.

The following figures refer to the territorial status on May 25, 1987.

Population development
year 1840 1900 1939 1950 1961 1970 1987 1991 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
Residents 111.153 116.024 117,077 168.909 149.022 155,809 157.632 168,373 178,265 183.207 183,755 179,925 181.314


court House

Service building 1 of the District Office is located at Crailsheimstrasse 1 and service building 2 at Crailsheimstrasse 64 in the independent city of Ansbach. There are also seven branch offices in the district.

District administrators

On March 25, 2012, Jürgen Ludwig (CSU) was elected to succeed Rudolf Schwemmbauer as district administrator with 60.27% of the vote. The election had become necessary because Schwemmbauer had asked the district council for an early release from the office of district administrator on April 30, 2012 due to an illness. During this period Kurt Unger (SPD) and Stefan Horndasch (CSU) were deputy district administrators. As part of the constituent meeting from May 2020, Hans Henninger (FW) was appointed as deputy district administrator, Stefan Horndasch (CSU) and Rainer Erdel (FDP) as further deputies.

District council

District election 2020
Turnout: 63.2% (2014: 62.4%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
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The last local elections led to the following allocation of seats in the district council :

Party / list 2002 2008 2014 2020
CSU 36 32 29 28
SPD 14th 13 12 8th
Free voters 10 11 13 14th
Green 4th 7th 9 11
ÖDP 3 4th 4th 4th
FDP 3 3 3 3
left - - - 2
total 70 70 70 70

Civic engagement

The local alliance for families is still running in 2008 as one of several national model projects. It serves to promote families and civic engagement in cooperation with politics, administration, citizens, educational institutions and associations.

badges and flags

Current coat of arms

Coat of arms of the district of Ansbach
Blazon : "Under a split shield head, in the front square of silver and black, behind in red three silver tips, in gold a red armed black double-headed eagle."

The coat of arms was approved on July 24, 1979 by decision of the government of Middle Franconia.

Reasons for the coat of arms: The coat of arms refers to three earlier reigns in the area of ​​today's Ansbach district:
  • In the early Middle Ages, the entire area belonged to the Duchy of Franconia , which was originally ruled by the respective emperor as an imperial immediate area. The imperial eagle was the symbol of power as a symbol of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. To represent the former imperial cities of Rothenburg and Dinkelsbühl as well as the imperial-free city of Feuchtwangen, the so-called imperial eagle became part of the district's coat of arms.
  • In 1168 the bishops of Würzburg became nominal dukes of Franconia. They used the so-called Franconian rake as a symbol of power , which was also included in the Bavarian coat of arms from 1804. Today all three Franconian administrative districts and Schillingsfürst (formerly Frankenheim) use this heraldic symbol.
  • As the center of the district, Ansbach was the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach under the Hohenzollerns from 1456 to 1791 . The Prussian branch of the family still dominated most of the area of ​​today's district until 1806. This fact symbolizes the use of the so-called Hohen Zollernvierung in the district coat of arms .

Historical coat of arms

Coat of arms of the district of Ansbach until 1972
Blazon : "Under the black and silver quartered shield head in green, an oblique left-hand silver wave bar."


On the same day as the current coat of arms, the government of Middle Franconia also approved the flag of the district. This is evenly striped lengthways of white and red and covered with the district coat of arms. Banner of the district of Ansbach.svg Flag of the district of Ansbach.svg
banner Hoist flag


The district of Ansbach has partnerships with the Erzgebirgskreis ( Saxony ) and since 1997 with Mudanya in Turkey .


In the Future Atlas 2016 , the district of Ansbach was ranked 255 out of 402 districts, municipal associations and urban districts in Germany, making it one of the regions with a “balanced risk-opportunity mix”.

The economic structure in the district of Ansbach is characterized by small and medium-sized companies. The plastics processing industry and information technology companies can be named as particularly important sectors.

The Playmobil manufacturer geobra Brandstätter employs around 600 people in Dietenhofen . Plastic injection molding is one of the largest in Europe. The Pan-plast company in Aurach produces plastic molded parts for the electrical engineering, automotive and medical technology industries. Medium-sized IT companies complement the economic structure in the district of Ansbach, which is otherwise oriented towards the "old economy".

culture and education

The market square in Feuchtwangen is also known as Franconia's ballroom.


There are many different cultural events in the district of Ansbach: From the many church consecrations in the course of the year to the major concert events such as the Taubertal Festival in Rothenburg ob der Tauber . With the Kinderzeche in Dinkelsbühl there are nationally known history festivals in the district.


There are numerous educational institutions in the district and in the city of Ansbach. They offer a variety of development and training opportunities for children and adults.

General education schools

  • 57 primary schools (47 of them in the district of Ansbach)
  • 7 support centers (6 of them in the Ansbach district)
  • 19 middle schools (16 of them in the Ansbach district)
  • 8 secondary schools (7 of them in the Ansbach district)
  • 2 business schools (including 1 in the Ansbach district)
  • 8 grammar schools (5 of them in the Ansbach district)

Vocational schools

  • 5 vocational schools (2 of which have 5 locations in the Ansbach district)
  • 2 vocational schools (including 1 in the Ansbach district)
  • 3 technical colleges (2 of them in the district of Ansbach)
  • 20 vocational schools (11 of them in the Ansbach district)
  • 9 technical schools (including 7 in the Ansbach district)
  • 3 specialist academies (2 of them in the Ansbach district)
  • 3 universities (including 2 in the Ansbach district)

Architectural monuments

The ruins of the Zirkelkappl church near Dentlein am Forst .

Jewish cemeteries

There are three Jewish cemeteries in the Ansbach district : in Bechhofen , in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and in Schopfloch . The cemetery in Bechhofen is the largest with 2223 gravestones .

Stone crosses

See: List of stone crosses in the district of Ansbach .


See: List of all monuments in the Ansbach district. Retrieved January 23, 2020 .

Garden show

The state garden show took place in Wassertrüdingen in 2019 .


The joint municipal company of the district of Ansbach and the city of Ansbach , ANregiomed , operates clinics in Ansbach, Dinkelsbühl , Rothenburg ob der Tauber and a practice clinic in Feuchtwangen , as well as outpatient health care in five medical care centers in Ansbach, Dinkelsbühl, Feuchtwangen and Rothenburg. There is also an academy with seven specialist schools for nursing professions. ANredgiomed employs a total of 2,500 people and cares for 40,000 acute inpatients and over 90,000 outpatients annually.

There is also the Neuendettelsau Clinic in the district , which is maintained by the Neuendettelsau Diakonie .



The district is crossed by two federal motorways, the A 6 from west to east in the middle of the district, the A 7 from north to south on the western edge of the district. Both federal motorways meet at the Feuchtwangen / Crailsheim motorway junction .

In addition to the federal highways 13 , 14 and 25 , short sections of the B 466 run east of Windsbach and the B 470 north-east of Rothenburg ob der Tauber through the district.

License Plate

On July 1, 1956, the district was assigned the distinctive sign AN when the vehicle registration number that is still valid today was introduced . It is still issued today.

Until the 1990s, vehicles from the old districts received special identification numbers:

area Letters numbers
Old district of Ansbach AA to AZ 100 to 999
CA to CZ
KA to KY
NA to NZ
RA to RZ
SC to SZ
Altkreis Dinkelsbühl DA to DZ
LA to LZ
Altkreis Feuchtwangen EA to EZ
PA to PZ
Old district of Rothenburg ob der Tauber HA to HZ
MA to MZ

Since July 10, 2013, due to the license plate liberalization , the distinguishing marks DKB (Dinkelsbühl), FEU (Feuchtwangen) and ROT (Rothenburg ob der Tauber) have been available.

Railway lines

Two important railway lines cross in the district town: the Würzburg - Treuchtlingen line runs from north to south, the first part of which was built in 1859 at the expense of the city of Ansbach as a connecting line; in Gunzenhausen this established a branch from the Nuremberg - Munich state railway, which had already touched the district area near Wassertrüdingen in 1849.

The Bavarian State Railways continued the construction of Ansbach in the direction of Würzburg in 1864. In 1875 they put the east-west line Nuremberg - Ansbach - Crailsheim into operation.

The rural areas and numerous small towns were supplied with state local railways until the beginning of the First World War: as early as 1876, branch lines led on the one hand from Dombühl on the east-west route to Feuchtwangen and on the other hand from Nördlingen to Dinkelsbühl, which were connected with each other from 1881. In 1905 the local railway from Dombühl via Schillingsfürst to the city of Rothenburg o. T. was put into operation, although it had already had a connection to Steinach on the main line Ansbach - Würzburg since 1873.

The following local railways branched off the main line from Nuremberg to Crailsheim: 1894 Wicklesgreuth - Neuendettelsau - Windsbach and 1903 Leutershausen-Wiedersbach - Herrieden - Bechhofen. In 1914/15, some communities east of Ansbach were given a direct rail connection by the Bibertbahn from Nuremberg-Stein station to Unternbibert-Rügland.

The railway network had grown to a length of 229 km. In the years 1966 to 1985, passenger traffic was stopped at 107 km:

Since then, only the intersection of the main lines and two branch lines of 122 km have been served by passenger traffic. However, an additional 45 km are available for museum railways.

The local politicians are striving to reactivate the Nördlingen – Dombühl railway line .

Air traffic

The next commercial airport is Nuremberg . Near Ansbach there is the Ansbach-Petersdorf airfield . There is also the Schweinsdorf airfield near Rothenburg ob der Tauber and a US Army airfield for helicopters in Katterbach . At the Dinkelsbühl-Sinbronn airfield there is an ADAC gGmbH air rescue station with the Christoph 65 rescue helicopter .


Landkreis Donau-Ries Ansbach Fürth Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim Landkreis Fürth Landkreis Roth Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen Unterer Wald Lehrberg Adelshofen (Mittelfranken) Bechhofen (Mittelfranken) Bruckberg (Mittelfranken) Buch am Wald Burk Colmberg Dentlein am Forst Diebach Dietenhofen Dinkelsbühl Dombühl Ehingen (Mittelfranken) Feuchtwangen Flachslanden Gebsattel Gerolfingen Geslau Heilsbronn Insingen Langfurth Leutershausen Lichtenau (Mittelfranken) Merkendorf (Mittelfranken) Mönchsroth Neuendettelsau Neusitz Oberdachstetten Ohrenbach Petersaurach Röckingen Rothenburg ob der Tauber Rügland Sachsen bei Ansbach Schillingsfürst Schnelldorf Schopfloch (Mittelfranken) Steinsfeld Unterschwaningen Wassertrüdingen Weidenbach (Mittelfranken) Weihenzell Weiltingen Wettringen (Mittelfranken) Wieseth Windelsbach Windsbach Wittelshofen Wörnitz (Gemeinde) Wolframs-Eschenbach Wilburgstetten Ornbau Mitteleschenbach Herrieden Dürrwangen Burgoberbach Aurach (Landkreis Ansbach) Arberg Baden-WürttembergMunicipalities in AN.svg
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(Residents on December 31, 2019)


  1. Dinkelsbühl , large district town (11,836)
  2. Feuchtwangen (12,479)
  3. Heilsbronn (9702)
  4. Herrieden (8048)
  5. Leutershausen (5633)
  6. Merkendorf (3000)
  7. Ornbau (1619)
  8. Rothenburg ob der Tauber , large district town (11,391)
  9. Schillingsfürst (2850)
  10. Wassertrüdingen (6053)
  11. Windsbach (6050)
  12. Wolframs-Eschenbach (3119)


  1. Arberg (2254)
  2. Bechhofen (6005)
  3. Colmberg (2036)
  4. Dentlein am Forst (2346)
  5. Dietenhofen (5561)
  6. Dombuhl (1786)
  7. Dürrwangen (2575)
  8. Flax Landing (2328)
  9. Lehrberg (3131)
  10. Lichtenau (3897)
  11. Crested hole (2909)
  12. Weidenbach (2270)
  13. Weilingen (1383)

Other communities

  1. Adelshofen (931)
  2. Aurach (2982)
  3. Bruckberg (1329)
  4. Book a.Wald (1039)
  5. Burgoberbach (3473)
  6. Burk (1041)
  7. Diebach (1131)
  8. Ehingen (1913)
  9. Gebsattel (1719)
  10. Gerolfingen (968)
  11. Geslau (1322)
  12. Insingen (1166)
  13. Langfurth (2027)
  14. Mitteleschenbach (1632)
  15. Mönchsroth (1604)
  16. Neuendettelsau (7955)
  17. Neusitz (2104)
  18. Oberdachstetten (1638)
  19. Ohrbach (625)
  20. Petersaurach (4932)
  21. Roeckingen (726)
  22. Rugland (1250)
  23. Saxony near Ansbach (3526)
  24. Schnelldorf (3641)
  25. Steinsfeld (1225)
  26. Unterschwaningen (881)
  27. Weihenzell (2898)
  28. Wettringen (1007)
  29. Wieseth (1325)
  30. Wilburgstetten (2151)
  31. Windelsbach (1051)
  32. Wittelshofen (1284)
  33. Wörnitz (1834)

Community-free area
Unterer Wald (1.82 km², uninhabited)

Administrative communities

  1. Dentlein a.Forst
    with the member communities
    Burk, Dentlein a.Forst (Markt) and Wieseth
  2. Hesselberg
    with the member communities
    Ehingen (seat), Gerolfingen, Röckingen, Unterschwaningen and Wittelshofen
  3. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    with the member communities
    Adelshofen, Gebsattel, Geslau, Insingen, Neusitz, Ohrbach, Steinsfeld and Windelsbach (seat: Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
  4. Schillingsfürst
    with the member communities
    Buch am Wald, Diebach, Dombühl (market), Schillingsfürst (city), Wettringen and Wörnitz
  5. Triesdorf
    with the member communities
    Stadt Ornbau and Markt Weidenbach (seat)
  6. Weihenzell
    with the member communities
    Bruckberg, Rügland and Weihenzell
  7. Wilburgstetten
    with the member communities
    Mönchsroth, Weiltingen (Markt) and Wilburgstetten
  8. Wolframs-Eschenbach
    with the member communities
    Mitteleschenbach and Wolframs-Eschenbach (city)
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a small town that has saved its medieval image into the present.

Municipalities of the district before the territorial reform 1971/72

Before the regional reform, the district of Ansbach had 82 communities. The churches that still exist today are written in bold :

former parish today's parish today's district
Aich Neuendettelsau Ansbach district
Alberndorf Saxony near Ansbach Ansbach district
Altendettelsau Petersaurach Ansbach district
Auerbach Colmberg Ansbach district
Bechhofen Neuendettelsau Ansbach district
Bernhardswinden Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Bertholdsdorf Windsbach Ansbach district
Betzendorf Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Bonnhof Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Brodswinden Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Bruckberg Bruckberg Ansbach district
Well Windsbach Ansbach district
Heat Lehrberg Ansbach district
Büchelberg Leutershausen Ansbach district
Surety Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Colmberg Colmberg Ansbach district
Elpersdorf near Ansbach Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Elpersdorf near Windsbach Windsbach Ansbach district
Erlbach Leutershausen Ansbach district
Eyb Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Fischbach Lichtenau Ansbach district
Flax landing Flax landing Ansbach district
Forest Weihenzell Ansbach district
Götteldorf Dietenhofen Ansbach district
Graefbuch Lehrberg Ansbach district
Grosshaslach Petersaurach Ansbach district
Grüb Weihenzell Ansbach district
Hague Neuendettelsau Ansbach district
Haasgang Weihenzell Ansbach district
Heilsbronn Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Hennenbach Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Herpersdorf Lichtenau Ansbach district
Hessbach Lehrberg Ansbach district
Höfstetten Ansbach Ansbach district
Immeldorf Lichtenau Ansbach district
Jochsberg Leutershausen Ansbach district
Throat coin Dietenhofen Ansbach district
Chain village Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Kettenhöfstetten Flax landing Ansbach district
Kleinhaslach Dietenhofen Ansbach district
Lehrberg Lehrberg Ansbach district
Leutershausen Leutershausen Ansbach district
Lichtenau Lichtenau Ansbach district
Malmersdorf Lichtenau Ansbach district
Mitteldachstetten Oberdachstetten Ansbach district
Mittelramstadt Leutershausen Ansbach district
Moosbach Windsbach Ansbach district
Müncherlbach Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Neuendettelsau Neuendettelsau Ansbach district
Neunkirchen Leutershausen Ansbach district
News Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Neustetten Flax landing Ansbach district
Oberdachstetten Oberdachstetten Ansbach district
Obersulzbach Lehrberg Ansbach district
Petersaurach Petersaurach Ansbach district
Ratchet winches Saxony near Ansbach Ansbach district
Rauenbuch Leutershausen Ansbach district
Retzendorf Windsbach Ansbach district
Rügland Rügland Ansbach district
Saxony Saxony near Ansbach Ansbach district
Sauernheim Windsbach Ansbach district
Schalkhausen Ansbach Independent city of Ansbach
Schlauersbach Lichtenau Ansbach district
Seitendorf Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Sondernohe Flax landing Ansbach district
Suddersdorf Windsbach Ansbach district
Underbibert Rügland Ansbach district
Unterrottmannsdorf Lichtenau Ansbach district
Veitsaurach Windsbach Ansbach district
Vestenberg Petersaurach Ansbach district
Virnsberg Flax landing Ansbach district
Volkersdorf Saxony near Ansbach Ansbach district
Wattenbach Lichtenau Ansbach district
Weihenzell Weihenzell Ansbach district
Weissenbronn Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Weiterndorf Heilsbronn Ansbach district
Wernsbach near Ansbach Weihenzell Ansbach district
Wernsbach Neuendettelsau Ansbach district
Wiedersbach Leutershausen Ansbach district
Windsbach Windsbach Ansbach district
Wollersdorf Neuendettelsau Ansbach district
Zailach Lehrberg Ansbach district

Protected areas

In the district of Ansbach there are 16 nature reserves , two landscape protection areas , 24 geotopes and 18 designated FFH areas (as of August 2016). Wiesmet , one of the largest and most important wetlands in southern Germany, is located in the district . See also:


  • District of Ansbach, Bavarian State Center for Political Education (Ed.): Our district of Ansbach. History, culture, landscape, population, economic structure, administration and finances, municipal institutions and tasks (=  Our district . Volume 137 ). North-South advertising, Munich 1980.
  • Elisabeth Fechter: The place names of the district of Ansbach . Inaugural dissertation. Erlangen 1955, DNB  480570132 .
  • Günther P. Fehring : City and district of Ansbach (=  Bavarian art monuments . Volume 2 ). Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 1958, DNB  451224701 .
  • Manfred Jehle: Ansbach: the margravial chief offices Ansbach, Colmberg-Leutershausen, Windsbach, the Nuremberg nursing office Lichtenau and the Deutschordensamt (Wolframs-) Eschenbach (=  historical atlas of Bavaria, part Franconia . I, 35). Commission for Bavarian State History, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-7696-6856-8 .
  • Konrad Rosenhauer et al. (Ed.): The district of Ansbach. Past and present . Publishing house for authorities and business Hoeppner, Aßling-Pörsdorf 1964, DNB  450093387 .

See also

Portal: West Middle Franconia  - Overview of Wikipedia content on the subject of West Middle Franconia

Web links

Commons : Landkreis Ansbach  - Collection of pictures, 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. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 420 .
  3. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 480 .
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 97 .
  5. ^ Ordinance on the reorganization of Bavaria into rural districts and independent cities of December 27, 1971
  6. ^ 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. 707 .
  7. ( page no longer available , search in web archives: District Administrator Rudolf Schwemmbauer asks district council to release from office ) on altmü 2Template: Toter Link /
  8. District election Ansbach 2020 , accessed on May 7, 2020
  9. Ansbach district election 2008. Ansbach district, March 19, 2008, accessed on April 2, 2014 .
  10. Result of the district election 2014 on March 16, 2014, district of Ansbach. Ansbach district, April 1, 2014, accessed April 2, 2014 .
  11. Entry on the coat of arms of the district of Ansbach  in the database of the House of Bavarian History , accessed on September 4, 2017 .
  12. ^ Claus Broser: Coat of arms in the district of Ansbach. Hercynia Verlag, Ansbach 1990, ISBN 3-925063-23-4 .
  13. Future Atlas 2016. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 2, 2017 ; accessed on March 23, 2018 .
  14. ^ Education portal LK Ansbach. Retrieved January 14, 2020 .
  15. ANregiomed clinic association. Retrieved January 14, 2020 .
  16. Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs: Progress in reactivating the Dombühl-Dinkelsbühl / Freistaat railway line issues order guarantee ( memento of November 9, 2013 in the Internet Archive ), April 9, 2013.
  17. "Christoph 65" starts in Dinkelsbühl ( memento from September 25, 2015 in the Internet Archive ),
  18. "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 ).