|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Administrative region :||Lower Bavaria|
|Height :||315 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||11.96 km 2|
|Residents:||4222 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||353 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||94526|
|Area code :||0991|
|License plate :||DEG|
|Community key :||09 2 71 132|
|LOCODE :||DE TTD|
|Market structure:||19 districts|
Market administration address :
|Mayor :||Andreas Moser ( FW )|
|Location of the Metten market in the Deggendorf district|
Parts of the municipality are: Berg , Frauenmühle , Hochwald , Hochwiese, Hohenstein , Kälberweid, Kleinberg , Lehmberg , Metten , Mettenbuch , Oberdachsbühl, Obermettenwald, Paulusberg , Randholz, Riedfeld , Sandgrube , Schaltbach , Untermettenwald, Uttobrunn , Wimpassing and Zeitldorf .
Due to its location in Central Europe , the Metten market is in the cool temperate climate zone with winter hardiness 6–7. The market lies in the transition area between the humid Atlantic and the dry continental climate .
Average temperature and precipitation values
Source: MSN Weather - Metten, DEU
Until the church is planted
The Benedictine Abbey of St. Michael in Metten was founded around 766 and had been a royal monastery since 788. The place belonging to the monastery received in 1051 from Emperor Heinrich III. the right to hold a fair on the (then) three days of Pentecost and the feast of St. Michael with customs, ban and compulsion. Metten became part of the Duchy of Bavaria again after 1246, but formed a closed Hofmark under the local rule of the monastery until the secularization in Bavaria in 1803 . Based on the parish edict of 1818, Metten became an independent parish in 1818.
19th and 20th centuries
At the head of the community was a community leader who presided over the community committee. The community leader and the community representatives were elected every three years indirectly (electoral system). In 1830 the monastery was rebuilt.
An alleged miracle healing in the hamlet of Mettenbuch in the spring of 1877 swelled the flow of pilgrims that had arisen on the basis of the descriptions of “miraculous-faced children”: over 100,000 pilgrims came over the year. Without church recognition, the Mettenbuch pilgrimage to the forest chapel of the “Comforter of the Sorrowful” lives on on a small scale to this day.
After the Second World War, the town of Metten experienced a sharp increase in population due to displaced persons and was promoted to market in 1966.
In the period from 1988 to 2018, the market grew from 3,711 to 4,180 by 469 inhabitants or 12.6%.
The local elections on March 15, 2020 (and by comparison the 2014 elections) resulted in the following distribution of seats:
|Share of votes||42.0%||32.7%||13.1%||12.2%||100%|
|Share of votes||22.6%||53.0%||24.4%||-||100%|
The first mayor has been Andreas Moser (Free Voters, brother of Deggendorf's Lord Mayor Christian Moser ) since May 2020 . He was elected in the local elections on March 15, 2020 in the first ballot with 52.14 percent (1216 of 2332 votes).
Erhard Radlmaier ( CSU ) held office until 2020 . He was the successor of Ludwig Schmid ( SPD ) in 2002 and was confirmed in office in the local elections in March 2008 and 2014 with 78.51% of the votes cast.
coat of arms
Blazon : “Split by gold and blue; in front two diagonally crossed black stick hammers, behind a silver heraldic lily. "
The coat of arms has been used since 1962.
Economy and Infrastructure
Jobs and agriculture
In 2017 there were 881 jobs subject to social security contributions in the municipality. Of the resident population, 1622 people were in an employment relationship subject to compulsory insurance. This means that the number of out-commuters was 741 greater than that of in-commuters. 61 residents were unemployed. In 2016 there were 19 farms.
In 2017, the municipal tax revenue amounted to € 4.360 million, of which the trade tax income (net) amounted to € 1.487 million.
The following institutions existed in 2018:
- 2 day care centers with 132 approved places and 125 children
- 2 elementary schools with a total of 16 classes, 24 teachers and 296 students
- 1 grammar school: St. Michaels grammar school of the Benedictines with 14 classes, 34 teachers and 435 students and an attached boarding school
sons and daughters of the town
- Modest Butterer (1738–1784), Benedictine priest and legal scholar
- Benedikt Hacker (1769–1829), composer and music publisher
- Rainer Keßler (1919–2002), administrative lawyer
- Sepp Maier (* 1944), soccer goalkeeper, soccer world champion 1974
- Thomas E. Bauer (* 1970), singer
- Johannes Hartl (* 1979), Roman Catholic theologian, speaker, book author and songwriter
Other personalities associated with the city
- Pavlo Skoropadskyj (born May 15, 1873 in Wiesbaden , † April 26, 1945 in Metten ), tsarist general , landowner and Ukrainian politician . During the First World War he was the head of state of his country as the German- backed hetman of the Ukrainian state .
Metten used to be the Bavarian starting point of the European pilgrimage route Via Nova , which leads to Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut (Austria) and is integrated into the European network of long-distance hiking trails (current starting point: Weltenburg Abbey ).
- Metten Monastery - the Benedictine Abbey of St. Michael
- "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 ).
- Markt Metten in the local database of the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on December 5, 2017.
- MERIAN monthly issue, 16th year (1963), issue 6, p. 88 ff
- Bayerwaldbote dated April 3, 2009 ( Memento of the original dated January 2, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Announcement of the final result of the election of the municipal council on March 15, 2020. In: markt-metten.de. March 31, 2020, accessed May 1, 2020 .
- Election result of March 15, 2020. wahl.info, March 16, 2020, accessed on March 16, 2020 .
- Local elections 2020 | Metten market. Retrieved April 11, 2020 .
- Entry on the Metten coat of arms in the database of the House of Bavarian History , accessed on August 6, 2020 .
- Bavaria - Austria - Czech Republic. Association "European Pilgrimage - VIA NOVA", accessed on December 4, 2015 .