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Muttersholtz coat of arms
Muttersholtz (France)
region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Sélestat
Community association Sélestat
Coordinates 48 ° 16 '  N , 7 ° 32'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 16 '  N , 7 ° 32'  E
height 162-170 m
surface 12.67 km 2
Residents 2,013 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 159 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 67600
INSEE code
Half-timbered house
Mairie Muttersholtz
Protestant Church

Muttersholtz ( German : Müttersholz ; historically also: Muttersholz, Mintersholz ) is a French commune in the Bas-Rhin department in the Grand Est region (until 2015 Alsace ).


Muttersholtz is five kilometers east of Schlettstadt .

The community has residents in 2013 (as of January 1, 2017).

The municipal area also includes the villages Ehnwihr (Ehenweier) and Nieder-Rathsamhausen.


The oldest surviving mention of Müttersholz comes from 817, when it was mentioned in a document from Emperor Ludwig the Pious .

It had belonged to the Lichtenberg rule since the end of the 13th century . The Lords of Lichtenberg probably bought the village from those of Ötingen . In the lordship of Lichtenberg it was only formally assigned to the Wolfisheim office because it was passed on as a fief to the von Rathsamhausen family . In the period that followed, the Wolfisheim office - and with it also feudal lordship over Müttersholz - came to the County of Hanau-Lichtenberg in 1480 and to the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1736 . Even at this time it is still mentioned as part of the Wolfisheim office.

With the reunion policy of France under King Louis XIV. Müttersholz also came under French sovereignty, with the upheaval started by the French Revolution it became French. At that time Müttersholz had about 500 inhabitants.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2010 2016
Residents 1,383 1,450 1,559 1,629 1,651 1,719 1,922 2.013
Sources: Cassini and INSEE

Community partnerships

A partnership between Muttersholtz and the German community of Reiskirchen in Hessen has existed since 1991/92 .



Along with Sentheim, Muttersholtz is one of the last two places where the Kelsch , a traditional linen fabric, is woven.


  • Fritz Eyer: The territory of the Lords of Lichtenberg 1202-1480. Investigations into the property, the rule and the politics of domestic power of a noble family from the Upper Rhine . In: Writings of the Erwin von Steinbach Foundation . 2nd edition, unchanged in the text, by an introduction extended reprint of the Strasbourg edition, Rhenus-Verlag, 1938. Volume 10 . Pfaehler, Bad Neustadt an der Saale 1985, ISBN 3-922923-31-3 (268 pages).
  • Friedrich Knöpp: Territorial holdings of the County of Hanau-Lichtenberg in Hesse-Darmstadt . [typewritten] Darmstadt 1962. [Available in the Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt , signature: N 282/6].
  • Le Patrimoine des Communes du Bas-Rhin . Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Charenton-le-Pont 1999, ISBN 2-84234-055-8 , pp. 612-614.

See also

Web links

Commons : Muttersholtz  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Knöpp, p. 20.
  2. Eyer, p. 179.
  3. Eyer, pp. 233f.
  4. Eyer, p. 208.
  5. Knöpp, p. 20.
  6. ^ Alfred Matt: Bailliages, prévôté et fiefs ayant fait partie de la Seigneurie de Lichtenberg, du Comté de Hanau-Lichtenberg, du Landgraviat de Hesse-Darmstadt . In: Société d'Histoire et d'Archaeologie de Saverne et Environs (ed.): Cinquième centenaire de la création du Comté de Hanau-Lichtenberg 1480 - 1980 = Pays d'Alsace 111/112 (2, 3/1980), p 7-9 (9).