Rauenberg (Freudenberg)

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City of Freudenberg
Coat of arms of Rauenberg
Coordinates: 49 ° 44 ′ 30 ″  N , 9 ° 23 ′ 1 ″  E
Height : 312 m above sea level NN
Area : 7.52 km²
Residents : 575  (Jan. 1, 2019)
Population density : 76 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : December 31, 1972
Postal code : 97896
Area code : 09377

Rauenberg is a district of Freudenberg in the Main-Tauber district in Baden-Württemberg .


The districts of Rauenberg, Dürrhof and Wessental based on a drawing from 1894

f1Georeferencing Map with all coordinates of the residential areas in the Rauenberg district: OSM

The district of the former municipality of Rauenberg includes the village of Rauenberg ( ), the village of Schafhof (also Winden) ( ), which has disappeared in Rauenberg, and the Dürrhof residential area with forest and forest house ( ) as well as the lost village of Glappenhausen. The village extends on both sides of the upper Wildbachtal , the valley flanks of which steepen like a goblet below the village. The village grew since 1960 in the northwest in Gewann Obere Müssig , since 1963 in the east in Gewann Eideisrain , since 1966 in Gewannen Häuseräcker and Wasenfeld and since 1964 in the southwest in Gewann Guggenberg .



It is assumed that the hamlet of Winden , also called Wineden ("land gained by clearing") or Schafhof , which was first mentioned in 1214, was the subdivision of today's town.

middle Ages

In 1219 the place was first mentioned as Rauenburc . In 1379 there was another documentary mention as Rauenberg . The root word rough indicates a wooded place. It is a clearing settlement from the High Middle Ages in a forest belonging to the Archdiocese of Mainz . Rauenberg originally belonged to the tenth in Bürgstadt . In 1219 a Heinrich von Rauenberg was mentioned. Before 1379 the local rule was with the German Order Coming Procelten. Later the place was loaned from the diocese of Mainz to the Rüdt von Collenberg .

Modern times

In 1659 the place fell to the diocese of Mainz and from then on belonged to the Oberamt Miltenberg. In 1803 the place fell to the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg in the course of secularization through the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss , before it became Baden in 1806 through the determination of the Rhine Federation Act. From 1813 to 1938 Rauenberg belonged to the office and later district office Wertheim, then from 1938 to the district of Tauberbischofsheim , which in turn became part of the newly formed Main-Tauber district on January 1, 1973 .

Rauenberg was incorporated into the city of Freudenberg on December 31, 1972.


Rauenberg originally belonged to the Nassig parish in the 16th century . Through the Counter Reformation, the place came to Freudenberg in the 17th century. 1669 mentions its own pastoral care. In 1905 a Catholic parish was formed with subsidiary parishes in Wessental and Ebenheid. Today the evangelical believers belong to Nassig again.

Culture and sights

View into the parish church of St. Wendelin

Cultural monuments

Parish Church of St. Wendelin

The Catholic parish church of St. Wendelin is located in the village. The Wendelinus Church dates from 1869. There is also a modern extension of the nave with a tower.


The second circular hiking trail in the Lieblichen Taubertal (LT 2) with the name "Romantic Wildbachtal" leads from Boxtal via Rauenberg and Wessental. There is a Kneipp facility at the Rauenberg cemetery .

Biking and hiking trails

Rauenberg lies on the Liebliches Taubertal cycle path - the sporty one .

Economy and Infrastructure


The Eichwald elementary school in Rauenberg has existed since 1996 and is also attended by children from the Boxtal, Ebenheid and Wessental districts.


Rauenberg can be reached both from the south and from the north-east via the K 2831 (also called Raubachstraße in the local area ).


Web links

Commons : Rauenberg (Freudenberg)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b City of Freudenberg: Rauenberg district . Online at www.freudenberg-main.de. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. a b c d e f g LEO-BW.de: Rauenberg - Altgemeinde ~ Teilort . Online at www.leo-bw.de. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  3. Additional source on a place to live in Freudenberg: Schafhof (Winden) - place to live . Online at www.leo-bw.de. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  4. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register 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. 480 f .
  5. ^ Catholic pastoral care unit Freudenberg: St. Wendelinus Rauenberg . www.kath-kirche-freudenberg.de. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  6. Circular hiking in the Taubertal. In: liebliches-taubertal.de. Retrieved May 17, 2020 .
  7. http://udo.lubw.baden-wuerttemberg.de/public/q/h1BvQ
  8. "The Sportive" - ​​Tourist Association Liebliches Taubertal. In: liebliches-taubertal.de. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  9. 2nd day stage - Freudenberg to Külsheim - Liebliches Taubertal tourist office. In: liebliches-taubertal.de. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .