Thundorf in Lower Franconia

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Thundorf in Lower Franconia
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Coordinates: 50 ° 12 ′  N , 10 ° 19 ′  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Franconia
County : Bad Kissingen
Management Community : Maßbach
Height : 330 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.58 km 2
Residents: 1030 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 66 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 97711
Area code : 09724
License plate : KG, BRK, HAB
Community key : 09 6 72 157
Community structure: 4 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Lindenstrasse 2
97711 Thundorf
Website :
Mayoress : Judith Dekant (Rothhausen voter community)
Location of the municipality of Thundorf i.UFr. in the Bad Kissingen district
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Thundorf moated castle

Thundorf in Lower Franconia (officially: Thundorf i.UFr. ) Is a municipality in the Lower Franconian district of Bad Kissingen and a member of the Maßbach administrative community .


Geographical location

Thundorf is located in a geographical transition zone, in the south of the Grabfeldgau , not far east of the Haßberge and not far north of the Schweinfurt Rhön . The village lies on the Ransbach, which rises near Theinfeld and flows into the Lauer near Poppenlauer . The highest elevation, the Dürnberg near Theinfeld, is an extension of the Haßberge.

Community structure

The community is divided into four districts:


Until the church is planted

The oldest evidence of an early settlement comes from barrows (around 2500 BC) or the remains of a former fortification near the village. Arnulf von Kärnten mentioned Thundorf for the first time in a document dated December 1, 889. Before that, it was 888 as "Tuomsdorf" in a document / decree of Emperor Charles III. contain. On the castle hill there are remains of ramparts and castle complexes that were built there in the middle of the 12th century by the knights of Thundorf. The Lords of Schaumberg lived in this Ganerbeburg in the 14th and 15th centuries . When this castle complex was destroyed in the course of the peasant uprising, they had a moated castle built in the valley in 1480. Other building witnesses of this time are the tithe barn , the garden pavilion, the brewery and wine press house and the forester's house.

The Reformation was introduced in Thundorf almost smoothly at the latest since 1520. This happened unimpaired until in 1676 rule over Thundorf changed from the Evangelical von Schaumberg family to the Catholic von Rosenbach family . Due to the repression that followed, the evangelical community became noticeably smaller. In 1676 there was massive looting during the Thirty Years War . The gentlemen from the Schaumberg sold their property to the Rosenbach family. Thundorf passed into their possession with the castle, subjects and the neighboring villages of Rothhausen and Theinfeld. The Rosenbachs appointed an administrator, they themselves lived in Würzburg .

In 1806, the Rosenbach family died out and Archduke Ferdinand of Tuscany , to whose fief Thundorf now belonged, declared the burgrave to be manned and fallen. The approximately 700  acres of land were divided up among the farmers, while 750  hectares of forest went to the Duchy of Würzburg . The moated castle with its goods was sold. The place has belonged to Bavaria since the Congress of Vienna in 1814/1815.


  • Thundorf is mostly Catholic and the seat of the parish , which also looks after Theinfeld, Rothhausen, Volkershausen and Maßbach . The Catholic parish church of St. Laurentius has been in the north wing of the moated castle since 1816, in an extension completed in 1977 there is a baptistery with wall paintings.
  • The old, later Protestant church was built in 1727 on a hill in the middle of the village. In 1974 the parish, one of the oldest in Bavaria, was dissolved and incorporated into Maßbach.
  • Through the foundation of Silvester von Schaumberg in 1520 a knight school was established in the Vogtei , which existed until the Thirty Years War.


As part of the regional reform , the previously independent community of Rothhausen was incorporated on May 1, 1978. The place Theinfeld was taken over by Markt Maßbach.


Municipal council

After the last local election on March 2, 2008, the local council has twelve members. The turnout was 81.2%. The choice brought the following result:

  CSU / Free Voting Community    6 seats (44.4%)
  Rothhausen community of voters 4 seats (35.4%)
  Theinfeld civic block 2 seats (20.2%)

Another member and chairman of the municipal council is the mayor.


Judith Dekant (Rothhausen voters' community) has been mayor since May 1, 2020; it was elected on March 15, 2020 with 50.2% of the vote.

Intercommunal alliance Schweinfurter OberLand

The community has been a member of the Intercommunal Alliance Schweinfurter OberLand since July 2012, to which the communities Maßbach , Rannungen , Üchtelhausen , Schonungen and Stadtlauringen also belong (see also Schweinfurt Rhön ).

coat of arms

Coat of arms Thundorf in Unterfranken.gif

Blazon : “Divided by silver and red; above a growing double-tailed, red crowned and armored black lion, below a silver ploughshare on two diagonally crossed silver hoes . "

Coat of arms history: Thundorf was created in 1978 by amalgamating the formerly independent communities Thundorf and Rothhausen and the village of Theinfeld, which used to belong to the Massbach market. The lion was taken over from the community coat of arms of Rothhausen, which was lost due to the merger, in today's coat of arms. He is the heraldic animal of the Lords of Rosenbach, who ruled the municipality in the Middle Ages. The crossed Reuthauen are an indication of the origin of Rothhausen through clearing. The ploughshare indicates the agricultural origins of Theinfeld. The situation in Franconia is indicated by the colors silver and red.

The coat of arms was awarded by the government of Lower Franconia on October 17, 1979.

Economy and Infrastructure


Public bus transport with connections to the cities of Schweinfurt , Bad Kissingen and Münnerstadt is available.


Gymnasiums, secondary schools, vocational schools and other secondary schools as well as adult education institutions can be found in the vicinity.

Culture and sights


The Thundorf theater group plays funny folk and farmer's plays every year in the period from Carnival to Easter. It can look back on decades of tradition.

Since 1998, the Thundorfer Theater Days have taken place every second year in September in the Ritterkeller.


Thundorf Castle

Thundorf moated castle

The moated castle with two domed corner towers was built in 1610. Among other things, the youth home is located in it today. The north wing was added to the palace in the 18th century . This was redesigned as a parish church at the beginning of the 19th century . The garden pavilion in the leased garden was also built at this time. The church is partly in the parish lake. The moated castle, along with the leased garden and the city wall, are listed as historical monuments.

Protestant church

Evang. Church in Thundorf

The bell tower of the Protestant church was built in the 15th century . It had a bell roof until 1870 . There are different views about the year the nave was built. On the one hand the year 1699 and on the other hand the year 1727 are mentioned. In 1848 the church was rebuilt inside. From 1680 to 1847 the Protestant parsonage was housed in the neighboring former knight school.

Community brewery

The community brewery in Thundorf near the moated castle is one of the last of its kind and is the only one in the whole area that is still in operation. The exact age cannot be determined. It was first mentioned in a document in 1551. In its heyday after the Second World War , around 24 brews were brewed annually , which corresponds to around 360 hl . Today around 70 hl are brewed per year.

The very rare combination of top-fermenting yeast, which is mostly only found in wheat beer , and barley malt gives the Thundorf house drink an unmistakable taste. If the beer, which is not subjected to any filtering, is stored in aluminum barrels under pressure, it tastes very yeasty. If it matures in traditional wooden barrels or in the more modern plastic barrels, the yeast settles on the bottom, so that the full aroma of the beer is achieved without the strong yeast taste.

Since the production from mashing to the first tap is manual and not automated, each brew has its own flavor note .

Architectural monuments

See also

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. Thundorf i.UFr. at
  3. ^ JA Pupikofer: History of the Thurgau. Self-published, Bischofzell 1828-1830 OCLC 37604024 , p. 167.
  4. a b c d history ( Memento of the original from May 14, 2014 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. on, accessed on May 13, 2014. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ 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. 739 .
  6. Thundorf monument list on, accessed on May 13, 2014.
  7. ^ Karl Gröber: The Art Monuments of the Kingdom of Bavaria, Lower Franconia and Aschaffenburg , Issue 10, Bad Kissingen, 1914, pp. 224–225
  8. Georg Dehio : Handbuch der Deutschen Kunstdenkmäler: Handbuch der Deutschen Kunstdenkmäler, Bavaria I: Franconia: The administrative districts of Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia and Lower Franconia: BD I. Deutscher Kunstverlag Munich Berlin, 2nd, revised and supplemented edition, 1999, ISBN 3-422- 03051-4 , p. 1021
  9. S. Zeißner: history of the reign Thundorf , Hofheim, 1925. repr. Thundorf, 1979, p. 42
  10. "Evangelical Lutheran Church Community Thundorf": History
  11. ^ Rainer Schüler: The buildings and land monuments of the Thundorf community in the districts of Thundorf, Theinfeld and Rothhausen, 1981, pp. 59-63
  12. S. Zeißner: history of the reign Thundorf , Hofheim 1925, repr. Thundorf, 1979, pp. 48-50
  13. Everyone can brew their own beer here at, accessed on May 13, 2014.
  14. The community brewery in Thundorf on, accessed on May 13, 2014.

Web links

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