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Coat of arms of the municipality of Veitshöchheim
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Coordinates: 49 ° 50 '  N , 9 ° 52'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Franconia
County : Wurzburg
Height : 170 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.76 km 2
Residents: 9525 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 885 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 97209
Area code : 0931
License plate : , OCH
Community key : 09 6 79 202
Community structure: 2 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
97209 Veitshöchheim
Website :
Mayor : Jürgen Götz ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Veitshöchheim in the district of Würzburg
Landkreis Main-Spessart Landkreis Schweinfurt Landkreis Kitzingen Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim Baden-Württemberg Irtenberger Wald Irtenberger Wald Guttenberger Wald Guttenberger Wald Gramschatzer Wald Würzburg Winterhausen Uettingen Sommerhausen Remlingen (Unterfranken) Reichenberg (Unterfranken) Altertheim Zell am Main Waldbüttelbrunn Waldbrunn (Unterfranken) Veitshöchheim Unterpleichfeld Leinach Thüngersheim Theilheim Tauberrettersheim Sonderhofen Rottendorf Röttingen Riedenheim Randersacker Prosselsheim Ochsenfurt Oberpleichfeld Eisenheim Neubrunn (Unterfranken) Margetshöchheim Kürnach Kleinrinderfeld Kist Kirchheim (Unterfranken) Holzkirchen (Unterfranken) Höchberg Hettstadt Helmstadt Hausen bei Würzburg Güntersleben Greußenheim Giebelstadt Geroldshausen Gerbrunn Gelchsheim Gaukönigshofen Frickenhausen am Main Estenfeld Erlabrunn Eisingen (Bayern) Eibelstadt Bütthard Bieberehren Bergtheim Aub Landkreis Ansbach Rimparmap
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Veitshöchheim from above

Veitshöchheim is a municipality in the Lower Franconian district of Würzburg and is located on the Main .


Community structure

Veitshöchheim is divided into two districts (the type of settlement in brackets):

Neighboring communities

In the north are the communities Erlabrunn , Thüngersheim and Güntersleben ; the eastern neighboring communities are Rimpar and Estenfeld . In the south, Veitshöchheim borders directly on Würzburg , and Zell am Main is also in the south . To the west on the opposite side of the Main is the municipality of Margetshöchheim .



The original name Hochheim consists of the Old High German adjective hôch and the Old High German word heim . Later the name of the church patron St. Vitus / St. Veit added to the name to distinguish the place from Margetshöchheim on the opposite side of the Main.

Earlier spellings

Earlier spellings of the place from maps and documents
year Notation
1097 Hocheim
1250 Hochheim
1301 Ho e cheim ad sanctum Vitum
1350 Sant Vitus Hocheim
1362 Sant Veytz Ho e cheim
1376 Vitsho e cheym
1554 Veitshocheim
1575 Veitshöcheim
1579 Veitshochheim


Until the 19th century

Veitshöchheim was first mentioned in 779. In the year 1246 the election of the German king took place in the place, Heinrich Raspe emerged as the winner. A separate coat of arms for Veitshöchheim was granted by Prince-Bishop Friedrich von Wirsberg at the request of the community leaders in 1563 .

Town hall from 1748 built according to plans by Balthasar Neumann under Prince-Bishop AFvon Ingelheim and K.Ph. from Greiffenclau
Veitshoechheim 1898
Veitshöchheim Castle , built between 1680 and 1682

The Veitshöchheim castle was in the years 1680 to 1682 under the Prince Bishop Peter Philipp von Dernbach built and 1749-1753 by Balthasar Neumann extended. The construction of the court garden, which belongs to the castle, began in 1702. The parish church of St. Vitus , which is still preserved today , was consecrated in 1691, and the Veitshöchheim synagogue was built between 1727 and 1730.

In 1814, the place finally fell to the State of Bavaria , after having come to the Grand Duchy of Würzburg only nine years earlier . The municipality was formed in its current form in the course of the Bavarian administrative reforms in 1818 . The Veitshöchheim train station with the royal pavilion was built in 1853 and 1854 under Maximilian II of Bavaria.


On July 1, 1976, the previously independent municipality of Oberdürrbach was dissolved. Its main part was reclassified to the city of Würzburg. The church village of Gadheim came to Veitshöchheim.

Population development


Municipal council

The Veitshöchheim municipal council has had 20 members again since May 1, 2020, as the population is now below 10,000 (until April 2020: 24 municipal councilors). The election on March 15, 2020 had the following result:

Seats Share of votes
CSU / Veitshöchheimer center 9 43.48%
Alliance 90 / The Greens 5 22.22%
SPD 3 16.36%
Independent voter community - Free Voters Veitshöchheim 3 15.54%
FDP 0 2.41%
total 20th 100.00%

The turnout was 59.35%.

Compared to the 2014 to 2020 term of office, the municipal council has been reduced by four seats. While Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen gained two seats, the SPD lost four seats. The CSU / Veitshöchheimer Mitte and the Independent Voting Association / Free Voters Veitshöchheim each had to give up one seat.


Jürgen Götz (SU / Veitshöchheimer Mitte) has been mayor since May 1, 2014. He was elected for a further six years on March 15, 2020 with no opposing candidate with a turnout of 59.3% with 92.12% of the votes. His predecessor was Rainer Kinzkofer (SPD), who had headed the community since September 10, 1986 and did not run for re-election in 2014.

coat of arms

Double bartender sign with the coat of arms of Veitshöchheim

The description reads: “In red, an unclothed, golden nimbed man protruding from a three-legged, two-handled golden cauldron in natural colors with hands folded in front of his chest, accompanied by a six-pointed golden star on the top right and left. The black number "15" is affixed to the left and the black number "63" to the right in the recesses (spear rests) of the tartsch shield. "

Declaration of coat of arms: The coat of arms shows the martyrdom of Saint Vitus (St. Vitus) in the cauldron, the patron saint of Veitshöchheim. The numbers in the spear rests of the double archery shield form the year "1563", which refers to the year the coat of arms was granted to the community on July 26, 1563 by Prince-Bishop Friedrich von Wirsberg .

Town twinning

Culture and sights

Large lake with Musenberg in the rococo garden



Regular events

  • The Altortfest was an annual summer festival with culinary specialties, but is no longer held.
  • Carnival in Franconia , the ceremonial meeting of the FVF , which is broadcast annually by Bavarian television , makes the place known nationwide.
  • Open day of the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture, every two years on the first Sunday in July, alternating annually with the location in Bamberg.
  • Last load, a wine festival


Economy and Infrastructure


In 2017 there were 3882 jobs subject to social security contributions in the municipality. Of the resident population, 3552 people were in an employment relationship subject to compulsory insurance. This meant that the number of inbound commuters was 330 more than that of outbound commuters. 144 inhabitants were unemployed.


The 1280 m long main valley bridge Veitshöchheim

The Altort is a restricted traffic area. The entire place is located in such a way that only residents and tourists go to the old town. The busiest road in Veitshöchheim is the district road WÜ 3, which leads from the B 27 through the local area via Güntersleben to Rimpar .


Veitshöchheim is located directly on the B 27 from Würzburg to Fulda . The distance to Würzburg is about 6 km. The A 3 and A 7 motorways are nearby .

bus and train

Veitshöchheim is connected to the local public transport network by buses and trains. Two bus routes lead from Würzburg to Veitshöchheim (route 11 and 19). The place also has a train station on the Main-Spessart-Bahn , which is served every hour by the regional train. The Veitshöchheim main valley bridge on the Hanover – Würzburg high-speed line passes the Hofgarten in the immediate vicinity.

Passenger shipping

Between April and October, passenger ships run to Würzburg several times a day . The journey time to the landing stage at the Alter Kranen in Würzburg is around 45 minutes.

car sharing

Since November 2016 there has been a car sharing car in the old town in the parking lot north of the train station and the library . On February 15, 2019, the offer was discontinued without replacement due to insufficient response.

Charging stations

There are three charging stations for electric vehicles in Altort and one in Gadheim.


With the Veitshöchheimer Sonnenschein one has a " VDP Erste Lage". The only local winery is the Hessler winery in Wolfstalstrasse.

Public facilities

Educational institutions

Leisure and sports facilities

  • Geisbergbad (outdoor pool)
  • Outdoor sports facility with triple gymnasium, teaching pool and beach volleyball facility
  • Tennis courts
  • Skater place
  • Mini golf course
  • four soccer fields

Authorities - Bundeswehr

The headquarters of the 10th Panzer Division (10th PzDiv), one of the largest divisions in the Army , including the headquarters and communications company of the 10th Panzer Division and the Veitshöchheim Army Music Corps are stationed in the Balthasar Neumann barracks in Veitshöchheim . In addition, the 5th / 3rd Field Jäger Regiment is based in the barracks.

The barracks used to be the location of the 12th Panzer Division , the 12th Telecommunications Battalion, the 12th Medical Battalion, the headquarters company of the 12th Logistics Battalion and the Veitshöchheim driver training center. After the 12th Panzer Division was dissolved, the 36th Panzer Brigade was stationed in Veitshochheim. After its dissolution, the Airmobile Operations Division was set up in the barracks. After its dissolution, it was followed by the 10th Panzer Division, which was previously stationed in Sigmaringen. In addition, the Bundeswehr Service Center Veitshöchheim can be found as the local authority of the territorial defense administration .

At the Bundeswehr Fachschule Würzburg, which is also part of the territorial military administration , retiring soldiers can acquire higher-quality school qualifications (intermediate school leaving certificate and technical college qualification) in the last years of their active service.


Tavern bunghole in Veitshöchheim

Today there are more than 25 restaurants, beer gardens and cafés in the village, including the Ratskeller , which was renovated in 2011, and the hotel and wine restaurant Spundloch .


Sons and daughters of the church

Personalities who have worked in the place


  • Thomas Struchholz: Veitshöchheim. A chronicle from Franconia. Struchholz Kunst GbR, Veitshöchheim 2012, ISBN 978-3-9812318-4-7 .

Web links

Commons : Veitshöchheim  - Collection of images, 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. ^ Veitshoechheim. on the website Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online
  3. a b Wolf-Armin von Reitzenstein : Lexicon of Franconian place names. Origin and meaning . Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia, Lower Franconia. CH Beck, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-406-59131-0 , p. 229 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  4. ^ 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. 755 .
  5. 2020 municipal council election , accessed on July 13, 2020
  6. ↑ Mayoral election 2020
  7. 21 years of Mayor Rainer Kinzkofer. (PDF; 18.5 MB)
  8. Veitshöchheim: Altortfest canceled. In: Mainpost. June 12, 2009.
  9. ^ Open day of the LWG on July 3rd in Bamberg. Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture, accessed on February 27, 2017 .
  10. Guinness Book of Records. Ullstein-Verlag, 1990, p. 189.
  11. K. Flügel: The construction of the Main Valley Bridge Veitshöchheim - a new world record in incremental pushing.
  12. ^ Website of Veitshöchheimer Personenschifffahrt GmbH. Retrieved May 5, 2017 .
  13. ^ Website of the ship tourism Würzburg. Retrieved May 5, 2017 .
  14. Website of the climate protection management. Retrieved October 20, 2017 .
  15. Welcome. Retrieved May 30, 2019 (German).
  16. Home - Veitshöchheim Middle School. Retrieved May 30, 2019 .
  17. Veitshöchheim protects the climate: Ratskeller .
  18. ^ Bunghole: website .
  19. ^ Nobel laureate in Würzburg. (PDF; 253 kB) Sparkassen Foundation Würzburg.