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City of Freudenberg
Wessental coat of arms
Coordinates: 49 ° 43 ′ 49 ″  N , 9 ° 24 ′ 44 ″  E
Height : 240 m above sea level NN
Area : 2.19 km²
Residents : 165  (Jan. 1, 2019)
Population density : 75 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 1972
Postal code : 97896
Area code : 09375

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


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

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

The village of Wessental ( ) and the residential areas Antonius (Antons) -mühle ( ) and Blankenmühle ( ) belong to the delimitation of the former municipality of Wessental . The place lies at the confluence of three source streams of the torrent in the direction of the valley.


middle Ages

In 1309 the place was first mentioned as Wetzingintal . In 1424 there was another documentary mention as Wetzental , which is probably due to a personal name. Wessental originally belonged to the tenth in Bürgstadt . In 1309, Count Konrad von Vaihingen sold his Wessental property to the Bronnbach monastery . In 1342 the place was lent by the German Order of the Procelten.

Modern times

In the 16th century, Wessental was loaned to the Rüdt von Collenberg by the diocese of Mainz . In 1659 the place fell home to the diocese of Mainz and was henceforth part of the Alt 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 Confederation Act . From 1813 to 1938 Boxtal belonged to the office and later district office of Wertheim, then from 1938 to the Tauberbischofsheim district , which in turn became part of the newly formed Main-Tauber district on January 1, 1973 .

Wessental was incorporated into the city of Freudenberg on January 1, 1972 together with Boxtal and Ebenheid.


Wessental originally belonged to the Nassig parish . As a result of the Counter Reformation, the place came to Freudenberg in the 17th century. From 1865 to 1901 the place belonged to Rauenberg church, then the Catholic parish to Rauenberg and the Protestant believers back to Nassig.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

Church of Seven Sorrows of Mary

The Catholic Church of the Seven Sorrows of Mary is located in the village . It is a simple chapel building with a roof turret and polygonal choir from 1875.

Biking and hiking trails

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

The second circular hiking trail in the Lieblichen Taubertal (LT 2) with the name "Romantic Wildbachtal" leads from Boxtal via Rauenberg and Wessental.


Wessental can be reached from the north-west as well as from the north-east via the K 2879 (also called Mühltalstraße in the local area ). From the south-west and south-east direction, the place can be reached via the K 2830 (in the local area from the south-west direction called Brunnenstraße and from the south-east direction Mühltalstraße ).


Web links

Commons : Wessental  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ City of Freudenberg: Wessental district . Online at www.freudenberg-main.de. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. a b c d e f LEO-BW.de: Wessental - Altgemeinde ~ Teilort . Online at www.leo-bw.de. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  3. 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 .
  4. LEO-BW.de: Chapel (Kirchenweg 8, Freudenberg) . Online at www.leo-bw.de. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  5. "The Sportive" - ​​Tourist Association Liebliches Taubertal. In: liebliches-taubertal.de. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  6. 2nd day stage - Freudenberg to Külsheim - Liebliches Taubertal tourist office. In: liebliches-taubertal.de. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  7. Circular hiking in the Taubertal. In: liebliches-taubertal.de. Retrieved May 17, 2020 .