Zell in the Odenwald

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Zell in the Odenwald
City of Bad Koenig
Coordinates: 49 ° 43 ′ 15 ″  N , 8 ° 59 ′ 33 ″  E
Height : 183 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.53 km²
Residents : 1105  (December 31, 2017)
Population density : 169 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : August 1, 1972
Postal code : 64732
Area code : 06063
The stately Gasthaus Zur Krone on Koeniger Strasse
The Dorfbach in Zell
The Zell train station on the Odenwaldbahn
Level crossing of the street An der Alten Schule over the Odenwaldbahn at Bad König-Zell train station , looking towards Weiten-Gesäß

Zell im Odenwald is the largest district of Bad König in the southern Hessian Odenwaldkreis , along with the core city, with around 1100 inhabitants . The place is in the Mümlingtal on the federal highway 45 between Michelstadt and Bad König.


Zell was first mentioned in 1095 as a cella in the Lorsch Codex . The place belonged to the lordship of Breuberg until 1806 , although it was a bit apart from their core area. This is possibly explained by a long-term pledge of an Eppsteiner share to the Erbach taverns . In 1564 it came to the Erbachisches Amt Michelstadt .

On August 1, 1972, the municipality of Zell was incorporated into the municipality (from October 10, 1980 city) Bad König as part of the regional reform in Hesse . As for every part of the city, a local district with a local advisory council and a local mayor was established.


The Gasthaus Zur Krone on Königer Straße is a listed building, as is the Maul paper factory (today: Jakob Maul GmbH), which dates back to a paper mill founded by the Erbach counts in the early 18th century , and the former ban mill .


The largest employer in Zell is Jakob Maul GmbH. The Kempf furniture store is also one of the larger employers in Zell.


Zell is connected to regional traffic through its "Bad König-Zell" stop . Bombardier Itinos from Vias stop here on the Odenwaldbahn , which you can take to Darmstadt and the Neckar Valley . In Darmstadt there is also a convenient connection to Frankfurt am Main and the rest of the Rhine-Main area .

Web links

Commons : Zell im Odenwald  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Figures / data / facts. In: website. City of Bad König, archived from the original on December 2, 2018 ; accessed in November 2018 .
  2. Minst, Karl Josef [transl.]: Lorscher Codex (Volume 1), Certificate 141, October 27, 1095 - Reg. 3628. In: Heidelberger historical stocks - digital. Heidelberg University Library, p. 195 , accessed on June 11, 2018 .
  3. ^ Elisabeth Kleberger: Territorial history of the rear Odenwald ( Grafschaft Erbach , Herrschaft Breuberg, Herrschaft Fränkisch-Crumbach). Self-published by the Hessian Historical Commission Darmstadt 1958 ( Sources and research on Hessian history 19 ), p. 156.
  4. Law on the reorganization of the district of Erbach (GVBl. II 330–16) of July 11, 1972 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): Law and Ordinance Gazette for the State of Hesse . 1972 No. 17 , p. 224 , § 2 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 1,2 MB ]).
  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 and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 359 .
  6. State Office for the Preservation of Monuments Hesse (ed.): Königer Straße 1: Gasthaus 'Zur Krone' In: DenkXweb, online edition of cultural monuments in Hesse