is a municipality
in the Miltenberg district
in the Regierungsbezirk
of Lower Franconia
) in Bavaria
and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
(Administrative Community) of Erftal, whose seat is in Bürgstadt
The rural residential community of Neunkirchen lies in the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald
, between Wertheim
are Neunkirchen, Richelbach and Umpfenbach.
In 1232, Neunkirchen had its first documentary mention, and for the longest time in its history had the Archbishopric of Mainz
as its overlord. It was said to be a well-off farming community.
The greater community of Neunkirchen came into being through the merger of the formerly self-administering communities of Neunkirchen, Richelbach and Umpfenbach on 1 July 1975.
The council is made up of 13 council members, counting the parttime mayor.(as at municipal election held on 3 March 2002)
Coat of arms
The community’s arms
might be described thus: Per chevron embowed, argent dexter a helm in profile and sinister the head of an abbess’s staff gules, and gules a wheel spoked of six of the first.
The knight’s helmet stands for Umpfenbach, much of whose mediaeval
history was characterized by Imperial
, knightly fiefholders, the most important among whom were the Barons of Gudenus. They acquired the... Read More