Lauda-Königshofen

Lauda-Königshofen is a town in the Main-Tauber district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Tauber, 7 km southeast of Tauberbischofsheim, and 30 km southwest of Würzburg. Most of the roughly 300 houses in the traditional village of Königshofen date to between the 16th century and mid-19th century, and it is known for the 500+ year-old Königshöfer Messe, an annual festival that attracts 150,000 people over the 10-day festival. Lauda station is at a junction of the Franconia Railway and the Tauber Valley Railway.

Lauda-Königshofen

Coat of arms
Location of Lauda-Königshofen within Main-Tauber-Kreis district
Lauda-Königshofen
Lauda-Königshofen
Coordinates: 49°34′07″N 09°42′14″E
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictMain-Tauber-Kreis
Subdivisions12 Stadtteile/Stadtbezirke
Government
  MayorThomas Maertens (CDU)
Area
  Total94.47 km2 (36.48 sq mi)
Elevation
192 m (630 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total14,542
  Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97922
Dialling codes09343
Vehicle registrationTBB (Main-Tauber-Kreis)
Websitewww.lauda-koenigshofen.de

Districts

The 12 districts with number of population (as in 2001):Area in km² (as in 2006)

Lauda5.74512.55
Königshofen2.81513.81
Gerlachsheim1.8888.75
Unterbalbach1.6345.18
Oberlauda7426.96
Oberbalbach6987.99
Heckfeld47014.68
Beckstein3722.88
Sachsenflur3515.98
Messelhausen3368.16
Marbach2621.31
Deubach1186.22

Twin towns

Sports

  • FV Lauda, soccer
  • Lauda Hornets, American football

Notable natives

Notable enterprises

Among the business entities located in Lauda are the two world famous manufacturers of laboratory equipment:

  • Lauda, a manufacturer of thermostats.
  • Herzog, a manufacturer of crude oil and fuel testing equipment. The founder of the company, Walter Herzog, has moved to Lauda after World War II, and pioneered a few important innovations in the testing of oil and fuels, like first automatic flash point tester, first automatic distillation apparatus, and others.

Events

  • Keep It True, annual heavy metal festival
  • Königshöfer Messe, annual fair

References

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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