Ochsenfurt


Ochsenfurt is a town in the district of Würzburg, in the region of Franconia in Bavaria. It is situated on the left bank of the River Main and has a population of about 11,000. The name of the town means ‘Oxford’ because it is located where a ford used to cross the river. The town has one of the largest sugar factories in Germany and the Zuckerfee (‘sugar fairy’) is an important symbol of the town.

Ochsenfurt was one of the places in Germany that King Richard I of England was detained in 1193 while the king was returning to England from the Third Crusade.

At the market place in the middle of the historic town of Ochsenfurt you will find the so called New Town Hall. It was built up in 1497 (the ‘old town hall’ is still in existence). The new town hall has a clock tower with a moon clock.

To see some more pictures of Ochsenfurt have a look at the
Gallery.

More information on the town can be found on the
Ochsenfurt web site.

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