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Hostage Wind is a market in the Lower Franconian district of Kitzingen. Hostage wind is known primarily for the amusement park leisure Geiselwind.

  • 2.1 Amalgamations
  • 2.2 Population development
  • 4.1 Coat of Arms
  • 5.1 monuments
  • 6.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 6.2 Education


Geographical Location

Hostage wind is east of Würzburg. At the edge of the municipality is the Three Frankenstein, where the government districts of Lower Franconia, Middle Franconia and Upper Franconia meet. The nucleus hostage Wind is located in the Steigerwald ( also called hostage Winder reverb) just above the confluence of the Ebrach into the realms Ebrach.

Community structure

The municipality includes 24 villages hostage Wind:

  • Burggrub
  • Dürr book
  • Ebersbrunn
  • Füttersee
  • Hostage Wind
  • Grafe Neuses
  • Hague
  • Hohnberg
  • Wood Berne Village
  • Dog brats
  • Hutzelmühle
  • Ilmenau
  • Langenberg
  • Neugrub
  • Rehweiler
  • Röhrensee
  • Grinding mill
  • Schnack mill
  • Seeramsmühle
  • Sixt mountain
  • Theuerleinsmühle
  • Vogelruh
  • Wasser Bern village
  • Weingart mill

To hostage Wind include the districts Burggrub, Dürr book, Ebersbrunn, Füttersee, hostage wind, Grafe Neuses, Hague, wood Bern village, Ilmenau, Langenberg, Rehweiler and water Berne village.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring municipalities are (from north clockwise beginning ) Ebrach, key field, Burghaslach, Oberscheinfeld, Castell, Abtswind, Wiesentheid, Prichsenstadt and Oberschwarzach.


The name hostage Wind suggests a foundation in the 8th century. At that time, were settled by a decree of the German emperor turning in Frankish territory. It is disputed whether this turn of settlement received its name from an emperor's daughter Gisela, who lived in a nearby monastery, or by an imperial vassal named Giso.

Hostage wind does not appear until very late in the documentary sources. 1316, leaving a vassal of the Counts of Castell, Henry, called sacrilege, his goods hostage to wind the monastery Ebrach, where Count Friedrich zu Castell renounced his feudal rights. By the end of the 14th century, then had the Zollner to Hallburg and Rimbach " the village hostage Wind " as Castell'sches fief. They sold it to the Count's castle Hofmeister Wirich of Treuchtlingen. This change of ownership, it was thanks to them that hostage Wind in 1422 was granted market rights and a private cents court by Emperor Sigismund. 1426 was the fief Castell'sche hostage wind over the Gefürstete Schwarzenberg county. The Prince of Schwarzenberg took over in 1503 the church patronage of the Birklinger Augustinian Canons and resulted in Geiselwind the Reformation. The place remained Protestant to 1627.

With the Act of Confederation, in 1806 the city became part of Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in the Kingdom of Bavaria was born with the congregation of 1818, the current community. Until the Administrative Reform, which came into force on 1 July 1972 hostage Wind belonged to the district Scheinfeld and thus Middle Franconia.


On January 1, 1972, the formerly independent communities Füttersee, Grafe Neuses, Hague were ( until 1866 with the community name Dürrbach ) incorporated, Langenberg and water Berne village and parts of the disbanded community Freihaslach. From the dissolved district came Gerolzhofen 1 July 1972 Ebersbrunn and Rehweiler added. On 1 January 1978 Ilmenau followed. Wood Bern village was added still on 1 May 1978.

Population Development


The most famous legend of hostage wind is from Murrmann, the story of a siege of the town hostage Wind in the Thirty Years' War.

The Mayor of hostage Wind wanted to prevent the capture and sack of the place and made off with two of his confidants on the way to the camp of the enemy's army to negotiate with the Swedish general. This was just about to start with the lunch and thought, perhaps due to this disorder quite indignant, not in negotiations. Angrily, he grabbed a sausage he was about to eat, she held out the negotiators and exclaimed: " As surely as I eat this sausage here: I 'll take hostage Wind "

The moment a black cat jumped on the shoulder of the general, slammed the sausage out of his hand, grabbed it and ran it with the sausage in its mouth.

According to legend, hostage wind was not taken at this siege. Depending on the version was the fact that the hostage Winder by this sign drew new courage and the siege repelled that the Swedes saw the events as an evil omen and moved on quickly, or that the Swedish general wanted to say anything untrue, but rather keep his word and therefore moved on.

Even today, a sandstone figure at the western end of the town square, which represents the Murrmann. The figure, on whose shoulder a cat sitting, with the outstretched arm holding a sausage up.


Mayor Ernst nickel (CDU / country community). He was the successor of Gottfried Schaller (CDU / Country Community ) in 2002.

Coat of arms

Shared by blue and silver; above a slanting golden scourge, down on green floor a bouncing, red gezungter black greyhound with a golden collar.

The coat of arms appears for the first time in a market seal impression from the year 1713. Coat The colors are known since 1835. The Scourge and the greyhound are speaking for the place name, whose original meaning was no longer understood. It originally means " to the Slavic settlers of Gisilo ". The foundation of the settlement dates back to the 8th to 10th century. Documented the location is first mentioned in 1199. The colors silver and blue, are the arms of the Princes of black box indicate which exercised dominion in the community. At the beginning of the 19th century, the scourge has been replaced by a bush and the green floor was missing. The crest does not appear in the 19th and early 20th centuries and also Hupp it has not in his coat of arms collection.

The coat of arms is performed since the 18th century.

Culture and sights

  • Kaisereiche at Füttersee
  • Funeral Chapel at the cemetery in hostage wind, redesigned in 2006 by attaching three bronze relief panels of the stonemasons and master sculptor Andrew Fenn of market wide on behalf of pure linen One - Way of the Cross Foundation
  • St. Matthew's Church in Rehweiler, the only Moravian church hall in Bavaria.


Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

Until the 20th century in Geiselwind only the agriculture and forestry was significant. This only changed mid-60s of the 20th century with the construction of the Autobahn 3, connected to the hostage- wind with its own exit.

There were 1998 in the field of agriculture and forestry and in the manufacturing sector and 203 no social insurance in trade and transport workers at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the workplace 243 people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 802 in the manufacturing sector there were 6 businesses in construction 8 There were in 1999, 109 farms with an agricultural area of 2107 hectares. Of this, 1292 hectares of arable land and 809 acres of meadowland. The largest employers are:

  • Recreational land hostage Wind
  • Truck stop Strohofer
  • Reinlein parquet


There are the following facilities (as of 1999):

  • Kindergartens: 100 kindergarten places with 102 children
  • A primary and secondary school with 16 teachers and 278 students