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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Alzenau
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Lower Franconia
District Aschaffenburg
126 m (413 ft)
 • Total 18,505
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 06023
Vehicle registration AB, ALZ

Alzenau ( until 31 December 2006 officially Alzenau i.UFr.) is a town in the north of the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. Until 1 July 1972, Alzenau was the district seat of the now ended district of the same name and has a population of around 19,000.

Neighbouring communities

Alzenau borders in the north on the communities of Rodenbach and Freigericht, in the east and southeast on the communities of Mömbris and Johannesberg, in the southwest on the community of Karlstein and in the west on the community of Kahl am Main.

Constituent communities

Stadt Alzenau
Constituent communities

Alzenau's quarters are Albstadt, Hörstein, Kälberau, Michelbach and Wasserlos.


Landräte (“Chief District Administrators”) of the former Alzenau district

  • 1946–1949 Friedrich Huth
  • 1950–1970 Heinrich Degen
  • 1970–1972 Karl Lautenschläger

Town council

Alzenau's town council has 24 seats.

Alzenau town council elections
Date Voter turnout CSU SPD FDP Grüne FW/PWG KL
03.03.2002 58.4% 12 seats 6 seats 2 seats 2 seats 2 seats
02.03.2008 58.8% 11 seats 5 seats 2 seats 3 seats 2 seats 1 seat

Town partnerships

Established businesses

  • Alexander Shorokhoff GmbH, luxury mechanical watches
  • ABB Automation Products
  • Applied Materials GmbH
  • Biotest Medizintechnik
  • Buhler Leybold Optics
  • Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, World Rally Championship team
  • Mahle GmbH
  • MSC Software
  • Nukem
  • Schott Solar AG
  • Xella
  • Nikon Metrology Europe NV

Educational institutions

In 1999, the following institutions existed:

  • Kindergartens: 9 places with 705 children
  • Elementary schools: 4 with 81 teachers and 1432 students
  • Realschulen: 1 with 45 teachers and 1000 students
  • Hahnenkammschule zur Lernförderung (special education)
  • Spessart-Gymnasium Alzenau with roughly 1500 students
  • Städtische Musikschule Alzenau (municipal music school)
  • Städtische Bibliothek Alzenau (municipal library)
  • VHS Kahl-Alzenau-Karlstein (folk high school), Alzenau branch
  • “Grünes Klassenzimmer” (“Green Classroom”) in the town forest


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