This article is about the community in Bavaria, Germany. For the river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, see Esselbach (Salwey).

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 49°51′N 09°32′E / 49.850°N 9.533°E / 49.850; 9.533Coordinates: 49°51′N 09°32′E / 49.850°N 9.533°E / 49.850; 9.533
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Main-Spessart
Municipal assoc. Marktheidenfeld
  Mayor Klaus Hofmann (FW)
  Total 10.33 km2 (3.99 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 2,051
  Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97839
Dialling codes 09394
Vehicle registration MSP

Esselbach is a community in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (Administrative Community) of Marktheidenfeld.



The community is made up of the main centre of Esselbach as well as the outlying centres of Kredenbach and Steinmark. Belonging to Esselbach are the homesteads of Schleifthor, Alte Wachenmühle, Neue Wachenmühle, Faun and Karlshöhe. To Steinmark belong the Kieseckersmühle and the Heinrichsmühle. Schleifthor, Faun and Karlshöhe are part of the Löwensteiner Park, an otherwise unincorporated area.


As part of the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg, the main centre of Esselbach and also Steinmark and Kredenbach as parts of the County of Wertheim passed after the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803 to the newly formed Principality of Aschaffenburg, with which it passed in 1814 (by this time it had become a department of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt) to Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, three communities came into being with the Gemeindeedikt (“Municipal Edict”) of 1818. In the course of later municipal reform in Bavaria, the three communities, Esselbach, Steinmark and Kredenbach, were amalgamated into one, called Esselbach.

Population development

Within town limits, 1,627 inhabitants were counted in 1970, 1,747 in 1987 and in 2000 2,041. In 2008, the population figure was the same as the year – 2,008.


The mayor is Richard Roos ([Christlich Soziale Union]).

The 14 councillors have broken down by faction thus since the municipal election held in 2008: - CSU-Bürgerblock: 5 - Freie Wähler: 4 - Bürgerliste/SPD: 3 - Bürgergemeinschaft: 2

Town partnerships

Coat of arms

The community’s arms might be described thus: Vert a bend sinister argent surmounted by a post horn azure.

Economy and infrastructure


As of 2006 the following institutions existed in Esselbach:


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