Lauda train station

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Coordinates: 49°34′07″N 09°42′14″E / 49.56861°N 9.70389°E / 49.56861; 9.70389Coordinates: 49°34′07″N 09°42′14″E / 49.56861°N 9.70389°E / 49.56861; 9.70389
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Main-Tauber-Kreis
  Mayor Thomas Maertens (CDU)
  Total 94.47 km2 (36.48 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 14,573
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97922
Dialling codes 09343
Vehicle registration TBB (Main-Tauber-Kreis)

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.


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

Lauda 5.745 12.55
Königshofen 2.815 13.81
Gerlachsheim 1.888 8.75
Unterbalbach 1.634 5.18
Oberlauda 742 6.96
Oberbalbach 698 7.99
Heckfeld 470 14.68
Beckstein 372 2.88
Sachsenflur 351 5.98
Messelhausen 336 8.16
Marbach 262 1.31
Deubach 118 6.22

Twin towns


Notable natives

Johann Martin Schleyer

Notable enterprises

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



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