Giebelstadt

Summary

Giebelstadt is a municipality in the district of Würzburg in Bavaria in Germany.

Giebelstadt
Giebelstadt and the Giebelstadt Airport
Giebelstadt and the Giebelstadt Airport
Coat of arms of Giebelstadt
Location of Giebelstadt within Würzburg district
Giebelstadt in WÜ.svg
Giebelstadt is located in Germany
Giebelstadt
Giebelstadt
Giebelstadt is located in Bavaria
Giebelstadt
Giebelstadt
Coordinates: 49°39′N 09°57′E / 49.650°N 9.950°E / 49.650; 9.950Coordinates: 49°39′N 09°57′E / 49.650°N 9.950°E / 49.650; 9.950
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictWürzburg
Municipal assoc.Giebelstadt
Subdivisions7 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Helmut Krämer[1]
Area
 • Total48.06 km2 (18.56 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,527
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97232
Dialling codes09334
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.giebelstadt.de

HistoryEdit

The town is the birthplace of Florian Geyer (1490–1525), also known as "Florian Geier from Giebelstadt", a Franconian nobleman who led the Black Company during the German Peasants' War resulting from the Protestant Reformation in Germany in the 16th century. Florian led the revolt to the Bishop's Residence in Würzburg where the revolt was repressed.

In 1935, the construction of the Giebelstadt airfield was authorized. It was first operated by the German Luftwaffe in World War II. During this time, Adolf Hitler built an escape railroad track that led to the airfield, which was discovered by the U.S. Army in 1945. Giebelstadt supported 5,786 soldiers and their families during the U.S. Army's 62-year history until its closure along with the U.S. Forces draw down of Würzburg area in 2006. The airfield has since been renamed Giebelstadt Airport to host civilian flight operations. At the closure of the airfield it was found that there were more than 200 items of unexploded ordnance within and in the surrounding grounds of the barracks where single soldiers were housed.[citation needed]

 
F-100D Super Sabre, 50th TFW, Giebelstadt AB, Jun 1961

Scenery and cultureEdit

The town is surrounded by fields characterized by a rolling landscape. Giebelstadt has a population of about 5,000 people, and has the largest volunteer fire department in its area. Giebelstadts population consists of 92% German, 5% Eastern European, 1% that of Asian, middle eastern and American

FacilitiesEdit

The Giebelstadt Volunteer Fire Department is equipped and trained to respond to medical emergencies, "NOT ARZT" or Emergency on call Doctor can respond to situations within 10 minutes via Medical Air Evacuation where the patient will either be transferred to the Ochsenfurt Hospital known as Main Klinik, or the University Hospital Würzburg, depending on the nature of the injury.

Noted Manufactures The largest employer in Giebelstadt is BAVARIA YACHT, a Bavarian Yacht company owned by American investors. The majority of sales are to Europe and Asia.

Giebelstadt Metropolitan Eẞfeld, Bütthard, Sulzdorf, Kirchheim, Gaubüttelbrunn, Allersheim, Gützingen, Höttingen, Gaurettersheim Tiefenthal, Geroldshausen

ClimateEdit

Climate in this area has little difference between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[3]

Climate data for Giebelstadt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(38)
9
(48)
13
(56)
17
(63)
21
(70)
24
(75)
23
(73)
20
(68)
13
(56)
7
(44)
3
(38)
6
(42)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−2
(29)
2
(35)
4
(40)
9
(48)
12
(53)
14
(57)
13
(56)
11
(51)
6
(42)
2
(36)
0
(32)
6
(42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
33
(1.3)
36
(1.4)
41
(1.6)
51
(2)
58
(2.3)
64
(2.5)
56
(2.2)
48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
48
(1.9)
560
(22.1)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Giebelstadt
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on July 6, 2013.