A city introduces itself:
Herrieden, situated close to Ansbach at the upper part of the Altmühl river, can look back on a history spanning more than 1.200 years. Formed over the centuries, one can admire several traces of history even today.
Herrieden is a town with special Flair, which, aside from a wide range of spate time activities, also has many other things to offer to its visitors: a rich number of historic buildings, for instance, and interesting sights.
However, has also since World War II been cultural, educational and economical center in the midst of Ansbachcountry.
The catholic parish of Herrieden belongs to the Eichstätt diocese.
With its just about 7.500 inhabitants, the community is also among the largest in the county in terms of surface. Aside from the actual town, the community area also encompasses many smaller, rural villages with highly interesting cultural monuments. The map above offers an initial overview.
St.Vitus (former monastery church), Martin church, Liebfrauen church, city walls with stork tower, stone bridge across the Altmühl river etc.
Range of spare time activities:
Herbal learning gardens in OT Elbersroth, marked hiking and bicycle tracks, model plane flying in OT Stadel, fishing, tennis, horse-riding, minigolf, childrens' playground, heated outdoor public pool, indoor pool, equestrian-football-and alpine associations etc.
Today, Herrieden – together with several culturally and historically also very interesting parts of town – counts just about 7500 inhabitants.
Over the years, the city was able to develop in a commercial and economical manner in such as way as to make it among one of the economically most advanced towns in Ansbach county.
And something else is part of Herrieden:
Its storks. For centuries, they have been nesting and breeding there. The tower and gate in the Southern, historic city wall ring were especially named after them: Stork tower and stork gate (depicted above). This tower has become a trademark of Herrieden.
Sister Cities and Partnerships
Since 11.09.1982, the city of Melk in Lower Austria is our sister city. Further, there is a partnership since 02.10.1990 with the Bockau community in Saxonia. The city of Herrieden maintains further partnerschaften with the vehicle driver training center of the Ellwangen Armed Forces and the 235th Base Support Battalion of the US Army in Ansbach.
Herrieden Coat of Arms
The origins of the Herrieden coat of arms trace back to the 14the century. 1343 is the first time we know of for an official seal of the city being in existence. Shape and design can also be found in the coat of arms of the city: It is an erect sitting hare on a red sign background, holding a silver bishop's rod in its front paws. The city colors are red-white.