Forst (Unterfranken)

Forst (Unterfranken)

Infobox German Location
type = Village
Town = Schonungen
Wappen = Forst Coat of Arms.gif
lat_deg = 50 |lat_min = 02 |lat_sec = 22
lon_deg = 10 |lon_min = 19 |lon_sec = 47
Lageplan =
Bundesland = Bayern
Regierungsbezirk = Lower Franconia
Landkreis = Schweinfurt
Gemeinde = Schonungen
Höhe = 217-343
Fläche = 6.31
Einwohner = 1013
Stand = 2007-01-01
PLZ = 97453
Vorwahl = 09727
Kfz = SW

Forst in Unterfranken is a little village in the Schonungen township that lies in Schweinfurt county.It has about 1,000 habitants.

Location

Forst lies approximately 1/2 mile just north of the Main river along the southern exposed bank of the Main river valley. At 923 ft (284m) above sea level, it is about 227 ft (70m) above the river. Many new houses have been built, except in the old village center, due to the great view into the valley. The expansion predominantly took place to the west towards Schonungen.

History

The village is first documented in the year 1183. The village was formed as a part of the free imperial city of Schweinfurt which was later given to the Count of Henneberg. During the Margravian War in 1553 and the Thirty Years' War the area suffered heavily.

Objects of Interest

Forst's main landmarks include:
*The old tithe house from the year 1567 and other fachwerk (tudor-type) houses along the old roads which meet in the village center at the park
*The war memorial and below it the natural stone spring in the village center park
*St. Godehard catholic church
*Boten-Steig Arena (soccer field) of the Forst sports club
*Part of the old village wall in the rear church courtyard

Events

*Annual
**Knutfest of the Forst sports club
**Karneval of Forst
**Parish fest
**Party-Weekend of the Forst sports club
**Church fest

Economy

*Wheat, rye, oats, rapseed, beets, corn, and asparagus are cultivated in the surrounding fields
*The cherries from Forst are well-known within the region
*Northeast, between Forst and Waldsachsen, are two wind turbines which produce 1 megawatt of electricity each
*There are two family-run restaurants located in town

Traffic

Forst is connected by county road, SW23, to state road B26. Likewise, buslines 8130 (schweinfurt-Aidhausen) and 8156 (Schweinfurt-Hassfurt) of the Franconia Public Bus Transportation (OVF-Omnibusverkehr Franken) ensure good trafficability in all directions.

Links

* [http://www.schonungen.de/gemeindeteile/forst.htm Information about Forst] - In German


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