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Tauber

Tauber

[tou-ber]
Tauber, Richard, 1891-1948, Austrian tenor. He made his debut (1913) in Chemnitz, Germany, as Tamino in Mozart's Magic Flute. Later he sang in opera and concert all over Europe and made his American debut in 1931. Although he was noted for his operatic roles and as a lieder singer, Tauber was best known for his work in operettas, particularly those of Lehar; in 1946 he appeared in New York City in Yours Is My Heart, an adaptation of Lehar's Land of Smiles. In 1938 he fled Austria, becoming a British subject in 1940.
Main-Tauber-Kreis is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north-west clockwise) Miltenberg, Main-Spessart, Würzburg, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim and Ansbach (all in Bavaria), and the districts Schwäbisch Hall, Hohenlohe and Neckar-Odenwald.

History

The district was created in 1973 by merging the districts Bad Mergentheim, Tauberbischofsheim and parts of the district Buchen. At first it was called the district of Tauber, in 1974 it was renamed to its current name, the district of Main-Tauber.

Geography

The name of the district already names the two main rivers. The Main forms the northern border of the district, while its affluent Tauber flows through the district from southeast to north. The north of the district covers part of the Spessart mountains, while the southern area is called Bauland.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the symbols of the three historical states which ruled the area of the district. The biggest part of the district was part of the clerical state of Würzburg, the line with the three peaks as the symbol of Franconia represents this. The wheel in top is the symbol of the clerical state of Mainz, the cross is the symbol of the Teutonic Order.

Cities and towns

Cities Administrative districts Towns
  1. Bad Mergentheim
  2. Boxberg
  3. Creglingen
  4. Freudenberg am Main
  5. Grünsfeld
  6. Külsheim
  7. Lauda-Königshofen
  8. Niederstetten
  9. Tauberbischofsheim
  10. Weikersheim
  11. Wertheim am Main

  1. Bad Mergentheim
  2. Boxberg
  3. Grünsfeld
  4. Tauberbischofsheim

  1. Ahorn
  2. Assamstadt
  3. Großrinderfeld
  4. Igersheim
  5. Königheim
  6. Werbach
  7. Wittighausen

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