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Market square
Market square
Coat of arms of Dieburg
Coat of arms
Location of Dieburg within Darmstadt-Dieburg district
Dieburg in DA.svg
Dieburg is located in Germany
Dieburg is located in Hesse
Coordinates: 49°54′0″N 08°51′0″E / 49.90000°N 8.85000°E / 49.90000; 8.85000Coordinates: 49°54′0″N 08°51′0″E / 49.90000°N 8.85000°E / 49.90000; 8.85000
Admin. regionDarmstadt
 • Mayor (2017–23) Frank Haus[1] (Ind.)
 • Total23.11 km2 (8.92 sq mi)
144 m (472 ft)
 • Total15,537
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes06071
Vehicle registrationDA, DI

Dieburg is a small town in southern Hessen, Germany. It was formerly the seat of the district ("Kreis") of Dieburg, but is now part of the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg.


The town of Dieburg was first named in 1492 in the tax books of the archbishopric of Hessen-Nassau. The city's name is derived from the Middle High German words diot, meaning "people," and burg, meaning "castle." Dieburg therefore refers to the castle of the people, located in the center of the medieval town. The town's centre largely consists of historical timber-framed houses from medieval times. The Dieburg Museum, located in the Fechenbach stately home, displays archeological findings. Of special interest is a Roman temple relief of Mithras and a dyer's workshop. The coat of arms of the town Dieburg shows Martin of Tours. A cultural highlight is the yearly carnival, including a carnival parade that is completely based on honorary posts.


Dieburg lies north of the Odenwald region of Germany. The Gersprenz (47 km), tributary to the Main, flows through Dieburg.[3] The city of Darmstadt is located 15 kilometres to the West, the city of Frankfurt on the Main is located around 40 kilometres to the North of Dieburg.


  • 1976–1982: Stephan Schmitt (CDU)
  • 1983–1987: Helmut Aelken (CDU)
  • 1987–2005: Peter Christ (CDU)
  • 2005-2017: Werner Thomas, PhD (independent, CDU from 2015), Thomas was reelected in March 2011 with 70,7 % of the votes.[4]
  • since 2017: Frank Haus (independent)

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Dieburg is twinned with:[5]

Notable people[edit]

  • Klaus Schrodt (born 1946), aerobatics pilot, various titles as German, European and World Champion
  • Bertram Schmitt (born 1958), professor of law, Judge of the Federal Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court
  • Willy A. Flegel (born 1960), professor of transfusion medicine and Immunohematology
  • Jörg Roßkopf (born 1969), table tennis player, grew up in Münster (near Dieburg)
  • Marvin Schwäbe (born 1995), footballer

Seal of Dieburg[edit]

The oldest seal of Dieburg. Two of these seals still exist today. They were made in the years 1421 and 1538.


  1. ^ Direkt gewählte (Ober-) Bürgermeister/-innen der hessischen Städte und Gemeinden, accessed 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Odenwald#Flowing water
  4. ^ "Wahlen 2011 in Hessen" (in German). Retrieved 2011-03-29.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften". dieburg.de (in German). Dieburg. Retrieved 2021-02-11.