"A double market town" Markt Bibart by Nemorino

Markt Bibart Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 10 photos

Markt Bibart is a town at the southern edge of the Steiger Forest, on the main railway line between Würzburg and Nürnberg. Regional Express trains stop here once an hour in each direction.

The first mention of Bibart in any document was in the year 816, but it has only been a “Markt” (= market) since the fourteenth century, when the emperor Karl IV (1316-1378) granted the town the privilege of holding regular markets.

Today, because of a quaint Bavarian peculiarity, the official name of Markt Bibart is actually “Markt Markt Bibart”, with the word Markt appearing twice.

There are 386 towns in Bavaria which bear the official (modern) designation of Markt, meaning that they have some slight degree of regional importance, but Markt Bibart is one of a select group of eighteen Bavarian towns (like nearby Markt Taschendorf) that have the word Markt twice in their name. These are towns that were already called Markt in the Middle Ages and have since also acquired the modern designation of Markt as defined in Article 3 of the Municipal Code of the Free State of Bavaria.

All clear? If not, perhaps you can find some nice Bavarian person who can explain this to you.

Nearby towns in the Steiger Forest:

Scheinfeld, 4 km northeast of Markt Bibart

Frankfurt, 9 km northeast of Markt Bibart

Markt Taschendorf, 12 km northeast of Markt Bibart

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  • Last visit to Markt Bibart: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated Apr 10, 2012
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  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    This looks a lovely place to spend a Sunday, travelling the bicycle route.

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      Jun 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

      Alan, thanks for your visit to my least popular VT page. (The only one with fewer page views is my newest page, on Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    The car-free bicycle route looks so lovely and quiet. Wish they had something like that over here.

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      Mar 7, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Thanks for finding and rating my Markt Bibart tips. Glad you liked the bicycle route.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Nice to find a page on this town. We saw some other towns in this area which were really pretty, this one looks like it could be too!

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Think I'm getting the "Markt-Markt" idea. The past and present importance of a Market town. Here Markt Bibart looks really nice and old in your Intro page photo!

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Nice bike trail. DB is trying to get rid of the station buildings everywhere except in big cities. I am wondering if this is a good strategy.

  • Apr 15, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    interesting place

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    Interesting to read about the "double" market :-)

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    Helpful transportation tips!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    Another lovely little page about a double Markt town here. Hmm, as far as I know the ICE trains can reach a top speed of up to 300 km/h and not only 280 km/h between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne; at least that's what they show on the displays inside the carriages.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    The bicycle-routes around Markt Markt Bibart looks to be good.


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