Located West of Eltville, Erbach lies at the mouth where the Kissel stream flows into the Rhine. The first time the settlement of Erbach is recorded it is under the name “Ever Bach” in the year 1069 in the undated charters of Archbishop Siegfried I. 1060-1072. Archbishop Friedrich of Mainz donated the St. Peter pin in Mainz to the church to Eltville with the tithe to Erbach. The name of the village was originally like the Bach Eberbach, and it has been known as Erbach only since 1313. The name probably originated from the name of a monastery in the same district. It was probably during the 12th century that the community developed into its own district. There has been a magistrate Erbach since 1119, and it has been documented that the town hall and the church Siegel have been in existence since since 1429. The detachment from the judicial function of Eltville only took place between 1419 and 1429. Between 1770 and 1816 Erbach seat was one of two Amtsvögte of the Rheingau
The intersection of the Rheingau Chaussee with the Rhine crossing and leading to Eberbach path formed in the center square of the medieval settlement to lay a wreath of larger farms. The growth was based in the 19th century with the new construction of the church and the station first to the east and north. Here emerged industrial plant for fruit processing; the surrounding land were used for growing fruit.
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