The town hall in the heart of the old town is the central point of contact for citizens and guests of Herzogenaurach. A larger replacement building is currently under construction, as well as a complete renovation of the castle building.
Herzogenaurach’s town hall was formerly made up of a listed historical castle building and a supplementary building from the 1960s. For years, both buildings needed renovation and had become too small because of the ever-expanding town and the increasing number of council employees. In addition, a more extensive, level access civic office and a larger town archive were needed. In order to meet these requirements, a survey was carried out which proved that it was possible to build a new larger building to replace the administration building from the 1960s and to carry out a complete renovation of the historic castle. A landmark decision for a larger town hall building was made at a council meeting on 30th November 2016.
Since the beginning of 2019, heavy construction vehicles have been moving over the site at the Schlossgraben (Castle Moat). The overall project is divided into the construction of the new town hall building, renovation of the castle buildings and the creation open spaces. The castle moat and the playground will be redesigned as a recreation area after the town hall has been completed. During the construction phase, the interim town hall, administration offices and town library have moved to the former Puma headquarters at Wiesengrund 1. The Tourist Information office is situated in the town centre at Hauptstrasse 34 – the former Lang bakery.
This project is funded by the Federal Government and the Free State of Bavaria in the “Active Urban and District Centres” urban development scheme.
At the start of demolition work at the town hall, the Herzogenaurach town council installed two webcams. These can be used to track the work being done around the construction site. The webcams produce a series of still images that are updated every ten minutes. For reasons of data protection, live broadcasting is not possible, and individuals are depicted anonymously.