There are eight places with the name "Roßdorf" in Germany.
[The letter 'ß' in the original German spelling is a diphthong. It contains the two letters 's' and 'z'. This specific German character may be replaced by 'ss' if needed. For your convenience we do so in the english pages. The pronunciation of the two spellings is identical].
We reside in Rossdorf near Darmstadt in the administrative district Darmstadt-Dieburg in the south of Hesse.
Rosdorf is located about 25 miles in the south of the city of Frankfurt am Main in the southernmost part of the federal state Hesse.
In the south of Rossdorf you find the northern outskirt of Odenwald a low mountain range between Heidelberg and Darmstadt.
Darmstadt is the nearest city to Rossdorf - about 4 miles west - and has about 142.000 habitants.
Rossdorf is a prosperous community with about 12.000 habitants and was shaped in 1976 out of two adjoining and earlier independent communities: Rossdorf and Gundernhausen.
The first official mention of Rossdorf is in the year 1250 and so there was the celebration of the 750th birthday in the year 2000. Of course the Akkordeon Orchestra Rossdorf was involved in the celebrations.