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Durmersheim

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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Karlsruhe
Elevation  119 m (390 ft)
Area  26.15 km²
Local time  Wednesday 8:25 AM
Dialling code  07245
State  Baden-Württemberg
District  Rastatt
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Population  12,186 (31 Dec 2008)
Postal code  76448
Durmersheim
Weather  3°C, Wind SE at 3 km/h, 91% Humidity

Durmersheim is a small town in the district of Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Southwest Germany and has a population of 12,049 (2005).

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Map of 76448 Durmersheim, Germany

Durmersheim is situated between Karlsruhe and Rastatt, in the valley of the river Rhine near the border to France. There is also a forest in the valley, named Hardtwald, c. 2 km east of the town.

The 27 kilometres long Federbach River flows from south to north through the town.

History

Founded about 600 BC, the city was occupied by duke Otto of Worms in 985. Since 1300 Durmersheim belonged to the margraves of Baden.

As Germany was subdued and divided into control zones by the Allied forces after World War II, the border of the French zone and American zone was between Durmersheim and Rheinstetten.

Mayor

Since 2006 Andreas Augustin is the mayor of Durmersheim. He was reelected in 2014 with 54,38 % of the votes.

Main sights

The church of Bickesheim, built in the 13th century, is a well known place of pilgrimage.

References

Durmersheim Wikipedia


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