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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Freiburg
Elevation  201 m (659 ft)
Population  26,511 (31 Dec 2008)
State  Baden-Württemberg
District  Emmendingen
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time  Friday 5:13 AM
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Weather  7°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 87% Humidity
Points of interest  Hochburg, Elz, Ruine Hochburg, Burg‑ und Festungsruine Hochburg, Emmendinger Tor

Emmendingen is a town in Baden-Württemberg, capital of the district Emmendingen of Germany. It is located at the Elz River, 14 km (8.7 mi) north of Freiburg im Breisgau. The town contains more than 26,000 residents, which is the most in the Emmendingen district.


Map of Emmendingen, Germany


The town lies in Breisgau, between the foothills of the Black Forest and the Kaiserstuhl which rises out of the Rhine plain to the north of Freiburg. The land is between 189-368m (620–1200 ft) high. On the western edge of Emmendingen flows the Elz river, which divides shortly after its confluence with the Dreisam and Glotter near Riegel, into the Old Elz and the Leopoldskanal, which both flow into the Rhine. The Leopoldskanal was built in the middle 19th century.

Neighbour Cities

Emmendingen is bordered by several cities and municipalities. They are, clockwise from the north: Malterdingen, Kenzingen, Freiamt (Black Forest), Sexau, Denzlingen, Reute (Breisgau), and Teningen.


The first mention of this town in a document dates back to 1091, however it is much older. It officially became a town in 1590. There was also a neighboring town called Nieder-Emmendingen. The both merged in 1883.


Emmendingen has only a few small and mid-size companies. Probably one of the most notable is the "Wehrle-Werk AG", which manufactures boiler and water recycling plants.

Twin towns — Sister cities

Emmendingen is twinned with:

  • Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Sandomierz, Poland
  • Drom HaSharon Regional Council, Israel
  • Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
  • Culture

    Emmendingen is a small town, but that does not mean that it lacks in interesting details. Listed are just a few of Emmendingen's claims to fame.

    Cornelia Schlosser

    Cornelia Schlosser (maiden name: Cornelia Friederica Christiana Goethe) was the only sibling of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and lived with her husband Johann Georg Schlosser in a house on the main square in Emmendingen. Today their house is the municipal library.

    Old Town Hall

    The old Emmendingen town hall is also on the main square of town, though a new town hall was built fairly recently. Today the building is still utilized, but it is now home to the only archive of diaries in Germany.

    Points of interest

  • Jewish Museum on Castle Square
  • Collection Geyer zu Lauf
  • People born in Emmendingen

  • Harriet Straub (1872–1945), German doctor and author
  • Fritz Boehle (1873–1916), German painter, drawer and sculptor
  • Fridolin Bosch (1889–1964), German architekt
  • Franz Merkle (1905–1960), German economist
  • Ernst Thomann (1910–2009), German artist and sculptor
  • Margret Thomann-Hegner (1911–2005), German painter
  • Rolf Weinstock (1920–1952), NS-victim and author
  • Hans Martin Erhardt (1935–2015), painter
  • Rolf Schweizer (1936-2016), church musician
  • Patrick Kromer (born 1978), German trainer for bicycle sports
  • Jan Männer (born 1982), footballer
  • Dennis Bührer (born 1983), soccer player
  • Anne Kaiser (born 1987), soccer player (Bundesliga)
  • Jens Schöngarth (born 1988), handball player
  • References

    Emmendingen Wikipedia

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