201 m (659 ft)
26,511 (31 Dec 2008)
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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.
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.
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.
Emmendingen is twinned with: Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Drom HaSharon Regional Council, Israel
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 (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.
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.Jewish Museum on Castle Square
Collection Geyer zu Lauf
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