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community Schwanau
Allmannsweier coat of arms before the incorporation
Coordinates: 48 ° 22 ′ 1 ″  N , 7 ° 46 ′ 57 ″  E
Residents : 1598  (Dec. 31, 2012)
Incorporation : July 1, 1972
Postal code : 77963
Area code : 07824

Allmannsweier is a district of the Schwanau community in the Ortenau district in southern Baden .


Old Town Hall; Seat of the local administration

Allmannsweier was founded by the Alemanni . In 1016 the place was mentioned as Almensweiler for the first time in a document from Emperor Heinrich II , in which the ruler transferred goods to the Schuttern Monastery, among other things, in what is now Allmannsweier.

In the following centuries, the rulership of goods in Allmannsweier and the whole place changed very often without this having a lasting effect on the place. Only the fact that Allmannsweier belonged to what was then the Free Imperial City of Strasbourg in the 16th century still influences the place today because it converted to Lutheranism following the decision of Strasbourg .

On July 1, 1972, Allmannsweier joined forces with the neighboring towns of Ottenheim and Nonnenweier to form the new municipality of Schwanau as part of the municipal reform in Baden-Württemberg in order to operate the public administration more economically.


Protestant Church Allmannsweier

Although only half a pastor's position is considered in the regional church's establishment plan, the Protestant parish with a 100% pastor's position is looked after by a couple of pastors because half of the costs of the pastoral position are sponsored.

The parish, which has been closely interwoven with the town for centuries, has a baroque style church built between 1781 and 1873 with a striking double slate dome. The organ of the master organ builder Blasius Schaxel from Herbolzheim is used today not only for church services, but also for organ concerts.


In addition to the church and its tower, which is unique in the area, the core of the site is characterized by a large number of very well-preserved half-timbered houses and also by single-family houses, especially from the post-war period. The large factory halls and administration buildings of Herrenknecht AG, located between fields, act as a contrast.


The place is the seat of the main plant of Herrenknecht AG, the world market leader in tunneling machines with over 1000 employees on site who manufacture the hydraulics and electronics of the machines.


  • Ernst Gleichert, Achim Fiehn, Manfred Nierlin and Klaus Siefert: Heimatbuch Allmannsweier . Lahr-Dinglingen: Interest group Badischer Ortssippenbücher 1997 (= Badische Ortssippenbücher 78)

Web links

Commons : Allmannsweier  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Schwanau: For a short time more than 1600 inhabitants were counted . Badische Zeitung . January 19, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 498 .
  3. Website of the historical Blasius-Schaxel organ in Allmannsweier ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Herrenknecht Group 2005 to 2009