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Coat of arms of the municipality of Appenweier
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Coordinates: 48 ° 32 '  N , 7 ° 59'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Freiburg
County : Ortenau district
Height : 152 m above sea level NHN
Area : 38.03 km 2
Residents: 10,256 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 270 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 77767
Area code : 07805
License plate : OG, BH , KEL, LR, WOL
Community key : 08 3 17 005
Community structure: 3 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Ortenauer Str. 13
77767 Appenweier
Website :
Mayor : Manuel Tabor
Location of the municipality of Appenweier in the Ortenau district
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Appenweier is a municipality in the Ortenau district in Baden-Württemberg and is located around seven kilometers north of the regional center of Offenburg .


Geographical location

Appenweier consists of the main municipality of Appenweier, the districts Urloffen and Zimmer, and Nesselried in the foothills zone. The district of Nesselried runs through the Wannenbachtal into the vineyards, Urloffen andzimmer, on the other hand, are north of Appenweier.

Community structure

The formerly independent communities of Nesselried and Urloffen belong to Appenweier. The village of Appenweier belongs to the municipality of Appenweier within the boundaries of 1970. The village of Nesselried and the hamlets of Illental and Kohlstatt belong to the former municipality of Nesselried . The village of Urloffen and the hamlet of Zimmer (structurally connected to Urloffen) belong to the former municipality of Urloffen. In the Appenweier part of the municipality was the hamlet of Heetlisberg, which had become Appenweier. In the Nesselried part of the municipality, the Weilerhof farm opened up and the villages Schweighof and Ufholz were lost. In the Urloffen part of the municipality were the abandoned villages of Rüugelnheim and Wisungen



Appenweiers was first mentioned in a document in 884 . This makes Appenweier one of the oldest written places in the Ortenau district.

Witch hunts were carried out in Appenweier from 1575 to 1630 . 35 women and men got into witch trials and were executed.

In the Thirty Years' War the place was the victim of the worst devastation, which continued in the following revolutionary wars. In 1632 Appenweier was burned down by Swedish troops, followed by arson by French troops in 1689 .

In 1750 the church consecrated to St. Michael was rebuilt in the old town center in rococo style. Appenweier belonged to the Landvogtei Ortenau until 1805 and then came through the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss to the Grand Duchy of Baden , where it belonged to the administrative district of Kehl, which later became the district of Kehl . Due to the district reform , the place fell in 1973 to the Ortenaukreis.


Nesselried with Kohlstatt and Illental

Coat of arms Nesselried Nesselried was first mentioned in a document in 1120. The original communities of Unternesselried and Obernesselried merged in 1871 to form Nesselried. Exactly a hundred years later, on December 1, 1971, this community was incorporated into Appenweier. Nesselried also consists of the two hamlets Illental and Kohlstatt.

Holidays and rooms

Coat of arms Urloffen with rooms.png Urloffen was first mentioned in a document in 1150. On January 1, 1975, the community was incorporated into Appenweier against great opposition from its residents. The hamletzimmer is located directly on the federal highway 3 north of Appenweier and is structurally separated from Urloffen by the Rhine Valley Railway.

Population development

Appenweier population development

Population figures according to the respective area. The numbers are estimates, census results (¹) or official updates from the Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office

year Residents
0December 1, 1871 4,245
0December 1, 1880 4,435
0December 1, 1890 4,473
0December 1, 1900 4,727
0December 1, 1910 5.163
June 16, 1925 5,443
June 16, 1933 5,309
May 17, 1939 5,535
September 13, 1950 5,933
0June 6, 1961 6.220
year Residents
1966 6,631
May 27, 1970 6,769
December 31, 1980 7,859
May 25, 1987 8,229
December 31, 1990 8,862
December 31, 1995 9,348
December 31, 2000 9,683
December 31, 2005 9,708
December 31, 2010 9,802
December 31, 2015 10,068


Municipal council

The municipality council in Appenweier consists of 19 members and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following preliminary final result.

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-2.38  % p
-0.05  % p
+ 5.27  % p
-2.93  % p
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 32.72 6th 35.1 7th
FW Free voters Appenweier-Nesselried-Urloffen 32.15 6th 32.2 6th
FL / GREEN List of women / The Greens 23.77 5 18.5 3
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 11.37 2 14.3 3
total 100.0 19th 100.0 19th
voter turnout 56.83% 51.2%

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Appenweier shows Saint Michael with a blue robe and spread wings, standing on a green dragon against a golden background. St. Michael holds a black lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. The official blazon reads: In gold, a blue armed archangel (Michael) standing on the belly of a lying, two-legged, green dragon, thrusting a black spear into the jaws with his right hand, holding a blue shield with a continuous gold cross in his left.


  • 1969–1977: Günter Kaufmann
  • 1977–2001: Siegfried Götz
  • 2001–2010: Hansjürgen Stein (retired due to death)
  • 2010 until today: Manuel Tabor

Town twinning

Appenweier has a partnership with the following city :

Culture and sights

Appenweier: St. Michael
St. Michael, interior
Urloffen: Church in Weinbrenner Classicism
View of the hamlet Zimmer with the pilgrimage church


  • The Catholic parish church of St. Michael in Appenweier. The church was built in 1748–1750 based on a design by Ignaz Krohmer , court architect of the Margraviate of Baden-Baden . The Baroque church has an exceptionally rich ornamentation of the exterior architecture and interior design for even more (historical) village conditions. Church painter Benedikt Gambs worked here.
  • Worth seeing in the Urloffen district is the classicistic Sankt Martinskirche, designed and built by Hans Voss in the Weinbrenner style . It shows a late example of the classicism typical of Baden . The church tower protrudes monumentally from the front of the nave. A certain wealth of jewelry for the facades of the nave is atypical for the Weinbrenner style. The Urloffen Church is one of the most beautiful churches in the classicism style in Baden.

Skater scene

A skater scene has been established in Urloffen since the 1990s, with its central meeting point at the skater area on Gewerbestrasse in Urloffen. The main occupation is skating with the skateboard , whereby inline skaters and BMX riders are also active in the scene . In 2012 and 2013, the municipality of Appenweier invested in new concrete ramps and the extension of the system by a mini ramp. In addition to expanding the catchment area of ​​the skate facility to include the region around Bühl, Offenburg, Achern and Oberkirch, this increased the variety of skate opportunities and the capacity of the facility to accommodate people.

Economy and Infrastructure


The White Automotive GmbH is the largest employer in the town of Appenweier with over 500 employees. Weiss is a system supplier to the automotive industry for the production, painting, assembly and logistics of plastic add-on parts in the exterior area.

The company Klocke Pharma-Service , which belongs to the Klocke Group and is based in the Urloffen district, is the second largest employer in the Appenweier community with over 300 employees. The group's companies specialize in contract manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and cosmetic products.

In the Urloffen district there are several horseradish growing and processing companies. The horseradish festival is celebrated there twice a year.

The former record player manufacturer Dual operated a factory in the Urloffen district that produced from 1971 to 1980.


Appenweier is a railway junction where a total of three railway lines meet. The Rhine Valley Railway connects Appenweier with Mannheim via Karlsruhe , as well as Basel via Offenburg and Freiburg im Breisgau . The Europabahn connects with Strasbourg in France via Kehl and the Renchtalbahn branches off to Bad Griesbach .

Parallel to the Rheintalbahn, the federal highway 5 runs past Appenweier and the federal highway 3 runs right through it. Both are crossed at the gates of Appenweiers by the federal road 28 , which takes you east into the Renchtal of the Middle Black Forest or west over Kehl and the Rhine ( Europabrücke ) to Strasbourg.

A big problem for Appenweier is the planned new threading of the Europabahn into the Rheintalbahn. A high-speed route is planned that would actually divide the town of Appenweier, against which there is strong resistance. Alternatively, it would be possible to run the high-speed trains between France and Germany over the disused and partially dismantled Rœschwoog – Rastatt railway line , which would allow a considerable acceleration and would not require any major construction work in Appenweier.


Born in Appenweier

Associated with Appenweier

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume VI: Freiburg region Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007174-2 . Pp. 303-306
  3. ^ Franz Volk : Witches in the Landvogtei Ortenau and Reichsstadt Offenburg , 1882, reprint Offenburg 1978
  4. ^ 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. 496 .
  5. ^ 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. 514 .
  6. Population development in Baden-Württemberg from 1871 to 2013 ( Memento from September 11, 2014 in the web archive )
  7. Election information from the municipal data center
  8. Urloffen - The cultivation of horseradish. Retrieved January 28, 2017 .
  9. ^ Peter Meerrettich GmbH. Retrieved January 28, 2017 .