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Coordinates: 47 ° 38 '  N , 7 ° 37'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Freiburg
County : Loerrach
Height : 284 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.81 km 2
Residents: 3046 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 524 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 79589
Area code : 07621
License plate :
Community key : 08 3 36 008
Address of the
municipal administration:
Am Rathausplatz 6
79589 Binzen
Website :
Mayor : Andreas Schneucker (independent of party)
Location of the municipality of Binzen in the district of Lörrach
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Binzen from the east

Binzen ( Alemannic : Binze ) is a municipality in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg . The place is the seat of the community administration association Vorderes Kandertal .


Geographical location

Binzen in the border triangle

Binzen is located in the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland and France on the southwestern foothills of the Black Forest at the exit of the Kandertal in the greater Basel - Weil - Lörrach area . To the south of Binzen is the Tüllinger Berg , which is around 460 meters high .

Neighboring communities

The community borders in the north on Fischingen and Schallbach , in the east on Rümmingen , in the southeast on the district town of Lörrach , in the south on the city of Weil am Rhein and in the west on Eimeldingen .

Community structure

The municipality of Binzen includes the village of Binzen, the Autohof and Buchmühle houses and the Obere Mühle farm. The Eppalinchova desert is located in the municipality.


Some of the Kander also belong to Binzen .


The first documentary mention of the place as Binuzhaine comes from the year 767 . It is mentioned again in 807 as Pinuzheim in a document from the St. Gallen monastery . The village was confiscated by the Franks as an Alemannic manor and came into the possession of the Franconian royal monastery of St. Denis about 1200 years ago . Later, various ecclesiastical and secular lordships had rights in Binzen, with the Basel bishop being of particular importance. The seat of power was Binzen Castle . At the beginning of the 16th century, most of Binzen came into the possession of the margraviate of Baden-Durlach , but it took until 1769 for the whole place to become Baden.


Binzen ecclesiastically belonged to the diocese of Constance , although the Bishop of Basel was an important landlord and feudal lord . Since the Reformation was introduced in the margraviate of Baden-Durlach in 1556, however, Binzen has been predominantly evangelical . For Roman Catholic believers there is the church in Haltingen , which belongs to the Archdiocese of Freiburg . According to the 2011 census , 48.1% of the residents of Binzen were Protestant, 20.4% Catholic and 31.5% belonged to another or no religious community.


Binzen town hall

Administrative association

Binzen is the seat of the community administration association of the Vorderes Kandertal in which the communities of Binzen, Eimeldingen , Fischingen , Rümmingen , Schallbach and Wittlingen have combined their administration since 1971.

Municipal council

After the local elections on May 26, 2019, the municipal council has 12 members in addition to the mayor as chairman. The result of the election was as follows: The turnout was 66.5% (2014: 57.0%).

Party / list Seats be right 2014 result
Binzen citizens' list 6th 50.15% 40.5%, 5 seats
Free voters Binzen 4th 36.12% 34.9%, 4 seats
Independent for Binzen 2 13.73% 24.6%, 3 seats


Upon reaching the age limit of 68, Ulrich May resigned from the mayor's office on September 30, 2012 after a 23-year term in office. On July 8, 2012, Andreas Schneucker was elected the new mayor with 78.9% of the vote. On July 12, 2020, Andreas Schneucker was re-elected with 82.7% of the vote.



A " basilica sancti Laurentii " in Binzen was mentioned in a document as early as 807. Although nothing is known of the early construction history of today's Evangelical Church in Binzen , it is assumed that it was a massive, stone-built church.

The church became Protestant after 1556, when Margrave Charles II of Baden-Durlach converted for himself and his subjects after the Peace of Augsburg .

The Laurentiuskirche has been structurally changed several times. The most significant change, which is still visible today, took place between 1822 and 1824, when the old church - with the exception of the tower - was demolished and rebuilt according to plans by the Baden architect Friedrich Weinbrenner .

Further cultural monuments can be found in the list of cultural monuments in Binzen .

The Dreispitz sculpture in the industrial park of the same name and the busy traffic junction gained national recognition . The work of art installed in 2001 was threatened with an officially ordered demolition due to alleged traffic hazard.


Since 2013, two concerts per year have been held as part of the concert series “Classic Moves Binzen”.

Economy and Infrastructure

Binzen is a wine-growing community, 55 hectares , that is almost 10% of the community area, are planted with vines. Mainly the grape varieties Gutedel and Pinot Noir are grown , as well as Müller-Thurgau , Nobling and Chardonnay . Binzen is the headquarters of the Glatt group of companies .


Locomotive 30 (Chanderli) of the Kandertal Railway stops in Binzen on the occasion of the 34th Binzen Village Festival on May 16, 2009

Binzen is located directly on the Hochrheinautobahn A 98 (E54) (junction 4) from Weil am Rhein to Stockach . Over the Luckepass you can get to the junction to the motorway as well as to the district road to Rümmingen and Lörrach.

Binzen is also on the Kandertalbahn , a branch line that runs from Haltingen on the Rheintalbahn to Kandern . The traffic on the route was stopped in 1983 after route damage caused by a storm. Today there is a museum operation with a T 3 steam locomotive on summer Sundays .


Binzen has been a school location for more than 500 years. Since 1558 all rectors can be identified by name. With the “Vorderes Kandertal Center School”, Binzen now has a primary and secondary school with a technical secondary school .


  • Paul Cherler (1541–1600), Lutheran pastor (student of Simon Sulzer ) and poet, was a pastor in Binzen from 1565 to 1600


  • Fritz Schülin : Binzen, contributions to the local, landscape and settlement history . Ed .: Binzen municipal administration. Uehlin, Schopfheim 1967.
  • Amédée Membrez: The Binzen Burgvogtei under the Prince-Bishops of Basel 1503–1769 . Herder & Co. publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1928.
  • Franz Xaver Kraus : The art monuments of the Grand Duchy of Baden , Tübingen and Leipzig, 1901, fifth volume - Lörrach district; Pp. 3-4 online
  • Albert Köbele and Fritz Schülin: Ortssippenbuch of the communities Binzen and Rümmingen, district Lörrach in Baden, 1598–1966 . Grafenhausen: Köbele 1967 (= Badische Ortssippenbücher 18)
  • Ulrich May: Model solution at the "Dreispitz" in Binzen. In: Das Markgräflerland, Volume 1/2005, pp. 103-107 digitized version of the Freiburg University Library

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. 829-830; Discover the entry on regional studies online
  3. StiASG , Urk. I 186. Online at e-chartae , accessed on June 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Document book of the Abbey of Sanct Gallen, Part I, document number 195
  5. ^ Rudolf Burger, The Reformation in the Markgräflerland , Weil am Rhein 1984
  7. Preliminary results of the 2019 municipal council elections at the State Statistical Office
  8. ^ Thomas Loisl Mink: On July 8th, election of the new mayor. (No longer available online.) Badische Zeitung, January 28, 2012, archived from the original on December 27, 2014 ; accessed on December 25, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. Markus Maier: Binzen says goodbye to Ulrich May: Big footsteps in a cultivated field. Badische Zeitung, December 31, 2012, accessed on December 25, 2018 .
  10. ^ Badische Zeitung: Continuity in Binzen - 82.7 percent of the voters vote for Andreas Schneucker - Binzen - Badische Zeitung. Retrieved July 13, 2020 .

Web links

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