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Coordinates: 48 ° 17 '  N , 8 ° 11'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Freiburg
County : Ortenau district
Height : 238 m above sea level NHN
Area : 36.07 km 2
Residents: 5768 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 160 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 77756
Area code : 07831
License plate : OG, BH , KEL, LR, WOL
Community key : 08 3 17 041

City administration address :
Hauptstrasse 40
77756 Hausach
Website :
Mayor : Wolfgang Hermann
Location of the city of Hausach in the Ortenau district
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Hausach (in Alemannisch Huuse ) is a town in the Kinzig Valley in the Black Forest in the Ortenaukreis in Baden-Württemberg . It belongs to the southern Upper Rhine region , where it is assigned to the Offenburg regional center . Hausach, together with the neighboring towns of Wolfach and Haslach in the Kinzigtal, forms a joint center .


Geographical location

Hausach is located in the central Black Forest at an altitude of 232 m to 952  m above sea level. NN west of the confluence of the Gutach in the Kinzig .

City structure


The town of Hausach with the municipality of Einbach, which was independent until the 1970s, includes 32 villages, Zinken , farms and residential areas.

The former municipality of Einbach includes the village of Einbach (Vorder- and Hintertal), the Zinken Breitenbach, Frohnau, Gechbach, Hauserbach and Osterbach, the farms Adlersbach (Mittlerer Hof), Adlersbach (Vorderer Hof), Grieshaberhof (Sulzbach), Hohlengrundbauernhof, Limbacherhof, Martinshöfe, Oberer Hof (Sulzbach), Oberer Neuenbach, Reutengrund, Schmiderbauernhof, Steinbrunnen (Steinmatt), Unterer Neuenbach andvorsberghof and the residential areas Auf der Au, Auf der Gumm, Erlets, Hechtsberg (partly to the Hausach district), Kluse, Kurzbach, Rautsch, Scheuren and Uhlhof.

The town of Hausach within the boundaries of 1970 includes the town of Hausach, the town of Hausach-Dorf, the Zinken Hagenbuch, the homestead Vorder Breitenbach and the residential area Hechtsberg (partly part of the Einbach district).


Hausach seen from the Schlossberg
Hagenbuch near Hausach in the Kinzigtal

Early history

As in many Kinzig valley towns, the rural settlement is older than the town itself. The surrounding scattered settlement Einbach existed earlier than Hausach. In the area of ​​the former municipality of Einbach, which was first mentioned in 1092, on the left of the Kinzig is the also formerly independent municipality of Sulzbach.

Around 1100 the village church was built in the middle of the district . It is one of the oldest churches in the Kinzig valley. Husen Castle was built around 1220 , at the foot of which the town of Hausach was later built. The first documentary mention was in 1259. Hausach, which belonged to the Principality of Fürstenberg for over 500 years and from 1500 also to the Swabian Empire , always had a difficult time developing because of the immediate vicinity of the Fürstenberg official and market towns of Wolfach and Haslach . At the beginning of the 16th century there was a short-term reign of Prince Hendrik von Maasburg, which ended after less than half a year.

The city suffered from troops, sieges, looting and pillage for centuries. The Kinzig valley was always a passage area for troops due to the branch into the Gutach valley near Hausach. The only receipt of money was the customs post. Between Hausach and Gutach was the transition to Württemberg .

19th and 20th centuries

In 1806 the Fürstenberg rule in the Kinzig valley ended, Hausach became Baden . In 1866 progress came to Hausach with the railroad. With the Black Forest Railway , which continues to Singen , and its branch, the Kinzig Valley Railway in the direction of Freudenstadt , Hausach became a railway junction and railway town, as a large part of the population was employed by the railway. There was also a federal railway school in Hausach.

During the Second World War , Hausach was the scene of fighting several times. From December 23, 1944, fighter-bombers flew over Hausach almost every day. On February 28, 1945, several houses near the train station were destroyed by fighter bombers. On March 20, a Mustang was shot down over Hausach. Towards the end of the World War, French troops took the city on April 21, with several men from Hasenfeld showing the white flag. It later became known that the district leader ordered both the Mannesmann works and the Stadtmühle to be blown up, with the loads having destroyed a large part of Hausach, which was undone by the rapid advance of the French troops. In the winter of 1947 the people of Hausach had to fight a famine. On July 5, 1949, the place received city rights again. In the 1950s there was a wave of emigration to the city. In 1973 the Wolfach district was dissolved, and Hausach became part of the Ortenau district . From 1990 to 1995 a bypass was built.

Through mining and the former Fürstenberg hammer mill , Hausach developed into an industrial city . Central schools for the middle Kinzig valley were built on site.


Former coat of arms of Einbach

In 1921 Sulzbach was incorporated into Einbach. On July 1, 1971, the community of Einbach was incorporated into the city of Hausach.


As part of the Principality of Fürstenberg, Hausach has always been shaped by Catholicism. It only became Protestant for a short time under Count Wilhelm von Fürstenberg. After falling out of favor with the emperor, he passed the business of government to his Catholic brother Friedrich. This initiated the Counter Reformation and under his successor Count Albrecht, the new doctrine was severely opposed, so the city is still today Roman Catholic . In addition to the city church of St. Mauritius, there are two other Catholic places of worship in the city. A Protestant church with a parish office and Jehovah's Witnesses are now available in Hausach.


Municipal council

The municipal council election on May 26, 2019 brought the following result:

  • Free voters Hausach : 40.19%, 7 seats - (2014: 34.55%, 6 seats)
  • CDU : 29.44%, 5 seats - (2014: 35.06%, 6 seats)
  • SPD : 19.21%, 4 seats - (2014: 20.25%, 4 seats)
  • Green List Hausach: 11.16%, 2 seats - (2014: 10.14%, 2 seats)


The following people have been mayors of the city since 1811:

  • 1811–1823: Severin Wernhöre
  • 1823–1827: Joachim Sattler
  • 1827–1856: Johann Georg Waidele
  • 1849: Rudolf Streit (May to July 1849 as Mayor of the "Revolutionaries")
  • 1856–1865: Josef Buchholz
  • 1865–1870: Hermann Becherer
  • 1870–1882: Constantin Schmid
  • 1882–1888: Valentin Dorner
  • 1888–1903: Johann Nepomuk Hämmerle
  • 1903–1917: Gustav Adolf Rist
  • 1917–1918: Fidel Renner
  • 1919–05 / 1933 Karl Moog: (retired November 6, 1933)
  • 1933–1934: Emil Wimmer
  • 1934-08 / 1935: Alfred Haas
  • 1935–1945: Fritz Kölmel
  • 1945: Josef Jäckle ("Emergency Mayor")
  • 1945–1946: Paul Rist
  • 1946–1969: Eugen Heizmann
  • 1969–1993: Manfred Kienzle (honorary citizen of the city of Hausach)
  • 1993–2001: Gerhard Scharf
  • 2001–2017: Manfred Wöhrle (honorary citizen of the city of Hausach)
  • since 2017: Wolfgang Hermann

coat of arms

Blazon : "The red framework of a house gable in silver."


Hausach has had a partnership with the French municipality of Arbois in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region since 1974 . Arbois is a wine and tourist town and was home to Louis Pasteur . Wine is famous and well known. The festive highlight is the wine festival in July and the Biou festival , which is celebrated in September at the beginning of the grape harvest. Student exchanges are still one of the pillars of the partnership.

Economy and Infrastructure


The federal highways 33 ( Willstätt - Ravensburg ) and 294 ( Bretten - Freiburg im Breisgau ) have been led around the town of Hausach through the 1085 m long summer mountain tunnel since 1995. Hausach is connected to the national rail network by the Black Forest Railway ( Offenburg - Singen ). In the city, the Kinzigtalbahn branches off from the Black Forest Railway in the direction of Freudenstadt . Hausach station is served by individual intercity trains , the regional express and interregio express lines Karlsruhe - Konstanz (- Kreuzlingen) and the trains of the SWEG (Bad Griesbach -) Offenburg - Freudenstadt Hbf. The tariff association Ortenau (TGO) is responsible for the coordination of the local public transport (ÖPNV) .

Established businesses

Hausach is of great importance as an industrial location for the central Black Forest. Important companies are Neumayer Tekfor Hausach, Richard Neumayer , THIELMANN UCON GmbH, Hyco Hengstler, Kienzler Stadtmobiliar, the gravel works Uhl, Gass International Logistics, the sawmill Streit and the office retailer Streit.

Educational institutions

The Robert-Gerwig- Gymnasium with approx. 800 students and the commercial schools with vocational college and business high school with approx . 400 students have an important central function for many communities in the area. The Graf-Heinrich-Schule is a primary school with a community school with around 600 children and young people. In addition, there is a vocational school for social and care professions in Hausach, which is supported by the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (approx. 300 students).

For the youngest residents there are two Roman Catholic kindergartens and one kindergarten sponsored by the DRK .

Culture and sights

Village church
Spättlemadlee with a straw hat (far left in the background) and two red and yellow clad Hansele (center) at a meeting of fools in 1974

Hausach is located on the Großer Hansjakobweg and the Westweg , two hiking trails that lead past many sights.

With its two main characters Spättle and Hansele, the city ​​is a lively part of the Swabian-Alemannic Carnival .

The annual Hausach Reading Lenz , started in 1998 by the Hausach lyricist José FA Oliver with the support of the city of Hausach, with its numerous public readings and writing and text workshops and readings in Hausach schools and kindergartens, is an integral part of regional cultural life and a literature festival that is now supraregional Meaning. Well-known authors, but also less established writers from all over the German-speaking region, have accepted the invitation to Hausach in recent years.


Manor house with local museum

The Erzpoche mining museum shows mining in the Kinzig valley. The town museum is housed in the manor house. The work of the painter and poet Eugen Falk-Breitenbach is on display in the Molerhiisli . The Black Forest model railway is a true-to-life replica of the Black Forest railway .


Hausach station

Natural monuments

The Brandenkopf lies partly in the Hausach area.


Honorary citizen

  • Manfred Kienzle
  • Kurt Klein
  • Manfred Woehrle

sons and daughters of the town

People connected to the city

Panorama Kinzigtalbad, July 2020

Web links

Commons : Hausach  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Hausach  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Karl-Heinz Oberle: The development prospects of medium -sized centers in Baden-Württemberg examined using the example of Haslach - Hausach - Wolfach, Bad Krozingen - Staufen and Titisee-Neustadt. In: Diss. TU Kaiserslautern, August 1, 2017, accessed on August 2, 2017 (German).
  3. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume VI: Freiburg region Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007174-2 . Pp. 336-339.
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  12. ^ 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. 506 .
  13. Hausacher Heimatbrief. Review of the year 2008. Hausach 2008, pp. 50–53
  14. Hausacher reading Lenz .
  15. Schwarzwälder Bote: City honors its community donor (page 14) , accessed on January 28, 2014.
  16. Manfred Wöhrle is now an honorary citizen of the Black Forest Bote from December 2, 2017