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Coordinates: 49 ° 28 '  N , 8 ° 37'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Karlsruhe
County : Rhein-Neckar district
Height : 106 m above sea level NHN
Area : 19 km 2
Residents: 11,537 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 607 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 68526
Area code : 06203
License plate : HD
Community key : 08 2 26 038

City administration address :
Hauptstrasse 7
68526 Ladenburg
Website :
Mayor : Stefan Schmutz ( SPD )
Location of the city of Ladenburg in the Rhein-Neckar district
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Ladenburg ( listen ? / I ) is a town on the Neckar in the Rhein-Neckar district in Baden-Württemberg with a late medieval old town. It belongs to the European metropolitan region of Rhine-Neckar . The history of the city dates back to Roman times, during which the city was named Lopodunum . Audio file / audio sample


Location and natural space

The district lies on the Neckar alluvial cone at a height of 96 to 106 meters in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region in the Upper Rhine Plain . The Kandelbach flows into the Neckar south of the local development . The district extends over 1900 hectares. Of this, 24.7 percent is settlement and traffic area, 71.8 percent is used for agriculture and 2.8 percent is water.

The next larger cities are each about eleven kilometers away, Heidelberg in the southeast and Mannheim in the northwest, with which there is no direct border.

City structure

The hamlets of Neubotzheim and Neuzeilsheim and the district of Rosenhof belong to the city of Ladenburg . The desert areas of Botzheim, Meerhof and Zeilsheim are in the urban area .

Neighboring communities

Ladenburg's urban area borders in the west downstream of the Neckar on Ilvesheim , in the north on Heddesheim , the Hirschberg suburb of Leutershausen follows in the northeast to the Odenwald , south of Leutershausen the mountain road communities Schriesheim follow directly in the east and Dossenheim in the southeast. The course of the river Neckar forms the border to Edingen-Neckarhausen .


Jupiter giant column around 200 AD (replica) in front of the Lobdengau Museum
View 1645 after Matthäus Merian
Ladenburg around 1900
Ladenburg and the surrounding area 1907


Ladenburg describes itself as the oldest city in Germany on the right of the Rhine. The place was first settled sometime between 3000 and 200 BC. BC Ladenburg initially existed as a Celtic settlement Lokudunom (= "Seeburg"). 200 BC The Celtic center of the palate was moved from Heiligenberg near Heidelberg to Ladenburg. In the year 40, the Suebian Elbe Germans were settled by the Romans as peasant militia. In the Roman sources they are called Suebi Nicrenses ("Neckarsueben"). In 74 AD the Romans founded an auxiliary fort there with a camp village ( vicus ), the nucleus of the later city. An auxiliary equestrian division of the Cananefats belonged to the garrison .

In 98 Emperor Trajan made the settlement Lopodunum a civitas and the capital of the Civitas Ulpia Sueborum Nicrensium ; after the gentile name of the emperor - Ulpius - the place was nicknamed Ulpia . The settlement flourished in the second and early third centuries, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds.

Around the year 220 the Roman city had a forum with a market basilica, a weekly market, temples , a Roman theater , thermal baths , palaces and a city wall. The public buildings were unusually large compared to other settlements in the region. The walled area was around 32 hectares, stray finds even show a settlement area of ​​around 45 hectares. This made Ladenburg the largest Roman city in what is now Baden-Württemberg , ahead of Rottweil , Rottenburg , Bad Cannstatt , Bad Wimpfen , Heidenheim and Heidelberg .

In the year 260 or shortly before apparently destroyed Alemanni the city after the imperial forces the Dekumatland had given up. However, some locals stayed and handed down the Roman place name. Emperor Valentinian I took the settlement again in 369 and had a Ländeburgus , a late antique port fortification, built, which could only be entered from the Neckar. Around the middle of the 5th century, probably in 454 after the collapse of the Huns , the Roman rule in the Ladenburg area finally ended.

Migration period and the Middle Ages

As early as 496, the Merovingians built a royal court in Ladenburg that has been handed down as a palatium . Lobdenburg became the capital of the Lobdengau . The Frankish king Dagobert I “gave away” the city and district to the diocese of Worms in 628 ; St. Amandus von Worms has been handed down as recipient . In 874 King Ludwig the German documented Lobetenburg. In Carolingian times, Ladenburg was one of the few cities in the empire that were designated as Civitas Publica , which implied the continued existence of the royal court . The first medieval city walls were built as early as the 10th century. King Heinrich II , the saint, confirmed to the Bishop of Worms in 1006 all possessions of the cathedral monastery of Ladenburg and five years later he gave the bishop the county of Lobdengau.

In 1253 the community appeared for the first time with the mayor , aldermen and citizens. In 1385 rule over Ladenburg was divided after a bloody feud between Worms and Palatinate .

In 1400 the citizens of Worms refused to obey their bishop and drove him out, whereupon this Ladenburg became a bishopric. Bishop Johann II von Fleckenstein had the south tower built on the St. Gallus Church in 1412 , "because, as bishop, he is entitled to two towers", thus a cathedral . Under Bishop Johann III. von Dalberg (1455–1503) Ladenburg had its greatest heyday. In 1512, on the threshold of modern times, his friend Emperor Maximilian visited the city.

Modern times

The later reformer Reuchlin headed the book collection taken over from the Lorsch Monastery and supplemented with Dalberg's holdings and known today as the Bibliotheca Palatina . In 1564 there was a fight on Christmas Eve between the Reformed pastor Eckard and Bishop Bettendorf in St. Gallus. In the following year, Bettendorf reconciled with the Worms and left Ladenburg, the secondary residence remained. Thereupon the Calvinist Elector of the Palatinate had the St. Gallus Church plundered on Good Friday and destroyed Catholic images ( Kurpfälzer iconoclasm ).

During the Thirty Years' War the city was partially destroyed by Peter Ernst II von Mansfeld in 1622 and plundered by General Mélac in the Palatinate War of Succession (1689–1693) . In 1705 the brothers Elector Johann Wilhelm and Bishop Franz Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg agreed on a larger area of ​​land exchange. Ladenburg including Neckarhausen fell completely to the Electoral Palatinate, which set up a Oberamt Ladenburg with the city as its seat.

After the French Revolution , Ladenburg was occupied in the coalition wars in 1799 and Napoléon Bonaparte rearranged the political map in Europe. The Electoral Palatinate was dissolved and the city fell to Baden . It remained the official seat until 1863 and was then incorporated into the Mannheim District Office . When the Baden Revolution was suppressed in 1849, the Neckar Bridge in Ladenburg was fiercely contested. The revolutionaries succeeded in conquering the city occupied by the Prussians and thus covering the retreat of the main forces.

Politically, the Social Democrats had been the strongest force in Ladenburg since 1903 . In the Weimar Republic they were temporarily outstripped by the center because of the fragmentation of the left-wing party spectrum. From 1930 the NSDAP was the strongest party, receiving 34.2 percent of the vote in the Reichstag election in March 1933 .

Jewish families had lived in Ladenburg since the 13th century and built a synagogue on the property at Metzgergasse 5. A new Jewish church, a mikveh and a school were built on the same site in 1832 . During the November pogrom in 1938 , these buildings were desecrated and partially destroyed by SA men , as indicated by a memorial plaque in Hauptstrasse 46. In 1938 the last burial took place in the Jewish cemetery .

During the Second World War , Ladenburg was largely spared from destruction. On March 28, 1945, the 1st Battalion of the 324th US Infantry Regiment captured the city without a fight.

When the Mannheim district was dissolved , Ladenburg became part of the new Rhein-Neckar district in 1973 . The Old Town Festival took place for the first time in 1974 and has since become a magnet for visitors. In 1979 the city received the gold plaque from Federal President Walter Scheel in the federal competition "City Design and Monument Protection in Urban Development". In 1998 the city celebrated its 1900th anniversary. In the same year she hosted the Heimattage Baden-Württemberg . In 2005, the green project 2005 took place in Ladenburg , also known as the small state garden show .

Population development

year 1439 1577 1777 1852 1925 1950 1961 1967 1970 1991 1995 2005 2010 2015
Residents 1,175 1,330 1,472 2,930 4,993 7.125 8,338 8,280 9,799 11,791 11.801 11,510 11,513 11,420


Today there are in Ladenburg next to the Roman Catholic and the Protestant parish a Free Evangelical community and the New Apostolic Church and a mosque of DITIB . According to the 2011 census , 38.7% of Ladenburgers are Protestant, 31% Roman Catholic, 1.9% Orthodox and 27.2% belong to other ( e.g. Muslim ) or no religious communities.


Town hall and Domhofplatz

Municipal council

The council of Ladenburg has 22 members who are directly elected for five years each. The mayor is also the chairman of the municipal council. The 2019 local elections led to the following result (in brackets: difference to 2014):

CDU 27.0% (−4.5) 6 seats (−1)
GLL 26.2% (+10.3) 6 seats (+2)
SPD 23.8% (−3.5) 5 seats (−1)
FWV 16.3% (−2.6) 4 seats (± 0)
FDP 6.8% (+0.3) 1 seat (± 0)

Youth Council

There has been a youth council since 2006. Every young person between the ages of 12 and 18 has the right to vote and stand for election. The youth council of Ladenburg has twelve members who are directly elected for three years each. The chairman is Fabian Steigerwald, his deputy is Dicle Günes.


The mayor is directly elected for a term of eight years. Stefan Schmutz (SPD) has been in office since April 2017 and achieved an absolute majority in the first round of mayoral elections on January 22, 2017.

Overview of the previous mayors:

  • 1914–1922: Wilhelm Fritsch
  • 1922–1931: Christian Koch (SPD)
  • 1931–1933: Hermann Hagen (inserted)
  • 1933–1934: Alfred Reuther (NSDAP)
  • 1934–1945: Kurt Pohly (NSDAP)
  • 1945–1953: Adam Herdt (CDU)
  • 1953–1965: Hermann Hohn (FWV)
  • 1965–1993: Reinhold Schulz (SPD)
  • 1993-2001: Rolf Reble (CDU)
  • 2001–2017: Rainer Ziegler (SPD)
  • since April 2017: Stefan Schmutz (SPD)

coat of arms

The blazon of the coat of arms reads: In a shield diagonally divided by silver and blue, a red castle with an open gate and raised silver portcullis in the tinned and roofed lower middle part, between the two pointed outer tin towers two diagonally crossed blue keys (beards facing up).

It goes back to a seal from 1253. The colors silver and blue, which were only established in the 19th century, stand for the Electoral Palatinate. The crossed keys come from the coat of arms of the diocese of Worms. The castle is probably to be seen as a city gate and thus refers to the city rights.

The flag is blue and white.

Town twinning

A partnership has existed with Garango in Burkina Faso since 1983 and with Paternion in Austria since 1984.

Neighborhood association

Ladenburg belongs to the Heidelberg-Mannheim neighborhood association , whose task it is to draw up the regional land use plan.

Culture and sights

Ladenburg is located on the Neckar Valley Cycle Path and the Bertha Benz Memorial Route , both of which lead past many sights.


Lobdengau Museum

The Lobdengau Museum is located in the Bischofshof (with open-air museum) and focuses on: archeology, town history and folk culture.

In front of the museum is a copy of a giant Jupiter column , the original of which is in the museum. The four most important Roman deities are depicted on the base:

The four women's heads above represent the four seasons, the youngest for spring, and the woman with the headscarf for winter.

At the top, the father of the gods rides a giant , a sign of the Roman victory over the barbarians.

When the Alamanni invaded Ladenburg around the year 220, they overturned this column. The Roman Novanius Augustus had it renovated and put it back up. When the Alemanni returned 40 years later, they broke the pillar and threw it into a well. As a result, it was preserved and was discovered while building a new house.

Car Museum Dr. Carl Benz

The Dr. Carl Benz in Ladenburg moved in 2005: the new domicile of the collection is the almost 100 year old factory halls of C. Benz Söhne . The historic factory, in which automobiles were built at the beginning of the 20th century, was renovated with the support of DaimlerChrysler AG and provides an appropriate setting for the engine-historical exhibits of the collector Winfried A. Seidel.


Historic old town with market square and Marienbrunnen

The market square is the center of the historic old town, which is of supraregional importance thanks to a unique collection of superbly restored monuments, including numerous half-timbered houses, especially from the 15th to 18th centuries. The oldest preserved parts of the churches date from the early 9th (tower of the Sebastian Chapel) or 11th century (crypt of the Gallus Church), the oldest secular building dates back in parts to the 13th century, as do the significant remains of the city fortifications the Martinstor.

Already in the 19th century there was a baroque Marian column on the market square. The pastor and part of his congregation favored a crucifixion group against the opposition of the majority . One night in 1873 the Madonna was overthrown from its pedestal by anonymous perpetrators. The debris was buried on the cemetery wall. Still, there was never a crucifixion group. The foundation of the dentist widow and pianist Anna Hauber gave the city the idea of ​​beautifying the market square with a monument again. After lengthy discussions, in 1976 the decision was finally made in favor of a Marienbrunnen based on the old model.

City fortifications

The remains of the medieval outer city wall, some of which still follow the Roman defensive wall , date from 1200. It includes the Hexenturm, Pfaffenturm and Martinstor (actually Wormser Tor) with an important group of sculptures (division of the coat of Saint Martin) from the 13th century on the land side.

St. Gallus Church

The St. Gallus Church is one of the city's landmarks. The church, which was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, has an 11th century crypt . In front of the church there was the forum of the city of Lopodunum . At this point stood the second largest Roman market basilica north of the Alps with dimensions of 72 by 28 meters.

Town hall and cathedral courtyard

The front part of the town hall now stands on the site of the former cathedral courtyard. The cathedral courtyard was originally an aristocratic court and was owned by the Worms bishops since 1423/24. It burned down completely on Easter 1962.

In the square there are figures of the bishop and the elector arguing about the rights of the city, the elector is slightly amused, the bishop defending himself. It is alluded to the condominium from 1385 to 1705. Next to it there are figures of a Roman soldier who proclaims the town charter, and the working people in the shape of the water scoop, who holds his back against the authorities seated in the town hall.

Other structures

  • Sebastian Chapel
  • Evangelical town church
  • Former bishop's court (now Lobdengau Museum)
  • Former Antoniusspital with statue of St. Anthony (city saint)
  • Remains of the late Roman port fortifications (Burgus)
  • Kettenheimer Hof in Mühlgasse 7, Adelshof, 16th century, from 1699 Luth. Church and schoolhouse
  • Jesuitenhof or Bettendorfer Hof
  • Handschuhsheimer Hof, typical aristocratic court
  • Seylern House, as well as numerous other half-timbered houses in the old town
  • Water tower at the Benzpark
  • Home and first garage of the car inventor Dr. Carl Benz (now a museum)
  • Weir Ladenburg and branching side channel Ladenburg the Neckar


As part of the green project in 2005, a park was built at the southeast end of Ladenburg. Today it bears the name "The Green Ring" and was named Germany's most beautiful park in 2006.


  • Torpedo Ladenburg , Powerchairhockey Bundesliga
  • DLRG Ladenburg / Edingen-Neckarhausen e. V.
  • Budoclub Rhein-Neckar e. V.
  • Motorsport Club Dr. Carl-Benz Ladenburg in the ADAC e. V.
  • Tanzsportclub Blau-Silber Ladenburg e. V.
  • 1. Ladenburg miniature golf club
  • 1. Schützengesellschaft 1683 Ladenburg e. V.
  • 1. Sports bowling club Neckarperle Ladenburg 1949 e. V.
  • Fishing club Ladenburg 1923 e. V.
  • Athletic Sports Association Ladenburg 1901 e. V.
  • Baseball club Romans Ladenburg e. V.
  • Football club FV 03 Ladenburg e. V.
  • Ladenburg Sports Association 1864 e. V.
  • Cycling club Ladenburg 2000 e. V.
  • Reiterverein Ladenburg e. V.
  • Ski club Brettlhupfer Ladenburg e. V.
  • Grün-Weiß Ladenburg tennis club
  • Ladenburg tennis club
  • Red-Green Tennis Club

Regular events

  • May / June: Ladenburg Music Festival (2–3 concerts, e.g. already by Udo Jürgens , Rosenstolz , Ich + Ich , Pur , Jan Delay , Sean Paul , Xavier Naidoo and Dieter Thomas Kuhn )
  • June: Ladenburger Gartenlust
  • June: Ladenburg dines
  • July: Dragon boat race
  • July: Ladenburg Triathlon Festival
  • August: Kerwe
  • September: Old Town Festival (always on the second weekend of September)
  • December: Christmas market, FESTival (pop culture festival in the Pflastermühle)

In July 2018 the first international film festival WaLaIFF took place in Ladenburg, the following year the second film festival with films of different categories from many countries.

Economy and Infrastructure

Neckar and Altwasser industrial area


Since 1941, Reckitt Benckiser has had a factory , RB Produktions GmbH (head office Heidelberg Bahnstadt) in Ladenburg, where, among other things, cleaning agents and disinfectants are manufactured. This plant closed at the end of July 2016.

The Altwasser industrial area is the location of the companies ICL (BK Giulini), Calvatis and Jungbunzlauer . These operate a joint plant fire brigade.

The neighbor is the factory of Saint-Gobain Isover G + H, the insulation materials v. a. made from mineral wool.

Furthermore, a manufacturer of fire extinguishers is represented in Ladenburg, the company Total .

The ABB Group operates the ABB Corporate Research Center Germany at the Wallstadter Strasse location. This central research center was located in Heidelberg until 2001.

In 2006 the integrated control center Rhein-Neckar was set up in Ladenburg. She is responsible for fire and rescue services in the Rhein-Neckar district. In addition, the rescue services in Heidelberg and Mannheim are coordinated from here. Because the fire brigade control centers in Heidelberg and Mannheim will remain in place until further notice, the control center only works as an integrated control center in the Rhein-Neckar district and can therefore not be reached directly from Heidelberg and Mannheim via the emergency number 112.

In addition, Ladenburg is the location of the technical relief organization with the specialist group water damage / pumps.


The Ladenburger Zeitung appears weekly. Two regional daily newspapers, the Mannheimer Morgen and the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung , also provide information about events in Ladenburg in the local section.

Public facilities

In summer, many visitors from neighboring communities also come to the large, solar-heated Ladenburg outdoor pool, which is located near the Neckar ferry.

The municipal sports facilities are in the same area.


Dalberg School
Merian secondary school

Ladenburg is an important school location within the Mannheim-Heidelberg-Weinheim city triangle with a total of nine schools.

There are two primary schools in Ladenburg , the Dalberg primary school in the old town and the Astrid Lindgren school in the west town.

On the southern edge of the old town between Realschulstrasse and Merianweg is the Ladenburg school center with three secondary schools, the Werkrealschule Unterer Neckar, the Merian- Realschule and the Carl-Benz- Gymnasium . In addition, the Erich Kästner School (special educational and advisory center with a focus on learning) and the Martinsschule (special educational and advisory center with a focus on physical and motor development) are located in Ladenburg, and the new building was opened in 2010 on the eastern edge of the town. The municipal music school on Lustgartenstraße between Dalberg-Grundschule and Carl-Benz-Gymnasium as well as the adult education center in the old town hall on Hauptstraße complete the range of schools. For the youngest residents, there are three private, three Roman Catholic , one Protestant and one municipal kindergarten .

The catchment area of ​​the Carl-Benz-Gymnasium and the Merian-Realschule includes not only Ladenburg itself but also the neighboring towns of Heddesheim, Hirschberg, Ilvesheim, Schriesheim, Seckenheim, Edingen-Neckarhausen, Friedrichsfeld and Schwabenheimer Hof. The supraregional Martinsschule is supported by the Rhein-Neckar district, the cities of Heidelberg and Mannheim, and the Südliche Bergstrasse district, so the students at this school come from a correspondingly large area.

From 1977 to 2003 Ladenburg was the location of the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology .


A ferry connects Ladenburg with Edingen-Neckarhausen . This connection has existed since the Middle Ages and has been proven at least since 1483. A little further down the river, the Main-Neckar-Bahn railway bridge can also be used by cyclists and pedestrians to cross the Neckar. The red sandstone structure with several arches was built in 1848 and is part of the railway connection from Darmstadt via Weinheim to the Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld junction . The Ladenburg train station is just behind the north end of the bridge. At the industrial area in the west of Ladenburg, a road bridge of the L 542 leads over the Neckar Canal to the Ilvesheimer Insel. In the east of Ladenburg there is a connection to the federal autobahn 5 (exit Ladenburg-Schriesheim). The Ladenburg harbor is located in the west of Ladenburg.


The federal motorway 5 ( Hattenbacher Dreieck - Weil am Rhein ) runs along the eastern edge of the Ladenburg district with the Ladenburg junction located there. There are no federal highways through Ladenburg. The state road 597 Schwetzingen – Mannheim – Schönau crosses Ladenburg, the state road 542 leads to Ilvesheim, the state road 536 to Schriesheim, the state road 631 to Heddesheim. The district road K 4238 leads in the direction of Schriesheim – Dossenheim.


railway station

Ladenburg station is on the double-track, electrified Main-Neckar-Bahn Mannheim / Heidelberg – Bensheim – Darmstadt – Frankfurt / M. (Course book range 650). After the dismantling, the Ladenburg train station still has three tracks; it is served by the local transport of the Deutsche Bahn. Three sidings lead from Ladenburg train station to the industrial areas (Total / ABB & Viessmann / Benckiser & Grünzweig and Hartmann), but they are currently not in use. Since mid-July 2018, the station has been completely barrier-free to 76 cm above the top edge of the rails and has two elevators, each leading to track 1 and track 2/3.


Ladenburg is located directly on the Neckar and has a jetty near the water tower, from which ships to Heidelberg – Neckarsteinach leave on Tuesdays in midsummer, and ships to Mannheim – Worms on Sundays and Wednesdays. Ladenburg harbor is located in the west of Ladenburg on the Neckar Canal. During the day, a ferry connects Ladenburg with the opposite Neckarhausen (along the state road 597).

Line network

The electrical pipeline network of Ladenburg is operated by ENBW , the natural gas pipeline network belongs to the Mannheim MVV group, the fresh water and sewage network is operated by the city of Ladenburg itself. Ladenburg is connected to the telephone network of Deutsche Telekom and the broadband network of Unitymedia .


Carl Benz house

Honorary citizen

The year numbers indicate the time when the honorary citizenship was conferred .

  • 1926: Carl Benz (1844–1929), automobile pioneer, lived with his wife Bertha Benz in Ladenburg from 1904 until his death in 1929.
  • 1933: Bertha Benz (1849–1944), pioneer of the automobile, wife of Carl Benz.
  • 1958: Elisabeth W. Trippmacher (1878–1969), writer and committed shopkeeper, received the Federal Cross of Merit in 1953.
  • 1984: Berndmark Heukemes (1924–2009), archaeologist, made great contributions to the research of the city's history and the restoration of the historic old town.
  • 1993: Reinhold Schulz (1931–2008) was mayor for 28 years. During his tenure, the old town was redeveloped and Ladenburg experienced an upswing.

As well as other inglorious but common awards during the Third Reich: Adolf Hitler , Paul von Hindenburg , Josef Schlageter (all 1933).

The Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli is not an honorary citizen, but has been honored with the title of Marqués de Ladenburg . Elector Johann Wilhelm awarded him this title.

sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities

  • Johann II von Fleckenstein († 1426), Bishop of Worms, spent the last years of his life in Ladenburg, died there and from 1412 had the second tower of the St. Gallus Church built.
  • Cornelia Betsch (* 1979), psychologist and health scientist
  • Carolin Callies (* 1980), poet, lives in Ladenburg.


  • Hans Huth: The art monuments of the Mannheim district: Without the city of Schwetzingen . Munich 1967.
  • State Archive administration Baden-Württemberg in connection with d. Cities and districts Heidelberg u. Mannheim (Hrsg.): The city and districts Heidelberg and Mannheim: Official district description .
    • Vol. 1: General part . Karlsruhe 1966.
    • Vol. 3: The city of Mannheim and the municipalities of the Mannheim district . Karlsruhe 1970.
  • Klaus Kolb: Historical Ladenburg. A guide to the sights of the old town and the surrounding area . KF Schimper-Verlag, Schwetzingen 1998, ISBN 3-87742-129-6 .
  • Karl Hoffmann and Rainer Beedgen: Ladenburg. A journey through the millennia . Braus, Heidelberg 1994, ISBN 3-89466-118-6 .
  • Hansjörg Probst (Ed.): Ladenburg. From 1900 years of city history . Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 1998, ISBN 3-929366-89-4 .
  • Johannes Gehartner: Lopodunum V. The basilica and the forum of the Roman Ladenburg . With contributions by Sebastian Gairhos, Wolfgang Kuhoff, Bernd Päffgen, Kurt Schurr, Martin Straßburger and Rainer Werthmann, Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 2011, ISBN 978-3-8062-2647-8 .
  • Karl Diefenbacher: Ladenburger church books. Part 1: Reformed and Lutheran church books from 1649–1821 . Ladenburg: Heimatbund 1983 (= Badische Ortssippenbücher 49.1)
  • Karl Diefenbacher: Ladenburger church books. Part 2: Catholic church records from 1646–1810 . Ladenburg: Heimatbund 1985 (= Badische Ortssippenbücher 49.2)
  • Karl Diefenbacher: Ladenburger church books. Part 3: The Protestant and Catholic Church Books of the Nineteenth Century . Ladenburg: Heimatbund 1988 (= Badische Ortssippenbücher 49.3)

Web links

Commons : Ladenburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Ladenburg  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wikisource: Ladenburg  - Sources and full texts
Wikivoyage: Ladenburg  - 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. State Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg, as of December 31, 2004 ( Memento of the original from May 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) 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 /
  3. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume V: Karlsruhe District Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1976, ISBN 3-17-002542-2 . Pp. 375-378
  4. R. Beedgen, as steel, R. Ziegler: Ladenburg - past and present . Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. 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. Retrieved September 26, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ Xavier Delamarre: Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental. 2e édition revue et augmentée, Editions Errance, Paris 2003, ISBN 2-87772-237-6 , ISSN  0982-2720 , p. 206.
  6. Eingartner, Lopodunum , pp 22-136 to forum and basilica
  7. ^ Siegfried Rietschel: The Civitas on German soil up to the exit of the Carolingian era, p. 75f.
  8. Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism. A documentation, Volume I, Bonn 1995, p. 54, ISBN 3-89331-208-0
  9. to 1967: district description vol. 3 p. 640.
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  12. Youth Council. Retrieved February 3, 2019 .
  14. ^ Ladenburg Lexicon . Norderstedt 2007, ISBN 978-3-8334-6799-8 .
  15. ^ Herwig John, Gabriele Wüst: Wappenbuch Rhein-Neckar-Kreis . Ubstadt-Weiher 1996, ISBN 3-929366-27-4 , p. 71
  17. Web presence of the Merian Realschule
  18. Welcome | Erich Kästner School Ladenburg. In: Retrieved January 5, 2017 .
  19. Course: External homepage. In: Retrieved January 5, 2017 .
  20. Website about the closure of the MPI for Cell Biology
  21. ^ On April 1, construction will start at the Ladenburg train station ,, article from March 18, 2016
  22. ^ Ladenburg Lexicon . Norderstedt 2007, ISBN 978-3-8334-6799-8 , p. 48.