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|Administrative region :||Freiburg|
|County :||Ortenau district|
|Height :||279 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||15.01 km 2|
|Residents:||3929 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||262 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||77886|
|Area code :||07841|
|License plate :||OG, BH , KEL, LR, WOL|
|Community key :||08 3 17 068|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Oliver Rastetter ( CDU )|
|Location of the community of Lauf in the Ortenaukreis|
Lauf is located in the area of the Black Forest Middle / North on the western slope of the Black Forest at the exit of the Laufbach Valley into the Upper Rhine Plain at an altitude of 200 to 1010 meters. The Laufbach , which gave the place its name, rises on the northwest slope of the Hornisgrinde .
Almost half of the municipality is forested. In the Laufbach valley and its side valleys, a large part of the original abundance of plant species, including flower meadows with some native orchid species, has been preserved.
The municipality of Lauf includes the villages of Lauf and Niederhofen, which have now formed a settlement unit, the hamlets of Äckerle, Auf den Höfen (Untere and Obere Krafteneck), Gehrengraben-Rötel (merged with Lauf), Holzhütte, Hornenberg, Kopfgarten, Lochwald, the Zinken Aspich, Au , Glashütte, Grimmes, Grobe (Groppenkopf), Grünwinkel, Haltrain, Kammerhof, Lochhof, Matzenhöf, Mühlberg, Poppen, Bückele, Presteneck and Rieberhof, the farms Alsenhof, Aubach, Bruderhöfel, Junkerwald, Lautenbächle and Wendelbach and the residential areas Hard and Schloßberg ( Neuwindeck with castle courtyard).
The first documentary mention (as Löuffe ) took place in 1383 . The place initially belonged to the Imperial Austrian Landvogtei Ortenau . Since 1805 the community has belonged to the Grand Duchy of Baden , where it was assigned to the Bühl Office in 1807 , which in 1939 became the Bühl district . With its dissolution, the place came to the newly formed Ortenaukreis in 1973 .
The Laufer locksmith and Wehrmacht soldier Stefan Könninger made defeatist comments on the war situation in January 1944 and was denounced. He was sentenced to death by the Central Court of the Army for decomposing his military strength and executed in Berlin on August 21, 1944.
The local elections on May 25, 2014 with a turnout of 55.4% brought the following result:
Oliver Rastetter was elected as the new mayor in 2006 and confirmed in office in 2014.
Lauf has a twinning relationship with the following city :
Culture and sights
The name St. Leonhard has been associated with the community of Lauf since 1648. At that time the first village church in Lauf was consecrated to St. Leonhard, the current parish church of St. Leonhard was built in 1882/84. The abbot Leonhard von Noblac was revered as a great benefactor and helper in need and as the patron saint of horses and cattle. The horse blessing and the Leonhardusritt commemorate Leonhard von Noblac in November.
The Castle Neu-Windeck was built in 1300 and is considered a landmark of course. The castle is located on a hill in the middle of the village.
Lauf as a wine community has a wine trot from the 16th century that was discovered and renovated in the 1970s. It weighs almost 15 t and is in the Trotthaus .
The baroque Aubach Castle was built around 1720/30 and a neo-Gothic extension was added in the 19th century.
Sports and leisure facilities
A starting point for paragliders and hang-gliders is on the Sodkopf at the foot of the Hornisgrinde . Lauf is also the starting point for some mountain bike tours, circular hiking trails and Nordic walking routes.
Economy and Infrastructure
Lauf belongs to the district of the district court of Achern .
Within walking there with the Neuwindeck school own primary school and with Ottersweier a common Werkrealschule . There is also a Roman Catholic kindergarten and a Roman Catholic day care center. In the latter case, the building is owned by the municipality.
Sons and daughters of the church
- Leonhard R. Lang (1944–2017), painter
- Dieter Thomas Heck (1937–2018), moderator (since April 4, 2009)
- Dorfsippenbuch Lauf. Goslar approx. 1937, 564 pages.
- Wendelin Duda: The legends of the Achertal: with Sasbach and Lauf. Freiburg Echo-Verlag, Stegen 2006, 105 pages.
- Josef Fischer: History of the village of Lauf. Unitas, Bühl, 167 pages.
- Paul Hund: Lauf remembers: the history and life of the residents. Run 1996, 320 pages.
- State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
- The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume VI: Freiburg region Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007174-2 . Pp. 299-300
- LG Offenburg, June 4, 1946 . In: Justice and Nazi crimes . Collection of German criminal judgments for Nazi homicidal crimes 1945–1966, Vol. I, edited by Adelheid L. Rüter-Ehlermann, CF Rüter . Amsterdam: University Press, 1968, No. 6, pp. 31–43 Denunciation of a German soldier for defeatist statements about the German war situation ( memento of the original from July 26, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Oliver Rastetter re-elected with a large majority
- Catholic parish church St. Leonhard in Lauf. In: Archdiocese of Freiburg - Bell inspection. Bell inspection of the Archdiocese of Freiburg, accessed on December 27, 2016 .
- Sodkopf airfield