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Coordinates: 49 ° 8 '  N , 8 ° 25'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Karlsruhe
County : Karlsruhe
Height : 110 m above sea level NHN
Area : 23.6 km 2
Residents: 11,796 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 500 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 76351
Area code : 07247
License plate : KA
Community key : 08 2 15 105
Address of the
municipal administration:
Karlsruher Strasse 41
76351 Linkenheim-Hochstetten
Website :
Mayor : Michael Möslang
Location of the community Linkenheim-Hochstetten in the district of Karlsruhe
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Linkenheim-Hochstetten is a municipality in the Karlsruhe district in Baden-Württemberg . It is located about 15 kilometers north of Karlsruhe .


Community structure

The community Linkenheim-Hochstetten consists of the former communities Hochstetten and Linkenheim. The village of Hochstetten belongs to the former municipality of Hochstetten. The village Linkenheim and the house forester's house belong to the former municipality of Linkenheim. In the area of ​​the former municipality of Hochstetten lies the lost village of Ovestat, which was mentioned in 1103, but is possibly identical to Hochstetten. In the area of ​​the former municipality of Linkenheim, the Wanesheim (Wansheim) desert areas are located and partly in the municipality of Frecanstetten and Frechstatt.

Prehistory, the Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages


The earliest settlement of the district Linkenheim-Hochstetten is probably already in the Neolithic back. Two stone artifacts can serve as evidence of early human activity . The first is an amphibolite stone ax , which was found in 1985 in Hochstetten. In 1993 another stone ax made of greenish silite stone was found in the east of the Linkenheim district. What is special about it is its origin. This type of rock originally comes from the southern Black Forest or the slate mountains . Stone axes, however, are not the only evidence of the Neolithic. From the lakes pipe and Streitköpfle a variety of antler picks and other bony artifacts are known.

Bronze age

Early Bronze Age

There are only a few finds from the Bronze Age , including a bronze edged ax , which was found in the Hardtwald west of Linkenheim. The piece can be viewed today in the permanent exhibition of the Baden State Museum .

Late Bronze Age / Urnfield Age

Two pieces from the Rohrköpfle quarry pond are known of the vase-headed needles typical of the urnfield period.

Iron age

A special piece from the younger pre-Roman Iron Age is an ornate belt hook made of bronze, which was part of the Celtic women's costume.

Roman time

So far, the legacies in the Linkenheim-Hochstetten district have been limited to single or lost finds. From the Roman period , however, remains of settlements and other buildings can be identified for the first time. A Roman road runs east of the double community in the Hardtwald in a north-south axis . It is a wall made of earth and gravel that can still be seen in the area today and is still up to 50 cm high. The construction of this road was initiated in 74 AD by Emperor Vespasian . The road led from Offenburg via Ladenburg ( Lopodunum ) to Mainz ( Mogontiacum ) as the capital of the Roman province of Germania superior .

The Roman presence under the rule of Vespasian is evidenced by the Roman road and a denarius with his portrait from the Rohrköpfle quarry pond. In addition to other coins 96 here Roman found Primers (for example, knee primer), a golden earring, finger ring fragments (some with inscription) and several bronze vessels, including a casserole , a bowl and a Hemmoorer bucket .

North of the municipality of Hochstetten, under today's industrial area, directly on the edge of the Gestadtekante, Albrecht Bonnet discovered a small settlement of four huts in 1898, which was excavated between 1898 and 1900 . According to Bonet, these are huts that were partly sunk into the ground and reached a size of up to 3.80 m × 2.10 m. The ceramic finds testify to the long period of settlement in the settlement, which is probably related to the convenient location. It is possible that the settlement controlled a ferry crossing over the Rhine via which pottery from Rheinzabern ( Tabernae ) reached the area on the right bank of the Rhine.

Early middle ages

The latest finds show that this small settlement apparently continued to play an important role in the early Middle Ages . After a small hiatus after the Romans left in the 4th century, the settlement seems to have been repopulated in the late 7th century. This is evidenced by pieces from the early, older yellow turntable ware , a type of ceramic that is widespread on the left and right of the Rhine and in the central Neckar area . The fine-toned texture and certain decors of the Hochstetten pieces suggest they come from pottery in northern Alsace .

In addition to these finds of the older yellow turntable ware, a silver denarius from Emperor Ludwig the Pious , son and successor of Charlemagne , brought further evidence of post-ancient settlement . This Denartyp was introduced 822 n. Chr. Of Louis the Pious, who was forced by increasingly frequent forgeries to the previous type multiline Münzstättennamen and imperial title as disreputable . In all likelihood, the denarius is from the mint of Dorestad , a major Carolingian trading center in the northern Netherlands . It is the first relevant find on the Upper Rhine. An excavation by the Karlsruhe Regional Council (Section 26: Archaeological Monument Preservation) in 2008 revealed further building floor plans and confirmed the suspicion of a medieval settlement.

In the pipe head there were also some impressive pieces from the early Middle Ages, including parts of horse bridles , such as two slanted iron stirrups with fine inlaidation of silver. Another silver denarius was recovered from the Cologne mint here.



The first documentary mention left home can be found in 777 in a goods classification of Lorsch .

Linkenheim originally had a purely rural structure. An economic boom began during the industrialization of the German Empire , as many jobs were created primarily in Karlsruhe. From then on the population increased steadily.

In 1827 the course of the Rhine near Linkenheim was corrected in the course of straightening the Rhine from the mouth of the Lauter to Roxheim . The earlier Rhine loops can still be clearly seen on satellite images and are partially preserved as bodies of water in the form of bathing and fishing lakes.


Hochstetten was initially also a purely rural village. However, the proximity of the city of Karlsruhe prompted the farmers to specialize in growing vegetables and tobacco early on . Before the First World War , the place was known for growing asparagus .

The final change from the former farming and workers' village to today's residential community began in the period after 1945. This was initiated and promoted by the establishment of the furniture factory (beekeeping supplies and kitchen furniture) "Husser".


On January 1, 1975, the previously independent communities Linkenheim and Hochstetten merged to form the new community Linkenheim-Hochstetten. The merger took place in the course of the municipal reform in Baden-Württemberg .

In 1989 the municipality received a connection to the public transport network of the city of Karlsruhe ( KVV ) with the tram (line S1 / S11 ).


Mary Queen Church
Evangelical Church Linkenheim

In the district of Linkenheim there is the Maria Königin church of the Catholic parish Linkenheim / Dettenheim , a Protestant church , a parish of the Liebenzell Community Association and a New Apostolic Church . Hochstetten has a Protestant church and one of the oldest free Protestant communities in southern Germany. Regional church communities play a major role. The YMCA Linkenheim and Hochstetten belong to the most important associations of the YMCA in the whole area due to their youth work. In 2006 the charismatic "czhardt" was founded. This also roughly reflects the distribution of denominations: there are more than twice as many Protestants as Catholics. In 2000 Germany's first Easter garden opened in Linkenheim-Hochstetten .


Linkenheim-Hochstetten town hall

Municipal council

The municipality council has 18 honorary members who are elected for five years. In addition, the mayor acts as the municipal council chairman with voting rights.

The 2019 local elections led to the following result (in brackets: difference to 2014):

Municipal Council 2019
Party / list Share of votes Seats
Free voters 30.7% (+0.9) 6 (+1)
CDU 23.1% (−2.2) 4 (± 0)
Green 17.9% (+ 8.3) 3 (+1)
SPD 16.3% (−3.9) 3 (−1)
FDP 12.0% (−3.1) 2 (−1)
Turnout: 62.3% (+9.0)

coat of arms

Blazon : "In blue with a golden inboard, a golden boatman's pole and a golden oar crossed diagonally ."

Community partnerships

Linkenheim-Hochstetten has been twinning with Jarny in France since May 29, 1966 . Since September 14, 1990 there has been a partnership with the city of Gröditz in Saxony , which began informally (first meeting of the mayors) in 1984.

Economy and Infrastructure

"Linkenheim Rathaus" stop


The community is located on federal highway 36 ( Mannheim - Lahr / Black Forest ). In addition, operating on the Hardt web to which has a total of seven stations in the municipality, Karlsruhe , the S1 and the S11 of the rail Karlsruhe . In addition, the place has a small airfield ( special airfield Linkenheim (EDRI) ) for small aircraft . But large transport planes have already landed.


In the community there is the primary school Hochstetten, the primary and secondary school with Werkrealschule Linkenheim, the Realschule Linkenheim and the special needs school for the learning disabled Albert Schweitzer School. Since 2008 there has also been a Christian denomination school, the Hardt Christian School .

The adult education center in Linkenheim-Hochstetten is a public institution for continuing education. As a branch office, it is under the legal sponsorship of the non-profit association adult education center in the Karlsruhe district . In accordance with its statutory mandate, it also devotes itself to youth education in addition to adult education.

Volunteer firefighter

The Linkenheim-Hochstetten volunteer fire brigade has existed since the community reform. It emerged from the previously independent fire departments from Linkenheim and Hochstetten. In 2006 the new fire station was handed over. This meant that the two fire stations in Linkenheim and Hochstetten could be given up. The construction costs amounted to 3.3 million euros.


In terms of leisure facilities, there is the Vogelpark Linkenheim, which is privately operated by an association and founded in 1974 and currently (2018) has around 70 species.



The women's team of basketball club Linkenheim-Hochstetten e. V. plays in the regional league. The men's team plays in the district league.


The FV Linkenheim plays since the 2010/2011 season back in the county league. The FV Hochstetten again plays in the district class A. A sporting highlight for the FV Linkenheim is the annual U19 Indoor Cup.


The HSG Linkenheim-Hochstetten-Liedolsheim , also called Hardttigers, consists of the three old handball departments of TV Linkenheim, TV Liedolsheim and TV Hochstetten. HSG Li-Ho-Li has been playing in the regional league since the 2017/2018 season.

horse riding

The equestrian group (RSG) Linkenheim-Hochstetten has existed since 1979. For a long time, tough tournaments were held in Linkenheim on the Hubertushof Baden facility. Riding lessons in dressage and jumping as well as vaulting and therapeutic riding are offered at the riding facility .


Sons and daughters of the church

  • Albert Muth (1848–1922), Oberamtmann of Baden and deputy state commissioner
  • Hermine Maier-Heuser (1882–1968), poet
  • Hannes Butzer, composer and producer

People who worked on site

  • Gerhard Herdegen (1926–2014), legal scholar and presiding judge at the Federal Court of Justice, died on site
  • Helmut Kafka (* 1940), former soccer player and coach, lives on site
  • Jannik Vestergaard (* 1992), played at a local indoor tournament in his youth
  • Irina Wittmer (* 1953), writer, grew up in Linkenheim


  • Robin Dürr: Early medieval settlement in the win "On the old sand pit", Linkenheim-Hochstetten near Karlsruhe , in: Archäologische Nachrichten aus Baden 85 (2012), pp. 34–39.
  • Robin Dürr: A poor sight? - The Roman and early medieval settlement of Linkenheim-Hochstetten, district of Karlsruhe , in: Fund reports Baden-Württemberg 35 (2016), pp. 389–458.
  • Gerhard Fies: Festschrift for the 1200th anniversary of the community Linkenheim-Hochstetten , Linkenheim-Hochstetten 1977.
  • Kurt Joß / Manfred Becker: Linkenheim Family Register. 1591–1925 , (Badische Ortssippenbücher, vol. 168), Linkenheim-Hochstetten 2015.
  • Manfred König: Emigrants from Linkenheim and Hochstetten in the 18th and 19th centuries , in: Anno Dazumal 6 (2008), pp. 9–30.
  • Manfred König: Hochstetten 1103-2003. Events, fates and connections from the history of a Baden village , Linkenheim-Hochstetten 2003, ISBN 3-925521-96-8 .
  • Fritz Mack: The village of Linkenheim and its development up to the Thirty Years War , in: Anno Dazumal 4 (2002), pp. 7-21.
  • Fritz Mack: Linkenheim and the Lower Hardt in the Thirty Years War , in: Anno Dazumal 4 (2002), pp. 21–45.
  • Fritz Wagner: Finds from the Rohrköpfle , in: Anno Dazumal 5 (2005).
  • Fritz Wagner: Hochstetter soldiers in campaigns and battles of the First World War 1914-1918 , Linkenheim-Hochstetten 2014.

Web links

Commons : Linkenheim-Hochstetten  - Collection of images

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 V: Karlsruhe district , Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1976, ISBN 3-17-002542-2 . Pp. 101-102.
  3. ↑ Find reports Baden-Württemberg 15 (1990), p. 526, plate 20.
  4. ^ Fritz Wagner: Funde aus dem Rohrköpfle , in: Anno Dazumal 5 (2005).
  5. ^ Fritz Wagner: Funde aus dem Rohrköpfle , in: Anno Dazumal 5 (2005).
  6. ^ Fritz Wagner: Funde aus dem Rohrköpfle , in: Anno Dazumal 5 (2005).
  7. ^ Fritz Wagner: Funde aus dem Rohrköpfle , in: Anno Dazumal 5 (2005).
  8. K. Schuhmacher: Prehistoric finds from the area around Karlsruhe by A. Bonnet , in: Publications of the Grand Ducal Baden Collections for Antiquity and Ethnology in Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Altertumsverein 3 (1902), pp. 43–44.
  9. Robin Dürr: Early Medieval Settlement in the Winning "On the Old Sand Pit", Linkenheim-Hochstetten near Karlsruhe , in: Archäologische Nachrichten aus Baden 52 (2012), pp. 34–39.
  10. Robin Dürr: Early Medieval Settlement in the Winning "On the Old Sand Pit", Linkenheim-Hochstetten near Karlsruhe , in: Archäologische Nachrichten aus Baden 52 (2012), pp. 34–39.
  11. ^ R. Schreg: Ceramics from Southwest Germany. A help for the description, determination and dating of archaeological finds from the Neolithic to the modern age , Tübingen 1998.
  12. CM Haertle: Carolingian coin finds from the 9th century , part 2, Cologne, Weimar, Vienna 1997.
  13. Robin Dürr: Early Medieval Settlement in the Winning "On the Old Sand Pit", Linkenheim-Hochstetten near Karlsruhe , in: Archäologische Nachrichten aus Baden 52 (2012), pp. 34–39.
  14. ^ Fritz Wagner: Funde aus dem Rohrköpfle , in: Anno Dazumal 5 (2005).
  15. ^ 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. 482 .
  16. BNN No. 85, Easter 2020, p. 25.
  17. Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office: Municipal elections 2019, Linkenheim-Hochstetten ; Linkenheim-Hochstetten municipality : municipal council election 2019 (PDF) ; accessed July 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Special landing site information from the Linkenheim air sports club.