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Coat of arms of the community of Sexau
Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Sexau highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 6 '  N , 7 ° 55'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Freiburg
County : Emmendingen
Height : 232 m above sea level NHN
Area : 16.3 km 2
Residents: 3353 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 206 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 79350
Area code : 07641
License plate : EM
Community key : 08 3 16 039
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorfstrasse 61
79350 Sexau
Website :
Mayor : Michael Goby (independent)
Location of the community of Sexau in the district of Emmendingen
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Sexau is a municipality in the Emmendingen district in Baden-Württemberg, about 15 kilometers north of Freiburg im Breisgau . Sexau is at the beginning of the Brettenbach valley at the transition from the Black Forest to the Rhine plain .

Community structure

The municipality of Sexau includes the village of Sexau, the hamlets of Lörch andvorsexau, the Zinken Obersexau, the farms Eberbächle, Mühlebächle, Reichenbächle and Staudenhöfe and the residential areas Am Horn, Am Schloßberg and Lindenhof. The abandoned towns Berlinsberg and Tehsmer are in the municipal area .

Sexau, Protestant village church


The name Sexau is based on the original division of the community into "six floodplains".

Sexau was first mentioned in documents as Secchosouna in 862 as a gift from King Ludwig the German to his son Karl . In 1344 the place came from the Andlau monastery to the margraves of Baden-Hachberg and later in the possession of the margraves of Baden , who in 1783 revoked serfdom . The seat of the Baden-Hachberger was the stronghold above Sexau. During the Thirty Years War Sexau was looted and destroyed in 1634 and 1635. In 1718 French soldiers destroyed the church in Sexau-Dorf. In 1801, the place had to struggle with several floods and an earthquake. Towards the end of the Second World War , French soldiers marched into the village on April 20, 1945, which ended the war in Sexau. Sexau celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 1962. The Zehnerhaag-Wegacker development area was built between 1971 and 1976 . The Untere Ziel industrial area followed in the 1970s, the Halde development area between 1981 and 1982, the Belchenstrasse residential area in 1985, the Löwengarten residential area between 1992 and 1993 and the Im Grün industrial area between 1993 and 1995 . From 1996 the residential area Moos II was developed . The Mühlebächle building area followed between 2002 and 2003 .

The Reformation was - as in all of Baden-Durlach - introduced in 1556 in Sexau. Even today, the place is predominantly evangelical .

View from the stronghold of Sexau
Town hall of Sexau


Municipal council

The local election on May 26, 2019 led to the following result with a turnout of 68.9% (+ 9.0):

SPD 29.8% - 7.3 3 seats - 1
CDU 30.9% - 0.1 4 seats ± 0
FWG 39.3% + 7.4 5 seats + 1

25-year-old Linda May (FWG) and 39-year-old Sascha Zimmermann (CDU) were newly elected to the local council. Martin Holzer (SPD) and Joachim Göhringer (CDU) have left.


Mayor Michael Goby has been in office since 2001. In the mayoral election on March 8, 2009, he was confirmed unopposed for a second term with 98.8 percent of the valid votes cast and a turnout of 53 percent. He was re-elected on February 5, 2017.

coat of arms

Blazon : In a split shield in front a red sloping bar in gold, behind in silver on a green three-mountain a green perennial with six acorns.

Parish partnership

The French commune of Andlau in neighboring Alsace ( Bas-Rhin department ) is Sexau's partner commune.

Economy and Infrastructure


Sexau is connected to the main traffic arteries of the region by the federal autobahn 5, 12 km away, and the Rhine valley line of the federal railway. There are also hourly bus connections to the neighboring cities of Emmendingen and Waldkirch and to neighboring Denzlingen .


Sexau has its own primary school

Culture and sights


In 2011 the Swabian dialect comedy “ The Church stays in the village ” was filmed in Sexau . The shooting locations were the stronghold and the Seilerhöfe in the back of the Sexau district. Sexau was also used as a filming location for the series Animals up to the Roof .

Sexau has an official gazette called "Sexauer Bote".

There are repeated reports in the media of stolen town signs. The "sex" in the name Sexau seems to attract sign thieves. And in 2013, according to the Schwäbisches Tagblatt report, there were also repeated hacker attacks on the community website.


In the stronghold there is a small museum with various objects from the Middle Ages .


Sexau has a small number of regionally or nationally known musicians or songwriters.



Sexau has a soccer club, a local tennis club and a gymnastics club.

Regular events

In Sexau the carnival takes place every year by the Fasnachtsclub Sexau eV. It has a school leave, a parade and four larger events, such as the big fools' meeting or the children's carnival.

The Buckfest takes place every uneven year . The Disc Club Sexau organizes the annual disc slapping. The small animal breeding association shows an exhibition of rabbits and poultry of all kinds.


Since 1981, the Protestant parish has been awarding the Sexau Community Prize for Theology to academically teaching theologians who distinguish themselves in their work and publication by being particularly close to the community.


On April 1, 2017, the Badische Zeitung reported that Facebook had deleted all profiles from Sexau based on the place name. The next day, the newspaper and Mayor Michael Goby disbanded the report as an April Fool's joke . Even days later, a commentator on the Tagesschau held the report for real.


  • Hans Scheer and Albert Köbele : Ortssippenbuch Sexau, district Emmendingen in Baden, 1709–1973 . Grafenhausen: Köbele 1974 (= Badische Ortssippenbücher 32)

Web links

Commons : Sexau  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  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 IV: District Freiburg Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-007174-2 . Pp. 225-226
  3. Sexau - old community ~ suburb. , accessed on June 25, 2019 .
  4. ^ Historical development of the community of Sexau ,
  5. Final results of the 2014 municipal council elections - Sexau municipality (Emmendingen district) ( Memento from November 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  6. State Gazette No. 9 of March 13, 2009, page 12.
  7. Michael Goby re-elected , Badische Zeitung, February 5, 2017, accessed on June 25, 2019.
  8. Animals up to the roof: Affenschande (from 19:33)
  9. Not just place-name-sign thieves - Sexau attracts hackers , Schwäbisches Tagblatt , July 12, 2013.
  10. Thumbs down: Facebook deletes all profiles from Sexau ( memento from April 6, 2017 in the Internet Archive ), Badische Zeitung , April 1, 2017, accessed on April 6, 2017.
  11. April, April! Sexauer Facebook profiles remain online ( memento from April 5, 2017 in the Internet Archive ), Badische Zeitung, April 2, 2017, accessed on April 6, 2017.
  12. Gabriele Intemann: Audio: Comment: Let the judges decide on hateful comments. Tagesschau, April 5, 2017, accessed on April 6, 2017 .