Binau is a municipality in the district of Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Binau
Coat of arms of Binau
Coat of arms
Location of Binau within Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis district
Binau in MOS.svg
Binau is located in Germany
Binau
Binau
Binau is located in Baden-Württemberg
Binau
Binau
Coordinates: 49°22′00″N 09°03′26″E / 49.36667°N 9.05722°E / 49.36667; 9.05722Coordinates: 49°22′00″N 09°03′26″E / 49.36667°N 9.05722°E / 49.36667; 9.05722
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictNeckar-Odenwald-Kreis
Government
 • MayorPeter Keller
Area
 • Total4.83 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
Elevation
253 m (830 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,426
 • Density300/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74862
Dialling codes06263
Vehicle registrationMOS, BCH
Websitewww.binau.de

HistoryEdit

There are signs of human settlement in the area dating from the Bronze age.

Binau is first mentioned in historical records in 769. The convent in Lorsch had many land holdings in Binau.

The present-day palace stands on the site of an older one, which stood until the middle of the 18th century. Today it is used as a rest home.

The church dates from the 14th century and was remodeled in 1926 and 1956.

The nearby Burg Dauchstein was built in 1150 as a toll station for the Hohenstaufen. It lies about 1.5 km from the town.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.