Durmersheim is a small town in the district of Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Southwest Germany and has a population of 12,049 (2005).

Durmersheim
Coat of arms of Durmersheim
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Location of Durmersheim within Rastatt district
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Durmersheim is located in Germany
Durmersheim
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Durmersheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°56′18″N 08°16′37″E / 48.93833°N 8.27694°E / 48.93833; 8.27694Coordinates: 48°56′18″N 08°16′37″E / 48.93833°N 8.27694°E / 48.93833; 8.27694
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictRastatt
Government
 • MayorAndreas Augustin (Ind.)
Area
 • Total26.15 km2 (10.10 sq mi)
Elevation
119 m (390 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,160
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76448
Dialling codes07245
Vehicle registrationRA
Websitewww.durmersheim.de
The church of St. Dyonis.

Durmersheim is situated between Karlsruhe and Rastatt, in the valley of the river Rhine near the border to France. There is also a forest in the valley, named Hardtwald, c. 2 km east of the town.

HistoryEdit

Founded about 600 BC, the city was occupied by duke Otto of Worms in 985. Since 1300 Durmersheim belonged to the margraves of Baden.

As Germany was subdued and divided into control zones by the Allied forces after World War II, the border of the French zone and American zone was between Durmersheim and Rheinstetten.

 
Pilgrim church Maria Bickesheim

MayorEdit

Since 2006 Andreas Augustin is the mayor of Durmersheim. He was reelected in 2014 with 54,38 % of the votes.

Main sightsEdit

The church of Bickesheim, built in the 13th century, is a well known place of pilgrimage.

ReferencesEdit

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

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