Edingen-Neckarhausen is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Neckar.

Palace (Schloß) at Neckarhausen
Palace (Schloß) at Neckarhausen
Coat of arms of Edingen-Neckarhausen
Coat of arms
Location of Edingen-Neckarhausen within Rhein-Neckar-Kreis district
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Edingen-Neckarhausen is located in Germany
Edingen-Neckarhausen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 49°17′N 8°37′E / 49.283°N 8.617°E / 49.283; 8.617Coordinates: 49°17′N 8°37′E / 49.283°N 8.617°E / 49.283; 8.617
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
Subdivisions2 villages
 • MayorSimon Michler (CDU)
 • Total12.04 km2 (4.65 sq mi)
104 m (341 ft)
 • Total14,238
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes06203 and 0621
Vehicle registrationHD


Edingen-Neckarhausen lies about 12 km south-east of Mannheim and somewhat closer (about 8 km) northwest of Heidelberg. Directly on the opposite bank of the Neckar is the city of Ladenburg.


The municipality consists of two boroughs:

  • Edingen (with Neu-Edingen)
  • Neckarhausen

The borough of Neu-Edingen combined with Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld create a big village. The border between the two can only be identified by the town demarkation signs in the middle of the village.


Edingen and Neckarhausen have been settled since the time of the Celts, because of the mild climate and fertile soil.

Coat of arms for Edingen until 1977


Edingen was first mentioned in the Lorsch codex on 17 November 765 in a grant document of the Lorsch Abbey, in which the village was granted to Lopodonum (today Ladenburg). The manor of Edingen belonged to the Imperial Abbey of Lorsch and the Bishopric of Worms. At the end of the 12th century, the count palatine took over lordship of the town until 1802.


Count Alfred von Oberndorff.

Shortly after Edingen, Neckarhausen was mentioned in the Lorsch codex for the first time on 26 June 773. Between the end of the 14th century and 1705, the Bishopric of Worms and the counts Palatine shared lordship over the town. Afterwards, lordship fell to the Palatinate alone.

After court of the Electors Palantine moved away from Mannheim to Munich in the year 1778, the secret state and conference minister, Franz Albert Freiherr von Oberndorff (1720–1799) became governor for the prince-elector Karl Theodor in Mannheim. As part of his reward, he was raised to a count (Graf) in 1790. Neckarhausen became the family seat of the young dynasty. Before the village are the clan holdings.

The last heir of the von Oberndorff line, count Alfred von Oberndorff (1870–1963), was ambassador in Sofia and Warsaw and as representative of the foreign office in armistice negotiations in November 1918 in Compiègne. They are both buried in the local graveyard.


Coat of arms for Neckarhausen until 1977

In 1803 both villages became part of Baden. On 3 May 1975 the villages were united in the municipal reform as Edingen-Neckarhausen.


The last municipal election was held 13 June 2004.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council is made up of 22 members.

Municipal Council 2014
Party Votes Seats
CDU 30,53% 7
Independent Citizens List Unabhängige Bürgerliste (UBL a union between the Freie Wähler Verein and the FDP) 26,52% 6
SPD 25,69% 5
Green 17,26% 4
Voter Participation: 55,67%

Coat of armsEdit

With the union of Edingen and Neckarhausen the coat of arms was remade. The cross of Lorsch refers to the historic relationship with the Lorsch Abbey. The lion of the Palatinate was already present on the coat of arms of Neckarhausen.

The flag is red and white and together with the coat of arms was awarded by the Rhein-Neckar district administration office in 1977.

City Hall in Edingen

Sister citiesEdit

Economy and infrastructureEdit


The municipality lies on the Bundesautobahn 656, connecting Mannheim and Heidelberg, as well as the state road (Landesstraße), the L637 (formerly the B37), running parallel. Across the A656, just a few minutes away, are the A5 and A6.

Edingen-Neckarhausen is connected to Ladenburg on the other side of the Neckar, by a regular ferry and a railway bridge, that can be used by bicyclists as well as pedestrians.

Public transit is handled by the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (RNV) GmbH. The downtown areas of Mannheim and Heidelberg can be reached in 20 and 15 minutes, respectively. The municipality belongs to the transit authority Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN). In the borough of Edingen, you can find a train station of the MVV OEG AG next to a siding and an engine house. The Deutsche Bahn train station, Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld, is in the borough Neu-Edingen and part of Edingen-Neckarhausen.

Public worksEdit


  • Pestalozzi-Schule in Edingen (primary school. Classes 1 - 4.)
  • Graf-von-Oberndorff-Schule in Neckarhausen (primary and secondary school with applied trade school)
  • Volkshochschule Edingen-Neckarhausen (adult school)
  • Satellite school of the Mannheim music school

Government officesEdit

The government of the municipality is coordinated in the newly refurbished city hall in Edingen. In Schloss Neckarhausen is a satellite office with mit public services and registry office.

Recreational and sport facilitiesEdit

  • Public swimming pool in Neckarhausen
  • Indoor swimming pool in the Pestalozzi-Schule in Edingen
  • Sport and cultural center (in Plouguerneau-Allee)
  • Sporthalle Edingen (gymnasium with bowling alley)
  • School sport field in Edingen
  • Tennis courts in Edingen and Neckarhausen
  • Sport facilities of the Sportvereine (sport club) Victoria and DJK (Catholic sports club) in Neckarhausen
  • Dog clubs in Edingen und Neckarhausen
  • Boule facilities in Neckarhausen

Culture and sightsEdit

Natural monumentsEdit

The shore of the Neckar.


Museum in the Schloss Neckarhausen


The classical palace of the counts (Grafen) von Oberndorff in Neckarhausen.

Regular eventsEdit

  • The festival Rund ums Schloss (All round the palace) in Neckarhausen annually on the second weekend of July
  • The Neckarhausen Kermesse annually on the first weekend in September
  • The Edingen Kermesse annually on the first weekend in October
  • Gockelfest (Rooster Festival)
  • Fischerfest (Fishing Festival) annually on the third weekend in August

Notable nativesEdit

Honorary citizensEdit

  • Werner Herold, former mayor
  • Georg Kohler, former municipal council chairman, recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) and Bundesverdienstkreuz first class [1]

External linksEdit


  • (German) "Verleihung des Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse an Altgemeinderat Georg Kohler". SPD Online. 2006-01-03. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.