Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen/BW (UN/LOCODE: DE EGL) is a municipality of about 15000 inhabitants located in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in the Federal Republic of Germany. It lies about 12 km north of Karlsruhe and is the site of the northern campus of a research centre Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (with the Forschungsreaktor 2 (FR2). In the west, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen borders on the Rhine River.

Coat of arms of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Coat of arms
Location of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen is located in Germany
Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 49°04′40″N 08°23′33″E / 49.07778°N 8.39250°E / 49.07778; 8.39250Coordinates: 49°04′40″N 08°23′33″E / 49.07778°N 8.39250°E / 49.07778; 8.39250
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
 • MayorBernd Stober
 • Total26.09 km2 (10.07 sq mi)
100 m (300 ft)
 • Total16,625
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes0721 und 07247
Vehicle registrationKA

The two villages that make up the incorporated municipality evolved from medieval villages specializing in freshwater fishing and farming. Today, gravel extraction for construction purposes is important to the local economy, as is the cultivation of white asparagus (Spargel). Because of its location in the Rhine valley, hot humid summers are the norm for Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen. Numerous public beaches exist on the shores of artificial lakes that have been formed by extensive gravel extraction. Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen has numerous active community associations and sports clubs. Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen is home to the Sportpark Fassbender, a noted tennis school and training facility.

An automobile and pedestrian ferry crossing across the Rhine River runs from Leopoldshafen to Leimersheim. The town is served by routes S1 and S11 of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn, which is operated by the Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft over the Hardtbahn. Seven stops are served, at Eggenstein Süd, Eggenstein Station, Eggenstein Spöcker Weg, Eggenstein Schweriner Strasse, Leopoldshafen Viermorgen, Leopoldshafen Leopoldstrasse and Leopoldshafen Frankfurter Strasse.[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. pp. 93, 160–161. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.

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