Epfendorf is a municipality in the district of Rottweil, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Epfendorf is located in the Upper Neckar valley between Oberndorf am Neckar and Rottweil.

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Coat of arms of Epfendorf
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Location of Epfendorf within Rottweil district
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Epfendorf is located in Germany
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Epfendorf is located in Baden-Württemberg
Epfendorf
Epfendorf
Coordinates: 48°14′58″N 08°35′54″E / 48.24944°N 8.59833°E / 48.24944; 8.59833Coordinates: 48°14′58″N 08°35′54″E / 48.24944°N 8.59833°E / 48.24944; 8.59833
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictRottweil
Government
 • MayorPeter Boch
Area
 • Total29.71 km2 (11.47 sq mi)
Elevation
572 m (1,877 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,318
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78736
Dialling codes07404
Vehicle registrationRW
Websitewww.epfendorf.de

Neighboring communitiesEdit

The municipality borders to the north to the town of Oberndorf, to the east to the city of Rosenfeld in Zollernalbkreis, on the south to Dietingen and Villingendorf and on the west to Bösingen.

OutlineEdit

The community consists of the main town Epfendorf and the three districts Harthausen, Talhausen and Trichtingen.

HistoryEdit

The exact age of Epfendorf is not known, but the place was first documented in 994. Findings indicate a Roman settlement, a Roman road led to the Roman settlement in Waldmössingen. [2] On January 1, 1974, the municipality Harthausen was incorporated to Epfendorf. The incorporation of Trichtingen was on January 1, 1975.

ReligionsEdit

Mariä Heimsuchung (Visitation of Mary) is a Roman Catholic parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart in Talhausen.

The evangelical church Trichtingen (which also includes the main town Epfendorf ) belongs to the church district Sulz am Neckar and this belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg.

PoliticsEdit

The community belongs to the agreed management community with the city Oberndorf am Neckar.

CouncilEdit

The local elections on 25 May 2014 led to the following conclusions:

  • CDU / FW 47.2% (-4.7) 9 seats (-1)
  • Free citizens 52.8% (+4.7) 10 seats (+/- 0)

CrestEdit

Blazon : In red, a blue-lined golden ducal crown with Hermelinstulp.

ThingsEdit

Epfendorf is located on the Neckar cycle path, which passes many sights.

Hiking and biking trailsEdit

Epfendorf has an extensive network of hiking trails. The Schlichem hiking trail ends in Epfendorf. Less experienced hikers can walk in summer with the Cyclo-shuttle from starting-point Tieringen in stages.[3]

 
Schlichem river

BuildingsEdit

Not far from Harthausen is located in the woods the Lichtenegg Castle. It can not be visited because it is privately owned.

 
Schloss Lichtenegg


TransportationEdit

Epfendorf is located on the Bundesstraße 14 and on the Gäubahn Stuttgart-Hattingen railway, however it is currently a station without passenger traffic.

EducationEdit

The municipality has two primary schools and a secondary school with Werkrealschule. All secondary schools are available in the nearby towns of Oberndorf and Rottweil.

SportEdit

The town's football club is FC Epfendorf 1929.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Webseite der Gemeinde Epfendorf.
  3. ^ Premiere. In: Schwarzwälder Bote. 28. April 2015.