Eschbach is a town in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Location of Eschbach within Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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Eschbach is located in Germany
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Eschbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°53′24″N 07°39′18″E / 47.89000°N 7.65500°E / 47.89000; 7.65500Coordinates: 47°53′24″N 07°39′18″E / 47.89000°N 7.65500°E / 47.89000; 7.65500
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictBreisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Government
 • MayorMario Schlafke
Area
 • Total10.03 km2 (3.87 sq mi)
Elevation
246 m (807 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,472
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79427
Dialling codes07634
Vehicle registrationFR
Websitewww.gemeinde-eschbach.de

EtymologyEdit

The toponym Eschbach is a composed word consisting of the German words Esche (ash tree) and Bach (brook). However, the settlement is first mentioned in a document of the Abbey of Saint Gall of 807 under the name Ascabah.[2] Asca is Old High German meaning burnt ash.[3][4] On the other hand, the Geographical Dictionary of the Archive of Baden-Württemberg relates it to aspa (Old High German for aspen).

WeinstettenEdit

Weinstetten[5] is a vanished village on the territory of Eschbach which was mentioned for the first time in 896 as Vizzilistat and was destroyed by the flood of the Rhine in 1482.[6]

Weinstetter HofEdit

Only the farmhouse which has since been called Weinstetter Hof to the north of the former village was spared from the flood. In 1271 the Lords of Üsenberg had sold the estate to the Knights of Saint John of Freiburg. Around 1606 the Prince Grand Prior of Rosenbach built the mansion.[7] It was restored in 2012.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Archive of Baden-Württemberg, Geographical Dictionary: Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Settlement Eschbach
  3. ^ German Dictionary Duden: Asche
  4. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary: Ash
  5. ^ Badish Pages: Weinstetten
  6. ^ Eschbach: Chronology of the municipality Eschbach
  7. ^ Museum in the Castle: Weinstetter Hof]
  8. ^ Journal Markgräfler Bürgerblatt 12 july 2012: Official inauguration of the Weinstetter Hof. New splendor in historic buildings.
  9. ^ Badish Newspaper 28 october 2010