Gaiberg is a municipality in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis of Baden-Württemberg.

Gaiberg
Downtown Gaiberg with City Hall and the Protestant Church
Downtown Gaiberg with City Hall and the Protestant Church
Coat of arms of Gaiberg
Coat of arms
Location of Gaiberg within Rhein-Neckar-Kreis district
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Gaiberg is located in Germany
Gaiberg
Gaiberg
Gaiberg is located in Baden-Württemberg
Gaiberg
Gaiberg
Coordinates: 49°22′N 8°45′E / 49.367°N 8.750°E / 49.367; 8.750Coordinates: 49°22′N 8°45′E / 49.367°N 8.750°E / 49.367; 8.750
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictRhein-Neckar-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Neckargemünd
Government
 • MayorPetra Müller-Vogel
Area
 • Total4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Elevation
293 m (961 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,383
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
69251
Dialling codes06223
Vehicle registrationHD

GeographyEdit

The state certified climatic health resort (Luftkurort) sits on the border of the Odenwald and the Kraichgau within the Neckartal-Odenwald national park, about 10 km south of Heidelberg.

To the south of Gaiberg lies Leimen. To the north and west lies Heidelberg. To the east lies Bammental.

HistoryEdit

The settlement which appeared in the late Middle Ages, was bought by the Electorate of the Palatinate in 1419. In 1803 Gaiberg became part of Baden.

GovernmentEdit

Gaiberg belongs to the Neckargemünd municipal association. The seat of the municipal association is in Neckargemünd.

Municipal councilEdit

In addition to the chairperson and mayor, there are 12 councilors.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is based on a court seal from 1751. It depicts a column next to a tree. The meaning of the symbols is not explained. In 1900 the municipality adopted the coat of arms at the suggestion of the General State Archiv.

The flag is green and white and was awarded by the Ministry of the Interior in 1956.

Sister citiesEdit

  La Canourgue, France

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

The municipality connect to the regional highway net by 8 km of state road to the exit Heidelberg/Schwetzingen of Bundesautobahn 5.

EducationEdit

In Gaiberg there is a primary and secondary school with a vocational school. Schools for further education can be found in Leimen and Heidelberg. There are Gymnasien in Neckargemünd and Bammental.

External linksEdit

(German) Official Website

ReferencesEdit

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