Gottenheim is an independent village at the northern tip of the Tuniberg, 15 km west of Freiburg im Breisgau. It is located in the administrative region Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Coat of arms of Gottenheim
Coat of arms
Location of Gottenheim within Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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Gottenheim is located in Germany
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Gottenheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°02′59″N 07°43′44″E / 48.04972°N 7.72889°E / 48.04972; 7.72889Coordinates: 48°02′59″N 07°43′44″E / 48.04972°N 7.72889°E / 48.04972; 7.72889
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictBreisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Government
 • MayorChristian Riesterer
Area
 • Total8.74 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation
207 m (679 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,884
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79288
Dialling codes07665
Vehicle registrationFR
Websitewww.gottenheim.de
town-hall
View into the town
Fool's Fountain in Gottenheim

Situated at an altitude of 207 m in one of the warmest regions of Germany, Gottenheim has a population of 2,500.

The total area of Gottenheim is 2183 acres (8.83 km²), which includes 275 acres (1.11 km2) of vines, 538 acres (2.18 km2) alluvial forest and some acres of half-bog.

HistoryEdit

Gottenheim was first officially mentioned in 1086.

PoliticsEdit

CouncilEdit

The last council election (Kommunalwahl) on the 13. of June 2004 lead to the following distribution of seats:

FWG 26,7% 3 seats
SPD 20,3% 3 seats
CDU 19,4% 2 seats
Freie Bürger 17,3% 2 seats
Frauenliste 16,3% 2 seats

Economy and InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

The Breisgau S-Bahn operated Breisachbahn railway line connects Gottenheim to Breisach in the west and the national railway system (Deutsche Bahn) via Freiburg im Breisgau in the east. The Kaiserstuhlbahn connects Gottenheim to Endingen and the towns, Riegel am Kaiserstuhl, Nimburg and Bötzingen, which lay in between.

By car Gottenheim can be reached via German Autobahn A5, Frankfurt-Basel, using exit No.62 Freiburg-Mitte towards Umkirch and following signs.

Culture and sightsEdit

FestivalsEdit

  • Gottenheim Hahlerai-fest (local wine and food festival) every second year in autumn

ReferencesEdit

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

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