Hausach is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Coat of arms of Hausach
Coat of arms
Location of Hausach within Ortenaukreis district
Hausach in OG.svg
Hausach is located in Germany
Hausach is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 48°17′07″N 08°10′47″E / 48.28528°N 8.17972°E / 48.28528; 8.17972Coordinates: 48°17′07″N 08°10′47″E / 48.28528°N 8.17972°E / 48.28528; 8.17972
Admin. regionFreiburg
 • Total36.07 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
238 m (781 ft)
 • Total5,768
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07831
Vehicle registrationOG


Hausach was founded in the 13th century, below Husen Castle. In the 14th century, it became a possession of the County of Fürstenberg, who gave the town its charter and maintained a residence in it. In 1806, Hausach was mediatized to the Grand Duchy of Baden. The town was assigned in 1813 to the district of Haslach, but in 1857 was reassigned to the district of Wolfach. In 1939, that district was reorganized as Landkreis Wolfach [de]. On 1 Jul 1971, the town of Einbach was incorporated into Hausach. As a result of the 1973 Baden-Württemberg district reform [de], Hausach was assigned to the Ortenau district.[2]


The township (Stadt) of Hausach is part of the Ortenau district of Baden-Württemberg, in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is physically located in the Central Black Forest, at the center of the valley of the Kinzig. the elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 945 meters (3,100 ft) Normalnull (NN) at the Brandenkopf to a low of 221 meters (725 ft) NN along the Kinzig.[2]


Hausach has two boroughs (Stadtteile): Hausach and Einbach.[2]

The town council has 18 seats. The last election on May 25th 2014 gave the Free Voters as well as the Christian Democratic Union six of them. The Social Democratic Party took four seats, and the Greens two.[3]

Hausach twinned with Arbois, France in 1974. The 45th anniversary of that twinning was celebrated by a visit of 37 German functionaries to Arbois on 15 October 2019.[4]

Coat of ArmsEdit

Hausach's coat of arms displays half-timber framework of a gable in red on a field of white. The oldest town seals used in Hausach, dating back to 1453, used a house of timber, then stone, and then from 1655 of a half-timber design. This last symbol became the one permanently associated with Hausach by 1771.[2]


Hausach is served by the Kinzig Valley Railway and is connected to Germany's network of Federal highways by Bundesstraße 33 [de].[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Hausach". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Wahlergebnis Hausach 2014". Offenburger Tageblatt [de] (in German). Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Arbois und Hausach im Herzen". Schwarzwälder Bote [de] (in German). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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