Heitersheim is a town in the district Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The name of the school located in Heitersheim is Johanniterschule.

Heitersheim
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Heitersheim
Flag
Coat of arms of Heitersheim
Coat of arms
Location of Heitersheim within Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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Heitersheim is located in Germany
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Heitersheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Heitersheim
Coordinates: 47°52′31″N 7°39′17″E / 47.87528°N 7.65472°E / 47.87528; 7.65472Coordinates: 47°52′31″N 7°39′17″E / 47.87528°N 7.65472°E / 47.87528; 7.65472
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictBreisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorMartin Löffler (SPD)
Area
 • Total11.71 km2 (4.52 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,257
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79423
Dialling codes07634
Vehicle registrationFR
Websitewww.heitersheim.de

It was the seat of the Grand Prior of Germany of the Knights Hospitaller from 1505 until 1806 and also the seat of the Principality of Heitersheim of the Holy Roman Empire from 1546 until 1806.

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GeographyEdit

The city is located in Markgräflerland in South Baden. The city contains older central part Heiterscheim and newer Gallenweiler.

HistoryEdit

  • 777. Mentioned for the first time in Lorscher codex
  • 1272. Acquired by the Knights Hospitaller.
  • 1505. Became permanent seat of the Hospitaller German priory.
  • 1546. Acquired imperial immediacy under the emperor.
  • 1806. Principality dissolved and city annexed to Grand Duchy of Baden.
  • 1847. Railway Freiburg-Basel passes through city
  • 1971. Unification with Gallenweiler

Partner citiesEdit

The Austrian town of Vandans is the sister city of Heitersheim since 1991.

ReferencesEdit

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