Kappelrodeck

Kappelrodeck is a town in Western Baden-Württemberg, Germany and belongs to the district of Ortenau. It is located at the western hillslope of the Black Forest in the valley Achertal. It is about 20 kilometres to the north of Offenburg and about 20 kilometres to the south of Baden-Baden. In clear weather, the city of Strasbourg in France can be seen which is roughly 25 kilometres to the west of Kappelrodeck.

Kappelrodeck
Coat of arms of Kappelrodeck
Coat of arms
Location of Kappelrodeck within Ortenaukreis district
Kappelrodeck in OG.svg
Kappelrodeck is located in Germany
Kappelrodeck
Kappelrodeck
Kappelrodeck is located in Baden-Württemberg
Kappelrodeck
Kappelrodeck
Coordinates: 48°35′28″N 08°07′03″E / 48.59111°N 8.11750°E / 48.59111; 8.11750Coordinates: 48°35′28″N 08°07′03″E / 48.59111°N 8.11750°E / 48.59111; 8.11750
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictOrtenaukreis
Subdivisions2 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorStefan Hattenbach
Area
 • Total17.93 km2 (6.92 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,068
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
77873–77876
Dialling codes07842
Vehicle registrationOG
Websitewww.kappelrodeck.de

HistoryEdit

Kappelrodeck was mentioned as A Capelle apud Rodecke in a document dated 1349. The town part Waldulm was documented a 100 years prior in 1244. The name relates to a chapel that was located below the castle Rodeck.[2] Initially, Kappelrodeck was part of the land controlled by the prince-bishop of Strasbourg. During the 30 years war and the French revolution, Kappelrodeck suffered from cruelties by every side. In 1803, Kappelrodeck was transferred to the house of Baden. In 1898, it was connected to the railway system. During the two world wars, the town itself was spared. After the second world war, it became part of the French zone.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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