Ladenburg is a town in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Neckar, 10 kilometres (6 miles) east of Mannheim, and 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Heidelberg.

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Marktplatz
Marktplatz
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Coat of arms of Ladenburg
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Location of Ladenburg within Rhein-Neckar-Kreis district
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Ladenburg is located in Germany
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Ladenburg is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 49°28′N 8°37′E / 49.467°N 8.617°E / 49.467; 8.617Coordinates: 49°28′N 8°37′E / 49.467°N 8.617°E / 49.467; 8.617
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictRhein-Neckar-Kreis
SubdivisionsTown with hamlet
Government
 • MayorStefan Schmutz (SPD)
Area
 • Total19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation
106 m (348 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,537
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
68520–68526
Dialling codes06203
Vehicle registrationHD
Websitewww.ladenburg.de
Ladenburg in 1900.

Ladenburg's history dates back to Celtic and Roman ages. In Roman times it was called 'Lopodunum'. Emperor Trajan elevated it to the status of a city ('civitas') in the year 98. Its old centre dates back to the Late Middle Age.

Ladenburg is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.

Ladenburg market place

Contents

MayorsEdit

List of mayors:[2]

  • 1914–1922: Wilhelm Fritsch
  • 1922–1931: Christian Koch (SPD)
  • 1931–1933: Hermann Hagen
  • 1933–1934: Alfred Reuther (NSDAP)
  • 1934–1945: Kurt Pohly (NSDAP)
  • 1945–1953: Adam Herdt (CDU)
  • 1953–1965: Hermann Hohn (FWV) (1897-1968)
  • 1965–1993: Reinhold Schulz (SPD)
  • 1993–2001: Rolf Reble (CDU)
  • 2001–2017: Rainer Ziegler (SPD)
  • since 2017: Stefan Schmutz (SPD)

Notable residentsEdit

 
Karl Benz

HistoryEdit

 
Ancient Roman glass vessel from the Lobdengau-Museum, Ladenburg, formerly Lopodunum

The first time this village was populated was between 3000 and 200 BC. It then consisted of a Celtic settlement Lopodunum (="sea tower"). In the year 40 the Romans populated the town as a farmer/military outpost and kept its Celtic name. The local territory formed the civilian district of Civitas Ulpia Sueborum Nicretum ("Neckarsuebi"), of which Lopodunum was the chief town. In 74 AD the Romans founded the town Auxiliarkastelle which included a supply-keeping town, which was the center of the future town. The garrison included a regiment of cavalry made up from the Canaefaten.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Ladenburg is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Ladenburg-Lexikon. Norderstedt 2007, ISBN 978-3-8334-6799-8.
  3. ^ "Jumelage Laval-Garango" (in French). Retrieved 2013-06-13.

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