Lauf is a community in the district of Ortenau in Western Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Coat of arms of Lauf
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Location of Lauf within Ortenaukreis district
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Lauf is located in Germany
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Lauf is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°38′58″N 08°07′57″E / 48.64944°N 8.13250°E / 48.64944; 8.13250Coordinates: 48°38′58″N 08°07′57″E / 48.64944°N 8.13250°E / 48.64944; 8.13250
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictOrtenaukreis
Government
 • MayorOliver Rastetter
Area
 • Total15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Elevation
279 m (915 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,929
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
77886
Dialling codes07841
Vehicle registrationOG
Websitewww.lauf-schwarzwald.de

Lauf is situated on the western edge of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald), located in a valley (Laufbachtal) that slopes roughly east–west. The Laufbach stream which gives Lauf its name rises on the north-west side of the Hornisgrinde, and descends rapidly past the Glashutte towards Lauf. In the Laufbachtal and side valleys, native vegetation flourishes, including orchids.

Vineyards are a major land-use, as the village has a good number of south-facing slopes. The local landscape consists of orchards, meadows and forest.

The population in July 2006 was 3,980 persons, compared to 900 in 1692.

The Lauf coat of arms shows a red goblet on a silver background; emerging from both sides of the cup are clusters of grapes with leaves.

Places to eat in Lauf: Rebstock (Hauptstraße), Linde (Schlossstraße)

Bar in Lauf: Rabenkeller (Hauptstraße opposite the town hall).

Places to stay: Pension Hornenberg (Hornenbergstrasse) Gasthaus zur Linde (Schlossstrasse)

ReferencesEdit

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