|• Mayor||Oliver Rastetter|
|• Total||15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||279 m (915 ft)|
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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)
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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