Loffenau is a town in the district of Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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Coat of arms of Loffenau
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Location of Loffenau within Rastatt district
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Loffenau is located in Germany
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Loffenau is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°46′21″N 08°23′08″E / 48.77250°N 8.38556°E / 48.77250; 8.38556Coordinates: 48°46′21″N 08°23′08″E / 48.77250°N 8.38556°E / 48.77250; 8.38556
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictRastatt
Government
 • MayorErich Steigerwald
Area
 • Total17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Elevation
319 m (1,047 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,523
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76597
Dialling codes07083
Vehicle registrationRA
Websitewww.loffenau.de

GeographyEdit

Loffenau is located within a tributary valley of the Murg River in the western slopes of the northern Black Forest.

HistoryEdit

Loffenau enjoys a rich history, spanning well over seven centuries.

Local attractionsEdit

One of the major points of interest in Loffenau is the Protestant Heilig Kreuz (Holy Cross) Church. The 550-year-old Medieval church contains both well-preserved original and restored 19th-century frescos. Among various images of saints and apostles, visitors can admire the well known image of the 'Host Mill.' An easily accessible viewing platform is located within the church. Another major local attraction is the Teufelsmühle (Devil's Mill) which overlooks the town from a lofty altitude of 2979 ft (908m.)

 
View Teufelsmühle above Loffenau into the Murgtal on a foggy day
 
View Teufelsmühle above Loffenau into the Murgtal
 
tourist attraction Teufelsmühle

PoliticsEdit

The town is member of the Association of Administrations of Cities. Gernsbach

local governmentEdit

The local government consists of twelve elected members and a mayor. (five CDU; four FWG; three SPD)

twinningEdit

The town is twinned with:

Famous peopleEdit

Guenter Seeger - Michelin starred chef, Mobil 5 star chef in the United States Harald Wohlfahrt - (Michelin-) starred chef david graßs

Meryl Streep's paternal ancestors lived in Loffenau, and one was elected mayor. Her great-great-grandfather Gottfried Streeb immigrated to the U.S. from Loffenau.

ReferencesEdit

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