Ottweiler

Ottweiler (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality, former seat of the district of Neunkirchen, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Blies, approx. 7 km north of Neunkirchen, and 25 km northeast of Saarbrücken.

Ottweiler
Town square with the Old Tower in the background
Town square with the Old Tower in the background
Coat of arms of Ottweiler
Coat of arms
Location of Ottweiler within Neunkirchen district
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Ottweiler is located in Germany
Ottweiler
Ottweiler
Ottweiler is located in Saarland
Ottweiler
Ottweiler
Coordinates: 49°22′N 7°10′E / 49.367°N 7.167°E / 49.367; 7.167Coordinates: 49°22′N 7°10′E / 49.367°N 7.167°E / 49.367; 7.167
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictNeunkirchen
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorHolger Schäfer (CDU)
Area
 • Total45.51 km2 (17.57 sq mi)
Elevation
268 m (879 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,285
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
66564
Dialling codes06824, 06858
Vehicle registrationNK
Websitewww.ottweiler.de

CultureEdit

The town is notable for the Ottweiler porcelain.

The Ottweiler Brewing Company was founded in Ottweiler in 1873. It was moved to the Karlsberg Brewery in Homburg in 1983.[2]

PeopleEdit

  • Ludwig Steeg (1894-1945), politician, mayor from Berlin from 1940-1945

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ "The History of Ottweiler Brauerei". Ottweiler Beer.

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