Wehr is a town in the Waldshut district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 9 km north of Bad Säckingen, and 18 km east of Lörrach. Wehr is the home of two very old and large families: the Trefzgers and the Nagelins.

Wehr
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Wehr
Coat of arms
Location of Wehr within Waldshut district
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Wehr is located in Germany
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Wehr is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°37′47″N 7°54′16″E / 47.62972°N 7.90444°E / 47.62972; 7.90444Coordinates: 47°37′47″N 7°54′16″E / 47.62972°N 7.90444°E / 47.62972; 7.90444
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictWaldshut
Government
 • MayorMichael Thater (Ind.)
Area
 • Total35.66 km2 (13.77 sq mi)
Elevation
366 m (1,201 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,098
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79664
Dialling codes07762
Vehicle registrationWT
Websitewww.wehr.de

It is also home to the Weck Jar company.

Revolution of 1848Edit

In 1847, the movement to create a republic in Baden began to increase dramatically. The idea started in France based on the July Revolution in 1830 against Charles X. The government of Baden started, therefore, in 1848, a citizen patrol to calm this political movement down. Two of the leaders of the movement were Frans Joseph Trefzger and Hecker. The radicals declared a ‘German Republic’ on September 21, 1848. Many citizens, and finally the Prussian army troops, fought against the radicals. So did Wolfgang Trefzger, who belonged to the mayor's council. Frans Joseph Trefzger and his movement finally gave up in May, 1849. Some political activists immigrated to Switzerland and to America

ReferencesEdit

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

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