Weingarten (help·info) (Baden) is a municipality in the district of Karlsruhe in southwestern Germany, situated at the transition from the Kraichgau to the Rhine valley. Its name means wine garden in German. Weingarten is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.
|• Mayor||Eric Bänziger|
|• Total||29.40 km2 (11.35 sq mi)|
|Elevation||144 m (472 ft)|
|• Density||360/km2 (920/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
While remains of a settlement from Roman or earlier times have been found nearby, the village itself developed from a farm belonging to the Wissembourg monastery in Northern Alsace; 985 is considered to be the village's founding year. Until 1803, Weingarten belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate; in the course of the Napoleonic wars it became part of the Grand Duchy of Baden.
The population is about two thirds protestant, one third catholic. The village is connected by Bundesstraße (federal road) B 3 and the railroad Frankfurt am Main-Basel. Close by is Bundesautobahn (motorway) A 5 Karlsruhe-Frankfurt am Main.
Business branches in the village are wine and fruit production, gastronomy, and industries (wood, chemicals, metal).
For recreation, there are sports fields, an indoor swimming pool, a recreational lake, and the nature reserve Weingartener Moor. Also part of the municipality are the settlements Sallenbusch and Sohl in the Kraichgau hills and Waldbrücke in the plain. The settlement of Sallenbusch was founded in June 1951 and constructed with the aid of U.S. soldiers. The first settlers arrived in July 1952.
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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