The center of Bammental with the town hall and the Lutheran church
|• Mayor||Gerhard Vogel|
|• Total||12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||125 m (410 ft)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Bammental has been settled since pre-history. Homo heidelbergensis found in neighboring Mauer, lived in the area around Bammental 500,000 to 600,000 years ago. The remains of a Roman road and Roman buildings bear witness to settlement by the Romans.
At the end of the 8th century, there were multiple mentions of the Frankish settlement, Risolfesheim, in the Lorsch Codex. This settlement is the borough Reilsheim. Bammental started as an extension of Reilsheim at the turn of the millennium. From 1330 to 1803, Bammental belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate of the Rhein. Bammental belonged to the Meckesheim tithe. After 1803, the settlement went to Baden.
|Independent Voters of Bammetal (UWB)||na||2|
|Voter Participation: na|
Coat of arms
The coat of arms is based on an earlier court seal. The seal has been documented to have been in use since 1747. It was officially recognized in 1894 by the General State Archive. The lion and the field of lozenges represent the Electorate of the Palatinate of the Rhine. The tree represents the etymological origin of the name Bammental, Baum im Tal (tree in the valley).
The flag is green and white and was awarded by the Ministry of the Interior in 1965.
Culture and sights
There is a museum of local history (Heimatmuseum) in the old train station.
Economy and infrastructure
Bammental is on federal highway (Bundesstraße) B 45 between Neckargemünd and Sinsheim.
The train line, which comes from Heidelberg over Neckargemünd and afterwards goes on to Sinsheim, has two stops in Bammental.
- At the old train station
- In Reilsheim
A connection to the S-Bahn RheinNeckar is planned.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.