Durmersheim

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Durmersheim
Coat of arms of Durmersheim
Coat of arms
Durmersheim   is located in Germany
Durmersheim
Durmersheim
Coordinates: 48°56′18″N 08°16′37″E / 48.93833°N 8.27694°E / 48.93833; 8.27694Coordinates: 48°56′18″N 08°16′37″E / 48.93833°N 8.27694°E / 48.93833; 8.27694
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rastatt
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Augustin (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 26.15 km2 (10.10 sq mi)
Elevation 119 m (390 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,759
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76448
Dialling codes 07245
Vehicle registration RA
Website www.durmersheim.de

Durmersheim is a small town in the district of Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Southwest Germany and has a population of 12,049 (2005).

The church of St. Dyonis.

Durmersheim is situated between Karlsruhe and Rastatt, in the valley of the river Rhine near the border to France. There is also a forest in the valley, named Hardtwald, c. 2 km east of the town.

The 27 kilometres long Federbach River flows from south to north through the town.

History[edit]

Founded about 600 BC, the city was occupied by duke Otto of Worms in 985. Since 1300 Durmersheim belonged to the margraves of Baden.

As Germany was subdued and divided into control zones by the Allied forces after World War II, the border of the French zone and American zone was between Durmersheim and Rheinstetten.

Pilgrim church Maria Bickesheim

Main sights[edit]

The church of Bickesheim, built in the 13th century, is a well known place of pilgrimage.


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