Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

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Endingen
Coat of arms of Endingen
Coat of arms
Endingen is located in Germany
Endingen
Endingen
Coordinates: 48°8′27″N 7°42′23″E / 48.14083°N 7.70639°E / 48.14083; 7.70639Coordinates: 48°8′27″N 7°42′23″E / 48.14083°N 7.70639°E / 48.14083; 7.70639
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Emmendingen
Subdivisions 4
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Joachim Schwarz
Area
 • Total 26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,070
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79346
Dialling codes 07642
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.endingen.de
Also see: Endingen, Switzerland.

Endingen is a small German town located in southwest Germany, at the border with France. It lies at the northern border of a former volcano area called Kaiserstuhl. The population of Endingen is about 9,000.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Endingen am Kaiserstuhl is twinned with:

History[edit]

Endingen is first found in sources in the year 862. It belonged to the Lords of Endingen for several centuries and then to the Lords of Üsenberg. In 1285 or 1286, Endingen received city rights. When the Lords of Üsenberg died out in 1379, the town passed to the Habsburgs and was eventually incorporated into Vorderösterreich. For a short time in the 15th century, Endingen held the status of an Imperial City (Reichsstadt) of the Holy Roman Empire.

In 1751, Endingen was the site of one of the last Witch Trials in Europe. On April 24, Anna Schnidenwind was burned as a witch. After the Peace of Pressburg (1805), Endingen was assigned with the rest of the Breisgau to Baden.

Sites of interest[edit]

People born in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl[edit]

Joseph Biechele- creator of Biechele Soap brand Augustin Tünger (1455-not after 1510) - author of the first German collection of Facetiae. [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Michael Bärmann, "In der stat Endingen, dannen ich pürtig bin", ZBGS 126 (2007): 89-99.

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