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Mauer is a village in south western Germany. It is located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim in the Rhein-Neckar district in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Mauer is the location where the first remains of Homo heidelbergensis were found. The remains, a jaw, were discovered in 1907 in the local quarry by Daniel Hartmann, a worker there.
On 1 June 2012, John Ehret (no party) took office as mayor. He is thought to be the first black mayor in Germany.