Neckarelz

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Neckarelz
Stadtteil of Mosbach
Coat of arms of Neckarelz
Coat of arms
Neckarelz is located in Germany
Neckarelz
Neckarelz
Coordinates: 49°20′21″N 09°06′29″E / 49.33917°N 9.10806°E / 49.33917; 9.10806Coordinates: 49°20′21″N 09°06′29″E / 49.33917°N 9.10806°E / 49.33917; 9.10806
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis
Town Mosbach
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population
 • Total 6,500
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74821
Dialling codes 06261
Vehicle registration MOS
Neckarelz (front) and Mosbach (back) in the river Elz valley

Neckarelz is a suburb of Mosbach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Neckarelz is in northern Baden-Württemberg, between the Odenwald and Kraichgau, at the confluence of the Neckar and Elz rivers. On the other side of the Neckar, are the towns of Hochhausen and Obrigheim. Next to Neckarelz, is the suburb of Diedesheim.

History[edit]

The town was part of the Electorate of the Palatinate from around 1362. From 1944 to 1945, there was a Nazi concentration camp in Neckarelz, with the prisoners barracked in the school. The factory in Obrigheim which produced bomber engines used nearly ten thousand prisoners, of whom about half came from the concentration camp. In April 1945, 900 of them were rescued.

Religion[edit]

Until World War II, Neckarelz was almost completely Protestant. After the arrival of Catholic refugees, a new church was built.

Demographics[edit]

Neckarelz is the largest suburb of Mosbach, with approximately 6,500 inhabitants.

Coat of arms[edit]

This depicts the rhombuses of the Electorate of the Palatinate at the top and a fish below.

Education[edit]

Neckarelz has several kindergartens, a primary school (named after Clemens Brentano), and a grammar and Hauptschule, (both named after Auguste Pattberg).

Transport[edit]

Neckarelz has a train station, connecting to the Neckar Valley Railway and the line to Osterburken, and a harbour.

Buildings[edit]

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