Oppenau

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Oppenau
Coat of arms of Oppenau
Coat of arms
Oppenau   is located in Germany
Oppenau
Oppenau
Coordinates: 48°28′25″N 08°09′34″E / 48.47361°N 8.15944°E / 48.47361; 8.15944Coordinates: 48°28′25″N 08°09′34″E / 48.47361°N 8.15944°E / 48.47361; 8.15944
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
Subdivisions Fünf Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Grieser (CDU)
Area
 • Total 73.04 km2 (28.20 sq mi)
Elevation 277 m (909 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,684
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 77724–77728
Dialling codes 07804
Vehicle registration OG
Website www.oppenau.de
View on Main Street

Oppenau is a town located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has a population of 5,200 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Oppenau is situated in the Rench valley in the Black Forest. The nearest major cities are Offenburg and Freudenstadt.

History[edit]

City gate

Oppenau was founded in the 12th century. All Saints' Abbey ("Allerheiligenkloster"), founded in 1192, gained power in 1316, Subsequently Oppenau belonged to the bishops of Strasbourg. After the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803, Oppenau became part of Baden.

Culture[edit]

Ruins of All Saints' Abbey

Oppenau's main attractions are the ruins of the monastery, which was destroyed by fire in 1804, and the cataracts close to them.

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