Seelbach, Baden-Württemberg

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Seelbach
Coat of arms of Seelbach
Coat of arms
Seelbach is located in Germany
Seelbach
Seelbach
Coordinates: 48°18′51″N 07°56′29″E / 48.31417°N 7.94139°E / 48.31417; 7.94139Coordinates: 48°18′51″N 07°56′29″E / 48.31417°N 7.94139°E / 48.31417; 7.94139
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Schäfer (CDU)
Area
 • Total 29.90 km2 (11.54 sq mi)
Elevation 286 m (938 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,945
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 77960
Dialling codes 07823
Vehicle registration OG
Website www.seelbach-online.de

Seelbach is a town in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The most popular Festival is the Katharinenmarkt on November.

Geography[edit]

Seelbach is located on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Schutter Valley, south-eastern of Lahr.

Neighboring communities[edit]

The following cities and towns share a border with Seelbach. They are listed clockwise starting in the north: Friesenheim, Biberach, Schuttertal, Ettenheim, Kippenheim and Lahr.

The boroughs[edit]

There are three boroughs, Seelbach, Wittelbach and Schönberg.

Government[edit]

Town council[edit]

After the last election in June 2009, the town council consists of 18 seats. The members belong to political parties as follows [2]

Party Seats
CDU 7
FBI 6
SPD 5

Mayor[edit]

The mayor is elected by the citizens for a term of 8 years. He's also the head of the town council.

Mayors since 1831

  • 1831–1832: Vogt Schöttgen (signs the first time with „Bürgermeister“)
  • 1832–1838: Karl Obert
  • 1838–1844: Michael Schäfer
  • 1849–1875: Xaver Räpple
  • 1875–1886: Franz Anton Benz
  • 1886–1910: Christian Himmelsbach
  • 1910–1919: Josef Heizmann
  • 1919–1923: Wilhelm Brucker
  • 1923–1945: Theodor Simon
  • 1945–1946: Georg Hartmann
  • 1946–1948: Alfred Himmelsbach
  • 1948–1957: Josef Fehrenbach
  • 1957–1977: Alfred Dreyer
  • 1977–1993: Walter Dilger
  • 1993–2007: Klaus Muttach
  • 2008-present: Thomas Schäfer

People, culture & architecture[edit]

Events[edit]

The Katharinenmarkt is a weekend long historic market that takes place annually in November since 1455. It is visited by nearly 20000 visitors.

Twin town[edit]

Seelbach is twinned with Zillebeke in the Flemish province of West-Vlaanderen in Belgium.

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