Palace (Schloß) at Neckarhausen
|• Mayor||Simon Michler (CDU)|
|• Total||12.04 km2 (4.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||104 m (341 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||06203 and 0621|
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Government
- 4 Economy and infrastructure
- 5 Public works
- 6 Culture and sights
- 7 Notable natives
- 8 External links
- 9 References
The municipality consists of two boroughs:
- Edingen (with Neu-Edingen)
The borough of Neu-Edingen combined with Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld create a big village. The border between the two can only be identified by the town demarkation signs in the middle of the village.
Edingen and Neckarhausen have been settled since the time of the Celts, because of the mild climate and fertile soil.
Edingen was first mentioned in the Lorsch codex on 17 November 765 in a grant document of the Lorsch Abbey, in which the village was granted to Lopodonum (today Ladenburg). The manor of Edingen belonged to the Imperial Abbey of Lorsch and the Bishopric of Worms. At the end of the 12th century, the count palatine took over lordship of the town until 1802.
Shortly after Edingen, Neckarhausen was mentioned in the Lorsch codex for the first time on 26 June 773. Between the end of the 14th century and 1705, the Bishopric of Worms and the counts Palatine shared lordship over the town. Afterwards, lordship fell to the Palatinate alone.
After court of the Electors Palantine moved away from Mannheim to Munich in the year 1778, the secret state and conference minister, Franz Albert Freiherr von Oberndorff (1720–1799) became governor for the prince-elector Karl Theodor in Mannheim. As part of his reward, he was raised to a count (Graf) in 1790. Neckarhausen became the family seat of the young dynasty. Before the village are the clan holdings.
The last heir of the von Oberndorff line, count Alfred von Oberndorff (1870–1963), was ambassador in Sofia and Warsaw and as representative of the foreign office in armistice negotiations in November 1918 in Compiègne. They are both buried in the local graveyard.
In 1803 both villages became part of Baden. On 3 May 1975 the villages were united in the municipal reform as Edingen-Neckarhausen.
The last municipal election was held 13 June 2004.
The municipal council is made up of 22 members.
|Municipal Council 2004|
|Independent Citizens List Unabhängige Bürgerliste (UBL a union between the Freie Wähler Verein and the FDP)||%||4|
|Voter Participation: %|
Coat of arms
With the union of Edingen and Neckarhausen the coat of arms was remade. The cross of Lorsch refers to the historic relationship with the Lorsch Abbey. The lion of the Palatinate was already present on the coat of arms of Neckarhausen.
The flag is red and white and together with the coat of arms was awarded by the Rhein-Neckar district administration office in 1977.
Economy and infrastructure
The municipality lies on the Bundesautobahn 656, connecting Mannheim and Heidelberg, as well as the state road (Landesstraße), the L637 (formerly the B37), running parallel. Across the A656, just a few minutes away, are the A5 and A6.
Edingen-Neckarhausen is connected to Ladenburg on the other side of the Neckar, by a regular ferry and a railway bridge, that can be used by bicyclists as well as pedestrians.
Public transit is handled by the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (RNV) GmbH. The downtown areas of Mannheim and Heidelberg can be reached in 20 and 15 minutes, respectively. The municipality belongs to the transit authority Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN). In the borough of Edingen, you can find a train station of the MVV OEG AG next to a siding and an engine house. The Deutsche Bahn train station, Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld, is in the borough Neu-Edingen and part of Edingen-Neckarhausen.
- Pestalozzi-Schule in Edingen (primary school. Classes 1 - 4.)
- Graf-von-Oberndorff-Schule in Neckarhausen (primary and secondary school with applied trade school)
- Volkshochschule Edingen-Neckarhausen (adult school)
- Satellite school of the Mannheim music school
The government of the municipality is coordinated in the newly refurbished city hall in Edingen. In Schloss Neckarhausen is a satellite office with mit public services and registry office.
Recreational and sport facilities
- Public swimming pool in Neckarhausen
- Indoor swimming pool in the Pestalozzi-Schule in Edingen
- Sport and cultural center (in Plouguerneau-Allee)
- Sporthalle Edingen (gymnasium with bowling alley)
- School sport field in Edingen
- Tennis courts in Edingen and Neckarhausen
- Sport facilities of the Sportvereine (sport club) Victoria and DJK (Catholic sports club) in Neckarhausen
- Dog clubs in Edingen und Neckarhausen
- Boule facilities in Neckarhausen
Culture and sights
The shore of the Neckar.
Museum in the Schloss Neckarhausen
The classical palace of the counts (Grafen) von Oberndorff in Neckarhausen.
- The festival Rund ums Schloss (All round the palace) in Neckarhausen annually on the second weekend of July
- The Neckarhausen Kermesse annually on the first weekend in September
- The Edingen Kermesse annually on the first weekend in October
- Gockelfest (Rooster Festival)
- Fischerfest (Fishing Festival) annually on the third weekend in August
- Werner Herold, former mayor
- Georg Kohler, former municipal council chairman, recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) and Bundesverdienstkreuz first class 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Edingen-Neckarhausen.|
- (German) Official Homepage
- (German) List of all clubs for Edingen-Neckarhausen (with links to the individual club websites)
- (German) Edingen-Neckarhausen in the Internet travel guide for the Burgenstraße
- (German) Schloss Neckarhausen entry in badischewanderungen.de (Website for hiking trips in Baden)
- (German) "Verleihung des Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse an Altgemeinderat Georg Kohler". SPD Online. 2006-01-03. Retrieved 2007-01-31.