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Coat of arms of Elchesheim-Illingen
Coat of arms
Elchesheim-Illingen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°55′55″N 08°12′46″E / 48.93194°N 8.21278°E / 48.93194; 8.21278Coordinates: 48°55′55″N 08°12′46″E / 48.93194°N 8.21278°E / 48.93194; 8.21278
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rastatt
 • Mayor Rolf Spiegelhalder
 • Total 10.14 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,208
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76477
Dialling codes 07245
Vehicle registration RA
Website www.elchesheim-illingen.de

Elchesheim-Illingen is a village in Southwestern Germany, located between Karlsruhe and Rastatt. The river Rhine flows 5 km west of the village.

Church in Elchesheim


Elchesheim-Illingen has 3208 inhabitants and is 10.15 square kilometres large (including forest and countryside).

Neighbour towns and villages[edit]

Elchesheim-Illingen borders on the following towns, clockwise beginning from the north: Au am Rhein, Durmersheim, Bietigheim (Baden), Steinmauern.


The village is located near the river Rhine, also there are "Rheinauen", old channels of the river. In this area are many forests, also there is the Goldkanal (goldcanal), an old lake where gold was found.

The nearest big city is Karlsruhe. In the near of this region is the famous Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald). The nearest airport is the Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden.


  • 1971–1987: Klemens Wittmann
  • 1987–2003: Kurt Hertweck
  • 2003–2011: Joachim Ertl
  • since 2011: Rolf Spiegelhalder