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Granite sculpture: "The three stages of seeing" (2002) by Dieter Oehm, in Elzach
Granite sculpture: "The three stages of seeing" (2002) by Dieter Oehm, in Elzach
Coat of arms of Elzach
Coat of arms
Elzach   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°10′29″N 8°4′18″E / 48.17472°N 8.07167°E / 48.17472; 8.07167Coordinates: 48°10′29″N 8°4′18″E / 48.17472°N 8.07167°E / 48.17472; 8.07167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Emmendingen
 • Mayor Roland Tibi
 • Total 75.28 km2 (29.07 sq mi)
Elevation 361 m (1,184 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,161
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79215
Dialling codes 07682
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.elzach.de

Elzach is a town in the district of Emmendingen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Elz, 26 km northeast of Freiburg.


The town of Elzach is located at the eastern border of the district of Emmendingen and borders on the district of the Ortenaukreis and the Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis. Topographically is the area characterised by the river valley of the Elz and the local hill callled Rohrhardsberg. Also Elzach belongs to the Breisgau area and is located at the edge of the Southern Black Forest Nature Park.

Urban districts[edit]

  • Elzach
  • Yach
  • Prechtal
  • Oberprechtal
  • Katzenmoos

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Elzach is twinned with:[2]

United Kingdom Worthing, United Kingdom
France Ville, France
Austria Telfs, Austria

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Robert Dietrich in 1930 as minister of finance
  • Hermann Dietrich (1879-1954) German politician of the liberal German Democratic Party, minister during the Weimar Republic