Endingen am Kaiserstuhl
|• Mayor||Hans-Joachim Schwarz|
|• Total||26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||186 m (610 ft)|
|• Density||350/km2 (890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
- Also see: Endingen, Switzerland.
Endingen is a small German town located in southwest Germany, at the border with France. It lies at the northern border of a former volcano area called Kaiserstuhl. The population of Endingen is about 9,000.
Endingen am Kaiserstuhl is twinned with:
Endingen is first found in sources in the year 862. It belonged to the Lords of Endingen for several centuries and then to the Lords of Üsenberg. In 1285 or 1286, Endingen received city rights. When the Lords of Üsenberg died out in 1379, the town passed to the Habsburgs and was eventually incorporated into Vorderösterreich. For a short time in the 15th century, Endingen held the status of an Imperial City (Reichsstadt) of the Holy Roman Empire.
In 1751, Endingen was the site of one of the last Witch Trials in Europe. On 24 April Anna Schnidenwind was burned as a witch. After the Peace of Pressburg (1805), Endingen was assigned with the rest of the Breisgau to Baden.
Sites of interest
Endingen is located south of the state road L113. The city is 5 km away from the A5 Frankfurt am Main - Basel motorway. Its train station lies at the Kaiserstuhl Railway. Direct trains leave to Riegel-Malterdingen (with connection to the Rhine Valley Railway), Breisach, and Gottenheim (both with connection to the Freiburg–Breisach railway. The nearest airport is the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, about 70 km south of Endingen.
People born in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl
- Joseph Biechele - creator of Biechele Soap brand
- Augustin Tünger (1455-not after 1510) - author of the first German collection of Facetiae.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- Michael Bärmann, "In der stat Endingen, dannen ich pürtig bin", ZBGS 126 (2007): 89-99.
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