Eschbach, Baden-Württemberg

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Coat of arms of Eschbach
Coat of arms
Eschbach  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 47°53′24″N 07°39′18″E / 47.89000°N 7.65500°E / 47.89000; 7.65500Coordinates: 47°53′24″N 07°39′18″E / 47.89000°N 7.65500°E / 47.89000; 7.65500
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
 • Mayor Harald Kraus
 • Total 10.03 km2 (3.87 sq mi)
Elevation 246 m (807 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,746
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79427
Dialling codes 07634
Vehicle registration FR

Eschbach is a town in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


The toponym Eschbach is a composed word consisting of the German words Esche (ash tree) and Bach (brook). However, the settlement is first mentioned in a document of the Abbey of Saint Gall of 807 under the name Ascabah.[2] Asca is Old High German meaning burnt ash.[3][4] On the other hand, the Geographical Dictionary of the Archive of Baden-Württemberg relates it to aspa (Old High German for aspen).

between Eschbach and Sankt Peter, road panorama
Eschbach, church: die Sankt Jakobus Pfarrkirche


Weinstetten[5] is a vanished village on the territory of Eschbach which was mentioned for the first time in 896 as Vizzilistat and was destroyed by the flood of the Rhine in 1482.[6]

Weinstetter Hof[edit]

Only the farmhouse which has since been called Weinstetter Hof to the north of the former village was spared from the flood. In 1271 the Lords of Üsenberg had sold the estate to the Knights of Saint John of Freiburg. Aroud 1606 the Prince Grand Prior of Rosenbach built the mansion.[7] It was restored in 2012.[8]