Forbach (Baden)

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The covered wooden bridge of Forbach
The covered wooden bridge of Forbach
Coat of arms of Forbach
Coat of arms
Forbach  is located in Germany
Location of Forbach within Rastatt district
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Coordinates: 48°40′50″N 08°21′30″E / 48.68056°N 8.35833°E / 48.68056; 8.35833Coordinates: 48°40′50″N 08°21′30″E / 48.68056°N 8.35833°E / 48.68056; 8.35833
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rastatt
 • Mayor Katrin Buhrke
 • Total 131.82 km2 (50.90 sq mi)
Elevation 332 m (1,089 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,895
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76596
Dialling codes 07228
Vehicle registration RA

Forbach is a village in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It lies in the district of Rastatt. It is located in the Murg river valley, in the northern part of the Black Forest mountains. Forbach is further broken down into the following districts: Langenbrand, Bermersbach, Gausbach, Hundsbach, Herrenwies, Kirschbaumwasen, Erbersbronn, Raumünzach and Schwarzenbach.

Bridge of the Murg Valley Railway near Forbach

The tarn of Schurmsee lies within the municipality at a height of 794 metres.


  • 1998-2014: Kuno Kußmann (CDU)
  • since 2014: Katrin Buhrke (lawyer)


  • Günther Becker (1924-2007), composer
  • Manfred Gotta (born 1947), entrepreneur and advertising editor, lives in Forbach-Hundsbach