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Coat of arms of Gütenbach
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Gütenbach   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°02′41″N 08°08′21″E / 48.04472°N 8.13917°E / 48.04472; 8.13917Coordinates: 48°02′41″N 08°08′21″E / 48.04472°N 8.13917°E / 48.04472; 8.13917
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
First mentioned 1360 AD
 • Mayor Rolf Breisacher
 • Total 18.49 km2 (7.14 sq mi)
Elevation 826 m (2,710 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,170
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78148
Dialling codes 07723
Vehicle registration VS
Website www.guetenbach.de

Gütenbach is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is the home of the Faller toy company.


Gütenbach, originally called Wuotenbach, was first mentioned in an official certificate in the year 1360 AD, hence, it was founded during the Late Middle Ages. Between the 15th and 16th centuries, the name was changed to Wüttembach. At the beginning of the 17th century the town was subject to the Authority of Triberg, which was part of Further Austria. In 1806, Gütenbach joined the new-founded Grand Duchy of Baden.


Gütenbach is located in the middle of the Black Forest, about 7 km west of Furtwangen. The city is in the drainage basin of the Rhine river and close to the drainage divide of the Danube and the Rhine. The Teichbach stream starts at the confluence of Vordertalbach and Hintertalbach creeks, and flows through the town. After passing the Teichschlucht[2] canyon, Teichbach flows into the Wilde Gutach, at the so-called Pfaffmühle.

The town lies in an altitude between 530 m and 1,120 m. Over 62% of the territory is covered with forest, which is a cause of Podzolization of the soil.

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Gütenbach's farmers used to produce clocks during the winter at their home. Later, the town turned to have a well-established clock-industry. Nowadays, the clock industry is represented by the manufacturer Hanhart. Furthermore, in the 20th century, the toy company Faller settled in Gütenbach. The town's largest employer is the special purpose machinery manufacture Rena.


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