Grendelbruch

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Grendelbruch

Grandelbrüech
The town hall in Grendelbruch
The town hall in Grendelbruch
Coat of arms of Grendelbruch
Coat of arms
Location of Grendelbruch
Grendelbruch is located in France
Grendelbruch
Grendelbruch
Grendelbruch is located in Grand Est
Grendelbruch
Grendelbruch
Coordinates: 48°29′35″N 7°19′24″E / 48.4931°N 7.3233°E / 48.4931; 7.3233Coordinates: 48°29′35″N 7°19′24″E / 48.4931°N 7.3233°E / 48.4931; 7.3233
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementMolsheim
CantonMolsheim
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Philippe Kaes
Area
1
14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,222
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67167 /67190
Elevation399–1,031 m (1,309–3,383 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Grendelbruch is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The name is sometimes colloquially shortened to Gembri.

Geography[edit]

Grendelbruch is a mountainous village set in the forested region to the west of Obernai.

Surrounding communes[edit]

History[edit]

The first surviving written mention of Grendelbruch appears in a papal bull dated November 28, 1049, wherein the pope confirms that the Abbey of Altdorf may receive the tithes from "Grundelbac". Bac is an old Germanic word for a brook (Modern German: Bach), and Grendelbruch is one of a number of place names formed between the fifth and eighth centuries (when Germanic dialects predominated in the region) ending in a form of this word.

Grendelbruch was liberated from German occupation on November 26, 1944 by the Second Battalion of the Thirtieth Infantry Regiment of the US Army. Under the command of Lt Col Frederick R Armstrong the battalion engaged in fierce house to house fighting through the night. Significant further fighting took place in the forest surrounding the village.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.