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Coat of arms of Hornberg
Coat of arms
Hornberg  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°12′48″N 08°13′51″E / 48.21333°N 8.23083°E / 48.21333; 8.23083Coordinates: 48°12′48″N 08°13′51″E / 48.21333°N 8.23083°E / 48.21333; 8.23083
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
 • Mayor Siegfried Scheffold
 • Total 54.45 km2 (21.02 sq mi)
Elevation 953 m (3,127 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,320
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78132
Dialling codes 07833
Vehicle registration OG
Website www.hornberg.de

Hornberg is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest, 35 km southeast of Offenburg, and 25 km northwest of Villingen-Schwenningen.

Castle of Hornberg

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Andreas Beck (born 1948), physicians (head of the radiology department of the hospital Konstanz), theologian and writer
  • Bärbel Hähnle (born 1949), athlete, 1969 European runner-up with the 4 × 100-meter relay
  • Wilhelm Hausenstein (1882–1957), writer, art critic and cultural historian, journalist and diplomat
  • Wilhelm Ludwig Hosch (1750–1811), pietistic theologian and hymn writer
  • Friedrich Jeckeln (1895–1946), SS-Obergruppenführer, German war criminal
  • Werner Reutter (1937–2016), director of the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Charité, Berlin-Dahlem
  • Thomas Schäuble (1948–2013), German politician (CDU), Director of the Baden State Brewery Rothaus, brother of Wolfgang Schäuble

Personalities who were active in Hornberg[edit]

  • John Beck (born 1938), director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Bonn
  • Misch (1917–2013), bodyguard and telephone Adolf Hitler; had a business for painters in Hornberg before the war
  • Wolfgang Schäuble (born 1942), German politician (CDU), grew up in Hornberg
  • Reinold of Urslingen (around 1364-1442), Knight, 1437 share ownership of the castle and city Hornberg


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