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Saint Martin's Chapel in Muenzesheim
Saint Martin's Chapel in Muenzesheim
Coat of arms of Kraichtal
Coat of arms
Kraichtal   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°07′27″N 08°42′53″E / 49.12417°N 8.71472°E / 49.12417; 8.71472Coordinates: 49°07′27″N 08°42′53″E / 49.12417°N 8.71472°E / 49.12417; 8.71472
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Karlsruhe
 • Mayor Ulrich Hintermayer (CDU)
 • Total 80.56 km2 (31.10 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,806
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76703
Dialling codes 07250, 07251, 07258, 07259
Vehicle registration KA

Kraichtal is a town in the north-eastern part of the Karlsruhe district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1971 by a merger of nine smaller municipalities.


Kraichtal is a German town embedded in western Kraichgau, a hilly landscape between the Black Forest, Odenwald forest and the Neckar river. Kraichtal (literally Kraich Valley) got its name from the Kraich river, which flows through Kraichtal, and then eventually into the Rhine.

Neighbouring towns[edit]

The following towns neighbour Kraichtal: Eppingen and Zaisenhausen, Oberderdingen, Bretten, Bruchsal, Ubstadt-Weiher and Oestringen.


Kraichtal consists of nine districts, each district (Stadtteil) representing one of the nine municipalities which merged to become Kraichtal in 1971:

Count Eberstein Castle lies in Gochsheim, in the north east of Kraichtal.

The inner courtyard of Count Eberstein Castle