Durbach is a municipality in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the verge of the northern Black Forest Mountains six kilometers north east of the town of Offenburg. Main branches of commerce are tourism, it is known for its Riesling wine. The Riesling grape grown in the Ortenau district is known as Klingelberger for the name of a vineyard in Durbach. Durbach was mentioned first in 1287 as Turbach. In 1973 the community included Ebersweier. Attractions include the town itself and surrounding vineyards which span the slopes of the mountains. Schloss Staufenberg is a castle, owned by the Markgraf von Baden with views over the Rhine valley and Strassbourg to the Vosges mountains in Alsace. Contemporary art museum HurrleThe «Skulpturenpark» is an exhibition of contemporary sculptures in the park of the MediClin Staufenburg Klinik. Partnership towns are: Austria Bürserberg, Austria France Châteaubernard, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. Schwarzwald Durbach Skulpturen Park Staufenburgklinik on YouTube Commons Durbach Commons Skulpturenpark Durbach Commons Burg Staufenberg Official website Durbach:History and images Tourist Information
The Ill is a river in Alsace, in north-eastern France. It is western, tributary of the Rhine, it starts down from its source near the village of Winkel, in the Jura mountains, with a resurgence near Ligsdorf, turns around Ferrette on its east side, runs northward through Alsace, flowing parallel to the Rhine. Taking apart the Largue coming from the Jura mountains near Illfurth, it receives several tributaries from the west bank Vosges mountains after passing through Altkirch: the Doller in Mulhouse, the Thur near Ensisheim, the Lauch in Colmar, the Fecht in Illhaeusern, the Giessen in Sélestat, the Andlau near Fegersheim, the Ehn near Geispolsheim, the Bruche next to Strasbourg and the Souffel upstream from La Wantzenau before meeting with the Rhine downstream from Gambsheim's lock; as the Ill nears the city of Mulhouse, most of its flow is diverted into a discharge channel leading to the Doller, protecting the historical center of the town from floods. Flowing through the city of Strasbourg, the river forms part of the 17th-century fortifications and passes through a series of locks and channels in the picturesque old town, including the Petite France quarter, where its waters were once used to power mills and tanneries.
One of these channels is the Canal du Faux-Rempart that, together with the main channel of the Ill, surrounds the Grande Île or historic centre of Strasbourg. The Ill is navigable from a junction with the Canal de la Marne au Rhin for a distance of just under 10 kilometres upstream to a head of navigation at Nachtweid; this stretch of river passes through the centre of Strasbourg, makes connection with the Canal du Faux-Rempart, the Canal du Rhone au Rhine and the, no longer navigable, Canal de la Bruche. There is a single lock, in the Petite France quarter of central Strasbourg. Navigation through the section of the central part of this section, through Petite France, is restricted to small pleasure craft in the downstream direction only. Passenger trip boats use this section in the opposite direction, completing their loop via the Canal du Faux-Rempart, closed to all other traffic. Other stretches of the Ill, downstream of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin to the confluence with the Rhine, upstream of Nachtweid, are not navigable by powered craft, although they may be used by canoes and similar craft.
Http://www.geoportail.fr The Ill at the Sandre database
Renchen is a small city in Baden-Württemberg, part of the district of Ortenau. Renchen is located in the foothills of the northern Black Forest at the entrance to the Rench valley at the edge of the Upper Rhine River Plains; the city shares borders with the following cities and towns, listed clock-wise from the north: Achern, Oberkirch and Rheinau. In addition to Renchen the city includes the boroughs of Ulm zu Renchen. Renchen was first in official documents in 1115. In 1326 it received a city charter but the city lost it again as well as all significance when it was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War. In 1838 the Grand Duke of Baden again granted a city charter to Renchen but it again lost the right to call itself a city as a result of the German district reform in 1935. Renchen received a city charter for the third time in 1950 in recognition of its historic importance. Renchen's borough of Ulm zu Renchen is known for its Ulmer Bier, a specialty beer brewed only at full moon; as of February 2006, Renchen's city council has the following composition: Elections in May 2014: FWV: 8 seats CDU: 6 seats SPD: 4 seats 1945: Albert Dietrich -1969: Franz Brandstetter 1969-1985: Erich Huber 1985–2000: Klaus Brodbeck since 2000: Bernd Siefermann The Grimmelshausen Prize is a literary prize of €10,000 awarded in odd-number years on September 15, in turn, by Renchen or the city of Gelnhausen.
In Renchen the Offenburger Tageblatt publishes a daily local edition as "Acher-Rench-Zeitung" and the Stattzeitung für Südbaden is an alternative magazine offered in the area. Amand Goegg, Baden freedom fighter, honorary citizen of the city Geneva, married the women's rightswoman Marie Goegg-Pouchoulin Martin Knosp, World Champion 1981, Norbert Dobeleit, medalists at the Seoul Summer Olympic Games 1988 Renchen likes to call itself the city of Grimmelshausen, as the poet Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, author of Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch, served from 1667 until his death in 1676 as the Bishop of Strasbourg's executor in Renchen. Www.stadt-renchen.de Stattzeitung für Südbaden, erscheint in Renchen
Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. Gengenbach is well known for its traditional Alemanic "fasnacht", a kind of influenced celebration of carnival, where tradition is followed, from wearing costumes with carved wooden masks to clapping with a "Ratsche". Gengenbach boasts a picturesque, medieval town centre; the traditional town Gengenbach is the proud owner of the world's biggest advent calendar. The 24 windows of the 18th century town hall represent the 24 "windows" of an Advent calendar; the town hosts a department of The Graduate School of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, part of the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg. The nearest cities in the region are Offenburg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden and Strasbourg/France. Gengenbach is twinned with the town of Obernai, France. Gengenbach was founded in the 13th century and was an Imperial Free City from 1360 until the Treaty of Lunéville in 1801.
During the closing stages of the 1672-1678 Franco-Dutch War in July 1678, it was the site of a French victory over the Imperialists. Gengenbach is the start point of Gengenbach–Alpirsbach Black Forest Trail and situated at the Kinzigtäler Jakobusweg as well as the Kandelhöhenweg, passing by many landmarks. Furthermore, the city is located at the German Fachwerkstraße; the town was the location of Gengenbach Abbey, founded in the 8th century. Flößerei- und Verkehrsmuseum Museum Haus Löwenberg Narrenmuseum im Niggelturm Kunst- und Paramentenmuseum im Mutterhaus der Franziskanerinnen Wehrgeschichtliches Museum im Kinzigtor Hermann Maas, evangelical pastor Frieder Burda and art collector Otto Lohmüller, painter and author of scout adventure books Helmut Dorner, painter Every year the city hall of Gengenbach is transformed in the worlds largest „Advent calendar house” On the third September weekend the wine festival takes place – every year The “Martinimarkt” is a funfair which takes place in November – for two days
Gutach is a municipality in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The borough is home to the Black Forest Open-Air Museum. Anton Joos, communist functionary Wilhelm Hasemann, painter.
Oberharmersbach is a town in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany
Kehl is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the river Rhine, directly opposite the French city of Strasbourg; the village of Kehl was first mentioned in 1038. In 1338 the first permanent bridge between Kehl and Strasbourg was completed. In 1678 the city was taken over by France, as it was considered to be part of the defence system of Strasbourg. Hence the village was transformed into a fortress in 1683 by the French architect Vauban. In 1681, the Imperial City of Strasbourg, a territory of the Holy Roman Empire that included Kehl, was annexed by Louis XIV, King of France; this annexation was recognised by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697, but all right-bank territories were restored to the Empire, leading to Kehl's cession to the Margraviate of Baden the following year. On May 7, 1770, Marie Antoinette was handed over by Austria to France on an island on the Rhine near Kehl; this island was settled in the years before the First World War and became known as Kommissionsinsel after the commission that took over Marie Antoinette.
In 1774, Kehl received town rights by the Charles Margrave of Baden. The village was badly damaged during the French Revolutionary Wars during the Rhine Campaign of 1796, during the first and second battles of Kehl, it was besieged by the Austrians in late 1796 until its surrender on 9 January 1797. During the First French Empire, Kehl was reunited with Strasbourg under the French First Republic, before being restored to Baden in 1803. After being subject to Austria, the city was returned to Baden in 1815 and the fortress was dismantled. Between 1842 and 1847, the first port facility was created by the Baden State Railway Administration. In 1861, the first railway bridge was built and the first direct connection from Paris to Vienna was established, with locomotives being changed over in Kehl. After the First World War, under article 65 of the Treaty of Versailles the harbour of Kehl was placed under French administration for seven years to prevent possible German attacks on the opposite newly French town of Strasbourg.
During the Second World War, after the Battle of France, Kehl was turned into a suburb of Strasbourg. After the war, all citizens were expelled from Kehl; this state continued until 1953, when the city was returned to the Federal Republic of Germany and the refugees returned. Until 1519, Kehl was part of the diocese of Strasbourg; the village had to change religion at the order of the margraves and the first Lutheran minister took office. During the French occupation of the 1690s, Kehl became Roman Catholic again, only to revert to Lutheranism after being ceded back to the margrave of Baden. From the early 19th century up to 1914, Lutherans and Catholics shared one church building. Several free churches are situated in Kehl, as well as the New Apostolic Church; the city of Strasbourg lies next to Kehl over the Rhine river. Kehl station is located near the Europabrücke. Bus line 21 used to connect Kehl with the nearest tram stations in Strasbourg. A tram link to Strasbourg has since been completed, as part of the extension of Strasbourg's tram line D.
It opened on April 28, 2017 to Kehl station and was extended to Kehl city center in November 2018. Hermann Flick, football player Georg Nückles, athlete Jean-Jacques Favier, former astronaut Dieter Eckstein, former football player Rainer Schütterle, former football player Carsten Schradin, scientist Official website Images of Kehl