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Höfen an der Enz

Höfen or Höfen an der Enz is a municipality in Calw district, in the region of Karlsruhe of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. Höfen is located on the River Enz at the northern edge of the Black Forest. It is located where street L 343 intersects with street B 294 (Gundelfingen - Bretten).

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Coat of arms of Höfen an der Enz
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Location of Höfen an der Enz within Calw district
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Höfen an der Enz is located in Germany
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Höfen an der Enz is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Höfen an der Enz
Coordinates: 48°48′12″N 8°35′3″E / 48.80333°N 8.58417°E / 48.80333; 8.58417Coordinates: 48°48′12″N 8°35′3″E / 48.80333°N 8.58417°E / 48.80333; 8.58417
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictCalw
Government
 • MayorHolger Buchelt
Area
 • Total9.08 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Elevation
366 m (1,201 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,767
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
75339
Dialling codes07081
Vehicle registrationCW
Websitewww.hoefen-enz.de

GeographyEdit

Enztal is located in the northern Black Forest at an altitude of 360-712 meters, below the confluence of the big Enz and the small Enz. The community area is forested to 85%.

 
Höfen an der Enz

HistoryEdit

The first recorded name of the place is "zum Hof" (locus dictus at zum hofe in a deed dated July 26, 1376), zu den Höfen. To Württemberg came Höfen together with Neuenbürg. Previously managed by a lawyer, the place became its own municipality administration unit (Schultheißenamt) and an independent municipality in the mid of the 19th century.

ReligionsEdit

Since the Reformation Höfen is Protestant coined; Roman Catholic believers are supervised by Bad Wildbad.

TransportationEdit

By the Enz Valley Railway (Pforzheim -Bad Wildbad), Höfen is today connected by the line S 6 of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn to the national rail network. The town has two stops, "Höfen an der Enz" and "Höfen an der Enz Nord". [2]

Höfen is situated on the road B294 (Bretten -Pforzheim- Freiburg), the nearest Autobahn is Pforzheim junction of the Bundesautobahn 8.

EducationEdit

There is a primary school in Höfen. Older pupils are taught in the neighboring villages.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.