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).
Höfen an der Enz
|• Mayor (2018–26)||Heiko Stieringer|
|• Total||9.08 km2 (3.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||366 m (1,201 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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%.
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.
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".
There is a primary school in Höfen. Older pupils are taught in the neighboring villages.
- Aktuelle Wahlergebnisse, Staatsanzeiger, accessed 11 September 2021.
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2020" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2020] (CSV). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). June 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.