Oppenau (German: [ˈɔ.pə.naʊ̯] (listen)) is a town located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has a population of 4,700 inhabitants.

Oppenau
Coat of arms of Oppenau
Location of Oppenau within Ortenaukreis district
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Oppenau is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°28′25″N 08°09′34″E / 48.47361°N 8.15944°E / 48.47361; 8.15944Coordinates: 48°28′25″N 08°09′34″E / 48.47361°N 8.15944°E / 48.47361; 8.15944
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictOrtenaukreis
Subdivisionsfive Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2017–25) Uwe Gaiser[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total73.04 km2 (28.20 sq mi)
Elevation
277 m (909 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,821
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
77724–77728
Dialling codes07804
Vehicle registrationOG, BH, KEL, LR, WOL
Websitewww.oppenau.de
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GeographyEdit

Oppenau is situated in the Rench valley in the Black Forest. The nearest major cities are Offenburg and Freudenstadt.

HistoryEdit

 
City gate

In the 12th century an agricultural settling made up the village Noppenouwe, which succumbed to the House of Zähringen until 1218. After they have been died out, the dominance in the Rench-valley was fragmented. The in 1192 in Lierbach founded All Saints’ Abbey took a high political, cultural and religious influence to Oppenau at this time. In 1316 bishops from the French Strasbourg started reign about the Rench-valley.

After the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803, Oppenau became part of Baden.

In 1990, German politician Wolfgang Schäuble suffered an assassination attempt in Oppenau.

CultureEdit

 
Ruins of All Saints' Abbey

Oppenau's main attractions are the ruins of the All Saints' Abbey, which was destroyed by fire in 1804, and the All Saints Waterfalls close to them.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aktuelle Wahlergebnisse, Staatsanzeiger, accessed 13 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.