Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl

Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl

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Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl

Coordinates: 48°05′39″N 07°44′40″E / 48.09417°N 7.74444°E / 48.09417; 7.74444Coordinates: 48°05′39″N 07°44′40″E / 48.09417°N 7.74444°E / 48.09417; 7.74444
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
  Mayor Michael Bruder
  Total 12.31 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 3,528
  Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79356
Dialling codes 07663
Vehicle registration FR
Website www.eichstetten.de

Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl is a town in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg in Germany near Freiburg im Breisgau.


Eichstetten is a village in South Baden that produces wine. It is located in the Upper Rhine Plain on the eastern edge of the Kaiserstuhl. It is found in the warmest area of Germany embedded in a valley, which spreads from the wooded Eichelspitze (the second highest hill in the Kaiserstuhl) through sunny vineyards and vegetable fields right down to the lowland. The Alte Dreisam River flows through the town on the edge of the Kaiserstuhl.

Eichstetten, reformed church in the street

As the crow flies, Eichstetten is located about 3.5 kilometres from the Bundesautobahn 5 (motorway connecting Karlsruhe and Basel). There also is a good train connection to the Kaiserstuhl Railway which calls at the village every half an hour on workdays. With this train you can reach Freiburg town center within 15 minutes.

The two farms Au(stucken)mühle and Herrenmühle also belong to the Eichstetten area.[2]


There is evidence of people living in the Eichstetten area as early as the Stone Age. Remains of a Villa rustica from the Roman era (3rd century) as well as finds of Allemannic burial sites (around 600 AD) prove that people settled here for a very long time.


  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band IV: Regierungsbezirk Freiburg Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-007174-2. S. 104–106
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