Freudenstadt (district)

Country  Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Adm. region Karlsruhe
Capital Freudenstadt
  Total 870.68 km2 (336.17 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
  Total 116,233
  Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration FDS

Freudenstadt is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rastatt, Calw, Tübingen, Zollernalbkreis, Rottweil and the Ortenaukreis.


The district was created in 1938 as the successor of the Oberamt Freudenstadt which dates back to 1806. In 1973 it was merged with the majority of the neighboring district of Horb, and some small parts of the districts of Wolfach and Hechingen.


The district is located in the middle part of the Black Forest mountains. The river Neckar flows through the southeast of the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays a capercaillie, which once was quite common in the area. The colors yellow and black are chosen as they are the colors of Württemberg.

Towns and municipalities

Cities Towns
  1. Alpirsbach
  2. Dornstetten
  3. Freudenstadt
  4. Horb am Neckar
  1. Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
  2. Baiersbronn
  3. Empfingen
  4. Eutingen im Gäu
  5. Glatten
  6. Grömbach
  7. Loßburg
  8. Pfalzgrafenweiler
  9. Schopfloch
  10. Seewald
  11. Waldachtal
  12. Wörnersberg
Administrative districts
  1. Dornstetten
  2. Freudenstadt
  3. Horb
  4. Loßburg
  5. Pfalzgrafenweiler


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Coordinates: 48°30′N 8°25′E / 48.5°N 8.42°E / 48.5; 8.42

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