Winden im Elztal

Winden im Elztal

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Winden im Elztal

Coordinates: 48°9′N 8°3′E / 48.150°N 8.050°E / 48.150; 8.050Coordinates: 48°9′N 8°3′E / 48.150°N 8.050°E / 48.150; 8.050
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Emmendingen
  Mayor Clemens Bieniger
  Total 21.96 km2 (8.48 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 2,860
  Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79297
Dialling codes 07682
Vehicle registration EM

Winden is a town in the district of Emmendingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.


In a document by Pope Alexander III dating to 1178, the church mentioned a place called "wineden inferius et superius" which refers to Niederwinden and Oberwinden(upper and lower winden in German), first as a possession of the monastery of Waldkirch, as mentioned by St. Margaret.

Later by selling Niederwinden, the two districts were separated in 1293. In 1567 Austria took over Oberwinden and made it a part of the Habsburg possession in the Breisgau region of Further Austria. By 1805 both districts were part of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

On 1 January 1975 the two communities were brought together through local government reform to create the community of Winden im Elztal.


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