Bad Rappenau

Bad Rappenau  is a town in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Heilbronn.

Bad Rappenau
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Coat of arms of Bad Rappenau

Coat of arms
Location of Bad Rappenau within Heilbronn district
Bad Rappenau in HN
Bad Rappenau is located in Germany
Bad Rappenau
Bad Rappenau
Bad Rappenau is located in Baden-Württemberg
Bad Rappenau
Bad Rappenau
Coordinates: 49°14′N 9°6′E / 49.233°N 9.100°ECoordinates: 49°14′N 9°6′E / 49.233°N 9.100°E
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictHeilbronn
Subdivisions10
Government
 • MayorSebastian Frei (Ind.)
Area
 • Total73.55 km2 (28.40 sq mi)
Elevation
235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,186
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74906
Dialling codes07264, 07066, 07268, 06268, 07266
Vehicle registrationHN
Websitewww.badrappenau.de

Geography

Bad Rappenau is situated in the northeastern Kraichgau.

Neighbouring municipalities

Neighbouring towns and villages of Bad Rappenau are (clockwise from the east): Gundelsheim, Offenau and Bad Wimpfen (all of the district of Heilbronn), Heilbronn, Massenbachhausen and Kirchardt (both of the district of Heilbronn), Sinsheim, Neckarbischofsheim and Helmstadt-Bargen (all of the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis), Hüffenhardt (Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis), Siegelsbach (district of Heilbronn) and Haßmersheim (Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis). Bad Rappenau has combined with Kirchardt and Siegelsbach to form a joint association of administrations.

Town structure

Bad Rappenau consists of the town itself and the villages Babstadt, Bonfeld, Fürfeld, Grombach, Heinsheim, Obergimpern, Treschklingen and Wollenberg.

Besides there are the hamlets Zimmerhof, Kohlhof, Maierhof, Bartsmühle, Kugelmühle and Sommersmühle. The hamlets Oberbiegelhof and Unterbiegelhof belong to Babstadt, Eichhäuser Hof, Obere Mühle and Untere Mühle belong to Bonfeld, Burg Ehrenberg belongs to Heinsheim, Eulenberg(er)hof, Wagenbach, Obere Mühle and Portland-Zementwerk belong to Obergimpern, Neumühle belongs to Wollenberg. Gone resp. non-existent villages are Niuern and Speceshart on the communal land of Rappenau, Eichhausen on the communal land of Bonfeld und Battenhausen on the communal land of Grombach.[2]

History

Rappenau was first mentioned documentary in 1343. According to other sources the village was previously named as Rappenheim due to its founder Rappo who was not in connection with ministerials. Presumably the settlement began around the 8th century. In Middle Ages there were three villages near Rappenau: the upper village, the older lower village and the no-more existent village Speßhardt, besides several hamlets.

Rappenau belonged to the Lords of Vaihingen and Württemberg until 1339, since 1344 it still only belonged to the Lords of Württemberg. The upper and lower village grew together to a united village, bordering at the Mühlbach in the south. Eberhard von Gemmingen had built a water castle in 1601. In Thirty Years' War the village burned down several times. By the German Mediatisation the village came to Baden in 1806.

After discovering a brine 175m below earth surface in 1822, there were big efforts to use the brine as a remedy. However, Baden had no interests in creating a bath in the first time. So there was founded a community to create the Sophienbad (named after grand duchess Sophie von Baden) on May 15, 1834. Soon it turned out that the bath was unable to be financed, so it had to be closed. In 1845 the brine bath got opened, increasing its capacity more and more. In 1862 and 1882 a steam bath and brine inhalations were added.

In 1887 the children's spa rooms were opened. In 1912 Prof. Dr. Oskar Vulpius opened a sanatorium containing 120 beds to treat bone, joint and gland sufferings. Meanwhile, a new brine bath was built and opened in 1903. In 1921 there were around 84,500 overnight stays. The recognition of being a spa town goes back to a decree of 1930 by the ministry of Baden. Since then the municipality took the name Bad Rappenau. After World War II cure bustle increased heavily. In 1952 it has been the seventh biggest spa town in Baden. In the 1970s there were four special clinics consisting around 600,000 overnight stays.

Due to the administration reform of 1936 Bad Rappenau turned into the district of Sinsheim. On April 1, 1950, the village Zimmerhof has been incorporated into the municipality. From 1971 to 1973 eight further municipalities had been incorporated into Bad Rappenau. Due to the district reform of January 1, 1973, Bad Rappenau turned into the district of Heilbronn. This district belongs to the administrative district of Stuttgart, so a municipality previously belonging to Baden is now administrated by Württemberg. Also in 1973 the municipality got town rights. On January 1, 2003, Bad Rappenau became a Große Kreisstadt.

Religions

Rappenau-stadtkirche
Protestant church
Rappenau-herzjesukirche
Catholic church Herz-Jesu-Kirche

The area of Bad Rappenau previously belonged to the Bishopric of Worms. In 1530 the Reformation has been introduced.

After the transition to Baden in 1806 the municipality got a member of the Protestant Church of Baden. In 1887 the foundation-stone of the new town church of Bad Rappenau was laid. Previously the parish belonged to the church district of Sinsheim, changing to the one of Bad Rappenau-Sinsheim in 1975. On January 1, 2005, there was a fusion with the church district of Sinsheim to the church district Kraichgau. In other villages of Bad Rappenau there are also different parishes belonging to the Protestant Parish of Baden. Just the parishes of Bonfeld and Fürfeld belong to the Protestant Parish of Württemberg, since these villages belonged to Württemberg in former times.

In the 19th century there were also Catholics moving to Bad Rappenau. Formerly they got cared by the neighbouring parish of Siegelsbach. In 1896 own services within the water castle took place. In 1929 the Herz-Jesu-Kirche was built, getting expanded in 1954. Since its foundation it belonged to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Freiburg (deanery Kraichgau).

Jews in Bad Rappenau are proved since the 16th century, although the municipality wasn't settled by them generally and the parish was quite poor and small. In 1802 there were five families living there, in 1825 there were six ones. In 1816 a new building failed financially. Later in 1843 a small one was able to be built. In 1881 a Jewish graveyard has been created along the road to Siegelsbach. The parish grow onto 80 persons until 1875, but after decreased heavily by migration and emigration. In 1900 there were 46 Jews, in 1933 just ten. The parish broke up in 1937. During the pogrom in 1938 a shop-window of a Jewish shop got destroyed. Four of the last five Jews living in Bad Rappenau were killed.

Incorporations

Following communal lands and villages had been introduced into Bad Rappenau. As far as not given otherwise they belonged to the district of Sinsheim until 1972. All of them came to the district of Heilbronn according to the district reform on January 1, 1973.

  • April 1, 1950: Zimmerhof
  • April 1, 1952: Zimmerhöferfeld
  • January 1, 1971: Babstadt, Treschklingen
  • January 1, 1972: Obergimpern, Wollenberg
  • March 1, 1972: Heinsheim (district of Mosbach)
  • January 1, 1973: Fürfeld (district of Heilbronn), Grombach
  • November 1, 1973: Bonfeld (district of Heilbronn)

Development of population

year inhabitants
December 1, 1871 1,441
December 1, 1880 ¹ 1,665
December 1, 1890 ¹ 1,577
December 1, 1900 ¹ 1,628
December 1, 1910 ¹ 1,726
June 16, 1925 ¹ 1,862
June 16, 1933 ¹ 1,918
May 17, 1939 ¹ 1,979
December 1945 2,328
September 13, 1950 ¹ 2,962
year inhabitants
6 June 1961 ¹ 3,899
27 May 1970 ¹ 5,404
31 December 1975 13,361
31 December 1980 13,826
27 May 1987 ¹ 14,461
31 December 1990 15,884
31 December 1995 18,562
31 December 2000 19,884
31 December 2005 20,600
31 December 2010 20,505

¹ results of censuses

Politics

District council

Bad Rappenau-Rathaus-2006
Town hall

Following the municipal election of 25 May 2014, the district council of Bad Rappenau has 34 seats. The election result is as follows:

Party Vote Change Seats Change
CDU 40.0 % − 3.3 14 − 3
SPD 24.9% + 0.6 8 − 2
ödp 10.4% + 0.3 4 ± 0
GAL 12.6% + 3.9 4 + 1
Freie Wähler* 12.0% − 1.9 4 − 1
Total 100% 34
Turn-out: 43.0%

* In 2009, together with the FDP

Mayor

In the past the local lord appointed a bailiff (vogt) to administer the village of Rappenau. Later the Grand Duchy of Baden established a mayor to head the municipal administration assisted by a council. Being a Große Kreisstadt since 1 January 2003, the mayor has the title Oberbürgermeister. His deputy is called the Bürgermeister.

Bürgermeister and Oberbürgermeister

  • 1821–1831: Johann Jakob Freudenberger
  • 1831–1836: various mayors
  • 1836–1850: Christoph Reichardt
  • 1850–1869: Johann Adam Rothenhöfer
  • 1869–1877: Georg Zimmermann
  • 1877–1889: Emil Kachel
  • 1889–1895: Wilhelm Straub
  • 1895–1922: Philipp Freudenberger
  • 1922–1945: Hermann Hofmann
  • 1945–1946: Walter Staubitz
  • 1946–1978: Fritz Hagner
  • 1978–2002: Gerd Zimmermann
  • since 2002: Hans Heribert Blättgen

Arms and flag

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arms of Bad Rappenau

Blazon: In gold on a blue sign a jumping black horse. The town colours are black and yellow.

The seal of Rappenau (1820) shows in blue two golden beams. Arms and flag were given by the ministry of the interior on September 26, 1957.[3]

International relations

Bad Rappenau is twinned with:

Culture and sights

Museums

Since 1989 Bad Rappenau has a museum showing the history of brine and bathing in the town.

Notable buildings

BadRappenauWasserschloss

the castle

Rappenau-marktbrunnen

fountain

Rappenau-kulturhaus-web1

culture centre

Rappenau-rathaus-skulpturen

sculptures

Next to the parish church there is the old town hall built in 1841 being the first one. Nearby the old town hall there is a fountain of 1928 having the inscription: Ruhe ist des Bürgers erste Pflicht - Im Wein liegt Wahrheit, im Wasser liegt Klarheit. - "The first citizen's duty is silence - In wine there is truth, in water there is clearness." In the town there is some old half-timbering, e. g. the Dominikanerhof. The station is a building of classicism in times of rail construction.

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Dominikanerhof

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station

Rappenau-hauffschule-web

school house of 1906

Rappenau-rathausbrunnen

old fountain of 1928

On the urban cemetery lies Georg Christian Heinrich Rosentritt who discovered salt occurrences in 1822. Besides there is a war memorial.

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war memorial of 1934

Rappenau-vulpiusklinik

Vulpiusklinik, hospital

Rappenau-schulzentr-anbau

school centre

Rappenau-altesrathaus

old town hall

Parks

Bad Rappenau has several parks at its disposal: the Schlosspark in the west around of the water castle and the Salinengarten including Hohenstadter Grund and Kurpark in the east.

From April 25 to October 5, 2008, the Landesgartenschau of Baden-Württemberg took place in Bad Rappenau. One of the main attractions was the graduation tower. The three parks have been connected and upgraded by this event.[4]

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trafo station

Rappenau-monopteros

Monopteros

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derrick

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honour monument

Rappenau-salinenkuh-tretrad

Tretrad

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graduation tower

Rappenau-kurhaus

Neues Kurhaus

Rappenau-treppenturm

tower in the spa park

Rappenau-kurpark

lake nearby

Rappenau-kurmittelhaus

Kurmittelhaus

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salt-works building

Regular events

Since 1977 and 1978 there is the Straßenfest respectively Stadtfest; also a spring festival takes place. Since the 1980s and 1990s there are different festivals in other parts of the town, e. g. the Herbstfest and the Schlosshoffest in Grombach, the Fischerfest in Heinsheim, the Schlossfest in Obergimpern, the Kelterfest in Wollenberg and the Martinimarkt in Zimmerhof. Also there is the lightning festival taking more than 10,000 visitors to Bad Rappenau and having big success. An open-air festival is also taking place.

Economy and infrastructure

Traffic

Bad Rappenau has a direct motorway point along the A 6 (Mannheim–Heilbronn). There is also the Bundesstraße B 39.

Bad Rappenau station is situated at the Elsenz Valley Railway running from Bad Friedrichshall to Heidelberg. Public transport is managed by Heilbronner Hohenloher Haller Nahverkehr.

Local businesses

Some of the biggest businesses are:

  • Mondi Bad Rappenau GmbH, producer of packaging
  • ZIMA Apparate GmbH, producer of filter instruments
  • Stahl Plast Kunststoffe GmbH & Co.
  • Losberger Intertent GmbH, building constructor
  • EOS KSI Inkasso Deutschland GmbH, demand and credit management
  • Kraichgau-Klinik Bad Rappenau GmbH & Co.KG, rehabilitation centre of onkology
  • Vulpius Klinik GmbH, orthopaedic hospital
  • Kurklinik Bad Rappenau GmbH, management and business of hospitals
  • Häffner Bräu, brewery and restaurant
  • "Vesalius Klinik GmbH" psychosomatic hospital.

Media

The Kraichgau Stimme, part of the Heilbronner Stimme and the paper Bad Rappenauer Bote / Eppinger Nachrichten, part of the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung) inform about happenings in Bad Rappenau.

Public institutions

In Bad Rappenau there is a notary's office.

Education

Bad Rappenau has a Realschule (Wilhelm-Hauff-Realschule), a Förderschule (Albert-Schweitzer-Schule), eine Hauptschule with Werkrealschule and a Grundschule each in Bonfeld, Fürfeld, Grombach, Heinsheim, Obergimpern, Zimmerhof and a further one (Theodor-Heuss-Schule) responsible for Babstadt and Treschklingen. The urban library has more than 20,000 media at its disposal.

Personalities

  • 1896, Carl Egler, † 1982 in Karlsruhe, German sculptor
  • 1936, Eberhard von Gemmingen, head of the editorial office of Vatican Radio
  • 1952, Klaus Zapf, † 2014, entrepreneur, founder of Zapf Removals

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Volume IV: Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, Regionalverbände Franken und Ostwürttemberg. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1980, ISBN 3-17-005708-1. p. 50–56
  3. ^ Heinz Bardua: Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart. Theiss, Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-8062-0801-8 (Kreis- und Gemeindewappen in Baden-Württemberg, 1). p. 42
  4. ^ "Die 22. Landesgartenschau in Baden-Württemberg ist zu Ende aber Vieles bleibt" Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine article at Bad Rappenau's web site (in German)

External links

Bad Rappenau station

Bad Rappenau station is the station of Bad Rappenau, a spa town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is located at kilometre 27.9 on the Elsenz Valley Railway (Elsenztalbahn) or Neckargemünd–Bad Friedrichshall railway and is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.

Bad Wimpfen station

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Elsenz Valley Railway

The Elsenz Valley Railway (Elsenztalbahn) or Neckargemünd–Bad Friedrichshall railway is an electrified, partly double-tracked main line in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, running from Heidelberg via Sinsheim to Bad Friedrichshall, that, for part of its course, follows the Elsenz river that gives it its name. The crossing stations on the single-tracked sections were controlled by mechanical signal boxes until 2008, but are now controlled by electronic interlockings.

The section from Heidelberg to Meckesheim was opened on 23 October 1862 by the Grand Duchy of Baden State Railway as part of the Odenwald Railway and is one of the oldest railways in Germany. The section from Meckesheim to Bad Rappenau was opened by the Baden State Railway on 25 June 1868 and it was extended to Bad Friedrichshall-Jagstfeld on 5 August 1869.

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Asbach, today part of Obrigheim

Auerbach, today part of Bensheim

Bad Rappenau

Baden-Baden

Balingen

Bernhausen

Binau, seat of administration for subcamps in the area of Neckarelz

Bruttig-Treis (also called Treis-Bruttig), today Treis-Karden and Bruttig-Fankel, near Cochem

Calw

Cernay, Haut-Rhin

Colmar

Darmstadt

Daudenzell, today part of Aglasterhausen

Dautmergen

Echterdingen

Ellwangen

Erzingen, today part of Balingen

Frankfurt/Main, located within the Adler factory

Frommern, today part of Balingen

Geisenheim

Geislingen an der Steige

Fort Goeben within the city of Metz

Gross-Sachsenheim

Güttenbach

Hailfingen-Tailfingen

Haslach

Heilbronn

Heppenheim

Hessenthal, today part of Schwäbisch Hall

Iffezheim

Kaisheim

Kochendorf

Leonberg, in the Engelberg Tunnel

Mosbach

Neckarbischofsheim

Neckarelz I and II

Neckargerach

Neckargartach, today part of Heilbronn

Neunkirchen

Oberehnheim, today Obernai

Oberschefflenz, today part of Schefflenz

Obrigheim

Offenburg

Peltre

Plattenwald, today part of Bad Friedrichshall

Rothau

Saint-Die

Sainte Marie aux Mines

Sandhofen

Schirmeck

Schömberg

Schörzingen, today part of Schömberg

Schwäbisch Hall

Schwarzacher Hof, today part of Schwarzach

Spaichingen

Thil

Unterriexingen, today part of Markgröningen

Wiesengrund at Vaihingen an der Enz

Walldorf, today part of Mörfelden-Walldorf

Wasseralfingen, today part of Aalen

Weckrieden, today part of Schwäbisch Hall

Wesserling, today Husseren-Wesserling

Zuffenhausen

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geographical location

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neighboring communities

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