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Oppenau
Coat of arms of Oppenau
Oppenau is located in Germany
Oppenau
Coordinates 48°28′25″N 08°09′34″E / 48.47361°N 8.15944°E / 48.47361; 8.15944
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
Town subdivisions Fünf Ortsteile
Mayor Thomas Grieser (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 73.04 km2 (28.20 sq mi)
Elevation 277 m  (909 ft)
Population 5,013  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 69 /km2 (178 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate OG
Postal codes 77724–77728
Area code 07804
Website www.oppenau.de
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Oppenau is a town located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has a population of 5,200 inhabitants.

Geography

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

History

City gate

Oppenau was founded in the 12th century. All Saints' Abbey ("Allerheiligenkloster"), founded in 1192, gained power in 1316, Subsequently Oppenau belonged to the bishops of Strasbourg. After the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803, Oppenau became part of Baden.

Culture

Ruins of All Saints' Abbey

Oppenau's main attractions are the ruins of the monastery, which was destroyed by fire in 1804, and the cataracts close to them.

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