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Emmendingen

Emmendingen is a town in Baden-Württemberg, capital of the district Emmendingen of Germany. It is located at the Elz River, 14km north of Freiburg im Breisgau. The city contains more than 26,000 residents, which is the most of any city in the Emmendingen district.GeographyThe city lies in Breisgau, between the foothills of the Black Forest and the Kaiserstuhl which rises out of the Rhine plain to the north of Freiburg. The land is between 189-368m (620–1200 ft) high. On the western edge of Emmendingen flows the Elz river, which divides shortly after its confluence with the Dreisam and Glotter near Riegel, into the Old Elz and the Leopoldskanal, which both flow into the Rhine. The Leopoldskanal was built in the middle 19th century.Neighbour CitiesEmmendingen is bordered by several cities and municipalities. They are, clockwise from the north: Malterdingen, Kenzingen, Freiamt (Black Forest), Sexau, Denzlingen, Reute (Breisgau), and Teningen.HistoryThe first mention of this town in a document dates back to 1091, however it is much older. It officially became a city in 1590. There was also a neighboring town called Nieder-Emmendingen. The both merged in 1883.
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