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Oberndorf am Neckar
Oberndorf am Neckar
View of the town
|• Mayor||Hermann Acker|
|• Total||55.93 km2 (21.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||506 m (1,660 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Oberndorf am Neckar (German pronunciation: [ˌoːbɐndɔʁf ʔam ˈnɛkaʁ]) is a town in the district of Rottweil, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Neckar, 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of Rottweil. It historically was and currently is a major center of the German weapons industry.
Oberndorf lies in the Neckar Valley, which is between the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura. The Autobahn A 81 is nearby, with the Oberndorf exit about halfway between Stuttgart and Konstanz. The train line Stuttgart-Zürich-Milan goes directly through Oberndorf as well.
The city of Oberndorf am Neckar is made up of the city proper and the surrounding villages of Altoberndorf, Aistaig, Boll, Bochingen, Beffendorf and Hochmössingen. The formerly independent surrounding villages have been put under the administration of Oberndorf during the village and township reforms of Baden-Württemberg in the early 1970s.
Culture and sightseeing
Aside from the beautiful Black Forest and wonderful German countryside, Oberndorf offers much to see. It is well known for its annual Karneval celebrations, which remain very traditional. An old historical "freier Markt".
Notable company headquarters
People from Oberndorf am Neckar
- Wilhelm Mauser (1834-1882), German businessman and firearm manufacturer
- Paul Mauser (1838-1914), German businessman and firearm manufacturer
- Steffen Weigold (born 1979), German cyclist
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
- "Partnerstädte" (official web site) (in German). Stadt Oberndorf am Neckar. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
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