Rottweil

town in the district of Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Rottweil (German: [ˈʁɔtvaɪl] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is the oldest town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.[2] It has almost 25,000 inhabitants as of 2015.

Rottweil
Main street
Main street
Coat of arms of Rottweil
Location of Rottweil within Rottweil district
Rottweil in RW.svg
Rottweil is located in Germany
Rottweil
Rottweil
Rottweil is located in Baden-Württemberg
Rottweil
Rottweil
Coordinates: 48°10′5″N 8°37′29″E / 48.16806°N 8.62472°E / 48.16806; 8.62472Coordinates: 48°10′5″N 8°37′29″E / 48.16806°N 8.62472°E / 48.16806; 8.62472
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictRottweil
Government
 • Lord mayorRalf Broß
Area
 • Total71.76 km2 (27.71 sq mi)
Elevation
557 m (1,827 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,984
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
78628, 78652 (Unterrotenstein)
Dialling codes0741, 07427 (Neukirch)
Vehicle registrationRW
Websitewww.rottweil.de

The Rottweiler dog breed is named after this town.

In 2015, the company ThyssenKrupp started to build a 807-foot (246 m) tower for $45 million in Rottweil.[3] The tower was completed in 2017. It was the tallest elevator test tower in the world when it was finished.[4][5]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Rottweil is twinned with:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.
  2. https://www.aktiv-online.de/ratgeber/rottweil-warum-die-aelteste-stadt-in-baden-wuerttemberg-einen-besuch-wert-ist-16487
  3. Brown, Eliot (September 15, 2015). "Elevators Elevate German City's Image". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. Dillon, Conor (2015-06-26). "World's tallest elevator tower rises in Rottweil, Germany | DW | 26.06.2015". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 2021-12-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. There are higher elevator test towers now, see [1].
  6. "Rottweil und seine Partnerschaften". rottweil.de (in German). Rottweil. Retrieved 2021-03-16.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Rottweil at Wikimedia Commons