Rottweil

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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
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,915
 • 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

Rottweil (German: [ˈʁɔtvaɪl] (About this soundlisten)) is the oldest town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.[2] It has nearly 25,000 inhabitants as of 2015.

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 cities[change | change source]

Rottweil is twinned with:[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  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.
  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 websites[change | change source]

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