For the river of the same name, see Wolfach (river).

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 48°18′N 8°13′E / 48.300°N 8.217°E / 48.300; 8.217Coordinates: 48°18′N 8°13′E / 48.300°N 8.217°E / 48.300; 8.217
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
  Mayor Thomas Geppert
  Total 67.99 km2 (26.25 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 5,774
  Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 77709
Dialling codes 07834
Vehicle registration OG, KEL, LR, WOL
Website wolfach.de

Wolfach (Low Alemannic: Wolfä) is a town in the Black Forest and part of the Ortenaukreis in Baden-Württemberg (Germany). It is a well-known spa town in Germany.


Geographical Position

Wolfach lies where the two rivers Wolf and Kinzig meet in the Kinzig valley. The mixture of valleys and mountains is a characteristic of the town, which stretches between 250 and 880 m above sea level.

City Hall in Wolfach

Villages within the borough of Wolfach include Kirnbach and Kinzigtal.


The exact foundation year of Wolfach is not known. The history of the town Wolfach can be traced back to the year 1084, although some finding even point back to the Roman times.

On April 21, 1945, before fleeing the city, the Gestapo took the French resistants and political prisoners held in the prison of Wolfach to a forest outside of the town, forced them to dig their own graves, and shot them on the spot, just three hours before the arrival of the French 2nd Armored Division commanded by General Leclerc.[2]

Kinzig in Wolfach


Wolfach hotels and bed & breakfast places have an occupancy rate of 128,000 nights each year (year 2000).


City Council

In the past years the city council consisted of:

Party 1994 1999 2004 2009 2014
CDU 8 seats 10 seats 8 seats 6 seats 5 seats
SPD 5 seats 3 seats 3 seats 4 seats 5 seats
FW 6 seats 8 seats 7 seats 7 seats 6 seats
Grüne 1 seat 2 seats


Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the town of Wolfach displays a golden wolf's rod on blue ground and is based on the "Wolfs-Angel" of the "Herren von Wolfach".

International relations

Wolfach is twinned with:

Culture and Sights

Schloss Wolfach

Swabian-Alemannic Carnival

Wolfach is said to be one of the towns rich in tradition of the Swabian-Alemannic Fastnacht.



Regular Events

Sons and daughters of the town

People who are connected to the town



Book References

Administration and Authorities


Places of Interest, Sights

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