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Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rastatt
 • Mayor Erich Steigerwald
 • Total 17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Elevation 319 m (1,047 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,495
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76597
Dialling codes 07083
Vehicle registration RA

Loffenau is a town in the district of Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.


Loffenau is located within a tributary valley of the Murgtal River in the western slopes of the northern Black Forest.


Loffenau enjoys a rich history, spanning well over seven centuries.

Local attractions

One of the major points of interest in Loffenau is the Protestant Heilig Kreuz (Holy Cross) Church. The 550-year-old Medieval church contains both well-preserved original and restored 19th-century frescos. Among various images of saints and apostles, visitors can admire the well known image of the 'Host Mill.' An easily accessible viewing platform is located within the church. Another major local attraction is the Teufelsmühle (Devil's Mill) which overlooks the town from a lofty altitude of 2979 ft (908m.)

View Teufelsmühle above Loffenau into the Murgtal on a foggy day
View Teufelsmühle above Loffenau into the Murgtal
tourist attraction Teufelsmühle


The town is member of the Association of Administrations of Cities. Gernsbach

local government

The local government consists of twelve elected members and a mayor. (five CDU; four FWG; three SPD)


The town is twinned with:

Famous people

Guenter Seeger - Michelin starred chef, Mobil 5 star chef in the United States Harald Wohlfahrt - (Michelin-) starred chef david graßs

Meryl Streep's paternal ancestors lived in Loffenau, and one was elected mayor. Her great-great-grandfather Gottfried Streeb immigrated to the U.S. from Loffenau.


  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
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