Place:Lörrach, Baden, Germany

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NameLörrach
Alt namesLörrachsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Lorrach
TypeTown
Coordinates47.617°N 7.667°E
Located inBaden, Germany
Also located inLörrach, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany    
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Brombach
Riedlingen
Stetten
Weil
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Lörrach is a city in southwest Germany, in the valley of the Wiese, close to the French and the Swiss borders. It is the capital of the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg. The largest industry is the Milka chocolate factory. The city had a population of 10,794 in 1905 and of 47,707 in 2007.

Nearby is the castle of Rötteln on the Wiesental, whose lords became the counts of Hachberg and a residence of the Margraves of Baden; this was destroyed by the troops of Louis XIV in 1678 but was rebuilt in 1867. Lörrach received market rights in 1403, but it did not obtain the privileges of a city until 1682.

After the Napoleonic epoch, the town was included in the Grand Duchy of Baden. On September 21, 1848, Gustav Struve made an attempt to start a revolutionary uprising in Lörrach as part of the Revolutions of 1848-49. It failed, and Struve was caught and imprisoned. Still, Lörrach was officially the capital of Germany for a day.

Lörrach is the hometown of Ottmar Hitzfeld, one of the most successful and most popular football managers in Germany.

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