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Oppenau is a town located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has a population of 5,200 inhabitants.

Geography

Oppenau is situated in the Rench valley in the Black Forest. The nearest major cities are Offenburg and Freudenstadt.

History

City gate

Oppenau was founded in the 12th century. All Saints' Abbey ("Allerheiligenkloster"), founded in 1192, gained power in 1316, Subsequently Oppenau belonged to the bishops of Strasbourg. After the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803, Oppenau became part of Baden.

Culture

Ruins of All Saints' Abbey

Oppenau's main attractions are the ruins of the monastery, which was destroyed by fire in 1804, and the cataracts close to them.

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