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Eppelheim is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg bordering Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide). It belongs to the district Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.

Eppelheim is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg bordering Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide). It belongs to the district Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.

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More about the History of Eppelheim

Archaeological finds from the neolithic, the bronze age, the iron age, and the early middle ages indicate that the area where the city is located was inhabited by people for a long time. Eppelheim was first mentioned in historical documents pertaining to a grant in the year 770 in the Lorsch codex under the name Ebbelenheim. From the 11th century Eppelheim was a typical small village of the Electoral Palatinate. The number of inhabitants remained continuously under 150 up until the 18th century. Among the reasons for this was the destruction of Eppelheim in 1689. The village, like so many others in the area, was burned down by French troops on 28 January during the War of the Grand Alliance.

Eppelheim was rebuilt and experienced a steady increase in population. In the 20th century the population boomed. The population went from 2644 in 1905 to 13,904 in 1997. The people of Eppelheim chose masonry as a career more than the average German in the 20th century. In 1908 there were over 400. Eppelheim is known in the region as a mason community.

In 1998 Eppelheim was elevated to city status by the State of Baden-Württemberg.

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Eppelheim is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg bordering Heidelberg. It belongs to the district Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.

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