Achkarren is part of the town of Vogtsburg im Kaiserstuhl, a small town in the German Kaiserstuhl region, and is located in the southernmost part of the town. It also borders the town of Ihringen. The valley of Achkarren faces west and is 5 km from the Rhine river and 7 km from Breisach. The German temperature hotspot is located between the center of Achkarren and the town of Ihringen.
The first documented reference of Achkarren happened in 1064 AD when the village was given to the cloister of Ottmarsheim by King Heinrich IV. Based on archeological artifacts the village could have been settled as early as two thousand years ago. The omnipresent wine terraces might have first been established during the settlement by the Alemanni from 260 AD on. The name "Achkarren" is deduced from the old high German "haz karle" , supposedly the name of an early settler from the neighboring village of Oberrotweil.
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