Achern is a city (25,018 inhabitants end 2015) and municipality in Western Baden-Württemberg. Achern is the fourth largest city in the district of Ortenau (Ortenaukreis), after Offenburg, Lahr / Black Forest and Kehl. As subsequent to the district reform in the 1970s, Achern requested to be awarded the status of Große Kreisstadt. The status was granted by the State government effective January 1, 1974. Historically, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, province of Baden.
Besides Achern itself, the municipality includes the boroughs of Fautenbach, Gamshurst, Großweier, Mösbach, Oberachern, Önsbach, Sasbachried and Wagshurst.
Postmarks in Germany
Postmarks in German Empire
After 31 December 1871.
Postmarks of Grand Duchy of Baden
ACHERN was a District (Kreis), code 2. Sub-offices (Postablagen) were opened at KAPPELRODECK and OBERACHERN.