Bretten is a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.Bretten was first mentioned as "villa breteheim" in the "Lorsch codex" in 767. Since 1148 Bretten had the right to mint and issue coins. In 1254 Bretten received city rights. In 1492 Bretten was granted to hold four fairs by Pfalzgraf Philipp. Philipp Melanchthon was born in Bretten in 1497. The residents of Bretten successfully sallied against the Swabian besiegers around Ulrich of Württemberg in 1504. In 1803 Bretten became “Badische Amtsstadt”. After the industrial revolution, the local economy was dominated by cooker production for many years. In 1975 Bretten was given the status of a "Große Kreisstadt" (district city). Historically, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, province of Carlsruhe.
Postmarks in Germany
Postmarks in German Empire
After 31 December 1871.
Postmarks of Grand Duchy of Baden
The BRETTEN Kreis post office used a code 18. Sub-offices (Postablagen) in FLEHINGEN and ZAIZENHAUSEN.