Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis is a district (Kreis) in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise) Main-Tauber-Kreis, Hohenlohe, Heilbronn, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, and the district Odenwaldkreis in Hesse. Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis belongs to the Rhine Neckar Area.


The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Buchen and Mosbach. At first it was named Odenwaldkreis, however to avoid confusion with the neighboring district in Hesse with the same name it was renamed in 1974 to be Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis.


As the name already suggests the district is located in the Odenwald mountains, with the highest elevation at the Katzenbuckel (626 m) near Waldbrunn in the west of the district. The main river of the district is the Neckar.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the symbols of the two historic rulers of the district. To the left is the blue-white checkered symbol of the Wittelsbach family as owner of the Palatinate - former Pfalz by Rhine at Heidelberg, to the right is the wheel of Mainz - one of the Elector-Bishops of the old Germany.

Cities and towns

Cities Towns
  1. Adelsheim
  2. Buchen
  3. Mosbach
  4. Osterburken
  5. Ravenstein
  6. Walldürn

  1. Aglasterhausen
  2. Billigheim
  3. Binau
  4. Elztal
  5. Fahrenbach
  6. Hardheim
  7. Haßmersheim
  8. Höpfingen
  9. Hüffenhardt
  10. Limbach
  11. Mudau
  12. Neckargerach
  13. Neckarzimmern
  14. Neunkirchen
  15. Obrigheim
  16. Rosenberg (Baden)
  17. Schefflenz
  18. Schwarzach
  19. Seckach
  20. Waldbrunn
  21. Zwingenberg (Baden)

Administrative districts
  1. Hardheim-Walldürn
  2. Haßmersheim
  3. Kleiner Odenwald
  4. Limbach
  5. Mosbach
  6. Neckargerach-Waldbrunn
  7. Osterburken
  8. Schefflenztal
  9. Seckachtal

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