Lahr / Black Forest (until September 30, 1978 only Lahr) is a large district town in the Ortenaukreis in western Baden-Württemberg. It is the second largest city in the Ortenau district after the district town of Offenburg and forms a central center for the surrounding communities.

When the municipal code of Baden-Württemberg came into force, Lahr became a major district town in 1956. The city has entered into an agreed administrative partnership with the municipality of Kippenheim. (Source: Wikipedia)