In 1338 the first permanent bridge between Kehl and Strasbourg was completed.
In 1678 the city was taken over by France, as it was considered to be part of the defence system of Strasbourg.
A tram link to Strasbourg has since been completed, as part of the extension of Strasbourg's tram line D.
Germany has experienced significant terrorism in its history, particularly during the Weimar Republic and during the Cold War, carried out by far-left and far-right German groups as well as by foreign terrorist organisations.
In 1774, Kehl received town rights by the Charles Frederick, Margrave of Baden.
From the early 19th century up to 1914, Lutherans and Catholics shared one church building; then, as the first building on the Kommissionsinsel the Catholic Church of St. Several free churches are situated in Kehl, as well as Mennonites and the New Apostolic Church.
The French city of Strasbourg lies next to Kehl over the Rhine river.
Both the far left and the far right organised their own militias, and carried out assassinations.
For example, the Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau was assassinated in 1922 by a far-right group.
Two large car bombs are detonated at the US Army Supreme European Command within the Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg, killing three. Shortly after CET, a motorcycle pulls up next to the car of Germany's chief federal prosecutor, Siegfried Buback, a stoplight on the outskirts of Karlsruhe in western Germany.