Emmendingen is the capital of the rural district with the same name. It is designed to be a regional center.
There is a train station with approx. 4 trains an hour going either in direction [Freiburg] or [Offenburg]. The train station is not yet accessible for wheelchairs but the construction to make it fully accessible started in April 2012.
There is a decent public transport system, run by the local power company which servers several inner city lines.
At the tourist information located in the train station you can rent Pedalecs (electric supported bicycles) on daily basis.
The downtown east of the mai station has an attractive pedestrian zone with several churches and a little castle.
There is an old mill north of the city center called Mehlsack  where several times a week concerts take place.