Birenbach is a municipality in the district of Göppingen in the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. First mentioned in documents as "Bürbach" in 1414, later as Bürenbach. This shows the close relationship of the village to the Herrschaft Büren and Friedrich von Büren, also known as Frederick I, Duke of Swabia (i.e., Wäschenbeuren), which was closely related to the House of Hohenstaufen. Birenbach was completely destroyed during the 30 Years' War, but was rebuilt. Birenbach is famous for its church of pilgrimage, the Wallfahrtskirche Zur Schmerzhaften Muttergottes.

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Coat of arms of Birenbach
Coat of arms
Location of Birenbach within Göppingen district
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Birenbach is located in Germany
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Birenbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°44′51″N 9°39′48″E / 48.74750°N 9.66333°E / 48.74750; 9.66333Coordinates: 48°44′51″N 9°39′48″E / 48.74750°N 9.66333°E / 48.74750; 9.66333
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictGöppingen
Government
 • MayorFrank Ansorge
Area
 • Total2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Elevation
375 m (1,230 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,920
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73102
Dialling codes07161
Vehicle registrationGP
Websitewww.birenbach.de

Birenbach is located along the primary road 297 (Bundesstraße 297) between Göppingen and Lorch. Several bus lines connect Birenbach to Göppingen and other neighboring communities.

Birenbach has an elementary school, the Friedrich-von-Büren Grundschule.

Birenbach, Württemberg
Birenbach, Württemberg

MayorsEdit

Klaus Heininger (independent) was reelected for the second time in April 2009.[2] Since June 2010 Heininger is the mayor of Eislingen. His successor is Frank Ansorge.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Staatsanzeiger Nr. 13 vom 9. April 2009, Seite 11