Dettenhausen is a municipality in the district of Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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Dettenhausen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 48°36′27″N 9°06′03″E / 48.6075°N 9.1007°E / 48.6075; 9.1007Coordinates: 48°36′27″N 9°06′03″E / 48.6075°N 9.1007°E / 48.6075; 9.1007
Admin. regionTübingen
 • MayorThomas Engesser
 • Total11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
412 m (1,352 ft)
 • Total5,431
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07157
Vehicle registration

Dettenhausen is a village in the administrative district (Kreis) of Tübingen, in the Schönbuch Nature Park. It is located 11 km north of Tübingen, and about 25 km south of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg. Dettenhausen was first officially mentioned in the Codex Hirsaugiensis in around 1100 AD as "Detenhusen". Dettenhausen has 5.441 citizens (as of December 31, 2013). Dettenhausen's coat of arms is a red deer against a yellow background with a yellow ear of grains against a red background.

The Schönbuchbahn railway links Dettenhausen with Böblingen, where it connects with lines S1 and S60 of the Stuttgart S-Bahn.


The large, natural forests of the Schönbuch are located in the midst of the densely populated, highly industrialized Neckar region. This is a leisure destination for local residents, home to many species of plants and animals and an essential source of fresh air for the region whilst at the same time producing wood, a natural and sustainable raw material. At the end of the 1960s, there were plans to build a new airport for Stuttgart here, but these were thwarted by the resistance of a large part of the population and a number of official bodies.

As a result, it was decided to establish a nature park in the extensive forests between Böblingen, Sindelfingen, Herrenberg and Tübingen in 1972. Schönbuch Nature Park is an almost completely wooded part of the Swabian terraced landscape between the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura. The giant steps of the Schönbuch are formed by alternating strata of sandstone and clay which have eroded at different speeds. The hard Keuper mountains rise up from the agricultural land of the Gäu plain to the west, forming the characteristic southern edge of the Schönbuch with their hard sandstones.

Neighboring communitiesEdit

The following cities and municipalities border the municipality Dettenhausen; they are in a clockwise direction starting called the north and part of the district of Böblingen or to the counties Reutlingen and Tübingen: Waldenbuch, Walddorfhäslach, Pliezhausen, Tübingen and Weil im Schönbuch.

Municipality arrangementEdit

The municipality Dettenhausen include the village Dettenhausen and detached Hirschland.


The first documented mention of the church as Dete Husen was around the year 1100.[citation needed] However, it is assumed that about 700 people had already settled at the site.[citation needed]


Town hall Dettenhausen

The local council elections on 25 May 2014 resulted in the following distribution of seats:

  • FWV: 9 seats
  • CDU: 3 seats
  • SPD: 2 seats

Local attractionsEdit

Dettenhausen offers hiking, swimming, and the Schönbuchmuseum, the local museum. Dettenhausen has a city program with two cities, one in the former East of Germany, Treuen and one in Hungary, Tab.

The Schönbuch Museum shows in the areas of hunting, stone and wood much about life in the area.

In the Polizeimuseum a historic international collection of police uniforms from Bernhard Strobel can be seen.

A memorial for Gottlieb Aberle is at the cemetery in Dettingen and in Riedlingen. Gottlieb Aberle was on April 21, 1945 for allegedly "aiding the enemy" with two other prisoners by shot in the neck by a command of the Gestapo in the forest near Riedlingen murdered. His offense: He had found two downed Canadian aviator pilots in Schönbuch and taken with him.


The country road 1208 leads north to the south of Stuttgart and Tübingen.

The Schönbuchbahn Württembergische railway company connects the town with Böblingen and therefore with the S-Bahn to Stuttgart. In 2011 the Schönbuchbahn celebrated its centenary. In 2010 the Schönbuch Museum had two special railway-themed exhibitions.

Public transport is ensured by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau (NALDO). The community is located in the comb 109.

District heatingEdit

In Dettenhausen there has been a wood heating plant since 2009. The cogeneration plant will supply the place gradually with district heating. In 2011 a civil association was established for this purpose. The heating network in the area of the railway station to Dettenhausen will be expanded.[2][3]


The local dailies are Swabian Tagblatt Tübingen and Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

Historical buildingsEdit

The Evangelical Church of St. John was built from 1833 to 1834 to plans by Ludwig Friedrich Gaab[4][5] in government financial institution style.

Notable peopleEdit


  • Helmuth Bächle (1917–2007), mayor 1949-1979
  • Stefan Nau (born 1930), entrepreneur

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Bernhard Zeller (1919–2008), literary historian and archivist
  • Wilfried Huber (1925–1986), higher education and education policy-makers, educationalist
  • Felix Huby (born 1938), journalist and author of crime novels

People who live or have lived in DettenhausenEdit

  • Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981), was last seen alive and died in Dettenhausen
  • Robert Schlienz (1924–1995), national football team, lived in Dettenhausen
  • Uwe Stamer (1944), evangelical religion teacher

People who worked on siteEdit

Ludwig Friedrich Gaab (1800–1869), an architect of the St. John's Church in Dettenhausen


Comprehensive materials for church history can be found in the town chronicle Dettenhausen - past and present, Silberburg-Verlag, Tübingen 2000, ISBN 3-87407-367-X (in German).


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ vom 16. Juli 2011
  3. ^ vom 21. Januar 2012
  4. ^ Datenblatt, retrieved, 8 May 2013
  5. ^ Bau und Zustandsbeschreibung Archived 2013-01-26 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved, 8 May 2013

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