Heroldstatt is a village in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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Coat of arms of Heroldstatt
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Location of Heroldstatt within Alb-Donau-Kreis district
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Heroldstatt is located in Germany
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Heroldstatt is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Heroldstatt
Coordinates: 48°26′47″N 9°40′18″E / 48.44639°N 9.67167°E / 48.44639; 9.67167Coordinates: 48°26′47″N 9°40′18″E / 48.44639°N 9.67167°E / 48.44639; 9.67167
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictAlb-Donau-Kreis
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorMichael Weber
Area
 • Total21.81 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Elevation
770 m (2,530 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,857
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72535
Dialling codes07389
Vehicle registrationUL
Websitewww.heroldstatt.de

GeographyEdit

Heroldstatt is located on the Swabian Jura about 25 kilometers west of Ulm.

Neighboring communitiesEdit

The municipality borders in the north and east to the town of Laichingen, in the southeast to the town of Blaubeuren , in the south to the town of Schelklingen (all Alb-Donau-district) and in the west to Gutsbezirk Münsingen (district Reutlingen).

Municipality arrangementEdit

The municipality consists of the two districts Ennabeuren and Sontheim and the allotment Breithülen.

HistoryEdit

EnnabeurenEdit

A documentary mention was made in 1092 to a nobleman Egilolf Oninburrin. In 1806, the village had around 300 Protestant and 200 Catholic residents. Ennabeuren lost in 1895 and 1938 a total of 940 hectares - about half of the municipal area - to the military training area Münsingen.

SontheimEdit

During the Reformation the village received in 1537 its own parish. By 1800 it had about 420 inhabitants.

 
Bake house - Backhaus Sontheim Heroldstatt Alb-Donau-Kreis
 
Peter- und Paulskirche Sontheim Heroldstatt Alb-Donau-Kreis

HeroldstattEdit

The two previously independent municipalities joined as part of the municipal reform on October 1, 1973 together. About halfway between the village centers a new community center with the mountain hall (multi-purpose hall, 1984, extended in 2000) and the town hall (1987) was erected.

BreithülenEdit

The 77.5 hectare and 64 inhabitants allotment Breithülen was incorporated to Heroldstatt on January 1, 2011.

LookoutEdit

  • The 30 m high Heroldstatt tower is about 2 kilometers northwest of the district Ennabeuren on the former military training area Münsingen and was built in 1981. The tower of the Schwäbischer Albverein is freely accessible (key deposit).[2]

Wind power test fieldEdit

Northeast of the town there is a testing ground for Wind turbines. To this belongs a 1989 erected Enercon E-17 with 28 m hub height, 17 m rotor diameter and 80 kW power and a 25 m high Darrieus rotor with 15 m diameter which has an output of 55 kW.[3]

 
Darrieus-Rotor Ennabeuren

Natural monumentsEdit

  • Sontheimer Höhle, the oldest show cave in Germany
  • Hintere Kohlhaldenhöhle

LiteraturEdit

  • Der Alb-Donau-Kreis. Amtliche Kreisbeschreibung, Band 2, Landesarchivdirektion Baden-Württemberg (Hrsg.), Sigmaringen 1992, ISBN 3-7995-1351-5, S. 307–328
  • Karl Schnizer: Reformationsgeschichte von Enabeuren O. A. Münsingen. In: Blätter für württembergische Kirchengeschichte. N. F., 11. Jg. 1907, S. 62–68 (Digitalisat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Schwäbischer Albverein - Heroldstatt-Turm
  3. ^ EnBW bricht historisches Windrad bei Heroldstatt ab. In: Schwäbische Zeitung, 17. Dezember 2012. Abgerufen am 17. Dezember 2012.