Jungingen is a village in the Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located nearby the castle Burg Hohenzollern, about 5 km east of Hechingen.

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Coat of arms of Jungingen
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Location of Jungingen within Zollernalbkreis district
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Jungingen is located in Germany
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Jungingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°19′44″N 09°02′33″E / 48.32889°N 9.04250°E / 48.32889; 9.04250Coordinates: 48°19′44″N 09°02′33″E / 48.32889°N 9.04250°E / 48.32889; 9.04250
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictZollernalbkreis
Government
 • MayorHarry Frick
Area
 • Total9.33 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Elevation
590 m (1,940 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,346
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72417
Dialling codes07477
Vehicle registrationBL
Websitewww.jungingen.de

In former times, the city was located in Hohenzollern-Hechingen, a principality of the House of Hohenzollern, and a fiefdom of Swabian counts.

GeographyEdit

 
Jungingen and the Kornbühl from Raichberg
 
Jungingen with Hohenzollern Castle

Jungingen is located in the valley of the Starzel, a tributary of the Neckar.

Adjacent municipalitiesEdit

The following towns and municipalities border on Jungingen, clockwise from the north (all part of the Zollernalbkreis):

Hechingen, Burladingen and Albstadt.

HistoryEdit

Jungingen was probably founded in the 4th century by Alemanni, named after a leader called "Jungo".

The village was first documented in 1075.

The local castle was located on a hill called "Bürgle". In 1278 it was transferred to the Order of St. John, and around 1300 to the Duke of Württemberg. In 1311, it was destroyed in the Towns war, by Reutlingen, which also burned down the village.

The most famous people from Jungingen were two brothers who became Grandmaster of the Teutonic Order during the Baltic Crusades, Konrad von Jungingen and Ulrich von Jungingen.

Under Konrad, the Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia was at the peak of its power (1393 - 1407) after an invasion force under Konrad conquered the island of Gotland in 1398, destroyed Visby, and drove the Victual Brothers out of Gotland and the Baltic Sea.

Ulrich died 1410 in the Battle of Grunwald.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.

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