Kellmünz

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Kellmünz (official: Kellmünz a.d.Iller) is a municipality in the district of Neu-Ulm in Bavaria in Germany.

Kellmünz
Church of Saint Martin
Church of Saint Martin
Coat of arms of Kellmünz
Coat of arms
Location of Kellmünz within Neu-Ulm district
Kellmünz an der Iller in NU.svg
Kellmünz is located in Germany
Kellmünz
Kellmünz
Kellmünz is located in Bavaria
Kellmünz
Kellmünz
Coordinates: 48°7′N 10°8′E / 48.117°N 10.133°E / 48.117; 10.133Coordinates: 48°7′N 10°8′E / 48.117°N 10.133°E / 48.117; 10.133
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictNeu-Ulm
Government
 • MayorMichael Obst
Area
 • Total8.52 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Elevation
541 m (1,775 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,421
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
89293
Dialling codes08337
Vehicle registrationNU
Websitewww.kellmuenz.de

Geographic locationEdit

Kellmünz is located in Upper Swabia at the river Iller, approximately 30 km south of Ulm and 15 km north of Memmingen.

HistoryEdit

Kellmünz gets attention among the many settlements in the Iller valley due to its uncommon name, which points to a pre-Germanic past. The name derivates from "Caelius Mons" (engl. Heaven's Mountain). In 15 B.C. the Romans occupied the land between the Alps and the Danube and the province of Raetia was established. The legionaries renamed an initially Celtic settlement to Caelius Mons, probably referring to the Caelian Hill in Rome. After the fall of the Limes in the face of Alemannic pressure, the Romans changed their strategy to protect the Alpine foothills. Instead of a rampage at the border they built forts in the back-up area, so called "castellums". One of the most famous stood around 300 AD on the Caelius Mons. It was surrounded by a massive stonewall in the fourfold, 100 m long and 100 m wide with many towers. The castellum could accommodate 300 men. At the place, where the church stands today, was an equally large hall with an apse and a portico. That building was oriented to the south, while the church points to the east. The hall served mainly the administration, the jurisdiction and the cult.

World War IIEdit

Near the end of the war, on 25 April 1945, the bridge over the Iller was destroyed by the Wehrmacht, in order to prevent the allied troops the passing to Bavaria. After that combat actions took place, in which tanks of the U.S. Army shot into the village. Thirty-three estates were destroyed.

PoliticsEdit

Local councilEdit

The local council consists of twelve members. All mandates are held by the Free Voters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.