Krauchenwies is a municipality in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Krauchenwies
Coat of arms of Krauchenwies
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Location of Krauchenwies within Sigmaringen district
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Krauchenwies is located in Germany
Krauchenwies
Krauchenwies
Krauchenwies is located in Baden-Württemberg
Krauchenwies
Krauchenwies
Coordinates: 48°1′1″N 9°15′1″E / 48.01694°N 9.25028°E / 48.01694; 9.25028Coordinates: 48°1′1″N 9°15′1″E / 48.01694°N 9.25028°E / 48.01694; 9.25028
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictSigmaringen
Government
 • MayorJochen Spieß
Area
 • Total44.66 km2 (17.24 sq mi)
Elevation
599 m (1,965 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,007
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72505
Dialling codes07576
Vehicle registrationSIG
Websitewww.krauchenwies.de

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GeographyEdit

Krauchenwies lies about 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Sigmaringen and 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Lake Constance. It is on the Oberschwäbischen Barockstraße (west route) and on the southern edge of the conservation area of Obere Donau.

The Ablach, which originates on the continental divide, flows through town and on to the Danube. The landscape is hilly and wooded, sloping down to the Danube valley.

HistoryEdit

Krauchenwies is first mentioned in a document from the Reichenau monastery in 1202. The name appeared as Cruchinwis (meaning "Cruchin meadow"). By 1216, it had its own parish.

Later, the Lords of Leiterberg took over the village and sold it at the end of the 13th century to the Habsburgs. In 1595, Charles II bought Krauchenwies, which has been closely tied to the county of Sigmaringen ever since. Because Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen lands became Prussian, the town belonged to Prussia starting in 1850.

Since 1975, the town has incorporated six surrounding villages.

MayorsEdit

In 1999 Jochen Spieß was elected mayor of Krauchenwies. He was reelected in 2007 and 2015.

  • 1963–1999: Heinz Schöllhammer (CDU)
  • since 1999: Jochen Spieß (CDU)

ReferencesEdit

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