Langenburg (German pronunciation: [ˈlaŋənbʊɐ̯k]) is a town in the district of Schwäbisch Hall, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on a hill above the river Jagst, 18 km northeast of Schwäbisch Hall. It is also the place where the Wibele - small, sweet, biscuit-like pastries - were invented and are still baked today.

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Coat of arms of Langenburg
Coat of arms
Location of Langenburg within Schwäbisch Hall district
BavariaHohenlohekreisHeilbronn (district)Main-Tauber-KreisNeckar-Odenwald-KreisOstalbkreisRems-Murr-KreisBlaufeldenBraunsbachBühlertannBühlerzellBühlerzellCrailsheimFichtenauFichtenbergFrankenhardtGaildorfGerabronnIlshofenIlshofenKirchberg an der JagstKreßbergLangenburgMainhardtMichelbach an der BilzMichelfeldOberrotObersontheimRosengartenRot am SeeSatteldorfSchrozbergSchwäbisch HallStimpfachSulzbach-LaufenUntermünkheimVellbergWallhausenWolpertshausenLangenburg in SHA.svg
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Langenburg is located in Germany
Langenburg
Langenburg
Langenburg is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 49°15′12″N 09°50′55″E / 49.25333°N 9.84861°E / 49.25333; 9.84861Coordinates: 49°15′12″N 09°50′55″E / 49.25333°N 9.84861°E / 49.25333; 9.84861
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictSchwäbisch Hall
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Class
Area
 • Total31.40 km2 (12.12 sq mi)
Elevation
439 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,831
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74595
Dialling codes07905
Vehicle registrationSHA
Websitewww.langenburg.de

HistoryEdit

The history of Langenburg begins with the building of a castle on the western hill crag. Prehistoric settling is likely, but not proven. Langenburg is first documented in 1226. The free Lords of Langenburg, which stepped into history in 1201, were closely related to the Lords of Hohenlohe. Maybe they even held family bonds. After the Langenburgs had died out, the Hohenlohe family inherited the possessions. Langenburg thus came under the rule of Hohenlohe and remained part of the Principality for the next centuries. Since 1568 Langenburg was the residency of the county and latter principality Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

In the 17th Century, Langenburg was the site of witch trials. The last victims, Anna Schmieg and Barbara Schleicher, were executed in 1672.

SightsEdit

Langenburg has a vintage car museum and the large Langenburg Castle, the seat of the family of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

BibliographyEdit

  • Robisheaux, Thomas (2009). The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village. W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN 978-0-393-06551-0.

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ReferencesEdit

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