Munderkingen

Munderkingen is the smallest town in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the Danube, 9 km southwest of Ehingen, and 31 km southwest of Ulm.

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Coat of arms of Munderkingen
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Location of Munderkingen within Alb-Donau-Kreis district
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Munderkingen is located in Germany
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Munderkingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°14′7″N 9°38′38″E / 48.23528°N 9.64389°E / 48.23528; 9.64389Coordinates: 48°14′7″N 9°38′38″E / 48.23528°N 9.64389°E / 48.23528; 9.64389
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictAlb-Donau-Kreis
Government
 • MayorMichael Lohner
Area
 • Total13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Elevation
516 m (1,693 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,292
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
89597
Dialling codes07393
Vehicle registrationUL
Websitewww.munderkingen.de

BuildingsEdit

Danube BridgeEdit

The so-called "New Danube Bridge" 1893 was the first massive concrete arch bridge , which was built with an arch span of more than 50 m: Engineer Karl Leibbrand from Stuttgart was the builder, the work was carried out by the construction company Buck from Ehingen.[2][3] The bridge was busted in World War II, on April 22, 1945, by retreating German engineering troops. Reconstruction began immediately after the war. In June 1948, the re-created Danube bridge was inaugurated by the occupying power of the French zone.

Old hospitalEdit

Built in 1889-90, the historicist building belongs to the townscape.

TransportationEdit

Munderkingen is served by the Danube Valley Railway.

 
Munderkingen River Danube
 
Munderkingen in Alb-Donau-district
 
Munderkingen station, built 1870
 
Munderkingen Town hall

Daughters and sons of the townEdit

  • Thomas Locher (born 1956), artist
  • Meinrad Kneer (born 1970), Jazz musician

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Munderkinger Donaubrücke at Structurae. Retrieved de.
  3. ^ Betonbrücken at Zeno.org. Article by: Viktor von Röll (ed.): Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens (Encyclopaedia of the Railway), 2nd edition, 1912–1923, Vol. 2, S. 271 ff. (Mit Darstellung des Längsschnittes und Gelenks der Donaubrücke)