Rechtenstein

Rechtenstein is a municipality in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The community belongs to the administrative community Munderkingen.

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Coat of arms of Rechtenstein
Coat of arms
Location of Rechtenstein within Alb-Donau-Kreis district
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Rechtenstein is located in Germany
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Rechtenstein is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°14′27″N 9°32′44″E / 48.24083°N 9.54556°E / 48.24083; 9.54556Coordinates: 48°14′27″N 9°32′44″E / 48.24083°N 9.54556°E / 48.24083; 9.54556
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictAlb-Donau-Kreis
Government
 • MayorRomy Wurm
Area
 • Total3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Elevation
538 m (1,765 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total298
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
89611
Dialling codes07375
Vehicle registrationUL
Websitewww.rechtenstein.de

GeographyEdit

Geographical locationEdit

Rechtenstein is situated on the Danube between Riedlingen and Munderkingen. The Braunsel flows here into the Danube.

Neighboring communitiesEdit

The municipality is bordering to the east to Lauterach, in the south to Obermarchtal and to the east and north to Emeringen.

HistoryEdit

The castle Steinburg is the seat of the family from Stain. It was first mentioned in documents in 1331, as Berthold inhabited the castle from Stain. On August 12, 1410 Wolf von Stain sold part of the place which had formed in the meantime around the castle, to Württemberg. Bernhard Stain acquires 1557 all shares castle and village back, so that the whole place is family owned again. In 1806 the place finally fell to Württemberg. In 1817 the castle was demolished except for the castle tower.

ReligionsEdit

Rechtenstein remained even after the Reformation Roman Catholic. The Baroque parish church of St. Georg was ordained 1744.

 
Rechtenstein castle and church St. Georg

PoliticsEdit

CrestEdit

The coat of arms was approved on August 3, 1957 by the Ministry of Interior. Blazon : "Argent, a continuous red cross, is superimposed with a gold heart shield, in three ousted Black Wolf fishing."

BuildingsEdit

  • Hydroelectric power plant on the Danube with turbine and factory building from 1905
 
Rechtenstein power plant

TransportationEdit

Rechtenstein lies on the Ulm–Sigmaringen railway. For many years no train stopped at Rechtenstein station, but currently 8 trains a day stop at the station throughout the year.[2] Buses run to Munderkingen and Riedlingen. In addition, the Danube bike path from Donaueschingen to Vienna runs through Rechtenstein.

LiteratureEdit

Description of the Oberamt Ehingen 1826, Reprint 1971 by Horst Bissinger publisher, Magstadt, ISBN 3-7644-0003-X , digitized in Wikisource.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
  2. ^ Gemeinde Rechtenstein: Tourismus und Bahn, retrieved on March 31, 2015