Stetten am kalten Markt

Stetten am kalten Markt (Stetten a.k.M.) is a municipality in the Sigmaringen district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Stetten am kalten Markt
Coat of arms of Stetten am kalten Markt
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Location of Stetten am kalten Markt within Sigmaringen district
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Stetten am kalten Markt is located in Germany
Stetten am kalten Markt
Stetten am kalten Markt
Stetten am kalten Markt is located in Baden-Württemberg
Stetten am kalten Markt
Stetten am kalten Markt
Coordinates: 48°7′23″N 9°4′40″E / 48.12306°N 9.07778°E / 48.12306; 9.07778Coordinates: 48°7′23″N 9°4′40″E / 48.12306°N 9.07778°E / 48.12306; 9.07778
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictSigmaringen
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorMaik Lehn
Area
 • Total56.47 km2 (21.80 sq mi)
Elevation
768 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,788
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72506–72510
Dialling codes07573
Vehicle registrationSIG
Websitewww.stetten-akm.de

TownsEdit

The towns of Nusplingen, Frohnstetten, Storzingen and Glashütte are part of Stetten am kalten Markt.

HistoryEdit

The area was documented early as being in the possession of the Reichenau monastery as "Stetten am kalten Markt." Within the Heuberg Training Area there is the legendary Dreibannmarke, also called the "Bahn", a 17th-century border, which today marks the border between three different municipalities, formerly in the three states of Württemberg, Baden, and Hohenzollern. The meadow at the Dreibannmarke served as a stopping place for traveling merchants, wagons and craftsmen. With care it is possible to identify traces of the border. After the inauguration of the firing ranges, a meadow in Meßstetten was allocated as a camping site at the edge of the restricted area. Until 1835 merchandise was smuggled over the customs borders guarded by local hunters. Coffee smuggler Haux had been killed on 21 July 1831 in Pfaffental.

On March 1, 1945, Air Force pilot second lieutenant Lothar Sieber died about 7 kilometers south of the Heuberg Military Training Area with the Heuberg barracks, the location of the first manned rocket flight in history. Sieber was piloting a one-man rocket of the type "Bachem Ba 349 Natter".

MayorsEdit

  • 1945–1957: Dominikus Gallus
  • 1957–1966: Wilhelm Klek
  • 1966–1991 Horst Lupfer
  • 1991–2015: Gregor Hipp (CDU)
  • since 2015: Maik Lehn (independent)

EconomicsEdit

Stetten is a large German Federal Armed Forces location; approximately 2,200 soldiers are stationed in the area, attached to the Heuberg troop exercise area. According to the city administration, about 1,300 people per annum are transferred to the master garrison in Stetten for military service. The troop exercise area was first set up after 1910. From 1945 to 1959 it was under the administration of the French armed forces (FFA). Even after administration of the facility was assumed by the German Federal Armed Forces, a section was reserved for the FFA until 1997.

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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