Stockach is a town in the district of Konstanz, in southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Stockach
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Coat of arms of Stockach
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Location of Stockach within Konstanz district
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Stockach is located in Germany
Stockach
Stockach
Stockach is located in Baden-Württemberg
Stockach
Stockach
Coordinates: 47°51′5″N 9°0′41″E / 47.85139°N 9.01139°E / 47.85139; 9.01139Coordinates: 47°51′5″N 9°0′41″E / 47.85139°N 9.01139°E / 47.85139; 9.01139
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictKonstanz
Subdivisions10
Government
 • MayorRainer Stolz
Area
 • Total69.75 km2 (26.93 sq mi)
Elevation
491 m (1,611 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total17,114
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78333
Dialling codes07771
Vehicle registrationKN
Websitewww.stockach.de

LocationEdit

It is situated in the Hegau region, about 5 km northwest of Lake Constance, 13 km north of Radolfzell and 25 km northwest of Konstanz.

Stockach includes the central city and 10 villages:

  • Espasingen
  • Hindelwangen
  • Hoppetenzell
  • Mahlspüren im Hegau
  • Mahlspüren im Tal
  • Seelfingen
  • Raithaslach
  • Wahlwies
  • Winterspüren
  • Zizenhausen

HistoryEdit

 
Arms of the Counts of Nellenburg (extinct 1422)

The Counts of Nellenburg founded Stockach in the 13th century, the town receiving town privileges in 1283. In 1401 to the Landgraviate of Nellenburg owned the towns of Engen, Tengen, Radolfzell, Stockach, 125 villages, 9 abbeys and 4 mailing stations.

The Counts of Nellenburg became extinct in 1422 and their estates were acquired by the House of Habsburg in 1465; hence Stockach was a part of Further Austria until 1805. In the Swabian War of 1499 the troops of the Three Leagues besieged the town but failed to capture it.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria set fire to Stockach. During the French Revolutionary Wars of the Second Coalition two battles were fought here between the French First Republic and the Habsburg Monarchy in 1799 and 1800. In 1810 Stockach finally fell to the Grand Duchy of Baden.

 
Court of fools in Stockach
 
Aerial view

PoliticsEdit

Parties in the RatshausEdit

Party Percentage Seats Source
Christian Democratic Union 34.30% 11 [2]
Free Voters 33.38 10
Social Democratic Party 15.89 5
Green Party 9.40 3
Free Democratic Party 7.03 2

Twin townsEdit

Stockach is twinned with:

PersonalityEdit

FreemanEdit

  • 1993 Franz Ziwey (born 1932), 24 years mayor of Stockach [3]

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Max Cramer (1859–1933), teacher and genealogist
  • Albert Gockel (1860–1927), physicist
  • Karl Friedrich Gegauf (1860–1926), born in Wahlwies, invented and built the first hemstitch sewing machine in the world and laid the foundation for the Bernina Internationalcompany
  • Andreas Renner (born 1959), politician (CDU) and former Minister of Social Affairs of Baden-Württemberg

Personalities who have worked locallyEdit

  • Anton Sohn (1769–1841), creator of the Zizenhausener terracottas lived and worked from 1799 until his death in the district Zizenhausen
  • Gustav Holtzrock (1869–1938), painter, lived and worked from 1919 until his death in Stockach
  • Marc Dumitru (born 1986), actor and performer in House of Anubis [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Endgültiges Wahlergebnis". City of Stockach. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Jörg Braun (jöb): “Nur kein großes Aufheben”. In: Südkurier vom 16. Dezember 2002
  4. ^ Marc Dumitru. Website der AnubisPedia. Abgerufen am 13. März 2010.

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