Straßberg, Zollernalbkreis

Straßberg is a municipality of the Zollernalb district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Location of Straßberg within Zollernalbkreis district
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Straßberg is located in Germany
Straßberg
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Straßberg is located in Baden-Württemberg
Straßberg
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Coordinates: 48°10′49″N 09°05′16″E / 48.18028°N 9.08778°E / 48.18028; 9.08778Coordinates: 48°10′49″N 09°05′16″E / 48.18028°N 9.08778°E / 48.18028; 9.08778
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictZollernalbkreis
Area
 • Total24.91 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
Elevation
682 m (2,238 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,477
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72479
Dialling codes07434
Vehicle registrationBL
Websitewww.strassberg.de

HistoryEdit

From 1625 until 1803, when it was dissolved during German mediatization, Straßberg was a possession of Buchau Abbey. The County of Thurn und Taxis, which was first awarded the township, ceded it in 1806 to Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. In 1836, an Oberamt [de] was organized for the locality that was in 1854 merged into Oberamt Gammertingen [de]. In 1925, that district was dissolved and Straßberg was assigned to Landkreis Sigmaringen. Straßberg began a period of physical expansion in the 1950s to the south, and again in the 1970s to the east.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Straßberg is located in the Zollernalb district of Baden-Württemberg, one of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany. It lies at the southwest edge of Zollernalb, along the border with Sigmaringen district. It is physically located in the Middle Kuppenalb [de], in the valley of the Schlichem, though a portion of the municipality is located in the Großer Heuberg to the west. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 901 meters (2,956 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a low of 630 meters (2,070 ft) NN.[2]

A portion of the Federally-protected Eselmühle [de] nature reserve is located in Straßberg's municipal area.[2]

ReligionsEdit

The following religions are present in Straßberg:

Coat of armsEdit

Straßberg's coat of arms is divided in half vertically into a section with a red cross upon a white field, and a white pitcher upon a red field. The left half is the coats of arms of Buchau Abbey, impaled with the attribute of St. Verena, Straßberg's patron saint. The coat of arms was awarded on 26 June 1950 by the post-WWII provisional Württemberg-Hohenzollern government. A corresponding flag was issued by the Zollernalb district office on 17 July 1968.[2]

TransportationEdit

The Tübingen–Sigmaringen railway runs through Straßberg. Local public transportation is provided by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau [de].[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Elsa Rainherin, burned as a witch in 1566.[4][5]
  • Katharina Geiger (1694-1743), accused witch [6]
  • Claudia Welz (*1974); studied theology and philosophy in Tübingen, Jerusalem, Munich and Heidelberg;habilitation at the Institute for Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Zurich; since 2010 Professor of Systematic Theology since 2014 Director of the Center for the Study of Jewish Thought in Modern Culture at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.[7] 2020 Universität Duisburg-Essen[8]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Straßberg". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  3. ^ Antonia Lezerkoss: Kirche: Liturgie nach alter Preußenweise. Südwest Presse Online, 3. Februar 2017, abgerufen am 18. Februar 2018.
    Dagmar Stuhrmann: Kirche: Ausstellung „Evanglisch in Hohenzollern“ macht Halt in Ebingen. Südwest Presse Online, 26. Januar 2017, abgerufen am 18. Februar 2018.
    Hechingen: Ein Abschied voller Wehmut. Schwarzwälder Bote], 13. Februar 2013, abgerufen am 18. Februar 2018.
  4. ^ Hegeler, Hartmut. "Namen der Opfer der Hexenprozesse/ Hexenverfolgung in Rottweil" (PDF). Retrieved Sep 19, 2017.
  5. ^ NRWZ Verlag Archived 2015-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Spitzgerte
  7. ^ Prof Dr Claudia Welz
  8. ^ Universität Duisburg-Essen

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