Treuchtlingen is a town in the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district, in Bavaria, Germany. It has a population of around 12,000.

Treuchtlingen
Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Treuchtlingen
Coat of arms
Location of Treuchtlingen within Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district
Treuchtlingen in WUG.svg
Treuchtlingen is located in Germany
Treuchtlingen
Treuchtlingen
Treuchtlingen is located in Bavaria
Treuchtlingen
Treuchtlingen
Coordinates: 48°57′19″N 10°54′34″E / 48.95528°N 10.90944°E / 48.95528; 10.90944Coordinates: 48°57′19″N 10°54′34″E / 48.95528°N 10.90944°E / 48.95528; 10.90944
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictWeißenburg-Gunzenhausen
Government
 • MayorWerner Baum junior (SPD)
Area
 • Total103.00 km2 (39.77 sq mi)
Elevation
412 m (1,352 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,942
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91757
Dialling codes09142
Vehicle registrationWUG
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The spot where the town is situated was first settled by Celts, Romans and Franks. The town proper was founded in 793, during the reign of Charlemagne, and it was first mentioned in 899, as Drutelinga. In the 12th century the castle was erected. In 1495 Treuchtlingen was burnt down. In 1869 the train station was opened.[2]

On 23 February 1945 at 11:00 clock an air raid on the station Treuchtlingen (Operation Clarion) took place, in which the Fronturlauberzug SF 2046 just stopped. The passengers of the train fled into the platform underpass, which received a direct hit.300 people died in the platform underpass, a total of nearly 600 people were killed and another 900 injured in the station and the surrounding area. Most of the bomb victims are buried in the memorial site of Kriegsgräberfürsorge on the Nagelberg. In the underpass, which tunneled the tracks elsewhere since a station renovation in 2004, a marble plaque commemorates the victims. In a second attack on April 11, 1945, no people were killed, but among other things, a steam locomotive type Bayerische G 3/4 H destroyed. Part of the wreck was found in the course of the reconstruction and is now in the Bavarian Railway Museum in Nördlingen.

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Treuchtlingen is situated on the river Altmühl, 9 km southwest of Weißenburg in Bayern, and 45 km northeast of Donauwörth.

Since it is located on the European Watershed between Rhine and Danube, the municipal territory is the site of the remains of Fossa Carolina, an early Medieval attempt to bridge the watershed.

SubdivisionsEdit

In addition to the town itself, the municipality of Treuchtlingen today includes 53 hamlets and villages. The municipal territory is divided into 12 Ortsteile (including the town) and several hamlets:

Arms Ortsteil Localities included
  Treuchtlingen Eulenhof, Gstadt, Heunischhof, Kästleinsmühle, Metzenhof, Möhrenberg, Sägmühle, Schertnershof, Schmarrmühle, Siebeneichhöfe, Ziegelhütte
  Auernheim Freihardt, Hagenhof, Schlittenhart, Wieshof
  Bubenheim none
  Dietfurt Bergnershof
  Graben none
  Grönhart Hagenau, Naßwiesen, Neuheim
  Gundelsheim none
  Haag Dickmühle, Hürth, Mattenmühle, Neufang, Rutzenhof, Schürmühle, Steinbruch
  Möhren Eichhof, Fuchsmühle, Spielhof
  Schambach Bonhof, Kohlmühle, Lehnleinsmühle, Obere Papiermühle, Untere Papiermühle, Weinbergshof
  Wettelsheim Dornmühle, Falbenthal, Kellerhaus, Ziegelmühle, Zollmühle
  Windischhausen Oberheumödern, Unterheumödern

GovernmentEdit

MayorsEdit

  • Friedrich Grahl, 1894–1907
  • Jacob Aurnhammer, 1888-1894 and 1907-1909
  • Ludwig Staudinger, 1909–1912
  • Karl Kraft, 1912–1918
  • Emil Otto Sommer, 1918–1933
  • Andreas Güntner, 1933–1945
  • Friedrich Korn, 1946–1956
  • Hans Döbler, 1956–1984
  • Wolfgang Herrmann (CSU), 1984–2008
  • Werner Baum jun. (SPD), since May 1, 2008

TransportationEdit

Treuchtlingen is the initial point of the Treuchtlingen-Würzburg railway.

Town twinningEdit

Treuchtlingen is twinned with:

PhotogalleryEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
Gottfried Heinrich von Pappenheim
 
Albert Stöckl 1896

BibliographyEdit

  • Daniel Burger/Birgit Friedel: Burgen und Schlösser in Mittelfranken; ars vivendi verlag: Cadolzburg 2003; S. 125-128; ISBN 3-89716-379-9.
  • Werner Somplatzki: Kirchen in Altmühlfranken; (Reihe Gelbe Taschenbuch-Führer); wek-Verlag: Treuchtlingen 1990; ISBN 978-3-924828-34-9; hier: S. 70-73 u. 76-85.
  • Walter E. Keller: Treuchtlingen; (Reihe Gelbe Taschenbuch-Führer); wek-Verlag: Treuchtlingen/Berlin 2006; ISBN 978-3-934145-31-3.
  • Walter E. Keller (Hrsg.): Das Dorf Schambach; wek-Verlag: Treuchtlingen 2002; ISBN 978-3-934145-15-3.
  • Gotthard Kießling: Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen. (Denkmäler in Bayern, V 70/1); Munich 2000; ISBN 3-87490-581-0.

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