Urbach is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is east of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. It belongs to the metropolitan region of Stuttgart.

Urbach
Coat of arms of Urbach
Coat of arms
Location of Urbach
Urbach is located in Germany
Urbach
Urbach
Urbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
Urbach
Urbach
Coordinates: 48°48′48″N 09°34′44″E / 48.81333°N 9.57889°E / 48.81333; 9.57889Coordinates: 48°48′48″N 09°34′44″E / 48.81333°N 9.57889°E / 48.81333; 9.57889
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictRems-Murr-Kreis
Government
 • MayorMartina Fehrlen
Area
 • Total20.76 km2 (8.02 sq mi)
Elevation
275 m (902 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,863
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73656–73660
Dialling codes07181
Vehicle registrationWN
Websitewww.urbach.de

HistoryEdit

Middle AgesEdit

On May 25, 1181, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor "Barbarossa" issued a certificate in which he took the monastery at Adelberg under his protection. In the document, Urbach was referred to as Uracbach.

Modern TimesEdit

Since their formation in 1819, the agricultural Oberurbach and the more industrial Unterurbach were two separate municipalities. Ober-and Unterurbach belonged initially to Oberamt Schorndorf and became part of the district of Waiblingen in 1938. In 1970 Ober- and Unterurbach were merged to form the district of Urbach. When Waiblingen was dissolved in 1973, Urbach became part of Rems-Murr-Kreis.

CultureEdit

 
Urbach Afrakirche
 
The Baptist Church

BuildingsEdit

  • The Afrakirche is a Protestant church with parts built over the course of the 16th to 18th centuries.
  • The Baptist Church was completed in 1999.[2] In 2003 it was awarded with the "Freikirchlicher Architekturpreis".[3]

MuseumsEdit

In Urbach there are two museums, the Museum am Widumhof and the Museum Farrenstall.

Twin TownsEdit

Urbach is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Theodor Bäuerle (born June 16, 1882 in Unterurbach; died 29. May 1956 in Stuttgart), politician (independent, Minister of Culture of Württemberg-Baden)
  • Eleonore Dehnerdt (born 1956), writer
  • Hermann Nuding (born July 3, 1902 in Oberurbach; died December 31, 1966 in Stuttgart), KPD -politician, (Bundestag, Landtag Württemberg-Baden)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.baptisten-urbach.de/section/view/10 "Gemeindezentrum" on baptisten-urbach.de; accessed 12 January 2014
  3. ^ http://www.architektur-und-freikirche.de/ "Der 3. Architekturpreis für freikirchliches Bauen 2003" on http://www.architektur-und-freikirche.de/; accessed 12 January 2014