Wimsheim

Wimsheim is a municipality in the Enz district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Wimsheim
Wimsheim
Wimsheim
Coat of arms of Wimsheim
Coat of arms
Location of Wimsheim within Enzkreis district
Wimsheim im Enzkreis.svg
Wimsheim is located in Germany
Wimsheim
Wimsheim
Wimsheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
Wimsheim
Wimsheim
Coordinates: 48°51′9″N 8°49′37″E / 48.85250°N 8.82694°E / 48.85250; 8.82694Coordinates: 48°51′9″N 8°49′37″E / 48.85250°N 8.82694°E / 48.85250; 8.82694
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictEnzkreis
Area
 • Total8.06 km2 (3.11 sq mi)
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,837
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71299
Dialling codes07044
Vehicle registrationPF
Website[www.wimsheim.de

HistoryEdit

Wimsheim became a possession of Maulbronn Monastery in 1232. When the monastery was annexed by the Duchy of Württemberg, Wimsheim naturally became a possession of the Duke of Württemberg. The town continued to be governed from Maulbronn via a administrative district, made an Oberamt [de] on 18 March 1806, until the district's dissolution on 1 October 1938. As part of that reorganization, Wimsheim was assigned to Landkreis Leonberg [de]. On 1 January 1973, this district too was dissolved by the 1973 Baden-Württemberg district reform [de], and Wimsheim was again reassigned, this time to the newly-created Enz district.[2]

In 1941, 16 hectares (40 acres) of land along Bundesautobahn 5 was made a protected landscape.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Wimsheim covers 8.06 square kilometers (3.11 sq mi) of the Enz district of Baden-Württemberg, a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Wimsheim is located in the metropolitan areas of Pforzheim and Karlsruhe and on the edge of the Black Forest, the Neckar basin [de], and the Heckengäu. The geology of the municipal area is made up of two distinct regions. The west is described by the Heckengäu's wooded and karstified muschelkalk hills, while the east is made up by Black Forest buntsandstein. Elevation above sea level in the municipality ranges from a low of 380 meters (1,250 ft) Normalnull (NN) on the Grenzbach to a high of 296 meters (971 ft) NN in the Brenntenhau.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Wimsheim's coat of arms shows a golden trammel hook above a six-pointed star upon a field of blue. The oldest coat of arms associated with Wimsheim comes from the 19th century and was used by the office of its sheriff. The tincture was decided around 1947.[2]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Wimsheim". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 27 June 2020.