Ehingen (Donau) is a town in the Alb-Donau district in
Baden-Württemberg, Germany, situated on the left bank of the Danube,
approx. 25 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of
Ulm and 67 km
(42 mi) southeast of Stuttgart.
2 Geographical location
3 Neighboring communities
6.1 Sons and daughters of the town
Ehingen is situated at 48°17'N and 9°43'E at 515 meters above sea
level (town hall). The municipality has a size of 178.51 square
kilometres (68.92 square miles).
In contrast to many other towns in Germany, Ehingen's number of
inhabitants has constantly been growing during the last years. In 2006
it peaked at 26,054. However, according to forecasts, no major changes
are expected anymore until 2025. This development against the trend
probably has its roots in a favorable economic situation.
While many other cities and towns struggle with the problem of a
quickly ageing society,
Ehingen has managed to keep the average age of
its inhabitants below the
Baden-Württemberg average, which is the
lowest among all German Länder. In 2006 the average was 39.9 years of
age, until 2025 it will rise to 45.3 according to forecasts, which
still will be lower than the average age in Baden-Württemberg.
Ehingen is located on the southern edge of the middle
Swabian Jura on
the north bank of the Danube. The
Danube clips the city only in the
extreme southeast. The district Rißtissen is as exclave around eight
kilometers east of the center in the
Danube plain on the crack.
The following cities and towns (they belong, unless otherwise
indicated, to the Alb-Donau-Kreis) adjoin the town of Ehingen, in
clockwise called, starting from the north: Schelklingen, Allmendingen,
Öpfingen and Griesingen,
Schemmerhofen (both Biberach district) Unterstadion, Rottenacker,
Untermarchtal and Lauterach and
Hayingen and Münsingen
(both Reutlingen (district)).
Ehingen (Donau) Ständehaus
The town consists of the core city, which includes the in 1939
incorporated municipalities Dettingen and Berkach, and the
incorporated in the framework of local government reform in the 1970s
municipalities Altbierlingen, Altsteußlingen, Berg, Dächingen,
Erbstetten, Frankenhofen, Gamerschwang, Granheim, Herbertshofen,
Heufelden, Kirchbierlingen, Kirchen, Mundingen, Nasgenstadt,
Rißtissen, Schaiblishausen and Volkersheim. The former municipalities
are also places in the sense of
Baden-Württemberg municipal code,
that is, they each have one of the voters at each municipal election
to be elected Ortschaftsrat with a mayor as chairman. In every town
there is a village administrative, quasi a "local city", whose leader
is the mayor. Some districts still include spatially separate living
spaces with their own name, but usually have few inhabitants, or
residential areas with their own brand name names have emerged in the
course of development and whose boundaries are then usually not
well-defined. Such dwelling places are: in the core city: Jägerhof,
Käshof, Saurücken, Steinhoflehen and Ziegelhof. Berg: Ernsthof in
Erbstetten: Vogelhof in Frankenhofen: Karlshof
"Eh'gna", the dialect pronunciation of the name Ehingen, has first
been mentioned in a written document in 961. The settlement prospered
in the 12th and 13th century under the reign of the dukes of Berg,
nowadays the name of a village south of Ehingen. From 1346 to 1805
Ehingen belonged to Austria. In 1805, the treaties of Pressburg put
Ehingen under the rule of the new kingdom of Württemberg. In 1688 and
1749 large parts of the town were destroyed by fire.
The territory of the city
Ehingen first belonged to the diocese of
Konstanz. As a result of belonging to Austria, the
Reformation was not
introduced, so that the city remained predominantly Catholic for many
centuries. Only in the district Mundingen the
introduced in 1535, because it belonged to Württemberg. The first
Ehingen church was mentioned in 1182, 1339 she appeared as church,
which is consecrated to St. Blasius.
Erbstetten St. Stefanus-Kirche
Today St.Blasius church is a building from the 18th century with the
tower from 1888. Another Catholic church is the Herz Jesu Kirche-
Konviktskirche - from 1712/19 with tower from 1885. The Catholics of
the core city and Altsteusslingen, Berkach, Dettingen and
Herbertshofen belong to the two parishes of
St. Blasius and St.
Michael. In Altsteusslingen there is a church from 1756 with Gothic
choir and a new tower from 1970. In the accompanying Weiler
Blienshofen is the Chapel of St. Georg from 1485, which was renewed in
the 18th century. In the other Ehinger districts there are following
Catholic parishes: Dächingen, Erbstetten, Frankenhofen, Gamerschwang,
Granheim, Kirchbierlingen, Nasgenstadt. All these Catholic parishes
belonged to the early 19th century to the diocese of
Konstanz and then
the country Chapter Ehingen. Since 1821 they belong to the diocese of
Rottenburg, now the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart.
The former deanery
Ehingen was consolidated in 2008 with the deanery
Ulm to new deanery Ehingen-
Ulm based in Ulm. In the 19th century and
again members of the Evangelical Church moved to Ehingen, later also
in the other today Catholic neighborhoods Ehingen. At first they were
supervised by the parish Rottenacker. 1848 branch church was in
Ehingen decorated and built in 1879 a Protestant church. Since 1889,
there is a separate parish. The community center Wenzelstein own
parish was created in 1971. Today, the two parishes Ehingen-Nord and
Ehingen-Süd form the Protestant parish Ehingen, together with
Allmendingen the total parish
Ehingen within the church district
Blaubeuren of in Württemberg Protestant Church forms. Mundingen
district has its own Protestant church community that has existed
since the Reformation, because this place then already belonged to
Württemberg. The local parish church was rebuilt in 1790.
The great Mevlana
Mosque in Ehingen, was completed in the year of
2003. The prayer hall can accommodate about 600 believers. Carrier is
the Turkish-Islamic association DITIB.
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Sons and daughters of the town
Anno of Cologne
Anno of Cologne (1010-1075), Bishop of Cologne and Holy
Jacob Bidermann (1578–1639), Baroque playwright
Karl Rapp (1882–1962), founder and owner of the Munich Rapp
Anton Schlecker (1944), entrepreneur, founder of Schlecker drug stores
Michael Glöckner (born 1969), cyclist
Zoltan Sebescen (born 1975), football player
^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und
Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016".
Statistisches Bundesamt (in German).
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Towns and municipalities in Alb-Donau-Kreis
Hausen am Bussen