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The Johanneskirche, built between 1398 and 1440, is one of the oldest buildings in Crailsheim
The Johanneskirche, built between 1398 and 1440, is one of the oldest buildings in Crailsheim
Coat of arms of Crailsheim
Map of Germany, Position of Crailsheim highlighted
Coordinates 49┬░08ÔÇ▓05ÔÇ│N 10┬░04ÔÇ▓14ÔÇ│E´╗┐ / ´╗┐49.13472┬░N 10.07056┬░E´╗┐ / 49.13472; 10.07056
Country Germany
State Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Schw├Ąbisch Hall
Town subdivisions Core city and 8 districts
Lord Mayor Andreas Raab (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 109.08 km2 (42.12 sq mi)
Elevation 414 m  (1358 ft)
Population 32,856  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 301 /km2 (780 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate SHA
Postal code 74564
Area code 07951
Location of the town of Crailsheim within Schw├Ąbisch Hall district

Crailsheim is a town in the German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, 32 km east of Schw├Ąbisch Hall, 40 km southwest of Ansbach in the Schw├Ąbisch Hall district, incorporated in 1338.

The city's main attractions are the two Evangelical churches, the Catholic Church and the town hall's 67 meters high tower.

Crailsheim prides itself with the tale of it successfully withstanding a siege by the three imperial cities Schw├Ąbisch Hall, Dinkelsb├╝hl, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber forces lasting from 1379 until 1380, a feat which is annually celebrated. In conclusion of the siege, Crailsheim became possession of the Burgrave of Nuremberg. In 1791 it became part of the Prussian administrative region, in 1806 Crailsheim returned to Bavaria and finally became a part of W├╝rttemberg in 1810.

The entire city was thoroughly destroyed as a result of allied bombings in World War II. The Johanneskirche (St. John's Church) being the only unharmed building. Subsequently to World War II, Crailsheim became home to the U.S. Army's McKee Barracks which closed on January 15, 1994.

Major employers in the Crailsheim area are

Following boroughs comprise the Crailsheim municipality: Ingersheim with Altenm├╝nster and Rotm├╝hle, Tiefenbach, Onolzheim, Ro├čfeld, Jagstheim, Westgartshausen, Goldbach, Triensbach and Beuerlbach.

Crailsheim has four sister-cities:

Twin towns

Crailsheim is twinned with



1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CRAILSHEIM, or Krailsheim, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Wurttemberg, on the Jagst, a tributary of the Neckar, at the junction of railways to Heilbronn and Furth. Pop. (1900) 5251. There are two Evangelical churches and a Roman Catholic church, and a handsome town hall, with a tower 225 ft. high. The industrial establishments include extensive tanneries and machine workshops, and there is a brisk trade in cattle and agricultural produce.

Crailsheim was incorporated as a town in 1338, successfully withstood a siege by the forces of several Swabian imperial cities (1379-1380), a feat which is annually celebrated, passed later into the possession of the burgraves of Nuremberg, and came in 1791 to Prussia, in 1806 to Bavaria and 181o to Wurttemberg.

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