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Erbach
Erbach about 1920
Erbach about 1920
Coat of arms of Erbach
Erbach an der Donau is located in Germany
Erbach an der Donau
Coordinates 48°19′41″N 9°53′16″E / 48.32806°N 9.88778°E / 48.32806; 9.88778
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
Mayor Paul Roth
Basic statistics
Area 63.92 km2 (24.68 sq mi)
Elevation 529 m  (1736 ft)
Population 13,325  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 208 /km2 (540 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate UL
Postal code 89155
Area code 07305
Website www.erbach-donau.de

Erbach an der Donau is a town on the Danube River in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Located in the Alb-Donau District, Erbach lies between Ulm and Ehingen an der Donau on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb.

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History

Erbach was first mentioned in the Konstanz Tithe Book in 1275 as a parish called Irlebach, although findings dating from the Neolithic Age indicate the area around Erbach was settled earlier. Erbach received town privileges on 1 August 2002.

In 1972 the community Ringingen was incorporated into Erbach. In the course of community reforms in 1974 the communities Bach, Dellmensingen, Donaurieden and Ersingen were also incorporated into Erbach.

Castle Erbach 1844

Politics

The mayor of Erbach is elected for eight-year terms. The election of 13 June 2004 gave the following division of electoral seats:

  • CDU - 41,9% (+1,2) - 12 seats(+2)
  • FW - 32,3% (-6,4) - 9 seats (-1)
  • SPD - 18,2% (-2,4) - 5 seats (=)
  • the Greens 7,6% (+7,6) - 2 seats (+2)
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Town twinning

Erbach is twinned with Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel in Austria since 1981 and Thorigny sur Marne in France since 1982.

Infrastructure

Erbach lies on the Bundesstraße 311 road between Ulm and Ehingen. It is also located on a rail line of the Württembergian South Rail between Ulm and Lindau. Erbach is part of the Danube-Iller Traffic Network, in whose tariff region the South Rail between Ulm and Bad Schussenried belongs to. Erbach has an airfield used by many private pilots from Ulm.

Sights

Erbach is located on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route as well as the Way of St. James. The most prominent sight is the Renaissance Erbach Castle , dating from the early 16th century. The castle was the residence of the Freiherren of Ulm in Erbach. Next to the castle is the Baroque Church of St. Martin from 1767.

Donaurieden about 1900

Personalities

  • Joseph von Egle (1818-1899), architect, builder of the polytechnical school and the Church of St. Mary in Stuttgart
  • Joseph Eberle, missionary in Africa
  • Phillip Roth, honorable town speaker

External links


Erbach
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Erbach
Coordinates 48°19′41″N 9°53′16″E / 48.32806°N 9.88778°E / 48.32806; 9.88778
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
Mayor Paul Roth
Basic statistics
Area 63.92 km2 (24.68 sq mi)
Elevation 529 m  (1736 ft)
Population 13,325  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 208 /km2 (540 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate UL
Postal code 89155
Area code 07305
Website www.erbach-donau.de

Erbach an der Donau is a town on the Danube River in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Located in the Alb-Donau District, Erbach lies between Ulm and Ehingen an der Donau on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb.

Contents

History

Erbach was first mentioned in the Konstanz Tithe Book in 1275 as a parish called Irlebach, although findings dating from the Neolithic Age indicate the area around Erbach was settled earlier. Erbach received town privileges on 1 August 2002.

In 1972 the community Ringingen was incorporated into Erbach. In the course of community reforms in 1974 the communities Bach, Dellmensingen, Donaurieden and Ersingen were also incorporated into Erbach.

Politics

The mayor of Erbach is elected for eight-year terms. The election of 13 June 2004 gave the following division of electoral seats:

  • CDU - 41,9% (+1,2) - 12 seats(+2)
  • FW - 32,3% (-6,4) - 9 seats (-1)
  • SPD - 18,2% (-2,4) - 5 seats (=)
  • the Greens 7,6% (+7,6) - 2 seats (+2)

Town twinning

Erbach is twinned with Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel in Austria since 1981 and Thorigny sur Marne in France since 1982.

Infrastructure

Erbach lies on the Bundesstraße 311 road between Ulm and Ehingen. It is also located on a rail line of the Württembergian South Rail between Ulm and Lindau. Erbach is part of the Danube-Iller Traffic Network, in whose tariff region the South Rail between Ulm and Bad Schussenried belongs to. Erbach has an airfield used by many private pilots from Ulm.

Sights

Erbach is located on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route as well as the Way of St. James. The most prominent sight is the Renaissance Erbach Castle , dating from the early 16th century. The castle was the residence of the Freiherren of Ulm in Erbach. Next to the castle is the Baroque Church of St. Martin from 1767.

Personalities

  • Joseph von Egle (1818–1899), architect, builder of the polytechnical school and the Church of St. Mary in Stuttgart
  • Joseph Eberle, missionary in Africa
  • Phillip Roth, honorable town speaker

References

External links


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