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Immendingen

Immendingen

Coat of arms
Immendingen
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Tuttlingen
Government
 • Mayor Markus Hugger
Area
 • Total 74.03 km2 (28.58 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,843
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78194
Dialling codes 07462
Vehicle registration TUT
Website www.immendingen.de

Immendingen is a municipality in the district of Tuttlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Geography

Immendingen is located on the Upper Danube. On the municipal area are parts of the Danube Sinkhole.

With the mountain Höwenegg in Immendingen begins the extinct volcanic landscape of Hegau. Archaeological excavations at the Höwenegg recover saber-toothed tigers, antelopes and one of the few well preserved ancestral horses.

The municipality borders Talheim to the north, Tuttlingen to the east, Emmingen-Liptingen to the southeast, Engen to the south, and Geisingen and Bad Durrheim to the west.

The whole municipality with the previously independent municipalities Hattingen, Hintschingen, Ippingen, Mauenheim and Zimmern include 22 villages, hamlets, farms and houses.

Coat of arms of several incorporated municipalities

Hattingen

Hintschingen

Ippingen

Mauenheim

Zimmern

History

Immendingen was built at the crossroads of ancient trade routes. As the name suggests, it was a settlement of the alemannic period. The name goes back to an Alemannic patriarch, who settled with his family in the valley of the Danube.

The first documentary evidence dates back to 1101.

In the Carolingian period, the village belonged to the Aitrach to Hegau and was assigned to the Baar in the 12th century. Originally owned by the Counts of Zollern the area eventually became part of the Zähringers. In 1250 it was took over by the Count of Fürstenberg. Many centuries are dominated by local lords living in the community. Significant gender of the local lords were the lords of Schreckenstein (on the „Upper Castle“) and the lords of Reischach (on the „Lower Castle“).

In the course of municipal reform in Baden-Württemberg, the hitherto separate municipality Zimmern was incorporated on 1 January 1971. On 1 December 1971, the incorporation of Mauenheim was. Hattingen, Hintschingen and Ippingen were incorporated on December 1, 1974.

In December 1958 the barracks „Oberfeldwebel-Schreiber-Kaserne“ was build. According to the current stationing concept of the Bundeswehr the barracks will be closed in the third quarter of 2016. The 3rd French hussar regiment of the Franco-German Brigade was based in barracks from 1996 to 2011.

Culture and sights

The municipality is member of the tourism association „Donaubergland“.

Buildings

  • The Upper Castle from the 12th century, now serves as the town hall.[2]
  • The Lower Castle from the 13th century served the former „Immendinger Gießerei und Maschinenfabrik GmbH“ (foundry and machine factory) as a production facility. [3]
  • The covered wooden bridge over the Danube in Zimmern
  • Bachzimmerer Tal (coal pile)
  • The Benedictine monastery „Amtenhausen“[4]

Natural Monuments

Danube Sinkhole: In the dry riverbed of the Danube

Regular events

  • Schlossfest Immendingen (Castle festivity); every two years
  • Christmas market of the Bund der Selbständigen (Union of the self-employed); every year
  • Trade exhibition of the Bund der Selbständigen (Union of the self-employed); every four years

Weblinks

  • www.immendingen.de
  • Immendingen on Facebook

References

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ The Upper Castle on the website of Immendingen (German)
  3. ^ The Lower Castle on the website of Immendingen (German)
  4. ^ The Benedictine monastery „Amtenhausen“
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