Aldingen

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Aldingen
Coat of arms of Aldingen
Coat of arms
Aldingen   is located in Germany
Aldingen
Aldingen
Coordinates: 48°05′40″N 08°42′21″E / 48.09444°N 8.70583°E / 48.09444; 8.70583Coordinates: 48°05′40″N 08°42′21″E / 48.09444°N 8.70583°E / 48.09444; 8.70583
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Tuttlingen
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Lindner
Area
 • Total 22.17 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,361
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78554
Dialling codes 07424
Vehicle registration TUT
Website www.aldingen.de

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

Geography[edit]

Aldingen lies on the eastern edge of the Baar region at the foot of the Swabian Jura, and within sight of the Dreifaltigkeitsberg (Holy Trinity Mountain). The Prim, which joins the Neckar (a tributary of the Rhine) in Rottweil, passes through Aldingen.

Balgheim is bordered by the city of Rottweil as well as Frittlingen to the north, Denkingen to the east, the city of Spaichingen to the south, and the city of Trossingen, as well as Deisslingen in the district Rottweil, to the west.

History[edit]

The ending of the town name (-ingen) indicates that Aldingen has its roots in the territory of Alamannia. During the restoration of the Protestant Mauritius church, archaeological research resulted in the discovery of evidence that allows the origins of the town to be traced back to the 4th century AD. In addition, post holes dating back to around 700 AD were uncovered. In the late 11th century, this wooden church was replaced by one built of stone.[2]

The town was first mentioned in official documents in 802 in a deed of gift of the Abbey of Saint Gall. In 1444 Aldingen joined the Duchy of Württemberg, and became Protestant during the Reformation.

Politics[edit]

Aldingen belongs to the Amt Spaichingen.

Transportation[edit]

Two Ringzug trains meet in Aldingen

Aldingen is located on the Gäubahn, and, after having been discontinued as a stop in 1977, again became a train station in 2003 with the establishment of the Ringzug. The station is one of the most successful stops on the Ringzug route, with in excess of 1,000 passengers using the station on a weekday.

The Bundesstraße 14 (federal highway) between Rottweil and Tuttlingen passes through the eastern portion of Aldingen. Landstrassen and Kreisstrassen (county and district roads) connect the town with Denkingen, Frittlingen, and Trossingen, which are also utilized by successful bus connections from the train station.

Other[edit]

Berchtold Haller, a Zwinglian Protestant reformer of Bern, was born in Aldingen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Claus Ahrens: Die frühen Holzkirchen Europas. Darmstadt 2001, S. 6.

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