|• Mayor||Gerhard Minder (CDU)|
|• Total||16.31 km2 (6.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||915 m (3,002 ft)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality Böttingen consists of the village Böttingen and the Gehöft Allenspacher manor, as well as the abandoned villages Leineburg and Windingen.
The first written mention of Böttingen was in 802 and contained a land title grant by the Abbey of Saint Gall. Celtic and Alemanni grave finds as well as flint axes in a cave indicate an earlier Stone Age settlement. After 1253 the territory paid tribute and received protection from the Beuron Archabbey, after a change of ownership the Bishopric of Constance, and then the Herren von Enzberg, until it became part of Württemberg in 1805. The village had to pay interest and tithe as well as socage until 1848.
The community belongs to the Amt Spaichingen.
- The old mountain landmark (980 meters above sea level) has a view of the nature preserve landscape of the southwest Swabian Alb as well as a chapel.
- 60 km-long cross-country skiing trail network on the plateau
- Posted hiking trails
- Bernard Häring, Catholic theologian
- Margret Marquart, theologian and missionary doctor in Uganda and Ghana (died 2004)
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.
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