Ebingen

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1917

Ebingen is a town in the large district of Albstadt, district Zollernalbkreis, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the river Schmiecha, a left-hand tributary of the Danube, south of Tübingen and west of Ulm.

Art nouveau Town hall by Martin Elsaesser

History[edit]

Ebingen received city rights around 1250 from the Hohenberg ducal family. In 1367 it became a part of the kingdom of Württemberg. In 1911, it was known for manufacturing velvet and cotton-velvet (Manchester) goods, stockings, stays, hats, needles, tools and tanneries. In 1975 Ebingen joined 8 other towns in the area to form the city of Albstadt. Current population is at 20,000, with all of Albstadt having around 45,000 inhabitants.

2007
Central square, Schweinweiher and Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Platz

Economy[edit]

Most of the textiles industry is gone today, leaving some monuments, like Villa Haux. However, one of the world's biggest makers of industrial needles, Groz-Beckert still resides there. Other prominent local companies include Mey (knitwear), Mettler Toledo (weighing systems) and a major part of Assa Abloy security systems(Eff-Eff Brand). Ebingen also hosts the technical and computer science faculties of Albstadt-Sigmaringen University with about 1,800 students (2006).

Coordinates: 48°13′N 9°02′E / 48.217°N 9.033°E / 48.217; 9.033Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.