Haigerloch

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Haigerloch
Coat of arms of Haigerloch
Coat of arms
Haigerloch   is located in Germany
Haigerloch
Haigerloch
Coordinates: 48°21′53″N 08°48′18″E / 48.36472°N 8.80500°E / 48.36472; 8.80500Coordinates: 48°21′53″N 08°48′18″E / 48.36472°N 8.80500°E / 48.36472; 8.80500
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Zollernalbkreis
Subdivisions 9 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Heinrich Götz, PhD
Area
 • Total 76.46 km2 (29.52 sq mi)
Elevation 492 m (1,614 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,572
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72394–72401
Dialling codes 07474
Vehicle registration
Website www.haigerloch.de

Haigerloch is a town in the north-western part of the Swabian Alb in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Haigerloch castle and castle church

Geographical situation[edit]

Haigerloch lies at between 430 and 550 metres elevation in the valley of the Eyach, which forms two loops in a steep shelly limestone valley. It calls itself the 'Felsenstädtchen' (rocky small town).

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

The municipalities are specified in clockwise order from the north, and belong to the Zollernalbkreis unless indicated.

Starzach ¹, Rangendingen, Grosselfingen, Balingen, Geislingen, Rosenfeld, Sulz am Neckar ², Empfingen ³ and Horb am Neckar ³.
¹ Landkreis Tübingen, ² Landkreis Rottweil, ³ Landkreis Freudenstadt

City arrangement[edit]

Haigerloch consists of the nine districts:

  • Bad Imnau
  • Bittelbronn
  • Gruol
  • Hart
  • Haigerloch
  • Owingen
  • Stetten
  • Trillfingen
  • Weildorf

History[edit]

The first documented mention of Haigerloch was in the year 1095. In the thirteenth century, Haigerloch received Stadtrecht (town status). In the last months of World War II, Haigerloch was the location of part of the German nuclear programme, researching nuclear fission towards building an atom bomb. This was unsuccessful by the end of the war.[2]

Politics[edit]

Local council[edit]

In the local council election of 13 June 2004, the result was:

  • CDU - 15 seats
  • FWV - 9 seats
  • Social Ecologist List - 4 seats

Culture and objects of interest[edit]

Haigerloch nuclear reactor replica

Haigerloch lies on the Ferienstraße (holiday road) and on the Hohenzollernstraße.

Museums[edit]

Notable buildings[edit]

  • Atomic cellar in the rock under the castle church
  • Roman tower (Römerturm)
  • Lower part of town church
  • Jewish cemetery in the Hague
  • Kreisligist sports association Haigerloch in the ascent
  • Hotel Krone, upper city street
  • Synagogue[3]

Partnerships between cities[edit]

Economics and infrastructure[edit]

Haigerloch 1898

Roads[edit]

The L410 connects the city with Rangendingen to the east. The L360 forms the feeder, along with the federal highway B463, to the A81 motorway.

Local industry[edit]

One of the few rock salt mines still active in Germany is in the Stetten quarter. Salt has been extracted here since 1854.

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