Blaustein

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For the surname, see Blaustein (surname).
Blaustein
Coat of arms of Blaustein
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Blaustein   is located in Germany
Blaustein
Blaustein
Coordinates: 48°25′6″N 9°54′29″E / 48.41833°N 9.90806°E / 48.41833; 9.90806Coordinates: 48°25′6″N 9°54′29″E / 48.41833°N 9.90806°E / 48.41833; 9.90806
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Kayser
Area
 • Total 55.61 km2 (21.47 sq mi)
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,059
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 89134
Dialling codes 07304, 0731
Vehicle registration UL
Website www.blaustein.de

Blaustein is a municipality in the district of Alb-Donau Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the Blau River, 6 km west of Ulm and has about 15,000 inhabitants.

It was created in 1968 after the union of Ehrenstein and Klingenstein. During the 1970s, the municipalities of Arnegg, Bermaringen, Dietingen, Herrlingen, Lautern, Markbronn, Weidach and Wippingen became part of the new municipality of Blaustein. Herrlingen was the home of Anna Essinger's boarding school, Landschulheim Herrlingen, founded in 1926. In 1933, with the rise of Nazism, Essinger moved the school and with their parents' permission, the school's 66 Jewish pupils to safety in England.

Blaustein is also the final resting place of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

World heritage site[edit]

It is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

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