Hohenfels, Konstanz

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For Hohenfels in the Upper Palatinate, see Hohenfels, Bavaria.
Hohenfels
Coat of arms of Hohenfels
Coat of arms
Hohenfels is located in Germany
Hohenfels
Hohenfels
Coordinates: 47°53′08″N 09°06′34″E / 47.88556°N 9.10944°E / 47.88556; 9.10944Coordinates: 47°53′08″N 09°06′34″E / 47.88556°N 9.10944°E / 47.88556; 9.10944
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Konstanz
Government
 • Mayor Hans Veit
Area
 • Total 30.50 km2 (11.78 sq mi)
Elevation 654 m (2,146 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,978
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78355
Dialling codes 07557, 07775, 07771
Vehicle registration KN
Website www.hohenfels.de

Hohenfels is a municipality in Konstanz district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Geography[edit]

The municipal area is located north of Lake Constance on the eastern rim of the Hegau region, about 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Stockach. It includes the villages of Deutwang, Kalkofen, Liggersdorf, Mindersdorf, and Selgetsweiler.

History[edit]

Liggersdorf parish church

In 1352 the Swabian lordship of Hohenfels around the 12th century Neuhohenfels Castle was inherited by by the noble House of Jungingen. Konrad von Jungingen (c. 1355–1407) and his brother Ulrich (1360–1410) served as Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights; in 1506 the Teutonic Order purchased the Lordship of Hohenfels, which became part of the Altshausen commandry within the Alsace-Burgundy bailiwick.

After the German mediatisation in 1803, Hohenfels fell to the Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and from 1850 was part of the Prussian Province of Hohenzollern.

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.