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Coat of arms of Holzmaden
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Holzmaden   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°38′1″N 9°31′2″E / 48.63361°N 9.51722°E / 48.63361; 9.51722Coordinates: 48°38′1″N 9°31′2″E / 48.63361°N 9.51722°E / 48.63361; 9.51722
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
 • Mayor Susanne Jakob
 • Total 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,105
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73271
Dialling codes 07023
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.holzmaden.de

Holzmaden is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany that lies between Stuttgart and Ulm.

The ground in and around the city contains rich layers of well preserved fossils (or Lagerstätten) of the Jurassic period. The fossils are found in the 180 million year old Posidonia Shale and displayed in the local Museum Hauff as well as museums around the world. This fossil locale is important for its examples of skin cover showing parts of the animal rarely found.

Harpoceras falcifer

Examples from this site include:


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.