Riedlingen

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Riedlingen
Riedlingen Flohmarkt 2004 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Riedlingen
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Riedlingen   is located in Germany
Riedlingen
Riedlingen
Coordinates: 48°9′19″N 9°28′22″E / 48.15528°N 9.47278°E / 48.15528; 9.47278Coordinates: 48°9′19″N 9°28′22″E / 48.15528°N 9.47278°E / 48.15528; 9.47278
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Biberach
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Hans Petermann
Area
 • Total 64.97 km2 (25.09 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,045
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88499
Dialling codes 07371
Vehicle registration BC
Website www.riedlingen.de

Riedlingen is a town in the district (Kreis) of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, in the south-west of Germany. It is one of the destinations of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route. Riedlingen has approximately 10,000 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated on the Danube river. Furthermore, there it lies in a dale which is created by the extensions of the Swabian Alps. Around Riedlingen there are seven villages which are part of the urban district. These are called Neufra, Daugendorf, Grüningen, Pflummern, Zwiefaltendorf, Zell and Bechingen.

History[edit]

Riedlingen is probably an Alemannic foundation. The first written reference dates back to 835. The medieval city was built 1247-1255, situated east of the hamlet of the Earl of Veringen. It was a typical town with its foundations kept in rectangular and square roads with the market place as the centre. Even in the late 13th Century the city was in possession of the Habsburgs, but which they pledged later. In 1314 the city belonged to the Counts of Hohenberg, later to the lords of Ellerbach 1384 and finally to the Steward of Waldburg [2]. The Reformation in the 16th Century initially found strong support by the urban population. However, it could not prevail against the Catholic Church. From 1654-58 Riedlingen a Capuchin monastery was built. In 1680 the city was claimed by Austria.

Culture[edit]

In Riedlingen there are many sports clubs, such as the football club TSV Riedlingen which plays in the German "Kreisliga A". The carnival group called "Gole" has many followers. In the town centre there are several bakeries, cafes and a cinema [1] which acts as a theatre, stage and cafe within the same building.

The writer Ernst Jünger used to live close to Riedlingen in the Jünger-Haus Wilflingen.

Economy[edit]

The main employers in Riedlingen are the companies called "Silit" and " Feinguss Blank". In addition there is also the corporation "Form+Test" and a main cheese dairy production facility. Moreover, there are several schools (primary school, high schools and colleges) and public authorities in town.

Famous people from Riedlingen[edit]

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