Berglen

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Berglen
Coat of arms of Berglen
Coat of arms
Berglen   is located in Germany
Berglen
Berglen
Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 09°28′10″E / 48.86139°N 9.46944°E / 48.86139; 9.46944Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 09°28′10″E / 48.86139°N 9.46944°E / 48.86139; 9.46944
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Rems-Murr-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Maximilian Friedrich
Area
 • Total 25.87 km2 (9.99 sq mi)
Elevation 308 m (1,010 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,136
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73663
Dialling codes 07195, 07181, 07183
Vehicle registration WN
Website www.berglen.de

Berglen is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The administrative center is Oppelsbohm.

Geography[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

The community Berglen is located about 25 kilometers east of Stuttgart in 300 to 450 meters altitude in the Keuper hill landscape Berglen .

Berglen in Rems-Murr-district

Constituent communities[edit]

The municipality Berglen consists of the following nine districts: Bretzacker, Hößlinswart, Barrenhardt, Öschelbronn, Oppelsbohm, Reichenbach near Winnenden, Rettersburg, Steinach, Vorderweißbuch.

Space division[edit]

Total 2587 ha

  • 879 ha = 34,0 % forest
  • 1352ha = 52,3 % agriculture
  • 10 ha = 0,4 % recovery area
  • 8 ha = 0,3 % water
  • 162 ha = 6,1 % buildings
  • 158 ha = 6,1 % traffic area
  • 17 ha = 0,7 % others

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Religions[edit]

Since the Reformation the area Berglen is predominantly Lutheran marked. In Oppelsbohm and Hößlinswart are Protestant churches, for some districts is the church in Remshalden Buoch responsible.

Mayor[edit]

  • Gerhard Schnabel, from 1964 bis 1972 mayor of the former municipalities Vorderweißbuch and Oppelsbohm, from 1972 to 1996 mayor of Berglen
  • Wolfgang Schille, mayor from 1996 to 2012
  • Maximilian Friedrich, mayor since 2012-09-13
Parties and Voting communities %
2014
Seats
2014
%
2009
Seats
2009
BWV Bürgerliche Wählervereinigung Berglen (Free voters) 56,84 12 50,35 12
FBB Freie Bürger Berglen (Free citizens Berglen) 26,20 5 29,90 5
SPD-OL SPD-Open list Berglen 16,96 3 19,75 3
Altogether 100,0 20 100,0 20
Participation 57,14 % 58,93 %

Partnerships[edit]

Berglen has since October 3, 1993, a partnership with Krögis, today part of Käbschütztal in Saxony.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Education[edit]

With the neighborhood school In the Berglen there is a primary and high school with Werkrealschule. Moreover, Steinach and Vorderweißbuch have their own primary schools. Schools can be visited in the neighboring cities. For the youngest members of the community there are six municipal nurserys, and also a private forest kindergarten.

Regular events[edit]

  • In the district Erlenhof takes place annually the Richtfest, organized by the in 1992 founded association Berglesbond.
  • Street festival by local clubs in the district Hößlinswart.
  • Christmas market on Saturday before the 3rd Advent in the district Birkenweißbuch.
  • The Linde Festival takes place every year usually in the first holiday weekend in the district Birkenweißbuch, organized by the Musikverein Weißbuch

Personality[edit]

Freeman[edit]

  • Werner Hofmann is the only honorary citizen of Berglen. The former school rector is the author of the chronicle and several native history books.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Friedrich von Klett (1781–1869), Württemberg administrative officer and Member of Parliament
  • Johann Georg Hildt (1785–1863), foreman and architect
  • Georg Bernhard Bilfinger (1798–1872), lawyer and politician
  • Hansel Mieth (1909–1998), German-American photojournalist
  • Jörg Hofmann (born 1955), trade unionist, president of IG Metall

Other people[edit]

  • Otto Mörike (1897–1978), a resistance fighter against Nazism, was a Lutheran pastor in Oppelsbohm, Righteous Among the Nations
  • Manfred Winkelhock (1951–1985), race driver, lived until his death in the municipality
  • Denis Scheck (born 1964), German literary critic, translator and journalist, grew up in Bretzenacker

References[edit]