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Coat of arms of Ellingen
Coat of arms
Ellingen   is located in Germany
Location of Ellingen within Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district
Ellingen in WUG.svg
Coordinates: 49°01′N 10°58′E / 49.017°N 10.967°E / 49.017; 10.967Coordinates: 49°01′N 10°58′E / 49.017°N 10.967°E / 49.017; 10.967
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen
Municipal assoc. Ellingen
 • Mayor Walter Hasl (SPD)
 • Total 31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)
Elevation 394-461 m (−1,118 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,786
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91792
Dialling codes 09141
Vehicle registration WUG
Website www.ellingen.de
Ellingen town hall

Ellingen is a town in the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district, in Bavaria, Germany.


It was first mentioned in 899. From 1216 - 1806 it was capital of the Franconian branch of the Teutonic Order and at least for some years residence of the order's grandmaster at the end of 18th century. At the end of WW II Ellingen was bombed by US Airforce although it had no military or industrial importance. The town has a baroque palace, Ellingen Residence, and several other baroque and rococo buildings. The Swabian Rezat (river) flows through Ellingen.


Ellingen has a railway station at the Nuremberg - Treuchtlingen - Augsburg line. By the Bundesstraße 2 and 13 it is well connected to Nuremberg (B2), Augsburg (B2), Ingolstadt (B13) and Ansbach (B13).

The list of the personalities of the city of Ellingen includes the name of Ellingen, a town in the Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, born personalities as well as those who enter the city because, for example, they had their (main) effect here without being born there. All sections are sorted chronologically according to the year of birth. The list does not claim to be complete.

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Eitel Klein (1906-1990), painter and graphic artist from Hörlbach

People associated with the place[edit]