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Coat of arms of Hülben
Coat of arms
Hülben   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°31′06″N 09°24′20″E / 48.51833°N 9.40556°E / 48.51833; 9.40556Coordinates: 48°31′06″N 09°24′20″E / 48.51833°N 9.40556°E / 48.51833; 9.40556
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Reutlingen
 • Mayor Siegmund Ganser
 • Total 6.40 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,850
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72584
Dialling codes 07125
Vehicle registration RT
Website www.huelben.de

Hülben is a municipality in the district of Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

It is located next to the area of the Celtic Heidengraben.


Geographical location[edit]

Hülben is a municipality n the northern edge of the Swabian Alb, above the spa town of Bad Urach.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

The following cities and municipalities bordering the municipality Hülben, they are (starting from the north) called the clockwise and belong to district of Reutlingen or to Esslingen district ¹

Neuffen ¹, Erkenbrechtsweiler ¹, Grabenstetten, Bad Urach and Dettingen an der Erms.

Constituent communities[edit]

The municipality Hülben the village Hülben and the group of houses belonging to the tray.[2]


Establishing and territorial affiliation[edit]

Already in Hülbener Stud Book for the year 1278 was written about the former inhabitants of Hülben: "An even and solitary, sometimes stubborn mountain folk, that is drunkenness and loving women is not averse."

Hülben was probably founded in the time of the Alemannic conquest between 700 and 800. The village name is a dwelling place name by the two Hülben , where at that time had settled the first settlers. 1137 Hülben is first mentioned in the Zwiefalter chronicles. 1265 came Hülben as part of County Urach to Württemberg, and became 1534 after the Battle of Lauffen Protestant.

Only in 1866 Hülben had his own parish; previously it was Branch (daughter church) of Dettingen an der Erms.


Nationally the community derived mainly by Michael Cullin (* 1540) from Erkenbrechtsweiler family of teachers Kullen became known. From 1722 to 1966 (until 1939 without interruption) members of the family Kullen worked in Hülben school service . "In the heart of Hülben Altpietismus proposes": From the family Kullen was also the old pietism community shows that each year the "fair Monday hour" keeps until today. Hülbener community hours are detectable since 1784.


The previously applied for a living, in Hülben since 1835 proven lacemaking is operated there again today as a hobby.

Population Development[edit]

The population figures are census results (¹) or official updates the State Statistical Office (only principal residence s).

Deadline population ----- December 1, 1871 ¹ 957 ----- December 1, 1900 ¹ 1,330 ----- May 17, 1939 ¹ 1,921 ----- September 13, 1950 ¹ 2,209 ----- 6 June 1961 ¹ 2,545 ----- May 27, 1970 ¹ 2,676 ----- May 25, 1987 ¹ 2,610 ----- December 31, 1995 2,893 ----- December 31, 2000 2,936 ----- December 31, 2005 2,885 ----- December 31, 2010 2,826

Coat of arms[edit]

Wappen Huelben-alt



The council Hülben has 12 members. When local elections in Baden-Württemberg 2014 of majority vote has been selected in Hülben after system which means that only one list was drawn up. The council consists of the elected honorary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council.


  • 1922-1951: Ernst Schaude
  • 1952-1982: Fritz Herter
  • 1982-2006: Hans Notter
  • Since 2006: Siegmund Ganser
Hülben Rathaus 2013


Blazon: "In blue over a silver Wellenschildfuß a golden ammonite."

Old coat of arms[edit]

The old coat of arms was awarded on 26 April 1951 by the Home Office Württemberg-Hohenzollern.

Blazon: "In silver over a black Wellenschildfuß a black bar."

The cars until 1930, probably the 19th century that were found Schultheiß official stamp shows a crowned with leafy branches fallen plow symbolizing agriculture. After a council resolution of 12 March 1948, the emblem of the already then no longer predominantly agricultural municipality should include other figures. The Wellenschildfuß refers to the municipality of origin, which is derived from "hülwe" = pool or lake. The bar is reminiscent of the Knights of Dettingen who had possession in Hülben. The Cudi of miles de Tettingen family led this crest figure.[3]


Natural Monuments[edit]

The Hülben stalactite cave is discovered during the development of national road Bad Urach-Hülben on September 19, 1978 stalactite cave with stalactites and stalagmites. The entry into the natural monument is located on the main road to Bad Urach just above the building on the tray 10. By about 5 m deep shaft leads into the easily accessible part of the cave. This has about room size, but with only partial low altitude.[4]

Regular events[edit]

  • Huele-Hock, end August
  • Kirchweih Monday hour on Monday after the 3rd Sunday of October
  • Firemen Hock, in mid-June
  • Milan Hock, May 1


Hülben - Brille - 20110528-03

Modern art (glasses) outside Hülben

Economy and infrastructure[edit]


The National Road 250 connects the town to the south with Bad Urach and in the north on the state road 1250 with Neuffen.

The Public transport is guaranteed by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau (NALDO). The community is located in the comb 221.


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • John Kullen sen. (1787-1842), Department Head in Korntal[5]
  • John Kullen jun. (1827-1905), schoolmaster in Hülben[6]
  • Hans Schwenkel (1886-1957), the Württemberg State Curator of Conservation during Nazi era
  • Gotthilf Kächele (1888-1969), Württemberg master baker and politician
  • Eberhard Kullen (1911-2007), Federal Railroad official, head of old pietism community hour in Hülben
  • Theodor Dierlamm (1912-2004), rector of the mental hospital Stetten im Remstal

Personalities who have worked at the site[edit]

<! -. Ie those who lived and worked at the place or from that place of importance without being born there -.>

  • Ernst Schaude (1916-2001), jurist, Government Vice-President RP Stuttgart, grew up in Hülben
  • Markus Pleuler (born 1970), football player, comes from Hülben

Famous pastors[edit]

  • Johann Ludwig Fricker (1729-1766), pastor in Hülben
  • Wilhelm Zimmermann (1807-1878), pastor in Hülben, professor of German literature and history, a deputy in the Frankfurt National Assembly, Member of Parliament

In Hülben active painters[edit]

  • Karl Wilhelm Bauerle (1831-1912), a painter at the court of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Theodor Bauerle (1865-1914), church painter
  • Carl Bubeck](1860-1894), painter and draftsman, lived for several months in Hülben and died there


  • Hülben. Hrsg.: Gemeinde Hülben. Neuffen, Hülben [1995]. – Mit Abbildungen
  • Hülben. Ein Gang durch die Geschichte. Herausgeber: Gemeinde Hülben. Redaktion: Kreisarchivarin Irmtraud Betz. Hülben 1987. – Mit Abbildungen


  • Dr. Wilhelm Busch: Aus einem schwäbischen Dorfschulhause (Familie Kullen). 2. Aufl. Elberfeld 1906
  • Friedrich Baun: Die Familie Kullen. Zweihundert Jahre im Dienst der Schule zu Hülben (1722–1922). Stuttgart 1922
  • W[ilhelm] Claus: Von Brastberger bis Dann. Bilder aus dem christlichen Leben Württembergs. 3. Auflage. Stuttgart 1933, Seite 297–318: „Die Familie Kullen“
  • Julius Roessle [Rößle]: Von Bengel bis Blumhardt. Gestalten und Bilder aus der Geschichte des schwäbischen Pietismus. 4. Auflage. Metzingen/Württ. 1966, Seite 324–332: „Hülben und die Familie Kullen“
  • Gelebter Glaube. Erfahrungen und Lebenszeugnisse aus unserem Land. Ein Lesebuch. Herausgegeben von Werner Raupp. Metzingen / Württemberg 1991, S. 179–188: „Familie Kullen“
  • Rolf Scheffbuch: Das Kullen-Schulhaus in Hülben. Hrsg. [und Verleger]: Siegfried Kullen, Hülben, [Hauptstr. 18], 2011, ISBN 978-3-00-036752-6. [Erschienen anlässlich des 200-Jahr-Jubiläums der Erbauung.]



  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung in den Gemeinden Baden-Württembergs 2014 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen)" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description after circles and municipalities. Volume VII: Tübingen. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004807-4, pp 27-99
  3. ^ Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Tübingen Volume 4 Tübingen page 66 ISBN 3-8062-0804-2 Published by the National Archives Directorate Baden-Württemberg 1987
  4. ^ Uwe Eisner, Klaus Baldzer: The Hülbener cave. In: Bulletin of Höhlenforschungsgruppe Nürtingen. No. 12
  5. ^ Bautz, Traugott, ed. (1992). "Hülben". Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 4. Herzberg: Bautz. ISBN 3-88309-038-7. 
  6. ^ Bautz, Traugott, ed. (1992). "Hülben". Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 4. Herzberg: Bautz. ISBN 3-88309-038-7.  [d. J.]