Heidenheim, Bavaria

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Coat of arms of Heidenheim
Coat of arms
Heidenheim  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°1′N 10°45′E / 49.017°N 10.750°E / 49.017; 10.750Coordinates: 49°1′N 10°45′E / 49.017°N 10.750°E / 49.017; 10.750
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen
Municipal assoc. Hahnenkamm
 • Mayor Ewald Ziegler (CSU/PWG)
 • Total 52.29 km2 (20.19 sq mi)
Elevation 529 m (1,736 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,607
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91719
Dialling codes 09833
Vehicle registration WUG
Website Markt Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm

Heidenheim is a municipality in the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Heidenheim is an old German market town, which resides in the administrative region of Middle Franconia in the middle of Bavaria. It belongs to the rural district called Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen. It is the administrative center of the local region called Hahnenkamm.


Heidenheim is located in the administration region West middle Franconia (Westmittelfranken). Following local subdistricts belong to Heidenheim: Degersheim, Hechlingen am See, Hohentrüdingen.


Heidenheim was first mentioned in the year 742. During that time the double monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm (housing monks and nuns), was founded by Saint Willibald and was later led by Saint Walpurga who became abbess after his death.[2] Secular power was represented by the Earl of Truhendingen (Altentrühdingen), later Duke of Bavaria, burgrave of Nuremberg (Hohenzollern). After that, Heidenheim belonged to the Margrave of Ansbach. Due to the Reformation, the monastery was closed in 1537. Since then Heidenheim is mostly Lutheran. In 1792 Prussia bought principality of Ansbach and henceforth Heidenheim. As part of Ansbach Heidenheim was transferred back to Bavaria due the contract of Paris (February 1806) to Bavaria.

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  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ Proksch, Nikola (1997). "The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries on the Continent". Monks of England: The Benedictines in England from Augustine to the Present Day. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. pp. 37–54. 

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