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Coat of arms of Heroldstatt
Coat of arms
Heroldstatt   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°26′47″N 9°40′18″E / 48.44639°N 9.67167°E / 48.44639; 9.67167Coordinates: 48°26′47″N 9°40′18″E / 48.44639°N 9.67167°E / 48.44639; 9.67167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
 • Mayor Karl Ogger
 • Total 21.81 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Elevation 770 m (2,530 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,790
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72535
Dialling codes 07389
Vehicle registration UL
Website www.heroldstatt.de

Heroldstatt is a village in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.


Heroldstatt is located on the Swabian Jura about 25 kilometers west of Ulm.

Neighboring communities[edit]

The municipality borders in the north and east to the town of Laichingen, in the southeast to the town of Blaubeuren , in the south to the town of Schelklingen (all Alb-Donau-district) and in the west to Gutsbezirk Münsingen (district Reutlingen).

Municipality arrangement[edit]

The municipality consists of the two districts Ennabeuren and Sontheim and the allotment Breithülen.



A documentary mention was made in 1092 to a nobleman Egilolf Oninburrin. In 1806, the village had around 300 Protestant and 200 Catholic residents. Ennabeuren lost in 1895 and 1938 a total of 940 hectares - about half of the municipal area - to the military training area Münsingen.


During the Reformation the village received in 1537 its own parish. By 1800 it had about 420 inhabitants.

Bake house - Backhaus Sontheim Heroldstatt Alb-Donau-Kreis
Peter- und Paulskirche Sontheim Heroldstatt Alb-Donau-Kreis


The two previously independent municipalities joined as part of the municipal reform on October 1, 1973 together. About halfway between the village centers a new community center with the mountain hall (multi-purpose hall, 1984, extended in 2000) and the town hall (1987) was erected.


The 77.5 hectare and 64 inhabitants allotment Breithülen was incorporated to Heroldstatt on January 1, 2011.


  • The 30 m high Heroldstatt tower is about 2 kilometers northwest of the district Ennabeuren on the former military training area Münsingen and was built in 1981. The tower of the Swabian Jura Association is freely accessible (key deposit).[2]

Wind power test field[edit]

Northeast of the town there is a testing ground for Wind turbines. To this belongs a 1989 erected Enercon E-17 with 28 m hub height, 17 m rotor diameter and 80 kW power and a 25 m high Darrieus rotor with 15 m diameter which has an output of 55 kW.[3]

Darrieus-Rotor Ennabeuren

Natural monuments[edit]

  • Sontheimer Höhle, the oldest show cave in Germany
  • Hintere Kohlhaldenhöhle


  • Der Alb-Donau-Kreis. Amtliche Kreisbeschreibung, Band 2, Landesarchivdirektion Baden-Württemberg (Hrsg.), Sigmaringen 1992, ISBN 3-7995-1351-5, S. 307–328
  • Karl Schnizer: Reformationsgeschichte von Enabeuren O. A. Münsingen. In: Blätter für württembergische Kirchengeschichte. N. F., 11. Jg. 1907, S. 62–68 (Digitalisat)