Holzmaden

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Holzmaden
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Coat of arms of Holzmaden
Coat of arms
Holzmaden is located in Germany
Holzmaden
Holzmaden
Location of Holzmaden within Esslingen district
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Coordinates: 48°38′1″N 9°31′2″E / 48.63361°N 9.51722°E / 48.63361; 9.51722Coordinates: 48°38′1″N 9°31′2″E / 48.63361°N 9.51722°E / 48.63361; 9.51722
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Susanne Jakob
Area
 • Total 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,264
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73271
Dialling codes 07023
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.holzmaden.de

Holzmaden is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany that lies between Stuttgart and Ulm. Holzmaden is 4 km south-east from Kirchheim unter Teck and 19 km south-east of Esslingen am Neckar. The A 8 runs south from Holzmaden. The ground in and around the city contains rich layers of well-preserved fossils (or Lagerstätten) of the Jurassic period. The fossils are found in the 180-million-year-old Posidonia Shale and displayed in the local Museum Hauff as well as museums around the world. This fossil locale is important for its examples of skin cover showing parts of the animal rarely found.

Harpoceras falcifer

Examples from this site include:








Demographics[edit]

Date Population
1671 43
1750 219
3 December 1834¹ 488
3 December 1861¹ 557
1 December 1900¹ 564
17 May 1939¹ 697
29 October 1946¹ 988
13 September 1950¹ 1,063
Date Population
6 June 1961¹ 1,290
27 May 1970¹ 1,520
25 May 1987¹ 1,646
31 December 1990 1,765
31 December 1995 1,909
31 December 2000 2,068
31 December 2005 2,145
31 December 2010 2,131

1=census results

Mayors[edit]

  • Christian Burkhardt (1945–1952)
  • Otto Vogt (1952–1982)
  • Jürgen Berner (1982–1998)
  • Jürgen Riehle (1998–2014)
  • Susanne Jakob (2014–present)[2]
Holzmaden-Town hall

Infrastructure and facilities[edit]

The community is located north of the Bundesautobahn 8, halfway between Ulm and Stuttgart; the next junction is Aichelberg.

The railway Kirchheim (Teck) Süd-Weilheim (Teck) connected Holzmaden to the railway network. Passenger traffic was discontinued in 1982 and freight in 1995. Holzmaden also has a primary school, two kindergartens, a community hall with integrally joined forming gym and a sports and leisure facility.

Associations and Organizations[edit]

The association's work is an essential factor in the social life in Holzmaden.

Notable people from Holzmaden[edit]

  • Bernhard Hauff (1866–1950), founder of museum Hauff
  • Heinz Kälberer (born 1942), former Lord mayor of Vaihingen an der Enz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Würdiger Abschied und Neubeginn, Der Teckbote, 7. April 2014.