Holzmaden

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Holzmaden
HolzmadenKirche.jpg
Coat of arms of Holzmaden
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Holzmaden   is located in Germany
Holzmaden
Holzmaden
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)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,167
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/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]

Jahr Einwohnerzahlen
1671 43
1750 219
3. Dezember 1834¹ 488
3. Dezember 1861¹ 557
1. Dezember 1900¹ 564
17. Mai 1939¹ 697
29. Oktober 1946¹ 988
13. September 1950¹ 1063
Jahr Einwohnerzahlen
6. Juni 1961¹ 1290
27. Mai 1970¹ 1520
25. Mai 1987¹ 1646
31. Dezember 1990 1765
31. Dezember 1995 1909
31. Dezember 2000 2068
31. Dezember 2005 2145
31. Dezember 2010 2131

1=census results

Mayors[edit]

  • 1945–1952 Christian Burkhardt
  • 1952–1982 Otto Vogt
  • 1982–1998 Jürgen Berner
  • 1998–2014 Jürgen Riehle
  • 2014–present Susanne Jakob [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 (* 1942), former Lord mayor of Vaihingen an der Enz

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