|• Mayor||Susanne Jakob|
|• Total||3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||356 m (1,168 ft)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
Examples from this site include:
- Pentacrinus colony (Sea Lily)
- Christian Burkhardt (1945–1952)
- Otto Vogt (1952–1982)
- Jürgen Berner (1982–1998)
- Jürgen Riehle (1998–2014)
- Susanne Jakob (2014–present)
Infrastructure and facilities
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
The association's work is an essential factor in the social life in Holzmaden.
Notable people from Holzmaden
- Bernhard Hauff (1866–1950), founder of museum Hauff
- Heinz Kälberer (born 1942), former Lord mayor of Vaihingen an der Enz
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
- Würdiger Abschied und Neubeginn, Der Teckbote, 7. April 2014.
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