Munderkingen

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Munderkingen
Munderkingen
Coat of arms of Munderkingen
Coat of arms
Munderkingen   is located in Germany
Munderkingen
Munderkingen
Coordinates: 48°14′7″N 9°38′38″E / 48.23528°N 9.64389°E / 48.23528; 9.64389Coordinates: 48°14′7″N 9°38′38″E / 48.23528°N 9.64389°E / 48.23528; 9.64389
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Michael Lohner
Area
 • Total 13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Elevation 516 m (1,693 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,119
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 89597
Dialling codes 07393
Vehicle registration UL
Website www.munderkingen.de

Munderkingen is the smallest town in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the Danube, 9 km southwest of Ehingen, and 31 km southwest of Ulm.

Buildings[edit]

Danube Bridge[edit]

The so-called "New Danube Bridge" 1893 was the first massive concrete arch bridge , which was built with an arch span of more than 50 m: Engineer Karl Leibbrand from Stuttgart was the builder, the work was carried out by the construction company Buck from Ehingen.[2][3] The bridge was busted in World War II, on April 22, 1945, by retreating German engineering troops. Reconstruction began immediately after the war. In June 1948, the re-created Danube bridge was inaugurated by the occupying power of the French zone.

Old hospital[edit]

Built in 1889-90, the historicist building belongs to the townscape.

Munderkingen River Danube
Munderkingen in Alb-Donau-district
Munderkingen station, built 1870
Munderkingen Town hall

Daughters and sons of the town[edit]

  • Thomas Locher (born 1956), artist
  • Meinrad Kneer (born 1970), Jazz musician

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ s0006250 at Structurae
  3. ^ Betonbrücken at Zeno.org. Article by: Viktor von Röll (ed.): Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens (Encyclopaedia of the Railway), 2nd edition, 1912–1923, Vol. 2, S. 271 ff. (Mit Darstellung des Längsschnittes und Gelenks der Donaubrücke)