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Coat of arms of Rechtenstein
Coat of arms
Rechtenstein   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°14′27″N 9°32′44″E / 48.24083°N 9.54556°E / 48.24083; 9.54556Coordinates: 48°14′27″N 9°32′44″E / 48.24083°N 9.54556°E / 48.24083; 9.54556
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
 • Mayor Romy Wurm
 • Total 3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 278
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 89611
Dialling codes 07375
Vehicle registration UL

Rechtenstein is a municipality in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The community belongs to the administrative community Munderkingen.


Geographical location[edit]

Rechtenstein is situated on the Danube between Riedlingen and Munderkingen . The Braunsel here flows into the Danube.

Neighboring communities[edit]

The municipality is bordered to the east by Lauterach , in the south of Obermarchtal and the east and north of Emeringen .


The law Steinburg is the seat of the family from Stain first mentioned in documents in 1331, as Berthold inhabited the castle from Stain and At length the nickname from right stone for delimiting other Stainschen lines. The Family Stain itself is secured first 922 mentions (in previous answers is uncertain whether really this family is meant). On August 12, 1410 Wolf sold by Stain part of the place which in the meantime had formed around the castle, in Württemberg. Bernhard Stain aquires 1557 all shares castle and village back, so that the whole place is family owned back. 1739 died the law Steiner line of the family of the Stain. 1806 place finally fell to Württemberg. 1817 the castle was be demolished except for the castle tower.


Rechtenstein remained even after the Reformation Roman Catholic . The Baroque parish church of St. Georg was ordained 1744.



The coat of arms was approved on August 3, 1957 by the Ministry of Interior. Blazon : "Argent, a continuous red cross, is superimposed with a gold heart shield, in three ousted Black Wolf fishing." In the thirties of the last century. Took the town a coat of arms in their official seal on containing the a German cross of the Order issued gevierten sign the Barons or Counts of Stain on the right stone. The template for this display clearly the arms of the Teutonic Order belonging member of Ortadelsgeschlechts had served. With advice from the Archives Directorate Stuttgart from the current coat of arms was designed. It combines the red cross of St. George as an indication of the local church patron with the master emblem of local nobility.




Hydroelectric power plant on the Danube

  • Legal cave.
  • From the castle Rechtenstein only the tower remains, which is to visit as a tourist destination.
  • Hydroelectric power plant on the Danube with turbine and factory building from 1905



Rechtenstein lies on the Danube Valley Railway from Donaueschingen to Ulm. For many years there were at Rechtenstein station no train stops, currently stops all over the year 8 trains a day.[2] It operate buses to Munderkingen and Riedlingen. These lines run within the collective territory of the Danube-Iller-transport composite . Within the village reversed earlier the Feldbahn Rechtenstein which is still occasionally operated by a private person. In addition, results of the international Danube bike path from Donaueschingen to Vienna by Rechtenstein.


Hochspringen ↑ Population development in the municipalities of Baden-Württemberg in 2014 (Forwarded official population figures) ( help to ). Hochspringen ↑ Municipality Rechtenstein: tourism and web , accessed on 31 March 2015.


Description of Oberamts Ehingen 1826, Reprint 1971 of Horst Bissinger publisher, Magstadt, ISBN 3-7644-0003-X , digitized in Wikisource

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