Reichenbach am Heuberg

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Reichenbach am Heuberg
Coat of arms of Reichenbach am Heuberg
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Reichenbach am Heuberg   is located in Germany
Reichenbach am Heuberg
Reichenbach am Heuberg
Coordinates: 48°07′57″N 08°50′32″E / 48.13250°N 8.84222°E / 48.13250; 8.84222Coordinates: 48°07′57″N 08°50′32″E / 48.13250°N 8.84222°E / 48.13250; 8.84222
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Tuttlingen
Government
 • Mayor Josef Bär
Area
 • Total 6.10 km2 (2.36 sq mi)
Elevation 748 m (2,454 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 484
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78564
Dialling codes 07429
Vehicle registration TUT
Reichenbach am Heuberg

Reichenbach is a town in the district of Tuttlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Reichenbach lies on the Heuberg Plateau, a high plateau in the south of the Swabian Jura. The Lower Bära river flows through the town. Additionally a small tributary, called the Reichenbach or Talbach, runs through the town and empties into the Bära.

Neighboring communities[edit]

Reichenbach is bounded on the north by Obernheim, on the east by Nusplingen, both in the Zollernalbkreis. On the southeast it borders on Egesheim, in the southwest on Bubsheim, and on the northwest on Wehingen.

Community structure[edit]

The community of Reichenbach consists of the village of Reichenbach am Heuberg and the hamlet of Holzwiesen.[2]

History[edit]

Reichenbach first appears in written records in the year 793. The village belonged to the County of Hohenberg. In the year 1391 it became part of Further Austria, where it remained until it became part of Württemberg.

Between 1928 and 1966 Reichenbach was a terminus of the Heuberg Railroad. At one time a farming village it has now become an industrial and residential community.

Culture and tourism[edit]

Reichenbach is affiliated with the tourist association "Donaubergland".

The rococo Catholic parish church of St. Nikolaus is home to a little known organ of the master organ builder Hieronymus Spiegel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band VI: Regierungsbezirk Freiburg Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007174-2, S. 635.