Reichenbach am Heuberg
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|Reichenbach am Heuberg|
|• Mayor||Josef Bär|
|• Total||6.10 km2 (2.36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||748 m (2,454 ft)|
|• Density||79/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
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.
The community of Reichenbach consists of the village of Reichenbach am Heuberg and the hamlet of Holzwiesen.
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
Reichenbach is affiliated with the tourist association "Donaubergland".
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band VI: Regierungsbezirk Freiburg Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007174-2, S. 635.
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