Talk:Aalen

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Postal code[edit]

I'm from Aalen: The postal code is between 73430 and 73434. Please correct it!

long done. --dealerofsalvation 06:33, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

To-do[edit]

  • Sections forward-referred to, not yet created:
    • Tiefer Stollen
    • Mergings
    • Reichsstädter Tage
    • Old Town Hall
    • Aalen Jazz Festival
    • Roman Festival
    • Economy and infrastructure

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dealerofsalvation (talkcontribs) 06:52, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

all done --dealerofsalvation 06:33, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Imperial “town”?[edit]

While I’m neutral about calling Aalen a town or city in a modern context, in the historical context of free imperial cities it seems uncommon of speaking of “free imperial towns”, a term I can‘t find anywhere else and thus shouldn’t be coined by us, and I suggest turning “town” in that context back to “city”. I just don’t see any sense in applying the modern-day criterion of „Großstadt“ to the middle age and early modern context, as e.g. in 1700 not a single free imperial city would have passed that criterion. --dealerofsalvation 05:59, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

As I received no reply, I changed any references to an "Imperial Free Town" back to "Imperial Free City". Also note that s: 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Aalen, while using "town" for the then-modern context, they used "free imperial city" for the imperial context.
I am uncertain about capitalizing or not – the article Free imperial city, while using non-caps for the title, seems inconsistent about that – if anyone reasons the non-caps variant is more appropriate, change it, preferably in a consistent way.
BTW what is the corresponding adjective to "civic", when referring to a town instead of to a city (cf. wikt:civic)? For consistency, this should IMHO be applied to terms occurring in the article like "civic hospital", "civic graveyard" or "civic stadium". --dealerofsalvation 06:02, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Climate of Aalen[edit]

Hi, I'm an amateur climate researcher from The Netherlands. I was browsing through some articles on the climate of Germany when I came to this page about the city of Aalen. When I saw that it had a climate section of course I was interrested. I noticed there was a mistake made with de climatic data. The daily maximum temperature was too high. It looks like the daily maximum temperatures must be the extreme maximum temperatures. There are no daily maximum temperatures exceeding 30C anywhere in Germany, not even in the warmest places in the Rhine valley like Karlsruhe and Freiburg. I think some climatic data has been swapped.

Best Regards J. Kuijs August 12, 2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmk701202 (talkcontribs) 11:49, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your comment. I’ve taken the data from the German article, where the information was inserted in 2009[2]. There was a source comment reading “durchschnittliche Höchsttemperatur für den jeweiligen Monat in °C” (“average maximum temperature for the respective month in °C”). The original reference given was [3], which is now defunct, but [4] seems to be an updated version of the information from the same source. It presents the monthly maximums for 1991 to 2006. I’ve done a spot test for July 1991, July 1992 etc. till July 2006, and yields 32.66875 °C, which rounds to the 32.7 °C given in the table. I trust these resources are accurate, but I’ve checked Karlsruhe#Climate and Freiburg#Climate and I see that in fact the problem seems to be a different definition of “average high“. The source uses the months’ total maxima and average them, while the common definition probably is averaging the maxima of every day in an month and average them over the years, right? If that’s the case, I’d gladly take out the data. Regards, --dealerofsalvation 14:59, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
I’ve replaced the data by those from holidaycheck.de. Thanks again & feel free to reply whenever ;) --dealerofsalvation 20:00, 26 August 2012 (UTC)