Urbach, Baden-Württemberg

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Urbach
Coat of arms of Urbach
Coat of arms
Urbach  is located in Germany
Urbach
Urbach
Coordinates: 48°48′48″N 09°34′44″E / 48.81333°N 9.57889°E / 48.81333; 9.57889Coordinates: 48°48′48″N 09°34′44″E / 48.81333°N 9.57889°E / 48.81333; 9.57889
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Rems-Murr-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Jörg Hetzinger
Area
 • Total 20.76 km2 (8.02 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,817
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73656–73660
Dialling codes 07181
Vehicle registration WN
Website www.urbach.de

Urbach is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is east of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. It belongs to the metropolitan region of Stuttgart.

History[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

Urbach was first mentioned in 1181 as Uracbach: Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor "Barbarossa" issued on May 25, 1181 a certificate in which he took the monastery Adelberg under his protection.

Modern Times[edit]

Ober-and Unterurbach belonged initially to Oberamt Schorndorf and came in 1938 to district Waiblingen. In 1970 Ober- and Unterurbach were merged to Urbach, from 1973 Urbach belonged to Rems-Murr-Kreis. Oberurbach had a more rural character and Unterurbach a more industrial character .

Culture[edit]

The Afra Church
The Baptist Church

Buildings[edit]

  • The Afra Church is a Protestant church with parts built over the course of the 16th to 18th centuries.
  • The Baptist Church was finished in 1999.[2] In 2003 it was awarded with the "Freikirchlicher Architekturpreis".[3]

Museums[edit]

In Urbach there are two museums, the Museum am Widumhof and the Museum Farrenstall.

Twin Towns[edit]

Urbach is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Theodor Bäuerle (born June 16, 1882 in Unterurbach; died 29. May 1956 in Stuttgart), politician (independent, Minister of Culture of Württemberg-Baden)
  • Eleonore Dehnerdt (born 1956), writer
  • Hermann Nuding (born July 3, 1902 in Oberurbach; died December 31, 1966 in Stuttgart), KPD -politician, (Bundestag, Landtag Württemberg-Baden)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.baptisten-urbach.de/section/view/10 "Gemeindezentrum" on baptisten-urbach.de; accessed 12 January 2014
  3. ^ http://www.architektur-und-freikirche.de/ "Der 3. Architekturpreis für freikirchliches Bauen 2003" on http://www.architektur-und-freikirche.de/; accessed 12 January 2014