Wäschenbeuren

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Wäschenbeuren
Coat of arms of Wäschenbeuren
Coat of arms
Wäschenbeuren   is located in Germany
Wäschenbeuren
Wäschenbeuren
Coordinates: 48°45′37″N 9°41′17″E / 48.76028°N 9.68806°E / 48.76028; 9.68806Coordinates: 48°45′37″N 9°41′17″E / 48.76028°N 9.68806°E / 48.76028; 9.68806
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Göppingen
Government
 • Mayor Karl Vesenmaier
Area
 • Total 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Elevation 442 m (1,450 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,909
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73116
Dialling codes 07172
Vehicle registration GP
Website www.waeschenbeuren.de

Wäschenbeuren is a town in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Geography[edit]

Panorama of Wäschenbeuren

Location[edit]

Wäschenbeuren is located on the edge of the Schurwald, at the Hohenstaufen, between the Filstal valley and the Remstal valley, some 10 kilometers northern of the district city of Göppingen.

Wäschenbeuren in Göppingen district

Towns and Municipalities of the Neighborhood[edit]

In the North, the municipality borders the towns of Lorch and Schwäbisch Gmünd, district of Ostalbkreis, at the East and in the South, it borders to the district city of Göppingen and in the West, it borders to Birenbach and Börtlingen.

Organization of the Municipality[edit]

The rural community of W£aschenbeuren so as the villages of Krettenhof, Linderbronn and Wäscherhof belong to the municipality of Wäschenbeuren, so do the farm Beutenmühle and the single houses Schützenhof (also to Birenbach), the tile manufacture and furthermore, the abandoned village of Holzweiler.[2]

Church and district office (Amtshaus)Wäschenbeuren

History[edit]

Evolution of the population[3]

Inhabitants of the municipality since 1837 :

Date 1837 1907 17 May 1939 13 September 1950 27 May 1970 31 December 1983 31 December 2005
Inhabitants 1,243 1,469 1,764 1,988 2,584 2,738 3,952

Policy[edit]

Coat of Arms

The coat of arms is a 'talking one', showing a laundress on a red-white-green background. It was given to the municipality on April 14, 1491.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transportation Wäschenbeuren is located on the primary road 297, from Göppingen to Lorch. Several ùotor-bus lines connect the municipality to neighboring citys and municipalities :

Line 11 : Göppingen – Bartenbach – Rechberghausen – Birenbach – Wäschenbeuren – Schwäbisch Gmünd

Line 11a : Göppingen – Bartenbach – Rechberghausen – Birenbach – Wäschenbeuren – Maitis

line 12 : Göppingen – Faurndau – Rechberghausen – Birenbach – Wäschenbeuren – Maitis – Lenglingen – Schwäbisch Gmünd

The motor-busses of the company Omnibusverkehr Göppingen circulate from 5 AM to 11 PM, at a rate of approx. one an hour and more often during main business time. There are less opportunities towards Lorch and Schwäbisch Gmünd. Railroad connections are located at the station Bahnhof Göttingen for the Fils Valley Railway Stuttgart - Ulm, and in Lorch or Lorch-Waldhausen, for the Remsbahn railway Stuttgart - Aalen. The former 'Hohenstaufen' railway Hohenstaufenbahn, well known in the last decades as the 'Josefle' - the little Joseph - rolling from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Göppingen, was stopped operating by 1984.

Formation[edit]

With the Stauferschule, Wäschenbeurer has an Elementary school and a General school (Hauptschule)including a Werkrealschule, a specific sort of a general school in Baden Württemberg, with a tenth school-year for volunteers. Other leading schools are available in the surrounding vicinities : Realschule at Rechberghausen and colleges at Göppingen and Lorch, very well connected through public transportation means.

Other landmarks[edit]

  • The 2006 completed nursing home is located in the center of the vicinity. It is administrated by the Foundation Stiftung Haus Lindenhof. It is named Cardinal Walter Kasper who lived here in the old schoolhouse during his youth, from 1938 to 1946.
  • Next to the Catholic Church, you can find the home for the catholic youth : Katholische junge Gemeinde of Wäschenbeuren. Beyond some movies evenings or feasts, that home is the main meeting point of the local youth.
  • The municipality hall is called 'Bürenhalle'. It was completed by 2002 and is located abreast to the Stauferschule.

Education and culture[edit]

Museums[edit]

The castle named Schloss Wäscherburg is located in the area called Wäscherhof. It shelters an interesting collection on the subject : History of the House of Hohenstaufen.

Former railroad station

Buildings[edit]

Near the castle Wäscherburg, you find the Catholic Church with its interesting nave, so as the former railroad station, nowadays fitted up as a kinder garden ; both are worth a visit. In the center, you may also have a look at the Amtshaus - the administration hall -. On the Burren in the North of the locality, you will find the remnants of a middle-age flatland castle (Niederungsburg)

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Johannes von Kuhn 1874

Further reading[edit]

  • H. Zürn : Excavations on the 'Burren' near Wäschenbeuren (District Göppingen) - Features report Swabia N.F. 15, 1959, P 110-115
  • Joseph Kleinknecht : Local history book of Wäschenbeuren 1979
  • Peter Schührer : Beuremer Leaba ( Life of Wäschenbeuren ) : Book of Pictures and Stories about Wäschenbeuren - 1986
  • Peter Schührer : Leut ond Häuser (People and Houses) : Book of Pictures and Stories about Wäschenbeuren - 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ The Land Baden-Württemberg - Official description by Districts and Municipalities - Volume III : Governmental main district Stuttgart, Regional Plan association : Neckar center, by Kohlhammer - Stuttgart - 1978 - ISBN 3-17-004758-2. P. 331–332
  3. ^ Office for Statistics of the Land Baden-Württemberg: Bevölkerungsstand
  4. ^ Municipal public page