Warthausen

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Warthausen
Coat of arms of Warthausen
Coat of arms
Warthausen   is located in Germany
Warthausen
Warthausen
Coordinates: 48°7′36″N 9°47′45″E / 48.12667°N 9.79583°E / 48.12667; 9.79583Coordinates: 48°7′36″N 9°47′45″E / 48.12667°N 9.79583°E / 48.12667; 9.79583
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Biberach
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Jautz
Area
 • Total 26.00 km2 (10.04 sq mi)
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,242
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88447
Dialling codes 07351
Vehicle registration BC
Website www.warthausen.de

Warthausen is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany and birthplace of Friedrich Karl von Koenig-Warthausen. Included among its neighborhoods is Oberhöfen, which hosts the Dorfplatz Feschd every year.

Geographical location[edit]

Warthausen is located 4 km north of Biberach and 38 km south of Ulm. Through the municipality flows the southern Danube tributary Riß.

Municipality arrangement[edit]

The municipality Warthausen consists of the main municipality Warthausen with Oberhöfen and Röhrwangen and from the part locations Birkenhard and courtyards with Barabein, Galmutshöfen, Herrlishöfen, Rappenhof and Rißhöfen.

History[edit]

Incorporations[edit]

At 1 January 1973 Birkenhard was incorporated to Warthausen.

The incorporation of Höfen was on May 1, 1974

Politics[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Succeeding Franz Wohnhaas who was since 1987 in office and no longer contested the election, Cai-Ullrich Fark became 2003 elected mayor of Warthausen. On October 17, 2010, he was replaced by Wolfgang Jautz (independent). With 53.73 percent of the vote to Jautz prevailed over the incumbent, who only came to 46.02 percent of the vote. The turnout was 62.9 percent.

Council[edit]

The number of councilors may change by overhang mandates. The local elections on 25 May 2014 led to the following official results.[2] The turnout was 52.8% (2009: 57.4%). The council consists of the elected honorary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council. party be right seats 2009 results

  • Free Voters Association 62.3% 10 63.9%, 10 seats
  • CDU 37.7% 6 36.1%, 5 seats

Twinning[edit]

Germany Waldenburg, Saxony

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]

Oechsle Bahn

Transportation[edit]

Warthausen is located on the Southern Railway (Württemberg)Ulm - Friedrichshafen. In hour clock trains run to Ulm and Friedrichshafen. Former station now serves as Button museum. Until Ulm and up to Bad Schussenried the tarif of Donau-Iller-Nahverkehrsverbund is valid. Following the motorway network via the motorway interchange Neu-Ulm is on the four-lane federal Bundesstraße 30.

Things[edit]

In Warthausen starts Öchsle bike trail to Ochsenhausen, the track is sometimes parallel to the route of the Öchsle railway.

Museums[edit]

The Button Museum in the former station building was opened in spring 1999. The " Oechsle ", a narrow-gauge - museum railway, runs from May to October during the weekends.

Buildings[edit]

The Schloss Warthausen (16th century) was since 1696 in the possession of the counts of Stadion (state). It was acquired in 1829 by Wilhelm von König-Warthausen. Since 1985 palace and estate owned by Franz Freiherr von Ulm zu Erbach.

Schloss-warthausen2004

The Warthausen brewery (founded 1632; closure: 1970) was known as beer supplier for up to 400 restaurants in South Germany. Today is housed in the brewery building a nursing home.

Personality[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Franz Kober (1821–1897), professor of Catholic theology at the University of Tübingen
  • Richard Freiherr Koenig and from Warthausen (1830–1911), naturalist
  • Friedrich Karl Freiherr Koenig and from Warthausen (1906–1986), born at Schloss Warthausen, pilot, lawyer and author
  • Karl Arnold (1901–1958), born in Herrlishöfen, politician ( Centre Party,center, CDU ), MP, MdL (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia (1947–1956)
Karl-Arnold-memorial plate
  • Rüdiger Vogler (born 1942), actor
  • Karl Imhof, pastor and honorary citizen of Warthausen and Bedernau (Mindelheim)

Persons who are in conjunction with the municipality[edit]

The CDU MP Julius Steiner (born 1924 in Stuttgart, died 1997 in Friedberg, Bavaria

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