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Coordinates: 48 ° 14 '  N , 9 ° 2'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Tübingen
County : Zollernalb district
Height : 731 m above sea level NHN
Area : 134.41 km 2
Residents: 45,327 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 337 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 72458-72461
Primaries : 07431, 07432, 07435
License plate : BL, HCH
Community key : 08 4 17 079
City structure: 9 districts

City administration address :
Marktstrasse 35
72458 Albstadt
Website :
Lord Mayor : Klaus Konzelmann (Free Voters)
Location of the city of Albstadt in the Zollernalb district
Landkreis Sigmaringen Landkreis Tuttlingen Landkreis Rottweil Landkreis Freudenstadt Landkreis Tübingen Landkreis Reutlingen Albstadt Balingen Bisingen Bitz Burladingen Dautmergen Dormettingen Dotternhausen Geislingen (Zollernalbkreis) Grosselfingen Haigerloch Hausen am Tann Hechingen Jungingen Meßstetten Nusplingen Obernheim Rangendingen Ratshausen Rosenfeld Schömberg (Zollernalbkreis) Straßberg (Zollernalbkreis) Weilen unter den Rinnen Winterlingen Zimmern unter der Burgmap
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Ebingen from the Malesfelsen
Valley passage with Truchtelfingen, Tailfingen, Onstmettingen

Albstadt ( pronunciation ? / I ) is a city in the south of Baden-Württemberg on the Swabian Alb , about 85 km south of Stuttgart and about 60 km north of Lake Constance . The newly formed town as part of the regional reform in 1975 through the amalgamation of the towns of Ebingen and Tailfingen and the communities of Onstmettingen and Pfeffingen is the largest in the Zollernalb district and forms a central center for the surrounding communities. It was elevated to the status of a major district town when it was founded , especially since the former town of Ebingen had been a major district town since 1956. Audio file / audio sample


Geographical location

Albstadt is between 614 and 966 meters above sea level on the southwestern Alb, on the northwestern border on the Albtrauf in the valleys of the upper Eyach and its tributaries and the Schmiecha . Eyach springs near the north of the district Pfeffingen , then flows south through Margrethausen and Lautlingen , where the river to the west turns, then the district of Laufen an der Eyach flows and finally the urban area towards Balingen leaves before in Star Zach in Neckar flows. The Schmiecha rises northwest of the Onstmettingen district , then flows first in an easterly direction to Onstmettingen, where the river turns south, then flows through the districts of Tailfingen , Truchtelfingen and Ebingen , turns southeast and leaves the urban area in the direction of Sigmaringen . The river, known as the Schmeie in its lower reaches, flows into the Danube at Inzigkofen . Thus the European watershed runs through the middle of the urban area of ​​Albstadt, and the watershed reaches its lowest point at 742  m above sea level. NN between Ebingen and Lautlingen at the height of the former Roman fort Lautlingen on the old borderline of the Alblimes . The sources of the two rivers Eyach and Schmiecha are only a few kilometers apart.

Due to the late onset of spring and the early onset of winter, as well as the highly water-permeable and rather sterile Jura soils, Albstadt is rather uninteresting for agriculture.

81% of the urban area of ​​Albstadt are nature and landscape protection areas. The city is the third largest municipal forest owner in Baden-Württemberg .


In Albstadt, the officially lowest temperature in Baden-Württemberg since weather records began was recorded. On March 1, 2005, −36.1 ° C was measured there in a sinkhole at Degerfeld airfield at the privately operated Albstadt - Degerfeld substation (sinkhole) .

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the city of Albstadt, they are named starting from the north in clockwise order . Unless otherwise stated, the communities belong to the Zollernalb district: Hechingen , Jungingen , Burladingen , Bitz , Winterlingen , Straßberg , Stetten am kalten Markt (Sigmaringen district), Meßstetten , Balingen and Bisingen .

City structure

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district Ebingen Tailfingen Onstmettingen Truchtelfingen Pfeffingen Lautlingen To run Margrethausen Burgfelden
Inhabitants (2006) 19,618 12,234 5,384 3,229 2.168 1,998 1,753 1,084 345
Population (2007) 19,339 12.091 5,314 3.223 2.131 1,987 1,753 1,087 338
Population (2008) 19,265 12,072 5,260 3,189 2.147 1,988 1,777 1,069 346
Population (2009) 19,196 11,895 5,194 3.210 2,074 1,942 1,764 1,046 382
Population (2010) 18,718 11,522 5,006 3,101 2.144 1,833 1,709 1,023 364
Population (2011) 18,584 11,500 4,957 3,108 2,048 1,821 1,699 1,025 361
Population (2012) 18,478 11,329 4,900 3,028 1.993 1,771 1,699 0997 314
Population (2014) 18,675 11.208 4,903 3,035 1,982 1,808 1,664 0967 336
Population (2018) 19,408 11,418 4,950 3.141 2,025 1,779 1,698 0953 303

The districts Burgfelden, running, Lautlingen, Margrethausen, Pfeffingen and Onstmettingen are also towns within the meaning of Baden-Wuerttemberg Municipal Code , that is, they have one of the eligible voters in each local election to be elected Ortschaftsrat with a mayor as chairman. In each of the localities there is a local office, a kind of "town hall on site", in which the mayor has his office. The Tailfingen district has a corresponding citizens' office with a director.

Some parts of the city still have spatially separate residential areas with their own names, which, however, usually have only a few inhabitants, or residential areas with their own name, whose names have emerged in the course of development and whose boundaries are usually not precisely defined. The following are to be mentioned in detail:

  • in Ebingen: Ehestetter Hof , Ehestetter Mühle , Eselmühle , Fohlenweide, Galthaus, Im Degerwand, Im Kienten, Im Mehlbaum, Jausenteich, Oststadt, Petersburg, Sandgrube, Setze, Stopper, (Am) Schloßberg, Waldheim, Weiherwuhr, Weststadt and Weißenburg
  • in Lautlingen: Tierberg, Eisental
  • in Margrethausen: Ochsenberg
  • in Onstmettingen: Hohberg, Allenberghöfe, Dagersbrunnen, Heuberghöfe, Raichberg, Ritzenbühl, Stich, Zaislen and Zollersteighof
  • in Pfeffingen: Brechetsteighof, Roschbach and Zitterhof
  • in Tailfingen: Neuweiler, Schafbühl, Stiegel, Langenwand, Lammerberg, Nank and Weiler Tal
  • in Truchtelfingen: On Hofstett, Bol and Rossental

Spatial planning

Albstadt is a medium-sized center within the Neckar-Alb region , whose central area includes the towns and communities of Bitz , Meßstetten , Nusplingen , Obernheim , Straßberg and Winterlingen in the Zollernalb district and Neufra in the Sigmaringen district, alongside Albstadt itself .


middle Ages

The places Ebingen, Laufen, Lautlingen, Pfeffingen and Tailfingen were mentioned for the first time in a document from the St. Gallen monastery in 793; In 950 Truchtelfingen, 1064 Onstmettingen and Burgfelden and 1275 Margrethausen were first mentioned in a document, all of which are today's urban area. As early as 1285, documents indicate that Ebingen had been granted city rights, and in 1338 the Margrethausen monastery was founded.

Ebingen belonged to the Zollern in the middle of the 11th century and passed to the Counts of Hohenberg during a Zoller inheritance . These pledged the city in 1367 to Württemberg , where it soon became the seat of an office. In 1403 Burgfelden, Laufen, Onstmettingen, Pfeffingen, Tailfingen and Truchtelfingen also came to Württemberg.

Early modern age

With the introduction of the Reformation in Württemberg in 1534 under Duke Ulrich , the towns of Burgfelden, Ebingen, Laufen, Onstmettingen, Pfeffingen, Tailfingen and Truchtelfingen became Protestant. The Constance reformer Ambrosius Blarer worked here on behalf of the duke. In 1550 the local rule of Lautlingen and Margrethausen passed from the Lords of Tierberg to the Lords of Westerstetten, and in 1625 to the Lords of Stauffenberg . In 1805 these two places also came to Württemberg.

Between 1764 and 1770 the “mechanic pastor ” Philipp Matthäus Hahn was the pastor of the community Onstmettingen.

Time of the Kingdom of Württemberg

1807 Official Ebingen was dissolved and the new according administrative divisions Württemberg the Oberamt Balingen allocated; Ebingen was, however, the seat of its own upper and lower office between 1810 and 1817. In 1811 the Margrethausen monastery was dissolved and the parishes of Lautlingen and Margrethausen separated by royal decree. In 1834 there was the first steam engine of the Kingdom of Württemberg in Ebingen, in 1842 the main building of the Stauffenberg Castle in Lautlingen was built in its present form. In 1859, as a late consequence of the dissolution of the monastery, the monastery church and the south wing of the Margrethausen monastery complex were demolished.

Ebingen around 1900

The opening of the " Zollernbahn ", which ran from Tübingen to Sigmaringen, is seen as the beginning of industrialization in this area . With the opening of the railway station in Laufen, Lautlingen and Ebingen in 1878, it was connected to the railway network of the Württemberg State Railways .

In 1892, wall paintings were found in the St. Michael's Church in Burgfelden . On November 16, 1911, today's urban area was badly damaged by an earthquake , particularly the areas of Lautlingen and Margrethausen.

Republic and Nazi era

Since 1918/19, today's urban area was in the free People's State of Württemberg . In 1930 Tailfingen was elevated to a town and in 1934 it was enlarged by the incorporation of Truchtelfingen. During the administrative reform during the Nazi era in Württemberg , the area came to the Balingen district in 1938 . On May 28, 1943 there was another earthquake with partly severe damage to buildings.

During the Second World War, a heavy bombing raid was carried out on Ebingen in 1944 and another on Laufen an der Eyach in 1945. In April the French moved in and South Wuerttemberg subsequently belonged to their zone of occupation .

post war period

Today's urban area of ​​Albstadt officially fell to the newly established state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern in 1947 . From 1952 the area belonged to the administrative district of Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern within the new federal state of Baden-Württemberg. In 1956 Ebingen achieved the status of a " major district town ". On July 1, 1971, Burgfelden was incorporated into Pfeffingen. Margrethausen was incorporated into the city of Ebingen on December 1, 1971. On May 1, 1972 Lautlingen and on May 1, 1973 also Laufen an der Eyach were counted to Ebingen. As a result of the district reform in Baden-Württemberg , all districts became part of the Zollernalb district on January 1, 1973 .

Albstadt was created on January 1, 1975 through the merger of the towns of Ebingen (with Laufen an der Eyach, Lautlingen and Margrethausen) and Tailfingen (with Truchtelfingen). The communities Onstmettingen and Pfeffingen (with Burgfelden) were added. The merger was prepared in particular by Hans Hoss , Lord Mayor of the large district town of Ebingen, and Horst Kiesecker , Mayor of the city of Tailfingen, and ultimately passed by the municipal councils despite controversial referendums.

On September 3, 1978, the urban area was hit again by a severe earthquake , which caused serious damage to property, but no personal injury. 6,850 buildings were damaged. The damage amounted to 275 million DM.

The Badkap leisure pool was opened in 1980, seven years later the Baden-Württemberg Home Days took place in Albstadt . In 1988, the “Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences” (today: Albstadt-Sigmaringen University ) was opened, and the following year the Philipp-Matthäus-Hahn-Museum in Albstadt-Onstmettingen. The Maschenmuseum in Tailfingen and the Ebingen Heimatmuseum have existed since 1996. In 2004, the western bypass in Ebingen was completed. In 2007 the Baden-Württemberg Literature Days took place in Albstadt.

Population development

Population figures according to the respective area. The figures are census results (¹) or official updates from the respective statistical offices (main residences only).

date Residents
December 31, 1975 50,772
December 31, 1980 48,152
May 25, 1987 1 46,369
December 31, 1990 49.021
December 31, 1995 49,463
December 31, 2000 47,855
December 31, 2005 46.505
December 31, 2010 44,974
December 31, 2015 44,431
December 31, 2017 45.023
June 30, 2018 45,675
Population development of Albstadt

1 census result (data from previous years can be found e.g. at Ebingen)


In 2012, 5,806 inhabitants (13.19%) had foreign citizenship. The largest shares were made up of citizens of Turkey (1,537 people, 3.49% of the total population), Italy (1,273 people, 2.89%), Croatia (455 people, 1.03%) and Serbia (402 people, 0.91%) ).


Martinskirche Ebingen
Pauluskirche Tailfingen

The following churches and religious communities are represented in Albstadt:

The area of ​​today's city of Albstadt initially belonged to the diocese of Constance and was subordinate to the archdeacon "ante nemus". As a result of belonging to Württemberg, the Reformation was introduced in most parts of the city in 1534 , so that they were predominantly Protestant for many centuries. Only the places Lautlingen and Margrethausen remained with the old faith, because the places belonged as free imperial knighthood to the Lords of Tierberg and they stayed with the old faith. In all Protestant towns there is therefore a Protestant parish and a mostly old, Protestant church. The Protestant parishes in the districts of Burgfelden, Ebingen, Laufen an der Eyach, Onstmettingen, Pfeffingen, Tailfingen and Truchtelfingen belong to the deanery or church district of Balingen of the Evangelical State Church of Württemberg, with others in Tailfingen in addition to the old Peterskirche in the 20th century and Ebingen Churches were built, namely in 1907 the Pauluskirche, in 1953 the Erlöserkirche and in 1965 the Protestant community center on Stiegel.

Due to industrialization, Catholics again moved to Ebingen and Tailfingen in the 19th century, and later to the other Protestant districts of Albstadt. In 1892 the community of Ebingen was able to build its own church of St. Josef, which at the same time was elevated to a parish. Another Catholic church with a parish (Holy Cross) was built in 1965, followed by St. Hedwig's Church from 1973. In Tailfingen, the St. Bonifatius Church was built in 1903, but it was demolished in 1935. Today's Catholic churches in Tailfingen are the St. Elisabeth Church from 1935 and the St. Franziskus Church from 1969. In 1955, the Church of St. Maria was built in Onstmettingen. The parish of St. Margareta in Margrethausen, which owns a church from 1707, also looks after the Catholics in Burgfelden and Pfeffingen. The parish of St. Johann Baptist Lautlingen, whose parish church was rebuilt twice, namely in 1670 after the destruction in the Thirty Years' War again after the earthquake in 1911, also includes the Catholics in Laufen an der Eyach. All Catholic parishes in Albstadt belong to the Balingen deanery of the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese .


Municipal council

The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following result with a turnout of 46.7% (2014: 39.7%):

Ebingen town hall
Party / list CDU FWA SPD FDP Green TRAIN * WSA **
2019 Seats 9 6th 4th 3 5 1 4th
Share of votes 26.9% 19.9% 11.5% 10.6% 15.1% 3.4% 12.6%
for comparison:
2014 Seats 11 8th 6th 3 3 1
Share of votes 33.8% 24.0% 17.7% 10.8% 9.7% 4.1%

* Future-oriented - Independent - Together     ** We are Albstadt

City and community boards

Historical development

At the head of the town of Ebingen, a mayor had stood since the 13th century , who represented the sovereign and judge. From 1659 this was replaced by the bailiff, who in 1759 was named senior bailiff. In addition to the mayor, there was a council (first mentioned in 1353), which was identical to the court. The term “ mayor ” referred to the city's chief financial officer. In 1929 the term “Stadtschultheiß” in Württemberg was replaced by the term “mayor”, which is still valid today. Since Ebingen was elevated to a major district town in 1956, the mayor has been named mayor . This name is also used by the mayor of the city of Albstadt, which was newly formed in 1975. Today the Lord Mayor is elected for a term of eight years. He is chairman of the municipal council and head of the city administration. His general deputies are the 1st alderman with the official title "First Mayor" and the other alderman with the official title "Mayor".

Lord Mayor of Albstadt

Klaus Konzelmann ( Free Voters ) has been Lord Mayor of Albstadt since 2015 .

The election for Mayor in 2015 triggered a nationwide media coverage because the later winner, Klaus Konzelmann, did not officially apply in the first ballot. Nevertheless, he was only slightly behind the previous incumbent Gneveckow and won in the second ballot on March 22, 2015 - supported by the SPD - unexpectedly with 60.2 percent. The turnout was 43.7%. Konzelmann took office on June 1, 2015.

Administrative community

The city ​​of Albstadt has entered into an agreed administrative partnership with the neighboring municipality of Bitz .

Second home tax

Since July 1, 2010, the city of Albstadt has been levying a second home tax of 8% of the annual net rent. The statute for levying a second home tax of June 24, 2010 serves as the legal basis. Students and trainees must also pay this tax.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the city of Albstadt
Blazon : "Under a golden shield head , inside a left-turned black deer pole , in blue a silver silver thistle flower with six silver thistle leaves arranged in a ray shape."

The city flag is white and blue. The coat of arms and flag were awarded by the Tübingen regional council on April 27, 1976.

Justification of the coat of arms: The Württemberg stag bar indicates that the districts of Albstadt belong to Württemberg. The silver thistle was included in the coat of arms as a typical plant of the Swabian Alb.

Town twinning

Albstadt has had a town partnership with the city of Chambéry in France since 1979 and a development sponsorship with the Bisoro municipality in Burundi ( Africa ).

In the partnership agreement, the cities of Albstadt and Chambéry announced that they wanted to stand up for people in the Third World and therefore financially supported various projects in Africa. This led to the successful development sponsorship concluded in 1993 with the Association of Friends of the Bisoro Community ( Amis de la Commune Bisoro, AACOBI ).

Thanks to donations from the citizens of Albstadt, direct contact and the support of the projects by the UN and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this sponsorship has enabled several school buildings to be renovated, six new school buildings to be built, as well as several drinking water supply lines and health stations in the African community of Bisoro.

Culture and sights


There are numerous touring stages in the Thalia-Theater Albstadt.







Albstadt has three large wind orchestras :

  • Ebingen (City Orchestra Albstadt)
  • Tailfingen (City Chapel Tailfingen)
  • Onstmettingen (Large Wind Orchestra Albstadt e.V.)

that move in the maximum level. Mainly symphonic brass music and concert pieces are played here.

There are music associations and bands in:

  • To run
  • Lautlingen
  • Margrethausen
  • Pfeffingen
  • Truchtelfingen

Concert brass music and folk music literature are cultivated here. All clubs give concerts on a regular basis and participate in numerous events. There are also four trombone choirs in Albstadt, which are assigned either to the respective parishes or to the YMCA . As a merger of the Tailfingen, Onstmettingen and Pfeffingen trombone choirs, there is now the TOP choir in Tailfingen, the Truchtelfingen trombone choir, Ebingen trombone choir and Laufen trombone choir.


Information on the sights of the districts can be found in the articles on Burgfelden , Ebingen , Laufen , Lautlingen , Margrethausen , Onstmettingen , Pfeffingen , Tailfingen

Parks and adventure playgrounds

  • Burgfelden (Heersberg)
  • Ebingen (Rossberg, Waldheim)
  • Running (Rübhay)
  • Onstmettingen (Lembergstrasse, Schneckenbuckel)
  • Tailfingen (Schöne Egert, Unterer Berg)
  • Truchtelfingen (at the Schützenhaus)

sport and freetime

The state sports school of the Württemberg State Sports Association is located in Albstadt. It is an education, training and sports center that was founded in 1950 with the aim of creating "their" school for sports, education and sporting encounters for athletes.

The city has several indoor swimming pools (indoor swimming pool Ebingen, teaching swimming pools Onstmettingen and Tailfingen), ski lifts (including FIS racing ski slopes in Tailfingen and Ebingen) and various signposted cross-country ski trails.

Other leisure activities are the "natural pool Albstadt" (in the Tailfingen district) and the "badkap" leisure pool (in the Lautlingen district). Albstadt has a well-marked system of hiking trails and is located on the Swabian Albstraße , which leads past many sights.

Well-known sports clubs are the Onstmettingen Ski Club, the RSG Zollernalb Mountain Bike and the RSV Tailfingen cycling sport. These organize various nationally known cycling events, including a race of the German Mountain Bike Bundesliga , several road races and the Albstadt Bike Marathon with more than 3200 participants (2010). The UCI - Mountain Bike World Cup is a regular guest in Albstadt with four Olympic cross-country races. There are also other races in the supporting program.

The Capitol in Ebingen is the largest cinema in the vicinity and comprises eight cinema halls and a cocktail bar.

The Albaquarium Albstadt is the only German show aquarium in Germany under club management.

Economy and Infrastructure

The city used to live on the textile industry, but its dominance has steadily decreased since the 1970s. In addition to the textile industry, economic pillars today are the tool and electrical industries and tourism. The largest sole proprietorship in the Ebingen district is the “needle factory” as the headquarters of the international Groz-Beckert group .


Albstadt can be reached via the B 463 Pforzheim – Sigmaringen. This leads through the districts of Laufen, Lautlingen and Ebingen in the south of the urban area. The next connection points to the federal highway 81 Würzburg – Singen are Empfingen and Oberndorf am Neckar.

Albstadt is on the Tübingen – Sigmaringen (Zollernalbbahn) railway line . In addition to the Albstadt-Ebingen train station, there are three other train stations in the city (Albstadt-Laufen Ort, Albstadt-Lautlingen and Albstadt-Ebingen West). Until the closure of passenger traffic in 1998, the valley railway branched off in Albstadt-Ebingen in the direction of Albstadt-Onstmettingen.

Trains of the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn run every hour in the direction of Tübingen main station and every two hours in the direction of Sigmaringen. In addition, an Interregio-Express runs every two hours in the direction of Stuttgart or Aulendorf. In addition, Albstadt is connected to local public transport by various city and regional bus routes. The uniform tariff of the Neckar-Alb-Donau transport association (NALDO) applies to all means of transport .

Albstadt-Degerfeld Airport (EDSA) is located near Albstadt .


The most important local newspapers are the Zollern-Alb-Kurier and the Schwarzwälder Bote .

Südwestrundfunk (SWR) has a correspondent's office in the Ebingen district . On the Raichberg there is a 137 meter high SWR transmitter mast for VHF and TV. To the south of the district of Ebingen on the Malesfelsen there is a VHF radio transmitter for broadcasting two low-power radio programs from SWR and to the south of the district of Laufen on the Gräbelesberg one for programs from private providers.


Albstadt has a local court that the District Court Hechingen and Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk belongs Stuttgart. There are also two notaries' offices , in Ebingen and Tailfingen.

There is a city library in each of the districts of Ebingen, Tailfingen and Onstmettingen.


Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences

Albstadt is home to the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences - University of Technology and Economics as well as a state seminar for didactics and teacher training (primary and secondary schools).

The city of Albstadt is the sponsor of the Ebingen grammar school and the Tailfingen Progymnasium , the Lammerberg Realschule Tailfingen, the Schlossberg Realschule Ebingen and the Wilhelm Hauff School ( special needs school ). It also maintains five primary and secondary schools (Pfeffingen, Ignaz-Demeter-Schule Lautlingen, Luther-Schule Tailfingen, Schalksburg-Schule Ebingen, Schillerschule Onstmettingen), one secondary school (Hohenberg secondary school) and seven independent primary schools (primary school on the Sommerhalde Truchtelfingen, Laufen, Margrethausen, Kirchgrabenschule Ebingen, Lammerbergschule Tailfingen, Langenwand Primary School Tailfingen and Oststadt Primary School Ebingen).

The Zollernalbkreis is responsible for the two vocational schools (Home Economics School Albstadt and Walther Groz School - Commercial School Albstadt) and the Rossental School for the mentally handicapped.

The private evening secondary school, the private special school kindergarten for the mentally handicapped, the private special school kindergarten for the physically handicapped, the private vocational school for fashion and the private special vocational school of the ABA round off the school offerings in Albstadt.

A music and art school and a community college are also located in Albstadt.


Honorary citizen

The city of Albstadt and its predecessor cities have granted the following people honorary citizenship:

  • Johannes Hartmann (1832–1911), city school hot
  • Reinhold Haux (1853–1939), manufacturer
  • Gottlieb Christian Rieber, manufacturer, founder of the Norwegian company GC Rieber
  • Friedrich Maag (1867–1942), manufacturer
  • Paul Hermann Scheerer (1868–1947), manufacturer
  • Eugen Immanuel Ott (1868–1960), manufacturer
  • Gottlob Hummel (1869–1952), local researcher and writer
  • Adolf Groz (1876–1951), industrialist
  • Walther Groz (1903–2000), factory owner and Lord Mayor of Ebingen 1948 to 1960
  • Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904–1988), Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg (1958–1966) and Federal Chancellor (1966–1969)
  • Ernst Kircher (1903–1983), mayor
  • Hans Hoss (1923–2013), Lord Mayor

sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who have worked on site

  • Ambrosius Blarer (1492–1564), Protestant pastor and hymn poet, reformer in Albstadt-Tailfingen 1534–1538
  • Ignaz Anton Demeter (1773–1842), 1802–1808 pastor in Lautlingen , 1836–1842 Archbishop of Freiburg.
  • Otto Hahn (1879–1968), chemist, nuclear scientist, Nobel Prize winner. After the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin was bombed out in the spring of 1944, he conducted research in Tailfingen from June 1944 to April 1945.
  • Philipp Matthäus Hahn (1739–1790), pastor, designer and inventor; lived in Onstmettingen from 1764-1770
  • Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1907–1944), officer, assassin on Adolf Hitler; spent parts of his youth in Lautlingen
  • Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1905–1944), lawyer, involved in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler; spent parts of his youth in Lautlingen
  • Martin Schaudt (* 1958), dressage rider


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  • Hermann Bizer: The field names of Tailfingen with Truchtelfingen in their linguistic and economic-historical significance . Tailfingen 1940. (Tübingen, Univ., Diss., 1940)
  • Hermann Bizer: Tailfinger Heimatbuch . Tailfingen 1953.
  • Joseph Halm: Chronicle of the bleacher Johannes Jerg 1771-1825. A home book of the city of Ebingen . Balingen 1952.
  • Gottlob Friedrich Hummel: War chronicle of the municipality Ebingen . Steinkopf, Stuttgart 1919.
  • Gottlob Friedrich Hummel: Ebingen . Publishing house of the cooperative printing house, Ebingen 1923.
  • Ernst Koch: At the city fountain. Ebinger history in stories . Albstadt-Ebingen 1990.
  • Volker Lässing: Nobody takes the devil! Otto Hahn and his Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Tailfingen . CM-Verlag, Albstadt 2010. ISBN 978-3-939219-00-2 .
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  • Peter Thaddäus Lang: Catholics in the valley . Albstadt 1993, ISBN 3-9801725-2-X .
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  • Wilhelm Maute: Forgotten events from five centuries, happened in the city of Ebingen . Silberburg-Verlag, Tübingen 1999, ISBN 3-87407-338-6 .
  • Alfred Munz: Philipp Matthäus Hahn. Pastor and mechanic. Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1990, ISBN 3-7995-4122-5 .
  • Johannes Raster: Pictures from the local history of Onstmettingen , Onstmettingen o. J.
  • Gustav Rieber: Running. Stories from the Eyachtal community . Geiger-Verlag, Horb am Neckar 1993, ISBN 3-89264-792-5 .
  • Walter Stettner: Ebingen. The history of a city in Württemberg . Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1986, ISBN 3-7995-4094-6 .
  • Friedrich Wissmann: At the Eyach spring. A home book of Pfeffingen and Burgfelden . 1959.
  • Württemberg city book ; Volume IV Sub-Volume Baden-Württemberg Volume 2 from "German City Book. Handbook of Urban History - On behalf of the Working Group of the Historical Commissions and with the support of the German Association of Cities, the German Association of Cities and the German Association of Municipalities, edited by Erich Keyser, Stuttgart, 1961.
  • Albstadt (with photos by Manfred Grohe), Silberburg-Verlag , ISBN 3-87407-331-9 .
  • 25 years Albstadt , published by Stadt Albstadt (2000).
  • Roger Orlik: In the airplane over Ebingen - aerial photos from 1927 - a collection of original recordings from the Ebingen airplane. SP-Verlag, Albstadt 2007, ISBN 978-3-9811017-3-7 .
  • Karl Bergmann: The tricot industry in Tailfingen / Württemberg . Tailfingen 1947.
  • Andreas Conzelmann: Becoming and growing the Tailfinger community . Tailfingen 1922. Extended edition Tailfingen 1971.
  • Friedrich Konzelmann: The Conzelmann clan . Tailfingen 1940. New ed. v. Walter Conzelmann, Tailfingen 1987.
  • Samuel Maute: Tailfinger Heimatbüchlein . Tailfingen 1930.
  • Heinrich Weidle: Back then in the valley. A look back in pictures . Tailfingen 1985.
  • Carl Metzger: Tagolf. Tale from Tailfingen's prehistory . Self-published by the author, without giving the year.
  • Kurt Georg Kiesinger: Dark and Light Years . DVA, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-421-06492-X .
  • Armin Kusterer: Tailfingen then and now . Glückler, Hechingen 2018².

Web links

Commons : Albstadt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Albstadt  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Kaltluftseen - Doline Degerfeld ( Memento from June 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on July 29, 2013
  3. Depending on the source, as of June 31, 2018
  4. a b c Cf. German Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics e. V. (Ed.): Earthquake in Germany ( Memento from February 1, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) . 1st edition, 2004, p. 6.
  5. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 524 f. and 540 .
  6. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 540 .
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  8. Landratsamt Zollernalbkreis: Cultural diversity and integration in the Zollernalbkreis 2014 (PDF file), as of December 31, 2012
  10. ^ City of Albstadt, results of the 2019 municipal council election , accessed on September 1, 2019
  11. Südkurier: Bizarre election results in Albstadt: The candidate who came out of nowhere , accessed on March 11, 2015
  12. SWR: Mayor election in Albstadt - surprise candidate Konzelmann wins , accessed on March 22, 2015
  13. ^ City of Albstadt: Result of the new mayor election 2015 , accessed on May 3, 2015
  14. ^ Badische Zeitung online, March 24, 2015: Spontaneous candidate will be the new mayor of Albstadt , accessed on March 25, 2015
  15. Second home tax ( Memento from September 16, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  16. ^ The history of the twinning between Chambery and Albstadt ( Memento from October 31, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  17. - Internet presence of the Albstadt-Bisoro sponsorship campaign
  18. UCI MTB Worldcup Albstadt - EVENT MTB Worldcup Albstadt. Retrieved March 5, 2017 .
  19. Roberto Floriano - player profile 19/20. Transfermarkt, accessed July 31, 2020 .