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Coat of arms of the municipality of Böhmenkirch
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Coordinates: 48 ° 41 ′  N , 9 ° 56 ′  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Goeppingen
Height : 696 m above sea level NHN
Area : 51.09 km 2
Residents: 5527 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 108 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 89558, 73312
Area code : 07332
License plate : GP
Community key : 08 1 17 010
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 100
89558 Böhmenkirch
Website : www.boehmenkirch.de
Mayor : Matthias Nägele
Location of the municipality of Böhmenkirch in the district of Göppingen
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Telecommunication tower southwest of Schnittlingen

Böhmenkirch is a municipality in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg .


Geographical location

Böhmenkirch lies at an altitude of 495 to 746  m above sea level. NN height on the Albuch called part of the plateau of the Swabian Alb between Upper Brenz - and Kochertal in the east-northeast and the great arch of the Fils in the west-southwest. The eponymous village of the municipality is about 21 km as the crow flies from the district town of Göppingen in the west and about 32 km from the city of Ulm in the south.

Community structure

The formerly independent communities of Schnittlingen, Steinenkirch and Treffelhausen belong to Böhmenkirch. The village of Böhmenkirch and the hamlet of Heidhöfe as well as the abandoned villages of Schönenberg, Neuhausen, Boxweiler, Hoebert and Siggenweiler belong to the municipality of Böhmenkirch within the limits of December 31, 1972 . The village of Schnittlingen and the houses Berg ( radio station ) and Ziegelhütte as well as the abandoned villages Wintereswanc and Winterreute belong to the former municipality of Schnittlingen . The village of Steinenkirch, the hamlet of Trasenberg, the Lindenhof farmstead and the houses Obere Roggenmühle and Ravenstein belong to the former municipality of Steinenkirch . The village of Treffelhausen belongs to the former municipality of Treffelhausen.

Neighboring communities

The communities of Bartholomä in the north in the Ostalb district border in turn on the municipality of Böhmenkirch ; Steinheim am Albuch in the east and Gerstetten in the southeast, both in the district of Heidenheim ; and the cities of Geislingen an der Steige in the southwest, Donzdorf in the west and Lauterstein in the northwest, all three in their own district of Göppingen .

Division of space

According to data from the State Statistical Office , as of 2014.


middle Ages

Böhmenkirch was first mentioned in a Vatican register in 1225 as Bominwirche . In 1302, Böhmenkirch is in the possession of the Counts of Helfenstein as pledge of the empire . Count Ulrich III. In 1307 von Helfenstein was forced to pledge territories, including Böhmenkirch, to Albert I. von Rechberg due to his indebtedness . Böhmenkirch was an imperial estate and enjoyed special rights that played a role in the Böhmenkirch peasant uprising from 1580 to 1582 against Haug (Hugo) von Rechberg.

Modern times

The knighthood of Rechberg lost its imperial immediacy during the Napoleonic period . In 1806 Böhmenkirch fell to the Kingdom of Württemberg .

Fire disaster in 1910

On April 14, 1910, aggravated by lack of water and thatched roofs, a fire disaster occurred in which 74 houses were destroyed and 372 people were left homeless.


In the course of the community reform in Baden-Württemberg, on January 1, 1973, Treffelhausen and Schnittlingen and on January 1, 1974 Steinenkirch were incorporated.

Coats of arms of the incorporated places

Cut pieces
Cut pieces

Population development

Source: Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office for data from 1961

date Residents
1837 2565
1907 2671
May 17, 1939 2683
September 13, 1950 3906
0June 6, 1961 4018
May 27, 1970 4510
December 31, 1983 4576
May 25, 1987 4633
December 31, 1990 4902
December 31, 1995 5427
December 31, 2000 5620
December 31, 2005 5601
December 31, 2010 5515
December 31, 2015 5512


Municipal council

In Böhmenkirch, the municipal council is elected according to the procedure of the spurious partial location selection . The number of local councils can change due to overhang mandates . The municipal council in Böhmenkirch has 20 members after the last election (unchanged). The local election on May 26, 2019 led to the following official final result. The municipal council consists of the elected voluntary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council.

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains / losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-5.38  % p.p.
+ 5.38  % p
FWG Free voter community Böhmenkirch 55.98 11 61.36 12
CDU Free Citizens' Association / Christian Democratic Union of Germany 44.02 9 38.64 8th
total 100.0 20th 100.0 20th
voter turnout 54.17% 56.93%

coat of arms

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms of Böhmenkirch reads: In red a golden wooden church .

For the year 1924 a tree is documented as a seal image for Böhmenkirch. Later it changed into a church. Following a proposal from the archive management in Stuttgart, the community adopted today's “ talking coat of arms ” in 1957 : The place name Böhmenkirch is derived from Baumenkirche , which is symbolized by a church made of tree wood. The colors yellow and red indicate the Rechberg rule. The coat of arms and the yellow-red flag were awarded on September 4, 1958 by the Ministry of the Interior.

Community partnerships

Böhmenkirch maintains partnership relationships with the market town of Böheimkirchen in the Mostviertel in Lower Austria .

Economy and Infrastructure


Böhmenkirch is connected to the national road network by the federal highway 466 ( Süßen - Heidenheim ). In public transport , the community is a crossing point for bus connections between Göppingen , Geislingen an der Steige and Heidenheim an der Brenz .


There is a primary and secondary school in Böhmenkirch and a pure primary school in the district of Treffelhausen.

Culture and sights

Tourist routes

Böhmenkirch is located on the Swabian Albstraße , which leads past many sights. Böhmenkirch is also located on the Franconian-Swabian Way of St. James , a pilgrimage route that leads to Ulm and on to Spain.


St. Vitus Church in Treffelhausen

Natural monuments

  • Mordloch in Roggental, at 4.3 km the third longest cave in the Swabian Alb
  • Magenta with the rocks of rye stone and rye needle
  • Eybquelle below Treffelhausen


A wind turbine in the wind farm northeast of Böhmenkirch

To the northeast of Böhmenkirch there is a wind farm in which 4 wind turbines of the 1.5 MW class are installed.

Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Commons : Böhmenkirch  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume III: Stuttgart District, Middle Neckar Regional Association. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2 . Pp. 279-282.
  3. State Statistical Office, area since 1988 according to actual use for Böhmenkirch.
  4. ^ 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. 449 and 461 .
  5. Election information for the municipal data center