from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
coat of arms Germany map
Coat of arms of the community of Dettenhausen
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Dettenhausen highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 36 '  N , 9 ° 6'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Tübingen
County : Tübingen
Height : 412 m above sea level NHN
Area : 11.02 km 2
Residents: 5431 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 493 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 72135
Area code : 07157
License plate :
Community key : 08 4 16 009
Address of the
municipal administration:
Bismarckstrasse 7
72135 Dettenhausen
Website :
Mayor : Thomas Engesser
Location of the community of Dettenhausen in the Tübingen district
Landkreis Böblingen Landkreis Calw Landkreis Esslingen Landkreis Freudenstadt Landkreis Reutlingen Landkreis Rottweil Zollernalbkreis Ammerbuch Bodelshausen Dettenhausen Dußlingen Gomaringen Hirrlingen Kirchentellinsfurt Kusterdingen Mössingen Nehren (Württemberg) Neustetten Ofterdingen Rottenburg am Neckar Rottenburg am Neckar Rottenburg am Neckar Starzach Tübingenmap
About this picture

Dettenhausen is a municipality in the Tübingen district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It belongs to the Neckar-Alb region and the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart .



Dettenhausen is located in the Schönbuch clearing , about twelve kilometers southeast of Böblingen . It is located on the northern edge of the forest area and the Schönbuch nature park of the same name . The Betzenberg rises to the east- northeast . The village is traversed by the Sheikh . The main road  in 1208 (formerly State Road 27 ) Stuttgart - Tübingen leads through.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the municipality of Dettenhausen, they are named starting in the north in clockwise direction and belong to the district of Böblingen and the districts of Reutlingen ¹ and Tübingen ²:

Waldenbuch , Walddorfhäslach ¹, Pliezhausen ¹, Tübingen ² and Weil im Schönbuch

Community structure

The village of Dettenhausen and the single house Hirschland belong to the municipality of Dettenhausen.


The first documentary mention of the community as Detenhusen was around the year 1100. However, it is assumed that around 700 people already settled there. During the time of the tribal duchies , the place was in the Duchy of Swabia .

Around 1120 the Counts von Berg gave the village to the Hirsau Monastery . During the 13th century, the Count Palatine of Tübingen owned the Bailiwick , and since 1298 the Bebenhausen Monastery . In the 14th century the dukes of Urslingen had rulership rights, which they sold to the county of Württemberg in 1363 . At the time of the Duchy of Württemberg, Dettenhausen was assigned to the office of Böblingen .

In the course of the implementation of the new administrative structure in the Kingdom of Württemberg founded in 1806 , Dettenhausen was assigned to the Upper Office of Tübingen in 1811 . During the district reform during the Nazi era in Württemberg , the place became part of the Tübingen district in 1938. In 1945 Dettenhausen became part of the French zone of occupation and thus came to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern , which was incorporated into the state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.


Town Hall Dettenhausen 2016

Municipal council

The municipal council in Dettenhausen has 14 members. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following preliminary 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 and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
+ 0.7  % p
+ 5.2  % p
-5.9  % p
FWV / BuW Free electoral association 63.3 9 62.6 9
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 18.7 3 13.5 3
BÜ / CDU Civil / Christian Democratic Union of Germany 18.0 2 23.9 2
total 100.0 14th 100.0 14th
voter turnout 68.5% 57.4%


Thomas Engesser was elected as the new mayor in the first ballot in November 2010 and re-elected with 66.8% in the November 2018 election. Former mayors were Helmuth Bächle, Kurt Dörr and Hans-Joachim Raich. The latter had held office for 16 years before Engesser.


Dettenhausen maintains partnerships with the Saxon Treuen in Vogtland (since August 1991) and with the Hungarian Tab (since 1994).

Culture and sights

Schönbuch Museum
railway station

Museums and memorials

The Schönbuch Museum shows a lot about life in this area in the three areas of hunting , stone and forest .

A historical international collection of police uniforms by Bernhard Strobel can be seen in the Police Museum.

Monument to Gottlieb Aberle in the cemetery in Dettingen and Riedlingen. Gottlieb Aberle was murdered on April 21, 1945 with two other prisoners by a Gestapo detachment in the forest near Riedlingen, together with two other prisoners, for allegedly 'favoring the enemy'. His offense: He found two seriously injured Canadian pilots in Schönbuch and took them home.

Economy and Infrastructure


Landesstraße 1208 leads to Stuttgart in the north and Tübingen in the south .

The Schönbuchbahn of the Württembergische Eisenbahngesellschaft connects the community with Böblingen and thus with the S-Bahn to Stuttgart.

The Public transport is by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau guaranteed (NALDO). The congregation is in honeycomb 109.

District heating

There has been a wood-fired thermal power station in Dettenhausen since the end of 2009. The thermal power station is to gradually supply the town with district heating. In 2011 a citizens' cooperative was founded for this purpose. The heating network is to be expanded from the area near the train station to Dettenhausen.


Local daily newspapers: Schwäbisches Tagblatt Tübingen and Stuttgarter Nachrichten .

Historic buildings

The Evangelical St. John's Church was built between 1833 and 1834 according to plans by Ludwig Friedrich Gaab in the style of the camera office. It is the parish church of the Protestant local parish in the church district of Tübingen .


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Bernhard Zeller (1919–2008), literary historian and archivist
  • Wilfried Huber (1925–1986), university and education politician, educational scientist
  • Felix Huby (* 1938), journalist and author

People who live or have lived in Dettenhausen

  • Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981), cutter and book illustrator, last lived and died in Dettenhausen
  • Robert Schlienz (1924–1995), national soccer player, lived in Dettenhausen
  • Uwe Stamer (* 1944), Protestant religious educator

People who worked on site

  • Ludwig Friedrich Gaab (1800–1869) architect and construction clerk, architect of the Johanneskirche in Dettenhausen.


  • Comprehensive materials on community history can be found in the community chronicle Dettenhausen - Past and Present , Silberburg-Verlag , Tübingen 2000, ISBN 3-87407-367-X .
  • Wilhelm Böhringer: Heimatbuch der Schönbuchgemeinde Dettenhausen, Mayor's Office Dettenhausen 1973.

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 VII: Tübingen administrative region. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004807-4 . Pp. 123-124
  6. 60 years ago Gottlieb Aberle from Dettenhausen was shot. In: September 2, 2016, accessed February 9, 2016 .
  7. of July 16, 2011
  8. of January 21, 2012
  9. Data sheet , accessed on May 8, 2013
  10. ^ Official website of the parish , accessed on September 1, 2018
  11. Construction and condition description , accessed on May 8, 2013
  12. ^ Obituary for the death of Mr. Stefan Nau, honorary citizen of the community of Dettenhausen. Retrieved November 6, 2019 .
  13. Felix Huby becomes an honorary citizen. Retrieved January 6, 2019 .

Web links

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