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The Kochergau or Cochengowe was a medieval district in the Kochertal in the north of what is now Baden-Württemberg . The Gau includes, among other things, today's places Schwäbisch Hall , Braunsbach , Künzelsau and Forchtenberg . Important places in the Middle Ages were Wächlingen and Wülfingen , where the count's seat was.

Conrad III. was in Kochergau before his elevation to the rank of King Count .

Alternative spellings

Other spellings are, for example, Cochengewe , Cochingowe or Choggingowe .


The "Chorverband Region Kocher eV" (CVRK) called itself for 110 years - until 2008 - "Kochergau in the Swabian Singers' Association". It was founded under this name in 1898 by 12 choral societies from the region around Gaildorf , Schwäbisch Hall , Künzelsau and Öhringen .


  • Heinrich Prescher : History description of the imperial county Limpurg belonging to the Frankish district . Volume 1. CG Erhard, Stuttgart 1789–90 ( digitized version )

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Individual evidence

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  2. Regesta Imperii  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / regesten.regesta-imperii.de  
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  4. Farewell to the Kochergau