City of Schriesheim
|Height :||326 m|
|Residents :||183 (2005)|
|Incorporation :||1st January 1973|
|Postal code :||69198|
|Area code :||06220|
Ursenbach was founded by the Lords of Hirschberg- Strahlberg and first mentioned in 1316 as "Orsenbach". Ursenbach initially belonged to the Electoral Palatinate and in 1803 to Baden . The place was incorporated into the city of Schriesheim on January 1, 1973 as part of the major community reform. The original main occupation was agriculture , today it is only a sideline.
The blazon of the coat of arms reads: In red a striding silver ox, over whose back a five-ended golden stag hovers. It goes back to a court seal from 1623. It shows the stag pole of the Lords of Hirschberg-Strahlberg and refers to the place name with the ox "talking", which is probably derived from the original or aurochs .
With an annual temperature of 7.5 ° C, the climate in Ursenbach is significantly cooler than the average of 3 ° C in the Bergstrasse, which is only 6 km away. The amount of precipitation of 1065 mm is also significantly higher. The 50 snow days and the snow depths that can reach 50 cm are much higher.
Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Ursenbach (450 m)
- 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. 477 .
- Ute Fahrbach-Dreher: Schriesheim-Ursenbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis. Bakery and pigsty, Ortsstrasse 7. In: Preservation of monuments in Baden-Württemberg. 38th year 2009, issue 2, p. 120 f. (PDF)
- Konstantin Groß : meadows, forests and world champions. 700 years of Ursenbach in the Odenwald. Published by the mayor of Schriesheim, ISBN 3-9808947-2-X .
- Walter Haebler: My village between the woods - got blind and stayed a teacher. Hans Thoma Verlag, Karlsruhe 1969, .