Warthausen is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany and birthplace of Friedrich Karl von Koenig-Warthausen. Included among its neighbourhoods is Oberhöfen, which hosts the Dorfplatz Feschd every year. Warthausen is located 4 kilometres north of 38 km south of Ulm. Through the municipality flows the southern Danube tributary Riß; the municipality Warthausen consists of the main municipality Warthausen with Oberhöfen and Röhrwangen and from the part locations Birkenhard and courtyards with Barabein, Galmutshöfen, Herrlishöfen, Rappenhof and Rißhöfen. On 1 January 1973 Birkenhard was incorporated to Warthausen; the incorporation of Höfen was on 1 May 1974. Succeeding Franz Wohnhaas, since 1987 in office and no longer contested the election, Cai-Ullrich Fark became 2003 elected mayor of Warthausen. On October 17, 2010, he was replaced by Wolfgang Jautz. With 53.73 percent of the vote to Jautz prevailed over the incumbent, who only came to 46.02 percent of the vote.
The turnout was 62.9 percent. The number of councilors may change by overhang mandates; the local elections on 25 May 2014 led to the following official results. The turnout was 52.8%. The council consists of the mayor as chairman; the mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council. Party be right seats 2009 results Free Voters Association 62.3% 10 63.9%, 10 seats CDU 37.7% 6 36.1%, 5 seats Warthausen is twinned with: Waldenburg, Saxony Warthausen is located on the Southern Railway Ulm - Friedrichshafen. In hour clock trains run to Friedrichshafen. Former station now serves as Button museum; until Ulm and up to Bad Schussenried the tarif of Donau-Iller-Nahverkehrsverbund is valid. Following the motorway network via the motorway interchange Neu-Ulm is on the four-lane federal Bundesstraße 30. In Warthausen starts Öchsle bike trail to Ochsenhausen, the track is sometimes parallel to the route of the Öchsle railway; the Button Museum in the former station building was opened in spring 1999. The "Oechsle", a narrow-gauge museum railway, runs from May to October during the weekends.
The Schloss Warthausen had been in the possession of the counts of Stadion since 1696. It was acquired in 1829 by Wilhelm von König-Warthausen. Since 1985 the palace and estate are owned by Franz Freiherr von Ulm zu Erbach; the Warthausen brewery was known as beer supplier for up to 400 restaurants in South Germany. Today is housed in the brewery building a nursing home. Franz Kober, professor of Catholic theology at the University of Tübingen Richard Freiherr Koenig and from Warthausen, naturalist Friedrich Karl Freiherr Koenig and from Warthausen, born at Schloss Warthausen, pilot and author Karl Arnold, born in Herrlishöfen, politician, MP, MdL, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Rüdiger Vogler, actor Karl Imhof and honorary citizen of Warthausen and Bedernau CDU MP Julius Steiner, lived in Warthausen until the 1990s
Laupheim is a major district town in southern Germany in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Laupheim was first mentioned in 778 and gained city rights in 1869. One of the main trading routes, from Ulm to Ravensburg and on towards Lake Constance ran through Laupheim. Having developed from a rural settlement into a small urban area, Laupheim is home to a number of small to medium-sized industries and businesses. One of the largest employers are the German Armed Forces which maintain an airbase close to Laupheim, Laupheim Air Base. Laupheim was the administrative centre of the district of Laupheim from 1842 until 1938 when the district was abolished; the southern parts of it were incorporated into the district of Biberach whereas the remainders were allocated to the district of Ulm. In the second half of the 19th century Laupheim was home to the largest Jewish community in the Kingdom of Württemberg. Laupheim is the educational centre for the surrounding rural areas with regards to secondary education.
Laupheim is situated in the region of Upper Swabia 20 km north of Biberach and 20 km south of Ulm on the Bundesstraße 30. Laupheim is the second largest city in the district of Biberach; the original settlement of Laupheim was located close to the Rottum which still runs through the city but since 1950 the city has expanded and sprawls onto the surrounding slopes. With effect of 1 Januar 2016 Laupheim has been awarded the status of major district town; the elevation within the city confines ranges from 509 m above sea level at the bottom of the valley to 539 m in the outlying suburban areas. Apart from the city of Laupheim itself, the following once autonomous villages nowadays belong administratively to Laupheim: Baustetten, Obersulmetingen and Bihlafingen which, with an elevation of 580 m, has the highest elevation of the administrative area; the area in and around Laupheim has been settled from early times onwards. Archaeological evidence shows. From ca. 2000 BCE onwards, Celts inhabited this area.
From the first century CE until around the year 260 CE, it was part of the Roman province of Raetia, after which the Alamanni invaded the Agri Decumates also settling in the area, to become Laupheim. During archaeological excavations in 1840-1842 graves dating from the Merovingian period were discovered in the northern part of the town. Laupheim was first mentioned as Louphaim in a charter dated 778; the charter is still kept in the archives of the monastery of Switzerland. This reference is the earliest of any city in Upper Swabia and any parish in the district of Biberach. Situated in the vicinity of two major trade routes between the Lake of Constance and Ulm and the Swabian Alb and the valley of the river Iller Laupheim developed into a major settlement. In 853, it was elevated to the status of town when a court responsible for the Rammachgau was set up there. During the 9th century, parts of Laupheim came into the possession of the monastery of Weißenburg, afterwards passed on to successive minor Swabian aristocratic houses.
As early as the 10th century, Laupheim possessed a parish church with subsidiaries. In 926, Laupheim and its surroundings were destroyed by the Hungarians. A castle is mentioned around the year 1100. Laupheim appears to have been home of an indigenous noble family, whose members used the suffix von Laupheim, they were attested for the first time in 1110 with Landoldus de Lobhein and seemed to have been in service of the counts of Kirchberg. The last known member of this family was Berchtolt von Laupheim, a citizen of Ulm 1372, long after his family has lost possession of any rights in Laupheim around 1310. After the collapse of the Empire of the Staufers during the 13th century, the castle and parish of Laupheim came into the possession of the Truchsessen von Waldburg who, in 1331, sold Laupheim together with their other possessions in Upper Swabia to the Austrian House of Habsburg; the Habsburgs mortgaged Laupheim in 1334 to the barons von Ellerbach and enfeoffed this baronial family in 1407 with castle and patronage of the church.
The village was badly affected by the crisis of the mid 14th century, caused by the Black Death and other factors. The population shrunk and as a consequence the hamlet of Ringelhausen, situated between Laupheim and Bronnen, was abandoned and lost in the 15th century. Only the name of a street and a development area in the city of Laupheim nowadays hints at the existence of this hamlet; the Herren von Ellerbach had St Leonhard's Chapel built in 1448, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. In 1430, Emperor Sigismund bestowed upon Burkhard von Ellerbach the right to hold regular markets, Laupheim thereby becoming a market town, the privilege of inflicting high justice, which gave him the right to hold a criminal court inflicting bodily punishment, including the death penalty; the local ruler was now master of death. Due to the weekly market and the annual Gallus-market, Laupheim developed into a commercial centre. During the course of the German Peasants' War 1525, Laupheim Castle was destroyed by the Baltringer Haufen, an army of peasants named after the nearby village of Baltringen, where 12.000 farmers gathered to form an army.
After the suppression of the revolt, the peasants were forced to rebuild the castle. After the agnatic line of the Ellerbach dynasty became extinct in 1570, Laupheim passed through Hans Pankraz von Freyberg to the Herren von Welden in 1582, they turned Laupheim into their permanent residence and established
Berkheim is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. In April 2011 Walther Puza was elected mayor with 91.46% of the votes, succeeding Michael Sailer
Erlenmoos is a municipality in the district Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is near Ochsenhausen, its mayor is Mrs. Alexandra Scherer. Erlenmoos has about 1000 inhabitants; the villages of Edenbachen, Eichbühl and Oberstetten belong to Erlenmoos. Erlenmoos used to belong to Ochsenhausen Abbey
Biberach an der Riss
Biberach is a town in the south of Germany. It is the capital of Biberach district, in the Upper Swabia region of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. To distinguish it from the other towns of the same name it is called Biberach an der Riss after the small river Riss which flows through the city. Biberach has a population of about 32,000, is located in Upper Swabia between the river Danube and Lake Constance; the districts of Biberach comprise the inner city and its suburban, integrated villages Rissegg, Ringschnait and Mettenberg. For many centuries, Biberach was an Imperial Free City in the Holy Roman Empire. In that role it participated in the 1792 Reichstag. During the Protestant Reformation, Biberach was notable for being — along only with Ravensburg and Dinkelsbühl — a "Mixed Imperial City" where the Peace of Westphalia caused the establishment of a joint Catholic–Protestant government and administrative system, with equality offices and a precise and equal distribution between Catholic and Protestant civic officials.
This status ended in 1803, when Biberach was annexed by the Margraviate of Baden, soon to become a grand-duchy. In 1806, it was traded to the Kingdom of Württemberg in exchange for the town of Villingen. During the French Revolutionary Wars and its environs were the site of two sizable battles in 1796 and 1800. During World War II, two large prisoner-of-war camps were located here, with Oflag V-B for officers, internment camp Ilag V-B for allied civilians from the Channel Islands. With an unemployment rate of around 3.6 percent and place of business of companies like EnBW, Liebherr, KaVo Dental GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach is a significant industrial location in the southwest of Germany. KaVo is a company producing dental medicine equipment and products like instruments, dental systems and equipment for training centres for universities; the head office is in Biberach. In March 2004, Danaher, an American industrial company, took over KaVo. Boehringer Ingelheim researches and produces drugs.
Boehringer Ingelheim was founded in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, in 1885, where the corporate headquarters are located. There are about 4,500 employees in Biberach. EnBW means "Energy Baden-Württemberg", its corporate centre is in Karlsruhe. EnBW is Germany's third largest energy company. In Biberach there are about 900 employees; the beginning of Liebherr Biberach was in 1954. The firm produces many sorts of cranes. 1,700 people and 112 trainees work there. The group's founder, Dr. Hans Liebherr, invented the mobile tower crane in 1949 in Kirchdorf/Iller; the town has hourly trains to Ulm and Friedrichshafen. Braith-Mali-Museum: The museum resides in a building from the 16th century and presents on 2,800 square meters archaeology, history and natural history. Wieland-Museum: The exhibition explores the life and work of Christoph Martin Wieland; the museum resides in the summer house of Wieland. Biberach has a film fest for German films which celebrated its 31st anniversary in 2009; the Biberacher Schützenfest is a historic festival for the town.
The event lasts nine days. The name "Schützenfest" derives from the German noun Schütze, but nowadays, the crossbow competition and the appraisal of the best male and female champion shot are only small events during the week of the Schützenfest. Other attractions and events during the festival are: Street parades Fairgrounds Historical performances Theme park Parties in bars, cafès and so on Beer tent Children's theater The annual Christmas market, called "Christkindlesmarkt", which lasts 16 days, is another highlight of the year. Exotic foods from Britain and Italy, beautiful arts and crafts are there to see and buy. People meet to drink mulled wine; the church music in Biberach is specially determined by the St.-Martins-Chorknaben Biberach. Musiknacht Musikfrühling Kabarettherbst TG Biberach 1847 e. V. is one of the biggest clubs in the region. It has more than 6,000 members and 27 divisions including American football, chess or volleyball. IBOT Another important sports festival in Biberach is IBOT, an annual international handball tournament for youth with more than a thousand participants which takes place at Easter.
Matthias Erzberger, German politician is buried here Alf Bayrle, German painter and printmaker was born here Anton Braith, German painter of animals, was born and died here Loris Karius, Liverpool F. C. goalkeeper Dirk Raudies, Grand Prix driver, was born here Harry Baer, producer, author Johann Melchior Dinglinger, jeweller at the court of Augustus II the Strong in Dresden Steffen Deibler, swimmer Markus Deibler, swimmer Eberhard Emminger, lithographer Hugo Häring, architect Justin Heinrich Knecht, organ player, conductor Anton Kutter and telescope constructor Biberach is twinned with five cities. It has close links to Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands
Bavaria the Free State of Bavaria, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres, Bavaria is the largest German state by land area comprising a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 13 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state after North Rhine-Westphalia. Bavaria's main cities are Nuremberg; the history of Bavaria includes its earliest settlement by Iron Age Celtic tribes, followed by the conquests of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC, when the territory was incorporated into the provinces of Raetia and Noricum. It became a stem duchy in the 6th century AD following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, it was incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire, became an independent kingdom, joined the Prussian-led German Empire while retaining its title of kingdom, became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Duchy of Bavaria dates back to the year 555. In the 17th century AD, the Duke of Bavaria became a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Kingdom of Bavaria existed from 1806 to 1918. In 1946, the Free State of Bavaria re-organised itself on democratic lines after the Second World War. Bavaria has a unique culture because of the state's Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, architecture, festivals such as Oktoberfest and elements of Alpine symbolism; the state has the second largest economy among the German states by GDP figures, giving it a status as a rather wealthy German region. Modern Bavaria includes parts of the historical regions of Franconia and Swabia; the Bavarians emerged in a region north of the Alps inhabited by Celts, part of the Roman provinces of Raetia and Noricum. The Bavarians spoke Old High German, unlike other Germanic groups, they did not migrate from elsewhere. Rather, they seem to have coalesced out of other groups left behind by the Roman withdrawal late in the 5th century; these peoples may have included the Celtic Boii, some remaining Romans, Allemanni, Thuringians, Scirians, Heruli.
The name "Bavarian" means "Men of Baia" which may indicate Bohemia, the homeland of the Celtic Boii and of the Marcomanni. They first appear in written sources circa 520. A 17th century Jewish chronicler David Solomon Ganz, citing Cyriacus Spangenberg, claimed that the diocese was named after an ancient Bohemian king, Boiia, in the 14th century BC. From about 554 to 788, the house of Agilolfing ruled the Duchy of Bavaria, ending with Tassilo III, deposed by Charlemagne. Three early dukes are named in Frankish sources: Garibald I may have been appointed to the office by the Merovingian kings and married the Lombard princess Walderada when the church forbade her to King Chlothar I in 555, their daughter, became Queen of the Lombards in northern Italy and Garibald was forced to flee to her when he fell out with his Frankish overlords. Garibald's successor, Tassilo I, tried unsuccessfully to hold the eastern frontier against the expansion of Slavs and Avars around 600. Tassilo's son Garibald II seems to have achieved a balance of power between 610 and 616.
After Garibald II little is known of the Bavarians until Duke Theodo I, whose reign may have begun as early as 680. From 696 onwards he invited churchmen from the west to organize churches and strengthen Christianity in his duchy, his son, led a decisive Bavarian campaign to intervene in a succession dispute in the Lombard Kingdom in 714, married his sister Guntrud to the Lombard King Liutprand. At Theodo's death the duchy was reunited under his grandson Hugbert. At Hugbert's death the duchy passed from neighboring Alemannia. Odilo issued a law code for Bavaria, completed the process of church organization in partnership with St. Boniface, tried to intervene in Frankish succession disputes by fighting for the claims of the Carolingian Grifo, he was defeated near Augsburg in 743 but continued to rule until his death in 748. Saint Boniface completed the people's conversion to Christianity in the early 8th century. Tassilo III succeeded his father at the age of eight after an unsuccessful attempt by Grifo to rule Bavaria.
He ruled under Frankish oversight but began to function independently from 763 onwards. He was noted for founding new monasteries and for expanding eastwards, fighting Slavs in the eastern Alps and along the River Danube and colonising these lands. After 781, his cousin Charlemagne began to pressure Tassilo to submit and deposed him in 788; the deposition was not legitimate. Dissenters attempted a coup against Charlemagne at Tassilo's old capital of Regensburg in 792, led by his own son Pépin the Hunchback; the king had to drag Tassilo out of imprisonment to formally renounce his rights and titles at the Assembly of Frankfurt in 794. This is the last appearance of Tassilo in the sources, he died a monk; as all of his family were forced into monasteries, this was the end of the Agilolfing dynasty. For the next 400 years numerous families held the duchy for more than three generations. With the revolt of duke Henry the Quarrelsome in 976, Bavaria lost large territories in the south and
Tannheim is a municipality in the district of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located in upper Swabia at the river Iller. Church of St. Martin, built 1700–1702 Tannheim was the home of the annual Tannkosh airshow from 1993 to 2013. Norbert Kiechle, former Landrat Richard Ferdinand Maximilian Ignatius Joseph Valentin Hubertus Maria Graf von Schaesberg-Tannheim and businessman, winner of an Olympic silver medal.