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Location of Gammertingen within Sigmaringen district
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Coordinates: 48°14′58″N9°13′3″E / 48.24944°N 9.21750°E / 48.24944; 9.21750 Coordinates: 48°14′58″N9°13′3″E / 48.24944°N 9.21750°E / 48.24944; 9.21750
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
   Mayor Holger Jerg
  Total 52.97 km2 (20.45 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2015-12-31) [1]
  Total 6,341
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72497–72501
Dialling codes 07574
Vehicle registration SIG

Gammertingen is a town in the district of Sigmaringen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 18 km north of Sigmaringen.

Sigmaringen is a Landkreis (district) in the south of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Reutlingen, Biberach, Ravensburg, Bodensee, Constance, Tuttlingen, and Zollernalbkreis.

Baden-Württemberg State in Germany

Baden-Württemberg is a state in southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the border with France. It is Germany’s third-largest state, with an area of 35,751 km2 (13,804 sq mi) and 11 million inhabitants. Baden-Württemberg is a parliamentary republic and partly sovereign, federated state which was formed in 1952 by a merger of the states of Württemberg-Baden, Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern. The largest city in Baden-Württemberg is the state capital of Stuttgart, followed by Karlsruhe and Mannheim. Other cities are Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, Reutlingen and Ulm.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.



Geographical location

Gammertingen is located on the Swabian Jura in the valley of the Lauchert, a tributary of the Danube.

Swabian Jura low mountain range in Germany

The Swabian Jura, sometimes also named Swabian Alps in English, is a mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km (140 mi) from southwest to northeast and 40 to 70 km in width. It is named after the region of Swabia.

Lauchert river in Germany

The Lauchert is a river in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, left tributary of the Danube. Its source is near Sonnenbühl, in the Swabian Alb. It is approx. 60 km long. It flows generally south through the small towns Gammertingen, Veringenstadt and Bingen. It flows into the Danube in Sigmaringendorf.

Danube river in Central Europe

The Danube is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe.

Neighbouring communities

The following cities and towns are adjacent to the city of Gammertingen. They are called the clockwise, starting in the Northeast:

Clockwise one that proceeds in the same direction as a clocks hands

Two-dimensional rotation can occur in two possible directions. A clockwise motion is one that proceeds in the same direction as a clock's hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back up to the top. The opposite sense of rotation or revolution is counterclockwise (CCW) or anticlockwise (ACW).

Pfronstetten (Reutlingen (district)) Langenenslingen ( Biberach (district)) Hettingen, Neufra, Burladingen (Zollernalbkreis), Trochtelfingen (Reutlingen (district)).

Pfronstetten Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Pfronstetten is a town in the district of Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Reutlingen, nicknamed "The Gate to the Swabian Alb", is a Landkreis (district) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The former free imperial city reached the limit of 100,000 residents in 1989. It is the ninth-largest city in Baden-Württemberg. Reutlingen district's neighboring districts are Esslingen, Göppingen, Alb-Donau, Ostalbkreis, Biberach, Sigmaringen, Zollernalbkreis and Tübingen

Langenenslingen Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Langenenslingen is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It has a population close to 3,500.

Constituent communities

In addition to the core city of Gammertingen with around 5000 inhabitants belong to the whole city five districts, among them the three boroughs Feldhausen, Harthausen and Kettenacker together with the princely Hohenzollern domain Lusthof on the plateau of the Swabian Jura, Bronnen and Maria Berg.


The well-known Helmet of Gammertingen and other rich grave goods from a number of burial grounds provide the information of an early settlement in the time of the Merovingian dynasty. [2] Gammertingen was first mentioned in 1101 in a document of the Kloster Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen. Gammertingen was first mentioned in 1311 as a city. [3] During the time of the Hohenzollern and later Prussian times, Gammertingen was the seat of Oberamt, district court, forestry department and land registry.

During Nazi era was a camp of the female Reichsarbeitsdienst in Gammertingen. [4]

Coat of arms District Inhabitants Surface area
Wappen Gammertingen.svg Gammertingen (main locality) 5.000 1.769 ha
Wappen Bronnen (Gammertingen).svg Bronnen > 500 ?
Wappen Feldhausen.svg Feldhausen ca. 400 991 ha
Wappen Harthausen.png Harthausen ~ 250 671 ha
Wappen Kettenacker.png Kettenacker ca. 300 1.084 ha
Sin escudo.svg Mariaberg > 500 ?

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  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. Angela Vielstich, Edwin Ernst Weber: Der »Dreiländerkreis« Sigmaringen im geschichtlichen Überblick. In: Dirk Gaerte (Hrsg.); Edwin Ernst Weber (Konzeption): Der Dreiländerkreis Sigmaringen. Ein Führer zu Natur, Wirtschaft, Geschichte und Kultur. Gmeiner Verlag, Meßkirch 2007, ISBN   978-3-89977-512-9, S. 23–36, hier S. 24.
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  4. Edwin Ernst Weber: Sophie Scholl im Reichsarbeitsdienstlager Schloss Krauchenwies. In: Denkstättenkuratorium NS-Dokumentation Oberschwaben (Hrsg.): Denkorte an oberschwäbischen Erinnerungswegen in den Landkreisen Bodenseekreis und Sigmaringen. 2012. S. 30