Owingen is a municipality in the district "Bodenseekreis" in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Owingen
Coat of arms of Owingen
Location of Owingen within Bodenseekreis district
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Owingen is located in Germany
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Owingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°48′30″N 9°10′15″E / 47.80833°N 9.17083°E / 47.80833; 9.17083Coordinates: 47°48′30″N 9°10′15″E / 47.80833°N 9.17083°E / 47.80833; 9.17083
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictBodenseekreis
Subdivisions4 (Owingen, Billafingen, Hohenbodman, Taisersdorf)
Government
 • Mayor (2017–25) Henrik Wengert[1]
Area
 • Total36.73 km2 (14.18 sq mi)
Elevation
535 m (1,755 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,523
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
88696
Dialling codes07551
Vehicle registrationFN
Websitewww.owingen.de

GeographyEdit

Geographical LocationEdit

Owingen is located about six kilometers north of Überlingen in the "Lake Costance"-Region.

Municipal divisionEdit

The municipality consist of the core town of Owingen, and the districts Billafingen, Hohenbodman and Taisersdorf.

District Inhabitant (31.12.2019) Area
Owingen 3229 1611 ha
Billafingen 756 917 ha
Hohenbodman 228 811 ha
Taisersdorf 296 333 ha

Protected AreasEdit

Look: List of Nature Monuments in Owingen

In Owingen are the Naturschutzgebiet Aachtobel and the Landschaftsschutzgebiet Drumlin "Im Hasenbühl" and "Gegez", two part areas by the FFH-Gebiets Bodensee Hinterland at Überlingen, and four water conservation areas.

HistoryEdit

Owingen's first documentary mention can be found in the "Peterhaus Chronic" of 1134. However, the area was already in the 5th century populated by the Alemans. The district of Taisersdorf was first documented in 1155.

Through the following centuries, a close albeit not always frictionless connection with the Salem Monastery, to which the village had been subordinate since 1324.

In the Thirty Years' War, Owingen was destroyed by the swedes in 1634 and looted by the French in 1643.

Owingen became Baden with the Principal Conclusion of the Extraordinary Imperial Delegation and the secularization of the Salem Imperial Abbey. During the revolution, Owingen made weapons and soldiers available to the Baden Civil Armed Forces in May 1849.

The municipality coped well with structural change after the Second World War and has roughly increased its population to this day. In the 1960's, Owingen was one of the first municipalities outside the larger cities on Lake Constance to have its own sewerage treatment plant.

Owingen was an independent municipality in the district of Überlingen from 1939, which in the course of the district reform on the 1st January 1973 merged into the new Lake Constance District.

The municipality became internationally when two planes collided on the 1st July 2002. In the airspace above Owingen, a Bashkirian Airlines passenger aircraft (Flight 2937) collided with a DHL cargo aircraft (Flight 611). 71 people died in the accident, including many children who were travelled to Spain.

PoliticsEdit

Administrative communityEdit

Owingen has entered into an agreed administrative community with the municipality of Sipplingen and the large district town of Überlingen.

MayorsEdit

  • 1831–1842: Fidel Endres
  • 1842–1869: Johann Storck
  • 1870–1874: Josef Keller
  • 1874–1896: Josef Endres
  • 1896–1904: Gerhard Gams
  • 1904–1929: Wilhelm Endres
  • 1929–1945: Karl Mayer
  • 1946: Edwin Lutz
  • 1946–1969: Josef Fischer
  • 1969–2001: Karl-Friedrich Reiner
  • 2001–2009: Günther Former
  • October 2009–January 2010 Rudolf Fischer
  • Since 2010: Henrik Wengert

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aktuelle Wahlergebnisse, Staatsanzeiger, accessed 11 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2020" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2020] (CSV). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). June 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  1. Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg – Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2020 (CSV-Datei) (Hilfe dazu).
  2. Hochspringen nach:a b c d e f g h Eva-Maria Bast: Owingen. „Ich fühle mich hier pudelwohl“. In: Die Region stellt sich vor. Wir sind hier. Sonderbeilage des Südkurier vom 19. November 2010, S. 8.
  3. ↑ Owingen: 1611 ha 21 a 95 m²
  4. ↑ Billafingen: 917 ha 3 a 43 m²
  5. ↑ Hohenbodman: 811 ha 14 a 45 m²
  6. ↑ Taisersdorf 333 ha 44 a 80 m²
  7. ↑ Daten- und Kartendienst der LUBW
  8. Hochspringen nach:a b Statistisches Bundesamt (Hrsg.): . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart/Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1, S. 503.
  9. ↑ Statistisches Bundesamt (Hrsg.): . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart/Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1, S. 546.
  10. ↑ Statistisches Landesamt BW-Endgültige Ergebnisse der Gemeinderatswahlen 2014 (Seite nicht mehr abrufbar, Suche in Webarchiven)  Info: Der Link wurde automatisch als defekt markiert. Bitte prüfe den Link gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.
  11. ↑ : Hans-Peter Walter (hpw): Knotenpunkt für Postkutschen. In: Südkurier vom 9. September 2010.
  12. Hochspringen nach:a b Angelika Thiel: Taisersdorf anno dazumal. In: Südkurier vom 3. Juli 2010.
  13. ↑ Franz Bohnstedt: Der Schloßbühl von Owingen. In: Schriften des Vereins für Geschichte des Bodensees und seiner Umgebung, 79. Jg. 1961, S. 120–125 (Digitalisat)
  14. ↑ Südkurier-Grafik: Orlowski/ Quelle: Hauptzollamt Ulm: Zahl der Kleinbrenner. In: Hanspeter Walter (hpw): Das alte Monopol läuft aus. In: Südkurier vom 17. Dezember 2011