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Süßen (or Süssen) is a town in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located on the river Fils 8 km east of Göppingen, near Stuttgart.

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Coat of arms of Süßen
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Location of Süßen within Göppingen district
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Süßen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°40′47″N 9°45′27″E / 48.67972°N 9.75750°E / 48.67972; 9.75750Coordinates: 48°40′47″N 9°45′27″E / 48.67972°N 9.75750°E / 48.67972; 9.75750
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictGöppingen
Government
 • MayorMarc O. Kersting
Area
 • Total12.78 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Elevation
364 m (1,194 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,192
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73079
Dialling codes07162
Vehicle registrationGP
Websitewww.suessen.de

HistoryEdit

Süßen was first mentioned with the name of Siezun in the Lorsch codex in 1071. Großsüßen (Greater Süßen) was at first in the possession of the count of Helfenstein, who, in 1382 pledged it to the city of Ulm. Kleinsüßen (Smaller Süßen), on the other hand, was in the hands of the family Pappenheim. They inherited the land forward to the landlords of Bubenhofen.

In frames of the Mediatization in 1802, Großsüßen was given to Bavaria but in 1810 the lands were given back, in frames of an exchange contract to Württemberg. Kleinsüßen was on the other hand never Bavarian land. After the exchange, both places, Groß- and Kleinsüßen were assigned under the Head Office of Geislingen.

With the opening of the Fils Valley Railway and Süßen station in 1847, Kleinsüßen was connected to the public transportation.

In 1933, the two townships, Großsüßen and Kleinsüßen were unified and the settlement Süßen was formed. The war reform in 1938 assigned the town to the region of Göppingen.

On July 1, 1996, Süßen obtained the title of town.

ReligionsEdit

In 1539 Protestantism was officially introduced in Großsüßen, being part of Ulm. Kleinsüßen, owned by the Pappenheims, remained Roman Catholic.

PopulationEdit

The development of the population

Date Population
1837 1,440
1907 2,425
1939 3,925
1950 5.946
1970 8.258
1983 8.433
2007 10.254

Coat of arms and flagEdit

The official coat of arms contains a black-white part and three red zig-zag lines. This shield became the official coat of arms in 1933. The red zig-zag lines represent the landlords of Bubenhofen, the former land owners. The black-white part represents the connections to Ulm. The red-white flag of the town was given on 13. March 1958 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

PartnershipsEdit

Süßen is a partner town of the Hungarian Törökbálint. This connection was established, when on 26. February 1946 the first Hungarian-Germans (266 of them) arrived from Törökbálint to Süßen, chased away by the Hungarian communists and the arriving Soviets.

PoliticsEdit

Local councilEdit

The local council in Süßen has 18 members. The elections in Baden-Württemberg 25.5.2014 had the following results.[2] The Gemeinderat is the elected Gemeinderäte and the mayor as chairman.

Parteien und Wählergemeinschaften %
2014
Sitze
2014
%
2009
Sitze
2009
CDU Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands 29,44 5 27,00 5
SPD Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands 25,95 5 22,40 4
FDP-AFW Freie Demokratische Partei/Allgemeine Freie Wähler Süßen 22,68 4 29,30 5
Grüne Alliance '90/The Greens 21,93 4 21,40 4
gesamt 100,0 18 100,0 18
Wahlbeteiligung 44,89 % 48,60 %

EventsEdit

  • Easter Market
  • Schützenfest: on the weekend following June 2
  • Town Festival, Stadtfest: on the weekend following July 2
  • Christmas market: on Saturday before the second advent

BuildingsEdit

  • A historic well in the town centre. Not really an "old" well, but it represents the history of Süßen. The well itself was built in 1981, planned by Emil Jo Homolka.
  • The Gothic Ulrich Church
  • The old Gothic Maria Church
  • The new Maria Church in Expressionistic style, built in 1929
  • The memorial of the poet Johann Georg Fischer on the Heidenheimer street

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Wahlinformationen des Kommunalen Rechenzentrums Stuttgart

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