Stockach

Stockach is a town in the district of Konstanz, in southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Stockach

Coat of arms
Location of Stockach within Konstanz district
Stockach
Stockach
Coordinates: 47°51′5″N 9°0′41″E
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictKonstanz
Subdivisions10
Government
  MayorRainer Stolz
Area
  Total69.75 km2 (26.93 sq mi)
Elevation
491 m (1,611 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total17,114
  Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78333
Dialling codes07771
Vehicle registrationKN
Websitewww.stockach.de

Location

It is situated in the Hegau region, about 5 km northwest of Lake Constance, 13 km north of Radolfzell and 25 km northwest of Konstanz.

Stockach includes the central city and 10 villages:

  • Espasingen
  • Hindelwangen
  • Hoppetenzell
  • Mahlspüren im Hegau
  • Mahlspüren im Tal
  • Seelfingen
  • Raithaslach
  • Wahlwies
  • Winterspüren
  • Zizenhausen

History

The Counts of Nellenburg founded Stockach in the 13th century, the town receiving town privileges in 1283. In 1401 to the Landgraviate of Nellenburg owned the towns of Engen, Tengen, Radolfzell, Stockach, 125 villages, 9 abbeys and 4 mailing stations.

The Counts of Nellenburg became extinct in 1422 and their estates were acquired by the House of Habsburg in 1465; hence Stockach was a part of Further Austria until 1805. In the Swabian War of 1499 the troops of the Three Leagues besieged the town but failed to capture it.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria set fire to Stockach. During the French Revolutionary Wars of the Second Coalition two battles were fought here between the French First Republic and the Habsburg Monarchy in 1799 and 1800. In 1810 Stockach finally fell to the Grand Duchy of Baden.

Politics

Parties in the Ratshaus

PartyPercentageSeatsSource
Christian Democratic Union34.30%11[2]
Free Voters33.3810
Social Democratic Party15.895
Green Party9.403
Free Democratic Party7.032

Twin towns

Stockach is twinned with:

Personality

Freeman

  • 1993 Franz Ziwey (born 1932), 24 years mayor of Stockach [3]

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Max Cramer (1859–1933), teacher and genealogist
  • Albert Gockel (1860–1927), physicist
  • Karl Friedrich Gegauf (1860–1926), born in Wahlwies, invented and built the first hemstitch sewing machine in the world and laid the foundation for the Bernina Internationalcompany
  • Andreas Renner (born 1959), politician (CDU) and former Minister of Social Affairs of Baden-Württemberg

Personalities who have worked locally

  • Anton Sohn (1769–1841), creator of the Zizenhausener terracottas lived and worked from 1799 until his death in the district Zizenhausen
  • Gustav Holtzrock (1869–1938), painter, lived and worked from 1919 until his death in Stockach
  • Marc Dumitru (born 1986), actor and performer in House of Anubis [4]

References

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. "Endgültiges Wahlergebnis". City of Stockach. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  3. Jörg Braun (jöb): “Nur kein großes Aufheben”. In: Südkurier vom 16. Dezember 2002
  4. Marc Dumitru. Website der AnubisPedia. Abgerufen am 13. März 2010.
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