Dettingen an der Erms

Dettingen an der Erms

Coat of arms
Dettingen an der Erms

Coordinates: 48°31′48″N 09°20′50″E / 48.53000°N 9.34722°E / 48.53000; 9.34722Coordinates: 48°31′48″N 09°20′50″E / 48.53000°N 9.34722°E / 48.53000; 9.34722
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Reutlingen
  Mayor Michael Hillert
  Total 15.81 km2 (6.10 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 9,477
  Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72575–72581
Dialling codes 07123
Vehicle registration RT

Dettingen an der Erms (Dettingen on the Erms River) is a town in the district of Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The town about twelve kilometers north-east of Reutlingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg or about 46 kilometers from Stuttgart. The municipality belongs to the metropolitan region of Stuttgart.

Geographical location

The district is located in the upper Erms Valley between the towns of Bad Urach and Metzingen at the foot of the central Swabian Alb. The town is at an altitude of 372 m above sea level. The following cities and towns bordering the municipality of Dettingen, they are listed clockwise, starting in the north 1) Neuffen, 2) Hülben, 3) Bad Urach, 4) St. Johann and 5) Metzingen.


A church has been located in Dettingen since the 11th century. As in all of Württemberg, the Reformation was introduced in 1534; the community is primarily Lutheran (Evangelisch). In 1967 a second Protestant church was located in the district Buchhalde.

After the Second World War Roman Catholic community increased in size. In addition, the New Apostolic Church is represented in the town.

In Dettingen the Evangelical Brotherhood Kecharismai eV, operates a two garden businesses and a retirement home.

Mayor / Bürgermeister

In March 2010 Michael Hillert was elected with 60.37% of the vote in the first ballot with a voter turnout of 57.4%. It was Herr Hillert's second term as mayor.

Coat of Arms or Shield

The city's red shield include features include 1) golden double hook and 2) the top left and bottom right of each includes a six-pointed golden star. The double hook is referred to in common parlance as Wolfsangel. The Wolfsangel ("wolf-hook") is a German term for certain heraldic charges. It represents a stylized wolf-hook, a German wolf-hunting device. A wolf-hook is used in a similar way as a fishing hook: it is attached on a chain which is anchored to a tree or similar stout object, and a bait is put on the hook. When the wolf eats the bait, it swallows the hook. The chain prevents the wolf from escaping, and it can be killed at will.

Culture and Tourist Sights


There are four music societies in Dettingen on the Erms:


The town features a Hometown Museum (Heimatmuseum) featuring a blacksmithing with a historic forge, a bakery, and historic farmhouse/barn.

There are two famous people from the town, Wilhelm Zimmerman and Johann Ludwig Fricker. The Johann Ludwig House includes memorials to both men.Wilhelm-Zimmermann-Gedenkstätte Johann-Ludwig-Fricker-Haus.

Regular Dettingen Events

Local Parks

Sport Clubs

air pistol, small bore rifles and small caliber pistols for all ages)

Culture and sights

The town is located on the Swabian Poet Road, a road that leads past many interesting sights. This road goes from Bad Mergentheim to Meersburg.

Sons and daughters of the town

People who worked on the side


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