Coat of arms

Coordinates: 48°31′06″N 09°24′20″E / 48.51833°N 9.40556°E / 48.51833; 9.40556Coordinates: 48°31′06″N 09°24′20″E / 48.51833°N 9.40556°E / 48.51833; 9.40556
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Reutlingen
  Mayor Siegmund Ganser
  Total 6.40 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 2,863
  Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72584
Dialling codes 07125
Vehicle registration RT
Website www.huelben.de

Hülben is a municipality in the district of Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

It is located next to the area of the Celtic Heidengraben.

Geographical location

Hülben is a municipality on the northern edge of the Swabian Jura, above the spa town of Bad Urach.

Neighbouring communities

The following cities and municipalities are bordering the municipality Hülben, they are (starting from the north) called the clockwise and belong to Reutlingen district or to Esslingen district ¹

Neuffen ¹, Erkenbrechtsweiler ¹, Grabenstetten, Bad Urach and Dettingen an der Erms.

Constituent communities

The municipality Hülben includes the village Hülben and a group of houses.[2]

Establishing and territorial affiliation

Hülben was probably founded in the time of the Alemannic conquest between 700 and 800. The village name is a dwelling place name by the two Hülben , where at that time had settled the first settlers. 1137 Hülben is first mentioned in the Zwiefalter chronicles. 1265 came Hülben as part of the House of Urach to Württemberg, and became Protestant 1534 after the Battle of Lauffen.

Only in 1866 Hülben had his own parish.


Nationally the community became known by the derived from Michael Cullin (* 1540) family of teachers named Kullen. From 1722 to 1966 (until 1939 without interruption) members of the family Kullen worked in the school service of Hülben. From the family Kullen came also the old pietism community, which helds till today the "fair Monday hour"

Population Development

The population figures are census results (¹) or official updates of the State Statistical Office (only principal residences).

Date Number of inhabitants
1. December 1871 ¹ 957
1. December 1900 ¹ 1.330
17. May 1939 ¹ 1.921
13. September 1950 ¹ 2.209
6. June 1961 ¹ 2.545
27. May 1970 ¹ 2.676
25. May 1987 ¹ 2.610
31. December 1995 2.893
31. December 2000 2.936
31. December 2005 2.885
31. December 2010 2.826

Coat of arms



The council Hülben has 12 members. The local elections in Baden-Württemberg 2014 were made in Hülben according to the majority vote, this means that only one list was drawn up. The council consists of the elected honorary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council.


Hülben Town hall 2013


Blazon: "In blue over a silver Wellenschildfuß a golden ammonite."

Old coat of arms

The old coat of arms was awarded on 26 April 1951 by Ministry of the Interior Württemberg-Hohenzollern.

Blazon: "In silver over a black Wellenschildfuß a black bar."

After a council resolution of 12 March 1948, the emblem of the already then no longer predominantly agricultural municipality should include other figures. The Wellenschildfuß refers to the municipality of origin, which is derived from "hülwe" = pool or lake. The bar is reminiscent of the Knights of Dettingen who had possessions in Hülben. The family of Cudi miles de Tettingen led this crest figure.[3]

Natural Monuments

The Hülben stalactite cave was discovered during the construction of national road Bad Urach-Hülben on September 19, 1978, it is a stalactite cave with stalactites and stalagmites. An about 5 m deep shaft leads into the easily accessible part of the cave. This has about room size, but with only partial low altitude.[4]

Regular events


Modern art (glasses) outside Hülben

Economy and infrastructure


The National Road 250 connects the municipality to the south with Bad Urach. The state road 1250 connects Hülben to the north with Neuffen.

The Public transport is guaranteed by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau (NALDO). The community is located in the comb 221.


Sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who have worked at the site

Famous pastors

In Hülben active painters



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  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description after circles and municipalities. Volume VII: Tübingen. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004807-4, pp 27-99
  3. Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Tübingen Volume 4 Tübingen page 66 ISBN 3-8062-0804-2 Published by the National Archives Directorate Baden-Württemberg 1987
  4. Uwe Eisner, Klaus Baldzer: The Hülbener cave. In: Bulletin of Höhlenforschungsgruppe Nürtingen. No. 12

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