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Heidenheim is a city in eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on Baden-Wurttemberg's border with Bavaria, approximately 17 km south of Aalen and 33 km north of Ulm. Heidenheim is the largest city, the seat of Heidenheim County, and ranks third in size among the cities in the region of East Wurttemberg. Heidenheim is the economic center for all the communities in Heidenheim County. Heidenheim collaborates with the town of Nattheim in administrative matters. The residents of Heidenheim and its surrounding area speak in the distinct German dialect of Swabian.
Heidenheim is situated between Albuch and the Härtsfeld region in the northeast corner of the Swabian Alb where the valley of the Brenz meets the Stubental at the foot of Hellenstein Mountain. A permanent settlement was not established until approximately 1300 BC, Before Christ. Extensive ruins remain of settlements dating, predominantly, to the period from 1200 to 800 BC. At the time of the Roman Empire in 85 AD, Heidenheim was the location of Castle Aquileia, a civilian settlement was founded around it marked by the intersection of five Roman roads. It was the largest Roman city in, Baden-Wurttemberg.
Heidenheim’s main attractions include Schnaitheim known for its shopping and commercial districts Wehrenfeld consists largely of villas and mansions belonging to Heidenheim's entrepreneurs and business people. The Moldenberg sports a large recreational area with numerous athletic attractions. Hagen is where skiers find the longest cross-country skiing trails in the greater Heidenheim area and lugers and snow-tubers have ample opportunity to practice their sport.
Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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