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Erbach (Donau) (Baden-Wurttemberg)




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Erbach an der Donau is a town on the Danube River in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Located in the Alb-Donau District, Erbach lies between Ulm and Ehingen an der Donau on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb. Erbach was first mentioned in the Konstanz Tithe Book in 1275 as a parish called Irlebach. Its population was 13,258 as on 31 December 2004, has an area of 73.43 square kilometers, population density of 207 per square kilometers and has an elevation of 481 meters.

Erbach received town privileges on 1 August 2002. Erbach lies on the Bundesstrasse 311 road between Ulm and Ehingen an der Donau. It is also located on a rail line of the W├╝rttembergian South Rail between Ulm and Lindau. Erbach is part of the Danube-Iller Traffic Network, in whose tariff region the South Rail between Ulm and Bad Schussenried belongs to. Erbach has an airfield used by many private pilots from Ulm.

In 1972 the community Ringingen was incorporated into Erbach. In the course of community reforms in 1974 the communities Bach, Dellmensingen, Donaurieden and Ersingen were also incorporated into Erbach. Erbach is located on the Upper Swabian Baroque Road as well as the Way of St. James. The most widely seen sight of the town is the Renaissance Castle Erbach from the early 16th century. The castle was the residence of the Freiherren of Ulm in Erbach.

Baden-Wurttemberg is a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in the southwestern part of the country to the east of the Upper Rhine. It is third largest in both area and population among the country's sixteen states, with an area of 35,742 square kilometers and 10.7 million inhabitants. The state capital is Stuttgart. The state borders on Switzerland to the south, on France to the west, and on the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate to northwest, Hesse to north and Bavaria lies to east.

Erbach can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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