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Ellwangen Overview

Ellwangen an der Jagst, officially Ellwangen (Jagst), in common use simply Ellwangen is a town in the district of Ostalbkreis in the east of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated about 17 km north of Aalen (Aalen vacation rentals | Aalen travel guide).

Ellwangen is situated in the valley of the river Jagst, between the foothills of the Swabian Alb and Virngrund (ancient Virgundia) forest, the latter being part of the Swabian-Franconian Forest. The Jagst runs through Ellwangen from south to north.

Things to See in Ellwangen

Medieval town centre with its churches, notably Ellwangen Basilica. Also well known are the Baroque pilgrimage church, Schoenenberg, and the castle, both on hills near to the city.

Alamannenmuseum Ellwangen

Bauernstube and the Hunt Museum

Palais Adelmann

Antoniuskapelle Schrezheim

Schloss Ellwangen

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More about the History of Ellwangen

After the German Mediatisation of 1802, Ellwangen became a part of the duchy of Württemberg. At first it was the government seat of Neuwürttemberg, the territories Württemberg had acquired by mediatisation. In 1803 the town became centre of a district (Oberamt), which in 1806 was included into the new Kingdom of Württemberg. In 1807 Ellwangen became seat of the Jagstkreis (Jagst District), until the district was merged into a larger unit in 1924. The king of Württemberg, who had acquired large areas with a predominantly Roman Catholic population, wanted Ellwangen to become the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese. To achieve this, he founded in Ellwangen in 1812 an ordinary and a seminary, as well as a Roman Catholic theological faculty. The faculty was soon moved to Tübingen (Tübingen vacation rentals | Tübingen travel guide), where it became part of Eberhard Karls University. The seminary and the ordinary went in 1817 to Rottenburg am Neckar (Rottenburg am Neckar vacation rentals | Rottenburg am Neckar travel guide), which became in 1821 the seat of the newly-formed diocese for Württemberg.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Ellwangen an der Jagst, officially Ellwangen (Jagst), in common use simply Ellwangen is a town in the district of Ostalbkreis in the east of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated about 17 km north of Aalen.

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