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Schelklingen is a town in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated 10 km north of Ehingen, and 20 km west of Ulm. Schelklingen with the major part of its territory (82%) forms a part of the Biospheric Region of the Swabian Alb.

Schelklingen is a town in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated 10 km north of Ehingen, and 20 km west of Ulm. Schelklingen with the major part of its territory (82%) forms a part of the Biospheric Region of the Swabian Alb.

Geography

The city centre of Schelklingen is located in the prehistoric valley of the Danube at the feet of the Swabian Alb (547 m above NN). The villages Hausen ob Urspring, Justingen and Ingstetten are located on the table land of the Swabian Alb. In the Schmiech valley are located the villages of Schmiechen, Hütten, Gundershofen and Sondernach.

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More about the History of Schelklingen

The first owners of the village and castle of Schelklingen were free lords of Schelklingen, probably related to the lords of Steußlingen, Justingen, etc. In 1127, three brothers, called of Schelklingen, donated property to the monastery of Urspring. Approximately in 1200 by the way of purchase, marriage or inheritance the territory of Schelklingen was acquired by the Counts of Berg (Grafen von Berg) which later adopted the name Counts of Berg-Schelklingen (Grafen von Berg-Schelklingen). For the first time in 1234, Schelklingen is called town (civitas, municipal law). In 1343, the last Count of Berg-Schelklingen sold the territory of Schelklingen to the Dukes of Austria and received it back as fief. When the last Count of Berg-Schelklingen died in 1346, the territory of Schelklingen went to the Dukes of Austria.

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Schelklingen is a town in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated 10 km north of Ehingen, and 20 km west of Ulm. Schelklingen with the major part of its territory (82%) forms a part of the Biospheric Region of the Swabian Alb.

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