Urbach, Baden-Württemberg

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48°48'47"N
009°34'44"E
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Urbach is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is east of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. It belongs to the metropolitan region of Stuttgart.

History

Middle Ages

On May 25, 1181, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor "Barbarossa" issued a certificate in which he took the monastery at Adelberg under his protection. In the document, Urbach was referred to as Uracbach.

Modern Times

Since their formation in 1819, the agricultural Oberurbach and the more industrial Unterurbach were two separate municipalities. Ober-and Unterurbach belonged initially to Oberamt Schorndorf and became part of the district of Waiblingen in 1938. In 1970 Ober- and Unterurbach were merged to form the district of Urbach. When Waiblingen was dissolved in 1973, Urbach became part of Rems-Murr-Kreis.

Culture

Buildings

The Afrakirche is a Protestant church with parts built over the course of the 16th to 18th centuries. The Baptist Church was completed in 1999. In 2003 it was awarded with the "Freikirchlicher Architekturpreis". Urbach Tower is a 14-metre experimental structure that serves as a lookout point and shelter.

Museums

In Urbach there are two museums, the Museum am Widumhof and the Museum Farrenstall.

Twin Towns

Urbach is twinned with: Szentlőrinc, Hungary

Sons and daughters of the town

Theodor Bäuerle (born June 16, 1882 in Unterurbach; died 29. May 1956 in Stuttgart), politician (independent, Minister of Culture of Württemberg-Baden) Eleonore Dehnerdt (born 1956), writer Hermann Nuding (born July 3, 1902 in Oberurbach; died December 31, 1966 in Stuttgart), KPD -politician, (Bundestag, Landtag Württemberg-Baden)
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