Hohenlohe (district)

The Hohenlohe district is measured by its population of the smallest district in Baden- Württemberg. It belongs to the Heilbronn-Franken region in the Region of Stuttgart. The Hohenlohe district is bordered on the southwest and west by the district of Heilbronn in the north to the Neckar -Odenwald -Kreis and the Main- Tauber district and in the east and south by the district of Schwäbisch Hall. The name derives from the historical region of Hohenlohe.

  • 4.1 Kreistag
  • 4.2 District
  • 4.3 Coat of Arms
  • 4.4 District Partnerships
  • 5.1 traffic 5.1.1 Road Traffic
  • 5.1.2 Rail Transport
  • 5.1.3 bus


The Hohenlohe district participates in the Hohenlohe plain and the southern land, and on the south by the Waldburger mountains belonging to the Forest Nature Park, Swabian-Franconian. Through the circle area flow the two right tributaries of the Neckar, the Jagst and the kettle. The highest point of the circular area measuring 523 m and is located near Waldenburg.

The list of places in the Hohenlohe district contains about 320 places (towns, villages, hamlets, farms and residential lots) of Hohenlohe in a geographical sense.


In the district of Hohenlohe there are the following protected areas:


The Hohenlohe district was formed by the district reform on 1 January 1973. At that time the Altkreise Öhringen and Künzelsau were united to the new district of Hohenlohe. For the district came some places of the districts Book, Schwäbisch Hall and Crailsheim. County seat was Künzelsau. The two Altkreise Öhringen Künzelsau and go back to the same old Württemberg top offices, which were built after the transition of the former dominions of Hohenlohe Württemberg to 1803. The upper office Öhringen the eastern part of the dissolved Oberamts vineyard in 1926 connected. 1938 both upper offices were transferred to counties and completed some boundary changes. The area around herb home was Baden until 1945, and formed the beginning of a private office, which in 1864 united with the office Boxberg and finally at its dissolution to the circle Buchen (Odenwald) came. In the district reform, however, came the majority of the circle Book of the Neckar -Odenwald -Kreis, the area around the home herb Hohenlohe. After completion of the municipal reform of Hohenlohe includes a further 16 municipalities, including eight cities thereof, and now as a large district ( Öhringen ). Largest city is Öhringen smallest municipality is Zweiflingen.

Population Development

The population figures are census results (¹) or official updates by the State Statistical Office of Baden- Württemberg ( only primary residences ).


The district is administered by the county council and the district administration.


The district council is elected by the voters in the district for five years. The last municipal election on 7 June 2009 yielded the following result:


The council elects the District for a term of 8 years. This is the legal representative and the representative of the district as well as Chairman of the County Council and its committees. He directs the district office and is an official of the circle.

His area of ​​responsibility includes the preparation of the district council meetings and its committees. He shall convene meetings, directs this and implements the decisions taken there. In the bodies he has - except for preliminary in giving the decision- committees - no voting rights. His deputy is the first state officials.

The district councils of the district Künzelsau 1939-1972:

The district councils of the district Öhringen 1938-1972:

The district administrators of Hohenlohe since 1973:

Coat of arms

Blazon: " Argent, on an elevated red sign foot, in a sechsspeichiges Silver Wheel, two border, red bezungte black leopards with folded tails (Coat of Arms Awards April 3, 1974 ) "

Meaning: The two coats of arms symbolize the previous power structures in the district until the early 19th century: the leopards of the princes of Hohenlohe and the Mainz wheel of the old diocese of Mainz.

See also: List of coats of arms in Hohenlohe

District partnerships

The Hohenlohe district has partnerships with the County Limerick in Ireland (since 1990 ) and the powiat Kędzierzyńsko - Kozielski in Poland ( since 2009).

Economy and infrastructure

The economic focus is mainly in the electrical engineering industry, in the metal working industry, including the engine and vehicle construction, in the regulation and control technology as well as in the textile industry and in publishing.

It is here that the ingenuity and the proverbial Tüftlertum the established companies make a positive impact. Leading companies whose products and know-how of international importance are, in the Hohenlohe district are located.

In addition to the manufacturing sector and a strong craft structure known and significant trading companies, in particular in fastening technology, such as Würth, Berner and BTI, and many service industries are located in the district of Hohenlohe. The 16 cities and municipalities of the district support new businesses and business expansions through the provision of inexpensive land. In recent years, there was a change in this in previous years very heavily agricultural, least developed district of Baden-Württemberg. In relation to the population, the Hohenlohe district on the Germany 's highest density of world- leading companies.



Through the southern district area, the Federal Highway leads 6 (Mannheim - Nuremberg). Furthermore, the federal highway 19 ( Schwäbisch Hall -Würzburg ) and several state and county roads open up the county.


The city Öhringen was connected in 1862 by the Württemberg State Railways on the track Heilbronn- Schwäbisch Hall (Kocher train). From their chain since 1892 in Waldenburg the kettle valley railway as a spur track to Künzelsau, which became, in 1924 cooker downward extended by the German Reichsbahn to Forchtenberg.

From there remained a gap of about 14 km in length made ​​up to the end point of the Lower Kettle Valley Railway which ran from Bath Friedrich -Jagstfeld after Ohrnberg and was opened in 1913 by the Württemberg Railway Company.

In Jagsttal already from 1900 to 1901 by the company Vering & Waechter, a narrow gauge railway, the railway Jagsttal been built, the main railway Würzburg -Heilbronn left in Moeckmuehl and up the valley to Dörzbach wrong.

The circle began about 1980 with the much-publicized transport model Hohenlohe entirely on the bus and the regular operation of all places. Only 28 km from the only 78 km comprehensive rail network remained with four stations in operation until on the railway line Heilbronn- Crailsheim the S4 line of Albtal transport company expanded the market to Öhringen.

In passenger transport, these sections have been closed:


The bus is determined by the intrinsic operation of Hohenlohe Hohenlohe transport ( NVH). This is collectively integrated into the traffic group Heilbronner Hohenlohe Haller transport.

County facilities

The Hohenlohe is Schulträger following Vocational Schools: Building School Künzelsau, Commercial School Künzelsau, home economics school Künzelsau, Commercial School Öhringen, Commercial School Öhringen and Home Economics and Agricultural School Öhringen, also the following special schools: Siblings Scholl School for mentally and physically handicapped with Schulkindergarten künzelsau and Erich Kästner school for speech impaired Künzelsau.

The Hohenlohe is a shareholder of Hohenlohe Hospital gGmbH based in Öhringen, which is, among other carriers of the two hospitals in Künzelsau and Öhringen and various nursing home and senior centers.

Cities and Towns

Agreed administrative communities and local government associations