Nusplingen is a municipality in Zollernalbkreis in Baden- Württemberg, Germany.

  • 2.1 Mayor
  • 3.1 Structures 3.1.1 Old Cemetery Church of Saints Peter and Paul
  • 4.1 traffic
  • 4.2 spa
  • 4.3 Say


Nusplingen located on the Heuberg, the south-western part of the Swabian Alb in the Valley of Bara. The district is part of the Natural Park of the Upper Danube.

City ​​Nusplingen

A local aristocracy is attested in Nusplingen in numerous documents. Heinrich von Tierberg surnamed Haiterbach had probably sold his property in Haiterbach and it acquired its new rule Meßstetten. Besides Tieringen, Meßstetten, Hossingen and the bailiff law of Nusplingen the castle Wenzel stone belonged ( Winzeln ) to do so. The at that time significant, Catholic Church in St. Lamprecht Meßstetten is supported by Heinrich and Burkhard von Tierberg and Collegiate Church. 1360 cause the animal Berger one years time for themselves, their ancestors and descendants in the Church Meßstetten ( St.Lamprecht, after Erdbebenbschäden 1911 largely renewed ), where his mother, his wife and three sisters are buried in the crypt. The Stadgräben the city Nusplingen were filled with water. Special fates is Nusplingens on to mention that the same shall have been burnt down in 1475 by the Rottweilers, on October 16, 1633 by the Swedes, and in 1659 J. lit by a woman, in 1692 by a boy ( Pfarrbeschr. ). - The Sept. 16, 1503 collected Johann Wernher von rooms allhier the armed forces with which he held the following day Meßkirch ( Zimmerische Chronik2, 104); during the war fell Schmalkaldic the Rottweiler ( unknown reason ) in a Nusplingen and burned a house down allda ( Ruckgaber 2b, 209).

Community structure

The municipality includes the village Nusplingen Nusplingen, the hamlet Dietstaig, Harthöfe and Heath Town and the houses Heckental and climbing house.

Within the area are the waste places Beuren, Deller Mayrhofen, Dietstaig and Pettenweiler. Beuren was Heckental and 1581 was mentioned for the first time as a field name. Deller Mayrhofen was Heidenstadt and was named in 1461 as a field name. Dietstaig was a medieval settlement, which is disposed of before 1390. In its place today Dietstaig hamlet was founded in 1826. Pettenweiler was first mentioned in 735 as Pettinwilare and was in the 14th century courtyard of the monastery of St. Gall and also high bergisches in the 14th century fiefdom.


Nusplingen Plattenkalk

Before about 150 million years ago was located in the tropical Jurassic Sea in present-day area above Nusplingen a deep lagoon in which layer has been deposited by layer of fine lime mud Nusplingen Plattenkalk called. This thin-plate rock has a large number of fossils preserved as ammonites, pterosaurs, marine crocodiles and fish.

Since 1993, the Stuttgart Natural History Museum digs in Nusplingen Solnhofen. Special finds this excavation are numerous specimens of roche like sharks, the so-called sea angels. Among the more common fossils in the Solnhofen Nusplingen include up to 25 cm long shrimps. Are particularly numerous finds of ammonites, which are partially well preserved, in some specimens of gastric contents is even more visible. Among the land animals remains of insects are particularly noteworthy, including one obtained in organic matter giant dragonfly with a wingspan of about 15 cm. Among the numerous fish finds particularly the findings of coelacanths are striking next to the sea angels. To date, more than 7,000 individual finds were recovered.

The excavations of the Stuttgart Natural History Museum will also be continued in the coming years. Visits in the excavation reserve " Nusplingen Plattenkalk " on the Westerberg - see sign " Geol Quarry " - are always possible, but it is forbidden to dig for fossils.

About the uniqueness and history of Nusplingen Plattenkalks and related Kuppenalb informed a furnished geological trail.



The mayor is elected for a term of eight years. Current incumbent is Alfons cooling wine, which was confirmed after a first, begun in 1992 tenure in the years 2000 and 2008 in the office.

Culture and sights


Old Cemetery Church of Saints Peter and Paul

The old cemetery church is dedicated to St. Peter and Paul, and goes back to a Carolingian establishment about the year 800. Archaeological excavations uncovered the foundations that are likely to come from a secular, but also the remains of a church interior with graves came to light. This suggests that this is a noble residence with its own church. The present church was built around 1000th The westward expansion and the three-story choir tower can be dated to the year 1250 and is therefore not attributable to the Romanesque. In 1380, the choir and the nave was rebuilt, Gothic style elements found their way. From this time the precious frescoes that were uncovered 1972-1975 come. The tower was increased in later times, and placed in its present form. A structural feature of the church is the medieval Hagioskop, a so-called leprosy column. Furthermore, they contain valuable wooden sculptures of the Ulm School, frescoes from the Renaissance and Baroque coffered ceiling.


Nusplingen has for winter sports enthusiasts on groomed trails and a 250 -meter ski lift on the Hart. The difference in height is 50 meters. The communities Bärenthal, Irndorf, Nusplingen and Schwenningen created in 2011 a joint network of trails for cross-country skiing. After the connection of the newly created trail could be created to grace hamlet on the Indorfer trail network, was now the merger with the existing Nusplingen and Schwenniger trails through the Irndorfer Hardt an extensive ski area.

Economy and infrastructure


During construction of the railway Heuberg Nusplingen was provided as Endhaltpunkt. However, the route was realized only in 1928 to seven kilometers from Nusplingen remote Reichenbach am Heuberg in 1966 and decommissioned.

The public transport is ensured today by Transport Association Neckar -Alb -Donau ( NALDO ). The municipality is located in the comb 335


In the Middle Ages there was a Mayenbad in Heckental. The people hoped for cure or at least alleviate the predominantly rheumatic complaints. Numerous studies is now known that the absorbed sulfur in the bath stimulates cell metabolism, engages in enzymatic processes and is incorporated into organic substances. Also in Meßstetten (Weiler Geyerbad (48 ° 10 ' 46.36 " N, 8 ° 52' 38.29 " O48.1795448.877304 ) ), Tuttlingen and bathroom were Sebastiansweiler and water are applied.


On the fir rocks at Nusplingen should have stood formerly a castle, in which a noble Burgräulein lived. Konrad Albert Koch created a reconstruction drawing. Once upon a time there was a gypsy woman with her ​​baby and asked for a night's lodging. Vain. Bat again and again in vain. Since the gypsy cursed the lady for so long, timbered a cradle to rock from one of the trees growing there and in an infant cradled 'll Anton Birlinger, from Swabia I, pp. 261 f.)