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Württemberg is a historical German territory. Together with Baden and Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.

Württemberg, often spelled "Wirtemberg" or "Wurtemberg" in English, developed as a political entity in southwest Germany, with the core established around Stuttgart by Count Conrad (died 1110). His descendants expanded Württemberg while surviving Germany's religious wars, changes in imperial policy, and invasions from France. The state had a basic parliamentary system that changed to absolutism in the 18th century.

Originally part of the old Duchy of Swabia, its history can be summarized in the following periods:
County of Württemberg (1083–1495)
Duchy of Württemberg (1495–1803)
Electorate of Württemberg (1803–1806)
Kingdom of Württemberg (1806–1918)
Free People's State of Württemberg (1918–1945)

After World War II, it was split into Württemberg-Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern. Finally, in 1952, it was integrated into Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart, the historical capital city of Württemberg, became the capital of the present state.


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  • Württemberg - Duke, Johann Frederick (1582–1628), failed to become an absolute ruler, and perforce recognised the checks on his power.
    During his reign, which ended in July 1628, Württemberg suffered severely from the Thirty Years' War although the duke himself took no part in it.
  • 1700 - Duchy of Württemberg is part of the Holy Roman Empire

  • 1800 - Populaton of the Duchy of Württemberg (Holy Roman Empire) - 1,350,000

  • 1806 - Württemberg recognized as a kingdom of Germany
    Frederick II of the Duke of Württemberg assumed the title of King Frederick I on 1 January 1806.
  • Württemberg - King Frederick II was succeeded by his son, William I who, after much discussion, granted a new constitution in September 1819.
  • Württemberg - In July 1864, Charles I succeeded his father William I as king
  • Württemberg - When King Charles died suddenly on 6 October 1891, he was succeeded by his nephew, William II
  • 1906
    Wiirttemberg, wUR'tem-beRa\ a kingdom in the SW. part of Germany, the third state in size of the German Em pire, and the fourth in order of population, bounded on the E. by Bavaria, on the NW., W., and SW. by Baden, and on theS. by the Prussian province of Hohenzollern and the Lake of Constance. Wiirttetnberg has some small ex claves in Baden and Hohenzollern. It is divided into the circles of the Neckar, Black Forest (Sehwarzwald), Danube, and Jagst. Area, 7528 sq. m. Pop. in 1900, 2,169,480. About 70 per cent, of the population is Protestant. The principal towns are Stuttgart (the capital), Ulm, Heilbronn, Esslingen, Cannstatt, and Reutlingen. The surface of the country is largely mountainous. In the SW. is part of the Black Forest, one of whose peaks, the Hornisgrinde, about 3800 feet in height, is the loftiest mountain in Wurtteinbcrg. The Swabinn Alps stretch from Hohenzollern about 80 miles NE., uniting on the SW. with the Black Forest, and separating the basins of the Neckar... Read MORE...

  • 1951 - December 9 - Baden and Wurttemberg merge to form Baden-Wurttemberg.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Württemberg:

    Porsche Museum: Car enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to the Porsche Museum, showcasing the history and evolution of these iconic sports cars.

    Mercedes-Benz Museum: Explore the fascinating world of Mercedes-Benz, from the earliest models to futuristic prototypes.

    Stuttgart State Opera: Enjoy a night of culture and music at one of Germany's leading opera houses.

    Wilhelma Zoological and Botanical Garden: This historic zoo features a diverse collection of animals and beautifully landscaped gardens.


    Heidelberg Castle: Visit this iconic castle perched on a hill overlooking the city. The views from here are breathtaking.

    Old Town (Altstadt): Stroll through the charming streets of Heidelberg's Old Town, lined with historic buildings, shops, and cafes.

    Philosophers' Walk (Philosophenweg): Take a leisurely walk along the Neckar River with stunning views of the city and the castle.
    Heidelberg University: Explore Germany's oldest university and...

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