Uhldingen-muhlhofen History, Germany
The closer area around the "lake of constance" was already settled in stone age times and at the bronze age. Archaeological findings prove that. That can be seen nowadays at the museum "Pfahlbauten Unteruhldingen".
For roman times, even a small harbour could have been there, ancient coins from the 1st century a.d. suggest that thesis. At the place of Oberuhldingen, located near the roman street from Meersburg to the "Salemer Tal", the remnants of a roman "villa rustica" have been found.
The name Uhldingen is being mentioned in records first in 1058 a.d.as "Oweltinga/Ouweltingen". It´s the Name of the Elder of the Kinship from the alemanian times, that ranges for that area from about the third century a.d. The second part of the modern Uhldingen-Mühlhofen is first mentioned in 1165.
In the 12th century the realm abbey of Salem began to buy land in the area of Uhldingen and around.
From 1264, the villages of Oberuhldingen, Mühlnhofen and Seefelden were put to the territory of the realm abbey Salem. Unteruhldingen belonged to that times to theneighbouring county of Heiligenberg. From 1516 Heiligenberg belonged to Fürstenberg
1348 the Plague, the so called black death, killed many people also in Uhldingen-Mühlnhofen.
Uhldingen was one of the places, were the salt of the mines from the abbey at the "Salzkammergut" was shipped. From 1733, Uhldingen was the main shipping harbour of the county of Heiligenberg. Even the Bishop of Constance had properties there.
After the Secularizationfrom 1803,1804, the villages were put to the grand duchy Baden and became the independent municipalities Oberuhldingen, Unteruhldingen and Mühlhofen.
From 1939 till 1973 the villages belonged to the district "Überlingen". After the district reform 1973 they belonged to the district of the lake of constance. SInce the first januar 1972, Unteruhldingen, Oberuhldingen and Mühlhofen were put together to the municipality Uhldingen-Mühlhofen.
The next bigger city is Friedrichshafen, that has got a richer history.
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