Elchingen became famous through the Battle of Elchingen: on 14 October 1805 the Napoleonic troops under the command of Marshal Michel Ney defeated the Austrians. One day later the siege of Ulm began, after which Karl Mack von Leiberich finally had to capitulate. In 1806 Napoleon conferred the title of Duc d'Elchingen on Marshal Ney and the name of Elchingen was engraved on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
For the region the Napoleonic victory meant the end of the Austrian supremacy which led to a re-organization of the area of Württemberg and Bavaria.
Elchingen also lies on the train line between Ulm and Aalen, the so-called Brenzbahn.
US Patent Issued to Brueninghaus Hydromatik on March 26 for "Drive Having an Energy Storage Device and Method for Storing Kinetic Energy" (German Inventors)
Mar 26, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26 -- United States Patent no. 8,402,759, issued on March 26, was assigned to Brueninghaus Hydromatik GmbH...