Heroldstatt came into being in October 1973 when the two neighbouring communities of Sontheim and Ennabeuren, which had been independent until then, merged. The name was given to the former hamlet of „Heroldstetten“, which was located in the area of the former military training area and today’s Swabian Alb biosphere area.
Today, the two districts of Sontheim and Ennabeuren have been washed together to form a lively community. The modern town centre connects the districts and offers a wide range of services for the basic needs of an independent community. The social and cultural life in Heroldstatt’s diverse landscape of associations has also grown together over the years.
Heroldstatt is located on the Alb plateau in the „Mittlere Kuppenalb“ natural region, about 25 kilometres west of Ulm, and belongs to the Alb-Donau district. The altitude of the village ranges from 613 to 819 metres above sea level. The municipality has a total area of 2,181 hectares and has 2,905 inhabitants (as of June 2022).
A current overview of the status and development of Herolsdtatt can be found in the speech of Mayor Michael Weber on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the municipality.