Drackenstein is a municipality in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.
Drackenstein is located on the slope between the Gosbach valley and the plateau of the Swabian Jura, about 25 km away from the district town Göppingen. On the plateau of the Swabian Jura, (karst mountains), in earlier times water was a precious commodity. Therefore, there was in Unterdrackenstein a Hydraulic ram drinking water in glass bottles, that pumped water to Oberdrackenstein. By connecting to the Lake Constance water supply in the 20th century these problems belong to the past. At the opposite Drackensteiner Hang the Bundesautobahn 8 runs towards Stuttgart. There was the dragon hole, a cavity, which was filled in during the construction of the motorway
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. It is believed that the name of the community goes back to a legend of the dragon hole.
The municipality borders on Bad Ditzenbach, in the southeast on Merklingen, in the southwest on Hohenstadt and in the west on the town Wiesensteig and the municipality Mühlhausen im Täle. Merklingen belongs to Alb-Donau-district, all others to Göppingen district.
The municipality includes the village Oberdrackenstein, the hamlet Unterdrackenstein and the homestead Kölleshof.
Drackenstein was first documented in a chronicle of the Zwiefalten Abbey from the year 1137. See also: Castle Drackenstein
The inhabitants of the community development 1837-2010.
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