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Bad Cannstatt
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Incorporation : April 1, 1905
Height : 205  m above sea level NHN
Population density : 4,537 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 70331-70378
Area code : 0711
Address of the
district town hall:
Marktplatz 2
70372 Stuttgart
District Head: Bernd-Marcel Löffler (SPD)
Borough Residents
(as of 05/2020)
No. district
Bad Cannstatt 71,285 1,571.3 ha
201 Muckensturm 2,341 124.6 ha
202 Schmidener suburb 6,516 65.2 ha
203 Espan 4,094 117.7 ha
204 Spa gardens 5,322 58.3 ha
205 Cannstatt center 4,771 39.2 ha
206 Seelberg 8,656 55 ha
207 Winter dump 4.147 44.7 ha
208 Wasen 33 -dep1
209 Veielbrunnen 2,952 289.5 ha
210 In the violinist 4,642 148.7 ha
211 Neckarvorstadt left 4,180 148.2 ha
212 Pragstrasse left 500 35.7 ha
213 Altenburg li.S. 1,538 19.2 ha
214 Hallschlag li.S. 7,742 97.8 ha
215 Birkenäcker li.S. 4.113 152.4 ha
221 Burgholzhof left 2,710 53.2 ha
231 Sommerrain 3,828 55.8 ha
241 Steinhaldenfeld 3,202 66.3 ha
li.S. means: District on the left side of the Neckar.
208 Wasen is contained in 209 Veielbrunnen
Transport links
Federal road B10 B14
Train S 1 S 2 S 3 S 11 *
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* Special line
bus 45 52 54 56 57 58
Source: Stuttgart data compass

Coordinates: 48 ° 48 '  N , 9 ° 13'  E

Bad Cannstatt , until July 23, 1933 Cannstatt , formerly also known officially as Kannstadt (around 1900), Canstatt or Cannstadt , is the oldest and most populous district of the Baden-Württemberg state capital Stuttgart . Bad Cannstatt lies on both sides of the Neckar and was founded in Roman times .


Cannstatt mineral thermal bath

Apart from the botanical-zoological garden Wilhelma , the 19 mineral springs ("Sauerwasserstadt") and the spa facilities , Bad Cannstatt is known for the Cannstatter Volksfest , the Mercedes-Benz Arena ( VfB Stuttgart ), the Hanns-Martin , which takes place every autumn at the Cannstatter Wasen -Schleyer-Halle and the Porsche-Arena .

Thanks to Gottlieb Daimler , Cannstatt is considered the birthplace of motorcycles and automobiles . In addition, the first Württemberg railway and the world's first motorized tram ran in Cannstatt (see history ).

Bad Cannstatt has after Újbuda , the XI. District of Budapest , the second largest mineral water resource in Europe (see also town twinning ). The mineral springs in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt and Berg were already known to the Romans and were used by them. 22 million liters of spring discharge every day is one of the most productive in Western Europe. The second largest thermal springs in Europe also bubble in Stuttgart. Of 19 mineral springs, 11 are officially recognized as medicinal springs. The Mombach spring is the only spring in Bad Cannstatt where mineral water emerges from the ground in large quantities without pressure; the mineral water is used in the neighboring baths as well as in the Wilhelma.

Jokingly is still instead of the correct name Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt from Stuttgart in Cannstatt 's speech, as the state capital in the basin of the Nesenbach on the other side of the Neckar was only founded much later and CAN place until the unification in 1905 as official district was self-employed.

The Cannstatter are also called "moon extinguishers" as a nickname; this goes back to a false alarm by the Cannstatter fire brigade on Holy Saturday 1887, which was triggered by the full moon.



As early as the last Ice Age , the area around the Seelberg was used by mammoth hunters as a deposit, as found in the travertine quarry on today's Seelbergstrasse has shown. The quarry was already exploited in the 18th century. Today there is a modern shopping center there. In pre-Roman times there was a Celtic settlement on the Hallschlag on the site of the Reiterkaserne , the name of which has not been passed down.

Roman fort Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

In Roman times, Cannstatt was an important city, probably even the capital of a civitas . The area came under Roman rule around the year 90. Whereas the year 85 AD was previously assumed to be the date of foundation, there have been approaches in recent literature since the 1990s to assume that the year 98 AD was more likely to be the beginning of the Roman presence in this area. The discussion is not yet over.

In Cannstatt, the Romans built a cavalry fort on the Altenburg in the Hallschlag district of Cannstatt ( Alenkastell , see Ala ). The Ala I Scubulorum, one of the strongest Roman military units, was located here between the Roman legion camps of Mainz and Augsburg . The fort existed until the Neckar-Odenwald-Limes was moved forward by around 30 kilometers to the east, probably in 159 AD. The Roman Cannstatt was also very important as a civilian settlement. Litter finds show a size of at least 19 hectares. This made Cannstatt one of the largest Roman cities in what is now Baden-Württemberg after Ladenburg and Rottenburg , roughly on a par with Wimpfen , Rottweil and Heidenheim an der Brenz . However, large Roman buildings (water pipes, thermal baths, theaters, city walls, forum buildings, etc.) have not yet been proven. The village owned a larger civil brick factory which, in addition to pottery, also produced sophisticated building ceramics. The end of Roman Cannstatt came with the great Alemannic invasion of 259/260 AD. The Latin name of the city is unknown.

Middle Ages to the present

In the Metz annals of the early 9th century, Cannstatt is written in connection with the events of 746 (see below) "condistat". There is hardly any plausible Germanic, but obvious Latin etymology for this name (cf. Latin “condita” = the founded). Hence the hypothesis that the Latin name of the city could have started with Condi. The archaeologist C. S. Sommer identifies Cannstatt with the "Civitas Aurelia G", which is mentioned in a Roman inscription found near Öhringen . A Celtic origin is also suggested: the name is said to have developed from * Kondâti- (Celtic: "confluence") to Alemannic * Chandez , which was later expanded to include stat . This thesis is supported by further, presumably Celtic place names in the nearby area (former suburb + Brey , Prague- saddle and Castle Wirtem mountain ). See essay A. Greule (literature).

Cannstatt 1643, Merian
Cannstatt around 1900
Daimler's riding car from 1885
SIMOS, control center for security and mobility Stuttgart

There is no news about Cannstatt from the migration period . One can assume, however, that an urban settlement continuously existed at the conveniently located place. This is also supported by the very early mentions of the 8th century.

Cannstatt was first mentioned in a document around the year 700 in a deed of donation to the St. Gallen monastery . In 708 the settlement was first referred to as "Canstat ad Neccarum". The so-called blood court at Cannstatt in 746, in which Karl Martell's son Karlmann killed almost the entire ruling class of the Alemanni, meant the end of Theudebald's power. At the same time, the Carolingian caretakers had finally triumphed over the Alamanni . The city was raised in 1330 by Emperor Ludwig IV (the Bavarian) . In the 15th century, the Counts of Württemberg tried to make the Neckar navigable as far as Cannstatt. However, the project failed because of the stubborn resistance of the then imperial city of Heilbronn . A settlement was reached in 1557 with the help of Emperor Charles V , but the making the Neckar between Cannstatt and Heilbronn navigable was not completed until 1713. At the same time, the first Cannstatter port on Mühlgrün was inaugurated by Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg .

The upper administrative city of Cannstatt flourished in the 18th and especially in the 19th century during the times of the Kingdom of Württemberg as a health resort and resort for many prominent and well-off guests, among them Honoré de Balzac . On October 22nd, 1845, the first train of the new Württemberg railway ran from the Cannstatter Bahnhof to Untertürkheim .

In 1862 Charles Terrot and the businessman Wilhelm Stücklen founded the company “Stücklen u. Terrot " for the production of textile machines , which from 1878 under" C. Terrot ”was named. In 2008 the demolition of the Terrot works began; the company has moved to Chemnitz . Gottlieb Daimler's “Reitwagen” was the first motorcycle in the world to drive through Cannstatt in 1885 . In 1876 a new synagogue was built for the Jewish community of up to 500 people in Cannstatt in the following years. During that time, Jewish entrepreneurs made a significant contribution to the industrialization of the city. So were u. a. since 1863 the bed spring factory Straus & Cie. and in 1882 the corset factory Sigmund Lindauer u. Cie. founded, a worldwide leading company in the corset industry - founded in 1865 as H. Guttman & Co. - was continued from 1938 under Wilhelm Meyer-Ilschen. On November 10, 1938 , the synagogue was burned down by the fire brigade directed by the SA . Since 1961, a memorial stone created by Herbert Gebauer has been commemorating this event. In 1952 a stone from the Föhrenwald camp was erected on the Israelite part of the new “central cemetery” as a memorial stone for the victims of the concentration camps .

On November 10, 1885, Paul Daimler drove his father's first “ riding car ” with a built-in “grandfather clock” from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim. A year later, Gottlieb Daimler was driving his four-wheeled motor vehicle on the streets of Cannstatt. In 1887 he let the world's first motorized tram run between Kursaal and Wilhelmsplatz . On August 10, 1888, Daimler's motorized airship rose from the Cannstatter Seelberg to Kornwestheim for the first time . The pilot was a mechanic from Gotthilf Wirsum from Dresden. The Cannstatter company ASTO (Erste Württembergische Locomobilfabrik Assmann & Stockder GmbH) manufactured steam locomotives for agriculture from 1901, among other things . In the 19th and 20th centuries, Bad Cannstatt was an important location for other mechanical engineering companies, such as Friedrich Hesser, Maschinenfabrik , Hildt & Metzger or the Fortuna-Werke .

On April 1, 1905, the upper administrative city of Cannstatt was united with the residential city of Stuttgart, but not incorporated. The National Socialists took over the government on January 30th, 1933 and Cannstatt was given the title “Bad”, which is still not used by many locals to this day.

In February 2006, the Cannstatter Carré shopping center opened with 40 shops on the former Trafo-Union factory site. The construction costs amounted to 100 million euros. One month later, the “Control Center for Security and Mobility Stuttgart- SIMOS ” was put into operation on the premises of the Bad Cannstatt main fire station . All emergency calls in Stuttgart for the fire brigade and rescue service are coordinated here and the central control of the traffic lights is carried out.

Oberamt Cannstatt

In 1624 the district of Cannstatt consisted of the following places: Cannstatt, Fellbach, Hedelfingen, Münster, Obertürkheim, Rohracker, Rommelshausen, Rothenberg, Sillenbuch, Uhlbach and Untertürkheim. The communities Kornwestheim and Zuffenhausen were given to Ludwigsburg in 1718. For this purpose, Feuerbach was added in 1718 (until 1736), Weil im Dorf (until 1807) and Schmiden. In 1737, Cannstatt was added to Beutelsbach (until 1739). In 1739 Zuffenhausen was reassigned to Cannstatt, but only stayed until 1762. Hofen came under the Cannstatter Stab in 1754, Mühlhausen and Zazenhausen were connected with Cannstatt in 1807. 1808 came Hegnach, Stetten i. R., Schanbach, Lobenroth and in 1810 Oeffingen added to the Cannstatt district. From 1889 onwards, the Cannstatt District Office included: Cannstatt, Fellbach , Hedelfingen , Hofen , Mühlhausen , Münster , Obertürkheim , Oeffingen , Rohracker , Rommelshausen , Rothenberg , Schanbach with Lobenroth , Schmiden , Sillenbuch , Stetten i. R. , Uhlbach , Untertürkheim , Wangen and Zazenhausen .


When the city of Stuttgart was divided into city districts in 1956, the Bad Cannstatt district was combined with the Burgholzhof district (created as an estate in 1831), Sommerrain and Steinhaldenfeld (both created from 1932) to form the Bad Cannstatt district .

When the Stuttgart districts were reorganized on January 1, 2001, the Bad Cannstatt district was divided into the districts of Altenburg , Birkenäcker , Cannstatt-Mitte , Espan , Hallschlag , Im Geiger , Kurpark , Muckensturm , Neckarvorstadt , Pragstrasse , Schmidener Vorstadt , Seelberg , Veielbrunnen , Wasen and winter heap. Since then, the district town hall in Bad Cannstatt has managed a total of 18 districts in the Bad Cannstatt district.

The Bad Cannstatt district is the largest and oldest district in Stuttgart with 68,000 inhabitants (as of November 30, 2007).

Population development

year 1834 1837 1840 1843 1846 1849 1852 1855 1858 1861 1864 1867 1871 1875 1880 1885 1890 1900 1980 1990 2000 2005 2008 2011 2018
Residents 5,055 5,183 5,451 6.012 6,890 6,425 6,698 6,658 7.143 7,414 8,087 8,611 11,804 15,065 16.205 18,031 20,265 26,497 66,478 64,937 67,378 67.005 67,842 66,611 71,565


District Advisory Board

Local elections 2019
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Gains and losses
compared to 2014
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The results of the municipal council elections in the city districts are decisive for the number of seats of the parties in the district councils. The last local elections in 2019 resulted in the percentage of votes shown in the diagram opposite and the following distribution of seats:

  • Greens : 6 seats
  • CDU : 4 seats
  • The FACTION, LEFT, SÖS, PIRATE, Animal Welfare Party: 4 seats
  • SPD : 3 seats
  • Free voters : 2 seats
  • AfD : 2 seats
  • FDP : 1 seat
  • PULSE: 1

Mayor of Cannstatt before 1905

  • 1828–1848: Heinrich von Idler (1802–1878)
  • 1848-1853: Pfäfflin
  • 1854–1868: Ludwig Lemppenau (1801–1870)
  • 1869–1880: Otto Heinrich Rupp (1824–1880)
  • 1881–1905: Oskar Nast (1849–1907) (1885 he became mayor)

District chairman since the union with Stuttgart in 1905

  • 1905 Christoph Mehl, council clerk
  • 1909 Gustav Nass, council clerk and registrar at the same time
  • 1917 Hermann Gann, council clerk (from 1922 also registrar and senior secretary)
  • 1927 Gustav Hahn, accountant and council clerk for public authentication and the registry office
  • 1940 servant (first name cannot be determined), chief accountant (from 1942 city administrator)
  • April 22, 1945 - August 30, 1945: Erwin Renz, Mayor
  • August 31, 1945 - January 31, 1947: Richard Wiedersheim, Mayor
  • February 1, 1947 - October 30, 1956: Hermann Banhart, District Chairman
  • November 1, 1956 - April 30, 1982: Willi Schwenger, district chairman
  • August 1, 1982 - August 30, 2006: Hans Peter Fischer, District Chairman
  • September 1, 2006 - December 31, 2013: Thomas Jakob, District Chairman
  • since April 15, 2014: Bernd-Marcel Löffler, District Chairman

Town twinning

Bad Cannstatt has had a partnership with Újbuda , the XI since 1996 . District of Budapest ( Hungary ) (see also overview ).

Culture and sights

Opera, theater and ballet

Wilhelma Theater

The State University for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart maintains the Wilhelma Theater in Bad Cannstatt, which was inaugurated in 1840 . The theater was built by Karl Ludwig von Zanth on behalf of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg . It is the only theater in Germany in the Pompeian architectural style, the original painting of which is still partially preserved.

The non-profit association “Kulturkabinett e. V. “is an established institution in Bad Cannstatt. The main focus of the socio-cultural center in Kissinger Strasse on the Seelberg is drama, cabaret, cabaret, music, children's theater and exhibitions, as well as active child and youth work. International meetings are also held by the Kulturkabinett. Both regional and supra-regional networks are part of the cultural orientation of the KKT. Civic engagement and voluntary work are promoted, basic culture cultivated. The cozy house in the backyard is family-run and personal, and great importance is attached to a close and direct exchange between artists and the public.

The Theater Ship Stuttgart has been lying on the banks of the Neckar since June 2008 . In addition to comedies, cabaret and cabaret events take place on the barge, which was built in 1930.

Theaterschiff Bad Cannstatt, located on the Neckar near the Wilhelmsbrücke


Both branches of the State Museum for Natural History Stuttgart , the Museum am Löwentor and the Museum Schloss Rosenstein are located in Bad Cannstatt. In the former, the fossil finds from Baden-Württemberg in particular are exhibited. A large part of the exhibition includes everything related to dinosaurs . The biological collection in Rosenstein Castle shows the natural science collection, which is one of the most important in Europe.

Rosenstein Museum in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt
Mercedes Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum , the most visited in the city of Stuttgart , is maintained privately . The company has had a vehicle collection since 1923. The Mercedes-Benz World was opened in 2006. On their way through the museum designed by UNStudio and the exhibition concept developed by hg merz , visitors experience a journey through 125 years of automotive history. Historical vehicles from the first car in the world to the legendary Silver Arrows to the present day of the Mercedes-Benz brand can be viewed. The museum is supplemented by the Gottlieb Daimler Memorial in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. In a former garden house of a no longer preserved villa, Gottlieb Daimler invented the first high-speed engine together with Wilhelm Maybach in 1883.

The Stuttgart Tram World was opened in 2009 in a tram depot built in 1929. Historical vehicles from 1868 to 1986 from the operation of the Stuttgart trams (SSB) can be seen. The classic car lines 21 and 23 have their starting point at the museum.

The history of Bad Cannstatt can be experienced in the Bad Cannstatt City Museum, which is part of the Stuttgart City Museum family . The museum was established in 1988 in the barn of the monastery . The Roman era is a focal point, as a fort excavated in 1894 was located in the area . The Bad Cannstatt City Museum regularly shows special exhibitions.


City Archives

Industrial buildings

The former production facility of the Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG ("Ritter Sport") chocolate factory has been preserved at Wilhelmsstrasse 16 . The area served as the company's headquarters from 1920 to 1930, then production was relocated to Waldenbuch .

Former production facility of Alfred Ritter GmbH on Wilhelmstrasse / Liebenzeller Strasse in Bad Cannstatt

In the area of ​​the travertine park in the Hallschlag district, in addition to the historic crane runway from the Schauffele company, the remains of the industrial railway, and the travertine quarry from the Haas company, which was used until 2007. The Lauster quarry is not accessible, on the area of ​​which there is a workshop and an administration building, which are classified as a cultural monument.

Crane runway of the former Schauffele quarry (travertine park)

Not currently part of the park, 14 monumental travertine columns stand between the two covers of the Stuttgart-Münster power plant. These are also called Lauster columns. The columns with cornices, designed according to the Tuscan order, were ordered from the Lauster quarry by the city of Berlin in 1936. They were intended for the lower floor of a monument to Mussolini on today's Theodor-Heuss-Platz in Berlin . As part of the utopian world capital Germania that was never picked up , they were bought back by the Lauster company after the war.

Travertine columns (Lauster columns)

In 1921, the office and warehouse of the “Großeinkaufsverein der Kolonialwarenhandel Württembergs” was built at the former Bad Cannstatt freight yard. On January 22, 2011, the Stuttgart City Archives were reopened in the renovated premises at Bellingweg 21. Around 10 kilometers of files and documents are stored under professional conditions and can be viewed in the reading room.

The Cannstatt barrage is located in the Neckar and makes the river navigable.


Uff Church

The town church Bad Cannstatt was built 1471–1506 by Aberlin Jörg the Elder. Ä. built as a three-aisled hall church in late Gothic style. The Renaissance-style tower was built by Heinrich Schickhardt in 1613 . It is believed that Einhard built a church on this site as early as the 9th century and that the order came from Charlemagne . During the Second World War it was the only one of the four large Gothic churches in the city to remain virtually undamaged.

Tower and choir of the Ev. Town church Bad Cannstatt

Once called the church “To our dear women”, the Uffkirche (today the cemetery church) was built in the late Gothic style and rebuilt around 1500. Outside and inside there are epitaphs from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. One of the most important Renaissance epitaphs in Württemberg for the Mayor of Cannstatt, Jakob Speidel (1538–1613), is attached to the north facade.

The Catholic Martinskirche is in the Neckarvorstadt district . The first church was relocated from Altenburg and built between 1511 and 1516 at the current location. In 1950 it was rebuilt after being destroyed in the war.

The Christ Church of the Methodist Church in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt from 1873 was named " Monument of the Month December 2009" by the Baden-Württemberg Monument Foundation.

The Luther Church was built on Waiblinger Strasse from 1895 to 1900 according to plans by Richard Böklen and Carl Feil . It is one of the first brick- built churches in southern Germany. In February 1944 the choir and sacristy of the church were destroyed, but the church was rededicated in 1950. The windows in the choir were created by Wolf-Dieter Kohler .

The Liebfrauenkirche was built in 1907–1909 by Joseph Cades as an unplastered neo-Gothic brick building based on French models. After severe war damage, it was rebuilt in 1948.

The Stephanuskirche , built in 1960, was designed by the architects Heinz Rall and Hans Röper. The result is a simple church in the form of a tent with colored concrete glass windows and a slim concrete tower next to it.


The Rosenstein Castle was from 1822 to 1830 by the court architect Giovanni Salucci under King William I built in the classical style. It is located on the edge of the Neckar valley in the middle of the Rosenstein Park, which was created at the same time . From the castle you have a clear view of the mausoleum, the burial chapel on the Württemberg , for King Wilhelm's second wife Katharina Pawlowna .


The 25 meter high Burgholzhof observation tower in the district of the same name was built in 1891 and offers a wide view of the Neckar valley to Esslingen am Neckar .

On a hill in the spa park in 1894 the so-called was Daimler Tower , the "Tusculum" Gottlieb Daimler with the excavated material of the neighboring estates avoidance trajectory of Unterkürkheim to Kornwestheim in travertine built and increases the mid-1930s.

At the Rosenstein Bridge over the Neckar there is an elevated bunker that was operated as a bunker hotel by the national soccer player Edmund Conen after the Second World War .

Traffic structures

Railway viaduct Stuttgart-Münster

The Stuttgart-Münster railway viaduct runs across the Neckar Valley and connects Untertürkheim with Kornwestheim. The bypass line was put into operation in 1896, the 855-meter-long bridge was replaced by a concrete-steel construction in 1985.

The three-wing Bad Cannstatt train station was designed by architect Martin Mayer in the New Objectivity style and inaugurated in 1915. The main entrance is decorated with figures of Zeus , Hermes and Athena . Several tunnels under the Rosenstein Park are known as the Rosenstein tunnel . The first Rosenstein tunnel was completed in 1846. The locked tunnel portal below the Rosenstein Castle can be viewed. In 1914 the second Rosenstein tunnel was completed. It connects Stuttgart main station with the Rosenstein Bridge over the Neckar to Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt station. Under the project Stuttgart 21 one to another rail tunnel be built to replace the current Rosenstein Tunnel.

The Cannstatt lock from 1958, consisting of a double lock on the right bank, is located between the Rosenstein Bridge and the König-Karls-Brücke , which was rebuilt in 1948 . On the left bank, there is a 2-field weir and hydroelectric power station, planned by Paul Bonatz in the style of New Building , inaugurated in 1930.

Other structures

Large Kursaal with equestrian statue of Wilhelm I.

Due to the minor damage caused by the war, numerous historical buildings have been preserved in the old town of Bad Cannstatt. Particularly noteworthy are the old deanery built in 1585 on the market square, the old hospital from 1545 in Brunnenstrasse and the “Crone” inn from 1489 in Marktstrasse, which was rebuilt in 1957 after being destroyed in the war. The oldest house at Brählesgasse 21 was built before 1350. Small remains of the former city ​​wall can be seen.

The Klösterle in Marktstrasse was built in 1463 as a late Gothic , middle - class half-timbered house. In the 15./16. There is evidence that several beguinage communities lived in Cannstatt in the 19th century . The local one - the beguinage at the bridge gate belonged to the Franciscan Sisters , used the Third Order - Constitution of Francis of Assisi . In the oldest residential building in Stuttgart stayed upstairs the only medieval Liche chapel preserved. Klösterle, which was renovated in 1983, was named "Monument of the Month October 2008" by the Baden-Württemberg Monument Foundation.

The Klösterle

The Bad Cannstatt district town hall is located in the historic Old Town Hall from 1491. It was last redesigned in 1875 when the entrance portal was added. In 2013 it was completely renovated. In the roof turret is the second oldest in Württemberg with the church bell, which was cast between 1200 and 1250 .

Town church and town hall Bad Cannstatt, Marktstrasse

The Great Kursaal in the spa gardens was built according to plans by Nikolaus Friedrich von Thouret (1767–1845) in the classicism style. In front of the Great Kursaal there is an equestrian statue of King Wilhelm I from 1875. The building was supplemented at the beginning of the 20th century by the Kleiner Kursaal , which was built in Art Nouveau style according to plans by Stuttgart architect Albert Eitel .

Mercedes-Benz Arena

The Mercedes-Benz Arena was built by Paul Bonatz from 1929 to 1933 and put into operation in 1933 under the name Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn. After the war, the stadium was renamed Century Stadium and later the arena and used for baseball games by the US crew. In 1949 it was named Neckar Stadium. As part of the renovation for the World Athletics Championships in 1993, the stadium was named Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, and since 2008 it has been called the Mercedes Benz Arena. By 2011, it was converted into a pure football arena, with the capacity increasing to 60,449 seats. As part of the renovation, a multi-purpose hall was integrated with the Scharrena in the Untertürkheim curve .

The largest multi-purpose hall in Stuttgart, the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, is right next to the Mercedes-Benz-Arena . It was built in 1983 and named after the murdered employer president Hanns Martin Schleyer . The Schleyer Hall is connected to the Porsche Arena, which opened in 2006, through a joint forum . This is mainly used for sporting events. The Carl Benz Center is in the immediate vicinity .

The MineralBad-Cannstatt was opened in 1994 in the area of ​​the spa park in Bad Cannstatt . The bathroom was planned by the architect Wilfried Beck-Erlang , the interior was designed by Helmut Pizzini.


Juno Fountain

There are several historical fountains in Bad Cannstatt. So are there including the police fountain of 1831, who in 1834 established Jacob's well , the 1879 built carpentry Fountain , the 1929 by Fritz von Graevenitz created peas well and Jacob Clement 1934 Cannstatter travertine designed Lautenschlager fountain .

In 1902 one of the most important representatives of Art Nouveau in Württemberg, Emil Kiemlen , created the monument for Gottlieb Daimler in the Bad Cannstatt spa gardens. A bronze medallion with a portrait of the designer is attached to a block of granite.

Another work by Kiemlen is the neoclassical Junobunnen, which was built in 1910 and is located in the Kursaal facilities of Bad Cannstatt. The fountain symbolizes the merger between Bad Cannstatt and Stuttgart.

In the spa gardens there is a monument to Berthold Auerbach created in 1909 by the sculptor Hermann Volz . A medallion with a portrait of Auerbach is attached to a base.

The monumental bust designed by the sculptor Adolf von Donndorf stands on Ferdinand Freiligrath's grave . It was carried out in 1878 by Georg Howaldt.

The monument to the former honorary president of the Cannstatter Brunnenverein, Count Wilhelm von Taubenheim, is located in the large Kursaal Bad Cannstatt, which was created in 1894 by Professor C. Christaller .

The equestrian statue of King Wilhelm I was erected in front of the Great Kursaal in 1881 , which previously stood on Wilhelmsplatz. It was created in 1875 by Johann von Halbig .

The monument to Leopold Marx was renovated and redesigned in 2008. It stands on the site of Marx's former house on Wilhelmsplatz in Bad Cannstatt.

Herbert Gebauer erected a memorial stone in 1961 on the site of the former Bad Cannstatt synagogue , which was burned down during the Reichspogromnacht .

In the Hallschlag district of the Bad Cannstatt district you can find the memorial to the 18th Cavalry Regiment at the Roman fort . In 1961 it was supplemented with a relief by Irmgard von Puttkamer.

In all three cemeteries of Bad Cannstatt, memorials commemorate the dead of the world wars.


Wilhelma around 1900

The upper and lower palace gardens merge seamlessly into the Rosensteinpark belonging to Bad Cannstatt , which is bordered in the southwest by tracks, to the north by the Wilhelma zoological-botanical garden and "Pragstrasse" and in the northwest by the Löwentor. Due to the old trees and the extensive meadows, the Rosenstein Park is the largest English landscape park in southwest Germany. King Wilhelm I had the garden laid out between 1824 and 1840, which included the construction of the classical palace - today's Rosenstein Museum.

The most famous zoological-botanical garden in the city of Stuttgart is the Wilhelma . It has existed in its present form since 1953. Around 8,000 animals of 1,050 species and around 5,000 plant species are shown in the historical palace complex. Originally intended as a "bathhouse", construction began in 1842 on the first building, which was named Wilhelma on the instructions of the king. The architect Zanth succeeded in combining what was understood by the Moorish style with the skills of German craftsmen, the living needs of a Swabian monarch and the Central European climate. When Wilhelma was inaugurated in 1846, there was a ballroom, two main buildings with several court rooms, various pavilions, greenhouses and spacious parks.

Immediately adjacent to the Kursaal Bad Cannstatt is the Kurpark , which, partly on steeply sloping terrain, has old trees from the 19th century. The Gottlieb Daimler Memorial is located in the spa gardens. Below this workshop is the Daimler monument by Emil Kiemlen, above is the Daimler tower, built in 1894.

The travertine park in the Hallschlag district of the Bad Cannstatt district was opened in mid-2010 . In addition to the historic crane runway, remains of the former industrial railway can be found scattered across the entire park. The park provides information about the origin and use of the travertine rock , which was mined in the integrated quarry until 2007 .


Uff-Kirchhof with Liebfrauenkirche

The Uff-Kirchhof in Bad Cannstatt is one of the oldest cemeteries in Stuttgart. It was built in the eighth or ninth century at the crossroads of a Roman road and has served as a cemetery for the parish of the Uffkirche since the Middle Ages. Gottlieb Daimler , Wilhelm Maybach and Ferdinand Freiligrath , among others, are buried there.

The Steigfriedhof in the Altenburg district of Cannstatt, with its establishment in the 6th century, is one of the oldest in the city of Stuttgart. It originated from a Frankish burial ground. Thaddäus Troll and Helga Feddersen, among others, found their final resting place here .

The main cemetery, which opened in 1918, is located in the Muckensturm district of Bad Cannstatt . With 29.6 hectares, it is the second largest cemetery in Stuttgart. He has had an Armenian cemetery since 1944 and a Muslim one since 1985. A large Jewish burial ground was laid out in 1937/38 as there was a shortage of space in the Prague cemetery . In the main cemetery there is a field of honor for 271 victims of euthanasia during the Nazi era.

Medicinal springs and spa facilities

With more than 500 l / s, Bad Cannstatt has the second largest mineral water distribution in Europe after Budapest. This resulted in applications as a spa and medicinal bath at an early stage. There are relics of Roman baths and a document from 1377 gives information about the medieval bathing industry. In 1773 a mineral spring was found in the area of ​​today's Kursaal when drilling for salt. The health resort experienced its heyday from 1835 to 1870, but was then replaced by the industrialization of Cannstatt.

From the cannstatt mineral water distribution, 11 of the 20 mineral springs are now officially recognized as medicinal springs. They are used in spa and bathing operations in the Cannstatt, Leuze and Berg mineral baths.

The state-approved medicinal springs are (with name and origin):

Healing springs in the Leuze mineral bath:

  • Inselquelle (Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Inselquelle (Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Leuze spring (Upper Muschelkalk)

Healing springs in the Cannstatt mineral bath:

  • Wilhelmsbrunnen 1 (Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Wilhelmsbrunnen 2 (Unterkeuper)
  • Gottlieb-Daimler-Quelle (border area Upper / Middle Muschelkalk)
  • Hofrat-Seyffer-Quelle (red sandstone / Permian / crystalline)

Healing springs in the Berg mineral bath:

  • Berger Urquell, Südquelle (Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Berger Nordquelle (Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Berger Ostquelle (Unterkeuper, Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Berger Westquelle (Upper Muschelkalk)
  • Berger Mittelquelle (Unterkeuper, Upper Muschelkalk)

Spa facilities:
Spa facilities are located in the Cannstatt, Leuze and Berg mineral baths. There are also fountains in the Sulzerrain Kurpark, in the Kursaal grounds, in the Kursaal itself and in the Wilhelma zoological-botanical garden. There are other fountains in the city, the mineral water fountain at the underground station of the spa park and the hand pump fountain with sulphurous water in the lower systems are particularly popular.

Therapeutic applications:
The Cannstatter mineral water is used especially against: cardiovascular diseases, functional circulatory disorders, degenerative diseases, diseases of the rheumatic form, the respiratory tract, the nervous system.

Use of the drinking cures:
Drinking cures are used against stomach bleeding, fresh inflammatory diseases of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, heart diseases with a tendency to water retention (edema).


Good Friday procession

Every year from mid-April to early May, the Stuttgart Spring Festival takes place on the Cannstatter Wasen . The Cannstatter Fischerstechen takes place every two years in uneven years at the end of July, and from the end of September to the beginning of October there is also the Cannstatter Volksfest with a parade. On the first and second Saturday of November, Daimler AG organizes the Motorsport Day Stars and Cars around the Mercedes-Benz world .

Every year the fools' guild Kübelesmarkt Bad Cannstatt organizes the Kübelesrennen in the old town on "Schmotzige Thursday" and the purring and schnitzel bank on Carnival Monday. Calling greed is also part of the established carnival tradition. From January 23rd to 25th, 2009 the European Fools Festival took place in Bad Cannstatt. The highlight was the parade on Sunday, when 4,000 fools from 11 countries marched through downtown Bad Cannstatt.

Since 1979 Italian migrants have been organizing the custom of a traditional Good Friday procession, which originated in southern Italy. Thousands of Italians, Germans and other Christians move from the market square through the streets of Bad Cannstatt to the spa gardens. The scenes are played in Italian, but the content is announced in German. With around 70 amateur actors from the Italian Catholic community in Stuttgart and around 50 other volunteers from the parishes of Liebfrauen, St. Peter and St. Rupert, as well as the Missione Cattolica Italiana, who support the various productions, the procession begins with the condemnation of Christ on the market square behind the town church. A male and female voice tell the story of the crucifixion over loudspeakers on a minibus. In Bad Cannstatt, historical costumes are played, but the scenes of violence and blood at the crucifixion are omitted. Jesus is only tied to the cross with a few bast ropes instead of nails. With a crown of thorns and a heavy wooden cross, escorted by a handful of Roman soldiers under the direction of a centurion, you go through various streets of Bad Cannstatt to the spa gardens. On the way, the handing over of the handkerchief and the help of Simon of Cyrene , who helps to carry the heavy cross, are re-enacted. In the upper spa gardens, the Good Friday procession culminates with the crucifixion scene, which is musically framed by trombone players. In 2007 more than 7,000 worshipers followed this procession.


The Kursaal on the edge of the Kurpark is suitable for smaller events. Most of the events, especially the larger ones, take place in the facilities of the Neckar Park . These include u. a. the stadium of the VfB Stuttgart , the Mercedes-Benz Arena (formerly Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion and Neckarstadion), the Cannstatter Wasen , the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle , the Porsche-Arena , the Scharrena , the Carl Benz Center with the Carl Benz Arena , the Mercedes-Benz World with the Mercedes-Benz Museum , the House of Sports (SpOrt Stuttgart) and the riding stadium. Particularly sporting events, concerts and the famous Cannstatter Volksfest take place there.


Bad Cannstatt is well integrated into the Stuttgart road system with federal highways 10 ( Karlsruhe –Stuttgart– Ulm ) and 14 ( Nuremberg –Stuttgart– Stockach ).

In rail transport plays Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt station a big role here that hits Rems Railway from the direction of Schorndorf and Aalen with the Fils Valley Railway from the direction of Plochingen and Ulm together. Not only the regional traffic stops here, also local traffic with the S-Bahn lines S 1 ( Kirchheim (Teck) - Neckarpark - Hauptbahnhof - Vaihingen - Herrenberg ), S 2 (Schorndorf - Hauptbahnhof - Vaihingen - Airport - Filderstadt ), S 3 ( Backnang - Hauptbahnhof - Vaihingen - Airport) and the special line S 11 (Neckarpark - Hauptbahnhof - Vaihingen - Herrenberg) in the Stuttgart S-Bahn network .

With the train stations Nürnberger Straße and Sommerrain , Bad Cannstatt has two further S-Bahn stops. The Ebitzweg regional train stop is located on the Stuttgart-Untertürkheim - Kornwestheim railway line, a second, rather unknown, stop.

View of the Stadtbahn route from Wilhelmsplatz towards the Uff-Kirchhof

The following tram lines continue through Bad Cannstatt or end there:

U 000000000000001.00000000001 Fellbach - Charlottenplatz - Vaihingen
U 000000000000002.00000000002 Neugereut - Charlottenplatz - Botnang
U 000000000000011.000000000011 Main station - Rotebühlplatz - Charlottenplatz - Stöckach - Mineral baths (- Cannstatter Wasen ) - Neckarpark (stadium)
Special line for events
U 000000000000012.000000000012 Dürrlewang - Möhringen - Central Station - North Station - Hallschlag - Remseck
U 000000000000013.000000000013 Hedelfingen - Pragsattel - Feuerbach
U 000000000000014.000000000014 Mühlhausen - Wilhelma - Central Station
U 000000000000016.000000000016 Fellbach - Pragsattel - Feuerbach - Weilimdorf-Giebel
Only in rush hour
U 000000000000019.000000000019 Neugereut - Bad Cannstatt - Neckarpark (stadium)

The following SSB bus lines run or start / end in Bad Cannstatt .

45 Buchwald - Gablenberg - NeckarPark - Bad Cannstatt train station
52 (Stammheim -) Zuffenhausen - Burgholzhof - Hallschlag - Bad Cannstatt Wilhelmsplatz
In late traffic (from around 8 p.m.) the line will be extended to Stammheim.
54 Freiberg - Hofen - Neugereut (- Sommerrain)
During rush hour, the line is extended to Sommerrain.
56 Münster - Hallschlag - Bad Cannstatt train station - NeckarPark
57 (Killesberg -) Pragsattel - Robert Bosch Hospital - Burgholzhof
Mon – Fri 5 am–8pm and Sat 9 am–8pm, the line will be extended to Killesberg.
58 Schmiden - Obere Ziegelei - Sommerrain
During rush hour only to Obere Ziegelei.
X1 Bad Cannstatt Wilhelmsplatz - Wilhelmsbau (city center) - Central Station - Bad Cannstatt Wilhelmsplatz

Express bus line, Mon – Fri 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Sons and daughters of Cannstatt

Personalities born in Cannstatt

  • 1610, February 11th, Salomon Idler , † probably 1669 in Augsburg, failed aviation pioneer
  • 1687, March 7, Georg Konrad Rieger , † April 16, 1743 in Stuttgart, pietistic clergyman
  • 1693, January 23, Georg Bernhard Bilfinger , † January 18, 1750 in Stuttgart, Württemberg philosopher, builder, mathematician and theologian
  • 1736, June 19, Christian Friedrich Rösler , † March 20, 1821 in Tübingen, historian, clergyman and university professor
  • 1742, October 28, Christian Friedrich von Schnurrer , † November 10, 1822 in Stuttgart, theologian, Chancellor of the University of Tübingen
  • 1770, Christian Zais , † 1820 in Wiesbaden , classicist architect and town planner
  • 1772, December 12, Wilhelm Zais , † June 5, 1840 in Cannstatt, manufacturer, city councilor in Cannstatt and member of the state parliament
  • 1786, Jakob Linckh , † 1841 in Stuttgart , painter and archaeologist
  • 1791, December 11th, Gottlieb Friedrich von Stump , member of the state parliament, senior bailiff in Aalen, Künzelsau, Ludwigsburg and Esslingen
  • 1794, August 22nd Karl Friedrich Jaeger , † November 28th 1842 in Münchingen, pastor in Bürg am Kocher
  • 1794, Eberhard Friedrich Walcker , † 1872, organ builder
  • 1841, March 6, Emy Gordon , † February 2, 1909, author, translator and functionary of the Catholic women's movement
  • 1843, August 30, Friedrich Dürr , † October 14, 1926, pedagogue and historical researcher
  • 1858, February 8, Pauline Koch , † February 20, 1920 in Berlin, mother of Albert Einstein . She married Hermann Einstein (1847–1902) on August 8, 1876 in the Cannstatter Synagogue .
  • 1838, April 26th, Carl Wilhelm von Heine , † September 9th, 1877 in Cannstatt, physician, surgeon and president of the German medical profession in Prague
  • 1853, February 19, Frida von Kronoff , † November 30, 1929 in Cannstatt, writer
  • 1857, July 4, Heinrich von Kraut , † August 31, 1935 in Heiligenberg, lawyer and politician (Württemberg Citizens' Party, DNVP)
  • 1861, March 14, Rudolf Krauss , † September 25, 1945 in Stuttgart, literary scholar and secret archivist
  • 1868, August 18, Hermann von Brandenstein , † December 24, 1942, General
  • 1869, January 15, Emil Kiemlen , † 1956 in Stuttgart, sculptor of numerous monuments and fountains in Stuttgart
  • 1878, March 28, Carl Theodor Unger , † January 4, 1929 in Nuremberg, theosophist, anthroposophist and author of anthroposophical works
  • 1880, June 28, Georg Stahl , † October 17, 1974 in Stuttgart, architect
  • 1882, January 14, Ernst Stahl , † July 14, 1957 in Düsseldorf, architect
  • 1883, March 15, Lucian Bernhard , actually Emil Kahn, † May 29, 1972 in New York City, designer of the New Objectivity, typographer, architect
  • 1883, December 11, Edwin Hoernle , † July 21, 1952 in Bad Liebenstein , communist politician, educator and writer
  • 1884, January 13, Elisabeth Oehler-Heimerdinger , † March 30, 1955 in Erdmannhausen, missionary and writer
  • 1884, August 16, Hanna Henning , born as Johanna Julie Adelheid von Koblinski, † January 9, 1925 in Berlin, film director
  • 1885, April 7, August Reitz , † February 21, 1969 in Berlin, German trade unionist
  • 1889, February 26, Otto Riethmüller , † November 19, 1938 in Berlin, pastor and editor of song books, poet (song: "Lord we stand hand in hand") and song editor ("Sun of Justice")
  • 1889, December 8, Leopold Marx , † January 25, 1983 in Shavej Zion, Israel , factory owner , Chawer and man of letters (volumes of poetry, novel "Franz and Elisabeth", "My son Erich Jehoschua") with an important role as a Swabian-Jewish and German-Israeli writer
  • 1890, February 5, Carl Siber , † not determined, writer
  • 1890, July 11, Fritz Elsas , † January 4, 1945 in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp , politician and resistance fighter
  • 1892, August 19, Otto Fahr , † February 28, 1969 in Bad Cannstatt, swimmer and entrepreneur
  • 1894, March 20, Hermine Sterler , † May 25, 1982, actress
  • 1894, January 25, Karl Hartenstein , † October 1, 1952 in Stuttgart, shaped the evangelical mission of the 20th century as a mission inspector of the Basel Mission and member of the International Mission Council.
  • 1898, November 1, Walter Scherff , † May 24, 1945 in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer (Austria), officer and military historian
  • 1900, March 15, Fritz Walter , † January 5, 1981, long-time President of VfB Stuttgart
  • 1900, September 17, Otto Lautenschlager , † February 5, 1987 in Aichwald, writer and poet
  • 1901, March 27, Alfred Kärcher , † September 17, 1959 in Winnenden, engineer and entrepreneur
  • 1901, December 15, Fritz Rosenfelder , † April 6, 1933 in Cannstatt, businessman and sportsman
  • 1903, January 26, Richard Schauffele , † February 5, 1983 in Stuttgart, athlete, football player, sports official and politician
  • 1903, March 12, Marianne Maurer , † August 2, 1995 in Stuttgart, politician (CDU), member of the state parliament
  • 1903, May 23, Curt Hasenpflug (1903–1945), † April 1945 in Dessau, jazz and entertainment musician

Personalities born in Stuttgart-Cannstatt

  • 1906, April 8, Otto Lutz , † May 2, 1974 in Braunschweig, engineer, university professor, engine designer and entrepreneur
  • 1907, February 18, Max Grünbeck , † February 29, 1984 in Friedrichshafen, Mayor 1949 to 1951, then Lord Mayor of the city of Friedrichshafen until 1977,
  • 1907, October 27, Willi Bleicher , † June 23, 1981 in Stuttgart, German trade union leader.
  • 1909, March 28, Christian Oehler , † November 7, 1986 in Netstal, German painter, draftsman, lithographer, wood cutter and glass painter
  • 1909, April 6, Hermann Lang , † October 19, 1987 in Bad Cannstatt, racing driver
  • 1912, June 20, Heinz Dürrbeck , † November 21, 2001 in Budapest, from 1954 to 1977 executive board member of IG Metall
  • 1914, March 18, Hans Bayer (pseudonym: Thaddäus Troll ), † July 5, 1980 in Stuttgart , writer
  • 1917, June 15, Karl Steinbuch , † June 4, 2005, cyberneticist, communications engineer and information theorist
  • 1917, December 1, Gerd Schmückle , † May 28, 2013 in Munich, German general
  • 1920, January 15, Lore Doerr-Niessner , † October 12, 1983 in Hardt, German painter and sculptor
  • 1924, June 6, Werner Käß , geologist
  • 1930, September 24, Willy Seiler , † June 10, 1988, presumably in Hildrizhausen, German actor, singer and presenter
  • 1930, June 11, Gerlinde Beck , † February 19, 2006 in Mühlacker-Großglattbach, German sculptor and painter
  • 1930, September 21, Fred Herzog , † September 9, 2019, Canadian photographer
  • 1931, January 26th, Kurt Geibel , Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1931, June 30, Gerda Herrmann , composer and poet
  • 1932, February 26, Elisabeth Nill , politician (SPD), member of the state parliament

Personalities born in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

Honorary citizen

  • 1818: Karl Friedrich Sick , Councilor (1780–1837)
  • 1822: Franz Xaver Freiherr Hugo von Spitzemberg , Lord Chamberlain, Lieutenant General and Hofjägermeister (1781–1864)
  • 1822: Johann Gottlob Christoph von Seeger , senior magistrate and city judge (1767–1835)
  • 1830: Josef (von) Dalbenden, Lieutenant Colonel and Chamberlain (1792–1844)
  • 1830: Jakob von Heine . Dr., go. Councilor, co-founder of orthopedics and discoverer of spinal polio (1800–1879)
  • 1830: Henriette Heine, b. Camerer (1807-1874)
  • 1831: Gotthold Karl Georg von Ströhlin , senior magistrate and city director (1791–1858)
  • 1843: Elisabeth Freifrau Hugo von Spitzemberg born. Freiin von Massenbach (1803-1857) and her four sons, the barons:
    • Wilhelm Hugo von Spitzemberg, General (1825–1888)
    • Karl Hugo von Spitzemberg, Chamberlain, Councilor of State (1826–1880)
    • Alfred Hugo von Spitzemberg (1830–1848)
    • Franz Hugo von Spitzemberg, Premier Lieutenant (1841–1871)
  • 1845 Karl Baron von Vauthier-Bailliamont, KK treasurer, captain (1778-1856)
  • around 1845: Emil Freiherr von Maucler, Oberstkarnmerherr, President of the Court Council and Councilor of State (1809-1870)
  • around 1845: Baron Julius von Maucler, Chamberlain and Legation Councilor (1811–1850)
  • 1854: Wilhelm Graf von Taubenheim, Chamberlain and Colonel-Stallmeister (1805-1894)
  • 1856: Albert von Veiel , Dr., senior medical officer and go. Councilor (1806–1874)
  • 1879: Ernst Ezechiel Pfeiffer , Privy Councilor (1831–1904)
  • 1881: Karl Wilhelm Sutorius, businessman (1831–1901)
  • 1888: Karl (von) Burckhardt, Dr., Hofrat and bath doctor (1818–1888)
  • 1893: Rudolf (von) Vellnagel, banker, go. Councilor and Dutch Consul General (1840-1918)
  • 1893: Karl von Schmid , Minister of State for the Interior (1832–1893)
  • 1893: Karl von Leibbrand , President (1839–1898)
  • 1905: Oskar von Nast , last Lord Mayor of Cannstatt (1849–1907)

Prominent residents

Here is a brief overview of prominent people who have lived and worked in Cannstatt or live and work in Bad Cannstatt, but who were not born here.

  • The poet Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath (born June 17, 1810 in Detmold ) died on March 18, 1876 in Cannstatt (Freiligrath monument in the Uff churchyard ).
  • Wilhelm Ganzhorn (* 1818 in Böblingen) died in Cannstatt (Uff-Kirchhof) in 1880. He was a lawyer and chief magistrate in Cannstatt and became known as the author of the folk song "In the most beautiful meadow".
  • The industrialist Gottlieb Daimler (born March 17, 1834 in Schorndorf ), founder of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft , died on March 6, 1900 in Cannstatt.
  • Wilhelm Blos , first president of the republican Württemberg (born October 5, 1849 in Wertheim), died in Cannstatt on July 6, 1927, buried in the Prague cemetery .
  • The car designer Wilhelm Maybach (born February 9, 1846 in Heilbronn ) died on December 29, 1929 in Cannstatt.
  • The writer Hermann Hesse , one of the most important German authors, lived in Cannstatt from November 7, 1892 to October 18, 1893, where he attended high school.
  • Henriette von Seckendorff-Gutend ; died on June 25, 1878 in Cannstatt, founder of the Villa Seckendorff for spiritual as well as physical care and accompaniment of somatic and mentally ill people.
  • Engelbert Wittich (born April 18, 1878 in Lützenhardt ; † March 4, 1937 in Bad Cannstatt) was a writer. He performed several times with his Kasperl-Wanderbühne on the Cannstatter Wasen before settling in Cannstatt. Here he devoted himself entirely to writing and the collection of Yenish and Sinti cultural assets.
  • Philipp Rupprecht lived in Bad Cannstatt on Teinacher Strasse for many years.
  • Former VfB manager Fredi Bobic lives in Bad Cannstatt (as he did when he was an active VfB professional).
  • The writer Reinhard Gröper (pseudonym for Egbert-Hans Müller), * 1929 in Bunzlau / Silesia, lived in Bad Cannstatt from 1938 to 1959; he attended the Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium .
  • The painter and Bauhaus master Oskar Schlemmer (* 1888 in Stuttgart, † 1943 in Baden Baden) lived at König-Karl-Strasse 17 from 1921 to 1922.
  • August Egbert von Derschau (born August 25, 1845 in Lüneburg, † June 12, 1883 in Dresden), German lawyer and novelist, lived in Cannstatt from 1874 to 1882. This is where his literary work originated.
  • Lenore Volz (born March 16, 1913 in Waiblingen; † September 26, 2009 in Stuttgart), one of the first Protestant pastors in Württemberg.
  • Oswald Rathfelder (1922–2011), natural scientist, botanist and conservationist
  • Martin Zehetgruber (* 1961 in Styria), Austrian set designer.
  • Kostas Koufogiorgos (* 1972 in Arta, Greece), political cartoonist, has lived in Bad Cannstatt since 2011


  • Johannes Baier: The Cannstatter Travertine . In: Aufschluss 71st vol. 2020, Issue 3, pp. 144–153.
  • Jürgen Hagel: Cannstatt and its history. Edited by Pro Alt-Cannstatt e. V., Silberburg-Verlag, Tübingen 2002 ISBN 3-87407-529-X .
  • Albrecht Greule : Celtic place names in Baden-Württemberg. We can do everything - except Latin. In: Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg (Ed.): Imperium Romanum. Rome's provinces on the Neckar, Rhine and Danube. (Exhibition catalog). Theiss, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-8062-1945-1 , pp. 80-84.
  • Jürgen Hagel: The "Paradise of the Neckar": Bad Cannstatt. In: W. Niess, S. Lorenz (Ed.): Cult baths and bath culture in Baden-Württemberg. Filderstadt 2004, ISBN 3-935129-16-5 .
  • Manuel Werner: Cannstatt - Neuffen - New York. The fate of a Jewish family in Württemberg - With the memoirs of Walter Marx. Sindlinger Bucharz, Nürtingen / Frickenhausen 2005, ISBN 3-928812-38-6 .
  • Rachel Dror , Alfred Hagemann, Joachim Hahn (eds.): Jewish life in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. Klartext, Essen 2006, ISBN 3-89861-625-8 .
  • Reinhard Gröper: “The happiness of living near large gardens. Childhood and Youth in Silesia, Saxony and Württemberg ”, 2006 Bergstadtverlag Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn Würzburg - Thirteen chapters are dedicated to the author's school days in Cannstatt (1938–1943), eight to the time he went to school as a Stuttgart secondary school in Rottweil 1943–1945.
  • Michael Goer: Cannstadt: trading town - spa town - big city. In: Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg , 25th year 1996, issue 1, pp. 89–97. ( PDF; 10.4 MB )
  • Manfred Schmid: 250,000 years of Cannstatter history , Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-608-91579-6 .

Web links

Commons : Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. The Cannstatter moon extinguishers , Stuttgarter Zeitung.
  3. ^ Ulrich Brandl and Emmi Federhofer: Ton + Technik. Roman bricks. Theiss, Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-8062-2403-0 ( publications of the Limes Museum Aalen. No. 61).
  4. ^ Heinrich Hahn: Yearbooks of the Franconian Empire 741-752 . Duncker and Humblot, 1863 ( [accessed February 19, 2020]).
  5. Original lost. Changed copy: StiASG , vol. 61, p. 2. Print: Chartularium Sangallense. I, No. 1, p. 1.
  6. a b Memorials for the Victims of National Socialism. A documentation, volume 1. Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0 , p. 89.
  7. Jürgen Hagel Cannstatt and his history , p. 237, published by Verein Pro Alt-Cannstatt, 2nd edition, 2007, ISBN 978-3-00-022904-6 .
  10. Werner Skrentny (ed.): When Morlock still met the moonlight. The history of the Oberliga Süd 1945–1963. Klartext, Essen 1993, ISBN 3-88474-055-5 , p. 74.
  11. ^ Frank-Michael Reichstein: The Beguines in Germany. Studies and Catalog . Dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin 2001 (= scientific series history . Volume 9). 2nd, expanded edition, Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-89574-427-3 , 9th appendix. 9.1. Regesta on the German Beguines. 9.1.4. Catalog. Cannstatt [Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt / Baden-Württemberg], p. 232.
  12. Werner Käß , Hanna Käß (Ed.): Deutsches Bäderbuch , Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-510-65241-9 .