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City of Waiblingen
Beinstein coat of arms
Coordinates: 48 ° 49 '14 "  N , 9 ° 20' 53"  E
Height : NN 223-270 m
Residents : 4000  (2016)
Incorporation : 1st December 1971
Postal code : 71334
Area code : 07151
historic town hall, today local administration
historic town hall, today local administration

Beinstein is a suburb of the district town of Waiblingen in the Rems-Murr district with around 4,000 inhabitants (as of February 2016).


Beinstein is east of Waiblingen an der Rems . To the northeast of Beinstein rises the Buocher Höhe, an extension of the Swabian-Franconian Forest . It is at an altitude of 223 to 270  m above sea level. NN . The area around the place is characterized by agriculture. In addition to agriculture, orchards and fruit growing dominate the landscape. Wine is also grown in the Großmulde location ( see also: Württemberg (wine region) ). Beinstein also includes separately located forest areas in the Buocher Höhe area, which are described in Waiblingen .


Beinstein is the oldest wine-growing community in the Remstal valley and was first mentioned in a document in an imperial donation in 1086 - together with the Kymen mill located a little outside , which is now called the "Secret Mill". “Kymen” roughly means “located on the trunk road”.

In Roman times there was a craftsmen's settlement near Beinstein, where high-quality Terra Sigillata tableware was also produced. This pottery was partially excavated in 1967 when the new B 29 was being built .

On December 1, 1971, Beinstein, with a population of 2,900 at the time, was the first suburb to join the district town with a voluntary contract.

In 1986 there was a 900th anniversary celebration.


The area of ​​the municipality of Beinstein, incorporated in 1971, forms a place within the meaning of the Baden-Württemberg municipal code with the name “Waiblingen-Beinstein” with its own local council consisting of ten members .

Economy and Infrastructure


Beinstein has a medicinal water - and several mineral water springs , which were used by the Mineralbrunnen Überkingen-Teinach AG ("Remstaler", "Elisabethenquelle"). This operation was closed on December 31, 2008. The site was designated as a residential area, and the development has now been completed.

The mineral water was used for a spa and bathing facility at the beginning of the 20th century. This was so important that the place was allowed to use the name "Bad Beinstein" until the end of the First World War.

Various craftsmen , retailers and innkeepers have a long tradition in the village . There are also a number of small and medium-sized companies in the fields of manufacturing and service . In contrast to fruit and wine growing, livestock farming has lost its importance.

The bus depot and the management of the Württembergische Eisenbahngesellschaft (WEG), which operates several branch lines and many bus routes in the Stuttgart area, are located in the Seewiesen industrial park in Beinstein . Today the WEG belongs to the French Veolia group.


The traffic connection to the federal highways 14 and 29 is given directly after the end of the town.

Beinstein is connected to the S-Bahn line S 2 with the Stetten-Beinstein stop outside the village (direction Schorndorf and direction Stuttgart via Waiblingen). There are also free Park & ​​Ride spaces available there. There are bus connections with line 204 to Waiblingen and Weinstadt . All lines operate at uniform tariffs within the Stuttgart Transport and Tariff Association (VVS).

Public facilities

In the town hall the most important services of the administration towards the citizens are offered.

Beinstein owns a primary school, which will enable open all-day care for the first time in the 2014/2015 school year, as well as three day-care centers and a youth club .

In the center there is also a library operated by the Waiblingen city library.


In Beinstein there is a wide range of clubs, e.g. B. Music club, sports club (TB Beinstein). On the outskirts there is the Beinsteiner Hall, soccer / sports field and tennis facility.

coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a yellow fountain on a red field, above a white bone. The fountain symbolizes the mineral springs of the place, while the bone (leg) was used as part of the place name in a seal from 1454. The coat of arms was awarded in 1952.

Envious head

Culture and sights

Protestant church

See Beinstein Evangelical Church

Town center

  • The historic town center. The oldest house in the village dates from the 16th century and is decorated with eye-catching envious heads. Many other buildings, some of which are half-timbered , date from after 1600.
  • The half-timbered town hall bears the year 1582.

Evangelical and Catholic parish hall

  • The stained glass windows in the Protestant and Catholic parish hall. The Protestant parish hall had a window designed by Albrecht Pfister, while the Catholic one had windows by Sieger Köder . Both are only accessible during events. The two buildings are directly adjacent to each other.


The Beinsteiner Backhaus is a listed building and was built as a community wash house in the 18th century. In 1837 it was converted into a bakery. The bakery, which is still in operation when required, was last renovated in 2013.

Tourist routes

  • Waiblinger Mühlenweg - from the Secret Mill in Beinstein, via the Hahnsche Mühle and the Häckermühle to the Hegnacher Mühle
  • Remstal route - tourist association with cycling and hiking trails as well as gastronomic and cultural offers
  • Remstal cycle path - 90 km long cycling route
  • German half-timbered street


Individual evidence

  1. a b Beinsteiner Heimatbuch. Published by: Beinstein Local Authority, Waiblingen, 1986
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 458 .
  3. Main statute of the city of Waiblingen in January 25, 2007, last amended on March 13, 2016
  4. Beinsteiner Ortsnachrichten No. 30, 55th year, 2013

Web links

Commons : Beinstein  - collection of images, videos and audio files