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Coordinates: 48 ° 57 '  N , 9 ° 8'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Ludwigsburg
Height : 211 m above sea level NHN
Area : 31.29 km 2
Residents: 43,093 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 1377 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 74321
Primaries : 07142, 07147Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : LB, VAI
Community key : 08 1 18 079
City structure: Core city and 4 districts

City administration address :
Marktplatz 8
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Website :
Lord Mayor : Jürgen Kessing ( SPD )
Location of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen in the Ludwigsburg district
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The Enz just before the
Metter confluence

Bietigheim-Bissingen [ ˌbiːtikʰh ai m ˈbisiŋən ] an der Enz is a large district town in Baden-Württemberg , about 20 km north of Stuttgart and 20 km south of Heilbronn . It is equipped with 43,093 (as of December 31 2018) inhabitants of Ludwigsburg is the second largest city in the district of Ludwigsburg . Together with the neighboring town of Besigheim to the north , it forms a central center for the surrounding communities in the Stuttgart region . Bietigheim-Bissingen forms an agreed administrative partnership with the neighboring communities of Ingersheim and Tamm .


Location and urban development

The approximately 31 square kilometers large Bietigheim-Bissingen marker is located in the natural area "Neckar basin", which is one of the Neckar and Taubergäuplatten: In itself a plateau covered with loess , into which the Enz runs from southwest to northeast and the here in from west to east who cut into Metter opening into Enz . The lowest point of the marking is in the Enz Valley on the border with Besigheim at around 176 meters above sea ​​level , the highest point on the border with Ingersheim at around 300 meters above sea level.

City structure

As part of the regional reform , the city of Bietigheim and the municipality of Bissingen an der Enz merged to form the large district town of Bietigheim-Bissingen on January 1, 1975 :

  • The place Metterzimmer and the Waldhof belonged to Bietigheim since 1930 , the Wilhelmshof since 1960 , as well as the abandoned villages of Burg Ebersberg, Hegnach, Hegenau since ancient times. The former village of Hofen has merged into Bietigheim. Within Bietigheim, a distinction is sometimes made between residential areas with their own name, e.g. B. the former settlement of the worsted spinning mill and the new settlements of Buch , Sand , Lug and Kreuzäcker and Kreuzäcker / Ellental .
  • Bissingen to the earlier included Großsachsenheim corresponding place Untermberg , the homestead Schellenhof and residential places power plant and grinding mill and dialed villages Böllingen and Remmigheim .

Urban development

The old town of Bietigheim lies above the northern bank of the Metter, immediately before the confluence of the Metter into the Enz. Through various new development areas such as Buch in the south and Sand in the east, Lug in the north, Ahlesbrunnen / Helenenburg in the north-west or Kreuzäcker / Ellental in the south-west, it is part of one rapid population increase, especially in the 1960s, "outgrew" the basin formed by Enz and Metter.

The district of Bissingen is located southwest of Bietigheim on the right Enzufer. With its eastward expansion at Bruchwald and the adjoining station / Aurain area , it has now grown together with other urban areas around the main station. The Laiern industrial park, which has been considerably expanded since the 1990s, closed the gap between Bruchwald and Buch .

The Untermberg district to the west of Bissingen on the north side of the Enz and the Metterzimmer district to the west of Bietigheim above the Metter , which have retained their village character, have not yet grown together with the rest of the city .

Division of space

According to data from the State Statistical Office , as of 2014.

Neighboring communities

The following towns and municipalities border the town of Bietigheim-Bissingen ( starting clockwise in the north): Löchgau , Besigheim , Ingersheim , Freiberg am Neckar , Tamm , Markgröningen and Sachsenheim (all districts of Ludwigsburg ).

5 km
5 km
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Neighboring communities Ingersheim
3 km
8 km
3 km
Freiberg am Neckar
7 km

Bietigheim-Bissingen maintains a “green neighborhood” with the neighboring municipalities of Freiberg am Neckar, Ingersheim, Ludwigsburg, Remseck am Neckar and Tamm. Together and across the boundaries of the district, these six municipalities have undertaken to implement "projects to upgrade the habitats for plants and animals" on an area of ​​around 130 square kilometers and, as part of the preservation of "our typical cultural landscape", also "the settlement opportunities for the population " to improve.

Spatial planning

Bietigheim-Bissingen, together with the neighboring town of Besigheim, forms a medium-sized center within the Stuttgart region , the regional center of which is Stuttgart. The central area Bietigheim-Bissingen / Besigheim also includes the cities and communities in the north of the Ludwigsburg district, specifically: Bönnigheim , Erligheim , Freudental , Gemmrigheim , Hessigheim , Ingersheim , Kirchheim am Neckar , Löchgau , Mundelsheim , Sachsenheim , Tamm and Walheim .


Average temperature and precipitation values
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature ( ° C ) 3 5 10 13 18th 21st 24 24 20th 14th 8th 4th O 13.7
Min. Temperature (° C) -2 -2 1 4th 8th 11 13 13 10 6th 1 -1 O 5.2
Precipitation ( mm ) 28.4 28.3 35.0 35.7 51.6 63.5 63.8 49.1 42.3 46.4 38.1 35.8 Σ 518
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec


Local foundations

Archaeological finds from the Neolithic Age show the first settlements as early as 6000 to 5000 BC. BC, although no continuity is likely. After the Romans withdrew, Alemannic clans built their hamlets from the 4th century, preferably at the foot of the slope, directly above the valley floodplain. The “ingen” ending of Bissingen and Böllingen suggests that the town was founded during the Alemannic conquest. Due to its “heim” ending, however, Bietigheim seems to have been founded only in the course of the Frankish conquest during the 6th century. It is also possible, however, that the Franconians who initially advanced as far as the Enz have renamed an Alemannic place called “Büdingen” to “Büdincheim”. In the case of the desert, which is also to the left of the Enz, at the western end of the marking, both variants have been handed down: Remmingen and Remmigheim . Untermberg, originally "Remmingen underm Berg", was not founded as an alternative location for Remmingen until the end of the 14th century, probably initiated by the new rulers at Altsachsenheim Castle . The addition “Metter” was added to the place Metterzimmer , which was called “Zymbern” in the Middle Ages , in order to distinguish it from the numerous communities with the same name. Its founding time is said to be in the High Middle Ages.

Bietigheim district

Lower gate in Bietigheim around 1900
“Bietigkhaimer” administrative district after 1600

For the first time Bietigheim 789 as Budinc-home documented; however, settlements that benefited from the convenient location at a natural ford are likely to have emerged much earlier. Until the 3rd century AD, there was evidence that the Collegium Matisonensium was a community of estate owners on the banks of the Metter. Grave fields from the 5th to 7th centuries also point to settlements of the Alemanni on the present day demarcation of the city.

In the 13th century there was Bietigheim Castle in the area of ​​today's town church and wine press , which was shared by several Ganerbe and whose castle tower (which collapsed in 1542) can be found in the town's coat of arms. In competition with the Lords of Venningen , who were related to the Lords of Remmigheim , the Counts of Württemberg prevailed as local lords. In 1364, Count Eberhard II of Württemberg granted Bietigheim town charter , primarily in order to be able to militarily secure the strategically important Enz crossing. Viticulture, which was accelerated in the 15th and 16th centuries, and the increasing wine trade developed as a source of bourgeois prosperity and an economic basis for urban development. The city eventually became the Württemberg Office City levied. After 1600, apart from Bietigheim, only Metterzimmer, Groß- and Kleiningersheim belonged to their administrative district (see map of the “Bietgkhaimer Beamptung”). In addition, the Bietigheim office was responsible for the proportion of Württemberg subjects in Löchgau .

The Thirty Years' War brought the city after the Battle of Nördlingen (1634) due to plague , crew terror and famine a dramatic population decline from the original 1,800 to only 200 inhabitants. The "French invasions" that followed a little later in the course of the Palatinate and Spanish War of Succession caused further setbacks. From 1704 the city became the "construction aid" of the newly emerging Ludwigsburg Palace and the associated new buildings such as the state porcelain factory. Many Bietigheimer were involved in the construction and had Frondienste afford. With the royal seat of Ludwigsburg, founded in 1718, the neighboring cities of Marbach , Bietigheim and Markgröningen also faced overwhelming local competition. In their slipstream, falling wine prices intensified the economically precarious situation of the city, which was initially unable to free itself from the ongoing stagnation phase.

Towards the end of the 18th century, Bietigheim recorded an improvement in living conditions and an increase in population in the course of the beginning industrialization . The Oberamt Bietigheim , established in the year the Kingdom of Württemberg was founded (1806), was dissolved again in 1810: As part of an administrative reorganization , the city and its municipalities were integrated into the Oberamt Besigheim . After Bietigheim was connected to the newly emerging rail network of the Württemberg State Railways on October 11, 1847 and the station had developed into an important junction with the branching off of the Western Railway over the viaduct , the city experienced a real breakthrough and a sustained upswing. At the end of the 19th century there were 3800 inhabitants. In 1930 the Metterzimmer community voluntarily joined the city of Bietigheim. When the Oberamt Besigheim was dissolved in 1938, Bietigheim came to the new Ludwigsburg district .

A local group of the NSDAP had existed in Bietigheim since 1928. Until 1933 it remained relatively small with 51 members, after the seizure of power there was a larger leap in membership with 181 new members, after which the number of party members increased continuously, but again only slightly. By the end of Nazi rule there were 939 party members in Bietigheim, which was 10.4 percent of the total population in 1945.

After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the central Bietigheim transit camp was set up in Bietigheim for thousands of abducted women and men, who were "redistributed" from here for forced labor . The sick and those unable to work were taken to so-called “sick camps”, that is to say in camouflaged death camps. At least 198 people were killed here who are buried in the St. Peter cemetery on Pforzheimer Straße. Inmates of the camp were used, among other things, in the construction of the air raid shelter at the Gaishalde .

During the Second World War , the city was spared major war damage despite repeated air raids on the railway viaduct, in which 19 residents and 5 soldiers were killed. Bietigheim was 2% destroyed. In April 1945 the Enz formed the front between the Axis Powers and the Allies for ten days . Since the city had become part of the American zone of occupation after the Second World War , it had belonged to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Baden since 1945 , which was merged into the current state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952. After the war, the city experienced a large increase in population from 14,000 to around 43,000 today, which is mainly due to the regional reform and the relatively high immigration of expellees and resettlers . In the mid-1960s, the population of the city of Bietigheim exceeded the 20,000 limit, whereupon the city administration submitted an application to be elevated to the status of a major district town , which the Baden-Württemberg state government then decided with effect from January 1, 1967. On January 1, 1975 the union with the community of Bissingen took place.

Bissingen district

The Rommelmühle at the Bissinger Wehr (1917)

Also Bissingen an der Enz can look back on a history to the early Middle Ages. It was first mentioned in a document around 870. In 991 it was called Buss inga , around 1100 or 1293 Bussingen (probably after a personal name). The church in the village was owned by the Weissenburg Monastery in the 9th century . At the beginning of the 12th century the Hirsau Monastery sold goods in Bissingen and later acquired new goods from Segeward von Bissingen. In 1339, Count Eberhard II of Württemberg bought half of the town of Bissingen from the Counts of Vaihingen . The other half belonged to the Lords of Sachsenheim as Vaihinger, since 1360 as a Württemberg fief. In 1480/81 Württemberg was able to acquire part of this fief. With the extinction of the Lords of Sachsenheim in 1561, the whole place came to Württemberg and belonged to the Oberamt Grüningen until 1718 and from 1722 to 1807 . Since the 15th century, ecclesiastical rule had been in the hands of the largely autonomous Grüninger Heilig-Geist-Spital , whose logo can therefore be found in the local coat of arms of Bissingen. In addition, the St. Peter's Church in Bietigheim and the Jacob's Church in Remmigheim were subordinate to the hospital brothers.

During the Thirty Years' War , Bissingen was largely destroyed by fire in 1634. In 1693, French troops again burned 42 houses. In the 18th century a porcelain and quartz mill was set up in Bissingen for the Ludwigsburg factory. The Enz rafting company to the Bissinger wood warehouse, which was developed through the expansion of the Remminger rafting canal and the specially created “wood road” , had greater economic importance . In 1854 the Bissinger Mühle, which once belonged to the Lords of Sachsenheim, was sold to Karl Rommel, who expanded the Rommelmühle after the fire of 1903 into the largest grain mill in Württemberg. From 1909 to 1912 , the Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH , initiated by Wilhelm Maybach and Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin , was based in Bissingen .

After the Oberamt Markgröningen was dissolved in 1807 , the place finally became part of the Oberamt Ludwigsburg , from which the Ludwigsburg district emerged in 1938 . In 1945 Bissingen was in the front for a few days and suffered damage to the building from artillery fire ; 38 people were killed. In 1953, the hamlet of Untermberg , which had previously belonged to Großsachsenheim , was moved to Bissingen in order to take account of the strong economic dependence on the municipality on the opposite Enzufer. With Untermberg the former Remmigheim mark came to Bissingen. On January 1, 1975 the union with the city of Bietigheim took place.

Population development

Population development of Bietigheim-Bissingen.svgPopulation development of Bietigheim-Bissingen - from 1871
Population development of Bietigheim-Bissingen according to the adjacent table. Above from 1605 to 2016. Below an excerpt from 1871. The respective upper curves (blue) show the cumulative data. The lower curves (red) show the values ​​for Bietigheim. The two table values ​​for 1961 and 1970 for Bissingen are not shown in the graphics

Population numbers according to the respective area (until 1974 city of Bietigheim). The numbers are estimates , census results or official updates from the respective statistical offices ( main residences only ).

Year / date Bid. Bite. Cumul.
1605 300
1702 960
1803 2,255
1855 2,968
0December 1, 1871 3,457 6,048
0December 1, 1890 * 3,904 6,564
0December 1, 1900 * 4,353 7,078
0December 1, 1910 * 5,970 9.117
June 16, 1925 * 6.133 9,523
June 16, 1933 * 7,603 10,457
May 17, 1939 * 9,070 12,391
December 1945 9,041
Year / date Bid. Bite. Cumulative
September 13, 1950 * 12,325 17,274
0June 6, 1961 * 16,649 7,396 24,045
May 27, 1970 * 22,188 10,290 32,478
December 31, 1975 34,042
December 31, 1980 34,365
May 25, 1987 * 36,820
December 31, 1991 39,743
December 31, 1995 40.115
December 31, 2000 40,631
December 31, 2005 42,158
December 31, 2015 42,968
December 31, 2017 43,266

* = Census results


Great county seat

As a major district town , Bietigheim-Bissingen is subject to the legal supervision of the Stuttgart Regional Council (Section 119 GemO).

Municipal council

The municipal council in Bietigheim-Bissingen consists of 32 elected honorary councilors and the separately elected mayor as chairman with voting rights. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following final result (with comparative figures from the 2014 election):

Parties and constituencies %
City council election 2019
Gains and losses
compared to
 % p
-5.37  % p
+ 0.28  % p
+ 5.73  % p
-5.80  % p
+ 2.98  % p
+ 2.18  % p.p.
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 26.14 8th 31.51 10
FW Free voters Bietigheim-Bissingen 20.33 7th 20.05 7th
GAL Green alternative list 21.98 7th 16.25 5
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 19.66 6th 25.46 8th
FDP Free Democrats 9.71 3 6.73 2
BMD Alliance for more participation and democracy 2.18 1 - -
total 100 32 100 32
voter turnout 55.57% 46.12%
town hall


Since the city was founded, Bietigheim has been headed by the lordly mayor (later Vogt or Oberamtmann), a ruling mayor with twelve city judges and an arithmetic mayor. After 1805 the city school, later mayor , headed the city administration. Since Bietigheim was raised to the status of a major district town on January 1, 1967, the mayor has been named mayor . This is elected directly by the electorate for eight years. He is chairman of the municipal council. His general deputy is the first alderman with the official title "Mayor".

Mayor of Bietigheim :

  • Wilhelm Mezger (1891–1921)
  • Christian Schmidbleicher (1921–1933)
  • Gotthilf Holzwarth (1933–1945), NSDAP
  • Otto Schneider (1945–1946), acting
  • Alfred Teufel (1946–1948), acting
  • Karl Mai (1948–1974), Lord Mayor from 1967 (large district town)

Mayor of Bissingen :

  • Ernst Silcher (–1937)
  • Hermann Silcher (1973–1974)

Lord Mayor of Bietigheim-Bissingen :

badges and flags

The coat of arms of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen shows: "In red a conical, silver crenellated tower, above the black arched gate in the base a blue patriarchal high cross with a split foot." Awarded in July 1976 by the Stuttgart Regional Council.


The coat of arms contains the symbols of the two formerly independent municipalities of Bietigheim and Bissingen an der Enz, which were united in 1975 to form the new town of Bietigheim-Bissingen. The Zinnenturm, which can be traced back to 1474, comes from the old Bietigheim coat of arms. It symbolizes a castle tower which collapsed in 1542 and which last served as the bell tower of the town church. The patriarchal high cross is taken from the old Bissingen coat of arms and comes from the markstones of the Grüninger Heilig-Geist-Spital , which acquired the church patronage in Bissingen around 1400 and held it until its dissolution.

City marketing logo

The coats of arms of the communities that were absorbed in Bietigheim-Bissingen were as follows:


Bietigheim :
"In red a conical, silver round crenellated tower with a protruding base, inside a black arched gate, and a protruding top."

Bissingen on the Enz

Bissingen an der Enz :
"In blue a golden patriarchal cross with a split foot, the golden capital letter 'B' pushed to the left of the trunk" ".


Metterzimmer :
"A four-spoke and four-blade red mill wheel in silver".


Untermberg :
Above the ruins of Altsachsenheim the initials U. B. and three Württemberger deer sticks

Flag variants (on the left the official one)

The flag actually used by Bietigheim-Bissingen differs significantly from the approved white and red form (picture left): It shows a black, then eleven red and white and finally a yellow stripes from top to bottom; in the middle of the flag is the coat of arms. This striped flag was adopted by the city of Bietigheim, where it had been in use since 1950 at the latest.

Town twinning

Information board at the entrance to the village

Bietigheim-Bissingen maintains city ​​partnerships with the following cities:

Twin town Administrative unit Country since
Kusatsu ( 草津 町 ) Gunma Prefecture JapanJapan Japan 1962
Sucy-en-Brie Val-de-Marne department (94) FranceFrance France 1967
Surrey Heath Surrey county United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 1971
Szekszárd County Tolna HungaryHungary Hungary 1989
Overland Park State of Kansas United StatesUnited States United States 1999

The city partnership with the Japanese city of Kusatsu goes back to Erwin Bälz , who was born in Bietigheim in 1849 and who, as a professor at the Imperial University of Tokyo and as personal physician to the Imperial Family, discovered the hot sulfur springs of Kusatsu as a remedy and made the city famous as a spa .

The town twinning with the town of Sucy-en-Brie in the Parisian banlieue and the town of Surrey Heath , just outside London , were based, like all town twinning between German and Western European towns, on the idea of ​​reconciliation in the 1960s and 1970s . As a result of these partnerships, there are still numerous student exchanges between the schools in the twin cities.

→ See also: Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW), Franco-German friendship treaty , French-German relations

The town twinning with the southern Hungarian town of Szekszárd was initiated during the Cold War . It was based on the conviction that by opening up to the Warsaw Pact states, it would be able to make a contribution to international understanding .

In 1999, Bietigheim-Bissingen's most recent partnership with the US city of Overland Park in Kansas was finally sealed. This was preceded by more than 20 years of youth exchanges between the city music school and the orchestras of the Shawnee Mission Schools. This exchange will continue to be maintained.

Sponsored city

Since many new residents of the city were expelled from the area around Zuckmantel (Zlaté Hory) in the Czech district of Freiwaldau (Okres Jeseník) , the city of Bietigheim took over the sponsorship of this city in the Jeseníky Mountains in 1965 .

Friendly contacts

Friendship encounters have been taking place with the northern Italian city of Pontelongo (province of Padua, 4000 inhabitants) since 1974 , which can be traced back to contacts between residents of Bietigheim-Bissingen and guest workers from Pontelongo.

Another friendship exists with the South Tyrolean municipality of Andrian (Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, 900 inhabitants). This contact goes back to the former Bissingen councilor Reinhold Mahl, who made new friends during his war there .

The city of Bietigheim, or today Bietigheim-Bissingen, has been on friendly terms with its namesake, the community of Bietigheim in Baden, since 1967. Every year, personal contacts are deepened through visits to the Bietigheimer Volksfest in Baden at the end of July / beginning of August and the Bietigheimer horse market in Swabia at the beginning of September.

city Administrative unit Country since
Pontelongo Padua Province (PD) ItalyItaly Italy 1974
Andrian (Andriano) Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol (BZ) ItalyItaly Italy

MPs from Bietigheim-Bissingen

Together with other communities from the Heilbronn and Ludwigsburg districts, Bietigheim-Bissingen belongs to constituency 267 Neckar-Zaber . In the elections in 2002 , 2005 , 2009 and 2013, Eberhard Gienger (CDU) was directly elected. In 2013, the FDP could no longer achieve the second vote mandate it had achieved in previous years.

In state elections, Bietigheim-Bissingen belongs to constituency 14 Bietigheim-Bissingen . In the state election in 2011 won Manfred Hollenbach (CDU), the direct mandate; Daniel Renkonen (Greens) and Thomas Reusch-Frey (SPD) also moved into the state parliament via second mandates, while Monika Chef (FDP) failed to re-enter the state parliament.


Tower of the city church ( ev )

Until the Reformation , which was introduced in Württemberg from 1534, Bietigheim, Bissingen, Metterzimmer and Untermberg and Remmigheim belonged to the Land Chapter Vaihingen in the Archdeaconate Trinity of the Diocese of Speyer . For many centuries from the 16th century onwards, these communities were predominantly Protestant . In 1556 Bietigheim became the seat of a deanery , but in 1813 it was moved to Besigheim. Since then, the parish of Bietigheim has belonged to the dean's office or church district Besigheim . In addition to the town church, the Friedenskirche was built in 1954 and the Pauluskirche in 1968 and separate parishes were founded, which today form the Bietigheim parish. The parish of Bissingen today has two churches, the old Kilian Church and the Martin Luther Church, built in 1965. The parish of Metterzimmer has a church built in 1906 after the old Gothic church was destroyed by a lightning strike in 1905. The parishes Bissingen and Metterzimmern belong to the deanery Besigheim within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg .

St. Laurentius Church ( rk )

Catholics also moved to Bietigheim in the 19th century . In 1884 the Catholic garrison parish of Hohenasperg was relocated to Bietigheim and its own parish was founded there, which was able to build its own St. Laurentius church in 1888. In 1955/56, however, the church was replaced by a new building. Another Catholic church in Bietigheim is St. Johannes. In the district of Bissingen there is another Catholic parish "Zum Guten Hirten", which was able to build its church in 1970. All three parishes now form the Bietigheim-Bissingen pastoral care unit within the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese .

In addition to the two large churches, there are also free churches in Bietigheim-Bissingen , including a Methodist Church , a Baptist congregation , two Brethren congregations and the “People's Mission of Resident Christians”, which belongs to the Bund Freikirchlicher Pentecostal congregations . The New Apostolic Church in Bietigheim-Bissingen is also represented, as are two free Aramaic Christian communities.

Two Orthodox churches are also represented in Bietigheim-Bissingen, on the one hand the Greek Orthodox Church. The community owns a church and the associated center in Besigheimer Straße. The other is the Syrian Orthodox Mor (Sankt) Petrus & Paulus congregation. The congregation consecrated their newly built church in the hop gardens in September 2019.

Culture and sights


The Bietigheimer Eisenbahnviadukt , the symbol of the city, was built between April 1851 and October 1853 by Karl Etzel together with A. Beckh in the style of a Roman aqueduct . The Westbahn Bietigheim – Bruchsal runs over the viaduct . Next to the Bietigheim-Bissingen train station is the 70-meter-high Sky tower .

The Bietigheimer railway viaduct (view: north - in the background: old town / Lug)
Powder tower
Lower gate

Old town Bietigheim

The most important building of the Old Town is the Bietigheimer Hornmoldhaus , one of the best preserved town houses of the Renaissance in southern Germany. The house was built in 1535/36 by Sebastian Hornmold the Elder . The interior paintings from the Renaissance period are particularly worth seeing. Today the house houses the city museum.

The town hall of the city of Bietigheim (until the end of 1974) and the united city of Bietigheim-Bissingen (since 1975) was built in 1507. Since the 18th century it has been equipped with an art clock on the front, which has an astronomical display above the bourgeois clock, with the disc of which the current moon phase can be displayed. The Bietigheim Castle, built in 1546, was completely renovated between 2000 and 2002. In addition to the music college and adult education center, it now houses various event rooms and a restaurant.

Overall, the old town is characterized by a large number of half-timbered houses . In addition to the Hornmoldhaus already mentioned, the Latin School (built in 1476) and the Physikat (built in 1568) should be emphasized. The German half-timbered road runs through Bietigheim-Bissingen and extends from the Elbe to Lake Constance .

The Bietigheim Castle , built from 1506, served as the Württemberg official castle . The construction was a consequence of the elevation of Bietigheim to the Württemberg municipal city. In 1542 it was expanded to the size it is today. After a fire in 1707, the castle was rebuilt over the next five years. In the period from the 19th century to the turn of the millennium, the tax office was located in the castle. After four years of renovation (2000–2003), it now serves as a cultural center.

Numerous elements of the medieval city ​​fortifications are still preserved today. This includes the powder tower built in the 15th century with battlements , which served as the north-eastern corner tower of the city fortifications. The side of the tower facing the city was built in an open form, so that the tower could not be used as a fortress against the city after any enemy conquest. After the city sold the tower, which was regarded as useless, to the neighboring baker Johann Christoph Müller in 1821, it finally bought it back in 1950 from Müller's descendants. Therefore, the powder tower is commonly referred to as "Beckenmüller's tower".

As the first stone bridge in the wider area, the old Enz bridge over the confluence of the Enz and Metter rivers was built between 1463 and 1467 under the direction of the Markgröningen church builder Aberlin Jörg (* around 1420, † around 1493) . It especially strengthened the attractiveness of the city, which was booming at the time, as a traffic attraction. With the help of the "bridge money", a kind of toll for the use of bridges, it was possible to cover the immense costs of building and maintaining the Enz Bridge. It withstood all the floods of the Enz until it was blown up in 1945 by German troops in retreat. Immediately after the end of the war, it was rebuilt on the spot. Only the arch over the Metter has been preserved from the old Enz bridge.

Enzbrücke: Here the Metter (right) joins the Enz
Rommelmühle in Bissingen
Wall decorations in the Kilian's Church
"Türmle" in a small desert west of the Untermberger town center
Michaelskirche in Metterzimmer

The Protestant town church , located on the northern outskirts of the old town, was built around 1400 above the altar of the castle chapel. The on the north side directly adjacent keep the castle Bietigheim served as a bell tower . As a parish church , it replaced the Peterskirche (today's cemetery church) in 1496. In 1542 the town church was partially destroyed by the collapse of the castle tower. In the following years the ship was expanded; the church was Gothicized in 1891/92 by Heinrich Dolmetsch (* January 24, 1846, † July 25, 1908) , but this was reversed from 1972 to 1974.

The central manorial (castle) wine press is located in the immediate vicinity of the town church . After its destruction in 1542 as a result of the collapse of the keep, it was expanded to its present-day size. Immediately after a fire caused by a lightning strike in 1762, the wine press was rebuilt with a column-free interior under the hipped roof with a hanging structure for four wine presses (so-called " wine press trees "). In 1983/84 the renovation and expansion into an event room took place.

The only one of the four city ​​gates that have survived to this day is the Lower Gate , which was built towards the end of the 14th century. As with the Powder Tower, it was originally an open shell tower construction, which was closed by a half-timbered wall around 1500. In the 16th century a roof lantern with a bell was installed to announce the closing of the gates every evening to the residents of the city. The side pedestrian gates that exist today have replaced the former loopholes since the early 1930s . The inscription on the outside of the gate reads: Hie gut Wirtemberg allweg .


The Rommelmühle , built in 1904, is evidence of the early industrial use of water power . It is a former seven-story large mill. After the closure in 1996, the building was converted into an ecologically oriented residential and commercial building.

The late Gothic Kilian's Church was built between 1517 and 1520. It is characterized by a remarkable interior painting with frescoes from the 17th century. The painting was carried out in 1677 and 1691. The post-Reformation pictures all take up biblical motifs.

The new town hall was built in 1968. The building designed by the architect Ostertag is an asymmetrical, yet closed-looking cube with a blue-tiled facade. Since it was built shortly before the merger with the larger neighboring town of Bietigheim in 1975, it is often interpreted as a symbol of Bissinger's independence. The old town hall has also been preserved.

The most imposing town house in Bissing still in existence is the Untere Vattersche Hof. The house was built in the 17th century. It is the remainder of what was once a large, closed courtyard.


Immediately above the historic center of Untermberg is the ruin Altsachsenheim , which, however, belongs to the Sachsenheim district. The castle of the Lords of Sachsenheim was probably built in the 13th or early 14th century. The "Mouse Tower" belonging to the castle is within sight of Altsachsenheim. The round stone building, renovated in 1574, is said to have served as a security post and as a customs post on the road from Großsachsenheim via Remmigheim to Markgröningen , which was later used as a post route .


The oldest surviving building in Metterzimmer is the cloister courtyard from 1599. Also worth seeing is the Haus am Gallbrunnen, a farmhouse from the beginning of the 17th century that was restored in 1983. The town hall from 1809 lost its function when it was incorporated in 1930. The Art Nouveau Church of St. Michael was consecrated in 1906 after the previous Gothic building was destroyed by lightning in 1905.


Ku (h) riosum by Jürgen Goertz

The painter and sculptor Richard Hohly (1902–1995) lived on site for a long time in the Felsengarten gallery. His work is very varied and ranged from horse depictions to religious things to images of the cosmos. It has been shown in many exhibitions.

The writer Otto Rombach (1904–1984) also lived and worked in Bietigheim for a long time. The city library was named after him.

Sculpture Bietigheim-Bissingen

In connection with the redesign of the historic city center, an art ensemble with contemporary works by well-known artists has emerged since the early 1980s. Today it is well known far beyond the region, for example through works such as Jürgen Goertz Ku (h) riosum , Alfred Hrdlicka's Portrait Bonhoeffer , Karl-Henning Seemann's Schwätzweiber and Gunther Stillings Janustor .

Municipal gallery

In 1989 the gallery was opened in the heart of the old town in a former grain barn on the occasion of the 1200th anniversary of the city, and a new building was added in 2000. In the old part, the city's own collections with a focus on linocut are shown as a permanent exhibition . In the new building there are temporary exhibitions that are also attracting national attention (including 2004: Schmidt-Rottluff , Aquarelle; 2005: Picasso , linocuts). The graphics prize of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen " Linocuts Today " is awarded every three years .


In front of the town church in Bietigheim, a memorial stone by the Austrian sculptor Alfred Hrdlicka commemorates the Protestant opponent of Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer , who was murdered in the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1945 . There are also grave fields and memorial plaques in the St. Peter cemetery , which commemorate 198 women, children and men who were deported to Germany during the Second World War and who were victims of forced labor . Polish survivors added another plaque to this memorial in 1989 with the names of 44 victims.

According to a decision by the municipal council in 2013, the artist Gunter Demnig has also been laying stumbling blocks for victims of National Socialism in Bietigheim-Bissingen since 2014 . The initiator of the Stolpersteine initiative in Bietigheim-Bissingen is the pastor and former member of the state parliament Thomas Reusch-Frey . By October 2017, a total of nine stones had been set in the entire city, three of them in Bissingen and one in Untermberg. They remember people who had their last freely chosen place of residence in Bietigheim-Bissingen and were mainly murdered by the Nazis in 1940 as part of the T4 euthanasia campaign in the Grafeneck killing center .

Aerial view: the Bürgergarten with the water feature in the Enz from the south-east. In the background the Metter river
Japanese garden


On the occasion of the Baden-Württemberg State Horticultural Show, which took place in Bietigheim-Bissingen in 1989 - the city's 1200th anniversary at the same time - the community garden was laid out on the edge of Bietigheim's old town. This consists of a large grassy area, a colorful mixture of different plants along the small paths within the facility, as well as a fountain , which is mainly operated in summer , whose watercourse moves down pool by pool. Today the Bürgergarten serves as a place to relax and recuperate and is sometimes used by children for swimming.

The so-called Japanese garden was built on the banks of the Metter in honor of Erwin Bälz (born January 13, 1849 in Bietigheim-Bissingen; † August 31, 1913) . Balz was, among other things, personal physician to the imperial family and co-founder of modern medicine in Japan . Through his achievement of making the hot sulfur springs in the city of Kusatsu usable for healing purposes, the relationships between Bietigheim and Kusatsu developed and deepened and led to the city partnership in 1962. On the occasion of the State Garden Show in 1989, the Japanese garden was redesigned by the Japanese horticultural artist Jun Susuki. The garden has always served as a suitable place for handing over gifts from Japan. The complex also includes stone lanterns, haiku spelling stones, a stone bridge and a nearly two meter high memorial stone for Erwin Bälz.


The ice hockey team of SC Bietigheim-Bissingen "Steelers" , which plays in the 2nd Bundesliga , is of supraregional importance . The Steelers celebrated their greatest success in the 2008/2009 , 2012/2013 , 2014/2015 and most recently 2017/18 seasons when they won the German championship in the 2nd Bundesliga. In 2012, 2013 and 2015 they were the only team to win cups twice in a row. However, advancement to the DEL was not possible because the DEL statutes do not currently allow athletic advancement.

The home games used to be played in the 3250-seat ice arena in Ellental. The games have been played in the EgeTrans Arena since December 2012. It has 4583 seats for spectators, of which 2983 are seats.

The handball players of SG BBM Bietigheim (merger of the clubs TSV Bietigheim and TV Metterzimmer in 1997; further merger with SpVgg Bissingen in 2008) have also played in the 2nd Bundesliga since 2005 . In the 2014/2015 season they played in the 1st handball Bundesliga, but could not prevent relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga. In the 2017/18 season, he was again promoted to the 1st handball Bundesliga. The home games take place alternately in the EGE Trans Arena and in the MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg.

In addition to the men, women also played in the 2nd Bundesliga from the 2009/10 season . You were promoted to the 1st Bundesliga in the 2013/2014 season. In the 2016/2017 season, SG Bietigheim was German champion with 26 wins in 26 games. Your home games take place in the sports hall on the Viadukt.

The Bietigheim Hockey and Tennis Club, or BHTC for short, plays its indoor games in the sports hall of the Ellental Gymnasium and its field games on the Parkäcker artificial turf . In the field season 2017/18 in the 2nd women's Bundesliga, they achieved 5th place.

In addition, there are several football teams in Bietigheim-Bissingen: The team from the Bietigheim district, SV Germania Bietigheim , is practically irrelevant today, despite some successful seasons in the 1960s and 1970s. The home games in the Landesliga Enz / Murr are played in the Sportpark Ellental . In Bietigheim there is also the more recently successful SV Hellas 94 Bietigheim, which made the championship in the district league Enz / Murr and the associated promotion to the regional league in the 2010/11 season. After several unsuccessful seasons, the team is now back in the district league A.

In smaller Bissingen there with the Spvgg Bissingen and the FSV 08 Bissingen equal to two football teams, with the FSV 08 is currently much more successful and in the Verbandsliga Württemberg in the 2014/15 season promotion to the Oberliga Baden-Wurttemberg. In the 2016/17 season , the team from the Bruchwald almost managed to get promoted to the Regionalliga Südwest, but a clear 4-0 home win over SG Rot-Weiß Frankfurt / Main was not enough for promotion, as they were against the later promoted SV Röchling Völklingen had to draw the shorter one with 0: 1. There is still a rivalry between the three football clubs FSV 08, SV Germania and SpVgg (which is no longer taken seriously).

Other football teams from Bietigheim-Bissingen are FV Sönmez Spor Bietigheim (district league A Enz / Murr) and NK Croatia Bietigheim (district league Enz / Murr) as well as FC Mezopotamya Bietigheim, which has been in the lowest division (district league B Enz / Murr) for several years. is represented.

The Bietigheim Judo Club was founded in 1956. Including its departments Aikido (since 1970), Karate (since 1975), Ju-Jutsu (since 1977) and Tai Chi (since 2003), the association now has around 700 members. In addition to some German championships and national titles, the sporting successes also include dozens of Dan bearers (master's degrees).

Regular events

Illumination of the viaduct arches during the horse market 2007

The Bietigheim horse market takes place every year at the beginning of September on the fairground at the viaduct and always attracts around 200,000 visitors from the entire region. The highlight of the five-day event is the brilliant fireworks on the festival area on Sunday evening. In December, the "Sternlesmarkt" ( Christmas market ) is held in the old town on the market square .

The annual Bietigheim New Year's Eve run , which runs around eleven kilometers through parts of the historic old town, is also known nationwide. The Best of Music music festival has been held in the old town every summer since 1998 with jazz and soul concerts.

In the Bissingen district, the wooden block festival takes place around the town hall every four years.

Economy and Infrastructure

public finances

Bietigheim-Bissingen is one of the richest cities in Germany and has been debt-free since 2004. At the turn of the year 2011/2012, including its own operations, the city was the largest debt-free city in Baden-Württemberg. In addition, in 2007 the city had reserves of 20 million euros, which corresponds to a per capita reserve of around 400 euros.


Road traffic

Bietigheim-Bissingen can be reached via junction 15 “Ludwigsburg-Nord” on the A 81 ( Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Singen ). Furthermore, the federal highway 27 ( Göttingen - Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Schaffhausen ( CH )) , which is loaded with up to 50,000 vehicles daily, runs continuously through the city in four lanes. In addition, there are numerous state and district roads into the surrounding villages, as well as bypass roads (e.g. the K 1125, also known as the " Sachsenheim Highway"), which enable transit traffic to avoid time-consuming and polluting passages through neighboring cities.

Rail transport

Bietigheim-Bissingen - rail network

The Bietigheim-Bissingen station (until 1974: Bietigheim (Württ) station) had been a railway junction since 1853 - i.e. since the completion of the Enz Viaduct : the Westbahn Stuttgart– Bruchsal and the Frankenbahn Stuttgart– Würzburg branched out here (see sketch on the right ). From 1878 to 1945, Bietigheim also had a connection to Backnang , from which remains of track under the southern entrance to the station are still used as pull-out tracks .

Bietigheim is also the end point of the S5 line of the Stuttgart S-Bahn , which begins at Stuttgart Schwabstraße station , and, until June 8, 2019, the S5 line of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn , which begins in Wörth am Rhein in Rhineland-Palatinate . Since the timetable change in June 2019, the AVG light rail service from Pforzheim to Bietigheim-Bissingen has ended after 20 years . The “Ellental” stop, newly created in 2003, is also located in the city.

The cities of Ludwigsburg , Stuttgart , Heilbronn , Pforzheim and Karlsruhe can be easily reached using local public transport operated by Deutsche Bahn AG .


Local public transport (ÖPNV) is also served by several bus lines , namely line 551/552 to Großsachsenheim or Metterzimmer and Tammerfeld (IKEA) or Bietigheim-Buch, line 553/554 to Bietigheim-Lug or Bönnigheim and Untermberg . Lines 556 and 557 are ring lines. They run clockwise (556) and counterclockwise (557) through the whole of Bietigheim-Bissingen. Line 564 goes to Freiberg (Neckar) or to worsted spinning mill. These trips are all carried out by the Spillmann bus company. There are also trips to Hohenhaslach and Pleidelsheim / Murr. All lines can be used at uniform prices within the Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart (VVS) . On weekends and before public holidays, the N50 night bus routes ran between Stuttgart , Ludwigsburg and Bietigheim-Bissingen and the N57 between Bietigheim-Bissingen and the communities north of the city within the Ludwigsburg district .

Commercial areas

Bietigheim-Bissingen has six industrial areas in the city: Büttenwiesen and Seewiesen in the east of the city and Laiern I - IV in the south.

Established businesses

  • The Dürr AG in 2009 moved its headquarters to Bietigheim-Bissingen, where it employs about 2,200 people and is the largest employer in the city. It mainly manufactures painting and manufacturing systems for the automotive and aviation industries.
  • The Dürr Dental SE employed at headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen about 390 employees in the production of dental equipment.
  • The company Parker Hannifin GmbH & Co. KG (Packing Division Europe) employs about 450 people in the production of the city seals .
  • About 370 people are employed at DLW Flooring in the production of resilient floor coverings and swimming pool liners.
  • The company Umbreit , the third largest book wholesaler ( Barsortiment ) of Germany, has its headquarters in the city.
  • The Olymp Bezner GmbH & Co KG , under the brand name Olymp -known producer of men's shirts and ties, has its headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  • The Heinrich Dinkelacker GmbH, a company incorporated in 1879 shoe manufacturer sells high-quality shoes, which in Budapest are manufactured.
  • The Porsche Germany GmbH , Porsche Consulting GmbH , Porsche Financial Services GmbH , Porsche license and Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG , Porsche Engineering Services GmbH are based in Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  • Several suppliers to the automotive industry are based in the city:
    • The French Valeo (formerly SWF ) produces wiper systems, switches and sensors for the automotive industry
    • The G. Elbe & Sohn GmbH & Co. manufactures drive shafts with about 320 employees.
    • The Alfred Heyd GmbH u. Co. KG manufactures standard joints and accessories for trucks, buses, other commercial and special vehicles and cars with around 350 employees
    • The Magna Car Top Systems GmbH developed in Bietigheim-Bissingen convertible tops (z. B. Opel Astra TwinTop or Mercedes SLK).
    • The Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH employs approximately 450 employees in its Bietigheimer work.
  • Two companies of the Bessey Group are also on site:
  • The Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg operates six branches in the city. Bietigheim-Bissingen is the seat of a regional head office with twelve branches, a commercial customer center, a real estate center and a private banking team.
  • G. Bee GmbH produces ball valves and safety fittings. Relocation to Freiberg am Neckar
  • Möbel Hofmeister, a furniture store with a sales area of ​​around 50,000 m²


Bietigheim and Bissingen are wine-growing locations whose locations belong to the large Schalkstein location in the Württemberg lowlands of the Württemberg wine-growing region .


In Bietigheim-Bissingen, the daily newspaperBietigheimer Zeitung ” appears (with the local editions “Sachsenheimer Zeitung” and “Bönnigheimer Zeitung”). The supraregional part ( coat ) is supplied by the " Südwestpresse " from Ulm .


Machine hall of the Bietigheim run-of-river power plant
Sawmill hydropower plant

Stadtwerke Bietigheim operates four run-of-river power plants :

  • At the sawmill above the Bissinger town center;
  • at the Rommelmühle in Bissingen;
  • in Bietigheim city center;
  • at the worsted spinning mill below Bietigheim.

Depending on the water supply, the total amount of electricity generated is 5–6 million kWh per year.

Public facilities

Bietigheim-Bissingen has a tax office , two notaries' offices (Bietigheim and Bissingen) and a hospital . The three pools - the pool at the Viadukt (indoor pool with sauna and slide), the indoor pool in Bissingen and the outdoor pool "Badepark Ellental" - are very popular. The outdoor pool has the largest free slide in southern Germany (158 m long, 14.5 m high).

The Otto Rombach library with a branch is an important cultural institution with a program of events for children and adults.

The city gallery is also known and appreciated beyond the boundaries of the district.

Bietigheim-Bissingen has a volunteer fire brigade with two departments, one in Bietigheim and one in Bissingen. The fire brigade also includes the Porsche Cayenne as a fire engine . Both departments can rely on a team of around 120 men and 12 vehicles. The Bissingen department also houses a small museum that shows exhibits ranging from the hydrophor to hydrant cars to a fully functional and self-restored vehicle from 1943.


Bietigheim-Bissingen has two comprehensive high schools ( high schools I and II Ellental , de jure two high schools, de facto only a high school), two intermediate schools ( Realschule in Aurain and Realschule Bissingen ), a special school in the book , two elementary and secondary schools with Werkrealschule ( school in the sand and forest school in Bissingen ) as well as four pure elementary schools ( elementary school Weimarer Weg , Hillerschule Bietigheim , Schillerschule Bissingen and Ludwig-Heyd-Schule ).

The Ludwigsburg district is responsible for the Bietigheim-Bissingen industrial and commercial school in the vocational school center in Ellental (which also includes the two vocational high schools, the technical high school and the business high school ) and the Gröninger Weg school (school for the mentally handicapped ).


Honorary citizen

The city of Bietigheim-Bissingen and the former city of Bietigheim have granted the following people honorary citizenship:

Note: The honorary citizenship granted to Adolf Hitler in 1933 was revoked on June 16, 1945.

sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities

  • Aberlin Jörg (around 1420–1493), architect and builder; had the (old) Enz bridge built
  • Conrad Rotenburger (1579–1633), painter and surveyor in Bietigheim, illustrator of the Biblical Summaries , a picture Bible (Bietigheim 1630, reprint 2011)
  • Johann Jakob Heinlein (1588–1660), theologian, clergyman and mathematician, deacon in Bietigheim from 1613 to 1621
  • Johann Friedrich Hobbahn (1693–1767), was dean in Bietigheim from 1733 to 1737, then lost his ecclesiastical offices due to his closeness to Duke Karl Alexander and Suss Oppenheimer
  • Hermann Römer (1880–1958), pastor in Bietigheim from 1912 to 1918, author of the city history published in 1956
  • Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854–1899), watchmaker (apprenticeship in Bietigheim); became world famous as the inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine
  • Claus Weyrosta (1925–2003), from 1967 to 1996 member of the state parliament for the constituency
  • Hermann Silcher (1936–2017), Mayor of Bissingen an der Enz from 1973 to 1974
  • Manfred Reiner (* 1937), soccer player
  • Lothar Späth (1937–2016), former Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg; has been an alderman and finance officer in Bietigheim since 1965 and was elected mayor in 1967 and thus deputy mayor Karl Mai
  • Konrad Kujau (1938–2000), painter, performance artist, forger of Hitler's diaries
  • Heidi Loibl (* 1942), German popular pop singer
  • Hans Georg Pflüger (1944–1999), composer and organist, lived in Bietigheim-Bissingen until his death in 1999
  • Wendelin Wiedeking (* 1952), former CEO of Porsche AG, lives in Bietigheim-Bissingen
  • Rudi Buttas (* 1955), member of the pop group Pur
  • Roland Bless (* 1961), ex-member of the pop group Pur
  • Hartmut Engler (* 1961), member of the pop group Pur
  • Ingo Reidl (* 1961), member of the pop group Pur
  • Dieter Kränzlein (* 1962), sculptor
  • Heiko Maile (* 1966), member of the band Camouflage
  • Marcus Meyn, member of the band Camouflage
  • Oliver Kreyssig, member of the band Camouflage
  • Gerhard Poschner (* 1969), soccer player and manager, grew up in Bietigheim-Bissingen
  • Anneta Politi (* 1977), TV and radio presenter (SWR 3)
  • Bausa (* 1989; real name Julian Otto), rapper


  • Hermann Römer : History of the city of Bietigheim . Stuttgart 1956/1961
  • City of Bietigheim (ed.): 600 years of the city of Bietigheim 1364–1964 . Bietigheim 1964 (with contributions by Oscar Paret, Hans Martin Decker-Hauff, and with portraits of life by Johannes Carion, Johann Friedrich Flattich, Erwin von Bälz and the painter Gustav Schönleber)
  • Paul Swiridoff: Bietigheim . Swiridoff, Pfullingen 1964 (illustrated book, with a contribution by Otto Rombach about Antonia Visconti , Duchess of Milan, Mistress of Bietigheim )
  • City of Bietigheim-Bissingen (ed.): 1200 years of Bietigheim. Stages on the way to the city of today . Bietigheim 1989
  • Petra Schad: Book ownership in the Duchy of Württemberg in the 18th century using the example of the official town of Wildberg and the village of Bissingen / Enz . (= Stuttgart Historical Studies; Vol. 1). Thorbecke, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-7995-5551-X

Web links

Commons : Bietigheim-Bissingen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  3. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume III: Stuttgart District, Middle Neckar Regional Association. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2 , pp. 389-393.
  4. State Statistical Office, area since 1988 according to actual use for Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  5. See Green Neighborhood
  6. Bietigheim-Bissingen, DEU on
  7. See LEO BW online
  8. All four townscapes come from Andreas Kieser's forest map, three were subsequently colored.
  9. See PDF on city history
  10. After the family of the Lords of Sachsenheim expired in 1561 and their fiefdom reverted to the Duchy of Württemberg , "Zimbern" with Untermberg, Groß- and Kleinachsenheim was initially assigned to the Württemberg office of Grüningen . When it came to Bietigheim temporarily is unclear. See map of the "Greininger Beamptung" - Wikimedia
  11. Cf. City of Bietigheim-Bissingen (ed.): 1200 years of Bietigheim. Stages on the way to the city of today . Bietigheim 1989, p. 183.
  12. See Stefan Benning: The "laydige Einfall", events and consequences of the French War 1693 in Bietigheim, Bissingen, Metternzimmer and Untermberg . Blätter zur Stadtgeschichte 11, 1994, pp. 129–161.
  13. Michael Schirpf: Structure diagram of the NSDAP in Bietigheim. In: American Occupation and Reconstruction 1945–1948. Sheets on the town's history, volume 4, Bietigheim-Bissingen 1985.
  14. Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism. A documentation, Vol. I, Bonn 1995, p. 24 f., ISBN 3-89331-208-0 .
  15. ^ Friedrich Blumenstock: The invasion of the Americans and French in northern Württemberg in April 1945 . In: Commission for historical regional studies in Baden-Württemberg (Hrsg.): Representations from the Württemberg history . tape 41 . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1957.
  17. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume III: Stuttgart District, Middle Neckar Regional Association. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2 .
  18. See Stefan Benning: The "laydige Einfall", events and consequences of the French War 1693 in Bietigheim, Bissingen, Metternzimmer and Untermberg . Blätter zur Stadtgeschichte 11, 1994, pp. 129–161.
  19. Historical city tours Bissingen, Untermberg, Metterzimmer. City of Bietigheim-Bissingen. (PDF; 733 kB) , accessed on December 1, 2008.
  20. Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office .
  21. From 1930 including Metterzimmer .
  22. From 1953 including Untermberg .
  23. Total number of inhabitants in today's area of ​​the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  24. The double cross is derived from the coat of arms of the Grüninger Heilig-Geist-Spital , to which the Kilian's Church in Bissingen and the Peterskirche in Bietigheim were subordinate.
  25. a b c partner cities, sponsorship and friendly contacts .
  26. Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart Germany: Syrian Orthodox Church in Bietigheim-Bissingen: The controversial church is ready. Retrieved April 6, 2020 .
  27. Board at location 10 of the city history tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  28. Board at location 35 of the city history tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  29. Board at location 44 of the city history tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  30. Board at location 18 of the city history tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  31. Board at location 21 of the city history tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  32. ^ Board at location 40 of the historical tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  33. visited on December 1, 2008.
  34. ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) visited on December 1, 2008.
  35. Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism. A documentation . Volume I, Bonn 1995, page 24f., ISBN 3-89331-208-0 .
  36. Board at location 46 of the city history tour of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  39. 86 municipalities in the state were debt-free in the core budget and in their own businesses at the end of 2011. (No longer available online.) Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office, May 30, 2012, archived from the original on October 21, 2013 ; Retrieved May 30, 2012 (press release no. 169/2012).
  40. Andreas Lukesch: What's next at DLW? In: (Bietigheimer Zeitung). October 13, 2017, accessed December 7, 2017 .
  41. See mec [Georg Meck - Redaktion - FAZ ]: Wiedekings shoes. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung , January 18, 2009, p. 36.
  42. Overview of the regional offices of the Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg ( Memento from April 12, 2013 in the web archive )
  44. Entry in Who belongs to whom , accessed on January 3, 2012.
  45. a b Sign for the Sägemühle hydropower plant. (Photograph of the billboard) In: Wikimedia. Stadtwerke Bietigheim-Bissingen, accessed on July 12, 2020 (image is under panorama freedom).
  46. Cf. Günther Bentele : Conrad Rotenburger, a Bietigheim artist from the time of the Hornmold family. In: Heavenly Signs and Earth Ways. Johannes Carion (1499–1537) and Sebastian Hornmold the Elder (1500–1581) in their time . Ubstadt-Weiher 1999, pp. 155-192. - Reinhard Breymayer : Friedrich Christoph Steinhofer . [...] Heck, Dußlingen 2012, pp. 77–81: “The 'Biblical Summaries' of Conrad Rotenburgers suggested by Johann Valentin Andreae ”; P. 83–87: “On the painting of the town church in Vaihingen an der Enz suggested by Johann Valentin Andreae ”. - Stefan Benning: "Johann Valentin Andreae, Conrad Rotenburger and the painting of the town church 1614-1618". In: The town church in Vaihingen an der Enz . [...]. Evangelical Church Community Vaihingen an der Enz, Vaihingen 2013, pp. 147–166. - Rotenburger's illustrations became important for the prehistory of the Kabbalistic teaching board donated by Princess Antonia von Württemberg in Bad Teinach . See Breymayer: Steinhofer (2012), p. 83.