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Coordinates: 48 ° 40 '  N , 9 ° 13'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Esslingen
Height : 388 m above sea level NHN
Area : 38.55 km 2
Residents: 45,813 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 1188 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 70794
Primaries : 0711, 07158
License plate : ES, NT
Community key : 08 1 16 077
City structure: 5 districts

City administration address :
Aicher Strasse 9
70794 Filderstadt
Website :
Lord Mayor : Christoph Traub ( CDU )
Location of the city of Filderstadt in the Esslingen district
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Filderstadt is a city in the middle of Baden-Württemberg , directly south of the state capital Stuttgart . The city, which only emerged in 1975 as part of the municipal reform , already had more than 20,000 inhabitants when it was founded and was therefore declared a major district town with effect from July 1, 1976 . Today it is the second largest city in the Esslingen district after Esslingen am Neckar and belongs to the central area of Stuttgart within the regional center of the same name . Filderstadt belongs to the Stuttgart region (until 1992 the Middle Neckar region ) and the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart .


Geographical location

Filderstadt is located on the inner Filder plateau at an altitude of 327 to 474 meters. The landscape, which is related to the field , gave the city its name. The Schönbuch Nature Park begins on the western edge, near the Plattenhardt district . The Swabian Alb is within sight of the city.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and communities border the city of Filderstadt. They are called clockwise, starting in the north:
Stuttgart (city district), Neuhausen auf den Fildern , Wolfschlugen and Aichtal (all districts of Esslingen ), Waldenbuch ( district of Böblingen ) and Leinfelden-Echterdingen (district of Esslingen).

City structure

The urban area of ​​Filderstadt consists of the 5 districts of Bernhausen (13,216 inhabitants), Bonlanden (10,296 inhabitants), Plattenhardt (8,482 inhabitants), Sielmingen (7,566 inhabitants) and Harthausen (4,094 inhabitants). The districts are identical to the former municipalities of the same name. The official designation of the districts is given by the name of the city in front of it and followed by the name of the districts connected by a hyphen.

Map of the Stuttgart Forest by Georg Gadner, around 1600
  • The Bernhausen district includes the village of Bernhausen, the Klinkermühle house, the Bernhäuser Forest with its conference center and holiday forest home, which can only be approached from L.-E.-Stetten , a large part of the runway at Stuttgart Airport and the abandoned villages of Dachtgraben , Horwe, Sigelinshuos and Wolfschlugen (possibly in the Plattenhardt district).
  • The Bonlanden district includes the village of Bonlanden and the Gutenhalde estate .
  • The Harthausen district belongs to the Harthausen village (today's development in the northeastern area partly on the original Sielminger district).
  • The Plattenhardt district includes the village of Plattenhardt and the houses Obere Kleinmichelesmühle, Untere Kleinmichelesmühle, Bechtenrain and Ziegelhütte, as well as the abandoned villages of Diemannsweiler, Horb and Wolfschlugen (possibly in the Bernhausen district).
  • The Sielmingen district includes the village of Sielmingen, the residential area Bei den Drei Linden with the eponymous Friedenslinden, which also mark the highest point of the Filder Plain, and the abandoned villages of Weiler (where the name of the Schafhof in the hamlet in Sielmingen with an adjacent traffic training area still exists today and small animal breeding facility as well as the hamlet fountain with a presumably medieval fountain trough remember) and Tuwingen or Teubingen (north of today's L 1209 from Bernhausen to Neuhausen), furthermore in the direction of Neuhausen and Wolfschlugen some emigrant farms in the open.

Division of space

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


The city of Filderstadt was created on January 1, 1975 through the merger of the formerly independent municipalities of Bernhausen, Bonlanden, Harthausen, Plattenhardt and Sielmingen, initially under the name of "Filderlinden Municipality". On July 25 of the same year the name was changed to "Filderstadt". With effect from 1 January 1976 the new community received the town charter and a half years later, on 1 July 1976, it was at the request of the city of Baden-Wuerttemberg state government to district town explained. However, the five former communities have a long history that goes back to the Celts of the Hallstatt period and the Germanic Alemanni. The names of the communities (with the exception of Harthausen) are emphasized in Swabian-Alemannic on the first syllable.

Territory affiliation

The old Wuerttemberg predecessor communities belonged to the office or administrative superior office of Stuttgart at the time of the Duchy of Wuerttemberg , since 1806 of the Kingdom and since 1918 of the People's State . During the district reform in Württemberg during the Nazi era , the communities came to the Esslingen district in 1938. In 1945 they came into the American zone of occupation and thus belonged to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Baden , which was incorporated into the current state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.



Bernhausen was first mentioned in 1089 as "Berinhusen" (as an early Swabian name for "Bero dwelling"). Some noble families of the Lords of Bernhausen had the rights to the place, but it fell to Württemberg in the first half of the 14th century.


Bonlanden was first mentioned at the beginning of the 12th century as "Bonlandum", which should mean something like "tree-lined land". The place initially belonged to the Lords of Bernhausen, later those of Stöffeln, von Stammheim and von Sachsenheim . Württemberg swapped places step by step. By 1400 all of Bonlanden was part of Württemberg. In 1820 the district was enlarged by a large forest area of ​​the Schönbuch.


Harthausen was first mentioned in 1304 as "Harthusen". The name means something like "houses on the hard", ie pasture forest. Here, too, the Lords of Bernhausen had their possessions. Harthausen also came to Württemberg through various lords, but the lords von Stammheim and Thumb von Neuburg still had minor rights until the 16th century.


Plattenhardt was first mentioned in 1269 as "Blatinhart" and probably means platte = flat and hard = pasture forest. In addition to the Lords of Bernhausen, the Lords of Urslingen also had rights to the place, which, however, soon came to Württemberg with Waldenbuch. In 1833 the community was enlarged by some forest areas. The Ortsneckname is Knife Stinger.


Sielmingen was first mentioned in 1275 as "Sygehelmingen" (probably derived from the proper name "Sighelm" or "Sigehelm"). Even then, a distinction was made between Ober- and Untersielmingen. Obersielmingen belonged to the Lords of Bernhausen and came to Württemberg with Waldenbuch in 1363 from the Lords of Urslingen. Untersielmingen belonged to different gentlemen and then partially came to Württemberg. The Nürtingen hospital retained part of the town until 1806, before it too came to Württemberg. Both places were organized as a community association until 1850, when they were declared independent communities, but in 1923 they were united under the name Sielmingen.


The population of the five former parishes of today's city of Filderstadt originally belonged to the diocese of Constance . Since the places belonged to Württemberg politically early on , the Reformation was introduced here by Duke Ulrich from 1535 , so they were predominantly Protestant for centuries. In each of the towns there is therefore a Protestant parish with a church. Another church, the Johanneskirche, was built in Bernhausen as a result of the strong influx of people in 1965. The Petruskirche followed later. The three parishes continue to form the entire parish of Bernhausen. For a long time the parish of Harthausen was a branch of Bernhausen, later of Plattenhardt, then of Untersielmingen and finally, from 1838, of Bonlanden. In 1838 the place got its own church and in 1959 its own parish was established. All parishes in Filderstadt used to belong to the deanery or parish of Degerloch . In 1981, the Jakobuskirche Bernhausen became the seat of its own deanery or church district within the Evangelical Church in Württemberg , to which all parishes in the city of Filderstadt belong.

Catholics have only been around in Filderstadt since the 20th century. The St. Stephanus Church was built in Bernhausen in 1968. Sielmingen also belongs to the parish, but has had its own church there since 1963: St. Michael. In 1958 the catholic church "To Our Lady" was built in Bonlanden, a parish has existed there since 1961. The parish also includes Plattenhardt. A Catholic church was built in Harthausen in 1968, which belongs to the parish of the neighboring community of Grötzingen (city of Aichtal ). All parishes belong to the dean's office Esslingen-Nürtingen of the diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart and form the pastoral care unit 2 of the dean's office. The leading pastor has been Thomas Vogel from Bernhausen since January 2020.

In addition to the two large churches, there are also free churches and parishes in Filderstadt , including two regional church communities , two Apis , two Hahn communities , in Bonlanden the Evangelical Methodist Church , in Sielmingen the Evangelical Free Church Filder Congregation and the Glory Life Center . Two New Apostolic churches as well as the Christian Community and Jehovah's Witnesses are also represented in Filderstadt.

In addition to the Christian communities, there are several Islamic communities and the Christian-Islamic Society for the encounter and dialogue between Christians, Muslims and other religions.

Population development

Population development of Filderstadt from 1961 to 2017 according to the adjacent table

The figures are census results (¹) or official updates from the respective statistical offices ( main residences only ). The figures for 1961 and 1970 result from the addition of the population of the five predecessor municipalities.

year Population numbers
June 6, 1961 ¹ 18,273
May 27, 1970 ¹ 30,264
December 31, 1975 34,603
December 31, 1980 37,300
December 31, 1985 36,757
May 25, 1987 ¹ 36,323
December 31, 1990 38,498
year Population numbers
December 31, 1995 41,145
December 31, 2000 42,234
December 31, 2005 43,717
December 31, 2010 44,348
December 31, 2015 44,977
December 31, 2016 45,389
December 31, 2017 45,807

¹ census result


Municipal council

The local council in Filderstadt has 32 members. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following final result: The local council consists of the elected voluntary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council.

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
+ 0.72  % p
-4.39  % p.p.
+4.26  % p.p.
-6.04  % p
+1.79  % p
+ 3.66  % p.p.
FW Free voters Filderstadt e. V. 29.41 9 28.69 9
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 22.03 7th 26.42 8th
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 21.97 7th 17.71 6th
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 14.89 5 20.93 7th
FDP Free Democratic Party 8.04 3 6.25 2
LEFT The left 3.66 1 - -
total 100.0 32 100.0 32
voter turnout 59.35% 46.17%


At the head of the city is the mayor , who is elected by the population for eight years . He is also chairman of the local council, which is also elected by the population for a five-year term . As a general deputy, he has a 1st alderman with the official title of “First Mayor” and another alderman with the official title of “Mayor”.

City leaders since the city was founded in 1975:

On July 5, 2015, Christoph Traub (CDU) was elected Lord Mayor for the next term of office. He took office on October 3, 2015. Previously, he was parliamentary group leader of the CDU / FDP parliamentary group in the Filderstadt municipal council.

Youth Council

The youth council of the large district town of Filderstadt was founded in October 1987.

“It represented something special in the political landscape of Baden-Württemberg […] - it was the first youth representative body to be directly elected by the voters. [...]

The initiative for the establishment of a youth parliament came from the center of the local council. The city administration, together with the members of the municipal council, developed the new form of youth participation - the 'Filderstädter Modell' of the youth council.

The key points unanimously adopted by the municipal council on June 24, 1987 for the establishment of the youth council (JGR) are still valid today:

  • The task of the youth community council is to participate in all youth-related affairs and, to some extent, to have a say.
  • The topics to be treated should always come from the ranks of the youth council.
  • Current topics can be introduced by the administration.
  • The resolutions of the JGR are considered proposals for the municipal council and administration and are dealt with there depending on the area of ​​responsibility.
  • All young people between the ages of 14 and 18 are eligible and entitled to vote, regardless of their nationality.
  • The youth council has 20 members.
  • The term of office is two years.
  • The mayor takes over the chairmanship.

The young people should neither be forced into predetermined structures nor have to submit to an exaggerated formalism.

The young parliamentarians had the chance to give themselves a structure and have the opportunity to adapt it to requirements.

Towards the end of the first term of office, the youth community councils developed their own rules of procedure that are still valid today. "

- Website of the city of Filderstadt

Former youth councilors include Nils Schmid and Matthias Gastel .

Citizen participation

The city of Filderstadt has been inviting its citizens to workshops and citizens' councils since 2000 and is one of the pioneers of citizen participation in Germany. The aim for a participation workshop is to have up to 120 people who - after they have been informed about the topic - speak in moderated small groups with a maximum of eight participants. The workshops are composed like the population. In this context, twice or even two and a half times as many people are specifically invited from groups that are not involved in participation as from groups that usually come very willingly. The selection of addresses is determined by the random number generator.

The Citizen Participation Unit is a staff unit of the Lord Mayor who also sends out the invitations. For every 100 people invited to participate, there are five to ten commitments. In the end, the participants correspond to the cross-section of the population. The principle of broad participation is important to the city. Therefore, in addition to the randomly selected invitation procedure, there is also a corresponding form of dialogue. In small preparatory groups, the moderator only speaks to a single participant, the others listen; there is no discussion among them. Only when this one has nothing more to say is the next person's turn. So the quiet have their say and you get the different milieus under one roof. The preparation serves to find out the topics and perspectives that are important for citizenship. In a further and then much larger public workshop, small groups are also formed; this is where discussions take place among themselves, ideas are formulated, suggestions are developed and preferences are formed.

Usually 10 to 15 percent of the suggestions relate to the topic to be discussed. A third of the proposals are outside the city's jurisdiction. The relevant suggestions are then sorted, summarized and condensed into recommendations that the municipal council can accept or reject. In the event of a rejection, he has to justify very precisely why he does not follow the recommendations of citizen participation in accordance with the “rules of the game for public participation in Filderstadt”. Another feature of public participation in Filderstadt is the constant dialogue between the administration, citizens and politics, which is helpful for the implementation of measures and projects from the participation process.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the city of Filderstadt shows a shield "divided five times by gold and green". The city flag is yellow-green. The coat of arms and flag were awarded by the Stuttgart Regional Council on August 10, 1977. The coat of arms is the coat of arms of the noble free von Bernhausen, who played a historical role in all today's districts.

Town twinning

In 1972, the then municipality of Bernhausen entered into partnerships with Dombasle-sur-Meurthe and La Souterraine in France. In 1988 Filderstadt entered into a partnership with Poltava in Ukraine, together with the neighboring cities of Ostfildern and Leinfelden-Echterdingen . Other twin cities have been Oschatz in Saxony since 1990 and Selby in Great Britain since 2002 .

Culture, sports and sights


  • Culture and congress center "Filharmonie" in Bernhausen
  • Communication center "Alte Mühle" in Bonlanden
  • The “Filderbühne” as a theater group



  • TSV Bernhausen
  • SV Bonlanden . The first soccer team currently plays in the Landesliga Württemberg Season II (as of May 2019).
  • TSV Harthausen (District League A)
  • TSV Plattenhardt (District League Stuttgart)
  • TSV Sielmingen (District League A)
  • Filderstadt became known nationwide through the women's Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tennis tournament held in Filderstadt-Plattenhardt from 1978 to 2005 , in which the world's tennis elite took part. The tennis tournament has meanwhile moved to Stuttgart .
  • On June 14, 1980, Guido Kratschmer set a world record in the decathlon with 8649 points in the Fleinsbach Stadium in Bernhausen . Jürgen Hingsen also succeeded in doing this on June 6, 1983 with 8779 points in the same place.
  • At the 1991 World Championships in Brno, Michael Böpple and Matthias Schlecht became world champions in the men's two-part artificial cycling and Iris Kurz in the women's one-way cycling (all three for the Edelweiß Bonlanden cycling club).
  • Judith Ruis, who won the 2014 Women's MMA European Championship , trains in the Budo basement in Filderstadt-Bonlanden.


  • Accordion and Handharmonika Club Sielmingen eV
  • Big Band Harthausen e. V.
  • Bernhausen Music Association
  • Musikverein Bonlanden
  • Plattenhardt Music Association
  • Sielmingen Music Association


The Gottlob Häussler local history museum is located in the former Bonland town hall. The earlier everyday life in the Filder region with agriculture , handicrafts ( shoemaker , carpenter and brush binder workshops ), kitchen and a " corner shop " is shown.


  • The Protestant St. James Church in Bernhausen is Bernhausen's landmark : the church, originally dedicated to St. Gall, has been attested since 1275. Today's parish church is a west tower with an early Gothic tower and an octagonal structure from 1680. The nave from 1475 was changed several times and expanded in 1956.
  • The town hall in Bernhausen was built in 1616 as a half-timbered house with a baroque substructure.
  • The Bernhausen rectory dates from the 17th century. The poet Gustav Schwab lived here in 1814 .
  • The old schoolhouse was built in 1537 and used as such until 1951.
  • The Protestant parish church Georgskirche Bonlanden is late Gothic in essence, the west tower has a ribbed vault, the choir a reticulated vault. The ship was modified several times, the last being in 1912.
  • There is also a wine press from 1718.
  • The church in Harthausen was only built in late classicism in 1838 , but there was already a chapel from 1601, which served as a school in 1763.
  • The Protestant Antholianuskirche in Plattenhardt has a choir and a sacristy from the late Gothic period around 1480 and a slightly younger nave. The tower was increased in its present form in 1787. The Catholic Church in Plattenhardt was not established until the 1950s.
  • The Sielminger Martinskirche dates from 1489 and has a polygonal choir with a cross-ribbed vestibule.
  • Also worth seeing is the Hahn'sche house from 1581, in which the father of the inventor Philipp Matthäus Hahn was born.
  • From the Uhlberg tower you have a good view of the Schönbuch , the Filderebene and the Swabian Alb. As early as 1890, a wooden observation tower was built at the current location of the tower at 469 m above sea level, which was replaced in 1903 by a wooden tower 17 m high. This had to be demolished in 1961 due to dilapidation and was replaced in 1963 by the current 25 m high structure. The tower, which is maintained and managed by the Swabian Alb Association, is open at certain times and is equipped with a kiosk, a picnic area and a playground.

Regular events

  • February / March: horse market in Bernhausen
  • May 1st: Mutton festival of the Swabian Alb Association at the Uhlberg Tower in Plattenhardt
  • Whitsun: International U19 football tournament in Weilerhau
  • June: Bear Festival in Bernhausen and Market Square Festival in Harthausen
  • July: Saifest in Bonlanden and street festival in Plattenhardt
  • Last weekend in August: Street festival of the Bernhausen Music Association in Rosenstrasse
  • Beginning of September: Kirchplatzfest in Sielmingen (instead of a four-day folk festival at irregular intervals on the festival square on Jakobstrasse, most recently in 2008 and 2013)
  • Every first weekend in Advent (Saturday and Sunday) there is a craft market in the circular sports hall in Bernhausen.
  • December: Nicholas and Christmas markets in Bernhausen and Plattenhardt

Economy and Infrastructure

TÜV in the Bernhausen district

The largest employers in Filderstadt are the label manufacturer Herma , the air conditioning company Modine and TÜV Süd with its second largest location. In the airfreight center of Stuttgart Airport , located in the district of Bernhausen and covers an area of around 150,000 square meters, over 70 companies are more logistics industry resident. In the manufacturing industry, which provides around 30 percent of jobs in Filderstadt, mainly medium-sized automotive suppliers are active.

In 2012, Hugo Boss AG began building a high-bay warehouse on an area of ​​23,400 m² in the Affelter industrial estate in Bonlanden . It was inaugurated in the summer of 2014. In addition, a soccer hall, the Hall of Soccer, will be built there by autumn 2012 .


The Filder with its fertile loess soils has always been an important agricultural area. The former “vegetable garden of Stuttgart” is now somewhat restricted by settlement and infrastructure projects, but agriculture still lives in all parts of the city, especially in Bernhausen and Sielmingen, which are the main places for herb cultivation in Filderstadt. Although the number of farms decreased due to structural change in agriculture, there are still around 70 today.

Above all, the herb and vegetable cultivation is in the foreground, livestock farming is rarely found. In the farm shops and weekly markets, products can now be purchased directly from the farmer, including fruit, vegetables, meat, sausage and bread.

The proportion of settlement area in the total area of ​​the city rose between 2000 and 2010 from 29.5 to 33.8 percent. During the same period, the proportion of agricultural land fell by 4.5 percentage points to 45.8 percent.

Herb cultivation

The traditional Filderkraut was first mentioned in 1772 by pastor Wilhelm Bischoff. It probably began in the monastery gardens of the Denkendorf monastery . With industrialization it became more and more important. Today it is still very important, especially in Echterdingen, Bernhausen and Sielmingen, which are considered the center of herb cultivation. In the meantime, however, the easier-to-process round cabbage is being grown more and more.

Livestock farming on the Filder

Once often represented: the beef

Since the Filder was not a priority region for dairy or meat industries like the Allgäu or the Black Forest, the cattle were only kept for self-sufficiency. The townscape a hundred years ago was still very much characterized by the livestock industry, pigs, sheep or goats, small animals such as rabbits, chickens or ducks were part of the household and the townscape. In Farrenstall was Farren housed, for whose attitude the community was committed. Today the number of animals has decreased, as livestock farming has become superfluous due to better shopping opportunities. Today only the old housing facilities can be seen. The function of e.g. B. Horses has changed. Today there are five times as many horses as there were 30 years ago. In contrast to their former use as draft and work animals, they are now kept as hobby animals for riding. The number of dairy cows has decreased by 85% in the last 30 years and the number of pigs kept by 95%. This is not a special process for Filderstadt, it took place almost everywhere in agriculture.


There are still very large numbers of orchards in Filderstadt. With campaigns such as the orchards GUIDS and the “Mobile Musts” one tries to preserve these natural areas. The annual apple festival at the Fildergartenmarkt in Briems is always a popular attendance for orchard fans. The museum orchard at the Seefelle Education Center is stocked with old varieties.

Organic farming

Organic farming is mainly present in Filderstadt through the Bioland vegetable farm Hörz in Bonlanden.


The Stuttgart Airport is located just north of Filderstadt. The runway is on the Filderstädter district, as is the tower , which is located in Bernhausen on the edge of the residential development.

The four-lane B 27 between Bonlanden and Harthausen, in the background the Albtrauf with Hohenneuffen Castle and the Jusi .

The federal motorway 8 (Karlsruhe – Ulm) passes the northern city limits of Filderstadt . The city is directly connected via the Stuttgart airport junction. Furthermore, the four-lane federal road 27 (Stuttgart– Tübingen ) and the federal road 312 (airport– Reutlingen ) run through the city.

Local public transport has been served by the S2 line (Filderstadt– Schorndorf via Stuttgart airport and Stuttgart main station ) of the Stuttgart S-Bahn since autumn 2001 . The Filderstadt S-Bahn station is located in the Bernhausen district. This is also the hub for nine out of ten bus routes that run within the city. The lines are to be used at uniform prices within the Stuttgart Transport and Tariff Association (VVS); an exception is line X3, which runs between Pfullingen / Reutlingen and Stuttgart Airport and is part of the Neckar-Alb-Danube transport association (Naldo).


The Filder-Zeitung reports on daily events in Filderstadt, which is enclosed with the two daily newspapers, the Stuttgarter Zeitung and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten . There is also the free newspaper "Filder Wochenblatt"


Filderstadt has a notary's office .

The Bernhausen church district of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg is located in the Bernhausen district .

The Filderklinik community hospital , which is part of the basic and standard care, is located in the Bonlanden district .

A residential association of Diakonie Stetten e.V. has been in the Plattenhardt district since 2012 . V. for 36 adults with intellectual disabilities, twelve of them in apartments.


In Filderstadt there are all types of general education. In Bernhausen there is a primary school (Bruckenackerschule), a primary and community school (Gotthard-Müller-Schule), the Fleinsbach- Realschule and the Elisabeth-Selbert -Gymnasium (formerly: Eduard-Spranger - Gymnasium ). The Filderstadt Music School is also located here. Bonlanden has a primary school (with the two locations Uhlbergschule and Schillerschule) as well as a technical and secondary school in the Seefälle education center. In Harthausen there is a primary and technical secondary school ( Jahnschule with the Lindenschule). In addition to the elementary school (Weilerhauschule), Plattenhardt also has the adult education center & art school in Filderstadt. In Sielmingen there is a primary school (Wielandschule), the Dietrich-Bonhoeffer -Gymnasium and a special needs school (Pestalozzi School). The Waldorf School "Gutenhalde" is a private school .

Supply and disposal

The city is a member of the Filderwasserversorgung association . The districts of Harthausen and Sielmingen as well as the northern parts of Bonlanden receive Filderwasser from the central softening plant of the Neckartailfingen waterworks. The districts of Bernhausen and Plattenhardt and the southern parts of Bonlanden receive drinking water from the Bodensee water supply association .

The electricity and natural gas networks in the city are operated by EnBW Regional AG.

The two sewage treatment plants in Bombach and Fleinsbach are operated to purify the wastewater.

Waste disposal is organized by the Esslingen waste management company, which is owned by the Esslingen district.


sons and daughters of the town

Johann Georg von Hallwil

Other people associated with the city

  • Eduard Mörike (1804–1875), Swabian poet, gave his first sermon in the Jakobuskirche in Bernhausen and lived in the Plattenhardt rectory for a few months during his period as vicar in 1829
  • Luitpold Domberger (1912–2005), screen printing pioneer, lived and worked in Bonlanden since the 1960s
  • Michael Ende (1929–1995), writer who died in 1995 in Bonlanden (Filderklinik)
  • Roman Herzog (1934–2017), former Federal President, lived during his tenure as Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Interior (1980–1983) from 1978 for five years in Bernhausen on Ludwigstrasse
  • Paul Maar (* 1937), writer and illustrator, taught in the 1970s as an art teacher at the Eduard-Spranger-Gymnasium in Bernhausen
  • Cornelia Mack (* 1955), social worker and author, lives in Filderstadt
  • Marc Kienle (* 1972), soccer player and coach, grew up in Filderstadt
  • Konstantin Flemig (* 1988), documentary filmmaker and war reporter, grew up in Filderstadt
  • Dominik Nothnagel (* 1994), soccer player, grew up in Filderstadt


  • The state of Baden-Württemberg - official description according to districts and municipalities. Volume III Stuttgart administrative district, Central Neckar region. Edited by the Baden-Württemberg State Archives Directorate. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2 .
  • Nikolaus Back: From Filderlinden to Filderstadt. The community reform of 1975. City of Filderstadt 2000, ISBN 3-934760-01-5 .
  • The Esslingen district . Edited by the State Archives Baden-Württemberg i. V. with the district of Esslingen, Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern 2009, ISBN 978-3-7995-0842-1 , Volume 1, page 519.

Web links

Commons : Filderstadt  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Filderstadt  - travel guide

ditto Bonlanden , Harthausen , Plattenhardt , Ober-Sielmingen and Unter-Sielmingen

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Main statute of the city of Filderstadt of February 5, 1996, last amended on June 1, 2009 (PDF; 52 kB).
  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. 178-183.
  4. State Statistical Office, area since 1988 according to actual use for Filderstadt.
  5. ^ 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. 461 .
  6. ^ City of Filderstadt: Plattenhardt. Retrieved July 14, 2019 .
  7. Filderstadt-Sielmingen time table. Retrieved July 15, 2019 .
  8. Election information for the municipal data center
  10. Information on the youth community council on the Filderstadt website
  11. Summary of the interview with Thomas Haigis, speaker for citizen participation, supplemented by Th. Haigis
  12. The Eichendorff badge was given in sheets of the Swabian Alb Association, issue 2/2001, p. 26
  13. Despite a long break, at the front again . In: Blick aktuell . ( [accessed on October 13, 2018]).
  14. geht-auf-den-fildern-die-post-ab.e6074c5a-c0e3-45fd-8c45- b6f97df9a201.html
  15. Raimund Weible: Peasants in the pincers . In: Südwest Presse . March 30, 2015, ZDB -ID 1360527-6 , p. 18 .
  16. Brochure Perspectives. Issue 14/2013, district ES, pp. 10-13. Download ( Memento of the original from May 12, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ; (As of February 22, 2015) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  17. BDEW (Ed.): Map of the electricity network operator 2012. Frankfurt 2012.
  18. BDEW (Ed.): Map of the gas network operators 2012. Frankfurt 2012.