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Coordinates: 48 ° 42 '  N , 9 ° 39'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Goeppingen
Height : 323 m above sea level NHN
Area : 59.23 km 2
Residents: 57,558 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 972 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 73033, 73035, 73037, 73116
Primaries : 07161, 07165, 07163
License plate : GP
Community key : 08 1 17 026
City structure: Core city and 7 boroughs

City administration address :
Hauptstrasse 1
73033 Göppingen
Website : www.goeppingen.de
Lord Mayor : Guido Till ( CDU )
Location of the city of Göppingen in the district of Göppingen
Alb-Donau-Kreis Landkreis Esslingen Landkreis Heidenheim Landkreis Reutlingen Rems-Murr-Kreis Ostalbkreis Ostalbkreis Adelberg Aichelberg (Landkreis Göppingen) Albershausen Bad Boll Bad Ditzenbach Bad Überkingen Birenbach Böhmenkirch Börtlingen Deggingen Donzdorf Drackenstein Dürnau (Landkreis Göppingen) Eislingen/Fils Heiningen (Landkreis Göppingen) Ebersbach an der Fils Eschenbach (Württemberg) Eschenbach (Württemberg) Gammelshausen Geislingen an der Steige Gingen an der Fils Göppingen Gruibingen Hattenhofen (Württemberg) Heiningen (Landkreis Göppingen) Hohenstadt Kuchen (Gemeinde) Lauterstein Mühlhausen im Täle Ottenbach (Württemberg) Rechberghausen Salach Schlat Schlierbach (Württemberg) Süßen Uhingen Wäschenbeuren Wangen (bei Göppingen) Wiesensteig Zell unter Aichelbergmap
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Göppingen ( listen ? / I ) is a city in Baden-Württemberg , about 40 kilometers east of Stuttgart . It is the major district town and largest city in the district of Göppingen and, as part of the Stuttgart region, forms a central center for the surrounding communities. The city ​​of Göppingen has agreed an administrative partnership with the communities of Schlat , Wäschenbeuren and Wangen . Audio file / audio sample


City districts in Göppingen
The Hohenstaufen in the north of the city


Göppingen lies in the foothills of the Swabian Alb in the middle Fils valley , partly on the slope of the ridge from Hohenstaufen to Filstal.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the city of Göppingen, listed clockwise , starting in the east: Ottenbach , Eislingen / Fils , Süßen , Schlat , Eschenbach , Heiningen , Dürnau , Bad Boll , Zell unter Aichelberg , Hattenhofen , Uhingen , Wangen , Rechberghausen , Birenbach and Wäschenbeuren (all district of Göppingen ) and Schwäbisch Gmünd ( Ostalb district ).

City structure

The urban area includes the core city and the seven districts of Bartenbach , Bezgenriet , Faurndau , Hohenstaufen , Holzheim , Jebenhausen and Maitis , all of which were independent communities . Each city district has a district advisory board, the number of members of which depends on the number of inhabitants in the district. The members of the district advisory councils are reappointed by the local council from among the citizens who are eligible to vote in the district after each general election of the local council.

Some city districts have additional, sometimes spatially separated, residential districts or residential areas with their own names. Lerchenberg and Krettenhöfe belong to Bartenbach, Schopflenberg to Bezgenriet, Brühlhof, Gotthardshof, Hirschhof, Hohrein, Vaihinger Hof and Ziegelhütte to Hohenstaufen, Manzen , St. Gotthardt and Ursenwang to Holzheim; Lenglingen is part of Maitis. In the core city, further residential areas with their own names are distinguished, the names of which have emerged in the course of the development, but the boundaries of which are usually not defined. These include Bodenfeld, Reusch, Bürgerhölzle , Hailing, Nordstadt, Schiefergrube and Galgenberg.

Division of space

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

Spatial planning

Göppingen is a medium-sized center within the Stuttgart region , the main center of which is the city of Stuttgart . In addition to Göppingen, the following cities and municipalities in the north and west of the district of Göppingen belong to the central area of ​​Göppingen: Adelberg , Aichelberg , Albershausen , Birenbach , Börtlingen , Bad Boll , Donzdorf , Dürnau , Ebersbach an der Fils , Eislingen / Fils , Eschenbach , Gammelshausen , Gingen on the Fils , Hattenhofen , Heiningen , Lauterstein , Ottenbach , Rechberghausen , Salach , Schlat , Schlierbach , Süßen , Uhingen , Wäschenbeuren , Wangen and Zell unter Aichelberg .


Until the 18th century

The Filstal in the Göppingen area has been visited by hunters and collectors since the Mesolithic period at the latest. There are some finds from the Neolithic period that suggest a settlement. Finds can also be documented from the following prehistoric periods: river finds from the Fils come from the Bronze and Urnfield Ages. Traces of settlement north-east of the city date from the early Iron Age, the Hallstatt Period (800–480 BC). In Oberholz , a forest area in the north of the city, there are around 30 burial mounds. From the La Tène period , the younger Iron Age, there is again a body of water from the Fils. Presumably in the middle of the 2nd century a Roman manor was built in place of the Oberhofenkirche after the Filstal was temporarily secured as a Limes by a fort near Eislingen . A century later, the Alemanni advanced, who subsequently settled the Filstal . However, the early Halemannic period can only be documented by the individual finds of a primer and a few fragments in later graves. Several grave fields date from the Merovingian period . a. with settlement centers near Oberhofen and Niederhofen ( Christophsbad ). The endings of the place names in -ingen indicate these Alamannic settlements and names; The founder and namesake of Göppingen was possibly an Alemannic “prince” named Geppo .

The oldest reference to Göppingen can be found in a chronicle written in the 16th century: In 1110 Konrad von Württemberg left Göppingen to the Blaubeuren monastery .

The oldest surviving document in which Göppingen is mentioned dates back to 1154 and was issued by King Friedrich I. Barbarossa . Probably in the second half of the 12th century Göppingen developed into a city. The later Lords of Staufeneck , at that time bailiffs of the Staufer in Adelberg and at Hohenstaufen Castle , seem to have had a special meaning. The Romanesque construction phase of the Oberhofenkirche as a three-apse basilica may also go back to them. After the fall of the Hohenstaufen, the Württemberg people under Count Ulrich II succeeded in taking possession of the town in 1273 or 1274 . It soon became the seat of an office.

From 1396 there was a Württemberg mint in Göppingen. In 1404 the Sauerbrunnenbad was mentioned for the first time ( Swalbrunnen ); the healing powers of its sulphurous water were valued . In 1425 there was a devastating city fire that only one house is said to have survived. In 1436 Count Ulrich V gave the order to build the Oberhofenkirche . In 1557 Duke Christoph had the Sauerbrunnenbad, which bears his name as the Christophsbad , expanded. In 1617 Heinrich Schickhardt built the first bridge over the Fils. A year later he began building the town church.

During the Thirty Years War the city suffered badly from the plague and pillage. In 1634/35 alone there were almost 1,600 deaths. The end of this dark period has been celebrated annually as May Day since 1650 with a few interruptions .

Göppingen in the 17th century
copper engraving by Matthäus Merian

On August 25, 1782, Göppingen burned down almost completely for the second time. The city was then built in a chessboard layout based on a classicist plan by Johann Adam Groß the Elder. J. rebuilt on behalf of Duke Carl Eugen . The town hall was the last building to be completed in 1785.

19th century

Already at the end of the 18th century, the Göppingen office was elevated to a higher office and as such was part of the Kingdom of Württemberg, which existed until 1918, from 1806 .

With the connection to the route network of the Württemberg railway in 1847, industrialization found its way into Göppingen. In 1848 there was the first workers' organization, in 1911 and 1926 the branch lines to Schwäbisch Gmünd and Boll were opened.

20th century

At least since the 19th century there were Jewish families in Göppingen who formed a community and built a synagogue on Freihofstrasse . During the November pogrom in 1938 , this church was destroyed by SA men . The Jewish victims of the Shoah are commemorated on a plaque in the Jewish cemetery within the municipal cemetery in Hohenstaufenstrasse .

After the first district reform in 1938, Göppingen became the administrative seat of the Göppingen district, which predominantly emerged from the offices of Geislingen and Göppingen. Shortly before the end of the Second World War , almost 300 residents were killed and 212 buildings destroyed in an air raid on March 1, 1945.

After the population had already exceeded the 20,000 mark in 1901, Göppingen was declared an immediate district town in 1948 and a major district town by law when the Baden-Württemberg municipal code came into effect on April 1, 1956 .

On May 27, 1963, a US Army helicopter crashed while attempting to transport the cross of Christ the King's Church onto the tower. Two people died in this accident.


Oberhofenkirche, drawing by Margret Hofheinz-Döring , 1980

The population of Göppingen originally belonged to the Diocese of Constance and was subordinate to the Archdiaconate circa alpes , Landkapitel Göppingen. Since the city belonged to Württemberg early on , the Reformation was introduced here from 1535 by Duke Ulrich . Therefore Göppingen was a predominantly Protestant city for centuries. At that time the city became the seat of a deanery (see church district Göppingen ). Its deanery church was initially the Johanneskapelle (St. Maria and Johann Baptist) near the castle (later: castle), a branch of the Oberhofenkirche. This Oberhofenkirche outside the city wall, which Count Ulrich V von Württemberg had rebuilt in 1436 and converted into a canon monastery, remained Catholic after the introduction of the Reformation because the canons initially continued to stay. In the city, today's city ​​church was built in 1618/19 on the site of the Johanneskapelle , with the seat and community of the Göppingen dean. The Oberhofenkirche remained until the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. In the 19th century, it was mainly a burial church and then used exclusively secularly, until it was renewed from 1854 through a civic initiative and from 1902 onwards it was regained as a parish church. In addition to these two parishes (Stadtkirchen and Oberhofenkirchen parishes) , further parishes were founded in the 20th century, especially after the Second World War, as a result of the influx of Protestants. The Reusch community (church from 1930), the Martin Luther community (church from 1956) and the Waldeck community (church from 1979) were created. In 2005 the Oberhofen and town parishes merged to form the new Evangelical town parish of Oberhofen . These four congregations in the core city together formed the Evangelical Göppingen Community Church Community, and since 2019 the Göppingen Evangelical Joint Church Community . The Reformation was also introduced in the surrounding villages of Bartenbach, Bezgenriet, Faurndau, Hohenstaufen, Holzheim, Jebenhausen, Maitis and St. Gotthardt as a result of their early affiliation with Württemberg. Therefore, there is also a Protestant parish or branch parish (Maitis and St. Gotthardt) and their own church in each of these districts. In addition, Manzen and Ursenwang had their own parish in 1975 (Johannesgemeinde). All Protestant communities in the Göppingen city area belong to the Göppingen church district within the Evangelical Church in Württemberg . There are also old Pietist communities in Göppingen .

Catholics have only been around in Göppingen since the 19th century. For them a separate church of St. Mary was built in 1869. In 1909 the Josefskirche followed, which was raised to a parish in 1977 (the Josefskirche was rebuilt in 1977), in 1964 the Christ the King's Church (parish since 1971; Bartenbach also belongs to the parish) and in 1971 the Pauluskirche (parish since 1973). Catholic parishes also emerged in some districts of Göppingen as a result of immigration after the Second World War . The Church of the Holy Family in Faurndau was built in 1961 (parish since 1963). Bezgenriet received its own Herz-Jesu-Kirche in 1954 (parish since 1968), Jebenhausen in 1959 the Church of St. Nikolaus von Flüe (parish of Brother Klaus since 1963) and Ursenwang in 1969 the Church of the Holy Spirit (parish since 1970). In Hohenstaufen there are special services in the old Barbarossakirche . The parishioners, however, belong to St. Mary. All the parishes mentioned belong to the deanery Göppingen-Geislingen within the diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart . They are combined into three pastoral care units. St. Maria and Christkönig Göppingen, St. Josef Göppingen, St. Paul Göppingen and Zum Heiligen Geist Ursenwang as well as Brother Klaus Jebenhausen, Herz-Jesu Bezgenriet and Zur Heiligen Familie Faurndau. There are currently around 16,000 Catholics in eight Göppingen parishes, almost a third of the total population.

There is also a Greek Orthodox community , a Serbian Orthodox community , an Armenian Apostolic community and two Syrian Orthodox communities .

In addition to the two large churches, there are also free churches and congregations in Göppingen , including the United Methodist Church , the Evangelical Free Church Congregation ( Baptists ) and the popular mission of determined Christians . The New Apostolic Church , the Christian Community (Michael Church), Jehovah's Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also represented in Göppingen.

In the urban area of ​​Göppingen there are also several mosques and prayer rooms for Muslim believers.


The following communities were incorporated into Göppingen:

  • April 1, 1939: Holzheim (with the municipality of St. Gotthardt incorporated in 1838) and Jebenhausen
  • July 1, 1956: Bartenbach (with the hamlet of Lerchenberg)
  • October 1, 1957: Bezgenriet
  • September 1, 1971: Hohenstaufen
  • April 1, 1972: Maitis (until 1826 part of the Hohenstaufen community, then an independent community in the Oberamt Göppingen, from 1938 until it was incorporated in the Schwäbisch Gmünd district )
  • January 1, 1973: Lenglingen (until February 29, 1972 part of the community Großdeinbach , district Schwäbisch Gmünd, came with this to the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd and was re-districted to Göppingen in 1973)
  • January 1, 1975: Faurndau

Population development

Population development of Göppingen.svgPopulation development of Göppingen - from 1871
Population development in Göppingen according to the table below. Above from 1600 to 2017. Below a section from 1871

The population figures according to the respective territorial status are estimates, census results (¹) or official updates from the respective statistical offices (only main residences ).

Göppingen's population pyramid (2006)
year Residents
1600 approx. 2,000
1700 2,500
1760 2,912
1803 4,087
1843 5,530
1861 6,762
December 1, 1871 8,649
December 1, 1880¹ 10,851
December 1, 1890¹ 14,352
December 1, 1900 ¹ 19,384
December 1, 1910¹ 22,373
June 16, 1925 ¹ 22,017
year Residents
June 16, 1933 ¹ 23.007
May 17, 1939 ¹ 30,322
1946 35,784
September 13, 1950 ¹ 39,329
June 6, 1961 ¹ 48,937
May 27, 1970 ¹ 47,973
December 31, 1975 54,365
December 31, 1980 53,347
May 25, 1987 ¹ 52.151
December 31, 1990 54,957
December 31, 1995 58,086
December 31, 2000 57,439
year Residents
December 31, 2005 57,771
December 31, 2007 57,396
December 31, 2008 57,336
December 31, 2009 57,068
December 31, 2010 56,819
December 31, 2011 55,099
December 31, 2012 55,378
December 31 2013 55,571
December 31, 2014 55,846
December 31, 2015 56,781
December 31, 2016 56,904
December 31, 2017 57.094

¹ census result


On September 23, 2008, the city received the title “ Place of Diversity ” awarded by the federal government .

Municipal council

The municipal council in Göppingen has 40 members. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following final result. The municipal 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
-8.07  % p
-4.58  % p
+ 6.09  % p
-1.18  % p
-1.70  % p
-0.43  % p
-0.42  % p
+ 10.29  % p
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 20.18 8th 28.25 11
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 15.29 6th 19.87 8th
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 23.23 9 17.14 7th
FW Free voters Göppingen 13.21 5 14.39 6th
FDP + FW Free Democratic Party + Free Voters 12.58 5 14.28 5
LEFT The left 3.96 2 4.39 2
Pirates Pirate Party Germany 1.26 1 1.68 1
AfD Alternative for Germany 10.29 4th - -
total 100.0 40 100.0 40
voter turnout 50.33% 37.75%


At the head of the city of Göppingen was the Vogt in imperial times , and from 1319 a senior bailiff in Württemberg. There was also the council and the court. There were also two mayors. In the 19th century there was only one head of the city. Since 1819 this has been called "Stadtschultheiß", since 1930 mayor , and when it was raised to the status of a major district town on April 1, 1956, the official title was mayor . This is elected directly by the electorate for 8 years. He is chairman of the municipal council. His general deputies are the 1st alderman with the official title "First Mayor" and the other alderman with the official title "Mayor".

Guido Till has been Lord Mayor since January 14, 2005 . The later non-party SPD candidate was able to prevail in the first round of elections on October 24, 2004 against his predecessor Reinhard Frank (CDU), who had been in office since 1996. After his electoral defeat, Frank was elected district councilor in the Main-Tauber district. The municipal council elected mayor Gabriele Zull for Department II and Olav Brinker for Department III. Till was elected as an SPD politician and resigned in October 2009 due to differences over the course of the SPD. In October 2013 he finally became a member of the CDU. In April 2014, Helmut Renftle was elected as building mayor by the local council. Almut Cobet succeeded Gabriele Zull, who was elected Lord Mayor of Fellbach, as First Mayor in March 2017.

Mayor of Göppingen since 1819

Logo of the city of Göppingen

The blazon of the city arms of Göppingen reads: Under a red shield head in silver a lying black stag pole .

The city ​​flag is red and white. On the first documented city seal from 1338, only a Württemberg stag pole was depicted. In order to distinguish it from the Hirschstangen coats of arms of other Württemberg cities, a shield head was added later. This changed seal was first documented in 1475. At times the main shield was so large that it led to a shield division. The representation of the coat of arms can be traced back to 1535, while the flag colors can be traced back to the year 1855.

The logo of the city of Göppingen is kept in the city colors red and white and symbolizes the so-called three Kaiserberge Hohenstaufen , Rechberg and Stuifen .

Twin cities

Göppingen maintains the following cities a twinning :


In addition to the partner cities, there are also sponsorships for the displaced Banat Swabians and, since 1955, for those from Schönhengstgau in the Sudetenland.

Economy and Infrastructure


Road traffic

The city is on the B 10 Stuttgart – Ulm and the B 297 Lorch – Tübingen. Today the B 10 leads past the city in a bypass road south. The next junction to the federal autobahn 8 Stuttgart – Ulm is about 10 km south in Aichelberg .

The city center has been traffic-calmed for a number of years ("New Center").

Rail transport

Göppingen is located on the Filstalbahn from Stuttgart to Ulm, which was opened in 1847 by the Royal Württemberg State Railways . There is also a station on this railway line in the western district of Faurndau.

At the Göppingen train station itself there is a large network of tracks, the train station has seven passenger platforms and, in addition, an extensive shunting track system, which is used, among others, by the Leonhard Weiss company located near the train station .

The former Weber sawmill also had its own siding, which, after a bridge over the Fils, ran about 500 m parallel to Jahnstraße after it flowed into the actual company premises.However, it was dismantled at the end of the 90s when Jahnstraße was modernized.

The Schuler siding was also dismantled in 2005, as was the rest of the Hohenstaufenbahn track that still existed as far as Faurndau. After Bad Boll the disused lead Voralbbahn .

A large container station was still in operation until the mid-1990s, and when it was opened in the 1970s, it was considered one of the most modern in Germany. Plans call for integration into a regional train via Bad Boll.

Bus transport

In the urban area itself, numerous bus routes operated by the Göppingen bus service and other companies supply local public transport ( ÖPNV ). The uniform tariff of the Filsland mobility network , formerly Verkehrsgemeinschaft Stauferkreis, applies to them .

Bicycle traffic

A cycle path to Schwäbisch Gmünd is on the route of the dismantled Hohenstaufenbahn . Through the Filstal there is a bicycle route from place to place on both sides. There are also cycle paths in the city center and on major roads. In addition, cyclists are also allowed to use most of the one-way streets in the city center against the direction of traffic. The Swabian Alb cycle path , which leads from Lake Constance to Nördlingen and is a long-distance cycle path , touches Göppingen.


The daily newspaper “Göppinger Kreisnachrichten - Neue Württembergische Zeitung ”, the monthly city magazine PIG and the official gazette of the city of Göppingen, the “GEPPO”. The Stuttgarter Zeitung also has a local editorial office for the Göppingen district. There is also the local TV station Filstalwelle and the local radio station Radiofips, which can be received in the Göppingen area on the VHF frequency 89.0 MHz.

Public facilities

In addition to the district office of Göppingen, the city has a tax office , an employment agency and a notary's office . The district court of Göppingen belongs to the regional court district of Ulm and the higher regional court district of Stuttgart . The district of Göppingen maintains one of its two district hospitals , the Klinik am Eichert , which are combined to form the Alb Fils Kliniken .

The Police Headquarters for the Baden-Württemberg Police Department is located in Göppingen .

The Göppingen church district of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg and the Göppingen-Geislingen deanery of the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese are also based here.


School statistics 2007/08
school student
General high schools 3.711
Realschulen 1,653
Secondary schools 960
Elementary schools 2,170
Special schools 140
View of the Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium from the Jebenhauser bridge

Göppingen is the university location of the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (HE) with the faculties of mechatronics and electrical engineering , and the faculty of industrial engineering . The number of students in Göppingen is around 1200. The location was founded in 1988.

The city of Göppingen has the following educational institutions:

  • 4 general high schools ( Freihof , Hohenstaufen , Mörike and Werner Heisenberg high schools )
  • 3 secondary schools ( Hermann Hesse, Uhland and Schiller secondary schools )
  • 1 secondary school ( Waldeckschule )
  • 4 primary and secondary schools ( Albert Schweitzer School, Walther Hensel School, Shark School Faurndau, Ursenwang School )
  • 11 primary schools ( Uhland, Südstadt, Janusz Korczak primary school in Reusch and primary school in Stauferpark in the city center as well as one primary school each in the districts of Bodenfeld, Bartenbach (Meerbach primary school), Bezgenriet, Faurndau (Schiller primary school), Hohenstaufen, Holzheim and Jebenhausen (Blumhardt Elementary School )
  • 1 special school ( Pestalozzi School )
  • 1 youth music school (municipal youth music school Göppingen)

The total number of students is about 8,700. The adult education center was founded in 1946 and records 30,000 teaching units annually with over 100,000 visitors.

The Free Waldorf School Filstal in the district of Faurndau as well as the evening grammar school of the adult education center in Göppingen and the evening secondary school in Göppingen round off the school offerings in Göppingen.

The district of Göppingen is responsible for the three vocational schools (vocational school, commercial school and Justus-von-Liebig-Schule - housekeeping and agricultural school in the vocational school center) as well as the Bodelschwingh school for the mentally and physically handicapped with a school kindergarten and the Wilhelm Busch school for Language-impaired with a school kindergarten.

Established businesses

Factory systems of Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH

Well-known companies in Göppingen are:

  • Boehringer Werkzeugmaschinen was founded in 1844, manufactures lathes and crankshaft machining centers and offers technical services. The company emerged from Gebr. Boehringer GmbH and is now part of the Fair Friend Group . About 600 people are employed.
  • The toy train manufacturer Märklin was founded in 1859 and employs around 1,200 people, 500 of them in Göppingen.
  • Schuler , a company in the field of metal forming , was founded in 1839 and employs around 7,000 people worldwide.
  • The Württemberg felt cloth factory D. Geschmay produces coverings for paper machines. It was founded in 1910, has around 100 employees and is part of Albany International (New York).
  • The construction company Leonhard Weiss was founded in 1900 and employs over 3,000 people (as of 2009).
  • T-Systems employs around 400 people at the site.
  • The software manufacturer TeamViewer AG produces software for remote maintenance and presentation and is headquartered in Göppingen.
  • The August Mink KG presents under the brand name Mink brushes technical brushes for the domestic and international machine and plant construction ago, was founded in 1845 and employs more than 340 employees (as of January 2013).
  • Bader , leather manufacture and tannery for the automotive industry, was founded in 1872 and employs around 4,200 people worldwide.
  • Kleemann GmbH , a manufacturer of crushing and screening systems with 570 employees.
  • The Christophsbad, which provides neurological, psychiatric, psychosomatic and geriatric hospital care, has been based in Göppingen since 1852.
  • MEVACO GmbH - one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of perforated sheets and expanded metals
  • Göppingen waste incineration plant

Credit institutions

In the banking sector, the following credit institutions have their headquarters in Göppingen:

There are also branches of other national banks.

Water supply

In the urban area from the bypass road (B 10) in the south to Blumenstrasse, Christophstrasse and Eberhardstrasse in the north, own water is distributed that is obtained in the Nassachtal. The Manzen, Ursenwang and St. Gotthardt areas are supplied with water from the Kornberggruppe special purpose association. Hohenstaufen is mainly supplied with water from the Eislinger water supply group; water from the state water supply association is mixed in at times via the Rehgebirgsgruppe special purpose association. For the rest of the city, including the city districts, the drinking water is obtained from the regional water supply association.

Culture and sights


The Oberhofenkirche is the city's landmark.
Tower of the city ​​church
Staufer column at the Oberhofenkirche (inaugurated in 2012)
Municipal Museum in the Storchen
Historical parade on May day
Hohenstaufen on a picture postcard from 1905
  • The castle Hohenstaufen in the district of Hohenstaufen was the home castle of the Staufer family. It was built in the second half of the 11th century and destroyed in 1525.
  • The Protestant Oberhofenkirche (formerly the collegiate church of St. Martin and Maria) stands on historical ground: a Roman villa as well as early medieval predecessor buildings and a late Romanesque basilica are archaeologically proven. Construction of the existing church began in 1436 outside the city walls, but the original plans for a three-aisle structure were not implemented. The influence of the Ulm School can be seen in many details . Many extensions (especially the tower and wooden gallery, 1853) and renovations have changed the church significantly. From the Reformation onwards it was mainly used as a burial church and partly also profane, until it became a parish church again from 1902. Wall paintings in the choir (1449) and in the transept (oldest view of Hohenstaufen, 1470), the choir stalls (1500) and a carved crucifix (around 1520) have been preserved from the founding period . The choir windows were created by the glass artists Walter Kohler (1938; middle window) and Wolf-Dieter Kohler (1983; left and right). Next to the Oberhofenkirche there is still the choir of a former Marienkapelle from 1410, today used as the Holy Cross chapel for devotions and art presentations. A Staufer stele has been standing near the church towards the city center since 2012 . a. reminds of a stay in Göppingen by Friedrich I. Barbarossa .
  • The Protestant town church without a choir was built between 1618 and 1619 by master builder Heinrich Schickhardt - with its western longitudinal wall on the inner town wall - as a transverse church. Due to the four-story fruit chute ( granary ) in the extremely wide roof, it is the largest Protestant Renaissance church in Europe with this special feature and originally well over 1,600 seats . After the baroque interior renovation in 1782 in a longitudinal orientation towards the pulpit, a neo-Romanesque church tower was built in 1845 to replace the dilapidated predecessor. Today's interior version combines the baroque gallery complex with Art Nouveau elements from the beginning of the 20th century and the mobile inventory from the renovation from 1976 in an appealing way , making it suitable for a wide range of forms of worship, concerts and creative events.
  • The castle is a four-wing Renaissance building that was built in 1555–1568 by Aberlin Tretsch and Blasius Berwart . The facade underwent major changes in the 18th century. Three of the four stair towers have been preserved. The main staircase known as the vine staircase was built in 1562, shows rich plant and animal reliefs and is a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic .
  • The ducal stables with the stables fountain is located in the immediate vicinity of the castle and is a half-timbered building that was built in the middle of the 16th century. Some pointed arch portals still show Gothic elements. It is used as a youth detention center. The Marstallbrunnen is more recent and was created by the Göppingen-born sculptor Fritz Nuss .
  • The town hall , a two-wing, classical building from 1785, was built on the orders of Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg . A fundamental renovation took place in 2001.
  • The Adelberger Kornhaus , completed in 1514, is one of the few remaining medieval buildings in the city. The city ​​library has been located there since 1981 . In the gable is a copy of the Latin inscription: Abbot Leonhard Dürr, doctor of philosophy and both rights, once built this building in order to store the fruits and to protect the brothers from hunger even in hard times. It was brought to light by the village of Zell under the breadth of the Aichelberg in 1514.
  • The Alte Kasten is a former warehouse of the Oberhofen monastery administration from 1707. Today it houses the city ​​archive and the Schönhengster Museum and Archive as well as a home parlor and documentation of the history of the Banat Swabians .
  • The house Illig was built in 1879/1898 in the style of historicism . It served as a printing and publishing building until the early 1970s. Since the renovation in 1980/1981, it has housed the cultural office, the Göppingen municipal youth music school and a room theater with a small theater stage.
  • The old E-Werk was built in 1899 on behalf of the Neckarwerke energy supply company . The brick building is in the style of late historicism typical of the time, but also has Art Nouveau influences. The power plant was owned by the Neckarwerke until 1978, after which the city acquired it and it remained unused for a long time. It has served as a cultural center since 1993.
  • The partnership fountain , built in 1981 based on a design by the Hohenstaufen artist Hermann Schwahn , shows legends and events from Göppingen and the twin cities of Klosterneuburg and Foggia as well as the sponsorship for the expellees from the Schönhengstgau.
  • The Sauerbrunnen
  • Other Protestant churches belonging to the church district of Göppingen (list by age):
    • The Faurndau collegiate church was built between 1200 and 1220 and is one of the most important late Romanesque buildings in the Swabian region. Faurndau was first mentioned in 875. From around 1200 to 1220, today's collegiate church was built on the foundations of four previous buildings. The three-aisled flat-roofed pillar basilica initially had no tower, which was only added in the Gothic period in 1341. Until the Reformation, the Faurndau Monastery was owned by the St. Gallen Monastery . After the Reformation in 1535, the monastery was abolished by Württemberg and the former collegiate church became the local parish church. - Both the east gable and the capitals inside are equipped with a variety of sculptural decorations . The oldest part is the ribbed choir in the east . The main entrance to the west is a three-tiered column portal . Individual columns in the anteroom carry early Gothic calyx-bud capitals , which are among the earliest of this type. The early Gothic wall paintings in the chancel date from around 1300 (side wall surfaces: the life of Mary ; vaulted caps: the four symbols of the evangelists ; apse dome : Christ in the mandorla as judge of the world). Under the mandorla, as part of the church renovation in 1957, Wolf-Dieter Kohler provided the middle choir window with stained glass: The Archangel Michael weighs the human souls who, awakened by the sound of the seven apocalyptic trumpets, rise from their graves to face the Last Judgment To face God. - Also in 1957, the bronze altar cross was created by Emil Jo Homolka (1925–2010) and the altar, pulpit and lamb above the south portal by Ulrich Henn . The Fountain of Mercy in front of the Church (2006) also comes from the latter . The well-known architect Martin Elsaesser created a memorial shrine on the wall of the sacristy around 1920, the winged doors of which were designed by the artist Käte Schaller-Härlin with four paintings (Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Lamentation, Resurrection) .
    • Village church St. Gotthardt in the municipality of Holzheim : The chapel was probably a pilgrimage church, which was built around 1350 by Seifried von Zillenhardt, who traveled to Tuscany in mercenary services, a knight at the nearby Zillenhart Castle , as part of the Gotthardt worship at that time and the place that was subsequently created gave her name. The smaller of the two bells dates from this time. A remnant of a fresco (flagellation of Jesus) and floor tiles from 1500 were exposed during the church renovation in 1993. In 1973, the glass artist Wolf-Dieter Kohler designed the round window in the altar wall with the Easter motif of the three women at the empty Christ tomb.
    • The Laurentiuskirche in the district of Bezgenriet was built in 1405 as the Laurentiuskapelle. The nave and tower were rebuilt in 1611. 1947 they put a royal bauzeit Judgment - fresco in the choir free. The choir window was designed in 1960 by Adolf Valentin Saile with passion motifs and a representation of the patron saint Laurentius .
    • Old village church Jebenhausen : A chapel for St. Philip and James existed as early as 1228. The Lords of Liebenstein introduced the Reformation. Jakob Andreä was the reformer. The church was built in late Gothic form in 1506. It has several epitaphs of local rule. After the construction of today's Jakob-Andreä-Kirche, the old church was sold to the city of Göppingen, whichopened the Göppingen Jewish Museum there in 1992(see below).
    • The Barbarossakirche in the Hohenstaufen district was built in the 15th century. Presumably there was a chapel in the same place before. In the interior there was a mural depicting Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa. Count Ulrich donated the parish church, called St. Jakobskirche from 1589 , to the Adelberg monastery . This church, named Barbarossakirche since 1859 , owned by the Protestant community, a late Gothic choir tower from the 15th century, was transformed into a national historical monument in the course of the German national movement from 1859 . In 1932, in connection with this national cult, the choir window was decorated with the portrait of Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa, the imperial eagle and the Staufer coat of arms. The window opposite in the rear west wall, however, represents a corrective to this and a discussion of the encoded, ambiguous "Years of the German turning point in 1933": Stuttgart artist Walter Kohler , associated with the Confessing Church , created the current version of the imminent arrest of Jesus in the garden on the left Gethsemane by a Soldateska "armed" with devices and a swastika flag (removed after the war) under the leadership of Judas; right the real Christian community in community and conversation, giving and receiving, welfare, education and awareness among the frail and powerless true healing sbringer Jesus on the cross . The church is used by the Catholic parish of St. Maria (Göppingen).
    • Leonhardskirche Maitis : The late Gothic church was built in 1464.
    • St. Bernhardskirche Holzheim , late Gothic church with cross-vaulted choir, the nave was extended to the north and west in 1671 and provided there with a two-sided gallery. In 1878 the church was renovated, with a western ridge turret . The glass artist Wolf-Dieter Kohler designed the four Gothic choir windows in 1977. In 1994 the north extension and the exterior renovation followed and in 2005 the interior renovation with redesign of the altar area.
    • Old village church Bartenbach , built in 1651 on the site of the destroyed church that was first mentioned in 1405. It was destroyed in the Thirty Years War. Today's church wasbuiltat the same location as a transverse church in1651. After a new evangelical community center was built, it has been used as the "Holy Cross Church" since 1983 (and the first of its kind in Germany) and has been acquired by the Armenian community of Baden-Württemberg since 2017.
    • Hohenstaufen church : The Protestant church wasdesignedby Karl Marcell Heigelin in 1833, built posthumously in 1838/39 andexpanded and restored in1934 by Hans Seytter . Thereby creating Walter Kohler the colored arched windows and large in two sections Judgment fresco 1934 the central part (Judge in the Pop Art , with two choirs of the blessed and two angel choirs, crown and instruments of torture supporting) and 1940, the side panels with eschatological parables and motifs, underneath, the fight of Michael with the dragon as a (also historical) symbol of evil isvisually striking. The content of the fresco corresponds to Walter Kohler's west window in the neighboring Barbarossakirche.
    • Reuschkirche : The Reuschkirche was built between 1930–1931 by the Göppingen architect Otto Bengel. The six round windows (motifs: the six days of the creation story) were made by the Göppingen glass cutter Hermann Fischer using the glass cut technique, which is very rare in church furnishings. After being destroyed in the war in 1945, they were replaced by Rudolf Yelin the Elder in 1950 . J. replaced by stained glass (five passion motifs and one Easter motif).
    • Martin Luther Church : The Bodenfeld Church , later called Martin Luther Church , was built in 1956 by architect Walter Ruff . The large painting on the altar wall with the subject of the mercy seat , a type of image for the Trinity , was created by Wolf-Dieter Kohler . With effect from October 4, 2005, the Bodenfeld parish in Göppingen was renamed the Martin Luther parish in Göppingen. The Martin Luther Church was sold to the Syrian Orthodox community Mor Jakob von Sarug eV in2014. As a replacement for the church, rooms were created in a new building for the community.
    • Jakob-Andreae-Kirche Jebenhausen : The modern church was planned by architect Heinz Rall and inaugurated in 1966. Two Jebenhausen artists contributed to the design: Sigrid Flassbeck of Liebenstein created the concrete glazing Dallglas in Taufnische and Manfred Spang the wall relief (catch of Peter) and the relief panels on the gallery balustrade (history of the God-man relationship). There are community rooms on the slope below the church.
    • Community center Bartenbach : In 1974 the community built a new community center with architect Gerhard Fetzer (Grunbach), where services are celebrated today. The bronze altar cross with candlesticks was created in 1974 by the Hohenstaufen artist Hermann Schwahn (1927–2003) and the colored glazing in 1980 by the Stuttgart glass artist Anna-Dorothea Kunz-Saile .
    • Johanneskirche Manzen : In 1975 architect Jan Beng Oei from Fellbach built the community center with Johanneskirche . The non-representational concrete glass windows made of Dall glass werecreated by the artist Annerose Schmidt-Weber from Freudenstadt-Christophstal. In 1990 a free-standing bell tower was added to the community center.
    • Waldeck Church : The Waldeck Church was built in1979 by the Göppingen architect Walter Bosch. The overall artistic concept lay with Wolf-Dieter Kohler , who created the principles , the altar utensils, the wall hangings and the colored concrete glazing (streams of water ( Ps 137,1  LUT ) and twelve corner and precious stones of the heavenly Jerusalem ( Rev 21,12  LUT )) .
  • Catholic Churches (list by age):
    • St. Maria , built in 1869
    • Herz-Jesu Bezgenriet (1954)
    • Brother Klaus Church Jebenhausen (1959)
    • To the Holy Faurndau Family (1961)
    • Christ the King Göppingen (1964)
    • and Holy Spirit Ursenwang (1969)
    • St. Paul (1971)
    • St. Josef Göppingen (1977, previous building from 1909)
  • Jewish Museum Göppingen , since 1992 in the old village church Jebenhausen
  • Project Neue Mitte - redevelopment of the inner city (2002–2003), architect Mario Hägele
  • Hohenstaufenhalle , built 1964–1967, architect Bernhard Winkler. Refurbished and significantly expanded in 2008 and 2009, architect Jochen Siegel. The nationally known large event hall was already the venue for the handball preliminary round of the 1972 Olympic Games, fencing world cup tournaments, a boxing world championship match, TV broadcasts of “Understand Fun” and “The Hidden Camera” as well as numerous concerts and sporting events.

Museums and exhibitions

  • The Städtisches Museum im Storchen , founded in a school in 1931 as the first Göppingen local history museum. In 1949 the museum was reopened in the Storchen . It was the first museum to be founded in southwest Germany after the Second World War. Exhibits from the fields of art, handicrafts, rural culture, testimonies from the Staufer era and toys from the Märklin company are on display.
  • The municipal natural history museum in Jebenhausen, founded in 1970, is part of the private collection of Dr. Angel out. Fossils from the Jura , a collection of birds and butterflies as well as exhibits from prehistory and early history are on display
  • The Jewish Museum Göppingen in Jebenhausen, founded in 1992, shows the life of Jews in general and their history in Jebenhausen and Göppingen.
  • The documentation room for Hohenstaufen history in the Hohenstaufen district was founded in 1977. The exhibition deals with the history of the Hohenstaufen, shows the history of the Hohenstaufen and presents castles, churches and monasteries around the Hohenstaufen.
  • The Märklin Museum was founded in 1979 and offers an insight into the history of the company and its products, especially the model railroad.
  • The Kunsthalle Göppingen , founded in 1989, is primarily a temporary exhibition of contemporary artists.
  • The beautiful stallion archive and documentation of the Banat Swabians in the old box
  • The MuSeele : History of Psychiatry and Psychiatry Stories in the Christophsbad Göppingen


With the Göppingen Zoo, Göppingen has a small zoo with an area of ​​1.5 hectares. The opening took place in 1952 as a zoo and in 1892 as an aquarium club. There are about 80 animal species and 200 individuals (as of 2009).


  • Gymnastics and Police Sports Association Frisch Auf Göppingen : Successful club with a long tradition in the DKB Handball Bundesliga . The men's handball national league team FRESH ON! Göppingen has already been German champion eleven times (including two in field handball ) and twice European championship champions and four times EHF cup winners . Both the women's and men's handball teams from Frisch Auf currently play in the first handball league.
  • Turnschaft Göppingen : Aclub basedin Reusch since 1844 with various departments, in particular handball, fencing (host of the international Stauferland tournament), basketball and athletics.
  • 1. Göppingen sports club 1895 : The soccer team became the Württemberg soccer champions in 1944 and played for the German championship. In 1970 he was promoted to the Regionalliga Süd, at that time the second highest division. After only one year, they were relegated to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (then 1st amateur league), in which they played until 1985. Since 2016, after more than three decades in lower amateur leagues, the club has been back in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg .
  • Fechtclub Göppingen , founded in 1970, is one of the most successful fencing clubs in Germany. He produced numerous German youth champions and won the German Cup several times.
  • Every year in November, the Staufen dance club organizes an S-class dance tournament for the Staufen Cup . The tournament will be held as a standard and / or Latin tournament. The cup was created by the Uhingen glass artist JF Zimmermann.
  • Every year in April or May, the Barbarossa mountain run is a half marathon on the Hohenstaufen mountain .

Regular events

The most important festival in the city is May Day . It is one of the oldest homeland festivals in southern Germany and takes place annually in May or June. May Day took place for the first time on August 11, 1650 as a festival of thanks to celebrate the end of the Thirty Years' War. In addition to the celebration (fair) on the festival area in front of the EWS Arena , the May Day singing and a historical parade will take place beforehand. The festival ends with fireworks.

The Staufer Festspiele Göppingen , a non-profit company , has been organizing biennial operetta festivals with around 200 participants and over 10,000 visitors each season in the Göppingen shipyard since 2006 . The games were awarded the culture prize of the city of Göppingen and the sponsorship prize of the Stuttgart region:

The Göppingen city festival takes place in the city ​​center every September . Other events include the Modellbahn-Treff in May, the Göppingen FEZ in July, the Festival in the Park in August, the Wine Festival and the Swabian Week in October, the International Dance Tournament for the Staufer Cup, the International Göppingen Theater Days and the Martini Market in November December the Christmas market .

From 2004 to 2013 the two-day Doom Shall Rise Festival ( Doom Metal meeting) took place seven times in the “Chapel”, the factory for art and culture in Stauferpark .

In the Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus there has been a regular poetry slam under the title Wibele & Words Slam since February 2012 . The name of the event, moderated by Robin Mesarosch, refers to the Swabian sweet pastry Wibele , whose largest manufacturer is the Confiserie Bosch in neighboring Uhingen .


Honorary citizen

The city of Göppingen has granted the following people honorary citizenship:

  • 1842: Friedrich von Hartmann , senior medical officer
  • 1850: Johannes Betz (1784–1881), teacher of natural sciences, co-founder of the gymnastics club
  • 1864: Johann Friedrich Rumpp, head of the "Liederkranz"
  • 1875: Christian Seefried, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1881: Christian Rudolf Beckh, paper manufacturer
  • 1908: Gottlob Friedrich Allinger, Lord Mayor
  • 1954: Christian Eberhard , Lord Mayor
  • 1981: Herbert König, Lord Mayor
  • 1981: Alfred Schwab, Mayor
  • 2001: Heinrich Zeller, doctor and councilor

sons and daughters of the town

More people

  • Count Eberhart III. (1362 / 64–1417), Count of Württemberg, died in Göppingen
  • Daniel Speer (1636–1707), church musician, composer, teacher and writer, organist and cantor at the town church in Göppingen and collaborator at the Latin school there; died on October 5, 1707 in Göppingen
  • Johann Adam Groß the Younger (1728–1794) worked as an urban planner and architect (also) in connection with the town hall (1784).
  • Heinrich Landerer (1814–1877), founder of the private sanatorium and nursing home for the mentally and mentally ill Christophsbad in Göppingen.
  • Friedrich Mauch (1837–1905), pharmacist, founded the company for homeopathic medicine "Chemisch Pharmazeutische Fabrik Müller" with the entrepreneur Carl Müller on Bahnhofsstraße in Göppingen.
  • Wilhelm Speiser (1838–1927), agricultural machinery manufacturer and member of the Reichstag
  • Aron Tänzer (1871–1937), rabbi and author of historical works
  • Hermann Hesse (1877–1962), writer, spent part of his school days in Göppingen
  • Hugo Häring (1882–1958), architect and author
  • Oskar Schlemmer (1888–1943), painter, sculptor and stage designer, spent his childhood and youth in Göppingen
  • Victor Capesius (1907–1985), pharmacist in the Dachau and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps
  • Arnold Dannenmann (1907–1993), Protestant theologian and founder as well as long-time president of the Christian Youth Village Association in Germany (CJD)
  • Margret Hofheinz-Döring (1910–1994), painter, spent childhood and youth in Göppingen
  • Karl Riegel (1915–2001), politician (SPD), Member of the Bundestag for the Göppingen District (1961–1969), Member of the Bundestag for the Göppingen District (1950–1961), District Assembly (1947–1973)
  • Georg Gallus (* 1927), State Secretary (1976–1993), attended the agricultural school in Göppingen.
  • Bernhard Kempa (1920–2017), handball player, led the Frisch Auf Göppingen club to the German championship several times
  • Roman Herzog (1934–2017), Federal President (1994–1999), moved to the state parliament in 1980 as a member of the Göppingen constituency
  • Manfred Wörner (1934–1994), politician, Member of the Bundestag for the Göppingen District, Federal Minister of Defense from 1982–1988 and NATO Secretary General from 1988 until his death , buried in the Hohenstaufen district of Göppingen
  • Walter Riester (* 1943), politician (SPD), Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs from 1998 to 2002, was elected member of the Bundestag for the constituency of Göppingen from 2002 to 2009 via the state list
  • Stefanie Bielmeier (* 1954), writer and art historian, attended the Freihof-Gymnasium Göppingen up to the Abitur
  • Hadnet Tesfai (* 1979), radio and television presenter, grew up in Göppingen
  • Simon Schempp (* 1988), biathlete, grew up in Göppingen and Uhingen
  • Alexander Maier (* 1991), politician ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ), Member of the Bundestag for the constituency of Göppingen (since 2016), city councilor (since 2014), grew up in Göppingen


  • After the end of his career as a soccer player, Jürgen Klinsmann, who was born in Göppingen, emigrated to the United States. Since he wanted to live a life in peace and quiet there, he chose a pseudonym: Jay Goppingen, where he had chosen "Jay" based on the English pronunciation of the first letter of his first name and "Goppingen" based on his homeland.
  • The novel staffroom of Markus Orth plays in Göppingen.
  • The television program Tigerenten Club was recorded in the Stauferpark in Göppingen until 2020. The television studio was located in a former sports hall of the American occupation military base. Several wooden tiger ducks can still be seen around the Stauferpark in Göppingen.


  • Erich Keyser: Württemberg city book. (= German City Book, Handbook of Urban History , Volume IV (Sub-Volume Baden-Württemberg), Volume 2.) Stuttgart 1961.
  • Anton Hegele (Red.): Geppo. Warrior, farmer, settlement founder? (= Publications of the Göppingen City Archives , Volume 43.) Göppingen 2003, ISBN 3-933844-45-2 .
  • Thomas Hummel (photographs) & Boris Kerenski (text): Luxor. (Catalog for the new clinic at Eichert in Göppingen) Eislingen: Edition Kunstverein 2020, ISBN 978-3-929947-58-8
  • Walter Ziegler (ed.): The district of Göppingen. (= Publications of the Göppingen District Archives , Volume 11.) 2nd edition, Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart / Aalen 1985, ISBN 3-8062-0374-1 .
  • Walter Ziegler (Ed.): City, Church, Nobility. Göppingen from the Staufer period to the late Middle Ages. (= Publications of the Göppingen City Archives , Volume 45.) Göppingen 2006, ISBN 3-933844-49-5 .
  • Roland Guther: Göppingen and the district of Göppingen. (= Then & now, people and personalities of their hometown ) Chronik-Verlag, Pforzheim 2009, ISBN 978-3-929462-81-4 .

Web links

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  25. Website of the Evangelical Church Community Jebenhausen
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