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Coordinates: 48 ° 24 '  N , 9 ° 3'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Tübingen
County : Tübingen
Height : 477 m above sea level NHN
Area : 50.05 km 2
Residents: 20,480 (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 409 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 72116
Area code : 07473
License plate :
Community key : 08 4 16 025
City structure: 6 districts

City administration address :
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. 20
72116 Mössingen
Website : www.moessingen.de
Lord Mayor : Michael Bulander (independent)
Location of the city of Mössingen in the Tübingen district
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Mössingen is a large district town in the district of Tübingen at the foot of the central Swabian Alb , around 15 kilometers south of the district town of Tübingen . It belongs to the Neckar-Alb region and the peripheral zone of the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart . The city primarily fulfills the functions of living and supply in the southern catchment area of ​​the Middle Neckar conurbation .


Geographical location

Mössingen is located on the northern edge of the Swabian Alb in the Steinlach valley , a right tributary of the Neckar . The lowest point of the urban area is at 435 m above sea ​​level at the Untere Mühle on the Steinlach, the highest on the summit of the Dreifürstenstein at 853.5 m above sea level.

Mössingen from the foot of Farrenbergs seen from


Mountain slide on the Hirschkopf, from December 4, 1983
Albtrauf near the Talheim district. This landslide occurred since May 2, 2013 as a result of heavy continuous rain.

The Mössing urban area opens up the changeable rock sequence of clays , sandstones , marls and limestone banks of the Black, Brown and White Jura ( Lias , Dogger and Malm ). Most important are the more than 100 m thick banked limestone of the White Jura β, which form the eaves edge of the Swabian Alb that is visible from afar. Large areas of the lower slopes and the Steinlachtal are z. Sometimes very thick periglacial limestone gravel covers are superimposed.

On April 12, 1983, after persistent rainfall in the Mössinger district, the mountain slide on the Hirschkopf , the largest mountain slide in Baden-Württemberg ( 48 ° 22 ′ 40 ″  N , 9 ° 4 ′ 0 ″  E ), occurred . This is due to Mössingen's location at the foot of the Albtrauf and the special storage conditions of the different rocks. Hard limes are deposited here on plastic marls and clays. In addition, rock material is continually being carried away by natural erosion , so that sooner or later such slippage will inevitably occur. On May 12, 2006 this area was added to the list of national geotopes . Further large landslides occurred, also after previous heavy rainfall, on June 3, 2013. The area of ​​about one hectare is taken up by the landslide in the area of ​​the Öschinger Landhaussiedlung alone. The settlement was then evacuated. Other landslides occurred on the southwest side of the Farrenberg, on the Buchberg, at the Talheimer waterfalls and on the Talheimer Steige.


The Farrenberg, Mössingen's local mountain with a glider airfield, Mössingen behind

Mössingen is located in the middle of a meadow orchard . From April to June there are various natural aspects of blooming starting with the plum and cherry blossom and ending with the flowering of the species-rich meadows, especially on the eaves of the Swabian Alb. The slopes of the Alb Mountains in the Mössing urban area and parts of the Alb foreland such as the Firstberg or the Bästenhardt Forest are forested. Lime beech forests that are used for forestry but are close to nature dominate . In particular, the marl slopes and sites above slate and brown juratones were extensively reforested with coniferous wood , which would not naturally occur there. The brooks are mostly accompanied by near-natural alder-ash brook forests. The stream forests along the Steinlach are often mixed with foreign hybrid poplars. Small-scale limestone lawns of the gentian-schillergrass type on the Braunjura slopes are reminiscent of the time when sheep herding was even more important. Large, semi- arid grasslands with numerous orchids form the Filsenberg plateau and the Meisenbühl cone south of Öschingen .

Protected areas

Parts of the Mössingen urban area with the Farrenberg and the Roßberg belong to the FFH areas 7620-343 Albtrauf between Mössingen and Gönningen and 7520-341 Albvorland near Mössingen .

The nature reserves Bei der Olgahöhe , Bergrutsch am Hirschkopf , Filsenberg and Öschenbachtal are integrated into these protected areas, which are important throughout Europe . In the area of ​​the NSG Bergrutsch am Hirschkopf there is no longer any use, so that there the natural development of the living nature can be observed and scientifically researched through permanent observation.


Mössingen has a species-rich bird fauna . The structurally rich and extensive orchards are important habitats . The populations of the rare collared flycatcher and the gray woodpecker are outstanding . The Farrenberg plateau is a red-backed habitat and breeding center for the Spanish flag , a rare species of bear moth . On the Filsenberg brooding Woodlark . The orchards are also bat areas. In the forests on the Albtrauf , bat boxes have been used for the settlement of bats. The Bechstein's bat occurs there in large numbers.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the city of Mössingen, they are named starting clockwise in the north and belong to the district of Tübingen or the district of Reutlingen ¹ and the Zollernalb district ²

Nehren , Gomaringen , Reutlingen¹ , Sonnenbühl¹ , Burladingen² , Hechingen² , Bodelshausen and Ofterdingen .

City structure

The city of Mössingen consists of the three districts Mössingen, Öschingen and Talheim . The districts are spatially identical to the earlier communities of the same name. In Mössingen that applies Loggerhead part of site selection , accordingly, the neighborhoods form three as residential areas called constituencies . In the two districts of Öschingen and Talheim, localities are set up within the meaning of the Baden-Württemberg municipal code, each with its own local council and mayor as its chairman.

The Mössingen district includes the core town of Mössingen, the village of Belsen , the hamlet of Bad Sebastiansweiler , the Ziegelhütte houses and the Bästenhardt district . The Öschingen district includes the village of Öschingen and the Krümlingmühle houses. The Talheim district includes the village of Talheim and the farms Bleiche, Obermühle, Salpeterhütte and Unterhütte.

In the urban area there are several abandoned , no longer inhabited villages and castles ; Buch, a bathing room in Butzen, St. Johannisweiler and Steinhofen (in the Mössingen district), the abandoned First Castle in the Öschingen district and the deserted hamlet in the Talheim district.



Presumably a "Masso" founded the Allannian village Masginga on the upper Steinlach . The original settlement was on the boundary of today's suburb of Belsen. In the spring of 2017, a 4500 year old grave was found when a building pit was excavated near the school center. It contained the oldest recovered complete human skeleton in the region and was located on the edge of an early Alemannic cemetery. This dates to the 6./7. Century and probably includes around 50 graves. It is the corpse of a ten year old boy. In addition, the entire skeleton of a decapitated horse was found at the same time.

middle Ages

Mössingen is mentioned for the first time in a document from the Lorsch monastery ("in pago alemannorum in Messinger marca") from the year 774.

Mössingen belonged to the Counts of Zollern until the early 15th century . After a dispute between Count Friedrich XII. (called the "Öttinger") and the Lords of Ow , Mössingen was looted and burned down at the beginning of the 15th century. As a result, the Mössing cemetery was fortified with a high wall and a defense tower. In 1415 Count Friedrich von Zollern pledged Mössingen to Count Eberhard von Württemberg . After lengthy disputes with the Counts of Zollern, Mössingen finally came to the Duchy of Württemberg in 1441 and was subordinated to the Office of Tübingen.

Early modern age

Ulrich von Württemberg carried out the Reformation in 1534 . As a result of the Thirty Years War , the Wars of Succession and Coalition Wars , the place suffered great economic damage. A wave of emigration to Poland, Transylvania and America at the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 19th century weakened the place further.

The commemorative plaque for the Mössing general strike was attached to the outer wall of the Langgass gym next to the main entrance in 2003.

Time of the Kingdom of Württemberg

When the new administrative structure was implemented in the Kingdom of Württemberg , which was founded in 1806 , the old Württemberg town of Mössingen was assigned to the new Oberamt Rottenburg in 1810 .

With the construction of the Zollernalbbahn in 1869, Mössingen received its own breakpoint and thus a connection to the route network of the Württemberg State Railways .

20th and 21st centuries

Mössingen attracted more attention on January 31, 1933. It was here that the only workers' uprising in Germany against Adolf Hitler's seizure of power took place, the so-called Mössingen general strike .

During the district reform during the Nazi era in Württemberg , Mössingen came to the Tübingen district in 1938 .

In 1945 Mössingen became part of the French occupation zone and in 1947 it was assigned to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern , which was incorporated into the state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.

The economic upturn reached the region from 1950 onwards as a result of population growth, immigration gains from displaced persons as well as foreign guest workers and resettled Russian Germans. A satellite town , Bästenhardt, was built.

On January 1, 1971, the Talheim community was incorporated. Öschingen was incorporated on December 1, 1971. On January 1, 1974 the city charter was granted. As a result of the further increase in population, the city was expanded. Large residential areas emerged in Öschingen, Belsen and on the outskirts of the city center and von Bästenhardt. Industry and commerce settled mainly on the northern edge and between the city center and Bästenhardt / Belsen. The town hall was rebuilt at the train station, the old city center was traffic-calmed. The traffic-relieving north and south ring also contributed to this.

Hurricane Lothar raged over Mössingen on December 26th, 1999 and caused severe damage in several forests. The Bästenhardt forest in the west of the city, a fir forest that was ready for cutting at that time , was almost completely destroyed.

In 2008 the state government approved the city's application to make Mössingen a major district town on January 1, 2009 .


The Mössingen districts have an eventful and varied history, although all including the core town belonged to the County of Zollern until 1403 and then came to the County of Württemberg . The old Württemberg villages, like Mössingen, were assigned to the newly formed Oberamt Rottenburg . The Oberamt, known as the Rottenburg district since 1934 , was opened in the Tübingen district in 1938 .

The history of the districts of Öschingen and Talheim is described in the respective articles.


Martin Luther Church

Mössingen has been Protestant since the Reformation . The currently existing parishes of Martin Luther , Johannes and Peter and Paul belong to the Evangelical Church in Württemberg . There is also a community of Protestant Pietists and the Methodist Christ Church in the village .

The Roman Catholic Church is in the diaspora . The number of Catholic Christians increased with the influx of expellees and guest workers from Catholic regions. The enlargement of the Catholic church made it necessary for a new church in the new city center. The old church Auf Dachtel was demolished.

The New Apostolic Church is represented in Mössingen with its own church, a Evangelical Free Church congregation ( Baptists ) meets regularly in the Belsen district , and a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses is located in the Schlattwiesen industrial area. Muslims visit the Ensar Camii Mosque on Karl Jaggy Street for Friday prayers .


Regional association and administrative community

The office of the Neckar-Alb regional association has been in Mössingen since November 1, 1992, after having previously been based in Tübingen. The chairman of the association is Eugen Höschele (retired mayor).

There is an agreed administrative community between the city of Mössingen and the communities of Bodelshausen and Ofterdingen .


Mössingen is shown as a sub-center in the regional plan and belongs to the central area of ​​Tübingen. Mössingen also performs, like the city of Pfullingen, relief and supplementary functions at the level of a medium-sized center.

Municipal council

In Mössingen, the municipal council is elected using the false selection of a part of town. The number of local councils can change due to overhang mandates .

The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following preliminary 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
-10.58  % p.p.
+ 4.95  % p
-0.44  % p
-0.32  % p
+ 2.19  % p
+ 4.2  % p
FWV Free voter association Mössingen 31.1 9 41.68 12
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 22.1 7th 17.15 5
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 18.5 6th 18.94 5
Green Alliance 90 / The Greens 13.9 4th 14.22 4th
UB Independent citizens 10.2 3 8.01 2
left Left in Steinlachtal 4.2 1 - -
total 100.0 30th 100.0 28
voter turnout 54.4% 45.67%

Mayor and Lord Mayor

Since the survey as a major district town (2009), the mayor (regular electoral period: eight years) has held the title of mayor.

  • 1893–1902: Mayor Bauer
  • 1902–1933: Karl Jaggy
  • 1933–1945: Gottlieb Rühle
  • 1945: Jakob Stotz
  • 1945–1962: Gottlieb Rühle
  • 1962–1982: Erwin Kölle
  • 1982–1998: Hans Auer
  • 1998–2010: Werner Fifka
  • since October 1, 2010: Michael Bulander Bulander was re-elected in July 2018 with 97.16% of the vote.

coat of arms

Mössinger coat of arms from 1952

The coat of arms was introduced in 1952 by the then municipality of Mössingen. The colors of the coat of arms black and silver are intended to indicate the former affiliation to the County of Zollern . The coat of arms shows a silver wavy band running diagonally to the top left on a black background, which divides the black coat of arms shield into an upper right and a lower left field. In the upper right field there are three small heraldic shields. The lower left field shows a silver fountain with a split water jet. The wave band shows the division of the village by the Steinlach into a northern and southern part. The fountain points to the sulfur springs in the Bad Sebastiansweiler district . The three heraldic shields in the upper right field are intended to remind of the Dreifürstenstein , Mössingen's local mountain. The borders of the three territories of Württemberg , Hohenzollern and Fürstenberg collided at the Dreifürstenstein .

Town twinning

Culture and sights


The three Protestant churches in Mössingen and the Catholic Marienkirche are the venues for the "Spiritual Concerts". The concerts aim to convey the gospel in the full range of musical expression. This is how old and new music sounds in large and small ensembles. The Peter and Paul Church offers excellent acoustics and an expanded Weimer organ from 1820. The Martin Luther Church in Mössingen on the Reutlingen - Hechingen thoroughfare offers favorable installation options thanks to a stage structure. The Johanneskirche in Bästenhardt with its music-friendly acoustics is suitable for smaller ensembles. The modern Catholic Marienkirche has a two-manual organ from Fischer & Krämer Orgelbau .


  • Schwobastroich theater group

movie theater

The Mössingen Lichtspiele are considered one of the most beautiful cinemas in southwest Germany. As a rule, on weekends, in the middle of the week and on public holidays, a program is offered in the nostalgic cinema ambience of the 1950s (cinema from 1952). With the program series “Kino am Freitag” and “Kino & Kirche” (since 1991) current films and classics are shown. The cinema has already received several awards for this.


Flower borders on streets and paths typical for Mössingen
Bird sanctuary

Mössingen's special jewelery has been colorful flower meadows, blooming roadside strips and roundabouts, which let the city bloom from spring to autumn since 1992. The jury of the national Entente Florale Germany competition awarded the city the gold medal for this in October 2001.

The NABU maintains an accessible for visitors Bird Protection Center in Mössingen in brick hut. Hundreds of injured or sick (young) birds and bats are treated here every year.


  • Woodcut Museum Klaus Herzer in the Oeschingen Schultheißenhaus
  • Calculator house Wagner in Mössingen
  • Fritz Space Museum in Talheim
  • Historical cutlery in Mössingen, Hirschgasse 13
  • Culture barn in Brunnenstrasse with changing exhibitions
  • Pausa Museum (under construction)


Since 1985, a memorial plaque on Jakob-Stotz-Platz has been commemorating the communist Hitler opponent Jakob Stotz , who led the Mössing general strike of January 31, 1933, one of the few workers protests that took place in Germany against the Nazi dictatorship, for which he Was sentenced to several years imprisonment, but survived and participated in the democratic rebuilding of the village after 1945.

Furthermore, since 2003 another plaque commemorates the Mössing general strike on the Langgassturnhalle .


Peter and Paul Church (1977)
  • Belsener chapel
  • Martin Luther Church Mössingen (Nov. 2018)
    Martin Luther Church
  • Evangelical Peter and Paul Church (built in 1517, Weimer organ from 1820)
  • Restored half-timbered houses in the old center, including the old town hall and the plaster mill .
  • Quenstedt-Gymnasium in the education center at the southern end of the city center
  • Pausa area Mössingen (Nov. 2018)
    Listed industrial architecture from 1928 and 1951: Parts of the Pausa textile factory were designed by the architect Manfred Lehmbruck and renovated and reused by the Baldauf Architects from 2004–2011. In 2011 the project received the award for exemplary construction from the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects .

Recreational goals

  • Olgahöhe: 602 meter high foothills of the Farrenberg with forest playground and barbecue hut. From there, there are views of the city of Mössingen and the district of Tübingen as well as a section of the Alb eaves and the orchards in front of it . Venue of the solstice fire, a summer event of the Swabian Alb Association .
  • Spa gardens and sulfur spring Bad Sebastiansweiler
  • Dreifürstenstein: 853.5 meter high mountain peak south of the Belsen district, which can be reached via a path from the Alter Morgen car park . From up there, there are distant views to the peaks of the Black Forest. The borders of three principalities came together at the Dreifürstenstein.
  • Farrenberg: Mössingen's 820 meter high local mountain with a motor and glider airfield and various viewpoints over the foothills of the Alb.

Regular events

  • Maskenabstaubede of the Steinlachtaler Fasnachtsverein on the Mössinger Rathausplatz on January 6th ( Holy Three Kings )
  • Carnival burning on the Mössinger Rathausplatz on Carnival Tuesday
  • Maypole festivals in Mössingen and its districts on April 30th ( Walpurgis Night )
  • Mountain fire on the Olgahöhe at the summer solstice on June 21st
  • Street gallery on the Mössinger Rathausplatz on the 2nd Sunday in July
  • Air show of the motor and sailing club on the Farrenberg
  • Free & outdoor festival Mössingen
  • Rose and art market
  • Mössinger City Run (annually, since 2004)
  • For children (5-11 years) there is a sparrow's nest in the first and second week of summer vacation, organized by the youth forum Oberes Steinlachtal eV.
  • Every two years, the city festival (formerly known as the Bürgerertreff) takes place in the Schulzentrum / Jakob-Stotz-Platz area.
  • Every two years the Mössinger Fasnetsverein organizes a tent carnival
  • One-day Christmas market at the beginning of December in Falltorstraße and around the Peter and Paul Church
  • The apple festival on the first weekend in October. In the week before, the Streuobst network organizes the "Mössinger Apple Week".


The airfield on the Farrenberg near Mössingen

The main bearer of the sporting spirit in Mössingen is the sports association (SpVgg) Mössingen (around 2,000 members) with two sports fields and a clubhouse in Langestrasse / Lichtensteinstrasse. Other sports fields are located in the Ernwiesen southeast of Bästenhardt, in the Talheim area in the Holderbachtal in the east of Öschingen. The summer national youth games of the Mössing schools are held in the Ernwiesen Stadium every year . Tennis facilities of the Mössinger Tennis Club are located at the outdoor pool on the Hegwiesen area. There is a tennis hall in the Lange Hirschen industrial park . The school sports halls and the Steinlachhalle are also available for club and leisure sports events of various kinds. Aviation can be practiced from the airfield on the Farrenberg glider airfield . Shooting ranges are located at Olgahöhe and in Öschingen. Boule , the French popular sport, can be played on two courts in the green area on the Steinlach.

Culinary specialties

  • Maultaschen , the real Messenger Strudle , are still made by local butchers and restaurateurs themselves, but are also offered at some festivals, fried in broth or in the pan.
  • Mössinger Bier : The Mössinger Bierbrauerei is the only one of the former seven left and brews all common types of beer from Pils to light wheat beer in the production facilities on the Lehr .
  • Fine brandies are characteristic of the communities in the orchard area on the Albtrauf , as is the case with Mössingen and its suburbs. There are several distilleries that work as contractors and also produce small quantities of spirits. The "Belsemer Kirsch" from the district of Belsen is known.
  • Mössinger Kaffee: The Mössinger coffee roasting company "Specialty Compagnie".

Economy and Infrastructure

Agriculture and Forestry

Almost without exception, the forests on Mössingen are used intensively for forestry purposes. Mössingen was also the seat of a forestry office until 1995. Agriculture is rural. Part-time and part-time businesses are still widespread. The cultivation of orchards is of great importance . In Belsen there is also a shepherd, whose herd grazes the lower slopes of the Alb Mountains.


For a long time, the engine of the economy was the textile industry . The decisive factor was the location on the Steinlach as a receiving water and for electricity generation. One of the main employers was Pausa AG, a textile printing company that was founded in 1871 as "Mechanische Buntweberei Hummel", renamed Pausa AG in 1919 and closed in 2004. In second place are the wood and metal processing industries. A machine factory was established in the west of the city as early as the late 1960s. There is a sawmill at the train station, which has since been closed, and a pasta factory. In Mössingen there are primarily small and medium- sized businesses .

Mössingen forms part of the Steinlachtal industrial site . There are extensive industrial areas in the south-west and north (Schlattwiesen) of the city center. The current economic focus is on trade and services. Numerous wholesale markets have settled on the outskirts of the city center. But retail is also very important. The main shopping streets are Bahnhofstrasse and, as an extension, Falltorstrasse, which run through the city in a west-east direction. There are shops for special needs such as jewelers , opticians and toy retailers, but also service companies such as savings banks , insurance companies and medical practices.


The Schwäbisches Tagblatt and the Reutlinger General-Anzeiger (GEA) are available as local daily newspapers with a corresponding local section . The regional TV station RTF.1 is available via cable in Mössingen. The official gazette of the city of Mössingen appears once a week .


For many years the slates of the Black Jura were mined in a quarry on the western edge of the district . Petroleum was extracted from the bituminous rock. The slate was also used to make bricks . The quarry was refilled with earth materials. Further quarries were located below the deer head. White Jurassic lime was broken there to extract road ballast. Gypsum was processed in the gypsum mill .


Despite Mössingen's location on the Albtrauf, the presence of medicinal springs and the diverse natural features, tourism has not yet achieved a high priority. Accommodation and catering establishments are underrepresented. A health clinic has set up shop in the Bad Sebastiansweiler district. A tourist attraction is the Mössing mountain slide area, to which signposts now lead and which is accessible through a hiking trail and information boards. There are regular nature tours there.


Mössingen is an important regional educational location. As early as 1957, the Gottlieb-Rühle secondary school was completed southwest of Mössing's old town. The Friedrich-List-Realschule followed in 1967 and the Quenstedt-Gymnasium as well as the Steinlachschule (formerly Flattich-Förderschule) in 1973 . The Jahn gym completed the education center. In the southern connection, the physically handicapped school (KBS) was established only 2 years later as part of the Neckar-Alb Center for the Disabled. Further elementary and secondary schools are located in the districts of Bästenhardt and Talheim. The Evangelical Church in Württemberg built a secondary school with boarding school in the Firstwald north-east of Mössingen from 1962 to 1965, today Evangelical schools in the Firstwald . The municipal adult education center in Tübingen has a branch in Mössingen.


The State Road 27 , the former Swiss road , connecting the city to the north of Tubingen and Stuttgart and to the south with Hechingen . It affects the urban area in the west. From the Talheim district, the L 385 leads as a pass road (Talheimer Steige) to the plateau of the Swabian Alb to Melchingen. The L 384 connects Mössingen with the northeastern city of Reutlingen and the neighboring town of Nehren. A bypass road, the Nordring, leads through traffic in the north around Mössingen. After almost 30 years of planning, it was opened to traffic on January 12, 2007. The largest transport project in the Tübingen district at the time of its creation was built in 16 months for 5.061 million euros. In 1973 a new connection road with a 100 meter long tunnel was built under the railway line to the Bästenhardt district.

Mössingen was connected to the rail network with the inauguration of the station on July 24, 1869 and is currently a regional express stop on the Tübingen-Aulendorf route, the so-called Zollernalbbahn . The district of Belsen also has a regional train stop called Bad Sebastiansweiler -Belsen .

The Public transport is by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau guaranteed (NALDO). The city is in honeycomb 113.

A glider airfield is located on the Farrenberg in the south of the city.

Water supply

The drinking water comes from the Lake Constance via pipelines . The Albstollen runs through the urban area and also directs Lake Constance water into the central Neckar region. At Talheim a pumping station increases the water pressure. The Zweckverband Bodensee-Wasserversorgung has its seat in Stuttgart. The water tank for the Mössingen drinking water supply is located on the almost 600 meter high castle hump. The wastewater is fed into the central wastewater treatment plant of the Steinlach-Wiesaz wastewater association on the Steinlach near Tübingen .

Public facilities

Mössingen houses a notary's office. Mössingen is also the seat of the KBF gGmbH foundation , Mössingen's largest employer and formerly Germany's largest community service center .


Connected with Mössingen

Honorary citizen

  • Erwin Canz (born June 29, 1853 - † September 16, 1937), senior building officer
  • Richard Burkhardt (March 12, 1877 - May 5, 1958), manufacturer
  • Otto Merz Sr. (September 5, 1886 - October 19, 1964), manufacturer
  • Erwin Kölle (born November 20, 1920 - † February 10, 2005), mayor
  • Hans Auer (born July 6, 1939), mayor
  • Willy Häussler († 1986), director of the former Pausa company

sons and daughters of the town

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ Academy for Geosciences and Geotechnologies eV
  3. alberlebnis.de
  4. Eike Freese at http://www.neckar-chronik.de/ from August 4, 2013, 0.08 a.m.
  5. ^ Main statute of the city of Mössingen from December 11, 1995 (PDF)
  6. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume VII: Tübingen administrative region. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004807-4 , pp. 131-134.
  7. www.swp.de: "Oldest skeleton find in the region: a boy from the Stone Age"
  8. ^ 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. 534 f .
  9. Mössingen becomes a major district town! ( Memento from June 20, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  10. Bulander wins mayor election in Moessingen. In: Schwäbisches Tagblatt. July 5, 2010, accessed May 3, 2019 .
  11. Bulander wins election for mayor. In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten. July 1, 2018, accessed May 3, 2019 .
  12. Mössinger Heimatbuch from 1973, ed. from the municipality of Mössingen - pages 243/244
  13. ^ Website Mössingen - Kino ( Memento from April 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  14. ^ NABU Bird Protection Center Mössingen (Ed.): Annual report 2017 . July 2018, p. 14 ( nabu-vogelschutzzentrum.de [PDF]).
  15. ^ City of Mössingen: Jakob Stotz - the strike leader ( Memento from March 29, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  16. Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism. A documentation. Volume I, Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0 , p. 61.
  17. Dieter Büchner, Michael Ruhland: Uncompromising consistency in good taste. The textile company Pausa in Mössingen (Tübingen district) . In: Preservation of monuments in Baden-Württemberg . tape 34 , no. 3 , 2005, p. 142–150 ( denkmalpflege-bw.de ( Memento from July 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) [PDF]). Uncompromising consistency in good taste. The textile company Pausa in Mössingen (Tübingen district) ( Memento of the original from July 14, 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.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.denkmalpflege-bw.de
  18. ^ Pausa Mössingen. Retrieved May 8, 2013 .
  19. Renovation and conversion of the PAUSA barrel hall to the Mössingen public library in accordance with historical monuments. ( Memento from April 1, 2016 in the web archive archive.today ) Website of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects


  • Armin Dieter: "National Geotope" - Mössinger Bergrutsch: one of the most important geotopes in Germany. Mauser & Tröster, Mössingen
  • Gertrud Döffinger, Hans-Joachim Althaus: Mössingen. Workers' policy after 1945 (= "Studies & Materials" of the Tübingen Ludwig Uhland Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies. Volume 4). TVV-Verlag, Tübingen 1990, ISBN 3-925340-63-7 . (On the consequences of the Mössingen general strike for Mössingen (workers) politics, based on eyewitness interviews and archive sources)
  • Hermann Griebel: Ortsfamilienbuch Familien von Mössingen and Belsen 1558–1875 , Cardamina Verl., Plaidt 2012 (Württembergische Ortssippenbücher, Volume 102), ISBN 978-3-86424-043-0 .
  • Otto Steinhilber u. a .: Mössingen in old views , European Library, Zaltbommel 1990, ISBN 90-288-4970-X .
  • Martin Haar: Mössinger Heimatbuch , Mössingen 1973.

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