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Coat of arms of the city of Mühlacker
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Coordinates: 48 ° 57 '  N , 8 ° 50'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Karlsruhe
County : Enzkreis
Local government association: VVG Mühlacker
Height : 240 m above sea level NHN
Area : 54.32 km 2
Residents: 26,076 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 480 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 75417
Primaries : 07041, 07042Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : PF
Community key : 08 2 36 040
City structure: 6 districts

City administration address :
Kelterplatz 7
75417 Mühlacker
Website : www.muehlacker.de
Lord Mayor : Frank Schneider ( FDP )
Location of the city of Mühlacker in the Enzkreis
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Mühlacker is a city in the north-west of Baden-Württemberg , around twelve kilometers northeast of Pforzheim . It is the largest city in the Enzkreis and forms a middle center for the surrounding communities. Since the district reform, which came into force on January 1, 1973, Mühlacker has been the only large district town in the Enzkreis. Mühlacker was previously part of the Vaihingen district .

The city ​​of Mühlacker has entered into an agreed administrative partnership with the municipality of Ötisheim .


View of Mühlacker from the south
Enz by night with Löffelstelz Castle


The Mühlacker area is characterized by the Enz , a left tributary of the Neckar . Coming from the southwest, the Enz reaches the urban area near Enzberg. The Enzberg district is to the left of the Enz on the ridge that borders the Enz Valley. After Enzberg the Enz flows in a wide right curve. In this right curve Dürrmenz is on the right side of the Enz. To the north, on the opposite side of the Enz, the core town of Mühlacker extends in a flat side valley. This is also where the railway runs and the Mühlacker station is located. To the east of Dürrmenz, the ridge with the Löffelstelz castle ruins of the Enz blocks the way to the east, so that it turns here in a narrow bend to the south.

After the end of Dürrmenz, the south-flowing Enz turns east again and soon reaches the Lomersheim district. The Enz then makes two wide bends in front of the Mühlhausen district and then leaves the Mühlacker urban area after Mühlhausen after a narrow bend in the river. While the Enz Valley rises gently to the up to 380 meter high mountains in the south, the transition in the north is mostly steep. Viticulture can also be found here because of the ideal location.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the city of Mühlacker. Starting in a clockwise direction , they are named in the east: Vaihingen an der Enz and Eberdingen (both districts of Ludwigsburg ) and Wiernsheim , Niefern-Öschelbronn , Kieselbronn , Ölbronn-Dürrn , Ötisheim , Maulbronn and Illingen (all of the Enz districts).

City structure

district Population
(as of 2015)
(as of 2015)
density (as of 2015)
Total city 26,045 54.3 km² 480 inhabitants / km²
Dürrmenz & Mühlacker 14,979 16.2 km² 925 inhabitants / km²
Enzberg 3,978 5.4 km² 737 inhabitants / km²
Großglattbach 1,224 8.2 km² 149 inhabitants / km²
Lienzingen 2,097 11.1 km² 189 inhabitants / km²
Lomersheim 2,794 6.5 km² 430 inhabitants / km²
Mulhouse 994 6.9 km² 144 inhabitants / km²

The town of Mühlacker consists of the core town of Mühlacker with Dürrmenz and the districts of Enzberg, Großglattbach , Lienzingen , Lomersheim and Mühlhausen an der Enz . The individual districts do not have their own representation such as a local council . Only the false choice of part of town was introduced.

In addition to the districts mentioned, there are occasionally other separately located residential areas with their own names, such as Sengach, Senderhang or Hasenberghof. Furthermore, there are some residential areas with their own name, for example Eckenweiher or Heidenwäldle, which have become naturalized over time according to the settlement, but whose boundaries have mostly not been determined.

Spatial planning

Mühlacker forms a middle center within the Northern Black Forest region , in which the city of Pforzheim is designated as the regional center . In addition to the town of Mühlacker, the towns and communities Illingen , Knittlingen , Maulbronn , Ötisheim and Sternenfels belong to the central area of ​​Mühlacker , although the town of Knittlingen is linked to the neighboring central center of Bretten ( Middle Upper Rhine region ).


Mühlacker in the 1684 forest inventory book by Andreas Kieser

Antiquity and the Middle Ages

In the area around Mühlacker there was evidence of the first settlements more than 12,000 years ago. Finds of Celtic and Roman settlement remains attest to agricultural uses and ancient trades ( lime burning ). There is evidence of a vicus at the Erlenbach and a villa rustica was excavated from 2001 to 2002 in the district of Enzberg . Around the year 500 the resident Alemanni were defeated by the Franks and the Enzgau was integrated into the Franconian Empire .

In 779, the Dürrmenz settlement was first officially selected as the Turmenz in the Lorsch Codex . From the middle of the 12th century the lords of Dürrmenz can be traced ; they resided in what is now the Löffelstelz castle ruins . 1159–1162 Ulrich von Dürrmenz was Chancellor of Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa , then until his death on December 26th 1163 the 39th elected Bishop of Speyer . Walter von Lomersheim donated his Eckweiher estate in 1138 to establish a Cistercian monastery . In 1146 and 1147 the monastery was moved to Maulbronn . In the 13th century, the lords of Enzberg owned the lower vogtei over this monastery.

The Enzberg settlement was first mentioned in a document in the Codex minor Spirensis in 1100 , when Bishop Johannes von Speyer donated Enzberg and a large number of other places to the Sinsheim monastery.

The settlement of Mühlacker was first mentioned in 1292 (according to other sources, an earlier mention is also possible, but this probably does not refer to the settlement of Mühlacker). Over the next 150 years or so, the monastery acquired the entire property of the local lords of Dürrmenz. When the monastery was handed over to Duke Ulrich in 1504, the monastery villages of Dürrmenz and Mühlacker and Untermberg, located below the Löffelstelz, became part of Württemberg. In the course of its history, Mühlacker itself remained only a small hamlet opposite the larger neighboring village of Dürrmenz and even initially disappeared from the political map. Dürrmenz alone remained as a political community and belonged to the Maulbronn monastery office.

From the Thirty Years War to the 19th century

The Thirty Years War brought hardship and misery. In 1648 there were 50 left of the original 1242 inhabitants (1622). In the Palatinate War of Succession (1688–1697) Dürrmenz was sacked by French troops in 1692. In 1699, 500 Waldensians displaced from France settled in Dürrmenz. When the new administrative structure in the Kingdom of Württemberg was implemented at the beginning of the 19th century, Dürrmenz was assigned to the Maulbronn Oberamt . In 1832, Eckenweiher was incorporated into Dürrmenz.


With the opening of the Württembergische Westbahn Stuttgart - Bruchsal by the Württembergische Eisenbahn in 1853, the industrial age began in the Dürrmenz-Mühlacker area . A shorter route further north through the Mettertal would have been possible for the Western Railway . In order to enable the Baden railways to connect from Pforzheim later, the detour via the Eckenweiher Hof, which was previously insignificant, was chosen. After the municipality of Dürrmenz did not want to reveal its name for the station, the old name of the hamlet of Mühlacker was used for the new station. When the Karlsruhe – Mühlacker railway was built in 1863, Mühlacker was both a railway junction and a border station. As a curiosity, it had two train stations next to each other until 1930, the larger Württemberg train station and the Baden train station. This old Badische Bahnhof was later dismantled, track 50 of the Mühlacker Bahnhof is still a reminder of its location. Due to the construction of the railway, aided by the dismantling of the customs barriers between 1819 and 1851 and the lifting of the guild compulsory (1862), industrial companies settled near the station. As a result, Mühlacker grew rapidly and soon overtook the previously larger neighboring town of Dürrmenz, so that the municipality of Dürrmenz later called itself Dürrmenz-Mühlacker.

20th century

After the First World War , inflation , the global economic crisis and high unemployment interrupted further development. In 1930 the municipalities of Mühlacker and Dürrmenz-Mühlacker were elevated to the status of the city of Mühlacker. In the same year, the large radio station Mühlacker began operations, which in 1934 received a 190-meter-high transmission tower made of wood . This tower, which was blown up in 1945, was the tallest wooden structure ever. During the district reform in Württemberg during the Nazi era , the young town of Mühlacker became part of the Vaihingen district in 1938 . During the Nazi era, five of the eight Jewish citizens of Mühlacker were murdered in Auschwitz .

The Second World War ended in Mühlacker with destruction from air raids and artillery fire. For three days there was a fight for Dürrmenz. The occupation by the French took place on April 7, 1945.

The later district of Großglattbach , however, was largely spared from air raids. Nevertheless, the war was not to come to a happy end here either: the German troops had been withdrawing from the Rhine to the east since the beginning of April 1945, always harassed by the French and Americans who were advancing. Neither on the Heuchelberg nor on the Enz could a durable line of defense be built. Already on April 7th and 8th all places north of the Enz were occupied and on April 8th the French also managed to cross the Enz. Towards noon, French troops coming from Mühlhausen finally occupied Großglattbach, although there were no major fighting. But this should change within an hour. SS units had established themselves in the woods around Großglattbach and now began to bombard the French with artillery. The artillery duels lasted for ten days over the heads of the Großglattbachers, most of whom were hiding in their cellars. Five residents died in those days. The fighting in Großglattbach only ended on April 18, when Pforzheim was also conquered. The remains of trenches and foxholes can still be found in the forests today.

After the withdrawal of the French, the city became part of 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.

After 1945, 3,000 refugees and displaced persons found a new home in Mühlacker.

In connection with the regional reform of 1972, the population of the city of Mühlacker exceeded the limit of 20,000. That is why the city administration applied for a major district town , which the state government of Baden-Württemberg then decided with effect from January 1, 1973.

As part of the district reform in Baden-Württemberg on January 1, 1973, the district of Vaihingen was dissolved. The town of Mühlacker became part of the newly formed Enzkreis .


View from the Herz-Jesu-Kirche to the Evangelical Paulus Church
View from the Paulus Church to the Catholic Herz-Jesu-Kirche

The area of ​​today's town of Mühlacker initially belonged to the Speyer diocese and was assigned to the Archdeaconate of St. Guido. After most places had belonged to Württemberg by the beginning of the 16th century at the latest, the Reformation was introduced from there after 1534 . At first there were only Lutherans . The Waldensians , who settled in 1699, were reformed and then had their own parish. They received the old parish church of St. Peter in Dürrmenz. The Lutheran congregation retained the church of St. Andrew, which had already become a parish church in 1408.

In 1823 the Reformed community was abolished and integrated into the Evangelical Church in Württemberg . After that, the church of St. Peter served as a cemetery church. From then on, the St. Andrew's Church was the only church in the village until the 20th century. It was the seat of a deanery until 1827 , then Maulbronn became the seat of a deanery until 1970.

In the 20th century, the parish of Dürrmenz and Mühlacker was divided up due to their size. In 1920, in addition to the St. Andrew's Congregation, the Paulus Congregation was established, which, however, initially held its services in the bear bar. Only in 1954 was today's Pauluskirche built, which again became the seat of a deanery. In 1959 the parish hall of the Paul Gerhardt congregation was built. The districts of Enzberg, Großglattbach, Lienzingen, Lomersheim and Mühlhausen an der Enz each have their own Protestant parish and a church, although the parish and church in Enzberg were not established until 1823. Since 1970, all parishes have belonged to the Mühlacker church district within the Heilbronn district of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg .

At the end of the 19th century, Catholics again moved to Dürrmenz and Mühlacker and in 1895 a small church was built north of the railway line. In 1902 a vicarage was established and in 1912 a parish administration, which in 1919 was raised to the status of an independent parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1925 the congregation was able to build today's Herz-Jesu-Kirche. After the Second World War, Mühlacker's Catholics also moved to the present-day districts. Today's parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus within the Mühlacker deanery of the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese includes all Catholics of the Mühlackers urban area and the Ötisheim community . In addition to the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Mühlacker, there has also been a branch church of St. Martin in the Enzberg district since 1973. Since 1999 the parishes Herz-Jesu Mühlacker and St. Joseph Illingen have formed the center pastoral care unit within the Mühlacker deanery. The seat of the leading pastor is Mühlacker.

In addition to the two large churches, there are also free churches in Mühlack , including the Methodist Church (UMC), a Free Evangelical Congregation (FeG) and an Adventist congregation. There is also a Greek Orthodox congregation, the Jehovah's Witnesses and the New Apostolic Church .


In the course of the regional reform in Baden-Württemberg , the following communities were incorporated into Mühlacker:

Population development

Population development of Mühlacker.svgPopulation development of Mühlacker - from 1871
Population development of Mühlacker. Above from 1622 to 2017. Below an excerpt from 1871

Population figures according to the respective area. The figures are census results (¹) or official updates from the respective statistical offices ( main residences only ).

year Residents
1622 1,242
1669 450
1771 1,403
1803 1,811
1849 2,261
December 1, 1871 2,592
December 1, 1880¹ 2,660
December 1, 1890¹ 2,905
December 1, 1900 ¹ 3,381
December 1, 1910¹ 4,931
October 8, 1919 ¹ ?
June 16, 1925 ¹ 5,688
June 16, 1933 ¹ 6,088
May 17, 1939 ¹ 6.325
December 1945 ¹ 6,720
year Residents
September 13, 1950 ¹ 9.151
June 6, 1961 ¹ 12,071
May 27, 1970 ¹ 14.003
December 31, 1975 23,900
December 31, 1980 24,216
May 27, 1987 ¹ 23,856
December 31, 1990 25,301
December 31, 1995 25,598
December 31, 2000 26,011
December 31, 2005 26,105
December 31, 2010 25,369
December 31, 2015 25,649
December 31, 2016 25,804
December 31, 2017 26,008

¹ census result

Population 1870–2000
today's urban area Core city Mühlacker
year Residents Inhabitants / km² Residents Inhabitants / km²
 1870  - -   2,592 171
1925 - -   5,688 374
1939 11,904 223   6.363 416
1945 13,028 244   6,720 442
1960 20,021 375 11,830 779
1970 23,814 447 14.056 925
1980 24,288 447 13,617 841
1990 25.179 463 14,558 899
2000 27,062 498 15.102 932
2000 25.191 464 14,116 871
2015 26,045 479 14,979 925


Municipal council

In Mühlacker, the municipal council was elected until 2009 according to the procedure of the false partial location selection . This has not been the case since 2014, the municipal council had 32 members until 2019. As of 2019, the municipal council has 26 members.

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
-5.98  % p
+ 0.16  % p
+ 3.42  % p.p.
-4.83  % p.p.
+0.02  % p
+ 7.21  % p.p.
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 23.40 6th 29.38 9
FW Free voters Mühlacker 21.01 5 20.85 7th
LMU List people and the environment 21.11 6th 17.69 6th
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 16.39 4th 21.22 7th
FDP Free Democratic Party 10.88 3 10.86 3
AfD Alternative for Germany 7.21 2 - -
total 100.0 26th 100.0 32
voter turnout 54.26% 45.4%

District council

The district council of the Enzkreis is divided into 8 constituencies. Mühlacker represents constituency I and has 7 members.

In the last district election on May 25, 2019 , constituency I (Mühlacker) achieved a turnout of 53.33%. The seats are distributed among the individual parties as follows:

Parties and constituencies %
District election 2019 constituency I
Turnout: 53.33% (2014: 44.89%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-5.57  % p
+ 3.26  % p.p.
-2.32  % p
-0.46  % p
-3.90  % p
+ 9.00  % p
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 22.94 2 28.51 2
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 20.70 1 17.44 1
FW Free electoral association 17.84 1 20.16 2
FDP Free Democratic Party 14.83 1 15.29 1
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 14.70 1 18.60 1
AfD Alternative for Germany 9.00 1 - -
total 100.0 7th 100.0 7th
voter turnout 53.33% 44.89%


The mayor, since 1 January 1973 is at the head of the city mayor , who is elected directly by the people for eight years. His permanent representative is the first alderman with the official title of mayor.

Mayor or (until 1918) mayor or (from 1973) mayor

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the city of Mühlacker

Blazon : In blue a golden (yellow) wave bar accompanied by a golden (yellow) ring with a red stone at the top, and at the bottom by a four-spoke, six-blade golden (yellow) mill wheel with a red axis.

The coat of arms has been known since the 16th century. The wavy line symbolizes the Enz. The ring stands for the Lords of Dürrmenz . In the past, a cross was depicted in the lower area of ​​the coat of arms, which stood for the Cistercian monastery Maulbronn , to which the Mühlacker settlement belonged. The coat of arms was awarded to Mühlacker in 1926. When Mühlacker was appointed town in 1930, the cross was replaced by a mill wheel, after the economic and political importance of the formerly dominant Dürrmenz had grown.

Mühlacker's heraldic motto is: Ring and Wheel - Loyalty and Action .

Coats of arms of the districts

Town twinning

Mühlacker maintains since 1978 with the Italian town of Bassano del Grappa and, since 2016, Schmölln a city partnership .

Culture and sights


The Mühlacker local history museum is located in the former wine press, a three-storey stone building from 1596.


In Mühlacker there is a branch of the Pforzheim Youth Music School.

The Mühlacker Music Association has its clubhouse on “Wullesee” in Dürrmenz.


The Mühlacker local group of the Swabian Alb Association was awarded the Eichendorff plaque in 2002.


Mühlacker transmitter system

Core city

A remarkable modern building in Mühlacker is the Mühlacker water tower, built between 1972 and 1973 using reinforced concrete . It is 42 meters high with a capacity of 610 cubic meters. It is next to the transmitter Mühlacker the SWR a landmark of the city and is also decorated during the Christmas season.

Löffelstelz castle ruins



The Löffelstelz castle ruins are worth seeing . The castle was built in the 13th century and was the residence of the Lords of Dürrmenz .

In the old district of Dürrmenz on the right Enzufer , populated by Waldensians , stands the parish church of St. Andreas from 1585. The Waldensians were given the older, former parish church (and today's cemetery church) of St. Peter on the left Enzufer for their services. A Biedermeier cemetery also belongs to the cemetery church.


In the southern district of Großglattbach there is the parish church of St. Peter and a cemetery church. Großglattbach has about 1350 inhabitants.


In Lomersheim , on the southern slope of the Senderberg, there is St. Peter from the 14th century. Remains of the former Lomersheim castle ruins can be found above the village center .

In Mulhouse


At the lower Enzschleife in the wine-growing district of Mühlhausen you can find:

  • the Romanesque St. Alban's Church from the 15th century. In 1231 it is subject to Maulbronn Monastery under canon law. In 1458 and 1526 conversions were carried out in the Gothic style, further in 1759, 1772 and 1912.
  • the remarkable Mühlhausen run-of-river power station , as well
  • the renaissance castle Mühlhausen , which was built in 1566. From 1961 to 1996 the castle was a socio-educational institute of the Christian Youth Village Association. Since then it has been privately owned, has space for various cultural events and can also be rented for private occasions. It also houses the award-winning Schloss Mühlhausen winery. It is also worthwhile
  • the half-timbered houses , which come into their own in this rural, quiet environment.
360 ° panorama in Lienzingen on Knittlinger Straße between the historic half-timbered houses
Knittlinger Strasse in Lienzingen


In the wine-growing town of Lienzingen , which is north of the city and on the Württemberg Wine Route , you can see:

  • A unique Etterdorf in this type of ensemble , which represents a clustered village that is surrounded by a barn belt to protect against enemies .
  • The Protestant St. Peter's Church, which was renovated in the 1960s and completely preserved, is surrounded by a fortified church built in 1492 with a wall, drawbridge and moat.
  • In the south of the district on the B35 , visible from afar, stands the Frauenkirche with its pointed tower , a pilgrimage church according to church leaders from the years 1476 and 1483, which according to recent research results from Maulbronn Monastery in the 14th century for the citizens who were then united with Lienzingen in the same parish of today's Maulbronn district of Schmie was built.
  • The oldest known rural residential building in the Karlsruhe district, built around 1441. The building was extensively restored in the 1990s while retaining as much historical substance as possible and converted into the “Zum Nachtwächter” restaurant. The efforts were honored in 1996 with the Baden-Württemberg Monument Protection Prize.
  • To the west of Lienzingen, on the Sauberg near the municipal boundary to Ötisheim- Schönenberg, there is a replica of a Charter of the Eppinger Linien , which serves as a lookout tower .


The Protestant church in the wine-growing town of Enzberg, which is also incorporated into Mühlacker, dates from 1832.

Economy and Infrastructure

Mühlacker is an industrial town , but also a wine-growing town due to its suburbs : In the Lomersheim district there is the Halde site, in Mühlhausen the vineyards in the Enzschleife and in Lienzingen the Eichelberg, which belongs to the large Stromberg site in the Württemberg lowlands.


Industry came with the railroad and the good connection to public transport. Today there are several companies that are active in metal processing (e.g. Mahle Behr , MDS Abele GmbH & Co. KG (both automotive suppliers ), Händle GmbH, Elumatec AG (in Lomersheim ) (both mechanical engineering)), but also in plastics processing (e.g. Karl Etzel GmbH & Co. KG), or in the manufacture of tiles (e.g. Steuler GmbH). There are also companies that have specialized: Geissel GmbH ( plastic injection parts , precision turned parts ) (in Lienzingen ) and logistics companies (e.g. Craiss Albert GmbH & Co. KG).

Mühlacker has several industrial areas. There are smaller areas in each suburb, and in Mühlacker itself there is an industrial area that lies directly on the railway line, as well as the Waldäcker industrial area , which is largely on the Mühlhauser boundary.

The bio-methane plant of Stadtwerke Mühlacker with an output of 5 MW / gas output or 2 MW / electric is also located in the forest fields .


Road traffic

Bundesstrasse 10 leads through Mühlacker . You can use this to get to the federal autobahn 8 in the west near Pforzheim (junction Pforzheim-Ost) in about 10 minutes. To the east you can reach Stuttgart in approx. 40 minutes , and the A 81 at Zuffenhausen in approx. 30 minutes . The district of Lienzingen is located on the federal highway 35 , on which the motorway junction Bruchsal (A 5) can be reached approx. 25 km away.

Rail transport

The Mühlacker station is on the Württemberg Western Railway (Bietigheim-Bissingen Bruchsal) and at the Karlsruhe-Mühlacker railway that crosses Pforzheim to Karlsruhe.

From Mühlacker IRE trains run every 2 hours to Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, as well as RE trains to Karlsruhe that run every two hours. Due to the overlapping of the RE trains from Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, there is an hourly service to Stuttgart. The Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft operates the S-Bahn lines S5 ( Bietigheim-Bissingen - Wörth-Dorschberg ) and S9 (Mühlacker - Bruchsal ). The latter has its starting / end point in Mühlacker. The public transport system is organized by the Pforzheim-Enzkreis transport association and the Karlsruhe transport association (only on rail routes in the Enz region). Mühlacker is also the InterCity stop of Deutsche Bahn AG with connections to Stuttgart , Nuremberg , Aalen , Pforzheim and Karlsruhe .

Bus transport

In Mühlacker there are several city bus routes operated by the Mühlacker municipal utility .

Air traffic

To the west of the Dürrmenz district is the Hangensteinerhof glider airfield. The airfield has a 500 meter long grass runway and is approved for gliders, motor gliders and ultralight aircraft.


The Mühlacker Tagblatt appears as the daily newspaper in Mühlacker . The Pforzheimer Zeitung (Mühlacker edition) and the Vaihinger Kreiszeitung also report on local events. In addition, there are local news papers from the Schlecht and Gengenbach publishers. In the area of ​​radio, Mühlacker is in the reception area of ​​the public broadcasting company Südwestrundfunk , and Mühlacker is also part of the transmission area of ​​the private area broadcaster Antenne 1 . In the area of ​​online media, the Karlsruhe online daily newspaper Ka-news and the news portal Muehlacker-News.de published by the Pforzheimer Zeitung report on local events.

Public facilities

Mühlacker is the seat of a notary's office and a tax office . The town hall of the large district town also houses branch offices of the Enzkreis district office, which is based in Pforzheim. There is also an office of the Pforzheim Employment Agency . The cultural facilities include the city library with more than 37,000 media, a local museum and the city adult education center with a course program and events program in the Mühlehof.

The Mühlacker Youth Center has been the sponsor of the Mühlacker Youth Center since 1982; the youth center is mainly financed by the city of Mühlacker.

The city is also the seat of the Mühlacker church district of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg and a deanery of the Catholic diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart .


Mühlacker has a grammar school ( Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium ), a secondary school (Mörike-Realschule) and a special school (Uhlandschule), as well as several elementary schools or elementary and secondary schools with secondary schools (Heidenwäldle-Grundschule, Großglattbach elementary school, Lienzingen elementary school, Wendler- Lomersheim elementary school and Mühlhausen elementary school as well as Schiller school, Ulrich von Dürrmenz school - elementary, secondary and technical secondary school).

The Enzkreis is responsible for the (industrial and commercial) vocational school Mühlacker (with vocational school, vocational school, vocational college and vocational high school) and the nursing school at the district hospital.

There is also the private Johann Christoph Blumhardt School - Free Protestant Confession School Pforzheim / Enzkreis (kindergarten, elementary, technical and secondary school as well as commercial high school).


Honorary citizen

The city of Mühlacker and the communities that are now part of Mühlacker have granted the following people honorary citizenship:

  • 1895: Franz Joseph K. Chr. Ferdinand Gambs , Oberamtmann
  • 1921: Viktor Reichmann , Medical Councilor
  • 1926: Karl Knöller , teacher, local poet and researcher
  • 1932: August Hebenstreit, doctor
  • 1949: Richard Osswald Woerner, Mayor
  • 1950: Otto August Friedrich Rieger, parish priest
  • 1958: Friedrich Christian Münch (Lienzingen), manufacturer
  • 1960: Carl Jakob (Lomersheim), manufacturer
  • 1962: Emil Ludwig Heidinger (Lomersheim), manufacturer
  • 1962: Christian Eugen Lutz (Lomersheim), manufacturer
  • 1975: Richard Allmendinger (Lienzingen), Mayor of Lienzingen
  • 1993: Gerhard Knapp, former mayor
  • 2004: Pietro Fabris, former mayor of the twin town Bassano del Grappa / Italy

sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities


  • Erich Keyser (Ed.): Württembergisches Städtebuch. (= German city book. Volume 4.2). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1962.
  • Karl Knöller (Ed.): Our Dürrmenz-Mühlacker: A local book for home and school. Elser, Dürrmenz-Mühlacker 1928.
  • Bernd Burkhardt: A city turns brown. The National Socialist seizure of power in the Swabian province. Hofmann and Campe, Hamburg 1980, ISBN 3-455-08838-4 .
  • Marlis Lippik (Ed.): Until the bitter end: The Second World War in Mühlacker. (= Contributions to the history of the city of Mühlacker. Volume 1). Stadtarchiv, Mühlacker 1995, ISBN 3-931189-30-9 .
  • City of Mühlacker (ed.): Historical Streiflichter 1596 to 1945: About people, the chaos of war, school lessons and the wine press in Mühlacker. (= Contributions to the history of the city of Mühlacker. Volume 2). Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 1997, ISBN 3-929366-54-1 .
  • Thomas Adam, Konrad Dussel: Lomersheim an der Enz. (More than) 1200 years of history. (= Contributions to the history of the city of Mühlacker. Volume 3). Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 2000, ISBN 3-89735-128-5 .
  • Konrad Dussel (Hrsg.): Enzberg: from the Roman homestead to the modern industrial community. (= Contributions to the history of the city of Mühlacker. Volume 4). Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 2000, ISBN 3-89735-155-2 .
  • Elisabeth Brändle -zeile: Historical highlights from Mühlacker / T.2., From primeval agriculture to the inns to the city anniversary. (= Contributions to the history of the city of Mühlacker. Volume 5). Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 2005, ISBN 3-89735-429-2 .
  • Konrad Dussel: Großglattbach : From a medieval farming village to a modern residential community. (= Contributions to the history of the city of Mühlacker. Volume 6). Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 2007, ISBN 978-3-89735-501-9

Web links

Commons : Mühlacker  - album with pictures, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Mühlacker  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Minst, Karl Josef [transl.]: Lorscher Codex (Volume 4), Certificate 2400, August 4, 779 - Reg. 1544. In: Heidelberger historical stocks - digital. Heidelberg University Library, p. 126 , accessed on July 4, 2018 .
  3. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 458 .
  4. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register 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. 490 f .
  5. Election results 2019 of the district council elections in the Enzkreis
  6. 2014 election results of the district council elections in Enzkreis
  7. ^ City of Mühlacker - History of Mühlacker and Dürrmenz. Retrieved October 30, 2017 .
  8. Eichendorff badge 2002 in Blätter des Schwäbischen Albverein, issue 2/2003, p. 33
  9. Schloss Mühlhausen ( Memento of the original from May 27, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been 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.muehlhausen-enz.de
  10. History of the Hotel Zum Nachtwächter
  11. Jugendhaus Pro Zwo
  12. ^ Mörike secondary school