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Coordinates: 48 ° 33 '  N , 8 ° 44'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Karlsruhe
County : Calw
Height : 411 m above sea level NHN
Area : 63.09 km 2
Residents: 22,294 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 353 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 72202
Primaries : 07452, 07459
License plate : CW
Community key : 08 2 35 046
City structure: Core city and 8 districts

City administration address :
Marktstrasse 27
72202 Nagold
Website :
Lord Mayor : Jürgen Großmann ( CDU )
Location of the city of Nagold in the Calw district
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Nagold is a city in Baden-Württemberg , about 50 kilometers southwest of Stuttgart and about 25 kilometers northeast of Freudenstadt . After the district town of Calw, it is the second largest city in the district of Calw and forms a central center for the surrounding communities. It belongs to the Northern Black Forest region and the edge zone of the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart .

Nagold has been a major district town since January 1, 1981 . With the city of Haiterbach and the communities Ebhausen and Rohrdorf , the city has entered into an agreed administrative partnership.


Nagold is on the edge of the Black Forest to the Upper Gäu in a valley widening where the Waldach flows into the Nagold . The old town is on the right bank of the river. On the opposite bank lies the Schlossberg with the Hohennagold ruins at an altitude of 529.9  m above sea level. NHN . In the Nagoldtal, the red sandstone characteristic of the Black Forest is cut, the heights consist mainly of shell limestone and belong to the Heckengäu .

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the city of Nagold ( clockwise , starting in the east): Jettingen and Mötzingen (both districts Böblingen ), Rottenburg am Neckar ( district Tübingen ), Eutingen and Horb (both districts Freudenstadt ) as well as Haiterbach , Rohrdorf , Ebhausen and Wildberg (all in the district of Calw ).

City structure

Nagold is divided into the core city (13,433 inhabitants on December 31, 2018) and the eight districts of Emmingen (1,601 inh.), Gündringen (890 in.), Hochdorf (2,102 in.), Iselshausen (1,449 in.), Mindersbach (506 Inh.), Pfrondorf (725 inh.), Schietingen (414 inh.) And Vollmaringen (1,719 inh.). The districts are spatially identical to the communities of the same name that were incorporated into Nagold between 1939 and 1974; they are officially named in the form of “Nagold, ...”. The districts are also localities in the sense of the Baden-Württemberg municipal code, each with its own local council and the mayor as its chairman.

In addition to the village of Emmingen, the Kühlenberg homestead is part of the Emmingen district. The Gündringen village and the Dürrenhardt homestead belong to the Gündringen district. The districts of Hochdorf, Mindersbach, Schietingen and Vollmaringen are identical to the villages of the same name. The town of Nagold within the limits of December 31, 1970 also includes the village of Iselshausen, the towns of Rötenbach and Heilstätt, the Talhof, Waldhof and Wasserhof farms, and the Burghof, Ölmühle and Rötenhöhe houses. The Pfrondorf district includes the village of the same name, the Pfrondorfer Mühle and the Im Tufstein house.
The Hohenmauren and Schönbürgen deserts are located in the Gündringen district . In the city of Nagold in the territorial status of December 31, 1970, there are also the desert areas of Bassheim, Poppenhausen and Tuffingen, as well as the desert areas of Bronhausen in the Schietingen district and the Birken (possibly an abandoned castle ), Hofstätte, Kräheneck and Londorf in the district of Vollmaringen . The Londorfer Chapel can still be found there today .

Spatial planning

Nagold 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 Nagold, the towns and communities of Altensteig , Ebhausen , Egenhausen , Haiterbach , Rohrdorf , Simmersfeld and Wildberg in the Calw district belong to the central area of ​​Nagold .


The richly structured landscape is varied, the steep valley slopes to Nagold, Waldach and Steinach are predominantly forested. In Nagold there are a total of five nature reserves: the Mindersbacher Tal in the north, the Schlossberg (Nagold's local mountain in the Nagoldschlinge, directly adjacent to the old town), the devil's brainshell on the Lemberg, the Ziegelberg and the Waldach and Haiterbach valleys , in part is in the urban area. Steinachtal, Waldachtal, Rötenbach and Nagoldtal are designated landscape protection areas.

In the valleys, meadows dominate, on the heights arable farming, although there are also numerous species-rich orchards and the hedges typical of the Heckengäu.

The Baden-Württemberg state cycle is also at home in Nagold . As a state enterprise, it has primarily been supplying the lower forest authorities and forest tree nurseries with origin-certified seeds since 1947.

The only detectable occurrence of the orchid species Spitzels Orchid, which is now considered extinct in Germany, was nationwide around 1900 on the Schlossberg.


Nagold 1899

Prehistory, antiquity and the Middle Ages

It is assumed that the Nagold Valley has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age. In the time of the Romans there was a Roman manor at today's upper church. Under the Alemanni there was probably a loose court settlement near the mouth of the Waldach, which at the time of the Franks , when the so-called Nagoldgau formed around Nagold , condensed into a prince's court with village settlement. The place is mentioned for the first time as the seat of Nagoldgaugrafen Gerold , a brother-in-law of Emperor Charlemagne , as villa Nagaltuna in a document dated May 3, 786 (documented in a book in the monastery of St. Gallen ). It is likely that around the year 800, on the site of Hohennagold Castle, which was built around 1100, there was an early medieval refuge over the Franconian royal court near the Remigius Church . Other early counts in Nagoldgau mentioned by name included Anselm (around 966) and Hugo I (around 1007).

Count Hugo III. , a brother of Counts Anselm and Sigibot , moved his seat from Nagold to Tübingen around 1078, but continued to use the castle in Nagold to secure his rule. Count Hugo V. von Nagold was the first Count Palatine of Tübingen since 1146 .

Mechthild, the daughter of Count Palatine Rudolf II , brought Hohennagold Castle as a dowry to the marriage with Count Burkhard von Hohenberg. Their daughter Gertrud became the family mother of the House of Habsburg . Under the Count of Hohenberg , who came from Oberhohenberg ( Oberhohenberg Castle ) near Deilingen and who had appeared in the walled town since 1170, Nagold came to the County of Hohenberg in 1247. In 1260 this was divided and Nagold became the ruler's seat of the northern half under Burkhart IV. In 1300 the Nagold rule was also divided into the Nagold and Wildberger parts, with Count Otto I receiving the Nagold part. After a further division of the Wildberger part, the von Hohenbergs sold their four small counties to different gentlemen, whereby Otto II. Von Hohenberg-Nagold sold his county with the city of Nagold in 1363 to the counts of Württemberg . The other counties went to the Palatinate and Austria, among others.

Württemberg time

Nagold in Württemberg soon became the seat of an office , the boundaries of which have changed several times in the course of history. In the Thirty Years' War , after the lost battle of Nördlingen , Nagold also felt the effects of troops moving through, billeting and the plague, so that the city fell into disrepair at the end of the war. The subsequent wars of succession and coalition played out again and again around Nagold, so that the times of need lasted until after 1800, when a period of political stability followed 10 years after the elevation of Württemberg to a kingdom . Even after the regional reforms were completed in 1813, the city ​​remained the seat of the Nagold Regional Office , which had existed since 1759, and thus remained a district town. In 1821 the deanery was moved from Wildberg to Nagold. When the Kingdom of Württemberg was divided into four districts, Nagold came to the Black Forest district . On June 20, 1872 was Nagold station opened and the city on the Black Forest and Nagold train on the route network of Württembergische Eisenbahn connected.

Nagold 1906

A catastrophic event in Nagold's history at the beginning of the 20th century was the collapse of the Hirsch Gasthaus on April 5, 1906. When the Stuttgart entrepreneur Erasmus Rückgauer tried to lift the inn , the structure became unstable and finally collapsed. 53 people were killed and around 100 were seriously injured.

Nagold was a stronghold of the NSDAP from an early age . In the Reichstag election in May 1924 , the NSDAP achieved 19.4% in Nagold, while it received only 6.5% in the German Reich.

In 1938 an administrative reform was carried out in Württemberg during the Nazi era and in the course of this the Nagold District Office (or, since 1934, the Nagold District) was dissolved. The area came mainly to the district of Calw .

post war period

After the Second World War, the city of Nagold fell into the French occupation zone and in 1947 came to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern . In 1952, the provisional post-war state was added to the administrative district of Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern and has since been part of the new federal state of Baden-Württemberg. With the district reform on January 1, 1973 , the district of Calw reached its present size. The district also became part of the newly founded Northern Black Forest region , which was assigned to the then newly circumscribed administrative district of Karlsruhe . The former Württemberg city of Nagold is now also administered from the former Baden capital, Karlsruhe.

Right-wing extremist parties were again successful in Nagold in the post-war period. In the state elections in 1968 , the NPD candidate was elected to the state parliament via the second count. In 1992 and 1996 , the candidate of the REP also succeeded in entering the state parliament through the second count.

In 1980 the population of the city of Nagold exceeded the 20,000 mark. Thereupon the city administration submitted the application for a large district town , which the state government of Baden-Württemberg then complied with with effect from January 1, 1981.


Evangelical town church-Johanneskirche

Nagold originally belonged to the diocese of Constance and was subordinate to the archdeaconate Vor dem Walde, Landkapitel Herrenberg. In 1543 the Reformation was introduced in Nagold, as in the entire Duchy of Württemberg at the time . The city belonged to the Wildberg deanery. In 1821 Nagold became the seat of the deanery , which still exists today and belongs to the Reutlingen prelature . The previous church district Nagold covers roughly the area of ​​the old Württemberg Oberamt Nagold with a total of 34 parishes and has merged with the previous church district Calw to form the new church district Calw-Nagold of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg since January 1, 2019 . Most of the parishes in the church district are shaped by Pietism .

In the urban area of ​​Nagold, the Evangelical Church Community of Nagold has existed since January 1, 2016 , consisting of the areas of the city / Johanneskirche, the Remigiuskirche and Iselshausen. There are also parishes in the districts of Emmingen (Filialgemeinde von Pfrondorf), Hochdorf, Mindersbach (Filialgemeinde von Rohrdorf), Pfrondorf, Schietingen and Vollmaringen.

In the 19th century, Catholics moved to Nagold again. They founded the parish of St. Peter and Paul, which built its church in 1905 and consecrated it in 1907. Today it is responsible for the core town of Nagold and the districts of Iselshausen, Emmingen, Mindersbach and Pfrondorf as well as for some neighboring communities. Other parishes in the urban area are St. Remigius Gündringen (church from the 19th century ) for the districts of Gündringen, Hochdorf and Schietingen and St. Georg Vollmaringen (church from 1845/47) for Vollmaringen and the neighboring municipality of Mötzingen. All of the parishes mentioned form, together with three other parishes in Wildberg , Rohrdorf and Altensteig, the Upper Nagoldtal Parish Association of Pastoral Care Unit 1 in the Calw Dean's Office of the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese . The leading pastor has been Rev. Holger Winterholer since the end of October 2012. In addition to the parishes of the Evangelical Regional Church and the Roman Catholic parishes in Nagold, there are also parishes that belong to free churches , including a parish of the Evangelical Methodist Church , the People's Mission and the Christ Church in Nagold.

There is also a congregation of the New Apostolic Church and one of Jehovah's Witnesses . Even the Islam is represented in Nagold with three municipalities.

Denomination statistics

The denominations are distributed as follows: As of December 31, 2015:

Denomination Percentage ownership %)
evangelical 39.2
Roman Catholic 26.0
other 0.6
without disclosures 33.5

Status: December 31, 2019:

Denomination Percentage ownership %)
evangelical 35.9
Roman Catholic 24.6
other / without information 39.5


The following communities were incorporated into Nagold:

  • 1939: Iselshausen
  • January 1, 1971: Pfrondorf
  • December 1, 1971: Gündringen, Mindersbach, Schietingen and Vollmaringen
  • January 1, 1973: Hochdorf
  • October 1, 1974: Emmingen

Population development

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

Population development of Nagold (city) .svgPopulation development of Nagold (city) - from 1871
Population development of Nagold (city) according to the table below. Above from 1639 to 2018. Below an excerpt from 1871
year Residents
1639 836
1697 1,437
1803 1,771
1823 1,908
1849 2,612
December 1, 1871 2,956
December 1, 1880 1 3,270
December 1, 1890 1 3,540
1 December 1900 1 3,695
December 1, 1910 1 4.023
June 16, 1925 1 3,909
June 16, 1933 1 4,273
May 17, 1939 1 4,573
1946 5,264
September 13, 1950 1 6.216
June 6, 1961 1 8,880
May 27, 1970 1 12,483
December 31, 1975 19,047
December 31, 1980 20,334
year Residents
May 27, 1987 1 19,949
December 31, 1990 21,505
December 31, 1995 22,245
December 31, 2000 22.807
December 31, 2005 22.805
December 31, 2010 22,542
December 31, 2011 21,107
December 31, 2015 21,687
December 31, 2017 22,209
December 31, 2018 22,839


Municipal council

The municipal council of the city of Nagold consists of 26 council members (each elected for five years) and the mayor as its chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following preliminary final result.

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-1.3  % p
-5.6  % p
-2.8  % p
+ 4.2  % p
-2.7  % p
+ 6.7  % p
+1.6  % p
FWV Free electoral association 27.4 7th 28.7 7th
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 23.6 6th 29.2 8th
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 17.6 5 20.4 5
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 15.4 4th 11.2 3
FDP Free Democratic Party 7.8 2 10.5 3
AfD Alternative for Germany 6.7 2 - -
left THE LEFT 1.6 0 - -
total 100.0 26th 100.0 26th
voter turnout 53.6% 44.8%

For its discharge and for the preliminary discussion of its resolutions, the municipal council has formed three decision-making committees and empowered them to independently decide on certain matters in its place. These are: the Administrative Committee (8 municipal councils), the Technical Committee (9 municipal councils), and the Cultural, Environmental and Social Committee (9 municipal councils). Knowledgeable residents are called in for advice on certain matters (for example on the subject of "environment"). The mayor is the chairman of the decision-making committees.

State election 2016

The citizens voted as follows in the state elections in 2016 :

CDU 28.2% 2889 votes
SPD 18.0% 1847 votes
GREEN 19.4% 1991 votes
FDP / DVP 9.0% 928 votes
AfD 20.0% 2047 votes

All other parties did not reach the five percent hurdle .

Eligible voters 15,414
Voters 10,390
voter turnout 67.4%
valid votes 10,256
invalid votes 134

Bundestag election 2017

The citizens voted as follows in the 2017 federal election :

CDU 36.4% 4191 votes
SPD 13.9% 1601 votes
GREEN 9.4% 1089 votes
FDP 13.8% 1589 votes
AfD 17.6% 2024 votes
left 5.2% 602 votes

All other parties did not reach the five percent hurdle.

Eligible voters 15,588
Voters 11,704
voter turnout 75.1%
valid votes 11,527
invalid votes 177


Tomb for Eduard Engel in the cemetery near the Remigius Church

At the top of the town which was in earlier times Vogt or bailiff as a representative of the sovereign. A mayor has been documented since 1386 (from 1819 the mayors were freely elected), in cities it initially bore the title of Stadtschultheiß. In 1930 the name was replaced by mayor . Nagold's mayor has been the mayor of the city since it was elevated to the status of a major district town on January 1, 1981 . His deputy is the first alderman with the official title of mayor; Johannes Arnold held this office from July 1, 2005 , before he was elected Lord Mayor of the large district town of Ettlingen (Karlsruhe district) on July 24, 2011 . On February 7, 2012, the Nagold municipal council elected Hagen Breitling as his successor.

Mayor and Lord Mayor
  • 1622-1623: Hans Nestlin
  • 1819–1828: Konrad Greiner
  • 1828–1848: Gottlieb Fuchsstatt
  • 1848–1888: Eduard Friedrich Engel
  • 1888–1913: Friedrich Brodbeck
  • 1913–1945: Hermann Maier
  • 1945–1946: Walter Wolf
  • 1946–1974: Eugen Breitling , CDU
  • 1974–1992: Dr. Joachim Bernhard Schultis, CDU
  • 1992–2008: Dr. Rainer Prewo , SPD
  • since 2008: Jürgen Großmann , CDU

On September 28, 2008 Jürgen Großmann was elected Lord Mayor in the first ballot with 51.4% of the valid votes. In the Mayor election on October 9, 2016, he was re-elected Mayor of Nagold with a turnout of 20.57% and 97.50% of the votes cast.

coat of arms

Blazon : “Divided by silver and red, covered with a blue passion nail with a faceted head.” The city flag is white and red.

The split coat of arms was adopted by the previous local lords, the Counts of Hohenberg . The nail can be traced for the first time in 1592 and is considered a talking coat of arms . The coat of arms and flag have been used for centuries, the current form was established in 1977.

Coats of arms of the districts

Town twinning

Economy and Infrastructure

Hochdorf train station


Nagold can be reached from the federal motorway 81 ( Stuttgart - Singen ) via the Rottenburg am Neckar exit or the Gärtringen exit on road connections without passing through towns. From Gärtringen via Herrenberg on the state road L1362 or L362 ( classified as federal road 28 until 2018 ), which leads over the valley on the 500 m long Nagold viaduct . A federal road in the urban area is the north-south connection of the B 463 Calw - Horb - Rottweil.

Nagold lies on the Nagold Valley Railway from Pforzheim to Horb am Neckar and on to Tübingen. In addition to the “Bahnhof” station, there are the Stadtmitte, Steinberg and Iselshausen stops. On the edge of the district Hochdorf lies Hochdorf (b Horb) Bahnhof , of the Nagold Valley Railway (culture train) and the rail line S8 Karlsruhe - Freudenstadt - Eutingen im Gäu , Regional Express Stuttgart Freudenstadt is operated.

In Horb (towards Zurich), Pforzheim (towards Karlsruhe) and Stuttgart there are connections to the long-distance rail network.

The Altensteigerle was a 15.1 km long narrow-gauge railway (gauge 1000 mm), which had its starting point in Nagold and led to Altensteig . It opened in 1891 and closed in 1967.

In addition to city traffic, regional bus routes connect Nagold with Altensteig, Altingen, Ammerbuch, Bondorf, Calw, Egenhausen, Ebhausen, Eutingen, Gäufelden, Haiterbach, Herrenberg, Horb, Jettingen, Mötzingen, Nebringen, Gäufelden and Wildberg. The bus line 7794 (in the VVS network 774 + 770) regularly connects Nagold and the upper Nagoldtal with the Herrenberg station , the final stop of the S-Bahn line 1 , which leads via Böblingen, Stuttgart, Esslingen am Neckar and Plochingen to Kirchheim unter Teck . Since the beginning of 2016, the bus routes between Nagold / Altensteig and the VVS area have been included in the VVS tariff. It is valid when boarding the bus routes 7794, 777 ( Gäufelden , Ammerbuch ) and 778 ( Bondorf ) with the destination VVS, but not in the internal traffic of the VGC (association of the district of Calw) . In Herrenberg, Bondorf and Nebringen there is a connection to the Gäubahn , in Altingen there is a connection to the Ammertalbahn to Tübingen.

The city traffic lines to Lemberg (secondary school, Gertrud-Teufel-Seniorenzentrum, Kreiskrankenhaus), to Steinberg and the industrial area Wolfsberg as well as to Kernen run every half hour during the week. Emmingen, Pfrondorf and Mindersbach also have regular traffic. The southern districts of Gündringen, Hochdorf, Schietingen and Vollmaringen are served by RVS SüdwestBus with lines 7400 and 7405.


The daily newspaper Schwarzwälder Bote has an office in Nagold . This reports on local events in the city and the surrounding area.

Since 1997 there has been an advertising paper with an office and editorial office in Nagold, the Nagold-Altensteiger Week, which is connected to the Sindelfinger Zeitung / Böblinger Zeitung . NAWo appears in the Upper Nagold Valley on Thursdays (in the case of a public holiday: Fridays) with a circulation of 27,700 copies.

In 1981 Nagold served as the backdrop for the ZDF television film Knittels Divorce with Volkert Kraeft in the leading role.

Public facilities

New Nagold bus station

In Nagold there is a branch of the district office of Calw (including vehicle registration office) and an employment agency . There is also a local court that belongs to the regional court district of Tübingen and the OLG district of Stuttgart .

The Northern Black Forest Chamber of Commerce and Industry maintains an office and an education center on Lise-Meitner-Strasse in the Wolfsberg industrial park.


Nagold is the seat of the training institute for the German textile retail trade (LDT) . The city supports a general high school ( Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium ), a Realschule ( Christiane-Herzog- Realschule) and a special school (Burgschule). In addition, there are two primary and secondary schools with Werkrealschule (Lembergschule and Zellerschule) and six primary schools (Wiestalschule Emmingen, Kernenschule in Nagold and one primary school each in the districts of Hochdorf, Iselshausen, Vollmaringen and Gündringen / Schietingen), also sponsored by the city.

The district of Calw is responsible for the three vocational schools , the Nagold commercial school (including a four-tier technical high school), the Annemarie Lindner school (home economics school) (including a social science high school and a technical school for social education) and the Nagold commercial school ( including a business school).

Former Bundeswehr base

In 1959 Nagold became a garrison town of the newly founded Bundeswehr after the Eisberg barracks were built . In this context, the city gained nationwide fame in 1963 with the scandal surrounding the “ Nagold Grinder ”. Until 1996, paratroopers and airborne units of Luftlandebrigade 25 (Black Forest Brigade ) were stationed in Nagold .

The barracks area, which was vacated in 1998, was rededicated as industrial and commercial space and marketed by the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks and, since 2003, by the then-established intermunicipal association ING Park Industriepark Nagold Gäu . In 2010 the 25 hectares of barracks including the buildings were completely sold. After a further 40 hectares had been developed on the adjacent agricultural land and marketed under INGpark , it was decided to develop a further 23 hectares for the expansion of the industrial park from 2019.


Protestant churches


The Oswaldkirche Emmingen was built in 1778 by adding the nave to a chapel from the 14th / 15th centuries, the basic structure of which still forms the present-day choir. Senior building officer Heinrich Dolmetsch renovated it in 1895 and arranged for the purchase and installation of the neo-Gothic pulpit opposite the three-sided gallery, which was previously installed in the Anglican (now Old Catholic ) church on Katharinenplatz in Stuttgart in 1868. During the renovation in 1929 by the Stuttgart architect Werner Klatte , an extension to the west of the nave, the addition of a sacristy and the color glazing of the choir windows were implemented. Rudolf Yelin the Elder J. provided two tracery windows (the middle one was closed to accommodate the choir organ) with glass paintings of the four evangelists and their symbols .


The Gothic Michaelskirche Hochdorf stands out with its elegant octagonal spire on a square tower. Renovations are known from the years 1881, 1935, 1955 and around 2010, whereby in 1955 the gallery (with organ) that reached into the choir was removed and a new organ was initially installed in the choir, although it was removed during the most recent renovation and thorough modernization. The three colored windows in the 3/8 closed choir were created in 1935 by the Bietigheim artist Adolf Hess (1893–1953): Faith, love and hope ( 1 Cor 13:13  LUT ) are green in the color triad (hope: Sermon on the Mount and discipleship - left), Red (love: passion and resurrection - center) and blue (loyalty and faith: birth and baptism of Jesus - right). The earlier choir center window (Inviting Christ) and an ornament window are still preserved from around 1900.


The Jakobuskirche Iselshausen was built in 1757 instead of a previous church from 1395. It carries a high ridge turret for the bells in the west. The interior is decorated with paintings of the apostles from the period of construction on the gallery parapet.


The small church in Mindersbach was built in 1770 in a classical style with a western roof turret.


  • Remigius Church: It is the oldest of the Nagold churches and stands on a former Roman estate . A first Alemannic church building already existed here around 680. The present church was built in 773 and is Romanesque with Gothic changes and extensions (e.g. the extended choir and the baptistery). Roman columns that were used to build the church can still be seen in the choir arch. Significant frescoes from the years 1320–1325 with depictions of the life of Jesus have been preserved inside, including an unusual scene in which the caring mother Mary apparently accompanies her child Jesus, who is carrying a fibula, to the first day of school. At the beginning of the 16th century, further frescoes were added in the area of ​​the baptistery. They show the saints Apollonia , Margareta and Ursula . In 1555 Nagold and with it the Remigius Church became Protestant. A beguinage previously connected to the churchwas closed and the frescoes were painted over. They were only rediscovered in 1880 and uncovered in 1920. After extensive renovation work, the Remigius Church was used again as a parish church in 1965. All the windows were designed by the Fürstenberg glass artist Emil Kiess : the choir windows as a "happy call and appeal to the community", in the nave, little tinted glasses for more light, and in the baptistery, the waves of water and the Holy Spirit are colorful. Today a modern lighting system lets both the frescoes and the entire interior of the church appear in atmospheric light.
  • Johanneskirche - Stadtkirche : The first town church , built around 1360 as a chapel consecrated to the Virgin Mary within the city walls, expanded in 1401, provided with a tower and choir and probably soon afterwards elevated to parish church, had become too small and dilapidated in the 19th century. After the completion of the Johanneskirche, it was demolished in 1876/77, whereby the "old tower" on the corner of Marktstrasse and Turmstrasse was preserved and today serves as the landmark of the city of Nagold. The double lantern in his helmet is characteristic. The floor plan of the old church can be seen from the paving of the pedestrian area at the base of the tower. As a new Protestant church was the Stuttgart Planning Director Theodore of Landauer the Johannes church designed and built until 1874 at state expense 1870th Architecturally, it is considered to be the successor to the Johanneskirche in Stuttgart on Feuersee by senior building officer Christian Friedrich von Leins and, compared to other neo-Gothic churches, shows its own architectural features that convey a generous feeling of space inside. The interior renovation from 1968 to 1970 unfortunately removed most of the fine neo-Gothic elements, so that only the exterior corresponds to the original plan. Shortly after the Second World War, this already affected the color-glazed choir windows donated by King Karl of Württemberg in 1874. They were gradually replaced by more modern glass paintings by Adolf Valentin Saile : Faith, love and hope ( 1 Cor 13:13  LUT ) are designed as a triad of colors: 1952 choir window center (passion; red main tone = love of Christ until death), 1954 Choir window on the left (Christmas; blue = faithfulness to God and human belief) and in 1969 choir window on the right (resurrection, Pentecost; green = hope and discipleship). The tower of the three-aisled building is 60 meters high and towers monumentally into the sky, especially when viewed from below the entrance stairs. The architects Panzer & Oberdörfer from Tübingen took care of the interior renovation in 2006.


The Nikolauskirche Pfrondorf was built in 1728 from a pilgrimage chapel from 1445, which forms the choir of the current church, where the organ is set up a little higher. The nave is not axially symmetrical to the choir, as it was widened to the north and there was provided with a covered gallery on the outside.


The Nikolauskirche Schietingen was built in 1575 as a hall church with a west tower and a straight room closure in the east and rebuilt in 1782. The east window is lead-glazed in delicate tones and is non-representational.


  • In 2007, the Bonhoeffer Community Center in Vollmaringen became the focus and worship area of ​​the parish through the renovation of a grocery store.
  • The Londorfer Chapel in the Vollmaringen district is essentially Romanesque. It lies between the parishes of Iselshausen , Mötzingen and Vollmaringen in the open countryside and is surrounded by a cemetery that is used by the Vollmaringer parish and was formerly the church of the abandoned village of Londorf. In the western part of the church building remains of the Romanesque masonry have been preserved. In the 15th century the chapel was extended to the east and provided with a polygonal east end. In the chapel there is a late Gothic wood carving and a stone crucifix from 1589.

Catholic churches

Culture and sights

Half-timbered house in Nagold's Marktstrasse


There are theater performances and other events in Nagold partly in the town hall and especially in the KUBUS in the castle center, a medium-sized conference venue with a festival and theater hall. Furthermore, the old seminar gym offers rooms, especially for cabaret, cabaret and music events of all kinds.


The stone house at Badgasse 3 is probably the oldest house in Nagold. It has housed the town's local museum since 1989 . The history of Nagold and the region up to the present day is presented in constantly changing exhibitions on around 300 m². In addition to the city archive, there is also the city gallery with a focus on modern art .


The city of Nagold offers a rich offer for both listeners and musicians, which consists of contributions from the schools and the Nagold Music School, which was founded in 1974, as well as the offerings of the associations and the various church music groups.

The chamber orchestra of the city of Nagold, founded in 1992 by the music school director Florian Hummel , a cooperation between the Otto Hahn Gymnasium and the music school, is an integral part of the annual music calendar. Its repertoire covers styles from baroque music to music today.

In addition, with many music and choral societies (also in the suburbs) and the town band, there are various opportunities to become active yourself.

The offer is supplemented by church music. Led by the Protestant District Choir Council with the District Choirs KMD Eva-Magdalena Ammer and KMD Peter Ammer, who also direct the Evangelical Choir Nagold, church music with trombone choirs and vocal groups has a long tradition in Nagold.

Together, choirs, ensembles, etc. ensure that the city of Nagold has established itself with music as a cultural force with a full calendar of events.


Old tower of the former town church

The Hohennagold ruins are located high above Nagold on the Schlossberg . Other impressive buildings are the old tower, the city's landmark , and the Nagold Viaduct , a road overpass over the Waldach valley. From around the 5th century BC. There is a Celtic barrow in Krautbühl .

Other sights of the city are the Steinhaus (local history museum), the Urschelbrunnen, the former bath house, the old Oberamt building, the Ludwig-Hofacker-Haus and the lower Marktstrasse.

Leisure and sports facilities

In Nagold there is the Badepark, a large indoor and outdoor pool with a 5 m high slide, a swimmer's pool with a 5 m diving tower, an attraction pool, a children's pool and a warm outdoor pool.
Other leisure and sports facilities include the Reinhold Fleckenstein Stadium, several basketball hoops and a beach volleyball field. In addition, there is again a miniature golf course with 18 holes and an adventure playground in the city park of Kleb on the grounds of the 2012 State Garden Show . There is a large high ropes course on the iceberg and numerous cycling and hiking trails in the area.
The Krone Lichtspiele is a cinema with two halls.

Regular events

The regular events include the Christmas market, the Urschelherbst, the Celtic Festival and the annual New Year's Eve party on the suburb square.

State Horticultural Show Baden-Württemberg 2012

From April 27 to October 14, 2012, the 24th Baden-Württemberg State Horticultural Show took place on an area of ​​18 hectares at three locations in the city center under the motto "Green Urbanity" . The garden show grounds extended to the city park Kleb, the Krautbühlpark, a new promenade and the Riedbrunnenpark. The inner-city course of the rivers Nagold and Waldach was redesigned according to the award-winning plans of the landscape architect Stefan Fromm and into an urban axis that connects the newly designed and redesigned parks. The central theme during the implementation was twelve flower shows, changing every fortnight, in the disused Anker brewery. With over a million visitors, expectations were far exceeded. The state horticultural show was finally extended as a citizens' festival by one week until October 14th.


Honorary citizen

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

  • Johann Georg Freihofer, Dean
  • Johann Georg Dieterle, rector of the teachers' college
  • Hermann Maier, former mayor
  • Wilhelm Harr, manufacturer
  • Alfred Teufel (1894–1985), manufacturer
  • Erwin Hespeler, master painter
  • Eugen Breitling (1906–1980), former mayor
  • Jean-Paul Durieux, Mayor of the twin town of Longwy
  • Rainer Prewo (* 1945), Former Mayor

sons and daughters of the town


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  • The graduate. The Texer Book. Graduates from the training institute of the German textile retail trade in Nagold. percon-Verlag, Nagold, DNB 017603064 .
  • Erich Keyser (Ed.): Württembergisches Städtebuch. Volume IV Sub-Volume Baden-Württemberg Volume 2 from “German City Book. Handbook of urban history ”- On behalf of the working group of historical commissions and with the support of the German Association of Cities, the German Association of Cities and the German Association of Municipalities. Stuttgart 1961.

Web links

Commons : Nagold  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Nagold  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wikivoyage: Nagold  - Travel Guide

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