Pfrondorf (Tübingen)

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University city of Tübingen
Former municipal coat of arms of Pfrondorf
Coordinates: 48 ° 32 '52 "  N , 9 ° 6' 39"  E
Height : 434 m above sea level NN
Area : 9.85 km²
Residents : 3251  (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 330 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : July 1, 1971
Postal code : 72074
Area code : 07071
Location of Pfrondorf in Tübingen

Pfrondorf is a district of the university town of Tübingen . It is located northeast of the city ​​center .

View from Kusterdingen over the Neckar valley to Pfrondorf


The settlement history of the place goes back a long way: in addition to Germanic burial mounds, there were also clear traces of a former Roman estate and a stone image of the Roman god Mercury. In the forest oak ridge at Pfrondorf two kilns were from the Roman period found.

The place Pfrondorf was probably founded in the 7th century. It was first mentioned in a document in 1148. The lords of the community were the Count Palatine of Tübingen , who gave the place as a fief. Between 1293 and 1410, the nearby Bebenhausen monastery bought almost all of the property in the village and thus drew local authority to itself. After the dissolution of the monastery during the Reformation, the place was administered by the Wuerttemberg monastery office in Lustnau and in 1807 came to the Oberamt Tübingen . When the community was able to acquire the former monastery goods and buildings in 1821, they sold most of the buildings and fields to the citizens. The first community school and town hall (Kohlplattenweg 5) was occupied in 1801, in 1906 the new schoolhouse (Susserstr. 4), and in 1936 the shed school (Kohlplattenweg 16) was built. In 1962, the primary and secondary school was opened on the outskirts and has been operated as a primary school since 1968. In 1878 the forester's house on the Einsiedel was purchased, demolished stone by stone and rebuilt as the town hall in Pfrondorf. In 1911 Pfrondorf was connected to the power grid, and in 1936 the water pipeline was built. The late connection of the water pipes to the houses was due to the good supply from the wells. Initially, Pfrondorf drew groundwater from the Neckar valley, and from the 1960s on Lake Constance. The line from Lake Constance to Stuttgart leads over the western edge of the Pfrondorfer marking. On July 1, 1971, Pfrondorf was incorporated into Tübingen during the municipal reform.

This accelerated the structural change that had already been initiated. Numerous employees of the university and the clinic as well as employees of the large companies from Stuttgart and Böblingen with their families moved into the village, which is characterized by workers and part-time farmers. The settlement area of ​​Pfrondorf thus expanded considerably. The village has grown from around 1000 inhabitants in the prewar period to almost 3300 inhabitants today. The local infrastructure was expanded: the Schönbuchhalle, two new kindergartens, the Protestant parish hall, a swimming pool in the Kirnbach School, the new cemetery including the funeral hall, an industrial area and an additional sports field were created. There was also a small playing field as well as a basketball and beach volleyball field. After many years, the cooperatively run village shop has made it possible to buy local daily needs again. Numerous cultural and social initiatives expanded the traditional offers. Tempo 30 in town and a quarter-hourly bus connection to the city center complete the offer. In 2009 the elementary school was thermally renovated, the music association built a music center and in 2012 a residential complex for senior citizens with assisted living and a house community for those in need of care was built on the site of the old building yard and the shed school.

coat of arms

The blazon of the former municipal coat of arms reads: "In gold on a stunted red branch a sitting red squirrel holding a red pine cone in its front paws." When it was incorporated into Tübingen on July 1, 1971, it was no longer used as an official coat of arms.


In Pfrondorf there is a primary school, the Kirnbachschule special school and the Sophienpflege school for educational assistance, two kindergartens, the Schönbuchhalle, a sports field and the Protestant church. The local administrative office publishes the district's newsletter every week.


Sons and daughters of the place

Personalities who lived in Pfrondorf

  • Hermann Reuchlin (1810–1873), historian, was the first pastor in Pfrondorf from 1842 to 1857
  • Heinrich Buhr (1912–2001), pastor and theological author
  • Günter Dürig (1920–1996), leading constitutional law professor, lived in Pfrondorf from 1969 to 1996
  • Karl-August Schaal (1935–2017), businessman, lived in Pfrondorf after the war until his death
  • Helmut Digel (* 1944), sports official, lived in Pfrondorf from 1999 to 2007
  • Eberhard Gienger (* 1951), member of the Bundestag and gymnastics world champion, lived in Pfrondorf from 1981 to 2007
  • Hanns-Friedrich Kunz (* 1945), choirmaster, lived in Pfrondorf in his youth and since his retirement


  1. ^ Ulrich Brandl and Emmi Federhofer: Ton + Technik. Roman bricks. Theiss, Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-8062-2403-0 ( publications from the Limes Museum Aalen. No. 61)
  2. ^ 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 .
  3. ( Memento from June 25, 2004 in the Internet Archive )

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