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Coordinates: 48 ° 50 '  N , 9 ° 19'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Rems-Murr district
Height : 230 m above sea level NHN
Area : 42.76 km 2
Residents: 55,449 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 1297 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 71332, 71334, 71336
Primaries : 07151, 07146Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : WN, BK
Community key : 08 1 19 079
City structure: Core city and 5 districts

City administration address :
Kurz Strasse 33
71332 Waiblingen
Website : www.waiblingen.de
Lord Mayor : Andreas Hesky ( Free Voters )
Location of the city of Waiblingen in the Rems-Murr district
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Waiblingen 1898

Waiblingen is a city in Baden-Württemberg in the Stuttgart region , which is about ten kilometers northeast of the state capital Stuttgart . It is the district town and largest town in the Rems-Murr district . It belongs to the Stuttgart region and the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart . Together with the neighboring town of Fellbach to the west , it forms a central center for the surrounding communities.

Waiblingen has been a major district town since February 1, 1962 .


Geographical location

Waiblingen lies on both sides of the Rems , which comes from Weinstadt in the southeast of the city near the Beinstein district and then flows through the core city . It then buried itself deep in the shell limestone and flows through the urban area between the districts of Hohenacker, Neustadt and Hegnach in several turns from southeast to northwest, only to leave it again shortly before its confluence in Remseck am Neckar .

Neighboring communities

The following cities and communities border the city of Waiblingen. They are called clockwise starting in the northeast:

Menschenbach , Schwaikheim , Korb , Weinstadt , Kernen im Remstal and Fellbach (all Rems-Murr-Kreis ) as well as Remseck am Neckar and an exclave belonging to Marbach am Neckar (both district Ludwigsburg ) . An uninhabited exclave of Waiblingen is the Hintere Stadtwald between Berglen and Remshalden in the Rems-Murr district .

City structure

View over the roofs of the old town

The urban area of ​​Waiblingen consists of the core town and the districts of Beinstein , Bittenfeld , Hegnach , Hohenacker and Neustadt , which were only incorporated as part of the community reform of the 1970s. These five districts each form a village with a local council in accordance with the Baden-Württemberg municipal code . The individual districts also include separately located residential areas with special names, such as Geheime Mühle in Beinstein, Böllenbodenhof in Bittenfeld, Fährmannshaus and Hegnacher Mühle in Hegnach, Remsmühle and Zillhardtshof in Hohenacker and Bad , Erbachhof , Hirschlauf , Kleinhegnach and Mühle in Neustadt. In the core city, a distinction is made between residential areas with their own names, the names of which have emerged in the course of history due to the development and which, however, are usually not exactly definable. These include, for example, the Rinnenäckersiedlung, the Galgenberg and the Korber Höhe.

Division of space

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

Spatial planning

Waiblingen, together with the neighboring town of Fellbach, forms a middle center within the Stuttgart region , the main center of which is the city of Stuttgart . The central area Waiblingen / Fellbach also includes the towns and municipalities in the southwest of the Rems-Murr district: Berglen , Kernen im Remstal , Korb , Leutenbach , Schwaikheim , Weinstadt and Winnenden .


View of Waiblingen in 1685, Kiesersche forest map
Medieval head of envy in Beinstein

Until the 18th century

Finds from the Old and Middle Stone Age are known in the region. In Waiblingen itself, settlement can be proven in various prehistoric epochs, beginning with the culture of linear ceramic tape (around 5000 BC). In Roman times there was a craftsmen's settlement near Beinstein , where high-quality tableware ( terra sigillata ) was also produced. In the district of Hegnach, evidence of another brick kiln was unearthed.

During the Alemannic period, the area around what is now Waiblingen's town center developed into a political, economic and ecclesiastical center. There are several Merovingian burial sites in the vicinity of the city. After the final incorporation of the previous Duchy of Alamannia by the Franks in the blood court of Cannstatt 746, Waiblingen became more and more a center of the Franconian imperial estate administration and came into the possession of the Carolingians. A royal palace was created in which on August 23, 885 Emperor Karl III. documented what is the first written mention of Waiblingen (with the spelling Uueibelingen ). In 887 a court day took place there. The Palatinate, which has not yet been proven archaeologically, is believed to be in the area of ​​the old town. Waiblingen remained under the subsequent ruling dynasties of the Ottonen , Salier and Staufer Königsgut until it came to Württemberg before 1253, probably around 1200 . The Staufer Friedrich I , better known as Friedrich Barbarossa, was possibly born in Waiblingen in 1122. In any case, the Hohenstaufen in Italy were called Ghibellines (Italian for Waiblinger) because their battle cry was "Waiblingen!". Around 1250 it was granted city rights .

Direct evidence of Waiblingen's medieval importance in Württemberg is provided by the counter-founding of what is now Neustadt an der Rems ("Nova Civitas") in 1287 , which Waiblingen was supposed to weaken. In the imperial war against Württemberg the city was destroyed for the first time in 1291/93, fell to the imperial city of Esslingen and did not return to Württemberg until 1315. Waiblingen became an official and court town and was at the latest since the 14th century the center of an office or district.

Until the end of the 14th century, the old town in Waiblingen continued to expand. The Michaelskirche outside the city wall and the outer city wall ring and thus also the Zwinger were created . In addition, the city gates were raised and equipped with coat of arms stones such as the coat of arms of Eberhard I (Württemberg, Duke) from 1491 on the Beinstein gate tower .

In the Thirty Years' War Waiblingen fell after the Battle of Nördlingen on 5/6. September 1634 fell victim to the imperial and Spanish troops invading Württemberg, which was no longer defended: On the night of September 18, 1634, the city was set on fire, stormed and sacked. When the fires went out after eight days, the city was destroyed to the ground and lay deserted for four years; reconstruction only began in 1638/40. Only a few houses outside the city wall had escaped destruction. Reconstruction was slow due to the severe loss of population that followed. The destruction of 1634 is still considered the greatest catastrophe in the history of the city. There were further fire disasters in 1771 and 1784.

19th and 20th centuries

When the Kingdom of Wuerttemberg was founded, the Oberamtsstadt Waiblingen was mainly characterized by the traditional agriculture that had been practiced for centuries. In addition, old trades such as tannery and logging played a role. The industrialization only began to be felt in the second half of the 19th century. At the beginning of this development, Waiblingen was connected to the Württemberg railway network in 1861 with the construction of the Remsbahn . The station Waiblingen was due to the topographical conditions and the large clay deposits around two kilometers from the narrow city center. On the one hand, the traditional brickworks Hess built a new large factory directly at the train station in 1877 and, according to the trade directory of 1910, employed 431 people. Second, on the advice of the royal Ministry of the Interior of Württemberg, a silk industry settled in Waiblingen. This silk weaving mill grew so rapidly that in 1910 it provided work for 1,133 people, with a population of just 7,000. Other important employers were the Roller machine tool factory with 246 jobs, the Auwärter and Bubeck leather goods and suitcase factory with 100 and the Kaiser caramel factory with 100 jobs.

In the course of this development, the core city grew rapidly towards the train station. From the narrow and built-up old town, the almost two kilometer long Bahnhofstrasse emerged, an important avenue with magnificent buildings and front gardens for the upper class with a wide variety of architectural styles from the early days.

Ancient Oberamt Waiblingen , which had been renamed "District Waiblingen" in 1934, was in the course of administrative reform during the Nazi era in Wuerttemberg 1938, the district Waiblingen forth.

After the Second World War, Waiblingen became part of the American zone of occupation and thus belonged to the newly established state of Württemberg-Baden , which was incorporated into the current state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.

The population of the city of Waiblingen exceeded the limit of 20,000 around 1960. Therefore, the city administration applied for a major district town , which the state government of Baden-Württemberg then decided with effect from February 1, 1962. During the community reform , some neighboring communities were incorporated, which gave the urban area its current size.

After the district reform implemented in Baden-Württemberg on January 1, 1973 , Waiblingen became the seat of the newly formed Rems-Murr district, which included the previous district of Waiblingen.

21st century

Sculpture "White House" on the large island of Rems

In 2019 Waiblingen was one of the 16 cities and communities in the Remstal that organized the " Remstal Green Project ". Waiblingen's main contribution to the “Small State Garden Show” (which takes place in Baden-Württemberg in the “odd” years) is the “White House” sculpture at the southern end of the large Remsinsel.


The following communities were incorporated into the city of Waiblingen:

Population development

Population development of Waiblingen.svgPopulation development in Waiblingen - from 1871 onwards
Population development in Waiblingen according to the table below. Above from 1622 to 2018. Below an excerpt from 1871

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

year Residents
1622 2,160
1654 579
1702 1,113
1803 2,250
1849 3,312
December 1, 1871 3,530
December 1, 1880¹ 4.118
December 1, 1890¹ 4,786
December 1, 1900¹ 5.141
December 1, 1910¹ 6,977
June 16, 1925¹ 7,806
June 16, 1933¹ 8,834
May 17, 1939¹ 10,829
1946 14,064
September 13, 1950¹ 16,000
year Residents
June 6, 1961¹ 22,631
May 27, 1970¹ 24,622
December 31, 1975 44,571
December 31, 1980 45.114
May 25, 1987¹ 45.603
December 31, 1990 48,387
December 31, 1995 50,333
December 31, 2000 51,666
December 31, 2005 52,856
December 31, 2010 52,900
December 31, 2015 54.263
December 31, 2016 54,824
December 31, 2017 55123
December 31, 2018 55449

¹ census result


The population of Waiblingen originally belonged to the diocese of Constance . Since the city belonged to Württemberg early on , the Reformation was introduced here in 1535 . In 1547 the city became the seat of a deanery (see Waiblingen church district ), which has belonged to different prelatures throughout history . It has been part of the Heilbronn Prelature since 1913. The Michael church was the mother church of a large parish to Waiblingen. It is located outside the old town in a former cemetery. The originally sole parish of Michaelskirche was divided into several parishes due to the increase in the number of parishioners after the Second World War . Thus in 1977 the Evangelical Church Community of Korber Höhe was founded , which in 1988 built the Johanneskirche together with the Catholic Marienkirche as the “Ecumenical House of the Encounter between Mary and John under the Cross”. In 1978, the Dietrich Bonhoeffer congregation was established for parishioners from the Wasserstubensiedlung and the so-called Fuggerei in the city center and celebrated its services in the Dietrich Bonhoeffer House, which was rebuilt and expanded in 1991. There is also the Martin Luther Church for parishioners south of the Remsbahn . All of the parishes mentioned together form the Evangelical General Parish of Waiblingen. At the end of March 2013, it was announced that the Protestant parishes in the city center will join forces on December 1, 2013 to form one parish.

The Reformation was also introduced in the five Waiblingen districts as a result of their early affiliation to Württemberg. In all parts of the city there is an evangelical parish with an old parish church. The parishes all belong to the Waiblingen deanery.

Catholics have only been around in Waiblingen since the 19th century. A Catholic oratory was built for them in 1897 and expanded in 1907. A vicarage office was established as early as 1899 and there has been a separate parish in Waiblingen since 1917. The first own church , dedicated to St. Anthony , was built in 1953. A second Church of the Holy Spirit was built in 1971 in the Rinnenäckersiedlung . On the Korber Höhe , together with the Protestant St. John's Church, the Catholic St. Mary's Church was built in 1988 as the “Ecumenical House of the Encounter between Mary and John under the Cross”. All three Catholic churches belong to the parish of Waiblingen, which also looks after the Catholics in Beinstein (own parish hall) and Hegnach (own Holy Spirit Church). A separate parish was established in the Neustadt district in 1969. The Church of St. Maria was built there as early as 1963. The community also looks after the Catholics from Hohenacker. The two parishes, Waiblingen and Neustadt, together with the parish in Korb, form the Waiblingen pastoral care unit within the Rems-Murr deanery of the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese . The Catholics in Bittenfeld are represented by 4 people in the general parish council Schwaikheim / Bittenfeld, have their own church caretaker and are a branch church of the neighboring parish Schwaikheim (in the pastoral care district of Winnenden). Since 1964 there has been its own Catholic Church of St. Martin, the 50-year patronage in 2014 was a big ceremony, which is known with a high official Eucharist.

In addition to the two large Christian churches, there are also some free churches in Waiblingen , including the United Methodist Church with communities in Waiblingen and Hegnach and the Evangelical Free Church Community ( Baptists ). The New Apostolic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are also represented in Waiblingen.

The Greek Orthodox community in Waiblingen, founded in 1960, has been based in the historic Nikolauskirche since the 1970s , which has been consecrated to St. Konstantinos and Eleni since then .

A number of Islamic communities have emerged in Waiblingen, primarily through migration . In addition to providing pastoral care, they often see themselves as representatives of their members in the country. The services take place in rededicated, profane rooms. An actual mosque has not yet been found in Waiblingen, but is in planning in a central and dominant location with a dome and minaret (2014).


new townhall

Municipal council

The municipal council consists of the 32 elected voluntary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following final result:

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-6.55  % p
-4.76  % p.p.
-2.37  % p.p.
-0.67  % p
+ 2.38  % p.p.
+ 4.20  % p
+ 6.93  % p
-1.15  % p
+ 2.00  % p
CDU / FW Christian Democratic Union of Germany / Free Voters 22.78 8th 29.33 9
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 17.27 6th 22.03 7th
FW-DFB Free Voters - Democratic Free Citizens 16.45 5 18.82 6th
ALi Alternative list Waiblingen 13.61 4th 14.28 5
FDP Free Democratic Party 10.57 3 8.19 3
GREEN Greens, nature and animal lovers Waiblingen 7.30 2 3.10 1
AfD Alternative for Germany 6.93 2 - -
BüBi Citizen list Bittenfeld 3.10 1 4.25 1
Animal welfare party Human Environment Animal Welfare Party 2.00 1 - -
total 100 32 100 32
voter turnout 45.77% 42.92%


At the head of the city of Waiblingen stood a mayor , which can be traced back to 1265 for the first time. There was a civil parish since 1273. The supervision of the administration was incumbent on the Vogt . In 1740 three mayors, nine judges and five councilors are named. Since 1819 the mayor has been called "Stadtschultheiß", since 1930 mayor, and when it was elevated to a major district town on February 1, 1962, the official title was mayor . This is elected directly by the electorate for eight years. He is chairman of the municipal council. A new Lord Mayor was elected on February 5, 2006.

His general deputy is the 1st alderman with the official title "First Mayor". There is also a "technical assistant", also with the official title of mayor.

City leaders since 1819:

  • 1819–1835: Weysser, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1835–1867: Friedrich Viktor Steinbuch, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1867–1892: Wilhelm Friedrich Etzel, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1892–1918: Martin Röcker, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1919–1928: Ernst Vogel, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1929–1933: Hugo Wendel, Stadtschultheiß
  • 1933–1945: Alfred Diebold, Mayor
  • 1945–1946: Friedrich Späth , Mayor
  • 1946–1954: Adolf Bauer, mayor
  • 1954–1962: Alfred Diebold , Mayor
  • 1962–1963: Helmut Weber ( FDP / DVP ), Lord Mayor
  • 1963–1970: Kurt Gebhardt (FDP / DVP), Lord Mayor
  • 1970–1994: Ulrich Gauß (FDP / DVP), Lord Mayor
  • 1994–2006: Werner Schmidt-Hieber (FDP / DVP), Lord Mayor
  • since 2006: Andreas Hesky ( Free Voters ), Lord Mayor

coat of arms

Coat of arms Waiblingen.svg

Description: The coat of arms of the city of Waiblingen shows three black stag poles lying on top of each other under a black shield head in silver . The city ​​flag is black and white.

Town twinning

Installation of the twin cities at the high watchtower

Waiblingen maintains a city ​​partnership with the following cities :

With its Neustadt district incorporated in 1975 , Waiblingen is a member of the largest international Neustadt working group in Europe , in which 36 towns and municipalities (as of September 2008) named Neustadt from Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia have come together.

Culture and sights

Civic Center

The historic old town, the geographical center of the large district town, is located in downtown Waiblingen. It is also the political, economic and cultural center. Important institutions and facilities such as the town hall, the district office or the community center can be found in the city center. The heart of the old town is the market square, where the weekly market takes place twice a week and which is used for many other events such as the old town festival , the small market music or the French days. The gallery square is the center of the newly created cultural bank on the Rems.

Several tourist routes lead through the urban area of ​​Waiblingen, namely the 511 km long Württemberger Wine Road , the Remstal Route of the Tourist Association with cycling and hiking trails as well as gastronomic and cultural offers, the 90 km long “Remstal Cycle Path” and the German half-timbered road .


The community center was built from 1982 to 1985 and serves as a venue for various cultural events. In March 2017, the community center was badly damaged by arson, so that no events could take place until the end of 2017.


One of the most striking buildings in the city: The market triangle from 1975

The historic old town with numerous half-timbered houses , including the old town hall with open arcades on the market square, is worth seeing in the city center . The high watchtower at the Zwinger is the city's landmark . It stands on the highest point of the old town and is one of the few buildings in Waiblingen that have survived from the Middle Ages. Furthermore, the medieval, publicly accessible parapet walk of the roofed city fortifications and the Beinstein gate tower from the 13th century with sgraffito on the Rems are still preserved. The Protestant Michaelskirche is the main church in the city. It was built between 1470 and 1480 as a three-aisled relay hall. The choir was created as early as 1440/50. The nuns church at Michaelskirche was built in 1496 by Hans Ulmer. It is a two-storey ossuary chapel. The Nikolauskirche was first mentioned in 1269 and was rebuilt in the Gothic style in 1488. Also worth seeing is the Waiblinger Apothekergarten, located at the Nikolauskirche and laid out according to a medieval monastery garden model. Twelve beds between geometrically laid out paths contain plants that are arranged according to healing effects on individual organs.

There are notable old Protestant churches in the districts. A church in Beinstein was mentioned for the first time in 1366, but a church must have existed as early as 1225, because it is documented that the Schmiden regional chapter met in Beinstein that year, and such meetings only took place in places that had a church. The current church (1454) is a late Gothic building with frescoes from the time it was built. The parish church in Bittenfeld is an early Gothic choir tower. The tower from 1300 has been modified several times. The furnishings are from the late 18th century. In Hegnach the local church was built in 1487/88 and renovated in 1895. The church in Hohenacker was renewed and enlarged in 1489, but it is probably older. The Neustadt church was elevated to the parish church of St. Maria in 1481 . The choir tower church is from the 14th century and has rare, particularly well-preserved wall paintings from 1368.

Waiblingen took part in the “16 stations”, the architectural project of the Remstal Garden Show 2019 , with the “White House”, an accessible sculpture on the northern tip of the Swan Island. World icon

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

The old town hall with its open arcades, the ground floor arbor from the Renaissance period and the half-timbered structure, stands on the market square and was built in 1597. In 1634 it was destroyed by a city fire and existed as a ruin until 1725, before it was rebuilt until 1730. Until 1875 it was the city hall. Between 1876 and 1975 it served first as a boys' elementary school, trade school and later as a community college. Renovation work began in 1976 and a restaurant was opened in 1978. It was planned to demolish the building around 1870, but later abandoned the idea again. In the 1920s, the old town hall was the first building in Waiblingen in which the half-timbered structure was exposed. In 1978 the building was honored by the Waiblingen local history association as an example of an exemplary restoration.

High watchtower

High watchtower

The high watchtower , also known as the Zinkenistent Tower, is older than the city wall, which was not added to the tower until later in the 13th century. The base of the square base of the tower (7 × 7 m) could already be in the early Staufer period, or in the 11th / 12th. Century, but no later than the 13th century. The higher brickwork dates from around 1500. In the period after that, many renovations and installations were made. In 1863, after a fire, the gable roof was changed and the half-timbered floor was rebuilt in its current form, as well as a stone balustrade. Today's wooden staircase, which also includes older constructions, dates from the middle of the 20th century. In 2003 the interior of the tower was examined for historical plaster layers. There were many blue paintings from the 19th century.

The height of the spire is 45 m, the height of the gallery 21 m.

Beinstein gate tower

Beinstein gate tower

The Beinsteiner Gate Tower (also Säuturm) was built in the 13th century. In 1491 the tower was raised to 22.3 meters and supplemented by the Eberhard coat of arms (Count or Duke Eberhard in the beard of Württemberg). In 1938 a sgraffito was attached to the history of the town of Waiblingen. The motif is the glorification of a fight from 1519. In 1979 and 2013, the tower was honored by the Waiblingen Local History Association as an example of an exemplary restoration. In 1864 the tower narrowly escaped demolition.

City fortifications

Walkable battlement

The construction of the city wall began around 1250 and lasted about 30 years. Significant remains of the city wall have survived in the area of ​​the high watchtower and the Weingärtner suburb. The longest section is between the Beinsteiner Tor and the Apothekergarten, designed as a walk-in and often covered battlement.


The House of City History is located in the former tanners' suburb and is the oldest preserved secular building in Waiblingen. It was built between 1549 and 1553 as a tanners' house - presumably jointly operated. The half-timbering shows the typical mixed style of an older and a newer construction. The house is a historic building and was awarded a merit diploma from " Europa Nostra " in 1992 for its renovation. The museum reports on the history of Waiblingen in its permanent exhibition and in changing special exhibitions.

The Stihl Waiblingen gallery was opened on May 30, 2008 on the Remsufer . The establishment goes back to a donation from the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation to the city of Waiblingen. The city of Waiblingen is the sponsor of the gallery. Exhibitions on the subject of works on paper are shown, each dedicated to a common theme.

In the high watchtower is the Achim von Arnim-Stube , a small literature museum, inaugurated on July 22, 2006 , which reminds of Arnim's historical novel Die Kronenwächter (1817) set in Waiblingen . The origin of the Waiblingen Staufer myth is traced in showcases, with display boards, manuscripts and facsimiles and exposed as a literary construct of Romanticism. A portrait of Achim von Arnim completes the exhibition. Before in its lower part still on the Stauferzeit declining high watchtower is one since 2007 Staufer Tele .

Regular events

"Waiblingen shines" on the market square
  • Old town festival: every year on the last weekend in June (or on the first weekend in July [2000, 2011, 2017]) the old town festival and at the same time the medieval market "Staufer Spectacle" take place. Many clubs and local groups provide for a sociable celebration this weekend with stands, stages and performances.
  • The Latin American city festival Fiesta Latina takes place every second year .
  • Every year in May there is the Waiblinger Buchmarktplatz , a large book flea market of second-hand bookshops that takes up the entire old town.
  • The Waiblingen Church Music Days are held in late summer and autumn each year. Organ concerts are usually held in the Michaelskirche under the direction of District Cantor Immanuel Rößler .
  • For vintage car fans, the Remstal-Klassik offers old automobiles in the historic old town on a Sunday in September.
  • In autumn, on the first Friday in October, the old town is staged with light under the title “Waiblingen shines”.
  • During the Advent season, the historic Christmas market enlivens the Waiblingen market square with its booth town and the “Living Advent Calendar” for three weeks.
  • Since 2008 the Heimatverein Waiblingen and the band The Rock! Waiblinger Christmas skirt.

Economy and Infrastructure


The federal highway 14 ( Stuttgart - Nuremberg ) runs through the urban area of ​​Waiblingen and the federal highway 29 (Waiblingen - Aalen ) begins as a junction of the B 14 on the outskirts .

Waiblingen is also at the junction of the Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt-Aalen railway (served by the RB 13 and IRE 1 from GoAhead ) and the Waiblingen – Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental railway (served by the RE 19 and RB 19 from DB Regio and the RE 90 from GoAhead ). Both routes separate from Stuttgart in Waiblingen. In the station Waiblingen also Broad lines S2 hold ( Schorndorf -Stuttgart- Airport / Messe - Filderstadt ) and S3 ( Backnang -Stuttgart Airport / Messe Stuttgart) the S-Bahn Stuttgart . Another stop in Waiblingen's urban area is Neustadt-Hohenacker (the Stetten-Beinstein stop is on the Weinstädter district). There are also numerous bus routes operated by the transport companies Fischle & Schlienz , Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff (OVR), Dannenmann and LVL Jäger . All lines operate at uniform prices within the Stuttgart Transport and Tariff Association (VVS).

Established businesses

The international manufacturer of chainsaws and small power tools , Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG , has its headquarters in Waiblingen-Neustadt.

The Robert Bosch GmbH has two plants in Waiblingen: one for connection technology and one for packaging technology. Waiblingen is also the headquarters of the Winwin Office Network .

Deutsche Post AG's mail center 70/71 (Stuttgart area) has been located not far from Waiblingen train station since May 1997 . When it opened, it was the largest of its kind in Europe.


The daily newspaper in Waiblingen is the Waiblinger Kreiszeitung of the newspaper publisher Waiblingen .

In the 1980s, the episode His last will from the crime series Tatort with Horst Michael Neutze in the role of the investigating commissioner was filmed in Waiblingen . Although the city is not mentioned by name (Waiblingen is called Führstadt in the crime thriller ), Waiblingen can be clearly recognized by those familiar with the area. In the opening credits, the unmistakable silhouette of Waiblingen's old town can be seen from the Rems; During the film, some landmarks are briefly in the picture, such as the Beinsteiner Tor, the old town hall and parts of Bahnhofstrasse.

Authorities, courts and institutions

Waiblingen is the seat of the administration of the Rems-Murr-Kreis. There is also an employment agency , a tax office and a district court that belongs to the regional and higher regional court district of Stuttgart .

The city is the seat of the Waiblingen church district of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg .


Waiblingen has two general high schools (Salier- and Staufer-Gymnasium), two Realschulen (Salier- and Staufer-Realschule), a primary, secondary and secondary school (Friedensschule Neustadt), a special school (Comeniusschule), three primary and secondary schools in the core city (Salierschule, Stauferschule and Wolfgang-Zacher-Schule) as well as a primary and secondary school in the districts of Bittenfeld (Schillerschule) and Hohenacker (Lindenschule), with a class exchange between the two districts in the secondary school area. About half of the classes are taught in Hohenacker and the other half in Bittenfeld. There are also other independent primary schools, namely in the core city (Rinnenäckerschule) and in the districts of Hegnach (Burgschule) and Beinstein.

The Rems-Murr-Kreis is responsible for the three vocational schools (vocational school, including a technical high school, a commercial school, including a business high school and Maria Merian school - home economics and agricultural school, including a nutritional high school) in Steinbeisstraße , as well as the Christian Morgenstern School for the speech impaired, the Froebel School for the mentally and physically handicapped, each with a school kindergarten and the school for the sick in long hospital treatment.

The private schools of Diakonie Stetten e. V. (Johannes Landenberger School at the Waiblingen Vocational Training Center and Ludwig Schlaich School - Protestant Technical School for Curative Education) and the Waiblingen Vocational School of the International Federation e. V. as well as the private commercial school Donner & Kern GGmbH , which offers the vocational college I and II with and without a practice company , round off the school offerings in Waiblingen.

The family education center in Waiblingen offers a wide range of courses in the areas of education, child support, nutrition and health promotion. She is the sponsor of the emerging multi-generation house in Waiblingen.

The Unteres Remstal art school has had its headquarters in the Weingärtner Vorstadt in Waiblingen since June 1st, 2008. It is sponsored by the city of Waiblingen. A contractually regulated cooperation with the surrounding municipalities of Weinstadt, Kernen im Remstal and Korb also ensures the supply of the local population. Lessons for adults, children and adolescents are located in all partner communities, in addition to the headquarters of the art school. In addition to specialist classes, courses and workshops, the art school also provides art education for gallery visitors of all ages.

The music school Unteres Remstal e. V. has its offices in Waiblingen in the rooms of the Comenius School in addition to various teaching locations.

The Volkshochschule Unteres Remstal e. V. has the office in Waiblingen.


In Waiblingen there are five scout tribes and five pack of wolves of the Christian Scouting Society in Germany with more than 300 active members.

The largest music-making association is the Waiblingen Municipal Orchestra with around 700 members. It is divided into the symphonic wind orchestra, a string orchestra, a big band and a youth area with around 150 students.

The largest resident sports club is VfL Waiblingen with around 3550 members. The multi-discipline sports club offers popular, health and competitive sports in a total of 16 departments (sports), a health course program and a children's sports school . The women's handball team at VfL Waiblingen played in the 2nd Bundesliga in the 2006/07 season. Top athletes emerged from other departments, who later mostly started for other clubs.

A detailed list of all clubs in Waiblingen can be found in the club database of the city of Waiblingen on its website.


Honorary citizen

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

  • 1883: Gustav Pfeilsticker, senior medical officer
  • 1907: Ferdinand Küderli, co-founder of mechanical silk weaving
  • 1920: Albert Roller, manufacturer
  • 1930: Theodor Kaiser, factory owner
  • 1932: Friedrich Schofer, manufacturer
  • 1953: Emil Münz, gardener
  • 1967: Alfred Diebold, Lord Mayor
  • 1968: Adolf Bauer, mayor
  • 1997: Ulrich Gauß , Lord Mayor
  • 1997: Hans Peter Stihl , entrepreneur
  • 1997: Albrecht Villinger, businessman
  • 2012: Eva Mayr-Stihl , entrepreneur and chairwoman of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation

sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities

People who live or have lived in Waiblingen and who achieved significant things on site or from this place without being born here.

  • Jakob Frischlin (1557–1621), schoolmaster and poet, 1578 and 1581–1594 teacher at the Waiblingen Latin School.
  • Karl Mayer (1786–1870), lawyer and poet, from 1842 chief magistrate in Waiblingen.
  • Otto Heuschele (1900–1996) writer
  • Alfred Leikam (1915–1992), politician and Righteous Among the Nations
  • Nelly Däs (* 1930), Russian-German writer, lives in Waiblingen
  • Alfred Biolek (* 1934) spent his youth in Waiblingen.
  • Wieland Backes (* 1946) also grew up in Waiblingen.
  • Martin Kolbe (* 1957) and Ralf Illenberger (* 1956), who formed a well-known guitar duo in the 1980s, lived in Waiblingen for 10 years.
  • Ioannis Topalidis (* 1962), assistant coach of the Greek European football team in 2004, grew up in Waiblingen.
  • Simon Mora (* 1977), actor, lived in Waiblingen for many years.
  • Philipp Sonntag († 2001), music director of the Waiblinger Stadtorchester 1968–1978.
  • Christian Lange (* 1964), politician, member of the German Bundestag and parliamentary manager of the SPD parliamentary group, grew up in Waiblingen.


  • Württemberg city book ; Volume IV Sub-Volume Baden-Württemberg Volume 2 from "German City Book. Handbook of Urban History - On behalf of the Working Group of the Historical Commissions and with the support of the German Association of Cities, the German Association of Cities and the German Association of Municipalities", ed. by Erich Keyser, Stuttgart, 1961
  • Sönke Lorenz (Ed.): Waiblingen: a city history , Markstein-Verlag, Filderstadt 2003, ISBN 3-935129-13-0
  • Ellen Widder: Waiblingen: A city in the late Middle Ages , ed. from Heimatverein Waiblingen, Waiblingen 2005, ISBN 3-927981-14-1

Web links

Commons : Waiblingen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Waiblingen  - 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. Main statute of the city of Waiblingen in January 25, 2007, last amended on March 13, 2016
  3. State Statistical Office, area since 1988 according to actual use for Waiblingen.
  4. City history. City of Waiblingen, accessed on March 9, 2017 .
  5. history of pottery u. Falzziegelfabrik Waiblingen (accessed October 25, 2014)
  6. ^ Andreas Kölbl: City history series: Rise to the industrial city. Waiblinger Kreiszeitung, October 25, 2014, accessed on October 25, 2014 .
  7. ^ 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. 458 .
  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. 464 .
  9. ITEOS electoral information
  10. ↑ Major fire in the community center , Waiblinger Kreiszeitung online, March 28, 2017
  11. Architecture with 16 stations on remstal.de. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  12. Waiblingen 2007 on stauferstelen.net. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  13. ^ Friedrich Wahl in the Stadtwiki Karlsruhe