Weissach in the valley

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Coat of arms of the community Weissach im Tal
Weissach in the valley
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Weissach highlighted in the valley

Coordinates: 48 ° 56 '  N , 9 ° 30'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Rems-Murr district
Height : 311 m above sea level NHN
Area : 14.13 km 2
Residents: 7354 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 520 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 71554
Area code : 07191
License plate : WN, BK
Community key : 08 1 19 083
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kirchberg 2–4
71554 Weissach im Tal
Website : www.weissach-im-tal.de
Mayor : Ian Schölzel
Location of the municipality Weissach in the valley in the Rems-Murr-Kreis
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Weissach im Tal is a municipality in the Rems-Murr district in Baden-Württemberg . It belongs to the Stuttgart region (until 1992 the Middle Neckar region ) and the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart . The seat of the municipal administration is Unterweissach.


Unterweissach from the air from the south, 1985

Geographical location

Weissach im Tal lies at an altitude of 255 to 460 meters on the edge of the Swabian Forest in the Backnanger Bay northeast of Stuttgart . The municipality through which the Weißach flows is part of the natural areas of the Swabian-Franconian Forest Mountains , Neckar Basin , Schurwald and Welzheimer Forest .

Community structure

The municipality of Weissach im Tal was created through the merger of the formerly independent municipalities of Bruch, Cottenweiler, Unterweissach and Oberweissach. There are eleven villages, hamlets, farms and houses in the municipality's territory. The village of Cottenweiler and the hamlet of Viehhaus belong to the former municipality of Cottenweiler. In addition to the village of the same name, the hamlets of Aichholzhof, Mitteldresselhof, Oberdresselhof and Unterdresselhof and the Seemühle residential area belong to the former community of Unterweissach. In addition to the village, the hamlets Kammerhof and Wattenweiler belong to the former municipality of Oberweissach. Viehhaus and Aichholzhof form a structural unit.

Division of space

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


The Weissacher Valley was probably settled in the 8th century. Weissach was first mentioned as Wizzaha in a deed of donation from 1027, with which Konrad II gave Wald um Murrhardt to the Würzburg bishop . Unterweissach and Oberweissach were first mentioned in 1245 on the occasion of a donation from Pope Innocent IV to Backnang Abbey.

The places in the area of ​​the municipality Weissach im Tal all came to the county or the Duchy of Württemberg at the latest towards the end of the Middle Ages . From 1806 to 1918 they were part of the Kingdom of Württemberg and, since 1918, of the free state of Württemberg . Administratively, the places were the chief official Backnang assumed that by the territorial reforms during the Nazi era in Württemberg Backnang in 1934 in county renamed in 1938 in the extended Backnang district opened. Since the places had become part of the American zone of occupation after the Second World War , they belonged to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Baden from 1945 to 1952 . In 1952 the predecessor communities of Weissach im Tal came to what is now the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The entire community of Weissach im Tal was created on July 1, 1971 as part of the community reform in Baden-Württemberg through the voluntary merger of the four previously independent communities of Bruch, Cottenweiler, Unterweissach and Oberweissach. In 1973, the new municipality went from the dissolved district of Backnang to the Rems-Murr district due to the district reform in Baden-Württemberg .

Coats of arms of the districts


Political events of nationwide importance

A fire broke out in a planned refugee accommodation on the night of 23/24 August 2015; the building was largely destroyed in the process. The police cannot rule out that it was an attack.

Municipal council

The council of Weissach im Tal has 18 members. It consists of the elected honorary councilors and the mayor as chairman, who is also entitled to vote. The last local election on May 26, 2019 led to the following result:

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-4.66  % p.p.
+ 3.63  % p.p.
+ 0.35  % p.p.
+0.68  % p.p.
CDU / FWV Christian Democratic Union of Germany / Free Electoral Association 33.22 6th 37.88 7th
UBL Independent citizen list Weissach im Tal 25.42 5 21.79 4th
LWF List of Weissach citizens 21.88 4th 21.53 4th
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 19.48 3 18.80 3
total 100.0 18th 100.0 18th
voter turnout 64.25% 52.6%


Weissach im Tal maintains partnership relationships with

Church buildings

A church in Unterweissach is first attested in 1468. Saint Agatha is named as the church patron in 1542. The church was the mother church for the entire area. The individual places were later separated step by step from Unterweissach and raised to separate parishes or parishes or affiliated to other parishes. The Protestant Church of St. Agatha in Unterweissach, a Gothic choir tower church, has a small cross-rib vaulted choir, in which, in addition to tombs, only the baptismal font and historical choir stalls stand. After 1500 and especially in 1721 the nave was enlarged to a transverse church , the benches and the three-sided gallery, offset laterally in relation to the tower choir, oriented towards the altar and pulpit. The altar cross dates from the 2nd half of the 17th century.

Educational institutions

The Weissacher Tal education center in the Cottenweiler district consists of a technical secondary school, a secondary school and a grammar school. There is a primary school each in the districts of Unterweissach and Oberweissach .


The SV Unterweissach soccer team rose to the regional league after the regional league championship in the 2008/2009 season. The class could not be held, however, it followed the immediate relegation to the district league. After relegation to the district league A in 2014, they became champions in the district league A2 in the 2014/15 season and rose again to the district league. SV Unterweissach plays its home games in the “Auf der Hart” stadium. The most famous former player of the club is Julian Schieber , who played here as a youth player. Other well-known former actors and members are Fabian Aupperle , Ralf Rangnick and Markus Sailer . The largest sports club in Weissach in terms of number of members is the Weissach im Tal sports association with the departments handball, shooting, dance, table tennis, gymnastics and volleyball.


Weissach im Tal was the winner of the nationwide competition "Sustainable Commune" in 2002 and 2004.

In April 2008, the community was awarded the "Democracy Rose" by the association " Mehr Demokratie " for its positive handling of petitions based on the conflict over the development of the so-called "Ochsen Area" in the center of Unterweissach.

"The Brucherei"

In the Bruch district, activities by Bruchern for Brucher have been taking place since 2012 under "Die Brucherei".

Sons and daughters of the church

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Natural areas of Baden-Württemberg . State Institute for the Environment, Measurements and Nature Conservation Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart 2009.
  3. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume III: Stuttgart District, Middle Neckar Regional Association. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2 , pp. 516-517.
  4. State Statistical Office, area since 1988 according to actual use for Weissach im Tal.
  5. Zürn 1980, pp. 342/343.
  6. ^ 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. 446 .
  7. Baden-Württemberg: Fire in planned asylum accommodation , Der Spiegel , August 24, 2015.
  8. The first democracy rose goes to Weissach im Tal in 2008 , accessed on January 26, 2014.


  • Max Zürn: Weissach im Tal - history and stories , Auenwald 1980

Web links

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