Wendlingen am Neckar

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Wendlingen am Neckar
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Coordinates: 48 ° 40 '  N , 9 ° 23'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Esslingen
Height : 280 m above sea level NHN
Area : 12.15 km 2
Residents: 16,268 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 1339 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 73240
Area code : 07024
License plate : ES, NT
Community key : 08 1 16 071
City structure: 3 districts

City administration address :
Am Marktplatz 2
73240 Wendlingen am Neckar
Website : www.wendlingen.de
Mayor : Steffen Weigel ( SPD )
Location of the city of Wendlingen am Neckar in the Esslingen district
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Köngen (below) and Wendlingen am Neckar (above)

The city of Wendlingen am Neckar is centrally located in the Esslingen district in Baden-Württemberg . It belongs to the Stuttgart region (until 1992 the Middle Neckar region ) and the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart .


Geographical location

Wendlingen am Neckar is located about 20 kilometers southeast of Stuttgart at the mouth of the Lauter into the Neckar . Esslingen (9 km as the crow flies), Kirchheim (6 km) and Nürtingen (7 km) are in the immediate vicinity. The lowest point is at 255  m above sea level. NHN in the Neckar Valley on the northern boundary of the district, the highest point is 345  m above sea level. NHN in the Wendlinger Wald (the small exclave in the extreme south in the Rübholz forest is around 360 m above sea level). On the north-eastern side of the Lautertal valley, the area extends almost to the summit of the Schulerberg (337 m above sea level). The urban area has a north-south extension of 5.2 kilometers, in the east-west direction of 4.9 kilometers.

City structure

Wendlingen am Neckar includes the districts of Wendlingen, Unterboihingen and Bodelshofen , which were formerly three independent places.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Köngen in the north-west, Wernau in the north-east, Kirchheim unter Teck in the south-east, Oberboihingen in the south and Unterensingen in the west (all Esslingen district).

Division of space

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


City development through the merger of two municipalities in 1940

Today's town of Wendlingen am Neckar was created by a decree of June 6, 1939 by the Württemberg governor Wilhelm Murr on April 1, 1940 from the formerly independent communities of Wendlingen with Bodelshofen and Unterboihingen. Wendlingen am Neckar was chosen as the name .

town hall

After the Second World War, the settlement of expellees , especially from the Egerland , resulted in a significant increase in population. On August 27, 1966, the city of Wendlingen am Neckar took over the sponsorship of the Egerland in Baden-Württemberg. They also brought the tradition of the Vinzenzifest from the Staufer town of Eger to their new home. Since 1952, the Vinzenzifest has been celebrated continuously with the Egerländer Gmoi and the local and traditional costume associations as one of the largest traditional festivals in Baden-Württemberg.

Meeting point in the city center with the celebration garden

On December 15, 1964, the state government of Baden-Württemberg gave the municipality of Wendlingen am Neckar in the former district of Nürtingen the designation "city". Wendlingen once had city rights from 1230 to 1805. Wendlingen received this from the noble family of the Counts of Aichelberg. Due to the abolition of the estates in 1805, Wendlingen lost its town charter.

City expansion with municipal facilities from 1989

Sports hall in the bacon

The structural development of the New Town Center , which was inaugurated in 1989, began in 1957 with the construction of a town hall, which was completed in 1959. The new city library has been in the city center since December 1987. The nave and the tower house were completed in 1988, as was the Saint-Leu-la-Forêt-Platz, which is planted with plane trees.

The new city center was finally completed with the opening of the city and culture center Treffpunkt Stadtmitte in 2009. This town house on the market square offers space for the music school, the adult education center, for clubs and the meeting place "MiT" (people in the meeting point). There are party rooms available for various occasions. The small hall can be opened for events on a glass front facing the market square and offers space for approx. 150 people. The large hall enables direct access to the outside with an attractive outdoor area and offers space for approx. 350 people. It is possible to connect the large and the small hall.

Schäferhauser See

In addition, the construction of new sports facilities in the Gewann Im Speck was completed in 2009 . The sports park and the new two-part sports hall Im Speck are available to those interested in sports for training and playing in football, athletics and many other sports. In 2010 the sports park was completed by a tennis facility and later by a skate park with a street ball field.

Wendlingen am Neckar has been a school town with a fully developed school system since the 1990s. In addition to primary schools, a secondary school and a grammar school, the Wendlinger education system includes a special school, a primary school special class and a community school.

In the first years of the 21st century, Wendlingen am Neckar developed more and more into a bicycle-friendly city by expanding the inner-city cycle path network and installing charging stations for e-bikes at the central bus station. Bicycle boxes and a significantly larger bicycle parking space for commuters have also been created here.

In 2015 the city of Wendlingen am Neckar celebrated the 75th anniversary of the merger of Wendlingen with Bodelshofen and Unterboihingen.


The Reformation was introduced in Wendlingen in 1539 and in Bodelshofen in 1616. Alongside Pfarrhausen and Steinbach (today's Wernau) and Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Unterboihingen was one of the few Catholic villages in the near and far for centuries.

The Eusebiuskiche and the Johanneskirche in Wendlingen as well as the Jakobuskirche in Bodelshofen are Protestant. The St. Columban Church and the chapel in the end grain are Catholic. There is also a New Apostolic Church and institutions of other faiths.

History of the districts


Bodelshofen 1683, forest inventory book by Andreas Kieser

The Bodelshofen manor was first mentioned in a document in 1268. At that time it was subordinate to the Dukes of Teck and came to the Lords of Wernau around 1400 . In 1740 Franz Gottlieb von Palm bought the hamlet from the lords of Mentzingen, who had owned the hamlet since 1680. The estate there is still owned by descendants of the Barons von Palm, the Barons von Massenbach .

In 1829 the hamlet of Bodelshofen was merged with the Wendlingen community. Nevertheless, Bodelshofen retained a certain degree of independence. As before, Bodelshof had its own civil rights. In 1934 Bodelshofen lost its independence and was incorporated into Wendlingen.

Bodelshofen is characterized in particular by the Hofgut and the Jakobus Church on the Way of St. James.


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The first mentions of Boihingen can be found around 1100 and 1130 in the donation books of the Hirsau monastery. However, it is not clear whether unterboihingen or Oberboihingen is meant. A precise distinction between the two places goes back to a document dated June 5, 1336.

At that time, Unterboihingen was owned by the Counts of Hohenberg. Unterboihingen also belonged to the ancestral property of the Counts of Aichelberg and later the Lords of Wernau. In 1684 the tribe of the Lords of Wernau on the Lower Neckar went out with the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, Konrad Wilhelm von Wernau, who came from Unterboihingen. Decades of inheritance disputes followed. For a short time, from 1730 to 1736, the mistress of Duke Eberhard Ludwig, Wilhelmine von Grävenitz alias Countess von Würben, was able to bring Unterboihingen into her possession. In 1739, Baron Wilhelm Ludwig Thumb von Neuburg acquired Unterboihingen, mainly through an exchange for half of the Lordship of Köngen.

The noble family Thumb von Neuburg is still the owner of the castle in Unterboihingen.

In 1805 Unterboihingen came to Württemberg and was assigned to the Oberamt Nürtingen .

The industrial age began with the Unterboihingen station of the Württemberg State Railways on the newly built line from Plochingen to Reutlingen in 1859.

Already in Roman times there was a Roman estate on the Unterboihinger district, a Villa Rustica with an associated Roman bathing facility, which was discovered in 1961. Although this is one of the most beautiful and largest bathing facilities in Baden-Württemberg with dimensions of 22 × 13 meters, it had to be covered again in autumn 1961. On a manor of this size, up to 50 people could have worked and lived there. A hitherto unknown wall of the facility was cut through the development of the area next to the bathing facility in autumn 2005. The bathing facility itself was not built over and is still in the ground.

A Roman road branched off in Köngen along the Lauter along the 23 km long Lautertal Limes , which ends at the Alblimes near Donnstetten . In 2016, an Alemannic burial ground from the 6th / 7th centuries was also found in Unterboihingen . Discovered in the 3rd century AD, a. a. with filigree disc brooches .


Wendlingen 1683

Wendlingen is first mentioned in a document in 1132. In 1230, Count Egeno von Aichelberg gave the place city rights for the first time. Wendlingen came to the Lords of Lichteneck through the Counts of Aichelberg. Wendlingen came to Hans von Wernau in 1390 through an exchange of territory. Under the Lords of Wernau, the Eusebius Church was built in Wendlingen, which still characterizes the image of the "Städtle" today. Hans von Wernau's descendant Wolf Heinrich sold Wendlingen in 1545 to Duke Ulrich von Württemberg . Wendlingen retained its town charter and was incorporated into the state constitution of the Duchy of Württemberg.

Wendlingen was best known for its mills, which obtained their water power from a canal of the Lauter, the Mühlkanal . The first flour mill in Wendlingen was mentioned as early as 1276. At the beginning of the 19th century there were three grain and gypsum mills as well as a saw and an oil mill. At that time, Wendlingen was still surrounded by the reinforced wall and the deep moat. Since the medieval fortifications stood in the way of expansion, the three city gates were first demolished, the city moat filled in and the city wall removed. Only a few remains of the city wall have survived in Wendlingen. A section of the city wall was rebuilt in 1983 by the citizens' association using original stones at a historic location on Pfauhauser Straße. In earlier times there was still viticulture on the hillside northwest of the place, which was abandoned in 1820, but has been retained in the name of the residential area Weinhalde.

With the reorganization of Württemberg, Wendlingen lost its city rights in 1805 and thus its seat in the state assembly of the state assembly in Stuttgart . When the new administrative structure was implemented in the Kingdom of Württemberg , Wendlingen was assigned to the Esslingen District Office. The connection to the newly built railway line from Plochingen to Reutlingen in 1859 via the train station at Unterboihingen also led to the settlement of the first industrial companies, primarily in the textile sector.

During the district reform during the Nazi era in Württemberg , both Unterboihingen and Wendlingen came to the Esslingen district in 1938 . In 1940 the two previously independent communities of Unterboihingen and Wendlingen were merged. After the Second World War, Wendlingen became part of the American zone of occupation and thus belonged to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Baden , which became part of the current state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.


  • 1829: Bodelshofen is merged with Wendlingen, but still retains a certain degree of independence
  • 1934: Bodelshofen is incorporated into Wendlingen
  • 1940: Wendlingen with Bodelshofen and Unterboihingen becomes "Wendlingen am Neckar"

Population development

year Residents
1946 6,392
1950 7.125
1956 8,710
1961 10,087
1965 11,699
1970 13,666
1980 14,661
1987 14,414
year Residents
1991 15,425
1995 15,557
2000 15,569
2005 15,711
2010 15,978
2015 15,974


Municipal council

The local council in Wendlingen has 22 members. It consists of the elected honorary 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
+ 7.75  % p.p.
-6.43  % p
+ 2.14  % p.p.
-3.45  % p.p.
FW Free voters' association Wendlingen am Neckar 30.58 7th 22.83 5
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 28.32 6th 34.75 8th
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 25.53 6th 23.39 5
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 15.58 3 19.03 4th
total 100.0 22nd 100.0 22nd
voter turnout 56.49% 47.16%


Former municipality of Unterboihingen

  • 1863–1890: Peter Schlichter
  • 1890–1900: Karl Großmann
  • 1900–1917: Gustav Großmann
  • 1917–1933: Johann Georg König
  • 1933–1940: Andreas Bauer

Former municipality of Wendlingen

  • 1851–1883: Joseph Sigler
  • 1883–1907: Johann David Hammelehle
  • 1907–1933: Emil Kapp
  • 1933–1936: Eugen Hund
  • 1937–1940: Georg Keim

Municipality / city of Wendlingen am Neckar

  • 1940–1944: Andreas Bauer
  • 1944–1945: Emil Hartung
  • 1945–1945: Karl Strohmaier (provisional)
  • 1945–1946: Rudolf Bisterfeld (provisional)
  • 1946–1978: Helmut Kaiser
  • 1978–1992: Hans Köhler
  • 1992–2003: Andreas Hesky
  • 2003–2011: Frank Ziegler
  • since October 1, 2011: Steffen Weigel
coat of arms

coat of arms

Blazon : "In the divided shield above in blue a golden (yellow) winch, below in silver (white) a black oblique left bar covered with three golden (yellow) balls." (Award certificate of July 30, 1965)

The upper part shows the coat of arms of Wendlingen, documented since 1596, the lower part shows the coat of arms of the Lords of Wernau, which was used by the former municipality of Unterboihingen.



Since 1979 the symbol of the city of Wendlingen am Neckar has been a stylized linden leaf. It should convey the dynamism, freshness and liveliness of a thoroughly friendly and sympathetic city to the viewer. The logo has become a symbol of a self-confident young city.

Town twinning / sponsorship

Economy, infrastructure and education


Meeting point in the city center

With the construction of the train station in Unterboihingen, the industrialization of Wendlingen began, which is still associated with the names Otto and Behr today. First the Otto textile company (later Heinrich Otto & Sons, now trading under HOS) settled in Unterboihingen in 1859, and later also in Wendlingen. In 1920, Otto already had 1,200 employees in both plants together, which rose to 1,800 by 1950 and was one of the largest textile companies in Württemberg. In 1912 Erwin Behr founded his furniture factory in Wendlingen, which was the first manufacturer of furniture in series to achieve a worldwide reputation and at the end of the 1950s had around 1,000 employees.

Wendlingen am Neckar is still a popular residential and commercial location.

To the east of Wendlingen-Bodelshofen there is an EnBW substation for 380, 220 and 110 kV, on the premises of which the main control center of TransnetBW is located, which is the heart of the transmission network in Baden-Württemberg.

There are several industrial areas with a wide variety of industries in Wendlingen am Neckar. The city center offers a variety of shopping opportunities.

Established businesses

  • TTS Tooltechnic Systems , tool manufacturer
  • Festool GmbH , subsidiary of TTS Tooltechnic Systems, manufacturer of electric and pneumatic tools
  • pro optik-Gruppe , chain of specialist optician shops, headquarters in Wendlingen
  • Chemoform AG, full-service provider in the pool and wellness sector, headquartered in Wendlingen
  • Schiedmayer Celesta GmbH , since 1735 manufacturer of keyboard instruments, Schiedmayer celestas and keyboard glockenspiele are among others. a. used in opera and concert halls worldwide.
  • Hugo Boss AG operates a distribution center in Wendlingen
  • HOS facilities and holdings, continues the textile dynasty Otto in the 8th generation, u. a. in Otto Textil GmbH with the production of special yarns
  • Parcel centers DPD and UPS , the package center of DHL is to a large extent on Wendlinger area.

leisure offers

Outdoor terrace pool

In Wendlingen am Neckar there is a heated outdoor terrace pool that is open every year from mid-May to mid-September. The outdoor pool has a 50-meter swimmer pool, a non-swimmer pool and a parent-child pool as well as numerous other attractions.

The Wendlingen am Neckar city library, which was set up on Unterboihinger Straße in 1980, is now centrally located in the city center. It has a total of around 35,000 media for personal training, information and relaxation as well as for school, professional and private purposes; e-book readers are also available for loan. The city library is actively used by over 2,200 users with library cards.

The meeting place People in the Meeting Point (MiT) is located in the city ​​center . The premises invite all citizens to be together in an informal way. The “MiT” offers courses and meetings on different topics, picture and information evenings and much more.

A popular place for young people is the youth center in Neuffenstrasse. The youth center is an institution of open youth work, supported by the city of Wendlingen am Neckar and the Kreisjugendring (KJR) Esslingen e. V., which offers an open meeting, a distinctive volunteer culture, cooperation with schools, various dance and sports activities, music events and a school meeting for children from 8 to 12 years, leisure time and the children's holiday program.

In addition, the local recreation area “Hüttensee and Schäferhauser See” in the Neckar Valley, the golf course area in the Bodelshofen district and numerous paths in and around Wendlingen am Neckar invite you to take long walks. Outside the district of Unterboihingen, hidden between orchards and a small wood, lies the Jurisch rose garden. The garden is fenced, but can be viewed from the outside at any time. The Lauterbegleitweg, a footpath along the banks of the Lauter, is also attractive.

Wendlingen am Neckar is also located at the intersection of the Neckartalradweg and the Lauter-Alb-Lindach cycle path and is a member of the Teck-Neuffen eV tourist association, which bundles the tourist offers of this community under the motto "Der Albtrauf" and organizes various offers every year and is part of the association "Swabian orchards paradise eV".


Wendlingen (Neckar) station

Wendlingen am Neckar is conveniently located at the junction of the six-lane motorway A 8 (Stuttgart-Munich) with the four-lane federal road B 313 (Plochingen-Reutlingen). You can get to Stuttgart either via the A 8 or the B 313 and B 10.

The city of Wendlingen am Neckar is on the S1 S-Bahn line from Kirchheim unter Teck via Stuttgart to Herrenberg every half hour. In addition, the regional train and the regional express, which goes to Stuttgart or Tübingen in 25 minutes, stop.

Wendlingen am Neckar will be part of the Stuttgart-Ulm high-speed line as part of the Stuttgart 21 project . After Tübingen the small Wendlinger curve branches off, towards Ulm it goes straight on through the Albvorland tunnel .

Stuttgart Airport can be reached by car in around 15 minutes.

The citizens bus operated by the city administration and voluntary citizens offers the possibility to reach every part of the city. It drives in four - from July 1, 2017 three - loops marked in different colors in the timetable through the city area in order to offer people with reduced mobility a cheap connection and participation.

There are also bus connections to Köngen (line 151), Nürtingen via Oberboihingen (line 196), Nürtingen via Unterensingen and Zizishausen (line 184) and RELEX to Stuttgart Airport. Since July 1, 2017, there have also been two city bus lines in the city (line 154 - Wendlingen and line 155 - Unterboihingen) that connect the residential areas to the S-Bahn and other bus lines at the central bus station.


The Wendlinger Zeitung daily has been published since 1954 with a local editorial office in Wendlingen, a headline of the Nürtinger Zeitung . There is also a city office of the Wendlinger Zeitung on site.

The weekly official newsletter is published by Nussbaumverlag. The Nürtinger Echo and Neckarblick advertising papers are also published.

Educational institutions

The student canteen at the Ludwig-Uhland-Schule offers students a daily lunch menu. The Johannes-Kepler-Realschule and the Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium, which also has a student canteen, are located in the school center on the mountain. Lunch is prepared by parents on a voluntary basis.

Working parents have the option of registering their children in primary school care at the Garten- und Ludwig-Uhland-Schule. The children are looked after from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also an elementary school support class at the Ludwig-Uhland-Schule.

The Köngen-Wendlingen Music School provides a wide range of musical training and further education. The Wendlingen Adult Education Center is a branch of the VHS Kirchheim that offers a wide range of courses. The Kreisjugendring Esslingen eV has its office in the Wendlinger station building, which offers a wide range of leisure, educational and advisory services.

Day care centers

In addition to three municipal, one Catholic and one Protestant crèche, there are three municipal, four Protestant and three Catholic kindergartens. With the nature kindergarten, which started in October 2018, a fourth urban kindergarten was created. Flexible childcare times are offered in kindergartens and crèches. Some facilities offer the possibility for the children to have lunch together. Children from the age of 3 can be admitted to the kindergartens and from one year to the day nurseries. The day parents association of Esslingen District e. V. offers childcare for children under one year to 14 years. The children are looked after by childminders.

Culture and sights

city ​​Museum

Exhibition in the city museum

The city museum has existed in Wendlingen am Neckar since 2004. The museum site is part of a listed building ensemble, consisting of a baroque parsonage, a parish barn, a third barn, a baking and washing house and an idyllic garden gazebo. There is also a garden that was previously used as a parish garden and is now part of the museum complex. The museum offers a varied and family-friendly program with many special and changing exhibitions and guided tours on request. In 2005, the city museum was named the "exemplary local museum" by the working group on home care in the Stuttgart region. V. excellent. Decisive for the award is above all the truthful history conveyance, the documentation of regional developments and special features as well as the lively presentation and visitor friendliness. The city museum is run by the museum association on a voluntary basis. This commitment was awarded the honorary prize “Strong Helpers” in 2014.


Gallery of the city of Wendlingen am Neckar

In 1982 the gallery of the city of Wendlingen am Neckar was opened in an Art Nouveau villa built in 1913 based on plans by Philipp Jakob Manz . The gallery has been looked after by the Wendlingen am Neckar gallery association since 1994 and has earned a good reputation for its high-quality exhibitions.


The Unterboihingen Castle , originally a medieval water castle from the 12th century, has an idyllic castle garden, farm buildings and a beautiful, cast-iron fountain from 1833. It is surrounded by an old castle wall with a picturesque corner pavilion. The castle is not open to the public. Parts of the property can be booked for events since 2015. a. the library, formerly probably a palace chapel. The complex also includes the office building built around 1800, the so-called rent office and the sheep house.

St. Columban's Church

In the old town center of Unterboihingen are the former town hall and school building from 1807, the St. Columban's Church and the late Baroque former rectory, built in 1753, in which the city museum is now based. Since the prince-bishop of Würzburg, Konrad Wilhelm von Wernau, who came from Unterboihingen, bequeathed the ecclesiastical property of Unterboihingen to the Unterzell monastery and at that time Balthasar Neumann (died 1753) was a master builder in Würzburg, this parsonage was built according to plans by Balthasar Neumann, one of the most important master builders of the Baroque. The parish church of Unterboihingens, St. Columban, was built on the site of a late Gothic church, which was rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style in 1910 according to plans by the architect Joseph Cades . Only the tower from 1593 remained. In 2002 the exterior was completely renovated. Next to the old rectory is the parish barn (1751/1752), the medieval third barn (1457/1458) and the bakery and wash house (1811). Not far away is the former tithe barn of the Esslingen hospital and Unterzell monastery, built in 1631, today a private building.

Chapel in the end grain

The little chapel to our dear lady in end grain , which was originally called Ad sanctum Columbanum im Hürnholtz , was probably built around the year 900 as a former pilgrimage chapel. The foundation walls of the preserved tower of the chapel speak for this. The chapel was first mentioned in a document in 1275. It has Romanesque parts in the altar area, but above all Gothic frescoes and Renaissance paintings, which were uncovered in 1971/72. The chapel is a historical gem and the oldest building in the city of Wendlingen am Neckar.

Eusebius Church

The Eusebius Church is a late Gothic hall church . It is a church named after Eusebius von Vercelli (283-371) and with its patronage it is a specialty as the only Eusebius church in Germany. It could well be that Liutward von Vercelli, as Bishop of Vercelli (880-899), obtained the necessary relic and either came directly from Wendlingen or at least had a strong connection to Wendlingen. The nave and choir of today's Eusebius Church were built in 1448, and the church tower was added in 1511. The gables of the west tower have decorations in the Renaissance style, which are rarely found in southern Germany. The church has been Protestant at least since Wendlingen passed into Württemberg hands. Worth mentioning are the ornate glass windows by Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen and a predella from the Ulm School, made around 1500. The panel in the choir shows the risen Christ in the circle of the Twelve Apostles. The more than 500-year-old Sidler bell, probably from the previous church, which was cast in 1501 and is one of the oldest still existing bells from the bell founder Pantlion Sydler, is remarkable .

The large outside staircase of the Eusebius Church was built in the 1970s. Opposite the church is the historic half-timbered Protestant rectory from 1779.


In Bodelshofen there is the Gothic Jakobskirche , which was mentioned as early as 1275, surrounded by a small cemetery in which former local families are buried. The Church of St. James was a meeting place for pilgrims on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela throughout the Middle Ages . It was only a few years ago that Gothic wall frescoes were uncovered inside, including a cycle depicting the Passion of Jesus. The Jakobskirche is also equipped with important glass windows from Stockhausen.

The hamlet of Bodelshofen is also used by the historic Hofgut from the 17th / 18th centuries. Century significantly shaped with his horse farm. The so-called Steffansche Haus, a neat half-timbered house at the crossroads, was probably built in the 17th century on the site of the Bodelshofen Gülthof, which was mentioned as early as 1292.

In the center of Wendlingen is the Protestant Johanneskirche, which - instead of being renovated - is now to be demolished (decision of 2015). The new community center is to be built in their place, into which the existing church tower is to be integrated.

The former station building was opened as Unterboihingen station in 1859 and extensively renovated in 2002/2003. Together with the former Unterboihingen post office, the goods shed and the so-called "Iron House", a railway house from 1900, the historic station ensemble was preserved.

Various buildings of the Otto factory in Unterboihingen are now considered cultural monuments of industrial and architectural history. The old main building was built by the building officer Otto Tafel , the newer building with the tower by Philipp Jakob Manz , the most important industrial architect in southwest Germany at the time, in the style of the Italian early Renaissance . Both architects also designed the Otto area in Wendlingen, which is a total cultural monument and is to be developed into an attractive residential, service, commercial and leisure area by incorporating the listed buildings. The ensemble of 14 historic, former masters' houses of the Otto company in Spinnerstrasse is also to be renovated.

The former Erwin Behr canteen from 1910 was completely renovated in 2010 and converted into the “Villa Behr” hotel-restaurant. The two former porter's houses are at the entrance to the Behr site. Noteworthy are the villas in Behrstrasse, which Erwin Behr had built for his senior employees in the Art Nouveau style.

The Lauterschule is a historic school building that was built from 1897. It is currently used as a Protestant parish hall. Not far from there is the former Waaghäusle on the Lauterufer, where z. B. the cattle, hay and straw were officially weighed. The Lauterufer should be more tangible and generally upgraded here in the future.

Testimony to the earlier Wendlinger mills and the mill canal, which was laid out in the Middle Ages, is the former power station Silber (later Lang) on ​​the former Mühlbach at the junction of Silberstraße / Kanalstraße, which used the water wheel of the cement and gypsum mill that was previously located there. The Mühlkanal, which was later filled in during the canalization work, flowed in today's Kanalstrasse until 1962, further on to the right behind the houses on Vorstadtstrasse, where it flowed back into the Lauter. In the Schwenkgasse there is still the former so-called Middle Mill, later referred to as the Lower Mill, today a residential building. In the Austraße on the Lauter there is still the weir from which the Mühlkanal was previously diverted.


The Ulrichsbrücke over the Neckar connects Wendlingen am Neckar with Köngen and was built between 1600-1602 according to plans by Heinrich Schickhardt . It stands in the Köngener district and at that time was the only stone bridge in the vicinity with the Esslingen Pliensau Bridge. The bridge got its name from the publication of the novel "Lichtenstein" by Wilhelm Hauff, in which Duke Ulrich von Württemberg jumps on the run with his horse from a bridge near Koengen into the Neckar and escapes, although at that time there was none Bridge is likely to have given. Already in Roman times there was probably a bridge over the Neckar on the military and trade route from Speyer to Augsburg. Because of the increasing traffic, the new "Römerbrücke" was built next to the old bridge in 1975; the Ulrichsbrücke has since been reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.

Natural monuments

Regular events

  • Wendling culture time (March / April)
  • Wendlingen plays (May)
  • 24 hours swimming (July)
  • Club concert night (July)
  • Cityfest (July)
  • Vinzenzifest (last weekend in August)
  • Museum Festival (Open Monument Day)
  • Tent spectacle (October)
  • Wendlinger Kirbe (October)
  • Christmas market (second weekend in Advent)


sons and daughters of the town

  • Johannes Göser (1828–1893), born in Unterboihingen, Catholic clergyman, member of the Reichstag
  • Robert Otto (1849-1891), son of Heinrich Otto, owner of the Heinrich Otto & Sons company in Unterboihingen, set up a branch with a weaving mill and another spinning mill in Wendlingen in 1885, and was married to Emma Engels, a niece of Friedrich Engels
  • Fritz Otto (1877–1945), manufacturer, staunch supporter of the Confessing Church. He rejected National Socialism and renounced the office of the district council in order not to have to swear an oath on Adolf Hitler. From 1939 the Nazi regime forbade him to enter his own company.
  • Rolf Blessing (1929–2004), football player at VfB Stuttgart in what was then the first-class football league south from 1949–1962
  • Arthur Benz (* 1954), political scientist, professor at TU Darmstadt

Personalities related to the city

  • Balthasar Schelling (1633–1706), evangelical pastor in Wendlingen 1671–1706, great-grandfather of the German philosopher Friedrich Schelling (1775–1854)
  • Konrad Wilhelm von Wernau (1638–1684), Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, came from Unterboihingen
  • Veit (Vitus) Binder (1668–1732), evangelical pastor in Wendlingen 1706–1732, close friend of Daniel Pfisterer , co-author of his work "Barockes Welttheater", which was created between 1716–1727. Four pictures by Daniel Pfisterer adorn the Eusebius Church.
  • Immanuel Klemm (1767–1834), evangelical pastor in Wendlingen 1826–1834, wrote a Wendling parish chronicle, a friend of Eduard Mörike
  • Heinrich Otto (1820–1906), textile manufacturer and Reichskommerzienrat , son of the company's founder Immanuel Friedrich Otto , Heinrich Otto founded a cotton mill in Unterboihingen from 1859.
  • Erwin Behr (1857–1931), founder of the Behr furniture factory, in 1921 as the first manufacturer of wall units and in 1950 inventor of the three-layer chipboard
  • Gottfried Traub (1869–1956), theologian and politician, opponent of National Socialism, in resistance from 1940, from 1892–1893 vicar at the Eusebius Church in Wendlingen with his father
  • Werner Utter (1921-2006), chief pilot and later board member of Deutsche Lufthansa, lived in Unterboihingen
  • Alfred Kleefeldt (1933–1996), German athlete, 1959 and 1960 German champion in the 5000 meter run , lived in Wendlingen
  • Werner Pfeiffer (1933–2019), German economist, grew up in Wendlingen am Neckar
  • Björn Stender (1935–1963), aircraft designer, his "BS 1", built in Wendlingen in 1962, was the most powerful glider in the world and is still a milestone in glider development today.
  • Uli Keuler (* 1952), comedian and cabaret artist, received the Baden-Württemberg Cabaret Prize
  • Marianne Erdrich-Sommer (* 1952 in Offenburg), politician (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), former member of the state parliament, member of the district council, lives in Wendlingen
  • Hanns-Martin Wagner (* 1962), craftsman, lives and works in Wendlingen
  • Anja Luithle (* 1968), artist, lives and works in Wendlingen
  • Andrea Barth (* 1972), multiple world champion, European champion, runner-up world champion and multiple German champion in single art cycling
  • Matthias Landfried (* 1975), table tennis Bundesliga coach, lives in Wendlingen am Neckar
  • Tobias Unger (* 1979), track and field athlete, multiple German champion in 100 and 200 meters , lived in Wendlingen
  • Moritz Herbst (* 1993), two-time vice world champion in single art cycling, starts for RSV Wendlingen.


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  • Hans Schwenkel: Home book of the Nürtingen district. Volume 2, Würzburg 1953, pp. 1218-1267.
  • Gerhard Hergenröder: Wendlingen am Neckar. On the way to a city . G & O Druck, Kirchheim unter Teck 1992 (published by the city of Wendlingen as city ​​book volume I ).
  • Gerhard Hergenröder: Wendlingen am Neckar. The new time. G & O Druck, Kirchheim unter Teck 1994. Published by the city of Wendlingen as city ​​book volume II
  • 850 years of Wendlingen am Neckar - a documentary . G & O Druck, Kirchheim unter Teck 1985 (published by the city of Wendlingen as 850 years of Wendlingen am Neckar ).
  • Gunhild Wilms: Wendlingen am Neckar under the sign of the influx of refugees and displaced persons (1945 to 1949). (= Series of publications on city history. Volume 1). Wendlingen 1989.
  • Gerhard Bleifuß, Gerhard Hergenröder: The Otto plantation Kilossa (1907 to 1914). (= Series of publications on city history. Volume 2). Wendlingen 1993.
  • Gerhard Hergenröder: Bodelshofen - The story of a special path. (= Series of publications on city history. Volume 3). Senner-Druck, Nürtingen 1993.
  • The Esslingen district. Volume 2, edited by the Baden-Württemberg State Archives i. V. with the district of Esslingen. Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern 2009, ISBN 978-3-7995-0842-1 , p. 459.
  • Brochure of the city of Wendlingen am Neckar “Art in architecture”, stele on the city's history

Web links

Commons : Wendlingen am Neckar  - collection of images, videos and audio files

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