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Coordinates: 48 ° 53 '  N , 9 ° 24'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Stuttgart
County : Rems-Murr district
Height : 292 m above sea level NHN
Area : 28.05 km 2
Residents: 28,339 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 1010 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 71364
Area code : 07195
License plate : WN, BK
Community key : 08 1 19 085
City structure: Core city and 8 districts

City administration address :
Torstrasse 10
71364 Winnenden
Website :
Lord Mayor : Hartmut Holzwarth ( CDU )
Location of the city of Winnenden in the Rems-Murr district
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View from the Zipfelbachtalbrücke of the B 14 to Winnenden

Winnenden [ ˈvɪnəndn̩ ] is a city about 20 kilometers northeast of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg . It is the fifth largest city in the Rems-Murr district and a sub-center in the central area of Waiblingen / Fellbach . It belongs to the Stuttgart region and the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart .

Since January 1, 1973 Winnenden is a major district town .


Geographical location

Winnenden is located in the Stuttgart region, which has around 2.7 million inhabitants, on the western edge of the Swabian Forest at an altitude of 270 to 504 meters. The old town lies on a hill between the Buchenbach and the Zipfelbach .

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border the city of Winnenden. They are named in a clockwise direction starting in the north:
Backnang , Allmersbach im Tal , Berglen , Remshalden , Korb , Schwaikheim and Leutenbach

City structure

The urban area of ​​Winnenden consists of the core town , the Schelmenholz residential district (not an independent district), which was created in 1964 and had 4,441 inhabitants in 2000, and the districts of Baach, Birkmannsweiler, Breuningsweiler , Bürg, Hanweiler, Hertmannsweiler and Höfen, which were only introduced as part of the municipal reform incorporated in the 1970s. The individual districts also include separately located residential areas with special names, such as Lange Weiden, Pfeilhof in Baach, Buchenbachhof, Burkhardshof and Neumühle in Birkmannsweiler, Sonnenberg in Breuningsweiler, Schulerhof in Bürg, Degenhof in Hertmannsweiler and Ruitzenmühle in Höfen. 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. This includes, for example, the “Am Hungerberg” residential area.

Division of space

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

Spatial planning

Winnenden forms a sub-center in the central Waiblingen / Fellbach area of the Stuttgart region , in which the state capital Stuttgart is designated as a regional center .


Pre-Christian time

With the support of the city of Winnenden, the State Office for Monument Preservation Baden-Württemberg laid a Stone Age village complex in Hertmannsweiler from around 4500 BC in 2009 and 2010 . Free BC, which arose in the middle phase of the Neolithic , the so-called Rössen culture stage .

The settlement consisted of simple rectangular houses built in timber and clay frame. There were also traces of storage pits and furnace systems, but interestingly no wells as can be found elsewhere from the Neolithic period. Of particular interest is the fact that the village complex, situated on a flat ridge, was at least temporarily protected by mighty, continuous palisades . These fortifications, which were built with considerable effort, can be taken as evidence of an external threat from which the villagers wanted to protect themselves. Apparently for only two or three generations families from agriculture and livestock farming lived here and made simple ceramic vessels, but also made complicated tools out of flint or rock rubble. They buried their dead in stool graves in the immediate vicinity of the village , one of which could be excavated.

During further excavations in 2018 on the same area, archaeologists unearthed around 6,500 year old pottery shards from the Neolithic Age. Some of these are decorated with elaborate ornaments , provided with clear engravings and prove that the first verifiable “industrial area” of Winnenden was located here.

View of Winnenden in 1685, Kiesersche forest map

Middle Ages and early modern times

Castle Church in Winnenden; Cultural monument

The name Winnenden was probably used shortly after 850 AD for the settlement area on the Buchenbach. At that time, Emperor Ludwig the Pious had Slavs and Moravia prisoners of war resettled in the empire. The oldest foundations of the castle church date from this time and indicate that the parish was founded to Christianize these so-called Wends . The current name Winnenden then developed from the tribal name for the Wends.

However, Winnenden was first mentioned in writing during the reign of Frederick I (Barbarossa) von Stauffen . On May 25, 1181, the emperor issued a certificate about the Adelberg monastery , which lists a "Gotefridus de Wineden" in the list of witnesses. This noblewoman, a younger descendant of the Lords of Schauenburg, had created a family seat for himself with the construction of the Alt-Winnenden Castle (today Bürg). His son-in-law Heinrich von Neuffen received in 1212 the privilege of the so-called market justice from King (later Emperor) Friedrich II , the castle, which was called Windin at that time , and thus the basis for the establishment of the city of Winnenden - the oldest city in the Rems -Murr circle is. In 1277 Alt-Winnenden Castle (now Bürg) was transferred to Konrad von Weinsberg . On October 10, 1325, the castle and town of Winnenden were sold to Württemberg . The Winnenden office emerged from the Winnenden rule in the time of Württemberg, which was later elevated to a higher office . The city palace (the Deutschordenskommende Winnenden, mentioned since 1291 and also called Schloss Winnenthal ) only came to Württemberg in 1665.

During the Peasants' War , Winnenden was initially under the influence of the poor Konrad , but in 1519 had to surrender to the Swabian Association of Cities . A plague-like epidemic killed around half of the population in 1616. The city ​​was sacked in 1638 and 1643 during the Thirty Years War . Imperial, French and Swedish troops temporarily occupied Winnenden.

Postcard Winnenden 1898

1665 acquired Duke Eberhard III. of Württemberg the Teutonic Order Winnenden as a ducal chamber clerk's property. The Winnenthal staff office was created from this area. In 1693 French troops set Winnenden on fire. All buildings within the city wall ring burned down.

Modern times

In 1808, as part of the new administrative structure after the establishment of the Kingdom of Württemberg, the Oberamt Winnenden and the Stabsamt Winnenthal were dissolved and its communities, including all of today's districts of Winnenden, assigned to the Oberamt Waiblingen . With the completion of the Waiblingen - Backnang section of the Murrtalbahn in 1876, Winnenden was connected to the route network of the Württemberg State Railways .

In the course of the district reforms during the Nazi era in Württemberg , Winnenden first came to the Waiblingen district in 1934 , although this was only the renamed old Oberamt, and in 1938 to the enlarged Waiblingen district .

Since Winnenden had become part of the American zone of occupation after the Second World War , the city had belonged to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Baden since 1945 , which was incorporated into the current state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.

Through the district reform in Baden-Württemberg , Winnenden came to the Rems-Murr district on January 1, 1973.


As part of the regional reform in the early 1970s, several neighboring communities were incorporated. As a result, the urban area reached its present size and the number of inhabitants exceeded the 20,000-inhabitant limit. Therefore, the city administration applied for a major district town , which the state government of Baden-Württemberg then decided with effect from January 1, 1973.


Baach was first mentioned in 1357 and mostly belonged to the Teutonic Order Commandery in Winnenden. With this, the place came to Württemberg in 1665 and then belonged to the office or Oberamt Winnenden.


Birkmannsweiler wasfirst mentionedin 1304 as Berkamswiler and belonged to the Winnenden rule. The place probably came to Württemberg (Amt Winnenden) in 1325, but the Teutonic Order also owned here. In 1545 the place already comprised 42 households.


Breuningsweiler wasfirst mentionedas Bruningswiler in 1293, when the Lorch monastery ceded the bailiff over its property to Württemberg. In 1443 the taverns of Winnenden and the Teutonic Order Commandery were also wealthy. By 1545 there were already 19 households here. From 1665 the whole place belonged to Württemberg (Amt Winnenden).


Burg wasfirst mentionedin 1210 as castrum Winidum . In 1525 it was called the Bürg , in 1624 Altwinnenden . The castle Altwinnenden was the seat of the Lords of Winnenden before they got to Württemberg. The place initially belonged to the community of Baach with the Schulerhof and Stöckenhof residential areas. In 1815, Bürg became its own municipality within the Waiblingen Oberamt. The Stöckenhof residential area was reclassified to the neighboring community of Öschelbronn on January 1, 1972, which in turn became part of the newly formed Buchenberg community on April 1, 1972 (from December 27, 1972 Berglen).


Hanweiler wasfirst mentionedin 1426 as Heinwiler . In 1477 "Hanweiler called in the Trombach" was mentioned. The Trombach forest was given to the newly founded Teutonic Order Commandery as early as 1288 by the Lords of Neuffen. Hanweiler thus belonged to the Teutonic Order Commandery and came with this to Württemberg. It initially belonged to the Chamber of Commerce, in 1753 to the landscape and was assigned to the Winnenthal staff office.


Hertmannsweiler wasfirst mentionedin 1444 as Hertmannswiller . The place already belonged to Württemberg and was assigned to the outer court of the Winnenden office. In 1545 there were 73 households in the place.


Höfen wasfirst mentionedin 1524 as zu Höfen . In 1559 a distinction was made between Ober and Unter Heffa. The "two courtyards near Winnenden" belonged to the Teutonic Order Commandery when it was founded. In 1665 the place came to Württemberg and was assigned to the Winnenthal staff office.

Date of incorporation into the city of Winnenden

  • January 1, 1971: Höfen
  • December 1, 1971: Baach, Bürg (inter alia with Stöckenhof), Hertmannsweiler
  • January 1, 1972: Breuningsweiler, Hanweiler and the reclassification of the Stöckenhof residential area to the neighboring community of Öschelbronn (today Berglen)
  • January 1, 1974: Birkmannsweiler

Latest time

On March 11, 2009, the city hit the headlines around the world when the Albertville Realschule became the scene of the so-called Winnenden rampage , in which three other people in Winnenden 13 and during the subsequent escape of the gunman Tim Kretschmer to Wendlingen am Neckar , including the 17-year-old perpetrator who were killed. The injured perpetrator ended the rampage by committing suicide.

In 2012 Winnenden celebrated its 800th anniversary.

In 2019, Winnenden hosted the Baden-Württemberg Home Conference .

Population development

Population development of Winnenden from 1803 to 2017 according to the adjacent table

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

year Population numbers
1803 2,442
1823 2,776
1843 3,239
1855 3,000
1861 3,037
December 1, 1871 3,168
December 1, 1880¹ 3,617
December 1, 1890¹ 3,530
December 1, 1900 ¹ 3,730
December 1, 1910¹ 4,414
June 16, 1925 ¹ 4,723
June 16, 1933 ¹ 5.134
May 17, 1939 ¹ 5,783
1946 8,021
year Population numbers
September 13, 1950 ¹ 8,917
June 6, 1961 ¹ 11,685
May 27, 1970 ¹ 14,243
December 31, 1975 22,261
December 31, 1980 22,334
May 25, 1987 ¹ 22,044
December 31, 1990 23,995
December 31, 1995 26,144
December 31, 2000 27,269
December 31, 2005 27,758
December 31, 2010 27,599
December 31, 2015 27,932
December 31, 2016 28,281
December 31, 2017 28,351

¹ census result

The proportion of foreigners in Winnenden in 2011 was 15.1%.


Winnenden initially belonged to the diocese of Constance . In 1537, as in all of Württemberg, the Reformation was introduced from 1534 . After that, Winnenden was a purely Protestant city. It belongs to the deanery or church district Waiblingen . The town church St. Bernhard and the castle church St. Jakobus belong to today's town parish of Winnenden . In the latter, the congregation meets for worship. The Winnenden Evangelical Church Congregation initially included the parishioners from the districts where the Reformation was also introduced. Later, some parishes of their own were founded. This is how the Hertmannsweiler parish came into being in 1837, to which the parishioners from Bürg belong since 1911. In 1964 a separate church (Resurrection Church) was built in Bürg. In 1840 the parish of Birkmannsweiler was established, to which Baach and Höfen have also belonged since 1911. Breuningsweiler became its own parish in 1922, which also looks after the parishioners of the neighboring town of Buoch (Remshalden parish). Today the town parish, the Schelmenholz-Hanweiler parish and the Paul-Schneider-Haus parish make up the Winnenden Evangelical Church Community. Sermons for the Schelmenholz-Hanweiler parish are the Hanweiler Church, built in 1962, and the Christophorushaus in Schelmenholz. The Paul Schneider Haus congregation celebrates church service in the community center of the same name.

In the 20th century, Catholicism and Islam gained in importance through immigration. In 1946 the first Catholic pastoral care unit was established in Winnenden after the Reformation, and in 1958 the parish was founded. The own church of St. Karl Borromeo was built in 1961. The parish also looks after the Catholics of the districts of Baach, Birkmannsweiler, Breuningsweiler, Bürg, Hanweiler, Hertmannsweiler, Höfen and Schelmenholz and is part of the Rems-Murr dean's office . In 1971, the Maximilian-Kolbe-Haus was built in Schelmenholz as a further community center. There is also the St. Maria parish center in the Oppelsbohm district of the Berglen parish, which is also part of the Winnenden parish.

At present (2011 census), Protestants make up the largest denominational group with 41.2% of the population. Catholics make up 21.7% of the population. 37.1% belong to another or no religion. The distribution of religions roughly corresponds to that at district level. Compared to the state level, there are proportionally significantly fewer Catholics and significantly more non-denominational people and members of other religions, compared to the federal level Protestants are overrepresented and Catholics are underrepresented. Practically all of the approximately 11,000 Protestants in the city are German citizens. Around 1,000 are foreigners among the almost 6,000 Catholics. The proportion of foreigners is around 30% of around 10,000 non-denominational people and members of other religions.

In addition to the two large churches in Winnenden, there is also a mosque association affiliated to the DITIB in the Kocatepe mosque in the Leutenbach district, which opened in 2000, as well as some free churches , including the Methodist Church with congregations in Winnenden and Birkmannsweiler, God's congregation , the people's mission decided Christian and the Free Evangelical Congregation . The New Apostolic Church is also represented in Winnenden.


Municipal council

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

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
+ 3.22  % p
-6.23  % p
+ 2.61  % p
+ 3.72  % p.p.
-3.33  % p.p.
FWV Winnenden Free Electoral Association 30.22 8th 27.00 7th
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 23.81 6th 30.04 8th
ALI Alternative and Green List Winnenden 18.28 5 15.67 4th
FDP Free Democratic Party 14.17 4th 10.45 3
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 13.52 3 16.85 4th
total 100.0 26th 100.0 26th
voter turnout 57.71% 47.44%

Youth Council

Since 1994, the young people in Winning have been helping to shape local events in a two-year youth council. The youth council is the mouthpiece of the youth and mediator between the youth and the institutions of the city. The city youth department and the main office of the city administration support the body.


At the head of the city was the magistrate consisting of the mayor, the mayor, the clerk, eleven court relatives and six council members. The Vogt exercised the supervision of the city. From 1613 there was an independent Obervogt, previously a joint Obervogt with Waiblingen.

Since 1819 the mayor has been called "Stadtschultheiß", since 1930 mayor, and when it was elevated to the status of a major district town on January 1, 1973, the official title was mayor . This is elected directly by the electorate for 8 years. He is the chairman of the municipal council, head of administration and the city's external representative. His general deputy has been the first alderman since the beginning of the seventies, since 1978 with the title of “mayor”, who is elected by the local council.

Lord Mayor

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the city of Winnenden shows in silver a golden shield surrounded by two green winding tendrils, in which three black stag poles lie one above the other. The city ​​flag is black and yellow. The city of Winnenden was awarded the coat of arms and flag by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Interior on January 23, 1961. The stag sticks symbolize the city's earlier membership of the Duchy of Württemberg.

Town twinning

Winnenden has two city partnerships:

Culture and sights

Museums / exhibitions

Fire Brigade Museum Winnenden
  • Large model railway system from PMW e. V.
  • Fire Brigade Museum Winnenden - right at the train station
  • Winnenden local history museum - in the Schwaikheim gate tower
  • Heimatstube in the district of Winnenden-Hertmannsweiler
  • Nikolaus Lenau exhibition in the castle café


Winnental Castle
Schwaikheim gate tower
  • Worth seeing historical old town with half-timbered houses and representative town houses from the baroque period as well as the Schwaikheim gate tower, the landmark of the city and the Diebsturm .
  • City Church St. Bernhard, today's parish church of the parish was built as a chapel in the early Gothic style and rebuilt after the Reformation. When it was rebuilt in 1693, the tower was given a dome with a bell-shaped lantern.
  • Winnental Castle was initially a commander of the Teutonic Order , then residential castle of the Lords of Württemberg-Winnental .
  • The castle church is a three-aisled pillar basilica, which was built as the original parish church in the 14th century after several previous churches in the same place. Located in the immediate vicinity of the castle, it was also used by the Teutonic Order. In the choir is the Jacobus high altar, which was built in 1520 and depicts the life and work of the apostle James .
  • The "Neumühle" in Winnenden-Birkmannsweiler was built for the widower and miller Johann Jakob Schurr (also known as Johann Jacob Schurrer), but has initials in the keystone that are associated with his brother-in-law Johann Adam Groß the Elder . During and after the Second World War, the plant was expanded, repaired and housed a grinding facility on four floors. The Neumühle has been a listed building since 1987.
  • The Winnender Markthaus opened in autumn 2006. In addition to various shops, there is also the Winnend city library. The market house is intended to make the city center (Marktstrasse) more attractive.
  • The residential area Arkadien Winnenden was built between 2007 and 2012. It is a project by Strenger from Ludwigsburg and has received international awards as the most sustainable building project worldwide ( Green Dot Award ). It is known as "Tuscany" among the locals.

There are the following churches in the districts:

  • The Protestant parish church Birkmannsweiler is the former Ulrich chapel, which was rebuilt in the 19th century. The wooden pulpit dates from 1520/30.
  • The Protestant church in Breuningsweiler was built in 1922/23, in 1973 the new church was inaugurated.
  • In Bürg there has only been a church (Church of the Resurrection) since 1964, but there is also evidence of a St. Vitus chapel here in 1355.
  • Hanweiler has had a Protestant church since 1962.
  • The Hertmannsweiler Church was built in 1733 instead of a previous church and renovated in 1876.

Regular events

  • May: Winnender Wonnetag (since 2004)
  • July: City-Treff Winnenden , DLRG 24h swimming
  • August: Winnender Wine Days , Breuningsweiler Hocketse
  • October: Winning autumn market
  • October / November: Winning children's and youth book days since 1984 in the ballroom of the Center for Psychiatry
  • November / December (1st weekend in Advent): Christmas market in Winnenden

Economy and Infrastructure


Winnenden is on the B 14 ( Stuttgart - Schwäbisch Hall ) between Waiblingen and Backnang . Until the inauguration of the bypass road in September 2009, the course of the B14 led through the city center, because the motorway-like expansion of the B14 from Fellbach was only carried out in 1979 as far as the southwestern entrance to Winnenden. The four-lane western bypass has been under construction since 2002. The southern construction section over the Zipfelbachtalbrücke , temporarily designated as Bundesstrasse 14n in 2006 , initially ended at the Winnenden-Mitte junction in front of the construction site of the Leutenbach Tunnel , which crosses the Hungerberg and the Murrbahn line between Leutenbach and Winnenden. The tunnel and the northern section to Nellmersbach were released on September 21, 2009. The old B14 route through Winnenden and Hertmannsweiler was downgraded and partially dismantled.

railway station

Winnenden is on the Waiblingen – Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental railway line (course book route 785, "Murrbahn"). Line S3 (Backnang – Stuttgart– Airport ) of the Stuttgart S-Bahn also runs here . Stuttgart city center can be reached from Winnenden train station in around 25 minutes. A network of bus routes is operated in the city center, but they also run to neighboring communities. All lines operate at uniform prices within the Stuttgart Transport and Tariff Association (VVS).

Established businesses

The cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher , A&M Electric Tools with the power tool brands AEG and Milwaukee and the medium-sized sports equipment manufacturer Gotthilf Benz Turngerätefabrik are of national importance .


The daily newspaper Winnender Zeitung of the newspaper publisher Waiblingen reports on the local daily events in Winnenden .


Winnenden has four primary schools in the city center (Kastenschule, Hungerbergschule and the Stöckachschule with the primary school support class) and one further primary school each in the districts of Birkmannsweiler, Breuningsweiler, Hertmannsweiler, Höfen and Schelmenholz. There is a community school (Ludwig-Uhland community school Schwaikheim, Winnenden branch), two secondary schools ( Albertville and Geschwister-Scholl secondary school), and two high schools ( Lessing-Gymnasium and Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium). There is also a special school (Haselstein School) and three special schools (School at the Way of St. James, Vocational College for Sign Language, and the Bodenwald School) as institutions for the Pauline Care.

Winnenden Castle Clinic

Winnenden Castle Clinic

On March 1, 1834, a mental hospital was set up in Winnental Castle according to plans by the medical doctor and reformer of clinical psychiatry Karl Heinrich Gotthilf von Köstlin . Dr. Albert Zeller was entrusted with the management of the sanatorium and nursing home. With his work in Winnenthal, Zeller shaped the development of psychiatry in Germany. The poet Nikolaus Lenau , the gunman Ernst August Wagner and also the doctor and physicist Robert Mayer were treated here.

In 1940, the state institution in Württemberg became an intermediate institution for patients and residents from the Bürgerhospital Stuttgart, Göppingen, the Paulinenpflege Winnenden, Rottenmünster and Stetten in the Rems Valley. As part of " Aktion T4 ", 396 women, men, young people and children were transferred to the Grafeneck Castle killing facility and murdered there by the National Socialists as a result of so-called euthanasia by the so-called " gray buses " of the non-profit patient transport GmbH (Gekrat) .

In 1971 the former sanatorium became the modern State Psychiatric Hospital (PLK). In 1996 the legal form of the hospital changed to an institution under public law and the PLK was renamed the Center for Psychiatry (ZfP).

Today the Klinikum Schloß Winnenden - Center for Psychiatry Winnenden is a modern specialist hospital for psychiatry and neurology with approx. 600 beds and modern equipment. In 2016 a psychiatric day clinic for children and adolescents was opened.


Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden

On July 14, 2008, the district council of the Rems-Murr district decided to build the new central district hospital in Winnenden. In return, the hospitals in Backnang and Waiblingen were closed after the completion of the new hospital complex. The preparatory work began in 2008, and the actual construction work began in mid-June 2009. The Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden opened on July 4, 2014, and regular operations began on July 19, 2014. The construction costs amounted to approx. 292 million euros - around 30 million euros over the originally planned 260 million euros. The hospital is adjacent to the Winnenden Castle Clinic . In the current expansion (as of 2019) there are 667 beds and 13 operating rooms , including a hybrid operating room. The clinic has been an academic teaching hospital of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen since 2015 . On February 20, 2019, the first medical students at the Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden successfully passed their state examination.

The Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden is run together with the Rems-Murr-Klinikum in Schorndorf by the Rems-Murr-Kliniken gGmbH , which in turn is a 100% company of the Rems-Murr district .

Pauline care

Paulinenpflege Winnenden

Another facility in the health sector is the Paulinenpflege, founded in 1823 by the Protestant pastor Friedrich Heim . She is a member of the Diakonisches Werk Württemberg . Over 1,500 people are cared for in the three areas of youth welfare association, assistance for the disabled and vocational training center. The Paulinenpflege vocational training center , in which hearing and speech impaired young people from all over Germany are given the opportunity to learn a trade according to their talents, is of supraregional importance . Mentally and multiply handicapped adults are offered lifelong living and, if necessary, care in the Paulinenpflege homes . The subsidiary ABQ Rems-Murr GmbH offers qualification and job placement services on behalf of the Federal Employment Agency . In addition, she employs severely disabled people in various fields. Since 2009, the Paulinenpflege has been offering insights into social work in addition to a vocational college for sign language and the technical college entrance qualification.

Leisure and sports facilities

The Wunnebad offers indoor and outdoor pools u. a. 2,000 m² of water, a slide with time measurement, a flow channel and a sauna area. In winter the three beach volleyball fields are built over with an ice rink. In the district of Höfen there is an outdoor mineral pool that is only open in summer, and in the district of Bürg there is another, voluntarily operated outdoor pool.

There are also soccer fields in Winnenden and the suburbs of Birkmannsweiler, Breuningsweiler, Hertmannsweiler and Höfen-Baach. In February 2017, a sports park opened in Winnenden close to the local soccer field. This also includes the "Winners Dome", Germany's largest movement landscape.


The largest sports club is the Winnenden Sports Association (SV Winnenden 1848 eV) with 2800 members and 15 departments. The athletics department is part of the LG Rems-Murr starter community, which is often successful at the Baden-Württemberg and German championships. The first team of the inline skater hockey division (Fastbreakers Winnenden) plays in the 2nd Bundesliga South. The SV Winnenden women's soccer team also plays in the regional league (6th division).


Honorary citizen

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

  • 1853: Dr. Albert Zeller (1804–1877)
  • 1865: Dr. Christian Wunderlich (1806–1871)
  • 1934: Albert Gänßle (1891–1970), honorary citizen of the former municipality of Höfen
  • 1935: Marie Huzel (1856–1946)
  • 1953: Ernst Spingler (1878–1963)
  • 1954: Dr. Robert Boehringer (1884–1974)
  • 1976: Dr. Adolf Schmidgall (1900–1985)
  • 1978: Hermann Schwab (1917–2000), retired Lord Mayor D.
  • 1995: Karl-Heinrich Lebherz, retired Lord Mayor D.
  • 2018: Helmut Pflüger
  • 2018: Siegfried Steiger
  • 2018: Ute Steiger

sons and daughters of the town

The list contains people who were born in Winnenden. Whether the city belongs to their later sphere of activity is irrelevant. The list does not claim to be complete.

Personalities who have worked on site

  • Arsacius Seehofer (around 1505–1545), Reformation theologian, was pastor of Winnenden
  • Johann Eberhard Rösler (1668–1733), philosopher and university professor, was stationed in Winnenden as a field preacher for years
  • Magnus Bareth (1923–2016), architect, recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit. According to his plans, the three high-rise buildings in Schelmenholz were built in 1971.
  • Alfred Daiber (1886 – around 1958), a. a. an architect; the cemetery chapel in Winnenden was built in 1932 according to his plans.
  • Alfred Kärcher (1901–1959), inventor and entrepreneur; founded Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG in 1935 , today's world market leader for high-pressure cleaners.


  • Geographisches, Statistisch-Topographisches Lexikon von Schwaben, Vol. 2, Ulm 1801, Sp. 1143–1145.
  • Description of the Oberamt Waiblingen, Stuttgart-Tübingen, 1850, pp. 202-219.
  • Winnenden in saga and history, by G. Börner, 1923, new edition Verlag W. Halder, Winnenden 1999.
  • 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 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.
  • Winnenden - yesterday and today: life paths between stone age, childhood and eternity . Publications of the Winnenden City Archives, Vol. 8. Verlag Regionalkultur, Ubstadt-Weiher 2001, ISBN 978-3-89735-178-3 , 240 p. With 170 illustrations.
  • Our rogue wood. History and stories. Winnender Publications, Vol. 1. Ed. By the city of Winnenden and the Evangelical Church Community Schelmenholz-Hanweiler. Regional culture publishing house, Ubstadt-Weiher 2003, ISBN 978-3-89735-239-1 .
  • 700 years of Birkmannsweiler. Winnender Publications, Vol. 2. Ed. By the city of Winnenden and the Kultur- und Heimatvereinigung Birkmannsweiler e. V. Verlag Regionalkultur, Ubstadt-Weiher 2004, ISBN 978-3-89735-275-9 .
  • Schauer, Eberhard: Dominions in Winnenden from approx. 1000 to 1325. In: Heimatkundliche Blätter (= special publication of the Winnender Zeitung), I, 1, May 21, 1981.
  • Roland Schurig (Ed.): Here in the smallest cell of our state ... Winnenden 1933–1945. Winnenden-Yesterday and Today Vol. 6, Hennecke 1995, ISBN 978-3-927981-44-7
  • Roland Schurig (Ed.). "Breuningsweiler. Insights into 700 years of local history". Winnenden - Yesterday and Today Vol. 5, Hennecke 1993, ISBN 978-3-927981-33-1

Web links

Commons : Winnenden  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Winnenden  - travel guide
 Wikinews: Winnenden  - on the news

Individual evidence

Data on Alfred Kärcher

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office, area since 1988 according to actual use for Winnenden.
  3. The Stone Age village on Raiffeisenstrasse in Winnenden-Hertmannsweiler. In: October 28, 2010, accessed February 28, 2019 .
  4. On the trail of Stone Age potters. In: April 20, 2018, accessed February 28, 2019 .
  5. Neolithic homestead in Winnenden-Hertmannsweiler. In: April 20, 2018, accessed February 28, 2019 .
  6. Emperor Friedrich (I) decreed that a respective Herr von Staufen should be Vogt of Kl. Adelberg. In: May 25, 1181, Retrieved January 25, 2019 .
  7. Market justice. In: 2009, accessed January 25, 2019 .
  8. Market justice. In: German legal dictionary (DRW) . 1897, Retrieved January 25, 2019 .
  9. City history. In: January 25, 2019, accessed January 25, 2019 .
  10. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register 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 .
  11. ^ 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. 459 .
  12. ^ 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. 463 .
  13. State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg: Special committee on the rampage ( Memento from October 31, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 16.4 MB)
  14. Heimo Fischer and Benno Stieber: The rampage of Tim K. In: Financial Times Germany . March 12, 2009, archived from the original on March 14, 2009 ; Retrieved March 12, 2009 .
  15. Winnenden is looking forward to the home days
  16. Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office: 2011 census, Winnenden community population, city, on May 9, 2011, Stuttgart 2011, p. 6.
  17. Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office: 2011 census, Winnenden community population, city, on May 9, 2011, Stuttgart 2011, p. 6.
  18. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg: 2011 census, Winnenden community population, city, on May 9, 2011, Stuttgart 2011, p. 17.
  19. Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office: 2011 census, Winnenden community population, city, on May 9, 2011, Stuttgart 2011, p. 9.
  20. Election information for the municipal data center
  21. ^ Zeitungsverlag Waiblingen, Germany: Mayor election of Winnenden: Holzwarth re-elected - Zeitungsverlag Waiblingen . ( [accessed on March 10, 2018]).
  22. Biographical information , accessed on July 4, 2013
  23. A Sleeping Beauty Mill , accessed on July 4, 2013
  24. Schools. In: Retrieved February 27, 2019 .
  25. ^ Opening ceremony of the Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden. In: News magazine of the large district town of Winnenden, issue 28, 2014. July 10, 2014, accessed on May 24, 2019 .
  26. Archive link ( Memento from September 3, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  27. Clinic costs 291.7 million euros. In: March 20, 2014, accessed February 27, 2019 .
  28. ^ The Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden. In: February 27, 2019, accessed February 27, 2019 .
  29. ^ First medical state examination at the Rems-Murr-Klinikum Winnenden. In: February 27, 2019, accessed February 27, 2019 .
  30. Social and Health. In: Retrieved February 27, 2019 .
  31. ^ Large district town of Winnenden: Sports facilities. Retrieved September 22, 2017 .
  32. ^ SV Winnenden 1848 eV: Start. Accessed January 30, 2019 .
  33. ^ Zeitungsverlag Waiblingen, Germany: Winnenden: Jump into the blue sea of ​​pillows - newspaper publisher Waiblingen . ( [accessed on September 22, 2017]).