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Bietigheim Altstadt
Bietigheim Altstadt
Coat of arms of Bietigheim-Bissingen
Coat of arms
Bietigheim-Bissingen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°58?N 9°8?E / 48.967°N 9.133°E / 48.967; 9.133Coordinates: 48°58?N 9°8?E / 48.967°N 9.133°E / 48.967; 9.133
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
 o Mayor Jürgen Kessing (SPD)
 o Total 31.29 km2 (12.08 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 o Total 42,968
 o Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74301-74321
Dialling codes 07142
Vehicle registration LB

Bietigheim-Bissingen is the second-largest town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany with 42,515 inhabitants in 2007. It is situated on the river Enz and the river Metter, close to its confluence with the Neckar, about 19 km north of Stuttgart, and 20 km south of Heilbronn.


Towards the end of the 18th century saw Bietigheim during the beginning of the industrialisation an improvement of the living conditions and an increase in population. The 1806 furnished Oberamt Bietigheim was in 1810, however, dissolved again: the city and its official municipalities were integrated in the Oberamt Besigheim. After Bietigheim was connected mid-19th century to the railway network and the city experienced a real breakthrough and a sustained recovery. At the end of the 19th century there were 3,800 inhabitants. In 1938, Bietigheim came to the new Ludwigsburg (district). A branch of the Nazi Party was in Bietigheim since 1928. Until 1933, this was with 51 members relatively small. After the Nazi seizure of power there were 181 new entrants. By the end of the Nazi regime finally were 939 party members in Bietigheim, representing 10.4 percent of the total population in 1945. [2]

Buildings and sights

Bietigheim Old Gate
  • 287 m long Bietigheim Enz Valley Bridge (German: "Bietigheimer Enzviadukt") (built in 1853)
  • Old gate (only one still present, built in the 14th century)
  • (Protestant) church in Downtown Bietigheim (built in 1401)
  • Town hall (built in 1506)
  • "Hornmoldhaus" (built in 1536)
  • Castle of Bietigheim (built in 1546, renovated between 2000 and 2002), nowadays home to the Bietigheim-Bissingen music school
  • Marktplatz Webcam - provides 24/7 real-time coverage of Bietigheim's central market via the internet.


Bietigheim-Bissingen station is located on an important railway junction on the Western Railway (connecting Stuttgart with Karlsruhe and Heidelberg) and the Franconia Railway to Heilbronn. Line 5 of the Stuttgart S-Bahn and line 5 of the Stadtbahn Karlsruhe both start here.

Sons and daughters of the town

Kurt Hager 1984

People who lived there

  • Ottmar Mergenthaler, (1854-1899), inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine, spent four years in Bietigheim during his apprenticeship to a watchmaker


Business and industry

International relations

Bietigheim-Bissingen is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Michael Schirpf: Strukturbild der NSDAP in Bietigheim. In: Amerikanische Besatzung und Wiederaufbau 1945-1948. Blätter zur Stadtgeschichte, Heft 4, Bietigheim-Bissingen 1985.
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-28. Retrieved . 

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