Bietigheim-Bissingen

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Bietigheim-Bissingen
Bietigheim Altstadt
Bietigheim Altstadt
Coat of arms of Bietigheim-Bissingen
Coat of arms
Bietigheim-Bissingen   is located in Germany
Bietigheim-Bissingen
Bietigheim-Bissingen
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
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Kessing (SPD)
Area
 • Total 31.29 km2 (12.08 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,961
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74301–74321
Dialling codes 07142
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.bietigheim-bissingen.de

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.

Buildings and sights[edit]

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

Infrastructure[edit]

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.

People[edit]

  • Ottmar Mergenthaler, inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine spent four years in Bietigheim during his apprenticeship to a watchmaker
  • Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn and Oliver Kreyssig, members of the German pop group Camouflage
  • Matthias Ettrich, founder of KDE
  • Mike S.-Chris-Maico Schmidt (* 1966), Techno-DJ and -Produzent
  • Roland Bless and Ingo Reidl, members of the German pop group Pur
  • Namosh, a German musician and singer

Events[edit]

International relations[edit]

Bietigheim-Bissingen is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ teacherweb.com/KS/ShawneeMissionSouth/MrSteveAdamsBandDirector/h3.stm - 14k -
  3. ^ http://southorchestras.org/bostonnyc/