Metzingen

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Metzingen
Metzingen in May 2008
Metzingen in May 2008
Coat of arms of Metzingen
Coat of arms
Metzingen   is located in Germany
Metzingen
Metzingen
Coordinates: 48°32′12″N 09°17′09″E / 48.53667°N 9.28583°E / 48.53667; 9.28583Coordinates: 48°32′12″N 09°17′09″E / 48.53667°N 9.28583°E / 48.53667; 9.28583
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Reutlingen
Government
 • Lord Mayor Ulrich Fiedler
Area
 • Total 34.61 km2 (13.36 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,129
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72541–72555
Dialling codes 07123
Vehicle registration RT
Website www.metzingen.de
Metzingen Weinberg

Metzingen is a Swabian[2] city with about 22,000 inhabitants, in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, 30 km (19 mi) south of Stuttgart.

History[edit]

The city is mentioned for the first time in documents from 1075. The cultivation of wine led to a spread of wealth around 1600.

During the Thirty Years' War, Metzingen suffered considerable destruction, and two thirds of the population died of a plague epidemic soon after.

After industrialization, different textile factories were built in Metzingen. In 1859, Metzingen was connected to the railline from Tübingen to Stuttgart.

Metzingen in the Kingdom of Wurtemberg near 1873

Factory outlet[edit]

Today, Metzingen is famous for its factory outlets, attracting people from all over the country and even Europe. Hugo Boss, which was founded in Metzingen and still has its headquarters there, started first with its factory outlet and was soon followed by other companies (e.g. Burberry, Reebok, JOOP!, Strenesse, Escada, Bally, Puma, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.) who offer a range of their clothing at reduced prices. Today there are over 80 so-called "outlet-stores".[3]

Politics[edit]

The town council has 26 seats, of which the CDU has 7. Since the 8th February 2009, Ulrich Fiedler (neutral) is the mayor of Metzingen with 93% of all votes in the second voting.

International relations[edit]

Metzingen is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Köster, Roman (2011). Hugo Boss, 1924-1945. A Clothing Factory During the Weimar Republic and Third Reich (abridged version) (PDF) (abridged ed.). Hugo Boss, AG. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Outlet und Fabrikverkauf Alphabet Metzingen" (in German). Retrieved 2011-10-03. 

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