||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (February 2009)|
|• Mayor||Frank Buß|
|• Total||10.65 km2 (4.11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||276 m (906 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Plochingen is one of the main stations on line one (S1) of the Stuttgart S-Bahn. The Fils Valley Railway, part of the connection from Stuttgart to Munich, runs through Plochingen, with the Neckar-Alb Railway to Tübingen starting here. The public transport here is good, so that even on weekends bus and train connections are very frequent.
Close to the railway station is a Hundertwasserhaus, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and built in 1992. As this house should "not disturb the traditional skyline of the town", the house is rather conventional on the outside, which is unlike other Hundertwasserhauses. However, there is a single, significant tower in a style typical of Hundertwasser visible from outside the complex. The interior court evokes a typical Hundertwasser style. The courtyard also features a cafe.
Close to the Railway station is located the office of the Automotive giant BOSCH. Many people travel to Plochingen every morning for their work. Also near the Railway station, there is another company, Ceramtec.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Plochingen is twinned with:
- Official website (German)
- [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.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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