Reichenbach an der Fils

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Reichenbach an der Fils
Coat of arms of Reichenbach an der Fils
Coat of arms
Reichenbach an der Fils   is located in Germany
Reichenbach an der Fils
Reichenbach an der Fils
Coordinates: 48°42′36″N 9°27′58″E / 48.71000°N 9.46611°E / 48.71000; 9.46611Coordinates: 48°42′36″N 9°27′58″E / 48.71000°N 9.46611°E / 48.71000; 9.46611
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Richter
Area
 • Total 7.43 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,050
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73258–73262
Dialling codes 07153
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.reichenbach-fils.de

Reichenbach an der Fils is a town in the Esslingen district in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

History[edit]

Reichenbach was mentioned for the first time in 1268. In 1906, its name was changed to "Reichenbach an der Fils" to avoid confusion with other towns or villages with the same name.

Transportation[edit]

Reichenbach is located 25 km southeast of Stuttgart, on Bundesstraße 10. Reichenbach's train station is on the Fils Valley Railway between Stuttgart and Ulm.

Economy[edit]

Due to a structural change in the German economy during the 1990s, the textile mill Otto (est. 1879) had to close down. The lathe manufacturer Traub was taken over by Esslinger INDEX-Werke and had to lay off a large number of workers in the process. Other businesses include the corrugated board manufacturer Seyfert, the conveyance company Nagel, the electric appliances manufacturer Electrostar and the plastic processing plant Volz.

Famous people[edit]

Diem Brown (1982-2014) possibly born in Reichenbach an der Fils, as this Reichenbach is the largest one with this name in the former West Germany and very few Americans would live in East Germany in the 1980s as it was communist country. http://www.tmz.com/person/diem-brown/

Twin towns[edit]

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Brunnengasse
  • Mauritiuskirche

External links[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.