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Coat of arms of Rutesheim
Coat of arms
Rutesheim   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°48′35″N 8°56′42″E / 48.80972°N 8.94500°E / 48.80972; 8.94500Coordinates: 48°48′35″N 8°56′42″E / 48.80972°N 8.94500°E / 48.80972; 8.94500
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
District Böblingen
Subdivisions 2 Stadtteile
 • Mayor Dieter Hofmann
 • Total 16.24 km2 (6.27 sq mi)
Elevation 447 m (1,467 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,104
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 71277
Dialling codes 07152
Vehicle registration BB

Rutesheim is a German town located in Baden-Württemberg in the district of Böblingen.


Rutesheim is situated directly to the Highway 8 (Bundesautobahn 8), 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the town Leonberg, 18 km (11 mi) from the town Stuttgart and just 22 km (14 mi) from Airport Stuttgart and from the new exhibition center, 7 km (4 mi) way west from the town Heimsheim


Rutesheim was first mentioned in the year 767 in a deed from the convent of Lorsch.

The council of Ministers decided on 22. January 2008, to award Rutesheim on 1. July 2008 the designation town. Prime minister Oettinger assigned on 26. June 2008 the deed of the town in a ceremonial act.



Since 2002 Dieter Hofman is the major of the city. On January 2010 he was reelected for the next eight years with 98, 2% of the votes.

City Council[edit]

The current legislative period lasts until 2014. Distribution of seats after the election of June 2009:[2]

Unabhängige Bürger Rutesheim (UBR) 5 seats
Bürgerliche Wählervereinigung Rutesheim (BWV) 5 seats
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) 4 seats
Grün-Alternative Bürgerliste (GABL) 3 seats
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) 2 seats



There are three Evangelic, one Evangelic-Methodistic and one Roman Catholic as well as two New-Apostolic churches in Rutesheim.


The most well-known sports club from Rutesheim is SKV Rutesheim. Its 1st football team is playing in the seven-rated Landesliga Württemberg.


  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. ^ Wahlergebnisse, Stadt Rutesheim, abgerufen 3. August 2009.