Besigheim

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Besigheim
BesigheimMarktplatz 2010-05.jpg
Coat of arms of Besigheim
Coat of arms
Besigheim  is located in Germany
Besigheim
Besigheim
Coordinates: 48°59.9′N 9°8.5′E / 48.9983°N 9.1417°E / 48.9983; 9.1417Coordinates: 48°59.9′N 9°8.5′E / 48.9983°N 9.1417°E / 48.9983; 9.1417
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
Founded 12th century
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,018
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74354
Dialling codes 07143
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.besigheim.de
Besigheim is located in Neckar
Besigheim
Besigheim
Besigheim on Neckar River

Besigheim is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

It is situated 13 km north of Ludwigsburg at the confluence of the Neckar and Enz rivers. The town has many old buildings and a town hall that dates back to 1459. There are two medieval towers, gothic church, cobblestone market place and other historical objects of interest.

History[edit]

Besigheim was founded in the 12th century as a well- defended walled city. The first mention of the city in official documentation was in 1153 in a decree by King Friedrich I.

In 1693 the fortifications were all but destroyed by French troops, and by 1750 were little more than rubble.

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