Bissingen an der Teck

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Bissingen an der Teck
Coat of arms of Bissingen an der Teck
Coat of arms
Bissingen an der Teck   is located in Germany
Bissingen an der Teck
Bissingen an der Teck
Coordinates: 48°35′58″N 9°29′33″E / 48.59944°N 9.49250°E / 48.59944; 9.49250Coordinates: 48°35′58″N 9°29′33″E / 48.59944°N 9.49250°E / 48.59944; 9.49250
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Marcel Musolf
Area
 • Total 17.06 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Elevation 415 m (1,362 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,481
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73266
Dialling codes 07023
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.bissingen-teck.de

Bissingen is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Geographical location[edit]

Bissingen lies at the foot of the Swabian Jura, the district Ochsenwang on the Alb plateau. The municipality covers an altitude of 384 m on the border with Kirchheim unter Teck-Nabern to 830 m in "Brucker Hölzle", which is at the same time the highest point of Stuttgart (region).

Bissingen an der Teck in Esslingen district

Outline[edit]

The municipality Bissingen an der Teck consists of the nucleus and the village Ochsenwang.

Neighboring communities[edit]

Adjacent municipalities are Kirchheim unter Teck in the north, Weilheim an der Teck in the east, Neidlingen in the southeast, Lenningen in the south, Owen in the West and Dettingen unter Teck in the northwest (all Esslingen district).

History[edit]

As one of the first places in the district of Esslingen, Bissingen is documented in the year 769. iI appeared in the written tradition of the Lorsch Codex. From the 11th century to the mid-12th century Bissingen belonged to the House of Zähringen, then to the Duckes of Teck. The place came to Württemberg in 1326. Bissingen belonged to Oberamt Kirchheim, this became in 1938 the district of Nürtingen. In the course of the district reform 1973 Bissingen came to district Esslingen. On the eastern edge are the remains of the Wasserburg (water castle] Bissingen.

Incorporations[edit]

On January 1, 1975 Ochsenwang was incorporated to Bissingen.

Demographics[edit]

The numbers of inhabitants are census results (¹) or officialextapolations of statistical office Stuttgart.

Date Inhabitants
3. December 1834 ¹ 1.871
1. December 1871 ¹ 1.685
1. December 1900 ¹ 1.602
17. May 1939 ¹ 1.542
13. September 1950 ¹ 2.078
6. June 1961 ¹ 2.173
27. May 1970 ¹ 2.583
25. May 1987 ¹ 3.271
31. December 1995 3.476
31. December 2000 3.691
31. December 2005 3.659
31. December 2010 3.523

Points of interest[edit]

Museums[edit]

In Ochsenwang is the Mörike House Ochsenwang, where Eduard Mörike lived in 1832.

Music[edit]

Bissingen has a music club for brass bands, divided into youth and master chapel. Bissingen has adjacent to this a glee club. The MGV (Männergesangsverein) is divided into a children's choir (the "Kibize"), a mixed chorus ("Fresh Wind") and a men's choir.

Orchards as formative landscape[edit]

Bissingen is surrounded by extensive orchards. In order to maintain these habitats, the Horticultural Association Bissingen takes care of old tree stocks to ensure that landscape and varieties are preserved for future generations. This is done through the support of community-own orchards and the establishment of a mother garden with old varieties. [2]

Natural monuments[edit]

The "Randecker Maar" in the district Ochsenwang is a former volcanic vent of the Swabian volcano.

Randecker Maar, Nature protective area, Swabian Jura

Notable people from Bissingen an der Teck[edit]

  • Johann Viktor Gruol the younger (?–1871), organ builder
  • Georg Ehni (1828–1904), Member of Reichstag
  • Robert von Gaupp, (1836–1908), state councilor, Member of Landtag
  • Friedrich Goll, (1839–1911), organ builder
  • Wilhelm Ederle, (1901–1966), doctor

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