Denkendorf, Baden-Württemberg

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Coat of arms of Denkendorf
Coat of arms
Denkendorf  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°41′45″N 9°19′3″E / 48.69583°N 9.31750°E / 48.69583; 9.31750Coordinates: 48°41′45″N 9°19′3″E / 48.69583°N 9.31750°E / 48.69583; 9.31750
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
 • Mayor Peter Jahn
 • Total 13.06 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,707
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73770
Dialling codes 0711
Vehicle registration ES

Denkendorf is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located 5 km south of Esslingen, and 14 km southeast of Stuttgart.

Geographical location[edit]

Denkendorf is just outside the Filder on the southern slopes of Körsch - and Sulzbach valley.

Municipality arrangement[edit]

To Denkendorf belongs the homestead Spieth-Hof and the house Friedrichsmühle and includes proofs of former village "Der hangende Hof".[2]

Neighboring communities[edit]

Adjacent municipalities are Esslingen am Neckar in the north, Deizisau in the northeast, Köngen in the east Unterensingen in the south, Neuhausen auf den Fildern in the west and Ostfildern in the northwest (all Esslingen district).


Denkendorf is first mentioned in a document in 1129 in which Pope Honorius II takes the monastery Denkendorf under his protection. During construction of the Autobahn (A8 today) in 1935, a series Alemannic burial site was uncovered, that is dated in the period shortly before 700 a. Chr.

Denkendorf in 1683, Forest book Andreas Kieser

After the end of World War II, the population soared. She has quadrupled from 1945 to 1995. In the district and municipal reform 1973/74 Denkendorf could maintain its independence.


The coat of arms shows in gold the pound of the Patriarch of Jerusalem and the left and right two golden D letters, everything on a blue background.


Denkendorf has been twinned with the city Meximieux in France (near Lyon) since 1986. This involves summer camps, annual festivals, tournaments and student exchanges.

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]


From 1926 to 1978 Denkendorf was connected by the tram Esslingen-Nellingen-Denkendorf with the county town of Esslingen am Neckar. In Nellingen also is access to the lines U7 and U8 of the Stuttgart light rail, they both end up there.

Sulzbachbrücke under construction Stuttgart-Wendlingen high-speed railway

The national road 10 (B 10) can be accessed via the Körsch valley or Nellingen ring road in a few minutes and connects with Stuttgart, Esslingen, Plochingen and Göppingen. The Bundesautobahn A 8 leads south past the town. It connects Stuttgart with Munich and Karlsruhe. The two nearest junctions are in the East Wendlingen (just 10 min.) and in the West Neuhausen (5 min.) In the municipal district is the Sulzbach viaduct that leads the Autobahn over the eponymous river. The Stuttgart Airport can be reached in less than 15 minutes.


  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band III: Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, Regionalverband Mittlerer Neckar. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2, S. 164–166.