Filderstadt

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Filderstadt
Old school in Filderstadt-Bonlanden
Old school in Filderstadt-Bonlanden
Coat of arms of Filderstadt
Location of Filderstadt within Esslingen district
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Filderstadt
Filderstadt is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°40′49″N 9°13′6″E / 48.68028°N 9.21833°E / 48.68028; 9.21833Coordinates: 48°40′49″N 9°13′6″E / 48.68028°N 9.21833°E / 48.68028; 9.21833
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Government
 • Lord mayor (2015–23) Christoph Traub[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total38.54 km2 (14.88 sq mi)
Elevation
371 m (1,217 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total45,814
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
70794
Dialling codes0711 and 07158
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.filderstadt.de

Filderstadt (German pronunciation: [ˈfɪldɐˌʃtat] (listen); Swabian: Fildorsdadd) is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located approximately 13 km south of Stuttgart.

Filderstadt is located next to the Stuttgart Airport and the new Trade Fair. Line S2 of the Stuttgart S-Bahn terminates at Filderstadt station.

Filderstadt was created as a town in 1975 from five smaller villages called Bernhausen, Bonlanden, Plattenhardt, Sielmingen and Harthausen.

From 1978 to 2005, it played host to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a WTA Tier II event.

Princess Claire of Luxembourg was born here on 21 March 1985.

German writer Michael Ende, author of The Neverending Story, died in Filderstadt in 1995.

Economy[edit]

Contact Air once had its headquarters in Filderstadt.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Eduard Mörike
  • Eduard Mörike (1804–1875), Swabian poet, held in Bernhäuser Jakobuskirche his first sermon and lived during his time as a vicar in 1829 a few months in the Plattenhardt rectory
  • Michael Ende (1929–1995), writer of books for children, (Die unendliche Geschichte, Momo), died in Bonlanden (Filderklinik)
  • Roman Herzog (1934–2017), politician (CDU), former German President, lived during his tenure as interior minister of Baden-Württemberg (1980–1983) from 1978 five years in the Ludwigstraße (Ludwig street) in Bernhausen
  • Paul Maar (born 1937), writer and illustrator, taught in the 1970s for several years as an art teacher at the Eduard-Spranger-Gymnasium in Bernhausen
  • Laura Siegemund (born 1988), tennis player
  • Helen Grobert (born 1992), cyclist
  • Marvin Plattenhardt (born 1992), soccer player at Hertha BSC
  • Leonie Adam (born 1993), trampoline gymnast

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Filderstadt is twinned with:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aktuelle Wahlergebnisse, Staatsanzeiger, accessed 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.
  3. ^ "Impressum." Contact Air. 17 July 2012. Retrieved on 7 January 2015. "Contact Air Flugdienst GmbH + Co. Gottlieb-Manz-Straße 2 70794 Filderstadt"
  4. ^ "Partnerstädte". filderstadt.de (in German). Filderstadt. Retrieved 2019-11-30.