Filderstadt

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Filderstadt
Coat of arms of Filderstadt
Coat of arms
Filderstadt   is located in Germany
Filderstadt
Filderstadt
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
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Gabriele Dönig-Poppensieker (SPD)
Area
 • Total 38.54 km2 (14.88 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 44,721
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 70794
Dialling codes 0711 and 07158
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.filderstadt.de

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

Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Luxembourg was born here on March 21, 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.[2]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Other people related to the city people[edit]

  • 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, (born 1934), former German President, lived during his tenure as interior minister of Baden-Württemberg (1980-1983) from 1978 five years in the Ludwigstraße 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

Partnership towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung in den Gemeinden Baden-Württembergs 2014 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen)" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ "Impressum." Contact Air. 17 July 2012. Retrieved on 7 January 2015. "Contact Air Flugdienst GmbH + Co. Gottlieb-Manz-Straße 2 70794 Filderstadt"