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Coat of arms of Kornwestheim
Coat of arms
Kornwestheim  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48.8598°0′0″N 9.1852°0′0″E / 48.85980°N 9.18520°E / 48.85980; 9.18520Coordinates: 48.8598°0′0″N 9.1852°0′0″E / 48.85980°N 9.18520°E / 48.85980; 9.18520
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
 • Mayor Ursula Keck
 • Total 14.64 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 32,177
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 70797–70806
Dialling codes 07154
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.kornwestheim.de

Kornwestheim is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated about 10 kilometres (6 miles) north of Stuttgart, and 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of Ludwigsburg.


The Kornwestheim Drive-In Cinema is the only drive-in cinema in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It lies in the town of the same name in the Ludwigsburg district and is well-known outside the region. It has two projection walls; these are 15 metres high by 36 metres wide, and 10 metres high by 24 metres wide. For sound, the Kornwestheim Drive-In Cinema has two FM-transmitters which work on 89 MHz for the sound of the film shown on the big projection wall, and on 91.3 MHz for the sound of the film shown on the small projection wall. The light intensity of the projectors used is 6 Kilowatts.

Kreidler Werke GmbH[edit]

The well known small motorcycle and moped manufacturer Kreidler was situated here. It was founded in 1903 by Anton Kreidler and was at first a metalworking factory. Later in the 1950s they started producing small motorcycles with an engine capacity of 50 cc. In the later 1970s they became successful in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Riders such as Jan de Vries and Henk van Kessel won world championships and set speed records with these machines.

Twin towns[edit]

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Kornwestheim is twinned with:[2]