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Coat of arms of Leingarten
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Leingarten   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°9′N 9°7′E / 49.150°N 9.117°E / 49.150; 9.117Coordinates: 49°9′N 9°7′E / 49.150°N 9.117°E / 49.150; 9.117
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Heilbronn
 • Mayor Ralf Steinbrenner
 • Total 23.48 km2 (9.07 sq mi)
Elevation 168 m (551 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,187
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74211
Dialling codes 07131
Vehicle registration HN
Website www.leingarten.de

About this sound Leingarten  is a municipality in the district of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 7 km west of Heilbronn. It was formed 1 January 1970, when the municipalities of Großgartach and Schluchtern merged.



Leingarten is situated in the west of the district of Heilbronn at the Lein, a feeder of the river Neckar, at the base of the Heuchelberg.

Leingarten consists of the formerly independent municipalities Großgartach und Schluchtern, both have grown seamlessly together since they merged.

Neighbouring cities and municipalities are (clockwise, beginning in the east): Heilbronn, Nordheim (Württemberg) and Schwaigern.

Main sights[edit]

Visible from afar is Leingarten's trademark, the Heuchelberger Warte (Heuchelberg Watch), built 1483 by Duke Eberhard I of Württemberg.

In 2011 major renovation work began on Leingarten's city hall which included installing a new facade on the historically important building.[2]

Twin municipalities[edit]

Leingarten's is twinned with:


Honorary citizen[edit]

  • Hermann Eppler (born 1937), longtime mayor of Leingarten (1970-2002), honorary citizen of Leingarten since 2012

Other persons associated with the place[edit]

  • Ortwin Czarnowski (born 1940 in Tempelberg), former cyclist and teacher, lives in Leingarten


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