|• Mayor||Frank Schneider (FDP)|
|• Total||54.32 km2 (20.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||240 m (790 ft)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Mühlacker is a town in the eastern part of the Enz district in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Mühlacker station has direct rail connections with Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Pforzheim and the Northern Black Forest.
Since 1930, Mühlacker has been transmitter site, at which between 1934 and 1945 the tallest tower ever built of wood stood (height: 190 metres).
A further landmark is the water tower.
The community of Ötisheim joined onto the city so as to act as a single municipality for certain tasks.
Thirty Years' War
The Thirty Years' War brought hardship and misery. In 1648 were from originally 1242 inhabitants (1622) only 50 left. In the Nine Years' War (1688-1697) Dürrmenz was looted in 1692 by French troops. Eckenweiher was incorporated to Dürrmenz in 1832.
With the opening of the Württemberg Western Railway Stuttgart - Bruchsal in 1853 the industrial age began in space Dürrmenz-Mühlacker. As the Karlsruhe-Mühlacker railway was built in 1863, Mühlacker was at the same railway junction and border station. As a curiosity, it had yet to 1930 two stations side by side, the larger Württemberg station and the Baden railway station. Favored by the dismantling of custom barriers 1819-1851 and the abolition of the compulsory guild (1862), industrial enterprises settled near the train station.
With the dissolution of Oberamt Maulbronn, young city Mühlacker came in 1938 to district Vaihingen. During the Nazi period five of the eight Jewish citizens of Mühlacker were murdered in Auschwitz. The World War II ended in Mühlacker with destruction by air raids and artillery shelling. After 1945, 3000 refugees and displaced persons found in Mühlacker a new home. As part of the district reform on January 1, 1973, the district Vaihingen was resolved. The western region, with the town of Mühlacker became part of the newly formed Enzkreis. The eastern part of the district Vaihingen came to the district of Ludwigsburg.
Mühlacker is twinned with:
Sons and daughters of the town
- Hellmut G. Haasis (born 1942), writer and historian
- Frank Schneider (born 1961), since 2010 mayor of Mühlacker
- Verena Veh (born 1977), volleyball player
- Florian Naroska (born 1982), water polo player
- Kim Jeffrey Kurniawan, (born 1990), Indonesian footballer
- Anna Catharina Wedderkopf, (1715 – 1786), businesswoman, consultant and feminist
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- "Homepage of the Town-twinning Committee of Mühlacker". Retrieved 2013-07-15.
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