|• Mayor||Joachim Scholz (2008)|
|• Total||24.94 km2 (9.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Neckarsulm (German pronunciation: [nɛkarˈzʊlm]) is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near Stuttgart, and part of the district of Heilbronn. As of 2004[update], Neckarsulm had 27,296 inhabitants.
The rivers Neckar and Sulm join there, hence the name, which is often misunderstood or mispronounced as "Neckars Ulm", an incongruity that would mean the Ulm of the Neckar, as the city of Ulm is well to the east on the Danube at the border between Baden-Wuerttemburg and Bavaria.
Neckarsulm is famous for being ranked first in the German Solarbundesliga (cities beginning at 10,000 inhabitants), a competition in renewable energy installations. Its other fame is that the Neckarsulm-Gundelsheim Weingaertnergenossenschaft (vintner's co-operative) is reputed to be the oldest in Germany; trollinger and lemberger are the principal varieties of grape that are grown.
Buildings and Constructions
- Teutonic Knights castle, featuring the Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum (the combined Motorcycle and NSU Museum of Germany)
- Neckarsulm TDS Office Tower
- Obereisesheim transmitter
- The medieval city wall is mostly intact along the riverside aspect of the town.
Schwarz Gruppe, owner of Lidl and Kaufland — the largest European grocerer —has its head office in Neckarsulm. The former NSU Motorenwerke AG (which has been acquired by Audi), the Audi Aluminium Plant, and quattro GmbH are located here. The NSU logo on early vehicles stands for the city name Neckarsulm.
Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm
- "Bevölkerungsentwicklung in den Gemeinden Baden-Württembergs 2014 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen)" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- "Impressum." Lidl. Retrieved on 28 September 2012. "Adresse: Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG Stiftsbergstraße 1 74167 Neckarsulm "
- "Die NSU-Firmengeschichte". Retrieved 2016-01-01.
- Wilson, Hugo (1995). "The Directory of Motorcycles". The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle. London: Dorling Kindersley. p. 245. ISBN 0-7513-0206-6.
Around 1890 Neckarsulm Strickmaschinen – "knitting machine" – Union began making bicycles.
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