Neidlingen

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Neidlingen
Lindach River near Neidlingen
Lindach River near Neidlingen
Coat of arms of Neidlingen
Coat of arms
Neidlingen   is located in Germany
Neidlingen
Neidlingen
Coordinates: 48°34′45″N 9°33′54″E / 48.57917°N 9.56500°E / 48.57917; 9.56500Coordinates: 48°34′45″N 9°33′54″E / 48.57917°N 9.56500°E / 48.57917; 9.56500
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Daeschler
Area
 • Total 12.62 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,811
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73272
Dialling codes 07023
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.neidlingen.de

Neidlingen is a municipality in the district of Esslingen, in Baden-Württemberg, in southern Germany. It is overlooked by Reussenstein Castle.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Neidlingen lies in the central northern foothills of the Swabian Jura in the upper valley of the Lindach river, east of Randecker Maar (a former volcanic vent). The nearest town is Weilheim an der Teck. Neidlingen is part of the Swabian Alps Biosphere reserve. Nearby are four castles: Reußenstein, Erkenberg, Windeck and Heimenstein.[2]

Neighbouring Communities[edit]

Weilheim an der Teck, Gruibingen, Wiesensteig, Lenningen and Bissingen an der Teck are nearby.

History[edit]

The place name originates from the family name Nidilo or Neidlinger. The settlement was founded around the year 400 by the Alemanni. In the year 797, Neidlingen was mentioned for the first time, in a document of the Lorsch Codex.

Politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • 1998–2014 Rolf Kammerlander
  • since 2014 Klaus Däschler[3]

Points of interest[edit]

  • More than 20,000 cherry trees grow on the fertile and favorable climatic slopes of the Alb.
  • Am Seebach in Neidlingen is one of the last manufacturing stone mill of Germany. Here balls are made from the rocks around. [4]

Buildings[edit]

The landmark of Neidlingen is the Reussenstein castle. The castle, which was built in the late 13th century, was inhabited until the 16th century and then fell apart.

  • The historic parish barn in place has been preserved in the 1970s from demolition and now serves as a community center.
  • The Protestant parish church was in 1746 rebuilt in the castle garden.
  • The Neidlinger Wasserfall (waterfalls) is the origin of the Lindach.

Sports[edit]

Neidlingen is also known as flying area for paragliders. The launch site is located on a western slope east above Neidlingen (270 meters height difference).

The Turnverein 1910 Neidlingen operates the sports of football, athletics, winter sports and inline skating and has indicated that almost half of the population are members. [5]

Notable people[edit]

  • Johannes Hepperle (* 10. März 1882 in Neidlingen, † 28. Februar 1976 in Kirchheim unter Teck), carpenter and harmonium builder, holder of the company Teck-Harmonium in Kirchheim unter Teck
  • Heinrich Seufferheld (1866–1940), painter, professor at the university of Tübingen, lived in Neidlingen during summertime
Konrad Widerholt
  • Konrad Widerholt (* 1598 in Ziegenhain near Treysa; † 1667 in Kirchheim unter Teck), Württemberg commander, received in 1650 the rule over Neidlingen


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung in den Gemeinden Baden-Württembergs 2014 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen)" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band III: Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, Regionalverband Mittlerer Neckar. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2, S. 251–252.
  3. ^ Ulrich Stolte (2013-12-01). "Kommissar stürzt Bürgermeister" (in German). Stuttgarter Zeitung. 
  4. ^ http://www.kugelmuehle-neidlingen.de/39994.html
  5. ^ TVN Porträt, retrieved Dezember 27, 2015