|• Mayor||Frank Buß|
|• Total||10.65 km2 (4.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Plochingen is one of the main stations on line one (S1) of the Stuttgart S-Bahn. The Fils Valley Railway, part of the connection from Stuttgart to Munich, runs through Plochingen, with the Neckar-Alb Railway to Tübingen starting here. The public transport here is good, so that even on weekends bus and train connections are very frequent.
Close to the railway station is a Hundertwasserhaus, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and built in 1992. As this house should "not disturb the traditional skyline of the town", the house is rather conventional on the outside, which is unlike other Hundertwasserhauses. However, there is a single, significant tower in a style typical of Hundertwasser visible from outside the complex. The interior court evokes a typical Hundertwasser style. The courtyard also features a cafe.
Close to the Railway station is located the office of the Automotive giant BOSCH. Many people travel to Plochingen every morning for their work. Also near the Railway station, there is another company, Ceramtec.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Plochingen is twinned with:
- Official website (German)
Notable people from Plochingen
- Christian Friedrich Löw (1778–1843), Schultheiß in Beuren, Member of Landtag
- [Ferdinand Huttenlocher (1856–1925), Sculptor and painter
- [Heinz Mauser (1919–1995), chemist and professor
- [Gotthilf Fischer (* 1928), Chorleiter, bekannt durch die von ihm gegründeten Fischer-Chöre
- Werner Niefer (1928–1993), manager in car indistry Mercedes-Benz
- Gerhard Mahler (1930–1996), entreprenuer and politician (CDU), former Member of Landtag
- Egon Eigenthaler (* 1938), advertising graphic designer, politician (Republikaner), Member of Landtag
- Siegfried K. Wiedmann (* 1938), electrical engineer
- Herbert Henzler (* 1941), former manager of McKinsey (1985–1999)
- Thomas Franz (* 1953), major general of German Lufwaffe
- Jürgen Resch (* 1960), business executive of Deutschen Umwelthilfe
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