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Hundertwasser house
Hundertwasser house
Coat of arms of Plochingen
Coat of arms
Plochingen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°42′42″N 9°24′59″E / 48.71167°N 9.41639°E / 48.71167; 9.41639Coordinates: 48°42′42″N 9°24′59″E / 48.71167°N 9.41639°E / 48.71167; 9.41639
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
 • Mayor Frank Buß
 • Total 10.65 km2 (4.11 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,809
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73201–73207
Dialling codes 07153
Vehicle registration ES
The Hundertwasser house

Plochingen is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.


It is located at the confluence of Fils and Neckar, 19 km southeast of Stuttgart and the Neckar is navigable from here on.


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.

Plochingen is located in Neckar
Plochingen on Neckar River

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

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Notable people from Plochingen[edit]

  • 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