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The old town hall
The old town hall
Coat of arms of Schiltigheim
Coat of arms
Schiltigheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 7°45′00″E / 48.6078°N 7.75°E / 48.6078; 7.75Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 7°45′00″E / 48.6078°N 7.75°E / 48.6078; 7.75
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg
Canton Schiltigheim
Intercommunality Strasbourg
Area1 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 31,239
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67447 /67300
Elevation 133–152 m (436–499 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Schiltigheim (French: Schiltigheim, pronounced: [ʃiltikajm], and sometimes [ʃiltiɡajm] by non-local speakers of French; Alsatian: Schelige [ˈʃelikə]; German: Schiltigheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The inhabitants are called Schilikois in French and Scheligemer in Alsatian.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Strasbourg, and is adjacent to it on Strasbourg's north side. In 2006, Schiltigheim was the third-largest town in the Bas-Rhin (after Strasbourg and Haguenau) and the fifth-largest in Alsace, with a total population of 31,239.[1]


Catholic church Sainte Famille in Schiltigheim

The town dates back to the 9th century, when it grew around the Sciltung castle and the Bothebür chapel in a place called Skitingsdtböhel.


The present or former home of a number of breweries, Schiltigheim is known for the "fête de la bière" beer festival in August.

Notable people[edit]

  • Wilfrid Kilian, P. Geo
  • Louis Jacobi, 19th-century physician and mayor
  • Elisabeth Behr-Sigel, Orthodox theologian, born 21 July 1907 in Schiltigheim
  • Alfred Muller, mayor from 1977 to 2008 and founder of the Democracy Movement Alsatian (MDA)
  • George Ritter, deputy and mayor from 1947 to 1971 (RPF)
  • Andrée Buchmann, Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, regional advisor, co-founder of the Greens, officer Greens (delegated to the regions), President of the Observatory of the quality of indoor air, Schillikoise
  • Yvon Riemer, wrestler, member of Olympia Schiltigheim. World champion Greco-Roman wrestling in 1995, silver in 1999 and bronze in 1991 and 1993. 5th Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992
  • Émile Stahl, painter (1847-1938), born and died in Schiltigheim
  • Christian Ernst Stahl, (1848-1919), botanist, born in Schiltigheim
  • Thomas Voeckler, cyclist, born in 1979 in Schiltigheim
  • Antonia Rendinger, actress and comedian, born in 1974 in Schiltigheim
  • Bruno Spengler, racing driver, born in 1983 in Schiltigheim
  • Benjamin Latt, World Champion cane fighting, European Champion and multiple champion of France. Born in 1987, residing and practicing in Schiltigheim.
  • Alfred Daul, locksmith, councilor and MP (PCF) Lower Rhine (1936-1940), who died in 1973 Schiltigheim 17
  • Ood Serrière, designer, cartoon born in 1981 in Schiltigheim
  • Jean Weissenbach, a biologist and director of research at CNRS . He completed his schooling at the primary school Exen Schiltigheim. He currently leads the Genoscope in Évry. In April 2010, the town of Schiltigheim was awarded the title of honorary citizen.
  • Hoffherr Georges (1795-1873), born in Schiltigheim, founder of the brewery Georges in Lyon in 1836
  • Jean-Jacques Jung, painter (1929-2012), born and died in Schiltigheim
  • Lucien Jung, painter (1936-2012), born and died in Schiltigheim
  • Ernst Barthel (1890-1953) born in Schiltigheim, philosopher, mathematician, inventor
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert (1991- ) French tennis player, 2-time doubles champion

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