St. Martin's church
|• Mayor||Bernd Vöhringer|
|• Total||50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||449 m (1,473 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
- 1155 First documented mention of Sindelfingen
- 1263, Sindelfingen was founded by Count Rudolf Scherer of Tübingen-Herrenberg.
- 1351 the city was sold to Württemberg.
- Middle Ages Notable weaving industry
- 1535 Entrance of the Protestant Reformation
- 1944 Stuttgart/Sindelfingen oil refinery bombed by the Oil Campaign of World War II
- 1958 Partnership with the French city Corbeil-Essonnes
- 1962 Sindelfingen became a "Große Kreisstadt" (town with special governmental responsibilities within the larger county)
- 1971 municipal annexation of the neighboring villages Maichingen and Darmsheim
- 1987 the final traditional Sindelfinger Volksfest was held (the site was later required for a state-level horticulture and landscaping exhibition)
- 2013 Sindelfingen celebrated the 750th anniversary of its founding
The weaving industry survived until most of Europe's textile industry was devastated by Asian imports. Some textile distribution centres are still left in the town. Former weaving mills can still be found in the city area, now used as offices for the computer industry. This is due to the takeover of Hollerith by IBM which used the punched card technology from the weaving mills.
Points of Interest
- Old city hall (Rathaus), now the city museum (free admission)
- St Martin's church (Martinskirche) (built: 11th–12th century)
- A short alley with half timbered houses (Fachwerkhäusern)
- Old cemetery (behind city library)
- Witch's Leap
- the Cloister Pond (Klostersee)
- Large public swimming pool with a long water slide 
- Water-tower on Goldberg
- Water-tower Sindelfingen-Steige
- Water-tower Sindelfingen-Eichholz
- Friendship Fountain on the market place, designed by Bonifatius Stirnberg. Around a central fountain with the Pegasus are six small fountains representing the six partner towns of Sindelfingen. The figures can rotate.
- Miniature Railway in the Sommerhofen Park
- Powerline-branch Maichingen
- High-based pylons
- TV repeater Darmsheim
- Transmitter Tower Fuchsberg
- Transmitter Tower service area Forest of Sindelfingen
- Daimler AG factory. Tours can be arranged through Mercedes dealers.
- Haus zur Geschichte der IBM Datenverarbeitung (IBM Dataprocessing History Museum)
Sindelfingen has an annual International Street Fair which features ethnic food and performances from the partner cities, as well as from various local ethnic clubs.
The resident counts below are either estimates, based upon census (*) or official records of respective statistical offices. All figures after 1871 are taken from the statistical office of Baden-Württemberg.
- 1782, 30. April, Albert Schott, died 6. Juni 1861 in Stuttgart, jurist and politicianof the Frankfurt National Assembly
1921, 25. April, Karl Ganzhorn, died 25. August 2014 in Sindelfingen, physician, founder of IBM-Labor in Böblingen and member of board of IBM Germany
- 1948 Friederike Roth, author
- 1954 Erich Klemm, chairman of labour union of Daimler Benz
- 1967 Jörg Baldauf, Handicapped athlete
- 1968 Bernd Vöhringer, politician (CDU), since 2001 publicly elected Mayor of Sindelfingen
- 1968 Monika Henschel, musician, Henschel Quartett, (Viola)
- 1969 Christoph Henschel, musician (Violin), also Henschel Quartett
- 1971 Pascal Kober, parson and politician, Member of Bundestag
- Carl Eytel (1862–1925), desert artist who immigrated to America in 1885 and eventually settled in Palm Springs, California
- Cubeatz, hip-hop production duo
- Roland Emmerich, (born 1955), German Film producer, director, and author
- Wizo is a Punk rock band from Sindelfingen
- Christoph, Markus & Monika Henschel, sibling musicians
Sindelfingen is twinned with:
- Schaffhausen, Switzerland, since 1952
- Corbeil-Essonnes, France, since 1961
- Sondrio, Italy, since 1962
- Dronfield, United Kingdom, since 1971
- Győr, Hungary, since 1987
- Torgau, Germany, since 1987
- Chełm, Poland, since 2001
- Sindelfingen is a member city of Eurotowns network
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- "Sindelfingen". Eurotowns. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- "start" (in German). 750jahre.sindelfingen.de. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
-  Archived 18 February 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
-  Archived 9 April 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Fläche, Bevölkerung - Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg". Statistik.baden-wuerttemberg.de. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- "Eurotowns". Eurotowns. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- Sindelfingen travel guide from Wikivoyage