Waldstetten

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Waldstetten
Coat of arms of Waldstetten
Coat of arms
Waldstetten  is located in Germany
Waldstetten
Waldstetten
Coordinates: 48°46′00″N 09°49′13″E / 48.76667°N 9.82028°E / 48.76667; 9.82028Coordinates: 48°46′00″N 09°49′13″E / 48.76667°N 9.82028°E / 48.76667; 9.82028
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ostalbkreis
Government
 • Mayor Michael Rembold (CDU)
Area
 • Total 20.95 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
Elevation 387 m (1,270 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,102
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73550
Dialling codes 07171
Vehicle registration AA
Website www.waldstetten.de

Waldstetten is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, in Ostalbkreis district.

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]

Established businesses[edit]

In Waldstetten are mainly medium and small enterprises located. One of them is the kitchen manufacturer Leicht Küchen, established in 1928. In Germany, the company has approximately 850 employees.

Education[edit]

In Waldsteten is the Franz von Assisi -School, a free Catholic Realschule. There is also the Unterm Hohenrechberg school. Moreover, there is a pure primary school in Wißgoldingen. The child care is ensured by four Roman Catholic kindergartens.

Regular events[edit]

The Albmarathon, a 50-kilometer ultramarathon runs regularly through the municipality.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Bernhard Rieger (1922-2013), a Catholic theologian and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Other personalities[edit]

  • Michael Brenner (born 1960), jurist, professor of German and European Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Jena, lives in Waldstetten.
  • Simon Baumgarten (born 1985), handball player, grew up in Wißgoldingen and attended the Realschule Waldstetten.
  • Dominik Kaiser (born 1988), football player, played in his youth for TSGV Waldstetten.
  • Carina Vogt (born 1992), German ski jumper and Olympic champion, lives in Waldstetten.

References[edit]