Vaihingen

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Vaihingen
Skyline of Vaihingen
Coat of arms of Vaihingen
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Location of Vaihingen
Vaihingen is located in Germany
Vaihingen
Vaihingen
Vaihingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Vaihingen
Vaihingen
Coordinates: 48°55′58″N 8°57′23″E / 48.93278°N 8.95639°E / 48.93278; 8.95639Coordinates: 48°55′58″N 8°57′23″E / 48.93278°N 8.95639°E / 48.93278; 8.95639
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictLudwigsburg
Government
 • MayorGerd Maisch
Area
 • Total73.4 km2 (28.3 sq mi)
Elevation
217 m (712 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total28,695
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71654–71665
Dialling codes07042
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewww.vaihingen.de

Vaihingen an der Enz is a town in southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is on the banks of the Enz river between the large cities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. About 30,000 people live there.

History[change | change source]

Vaihingen is an old city, going back as far as the year 799 a.d.. Vaihingen was formally established as a town by Count Gottfried von Vaihingen in the year 1252. After theReformation, Vaihingen became a Protestant city. During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), Vaihingen became a battle ground between the Protestants and Catholics. The Revolution of 1848 hurt the economy in Vaihingen. Many people left Vaihingen to look for work in other towns. In the early 1900s, a railroad connection was made to Vaihingen. That brought more people, and also businesses, to Vaihingen. In 1938 Vaihingen became the regional center.

People[change | change source]

  • Jacob Friedrich von Abel (1751-1829), Professor of Philosophy
Born in Vaihingen May 9, 1751. Published his "Introduction to the doctrine of spirituality" ("Einleitung in die Seelenlehre") in Stuttgart, 1786
  • Karl Friedrich Hensler (1759-1825), Viennese theater director
  • Karl Gerok (1815-1890), Bishop
  • Friedrich Kellner (1885-1970) Chief Justice Inspector, Diarist
Born in Vaihingen February 1, 1885. Kellner lived in Laubach, Hessen, during WWII. He recorded the misdeeds of the Nazis in a secret diary. His 10-volume diary was exhibited at the George Bush Presidential Library in 2005. A Canadian documentary, My Opposition: the Diaries of Friedrich Kellner, was made in 2006.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.

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