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Coat of arms of Vaihingen
Location of Vaihingen
Vaihingen is located in Germany
Vaihingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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
Admin. regionStuttgart
 • MayorGerd Maisch
 • Total73.41 km2 (28.34 sq mi)
217 m (712 ft)
 • Total29,154
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07042
Vehicle registrationLB

Vaihingen an der Enz is a town in the 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 CE. 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. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.

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