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Sindelfingen

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Map of Germany showing Sindelfingen

Statistics
State: Baden-Württemberg
District: Böblingen (district)
Area: 50,85 km²
Population: 60,856 (May 2004)
Population density: 1,197/km²
Elevation: 440 m
Postal code: 71043-71069
Area/distance code: 07031
Location: Template:Coor dm
Municipal code: 08115045
Car designation: BB
Arrangement of the city: 3 districts
Address of the
city administration:
1 Rathausplatz
Frankfurt (Oder) 71063
Website: www.sindelfingen.de
Politics
Mayor: Dr. Bernd Vöhringer

Sindelfingen has about 60,000 residents and is about 15 km south west of Stuttgart, Germany. It has an economy fueled mostly by the Automobile industry, especially by a factory run by DaimlerChrysler. In the middle ages, it was home to a weaving industry, and from that today there are still many fashion firms. The communities Maichingen and Darmsheim were incorporated in 1971.


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History

Geography

Neighboring cities: Böblingen, Stuttgart, Leonberg. In Sindelfingen the river Schwippe begins and the highest point is 531 meters above sea level. In the north lies the Glemswald (Nature reserve).

Economy

Automobile industry, Computer industry, Fashion wholesale

Sights

  • Old city hall (Rathaus), now the city museum (free admission)
  • St Martin´s church (Martinskirche) (built: 11.-12. century)
  • A short alley with half timbered houses (Fachwerkhäusern)
  • Old cemetery (behind city library)
  • Witch jump
  • Cloister Lake
  • water-tower on Goldberg
  • Water-tower Sindelfingen-Steige
  • Water-tower Sindelfingen-Eichholz
  • Friendship Fountain on the market place, designed by Bonifatius Stirnberg [1] (http://www.freienohler.de/personen/bonifatius_stirnberg.htm). Around a central fountain with the Pegasus are six small fountains represanting the six partner towns of Sindelfingen. The figures can rotate.
  • Powerline-branch Maichingen
  • Zweigart-Sawitzki-Bridge
  • High-based pylons
  • TV repeater Darmsheim
  • Transmitter Tower Fuchsberg
  • Transmitter Tower service area Forest of Sindelfingen


Ehrenbürger/-innen

  • Roger Combrisson
  • Arthur Gruber
  • Dr. Wilhelm Haspel
  • Wilhelm Hörmann
  • Karl Hummel
  • Dr. Wilhelm Langheck
  • Karl Pfitzer
  • Ernst Schäfer
  • Arthur K. Watson
  • Mina Zweigart

Traffic connections

  • Motorway A8 and A81
  • S-Bahn to Stuttgart respectively Herrenberg, Nebengleis mit Bahnhof für den Güterverkehr and Pendlerzüge.
  • Nearest airport: Stuttgart Airport.

Culture

Wizo is a Punk rock band from Sindelfingen.

External links

nl:Sindelfingen

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