Grain west home

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Wappen Kornwestheims Deutschlandkarte, Position von Kornwestheim hervorgehoben
base data
Land of the Federal Republic: Baden-Wuerttemberg
governmental district: Stuttgart
regional association: Stuttgart
district: Ludwigsburg
kind of municipality: Large district town
geographical situation:
Coordinates: 48° 52 ' N, 09° 11 ' O
48° 52 ' N, 09° 11 ' O
height: 303 m and. NN
surface: 14,64 km ²
inhabitants: 30.648 (31. Dec. 2004)
Population density: 2,093 inhabitants for each km ²
foreigner portion: 20.7%
postal zip code: 70797-70806 (old: 7014)
Preselection: 07154
Kfz characteristics: LB
municipality key: 08 1 18 046
city arrangement: Town center and 1 quarter
of the city administration:
Jakob Sigle place 1
70806 grain west home
E-Mail address:
mayor: Dr. Ulrich Rommelfanger

grain west home is a city between Stuttgart in the south and Ludwigsburg in the north in the center of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is to Ludwigsburg and Bietigheim Bissingen the third biggest city of the district Ludwigsburg and forms with the neighbouringDistrict town Ludwigsburg a central center for the surrounding municipalities.

Since 1956, with the entry into force of the Gemeindeordnung of Baden-Wuerttemberg, grain west home is large district town.

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grain west home lies in the southwest Neckarbecken at the east edge straw gau in “being enough so mentioned field”. In the city the wood or goose brook flows eastward to the Neckar.

neighbour municipalities

the followingCities and municipalities border on the city grain west home. They are called in the clockwise direction beginning in the west:
Möglingen, Ludwigsburg and rem-hit a corner at the Neckar (all district Ludwigsburg) as well as Stuttgart (urban area)

city arrangement

the city of grain west home consists of the town center and that Quarter Pattonville. The latter became only at the beginning of the 1990er years part of the city grain west home. Originally it belonged to the Gemarkung Aldingen (today: Rem-hit a corner at the Neckar). 1954 were established the settlement by the US army. After their departure a Zweckverband bought the area of the federation and dividedit on the city grain west home and the municipality rem-hit a corner at the Neckar up. Afterwards the new quarter civilian one settled. The western part belonged since that time to the city grain west home, the larger, eastern part to the city rem-hit a corner at the Neckar.

In the town center grain west home populated areas become occasional and/or. geographicalQuarter designations (west city, east city) distinctive, their borders however usually are not exactly fixed. In the last years new living and trade areas, primarily on the former locations of the Ludendorff and the Wilkin barracks in the east of the city, developed which were used to beginning of the 1990er by American troops.In the west of the city the Salamander area on parts of the shoe factory developed.

space planning

grain west home forms a central center with the neighbouring district town Ludwigsburg within the region Stuttgart, whose upper center is Stuttgart. To the central range Ludwigsburg/grain west home belongs still the cities and municipalities in the south andThe east of the district Ludwigsburg, in detail:Affalterbach, Asperg, Benningen at the Neckar, earthling living, free mountain at the Neckar, Grossbottwar, Hemmingen, Marbach at the Neckar, Markgröningen, Möglingen, Murr, upper field, Pleidelsheim, rem-hit a corner at the Neckar, Schwieberdingen and stone hometo the Murr.


by kornwestheimer areas ran from CAN place coming a Roman road, whose process remained keeping partial than dirt road. Some of their was restored in grain west home east close of the motorway. In the western part of the city direction motorway rana still older road from the Bronzezeit.

Grain west home as place probably originated in in 4. /5. Century n. Chr as alemannische scattered housing estate. “West home” was mentioned for the first time documentary around 780 n. Chr. in the Codex Laureshamensis of the monastery Lorsch. The place than Westhain became later (1294),then 1391 again as west home, finally Westhen (1478) and/or. The west (1482) and starting from 1553 as the grain west designates for the first time. The today's way of writing grain west home is since that 17. Century common. For many centuries grain west home was a wealthy farmer village, which profited from the fertility of the loess in the direct neighbourhood.First it belonged to the upper office CAN place, starting from 1719 to the upper office Ludwigsburg, from which 1938 the district Ludwigsburg came out.

Salamanderwerk in Kornwestheim am Güterbahnhof um 1920
Salamanderwerk in grain west home at the goods station around 1920

the traffic-favorable situation brought to the village end 19. Century a large increase, that soon after opening thatRailway connection Stuttgart Ludwigsburg 1846 began. 1885 created Jakob Sigle a shoe factory, the late supraregional well-known Salamander AG. 10.08.1888 motorized flight of Daimlers airship from CAN place to grain west home with pilot God-help Wirsum. The municipality grew further and received therefore with effect of the 1. April 1931 that Municipal law. At the 1. April 1956 took place finally the collection to the large district town.

Due to the situation between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg the city could not integrate neighbour municipalities with the regional reorganization. Therefore the city to today a more or less closed picture shows. Only the allocationthe 1954 by the US army based and at the beginning of the 1990er years abandoned settlement Pattonville in the east of grain west home brought new quarter to the city. The eastern, larger part of Pattonvilles belonged however to the neighbour city rem-hit a corner at the Neckar.


originally belonged to religions grain west home to the dioceseand CAN place was assigned to the land chapter. As in completely Württemberg also into grain west home starting from 1534 the reformation was introduced, consequently the place over many centuries was predominantly Protestant. First grain west home belonged to the Dekanat CAN place, later to the Dekanat Ludwigsburg. The originally only church municipality pc. Martin (churchof 1516) because of its size one divided. Developed the Johannesgemeinde (1921 as emergency church build, today's church of 1955), the Paulusgemeinde (church of 1968) and the Thomas municipality (community center of 1975, which is ökumenisch used). These form today together the total church municipality grain west home within the church district of Ludwigsburgthe Evangelist regional church in Württemberg. The March in municipality cares for also the Protestanten of the quarter Pattonville (the partial also to the city rem-hit a corner at the Neckar belonged). But there are the 2001 inaugurated holy spirit chapel in Pattonville, into which regularly services are held.

End 19. Century pulled also Catholic after grain west home. 1920 became the young Pfarrgemeinde its own Pfarrei and the church pc. Martinus was established, which however 1958 was again built. The 1975 build Thomas community center also by the catholics are used. The Pfarrei pc. Martinus grain west home forms today its own Seelsorgeeinheit withinthe diocese gang castle Stuttgart.

Beside the two large churches there is a Evangelist methodistische church in grain west home also free churches , under it. Furthermore also the Neuapostoli church is represented in grain west home.

inhabitant development

the numbers of inhabitants are estimations, census results (¹) or official updating of the respectiveStatistic offices (only main domiciles).

inhabitant 1595
1694 470
1758 628
1803 936
1834 1,373
1855 1,441
1 pays
population trend. December 1871 1,498
1. December 1880 ¹ 1,723
1. December 1890 ¹ 1,868
1. December 1900 ¹ 2,628
1. December 1910 ¹ 4.088
16. June 1925 ¹ 7,953
16. ¹ year inhabitant 17
pays June
to 10,200. May 1939 ¹ 14,706
Decembers 1945 12,622
13. September 1950 ¹ 20,734
6. June 1961 ¹ 26,296
27. May 1970 ¹ 28,843
31. December 1975 27,771
31. December 1980 27.037
27. May 1987 ¹ 28,061
31. December 1990 29,198
31. December 1995 29,818
31. December 2000 29,863
30. June 2004 30,622

¹ census result


local council

the local council of the city grain west home has since the last local election of 13. June 2004altogether 26 members, that lead the title “town councillor/town councillor”. They belong to the following parties:

  • CDU of 10 seats
  • SPD of 6 seats
  • L.G. of 5 seats
  • the Greens of 2 seats
  • FDP 1 seat
  • REP 1 seat
  • citizen for citizens - voter combination grain west home registered association. (BFB) 1 seat


At the point of the municipality grain west home Schult-hot, since 1930 the office designation mayor stood and since the collection to the large district town at the 1. April 1956 the designation mayor leads. This is selected directly by the voters on 8 years. He is a chairman of theLocal council. Its general deputy is the 1. Assigned to one with the office designation of first mayors and the 2. Assigned to one with the office designation mayor.

Municipality and/or. City heads since 1793:

coat of arms

the coat of arms of the city grain west home shows a golden grain sheaf in blue. The grain sheaf as “talking” coat of arms is already in the mark seal from 1695 tofind. The Blasonierung was specified 1925, at the same time the blue-yellow city flag.

partnerships between cities

the city grain west home maintains with the following cities partnerships between cities:

economics and infrastructure

Salamander-Schuhfabrik (Fassade steht unter Denkmalschutz). Im Gebäude gibt es noch einen Paternosteraufzug.
Salamander shoe factory (front stands under monument protection). In the building there is still another paternoster lift elevator.
E-work at the Stuttgarter Straße

the development of grain west home is inseparably linked with the shoe production and the mark Salamander. 1885that begins at that time 23-jährige shoemaker Jakob Sigle the mechanical shoe production in grain west home. With it the industrialization of the place begins and the ascent to the city.

1904 announce Sigle, together with its partner max of Levi, Salamander as word and picture mark. 1967, at present the largestBloom, employs Salamander world-wide scarcely 18,000 humans in the shoe production.

Starting from beginning of the 1970er years, with the fall of the German shoe industry, the further development of Salamander runs crisisful. The Salamander AG in-winds itself into a mixing company with the business fields of shoes, real estates, industry and service. ThatEnterprise is transferred in the year 2000 by the EnBW AG; 2003 are separated the shoe section the company.

Grain west home traffic-favorable situation at A 81 and at the railroad line Mannheim - Stuttgart with the marshalling yard grain west home Rbf (see traffic) determines its current economicalStructure. An abundance of small and medium-size enterprises are in grain west home resident - all far less well-known and importantly than Salamander, but in the sum a large economic Potenzial.

The retail trade in grain west home suffers from the suction of the larger, more attractive cities Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg,the two by rapid-transit railway or with the car in less than 15 minutes are attainable. The departure of the American crew and the task of the large garrison settlement Pattonville meant at the beginning of the 1990er years the omission of an important restaurant factor.


new station
view upthe federal highway
Portalkran auf dem Container-Umschlagbahnhof
B 27 Stuttgart Heilbronn leads

the marshalling yard gantry crane on the container envelope station by the city. By means of the road removed as force travel motorway grain west home can be attained by means of several exits. The federal motorway 81 Stuttgart Heilbronn can be attained by means of the connection points Stuttgart Zuffenhausen or Ludwigsburg south.

Grain west home has a passenger railway stationat the distance Stuttgart Ludwigsburg. Here also the lines S4 (Stuttgart Marbach) and S5 (Stuttgart Bietigheim) hold for the rapid-transit railway Stuttgart as well as the shoemaker course after Untertürkheim. Several Buslinien furthermore serve the public local passenger traffic (ÖPNV). All lines are at uniform prices within traffic and tariff group Stuttgart(VVS) to use.

Because of the western edge of grain west home is the marshalling yard. Around the 1600 goods railroad cars daily to new courses are arranged there. With it it concerns the second largest course education formation of Baden-Wuerttemberg. To the marshalling yard one of the most important and most modern container places of transshipment of the German course closeson. On the area also the development of a goods traffic center is planned, under what in this case a trade area for companies, which use a track connection, is understood.


as daily paper the Kornwestheimer newspaper, additional expenses of the Stuttgart messages appears in grain west home.

public mechanisms

grain west home have a notary's office.


grain west home has a High School (seriousness Sigle High School), a six-form high school (Theodor Heuss six-form high school), a reason and a hauptschule with work six-form high school (UHL and school), a promotion school (Eugen Bolz school) as well as three further primary schools (Eugen Bolz school, Schillerschule and Silcherschule).

The district Ludwigsburg is carrier thatErich fallow school - commercial school, which lies in the Kornwestheimer quarter Pattonville.

culture and objects of interest


stage performances take place particularly in the cultural center grain west home. It offers place up to 500 persons.


in the Schiller primary school is that“School museum Nordwürttemberg”.

The “museum gallery” in the Kleihues building points drawing of a bill to different ranges of topics, particularly for the art, city and culture history of grain west home.


hotel to the lion because of the main street
age water tower of the course

the today's city centre is between line and Stuttgarter Straße north the city hall,1933-35 one built. The city hall tower served at the same time as water tower (geographical coordinates: 9°11'11 of " eastern length, 48°51'39 " northern latitude), which represents the far away visible landmark of the city. In the today's city center also in 20 lies. Century developed catholic pc. March in church (1920, today's building buildhowever Evangelist Johanneskirche delighted of 1958) and the 1955. The old Evangelist pc. March in church was built 1516 and is appropriate in the center of the old village grain west home northeast for the today's city center. In 20. Furthermore century developed the Christ church of the Methodists (1913/14) and the chapel of the apostolischen municipality(1929).

Also the 1914 established water tower of the course is remarkable. This is because of the goods station, which is in the west of the city. Today a catering trade in the Wassertum, which is open in the summer, is. This makes the free view possible the inside the tower.

The Lurchiturm,a point-to-point radio tower in steel framework construction way, has the geographical coordinates 9°10'3 " eastern length and 48°51'44 " northern latitude. Old-established Kornwestheimer calls there against the largest fire-place (now only still received fire-place) the Salamander - works Lurchiturm.

night life

  • discotheque MGM
  • dance restaurant Luna - regionally well-known RussianRestaurant with Russian live music


Behind the cultural center the Salamander city park with a lake artificially put on lies. Between Salamander city park and old center the city garden lies.

A characteristic represents the Kornwestheimer cemetery: It is the only cemetery in Germany, on that personsand (house) animals together - although spatially something separately - buried lie.

culture associations


  • Kornwestheimer days


honour citizen

the city grain west home lent the honour citizen right to the following persons:

  • 1896: Hugo of Baur, Colonels and commander of the land military district Ludwigsburg
  • 1916: Jakob Sigle, secret Kommerzienrat, founder of the Salamander AG
  • 1916: Max Levi, consul, joint founder of the Salamander AG
  • 1927: Dr. e.h. Ernst Sigle, Ehrenvorsitzender of the Salamander AG
  • 1927: Isidor Rothschild, executive committee and supervisory board member of the Salamander AG
  • 1930: Friedrich Siller, Schult-hot
  • 1950: Karl Joos, founder of the district building society Altwürttemberg
  • 1963: Alfred Kercher, mayor a.D.
  • 1970: Marius Faisse, mayor of the twin cityVilleneuve Saint Georges
  • 1989: Dr. Siegfried of plow fields, mayors a.D.

sons and daughters of the city

personalities, those with the city in connection stand


  • Württembergi city book; Volume IV volume Baden-Wuerttemberg volume 2from “German city book. Manual of urban history - on behalf of the working group of the historical commissions and with support of the German city daily, the German standard ware and the German municipality daily, hrsg. by Erich Keyser, Stuttgart, 1961

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