|Area||10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|Population||12,486 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||1,146 /km2 (2,967 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Wernau was established in 1938 by the joining of two communities, Pfauhausen and Steinbach. These communities tried to unite in 1384 and again in 1681. While the first attempt lasted a few decades, the 1681 union by Franz Josef von Wernau did not last 7 years.
After WWII many refugees from Hungary moved to Wernau.
On April 1, 1968, Wernau received its charter as an official city.
Wernau is located on the southeast bank of the Neckar river. The Bodenbach river flows through the city. In 1981 the Wernauer Baggerseen (quarry ponds) were declared a wildlife preserve. Today it spans across 45 hectares. Another 5.5 hectares of wildlife preserve is located in an area of the city called the Wernauer Lehmgrube (clay pits).
Wernau is an attractive economic location. Famous companies like Bosch-Thermotechnik, the Japanese company Mori Seiki, the manufacturer of electrical component systems, 2E mechatronic, and the producer of folk costumes, Perry have settled here. Also handcraft companies and wholesale businesses have found a home in the city.
Companies based in Wernau
- DEWETRON Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH
- Eurotubes Thomas Klein Präzisionsdrahtführer und Löttechnik
- Junkers Gasgeräte (Bosch Gruppe) / BBT Thermotechnik
Arts and culture
The castle from the Baron von Palm (18th century).
Castle of the lords of Wernau.
Old church tower of St. Erasmus with its Roman elements.
Parks and outdoor recreation
Results from June 13, 2004:
|Grüne Liste||10.0%||+1.3||2 Seats||±0|
Results from October 21, 2007:
Total eligible voters: 9,123
Total votes: 5,300; 58.09%
Coat of arms
Blazon: „In silver, a black diagonal stripe with three golden balls.“
The coat of arms stems from the Herren von Wernau (Lord of Wernau), whose name is also the origin for the city's name. The three balls symbolize the legend of Nicolaus, according to which, the Bishop of Nikolaus from Myra threw three bags of gold through the window of a house where three poor girls lived, so that they could pay for their weddings.