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Bissingen is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Bissingen an der Teck
Coat of arms of Bissingen an der Teck
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Location of Bissingen an der Teck within Esslingen district
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Bissingen an der Teck is located in Baden-Württemberg
Bissingen an der Teck
Bissingen an der Teck
Coordinates: 48°35′58″N 9°29′33″E / 48.59944°N 9.49250°E / 48.59944; 9.49250Coordinates: 48°35′58″N 9°29′33″E / 48.59944°N 9.49250°E / 48.59944; 9.49250
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Government
 • MayorMarcel Musolf
Area
 • Total17.06 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,470
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73266
Dialling codes07023
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.bissingen-teck.de

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Geographical locationEdit

Bissingen lies at the foot of the Swabian Jura, the district Ochsenwang on the Alb plateau. The municipality covers an altitude of 384 m on the border with Kirchheim unter Teck-Nabern to 830 m in "Brucker Hölzle", which is at the same time the highest point of Stuttgart (region).

 
Bissingen an der Teck in Esslingen district

OutlineEdit

The municipality Bissingen an der Teck consists of the town core and the village Ochsenwang.

Neighboring communitiesEdit

Adjacent municipalities are Kirchheim unter Teck in the north, Weilheim an der Teck in the east, Neidlingen in the southeast, Lenningen in the south, Owen in the West and Dettingen unter Teck in the northwest (all Esslingen district).

HistoryEdit

As one of the first places in the district of Esslingen, Bissingen is documented in the year 769. It is mentioned in the written tradition of the Lorsch Codex. From the 11th century to the mid-12th century, Bissingen belonged to the House of Zähringen, then to the Duckes of Teck. The place came to Württemberg in 1326. Bissingen belonged to Oberamt Kirchheim, this became in 1938 the district of Nürtingen. In the course of the district reform of 1973, Bissingen was adjoined to the district of Esslingen. On the eastern edge are the remains of the Wasserburg (water castle] Bissingen.

IncorporationsEdit

On January 1, 1975 Ochsenwang was incorporated to Bissingen.

DemographicsEdit

The number of inhabitants are obtained from census results (¹) or from official extrapolations by the statistical office of Stuttgart.

Date Inhabitants
December 3, 1834 ¹ 1,871
December 1, 1871 ¹ 1,685
December 1, 1900 ¹ 1,602
May 17, 1939 ¹ 1,542
September 13, 1950 ¹ 2,078
June 6, 1961 ¹ 2,173
May 27, 1970 ¹ 2,583
May 25, 1987 ¹ 3,271
December 31, 1995 3,476
December 31, 2000 3,691
December 31, 2005 3,659
December 31, 2010 3,523

Points of interestEdit

MuseumsEdit

In Ochsenwang is the Mörike House Ochsenwang, where Eduard Mörike lived in 1832.

MusicEdit

Bissingen has a music club for brass bands, divided into youth and master chapel. Bissingen has adjacent to this a glee club. The MGV (Männergesangsverein) is divided into a children's choir (the "Kibize"), a mixed chorus ("Fresh Wind") and a men's choir.

Orchards as formative landscapeEdit

Bissingen is surrounded by extensive orchards. In order to maintain these habitats, the Horticultural Association Bissingen takes care of old tree stocks to ensure that landscape and varieties are preserved for future generations. This is done through the support of community-owned orchards and the establishment of a mother garden with old varieties.[2]

Natural monumentsEdit

The "Randecker Maar" in the district Ochsenwang is a former volcanic vent of the Swabian volcano.

 
Randecker Maar, Nature conservation area, Swabian Jura

Notable people from Bissingen an der TeckEdit

  • Johann Viktor Gruol the younger (?–1871), organ builder
  • Georg Ehni (1828–1904), Member of Reichstag
  • Robert von Gaupp, (1836–1908), state councilor, Member of Landtag
  • Friedrich Goll, (1839–1911), organ builder
  • Wilhelm Ederle, (1901–1966), doctor

Niece of Wilhelmina ederle was Gertrude Ederle famous swimmer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Obst- und Gartenbauverein Bissingen