Marbach am Neckar
Marbach am Neckar
|• Mayor||Jan Trost|
|• Total||18.06 km2 (6.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||224 m (735 ft)|
|• Density||890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Marbach is known as the birthplace of the classical poet and dramatist, Friedrich Schiller. Although Schiller moved away as a child, he is commemorated in Marbach by the Schiller-Nationalmuseum und Deutsches Literaturarchiv (Schiller National Museum and German Literature Archive), one of the main archives of literature history in the country. In 2006, the Literaturmuseum der Moderne (Museum of Modern Literature) was opened for public just next to the existing museum. The iconic and modern building was planned by British architect David Chipperfield. It displays and archives 20th-century literature. Notable original manuscripts include The Trial by Franz Kafka and Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin.
The town has a picturesque centre with several churches (the older one is from the 16th century) and many historical houses, including the house in which Schiller was born.
Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit
Marbach am Neckar is twinned with:
Numbers are according to the text in dewiki (approximately)
1634: 1.765 1639: 863 1692: 1.478 1695: 609 1846: 2.450 1861: 2.200 World War I: 132 fallen 1919: 2.900 1933: 3.500 1980: 12.000 2005: more than 15.000 2015: 15.612
- 1539–1539: Michael Hunn
- 1903–1907: Johannes Härtner
- 1907–1925: Theodor Forstner
- 1925–1945: Wilhelm Kopf
- 1945–1948: Wilhelm Schenk
- 1948–1973: Hermann Zanker
- 1973–1997: Heinz Georg Keppler
- 1997–2013: Herbert Pötzsch
- since 2013: Jan Trost
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.