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Reichenbach an der Fils

Reichenbach an der Fils is a town in the Esslingen district in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Reichenbach an der Fils
Coat of arms of Reichenbach an der Fils
Coat of arms
Location of Reichenbach an der Fils
Reichenbach an der Fils is located in Germany
Reichenbach an der Fils
Reichenbach an der Fils
Reichenbach an der Fils is located in Baden-Württemberg
Reichenbach an der Fils
Reichenbach an der Fils
Coordinates: 48°42′36″N 9°27′58″E / 48.71000°N 9.46611°E / 48.71000; 9.46611Coordinates: 48°42′36″N 9°27′58″E / 48.71000°N 9.46611°E / 48.71000; 9.46611
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Government
 • MayorBernhard Richter
Area
 • Total7.43 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Elevation
276 m (906 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,436
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73258–73262
Dialling codes07153
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.reichenbach-fils.de

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HistoryEdit

Reichenbach was mentioned for the first time in 1268. In 1906, its name was changed to "Reichenbach an der Fils" to avoid confusion with other towns or villages with the same name.

TransportationEdit

Reichenbach is located 25 km southeast of Stuttgart, on Bundesstraße 10. Reichenbach's train station is on the Fils Valley Railway between Stuttgart and Ulm.

EconomyEdit

Due to a structural change in the German economy during the 1990s, the textile mill Otto (est. 1879) had to close down. The lathe manufacturer Traub was taken over by Esslinger INDEX-Werke and had to lay off a large number of workers in the process. Other businesses include the corrugated board manufacturer Seyfert, the conveyance company Nagel, the electric appliances manufacturer Electrostar and the plastic processing plant Volz.

Famous peopleEdit

Diem Brown (1982–2014) possibly born in Reichenbach an der Fils, as this Reichenbach is the largest one with this name in the former West Germany and very few Americans would live in East Germany in the 1980s as it was communist country. http://www.tmz.com/person/diem-brown/

  • Karl Brönnle (1879–1952), Reichsbahnrat, Member of Landtag (KPD)
  • Wolfgang Frank (1951–2013), football player and -trainer
  • Sabine Fohler (born 1963), politician (SPD), former Member of Landtag

Twin townsEdit

Sites of interestEdit

  • Brunnengasse
  • Mauritiuskirche

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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