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Waiblingen Overview

Waiblingen is a town in the southwest of Germany, located in the center of the densely populated Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide) Region, directly neighboring Stuttgart. It is the capital of the Rems-Murr district. As of September 30, 2004 Waiblingen accommodated 52,948 inhabitants (25,953 men and 26,995 women).

Waiblingen is a town about 15 km northeast of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg in the metropolitan region of Stuttgart. It is the district capital and largest city of the Rems-Murr-Kreis. Together with the neighboring southern city of Fellbach (Fellbach vacation rentals | Fellbach travel guide), it is a funding center for the surrounding communities.

Things to See in Waiblingen

The high watchtower at the Zwinger is the landmark of the city. At the highest point of the town, it is one of the few buildings Waiblingen dating back from the Middle Ages

The Michaelskirche is the main church of the city

Waiblinger Apotheker-Garten

Historic Rathaus

Beinsteiner Torturm

Museum der Stadt Waiblingen, built in the late 1500s

Waiblingen houses the principal office of the world's biggest chainsaw manufacturer, Stihl.

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More about the History of Waiblingen

Waiblingen was first mentioned in Carolingian documents in 885 at the time of Charles the Fat. It received its town charter in 1250. Waiblingen was property of the Salian kings, from whom the Hohenstaufen dukes and kings inherited it. It is assumed that the Italian name of the Hohenstaufen party, Ghibelline, is derived from "Waiblingen".

The town was almost completely destroyed in 1634 during the Thirty Years' War, and its citizens either killed or deported. It was rebuilt after the war; the existing old central part of the town dates back to the years between 1640 and 1700. Its fortifications are now well restored.

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Waiblingen is a town in the southwest of Germany, located in the center of the densely populated Stuttgart Region, directly neighboring Stuttgart. It is the capital of the Rems-Murr district. As of September 30, 2004 Waiblingen accommodated 52,948 inhabitants (25,953 men and 26,995 women).

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