Metzingen in May 2008

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 48°32′12″N 09°17′09″E / 48.53667°N 9.28583°E / 48.53667; 9.28583Coordinates: 48°32′12″N 09°17′09″E / 48.53667°N 9.28583°E / 48.53667; 9.28583
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Reutlingen
  Lord Mayor Ulrich Fiedler
  Total 34.61 km2 (13.36 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 21,612
  Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72541–72555
Dialling codes 07123
Vehicle registration RT
Metzingen Weinberg

Metzingen is a Swabian[2] city with about 22,000 inhabitants, in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, 30 km (19 mi) south of Stuttgart.


The city is mentioned for the first time in documents from 1075. The cultivation of wine led to a spread of wealth around 1600.

During the Thirty Years' War, Metzingen suffered considerable destruction, and two thirds of the population died of a plague epidemic soon after.

After industrialization, different textile factories were built in Metzingen. In 1859, Metzingen was connected to the railline from Tübingen to Stuttgart.

Metzingen in the Kingdom of Wurtemberg near 1873


The following towns and municipalities are on the borders of Metzingen, they are named starting in the north and belong to district Reutlingen and to district Esslingen¹: Riederich, Grafenberg, Kohlberg ¹, Neuffen ¹, Dettingen an der Erms, St. Johann, Eningen unter Achalm and Reutlingen.

Factory outlet

Today, Metzingen is famous for its factory outlets, attracting people from all over the country and even Europe. Hugo Boss, which was founded in Metzingen and still has its headquarters there, started first with its factory outlet and was soon followed by other companies (e.g. Burberry, Reebok, JOOP!, Strenesse, Escada, Bally, Puma, Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.) who offer a range of their clothing at reduced prices. Today there are over 80 so-called "outlet-stores".[3]


  • 1804–1822: Christian Friedrich Kuhorst
  • 1822–1837: Georg Friedrich Gußmann
  • 1837–1864: Jakob Michael Beck
  • 1864–1878: Christian Hess
  • 1878–1910: Friedrich Caspar
  • 1910–1934: Wilhelm Carl
  • 1934–1937: Ernst Neuhaus
  • 1938–1946: Otto Dipper
  • 1946–1949: Gottlob Prechtl
  • 1949–1955: Willi Schmid
  • 1955–1961: Otto Dipper
  • 1961–1983: Eduard Kahl
  • 1983–1999: Gotthard Herzig
  • 1999–2008: Dieter Hauswirth
  • since 2009: Dr. Ulrich Fiedler (born 1972)


The town council has 26 seats, of which the CDU has 7. Since 8 February 2009, Ulrich Fiedler (neutral) is the mayor of Metzingen with 93% of all votes in the second voting.

International relations

Metzingen is twinned with:


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