Hundertwasser house

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Coordinates: 48°42′42″N 9°24′59″E / 48.71167°N 9.41639°E / 48.71167; 9.41639Coordinates: 48°42′42″N 9°24′59″E / 48.71167°N 9.41639°E / 48.71167; 9.41639
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
  Mayor Frank Buß
  Total 10.65 km2 (4.11 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 13,997
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73201–73207
Dialling codes 07153
Vehicle registration ES
The Hundertwasser house

Plochingen (Swabian: Blochenge) is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.


It is located at the confluence of Fils and Neckar, 19 km southeast of Stuttgart and the Neckar is navigable from here on.


For the first time Plochingen was mentioned in 1146 as "Blochingen" in a document of Conrad III of Germany. In Plochingen were two castles, but none of them are left.[2] Plochingen was 1698 post station on the imperial post road from Antwerp to Venice. The Fils Valley Railway came 1846 up to Plochingen, only a year after in Württemberg the line between Cannstatt and Untertürkheim had been opened. The Swabian Jura Association was founded in 1888 in the still existing restaurant Waldhorn. on 1 June 1913 a tornado destroyed numerous buildings in Plochingen.[3] On April 13, 1948, the municipality of Plochingen became a town. On 12 July 1968, was the inauguration of the Neckar harbor Plochingen. Since the beginning of the S-Bahn Stuttgart traffic on 1 October 1978, the vehicles are technically maintained and cleaned in the depot Plochingen. 1998 Plochingen hosted the Landesgartenschau of Baden-Württemberg.


Plochingen is one of the main stations on line one (S1) of the Stuttgart S-Bahn. The Fils Valley Railway, part of the connection from Stuttgart to Munich, runs through Plochingen, with the Neckar-Alb Railway to Tübingen starting here. The public transport here is good, so that even on weekends bus and train connections are very frequent.


Close to the railway station is a Hundertwasserhaus, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and built in 1992. As this house should "not disturb the traditional skyline of the town", the house is rather conventional on the outside, which is unlike other Hundertwasserhauses. However, there is a single, significant tower in a style typical of Hundertwasser visible from outside the complex. The interior court evokes a typical Hundertwasser style. The courtyard also features a cafe.


Close to the Railway station is located the office of the Automotive giant BOSCH. Many people travel to Plochingen every morning for their work. Also near the Railway station, there is another company, Ceramtec.

Plochingen on Neckar River

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Plochingen is twinned with:

Notable people from Plochingen


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