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Neckarsulm
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Neckarsulm is loca<p><b>Neckarsulm</b> (<small>German pronunciation: </small><span title=[nɛkarˈzʊlm]) is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near Stuttgart, and part of the district of Heilbronn. As of 2016, Neckarsulm had 26,800 inhabitants.[2] The name Neckarsulm derives from the city's location where the Neckar and Sulm rivers meet.

Neckarsulm is known for its renewable energy projects and wine. The Weingärtnergenossenschaft Neckarsulm-Gundelsheim, or Neckarsulm-Gundelsheim winegrower's cooperative, is the oldest winegrower's collective in Germany. Trollinger and lemberger are the principal varieties of grape grown in this region. Schwartz Gruppe (Schwartz Group), which operates the grocery stores Lidl and Kaufland, is headquartered in Neckarsulm.

The city will celebrate its 1250th birthday in 2021.[3]

History and Geography

Neckarsulm is located in the Neckar River Valley. The town is approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the Löwenstein Mountains, part of the Swabian-Franconian Forest. The closest city is Heilbronn, the sixth largest city in Baden-Württemberg.

The urban area of Neckarsulm consists of the core city and the districts of Amorback, Dahenfeld, and Obereisesheim.

Archeological evidence indicates human activity in the greater Neckarsulm region as early as the 6th millennium. Graves found South of the old city walls indicate a Franconian settlement dating to the 7th century AD. [4]

Previously known as "Sulmana" or "Sulmgau," the city dates its founding to 771, as documented in a deed of donation to the Lorsch Abbey. References to Sulmana appear in the Lorsch Codex.[5] The area became known as Neckarsulm during the 16th century.[6]

Notable Landmarks

  • German Two-Wheeler and NSU Museum - a museum dedicated to two-wheeled vehicles including riding cars and motorcycles produced in Germany. The museum is housed in the Teutonic Order Castle Neckarsulm.
  • Stadtmuseum Neckarsulm - City museum of Neckarsulm that tells the history of the city from mideval times to present day. The building housing the museum dates to 1545. [7]
  • Neckarsulm TDS Office Tower
  • Obereisesheim transmitter
  • Remnants of the medieval city wall along the rives.

Mayors and Lord Mayors

  • 1845–1865: Franz Josef Alexander Heinrich Becker
  • 1865–1878: Josef Pecoroni
  • 1878–1885: Johann Nepomuk Kirner
  • 1885–1911: Bernhard Rettenmeier
  • 1911–1913: Heinrich Soller
  • 1913–1941: Johannes Häußler
  • 1942–1945: Oskar Volk
  • 1945–1946: Hermann Greiner
  • 1946–1949: Johannes Häußler (1879–1949)
  • 1949–1955: Erwin Wörner
  • 1955–1967: Hans Hoffmann (1915–2005)
  • 1967–1992: Erhard Klotz (born 1938)
  • 1992–2008: Volker Blust
  • 2008–2016: Joachim Scholz [8]
  • since 2016: Steffen Hertwig

Population

The numbers are estimates, census results (¹) or data from statistical offices.

Year Inhabitants
1527 ca. 1000
1635 ca. 1400
1756 1544
1810 2050
1849 2576
1. December 1871 2576
1. December 1880 ¹ 2845
1. December 1890 ¹ 3011
1. December 1900 ¹ 3707
1. December 1910 ¹ 5170
16. June 1925 ¹ 6692
16. June 1933 ¹ 7035
Year Inhabitants
17. May 1939 ¹ 8593
December 1945 7559
13. September 1950 ¹ 9319
6. June 1961 ¹ ² 15.299
27. May 1970 ¹ 18.517
31. December 1975 20.112
31. December 1980 21.871
27. May 1987 ¹ 21.534
31. December 1990 22.690
31. December 1995 25.788
31. December 2000 27.408
Year Inhabitants
31. December 2002 27.425
31. December 2004 27.296
31. December 2006 27.246
31. December 2008 26.828
31. December 2010 26.511
31. December 2012 25.754
31. December 2014 25.798
31. December 2015 26.304
31. August 2016 26.749

¹ Census results

² The population increase between 1950 and 1961 comes from the new district Neckarsulm-Amorbach. In 1955, around 3,000 people lived in this place.[9]

Economy

Schwarz Gruppe, owner of Lidl and Kaufland — the largest European grocery chain — has its head office in Neckarsulm.[10]

The city was the home of the car manufacturer NSU which was taken over by Volkswagen in 1969 and merged with Auto Union to create Audi. The former NSU factory is now one of Audi's two principal assembly plants in Germany and manufactures the company's larger, high end models such as the Audi A6, A7, A8. Audi's performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH, which manufactures the R8, is also located here. The NSU logo on early vehicles stands for the city name Neckarsulm.[11]

Further notable companies, headquartered in Neckarsulm, include Fujitsu TDS, Bechtle AG and Rheinmetall Automotive AG.[12]

Notable people

Honorary citizens of Neckarsulm

  • 1894: Franz Joseph Maucher (1826–1910) was a chaplain and par

    Neckarsulm is known for its renewable energy projects and wine. The Weingärtnergenossenschaft Neckarsulm-Gundelsheim, or Neckarsulm-Gundelsheim winegrower's cooperative, is the oldest winegrower's collective in Germany. Trollinger and lemberger are the principal varieties of grape grown in this region. Schwartz Gruppe (Schwartz Group), which operates the grocery stores Lidl and Kaufland, is headquartered in Neckarsulm.

    The city will celebrate its 1250th birthday in 2021.[3]

    Neckarsulm is located in the Neckar River Valley. The town is approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the Löwenstein Mountains, part of the Swabian-Franconian Forest. The closest city is Heilbronn, the sixth largest city in Baden-Württemberg.

    The urban area of Neckarsulm consists of the core city and the districts of Amorback, Dahenfeld, and Obereisesheim.

    Archeological evidence indicates human activity in the greater Neckarsulm region as early as the 6th millennium. Graves found South of the old city walls indicate a Franconian settlement dating to the 7th century AD. [4]

    Previously known as "Sulmana" or "Sulmgau," the city dates its founding to 771, as documented in a deed of donation to the Lorsch Abbey. References to Sulmana appear in the Lorsch Codex.[5] The area became known as Neckarsulm during the 16th century.[6]

    Notable Landmarks

    • German Two-Wheeler and NSU Museum - a museum dedicated to two-wheeled vehicles including riding cars and motorcycles produced in Germany. The museum is housed in the Teutonic Order Castle Neckarsulm.
    • Stadtmuseum Neckarsulm - City museum of Neckarsulm that tells the history of the city from mideval times to present day. The building housing the museum dates to 1545. [7]
    • Neckarsulm TDS Office Tower
    • Obereisesheim transmitter
    • Remnants of the medieval city wall along the rives.

    Mayors and Lord Mayors

    • 1845–1865: Franz Josef Alexander Heinrich Becker
    • 1865–1878: Josef Pecoroni
    • 1878–1885: Johann Nepomuk Kirner
    • 1885–1911: Bernhard Rettenmeier
    • 1911–1913: Heinrich Soller
    • 1913–1941: Johannes Häußler
    • 1942–19

      The urban area of Neckarsulm consists of the core city and the districts of Amorback, Dahenfeld, and Obereisesheim.

      Archeological evidence indicates human activity in the greater Neckarsulm region as early as the 6th millennium. Graves found South of the old city walls indicate a Franconian settlement dating to the 7th century AD. [4]

      Previously known as "Sulmana" or "Sulmgau," the city dates its founding to 771, as documented in a deed of donation to the Lorsch Abbey. References to Sulmana appear in the Lorsch Codex.[5] The area became known as Neckarsulm during the 16th century.[6]

      The numbers are estimates, census results (¹) or data from statistical offices.

      Year Inhabitants
      1527 ca. 1000
      1635 ca. 1400
      1756 1544
      1810 2050
      1849 2576
      1. December 1871 2576
      1. December 1880 ¹ 2845
      1. December 1890 ¹ 3011
      1. December 1900 ¹ 3707
      1. December 1910 ¹ 5170
      16. June 1925 ¹ 6692
      16. June 1933 ¹ 7035
      Year Inhabitants
      17. May 1939 ¹ 8593
      December 1945 7559
      13. September 1950 ¹ 9319
      6. June 1961 ¹ ² 15.299
      27. May 1970 ¹ 18.517
      31. December 1975 20.112
      31. December 1980 21.871
      27. May 1987 ¹ 21.534
      31. December 1990 22.690
      31. December 1995 25.788
      31. December 2000 27.408
      Year Inhabitants
      31. December 2002 27.425
      31. December 2004 27.296
      31. December 2006 27.246
      31. December 2008 26.828
      31. December 2010 26.511
      31. December 2012 25.754
      31. December 2014 25.798
      31. December 2015 26.304
      31. August 2016 ¹ Census results

      ² The population increase between 1950 and 1961 comes from the new district Neckarsulm-Amorbach. In 1955, around 3,000 people lived in this place.[9]

      Economy

      Schwarz Gruppe, owner of Lidl and Kaufland — the largest European grocery chain — has its head office in Neckarsulm.[10]

      The city was the home of the car manufacturer NSU which was taken over by Volkswagen in 1969 and merged with Auto Union to create Audi. The former NSU factory is now one of Audi's two principal assembly plants in Germany and manufactures the company's larger, high end models such as the Audi A6, A7, A8. Audi's performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH, which manufactures the R8, is also located here. The NSU logo on early vehicles stands for the city name Neckarsulm.[11]

      Further notable companies, headquartered in Neckarsulm, include Fujitsu TDS, Bechtle AG and Rheinmetall Automotive AG.[12]

      Notable people

      [9]

      Schwarz Gruppe, owner of Lidl and Kaufland — the largest European grocery chain — has its head office in Neckarsulm.[10]

      The city was the home of the car manufacturer NSU which was taken over by Volkswagen in 1969 and merged with Au

      The city was the home of the car manufacturer NSU which was taken over by Volkswagen in 1969 and merged with Auto Union to create Audi. The former NSU factory is now one of Audi's two principal assembly plants in Germany and manufactures the company's larger, high end models such as the Audi A6, A7, A8. Audi's performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH, which manufactures the R8, is also located here. The NSU logo on early vehicles stands for the city name Neckarsulm.[11]

      Further notable companies, headquartered in Neckarsulm, include Fujitsu TDS, Bechtle AG and Rheinmetall Automotive AG.[12]

      Main street "Marktstraße"

    • Old House of Neckarsulm

    • Church "St. Dionysius"

    • Old Castle of the Teutonic Knights "Deutschordensschloss"

    • Vineyards on mountain "Scheuerberg"

    • References

      1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
      2. ^ Neckarsulm, Stadt. "Neckarsulm - Daten & Fakten". www.neckarsulm.de (in German). Retrieved 25 July 2019.
      3. ^ "1250 jahre neckarsulm (1250 Years of Neckarsulm)". neckarsulm.de (in German).
      4. ^ Thierbach, Werner; Jacob, Christina (1992). "Vor- und Frühgeschichte im Neckarsulmer Raum". Neckarsulm. Die Geschichte einer Stadt. Stuttgart. pp. 25–30.
      5. ^ "'Neckarsulm' in Lorsch Codex". ub.uni-heidelberg.de (in German).
      6. ^ "1250 jahre neckarsulm (1250 years of Neckarsulm)". neckarsulm.de (in German).
      7. ^ "Stadtmuseum Neckarsulm (Neckarsulm City Museum)". stadtmuseum-neckarsulm.de.
      8. ^ Andreas Bracht: OB Joachim Scholz wird in sein Amt eingesetzt. Presse-Information der Stadt Neckarsulm vom 27. Oktober 2008.
      9. ^ Bernd Friedel: 50 Jahre Amorbach. Neckarsulm 2005, pp. 6–16.
      10. ^ "Impressum Archived 27 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine." Lidl. Retrieved on 28 September 2012. "Adresse: Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG Stiftsbergstraße 1 74167 Neckarsulm "
      11. ^ "Die NSU-Firmengeschichte". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
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        Church "St. Dionysius"

      13. Vineyards on mountain "Sc

        Vineyards on mountain "Scheuerberg"

      14. References