Berglen is a municipality in the district of Rems-Murr in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Coat of arms of Berglen
Coat of arms
Location of Berglen
Berglen is located in Germany
Berglen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 09°28′10″E / 48.86139°N 9.46944°E / 48.86139; 9.46944Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 09°28′10″E / 48.86139°N 9.46944°E / 48.86139; 9.46944
Admin. regionStuttgart
Subdivisions21 Orte
 • MayorMaximilian Friedrich
 • Total25.87 km2 (9.99 sq mi)
308 m (1,010 ft)
 • Total6,400
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07195, 07181, 07183
Vehicle registrationWN


Geographical locationEdit

The community Berglen is located about 25 kilometers east of Stuttgart in 300 to 450 meters altitude in the Keuper hill landscape Berglen .

Berglen in Rems-Murr-district

Constituent communitiesEdit

The municipality Berglen consists of the following nine districts: Bretzacker, Hößlinswart, Barrenhardt, Öschelbronn, Oppelsbohm, Reichenbach near Winnenden, Rettersburg, Steinach, Vorderweißbuch.

Space divisionEdit

Total 2587 ha

  • 879 ha = 34,0 % forest
  • 1352ha = 52,3 % agriculture
  • 10 ha = 0,4 % recovery area
  • 8 ha = 0,3 % water
  • 162 ha = 6,1 % buildings
  • 158 ha = 6,1 % traffic area
  • 17 ha = 0,7 % others



Since the Reformation the area of Berglen has been predominantly Lutheran. There are Protestant churches in Oppelsbohm and Hößlinswart. The church in Remshalden Buoch, to the south-west of Berglen is responsible for several districts.


  • Gerhard Schnabel, Mayor of the former municipalities of Vorderweißbuch and Oppelsbohm from 1964 to 1972, and mayor of Berglen from 1972 to 1996
  • Wolfgang Schille, Mayor from 1996 to 2012
  • Maximilian Friedrich, Mayor since 2012-09-13
Parties and Voting communities %
BWV Bürgerliche Wählervereinigung Berglen (Free voters) 56,84 12 50,35 12
FBB Freie Bürger Berglen (Free citizens Berglen) 26,20 5 29,90 5
SPD-OL SPD-Open list Berglen 16,96 3 19,75 3
Altogether 100,0 20 100,0 20
Participation 57,14 % 58,93 %


Berglen has been in a partnership with Krögis, today part of Käbschütztal in Saxony since October 3, 1993.

Economy and infrastructureEdit


With the neighborhood school In the Berglen there is a primary and high school with Werkrealschule. Moreover, Steinach and Vorderweißbuch have their own primary schools. Schools can be visited in the neighboring cities. For the youngest members of the community there are six municipal nursery schools, and also a private forest kindergarten.

Regular eventsEdit

  • The Richtfest takes place annually in the Erlenhof district, organized by the Berglesbond association, which was founded in 1992.
  • There is a Street festival by local clubs in the Hößlinswart district.
  • There is a Christmas market on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in Advent in the Birkenweißbuch district.
  • The Linde Festival, organized by the Weißbuch Music Club (Musikverein), also takes place every year in the Birkenweißbuch district, usually in the first holiday weekend.



  • Werner Hofmann is the only honorary citizen of Berglen. The former school rector is the author of the chronicle and several native history books.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Friedrich von Klett (1781–1869), Württemberg administrative officer and Member of Parliament
  • Johann Georg Hildt (1785–1863), foreman and architect
  • Georg Bernhard Bilfinger (1798–1872), lawyer and politician
  • Hansel Mieth (1909–1998), German-American photojournalist
  • Jörg Hofmann (born 1955), trade unionist, president of IG Metall

Other peopleEdit

  • Otto Mörike (1897–1978), a resistance fighter against Nazism, who was a Lutheran pastor in Oppelsbohm, has been declared a member of Righteous Among the Nations
  • Manfred Winkelhock (1951–1985), race driver, lived in the municipality until his death
  • Denis Scheck (born 1964), German literary critic, translator and journalist, grew up in Bretzenacker


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
  2. ^ Statistisches Landesamt, Fläche seit 1988 nach tatsächlicher Nutzung für Berglen.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Berglen at Wikimedia Commons