Denkendorf is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located 5 km south of Esslingen, and 14 km southeast of Stuttgart.

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Coat of arms of Denkendorf
Coat of arms
Location of Denkendorf within Esslingen district
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Denkendorf is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Denkendorf
Coordinates: 48°41′45″N 9°19′3″E / 48.69583°N 9.31750°E / 48.69583; 9.31750Coordinates: 48°41′45″N 9°19′3″E / 48.69583°N 9.31750°E / 48.69583; 9.31750
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Government
 • MayorRalf Barth
Area
 • Total13.06 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Elevation
291 m (955 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,240
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73770
Dialling codes0711
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.denkendorf.de

Geographical locationEdit

Denkendorf is just outside the Filder on the southern slopes of Körsch - and Sulzbach valley.

Municipality arrangementEdit

Denkendorf includes the homestead Spieth-Hof and the house Friedrichsmühle as well as proofs of the former village "Der hangende Hof".[2]

Neighboring communitiesEdit

Adjacent municipalities are Esslingen am Neckar in the north, Deizisau in the northeast, Köngen in the east Unterensingen in the south, Neuhausen auf den Fildern in the west and Ostfildern in the northwest (all Esslingen district).

HistoryEdit

Denkendorf is first mentioned in a document of 1129 in which Pope Honorius II took the monastery of Denkendorf under his protection. During the construction of the Autobahn (A8 today) in 1935, a series of Alemannic burial sites was uncovered, which are dated in the period shortly before 700 A.D.

 
Denkendorf in 1683, Forest book Andreas Kieser
 
Denkendorf-Abbey









After the end of World War II, the population soared, quadrupling from 1945 to 1995. Despite the district and municipal reform of 1973/74 Denkendorf maintained its independence.

CrestEdit

The coat of arms is a golden Lorraine cross with a golden letter D to the left and to right, all on a solid royal blue background.

TwinningEdit

Denkendorf has been twinned with the of city Meximieux in France (near Lyon) since 1986. The twinning involves summer camps, annual festivals, tournaments and student exchanges.

Economy and InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

From 1926 to 1978 Denkendorf was connected by the tram Esslingen-Nellingen-Denkendorf with the county town of Esslingen am Neckar. In Nellingen there is also access to the lines U7 and U8 of the Stuttgart light rail.

 
Sulzbachbrücke under construction Stuttgart-Wendlingen high-speed railway

The national road 10 (B 10) can be accessed via the Körsch valley or the Nellingen ring road in a few minutes and connects with Stuttgart, Esslingen, Plochingen and Göppingen. The Bundesautobahn A8 leads south past the town. It connects Stuttgart with Munich and Karlsruhe. The two nearest junctions are to the East - Wendlingen (just 10 min.) and to the West - Neuhausen (5 min.) Also in the municipal district is the Sulzbach viaduct that leads the Autobahn over the eponymous river. The Stuttgart Airport can be reached in less than 15 minutes.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band III: Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, Regionalverband Mittlerer Neckar. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2, S. 164–166.