Korb is a municipality in the Rems-Murr district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located 3 km east of Waiblingen, and 15 km northeast of Stuttgart. Korb is known for the wines produced in the area.

Coat of arms of Korb
Coat of arms
Location of Korb
Korb is located in Germany
Korb is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 48°50′30″N 09°21′40″E / 48.84167°N 9.36111°E / 48.84167; 9.36111Coordinates: 48°50′30″N 09°21′40″E / 48.84167°N 9.36111°E / 48.84167; 9.36111
Admin. regionStuttgart
 • MayorJochen Müller
 • Total8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
296 m (971 ft)
 • Total10,759
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07151
Vehicle registrationWN


Older HistoryEdit

The first known written mention dates from the year 1270. In an Esslingen document from the year 1270 is testified that the hospital in Esslingen has acquired land in Korb from the convent in Steinheim (Murr).

Middle AgesEdit

Only in 1270 Korb will appear in the said document again. During the Thirty Years' War 1618-1648 there was great distress, and Korb was partially totally uninhabited (1636-38). Peasant uprising (1514 " Poor Conrad ") and the French invasion (1797) made also great suffer for Korb. Over the centuries the wine played a major role in the predominantly rural population. He made practically the main source of income.

Korb Württemberg Town hall

Family HistoryEdit

During the Thirty Years' War the city suffered severe population losses. A few families were able to escape through temporary escape, including the Singer family.

Modern History/Modern TimesEdit

Only the industrialization around the turn of the century made the change for Korb to the today residential community. Before had been a catastrophic phylloxera infestation, all the vine yards in the Remstal had to be burned.

Autumn in Korb


Korb is connected through the Bundesstraße 14 to the national road network. Coming from the north Korb is mostly connected about the exit Mundelsheim of the Bundesautobahn 81.

Kirche Kleinheppach 2016

Buses that run frequently connect Korb with the Waiblingen station, as well as over Kleinheppach with Endersbach station to Weinstadt.

Notable peoples from KorbEdit

  • Jakob Friedrich Weishaar (1775–1834), president of the chamber of deputies of the Württemberg Landtag
  • Alfred Leikam (1915–1992), Righteous among the Nations and mayor of Korb 1945
  • Marco Fritz (born 1977), Football Bundesliga referee
  • Yvonne Englich (born 1979), international successful wrestler


  • Ernst, Gottlob: Korb Steinreinach, Die Geschichte zweier Weinbausiedlungen. Korb 1970
  • Heinrich, Jörg: Kirchenbuch Korb, 1662 bis 1807. Abschrift, Karlsruhe 2010


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.