Mühlacker (Swabian: Mihlacker) is a town in the eastern part of the Enz district in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Mühlacker station has direct rail connections with Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Pforzheim and the Northern Black Forest.
|• Mayor||Frank Schneider (FDP)|
|• Total||54.32 km2 (20.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||240 m (790 ft)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Since 1930, Mühlacker has been transmitter site, at which between 1934 and 1945 the tallest tower ever built of wood stood (height: 190 metres).
A further landmark is the water tower.
The community of Ötisheim joined onto the city so as to act as a single municipality for certain tasks.
Thirty Years' WarEdit
The Thirty Years' War brought hardship and misery. In 1648 only 50 inhabitants survived from originally 1242 inhabitants (1622). In the Nine Years' War (1688-1697) Dürrmenz was looted in 1692 by French troops. Eckenweiher was incorporated to Dürrmenz in 1832.
With the opening of the Württemberg Western Railway Stuttgart - Bruchsal in 1853 the industrial age began in space Dürrmenz-Mühlacker. As the Karlsruhe-Mühlacker railway was built in 1863, Mühlacker was at the same railway junction and border station. As a curiosity, until 1930 it had two stations side by side, the larger Württemberg station and the Baden railway station. Favored by the dismantling of custom barriers 1819-1851 and the abolition of the compulsory guild (1862), industrial enterprises settled near the train station.
With the dissolution of Oberamt Maulbronn, young city Mühlacker in 1938 was incorporated into district Vaihingen. During the Nazi period five of the eight Jewish citizens of Mühlacker were murdered in Auschwitz. The World War II ended in Mühlacker with destruction by air raids and artillery shelling. After 1945, 3000 refugees and displaced persons found settled in Mühlacker. As part of the district reform on January 1, 1973, the district Vaihingen was dissolved. The western region, with the town of Mühlacker became part of the newly formed Enzkreis. The eastern part of the district Vaihingen was incorporated into the district of Ludwigsburg.
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Hellmut G. Haasis (born 1942), writer and historian
- Frank Schneider (born 1961), since 2010 mayor of Mühlacker
- Verena Veh (born 1977), volleyball player
- Florian Naroska (born 1982), water polo player
- Kim Jeffrey Kurniawan, (born 1990), Indonesian footballer
- Anna Catharina Wedderkopf, (1715 – 1786), businesswoman, consultant and feminist
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
- "Homepage of the Town-twinning Committee of Mühlacker". Archived from the original on 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2013-07-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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