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Kornwestheim
Coat of arms of Kornwestheim
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
Elevation
297 m (974 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 33,825
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
70797–70806
Dialling codes 07154
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.kornwestheim.de

Kornwestheim is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is the third largest town of the Ludwigsburg district, behind Ludwigsburg and Bietigheim Bissingen.

Since 1956, Kornwestheim has been an administrative district town in Baden-Württemberg.

Kornwestheim lies about 10 km in the north of Stuttgart. In the southwest Neckarbecken at the east edge of the Strohgäus within the Langes Feld. In the town, the Gänsbach flows east towards the Neckar.

History

Kornwestheim - Ehemaliger Bahnhof West
Building in Kornwestheim

Kornwestheim can look back at a history of more than 1200 years. It was first mentioned in official documents around 780 AC. Archeological findings furnish evidence for the populating of the area in already prehistorical times.

There was a Roman road that lead through the Kornwestheim urban area, which has been partially preserved as dirt road. Part of it was restored. In the western part of the city there was an even older road from the Bronze Age running towards what today is a highway.

Town layout

Kornwestheim 2016 Salamander-Stadtpark 03
Park in Kornwestheim

The municipality of Kornwestheim consists of the town centre and Pattonville. The latter became a part of Kornwestheim only at the beginning of the 1990s, having belonged to the Gemarkung Aldingen initially. The settlement was established in 1954 by the US army. After their departure a Company bought the area from the Federal Republic of Germany and divided it between the towns of Kornwestheim and Remseck am Neckar.

Pattonville has since been converted from a military to a civilian settlement.

The tower of Kornwestheim's town hall was built in the year 1935 by the architect Paul Bonatz. It serves not only as town hall tower, but also as water tower with a container of 800 cubic meters volumes and as clock tower.

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