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Besigheim
Coat of arms
Location of Besigheim
Besigheim
Besigheim
Besigheim
Besigheim
Coordinates: 48°59.9′N 9°8.5′E / 48.9983°N 9.1417°E / 48.9983; 9.1417Coordinates: 48°59.9′N 9°8.5′E / 48.9983°N 9.1417°E / 48.9983; 9.1417
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictLudwigsburg
Founded12th century
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,711
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74354
Dialling codes07143
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewww.besigheim.de
Besigheim
Besigheim
Besigheim on Neckar River

Besigheim is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

It is situated 13 km north of Ludwigsburg at the confluence of the Neckar and Enz rivers. The town has many old buildings and a town hall that dates back to 1459. There are two medieval towers, Gothic church, cobblestone market place and other historical objects of interest.

History

Besigheim was founded in the 12th century as a well- defended walled city. The first mention of the city in official documentation was in 1153 in a decree by King Friedrich I.

In 1693 the fortifications were all but destroyed by French troops, and by 1750 were little more than rubble.

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Besigheim is twinned with:

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.