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Location of Gerlingen
Coordinates: 48°48′0″N 9°3′55″E / 48.80000°N 9.06528°E / 48.80000; 9.06528Coordinates: 48°48′0″N 9°3′55″E / 48.80000°N 9.06528°E / 48.80000; 9.06528
Admin. regionStuttgart
 • MayorDirk Oestringer (Ind.)
 • Total17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
336 m (1,102 ft)
 • Total19,817
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07156
Vehicle registrationLB Edit this at Wikidata

Gerlingen is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 9 km west of Stuttgart, and 15 km southwest of Ludwigsburg. Gerlingen is home to Bosch, a major engineering and electronics company.


Gerlingen is the southernmost district of Ludwigsburg, neighboring the town of Ditzingen to the north, the district of Stuttgart to the east, and the town of Leonberg to the west.

The urban area is split between two distinct parts. In the north, a part of the Neckar Basin which is predominately agricultural. In the south, the Gelmswald and hills to the western border with Leonberg.


Early History

Paleolithic history is largely unknown beyond three pieces of mammoth tooth found during a construction project in 1955. Evidence of Linear pottery culture of the early Neolithic were found in 1972 when potsherds as well as other rocks, bones, and fire equipment were found.

Twin towns

Sons and daughters of the city

Half timbered house
Half timbered house
Local museum Gerlingen
Local museum Gerlingen


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