City History

Bietigheim-Bissingen

A few data to the eventful history of our city
YearEvent
789First documentary mention of Bietigheim
around 870First documentary mention of Bissingen
1360Bietigheim and Bissingen become part of the Counts of Württemberg
1364Bietigheim incorporated as city
15th/16th centuryThe town of Bietigheim flourishes through viticulture and trade
1634-1650Decline in the 30-Years War
1847Connection of Bietigheim to the railroad network, subsequent industrialization
1930Incorporation of Metterzimmern into Bietigheim
1953Incorporation of Untermberg into Bissingen
1967Bietigheim becomes large county town
1975Merger of the two municipalities to form the new town of Bietigheim-Bissingen

       

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Coat of arms of the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen