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June 10, 2022

Heilbronn is a German city found in the northern state of Baden Wurttemberg. The city is home to over 126,000 people, making it the sixth-largest city in the Baden Wurttemberg (BW) State. Heilbronn started as an industrialization center in the 19th century.

Heilbronn Fun Facts

  • The city was destroyed by air raids on December 4th, 1944. The inhabitants rebuilt the city from the ashes in the 1950s.
  • Heilbronn is known for its thriving wine industry that attracts tourists and wine enthusiasts alike worldwide.
  • The city covers a total area of 99.88 square kilometers and a total population of 126,458 people.
  • The city is built on the banks of the River Neckar and is adjacent to the Swabian-Franconian Forest Nature Park.
  • Heilbronns current Lord Mayor is Henry Mergel. He has been in office since 2014 and is expected to step down in 2022.
  • Henry Mergel was preceded by Lord Mayor Helmut Himmelsbach, who was in office from 1999 to 2014.
  • The city has a coat of arms that features a black eagle with a red tongue and claws settling on a golden ground.
  • Heilbronn is divided into nine boroughs:
  • Horkheim
  • Biberach
  • Kirchhausen
  • Heilbronn itself
  • Bockingen
  • Neckargartach
  • Sontheim
  • Klingeberg
  • Frankenbach


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