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:
- Heilbronn itself