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Coat of arms of Gerlingen
Coat of arms
Gerlingen   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
 • Mayor Georg Brenner
 • Total 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Elevation 336 m (1,102 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 19,689
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 70839
Dialling codes 07156
Vehicle registration LB

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 southern most 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.

Twin towns[edit]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Johannes Rebmann (1820-1876), missionary, linguist and geographer, 1848 "Discoverer" of Kilimanjaro
  • Rainer Wieland (born 1957), lawyer and politician (CDU), Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Smudo (born 1968), birth name Michael Schmidt, singer of the band Die Fantastischen Vier
Half timbered house
Local museum Gerlingen
View of Gerlingen