Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

🇩🇪 Leonberg is a town in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg about 16 km (10 mi) to the west of Stuttgart, the state capital. Leonberg is the third-largest borough in the rural district of Böblingen. Leonberg is most famous for its picturesque market square, the centuries-old annual horse market, its past role as the seat of one of Württemberg's first parliaments, and the Pomeranzen Garden – Germany's only remaining terraced garden which dates back to the late Renaissance. Leonberg lies on the east bank of the Glems River on the lower slopes of a prominent hill known locally as Engelberg. The Glems flows into Leonberg from the south-east before turning north-west until it reaches the district of Eltingen. Here, it turns north-east into the western part of the old town, carving its way along the valley to the district of Höfingen before flowing north-east towards Ditzingen. For administrative purposes, the northern districts of Höfingen and Gebersheim belong to Strohgäu.

Economy Local companies include: • GEZE, a regional supplier of door closing and security solutions founded in 1863 and employing 1900 people, has its headquarters in Leonberg. • Since the 1990s, Robert Bosch GmbH has employed just under 1,000 people at its administration and development centre on a site formerly used by Motometer. • The oldest savings bank in Leonberg, the Leonberger Bausparkasse, was founded in 1924 as the Christian Emergency Confederation for Mutual Support. The bank was taken over in 2001 by the Wüstenrot savings bank. • Software company caatoosee, formerly based in Stuttgart, is headquartered in premises once occupied by Philipp Holzmann in Leonberg. • The traditional piano maker, Pfeiffer, relocated from Stuttgart to Leonberg in 1994. The organ maker, Mühleisen, is also based in Leonberg. • LEWA, an international supplier of processing pumps and metering systems has its headquarters in Leonberg. In 2009 the company employed about 400 people in the town. Leonberg falls within the wine-growing area of Württemberg called Remstal-Stuttgart. Most of the local vineyards lie to the south of the town in the Feinau area and on the Ehrenberg slopes along the Glems river.

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Leonberg has a population of over 48,753 people. Leonberg also forms one of the centres of the wider Böblingen district which has a population of over 392,898 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Leonberg is twinned with: 🇩🇪 Neukölln, Germany; 🇫🇷 Belfort, France; 🇭🇷 Rovinj, Croatia; 🇩🇪 Bad Lobenstein, Germany.

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