Abstatt is a municipality in the district of Heilbronn in Baden- Württemberg ( Germany ) and belongs to the marginal zone of the metropolitan region of Stuttgart.

  • 3.1 Mayor
  • 3.2 municipal
  • 3.3 Coat of Arms and Flag
  • 3.4 Partner community
  • 4.1 Structures
  • 4.2 Art and Museums
  • 6.1 Viticulture
  • 6.2 traffic
  • 6.3 Established businesses
  • 6.4 Media
  • 6.5 Public bodies
  • 6.6 Education
  • 7.1 freeman
  • Born 7.2 Abstatt
  • 7.3 Connected to Abstatt


Geographical location

Abstatt located in the south of the district of Heilbronn in the Valley of Schozach. The city of Heilbronn is approximately 10 km in a north-westerly direction away. Abstatt has a share in the natural areas Swabian- Franconian Forest and the Neckar basin.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring cities and municipalities Abstatts are ( clockwise from the west): Ilsfeld, subgroup Bach, the city Lauffen ( exclave town forest Etzlenswenden ) and the town of Beilstein, all belonging to the district of Heilbronn. Together with Beilstein, Ilsfeld and Untergruppenbach forms Abstatt the Gemeindeverwaltungsverband " Schozach - Bottwartal " based in Ilsfeld.

Community structure

To Abstatt except Abstatt include even more of the Hamlet Happenbach which formed its own borough until April 1, 1934, and the living spaces Vohenlohe and Wildeck Castle.


Abstatt was first documented in 1293. 1490 arrived the place was sold to Ludwig of Bavaria- Pfalz, a son of the Elector Frederick I the Victorious of the Palatinate, the county Lowenstein struck him that he had already received in 1488. 1510 Abstatt was part of Württemberg. The place Vohenlohe and the Württemberg part of Happenbach were then co-managed by Abstatt from. From 1806 formed Abstatt with Vohenlohe, Wildeck and Happenbach first private Patrimonialamt. Together with Vohenlohe and Wildeck came Abstatt 1810 Oberamt Besigheim, Happenbach came, however, to the upper office Heilbronn. 1842 also came Abstatt, Vohenlohe and Wildeck to Oberamt Heilbronn, in 1938 became the district of Heilbronn.

In 1933, 833 residents counted in 1939 there were 807 Until the Second World War, the community was dominated by agriculture, and later became a typical residential area in the catchment area of Heilbronn.



Parish council

The council has Abstatts after the local elections of 7 June 2009 14 seats. It is composed as follows:

The turnout was 57.0 %; 3.9 percentage points less than in the 2004 election.

Another member of the council and its chairman is the mayor.

Coat of arms and flag

The blazon of the coat of arms Abstatter is: In split- front plate in red on the left inverted golden Abtsstab, back in gold a red lion. The municipal flag is red and white.

A seal Abstatts from 1628 when the town belonged to the Counts of Löwenstein containing Löwensteinsche coat of arms: a standing on a four mountain crowned lion. First, turned to the right, the lion appears on seals of 1697 and 1768 turned to the left. At the beginning of the 20th century only one rising to the left lion was left in the office of mayor seal Abstatts. The municipality asked in 1907 the Württemberg Archives Directorate to a proposal for a new coat of arms. Unaware of the ancient seal the Archive Directorate suggested the current coat of arms before: a Abtsstab the symbolization of the place name, which supposedly derives from Abtsstatt, and a lion because of the historical ties to the county Lowenstein. Since the Abtsstab was a denominational character of Abstatt initially rejected, the Directorate took another second proposal, which contained the lion a black Hirsch rod as a sign of links to Württemberg. The community decided on November 21, 1907 but then for the original proposal. The flag was presented to the community on September 5, 1980 by the District Office of the district Heilbronn.

Partner community

There is a partnership with Léhon in the department of Côtes -d'Armor in Brittany.

Culture and sights


  • The Wildeck Castle at Vohenlohe (also Wildeck Castle ) was built in the 12th century and now houses a experimental farm of the Weinberger wine school.
  • The Protestant church was Stephen late baroque built in 1766 on the remains of an older Gothic previous building and rebuilt after a fire in 1899 by Heinrich Dolmetsch.
  • The old town hall in Abstatt was built after 1750 on the site of the old castle dialed as the official home of the Counts of Löwenstein -Wertheim -Rochefort. After the mediatization of the imperial knights, the building served as a princely löwensteinisches patrimonial staff office, and later as Rentamt, after 1868 as Forestry Office. The building came in 1906 in the possession of the municipality Abstatt and was then converted into a town hall. Meanwhile, it was extended with a modern extension.
  • In Abstatt also include several historic half-timbered houses. In the Auensteiner street the building No. 22 is dated to the 15th or 16th century, the No. 15 is another old half-timbered house, which was in 1795 in Baroque style.
  • In the cemetery there is the made ​​of sandstone tomb of Count Albrecht von Löwenstein ( 1536-1587 ). The tomb was once located in the church, was then later moved next to the Town Hall in front of the gate of the house and Löwensteinischen office came in 1979 after restoration to its current location.

Half-timbered house

Tomb of Albert of Lowenstein

Art and Museums

Abstatt has a local history museum. In the center of Abstatt numerous large, different brightly painted cat figures were permanently established, the Rällinge. Rälling is the Utzname the Abstatter and means as much as " enterprising cat looking for a wife ."


Abstatt located in the district of the District Court of Heilbronn. Within the ordinary courts that the Heilbronn Regional Court and the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart are superior. Any legal disputes arising from Abstatt the Labour Court Heilbronn and for social justice, the Social Court Heilbronn territorial competence for the labor courts; continue Abstatt belongs to the district of the administrative court of Stuttgart.

Economy and infrastructure


Abstatt is a wine-growing village, whose documents are Großlage Schozachtal in the field Württembergisch lowlands of the Württemberg wine region. After the town Happenbach the variety Happenbach is named.


Abstatt located directly on the A81 motorway between junctions Ilsfeld and Heilbronn / Untergruppenbach.

Established businesses

Since 2004, the Robert Bosch GmbH is represented by a development center in Abstatt, the 2350 people working there (as of June 2007). Is also located in the Bosch subsidiary Bosch Engineering GmbH. Abstatt is the headquarters of belonging to SAP SAP system house Steeb. Steeb charge of the SME business in the SAP environment.

The international record label Massacre Records has its headquarters in Abstatt


About the events in Abstatt the daily reports Heilbronner Stimme in its issue SO, south-east.

Public institutions

Around the castle Wildeck operates the State Training and Research Institute for Viticulture and Pomology vineyard in an experimental farm organic viticulture.


There are Abstatt a primary school and a community library.



  • Rüdiger Braun ( born 1953 or 1954), Mayor Abstatts 1988-2011 (awarded 2011)

Born in Abstatt

  • Joseph Bick (1880-1952), philologist, Director General of the Austrian National Library and prisoner in the concentration camps Dachau and Sachsenhausen
  • Willus Brenner (1902-1984), painter

Connected to Abstatt

  • Alexander Bertsch ( born 1940 ), writer; lives in Abstatt
  • Wolfgang Bebber (* 1943), politician; 1980-1996 in the council of Abstatt
  • Ingo Rust (born 1978 ), politician; was elected in 1999 as the youngest member of the council of Abstatt

A plaque on the town hall also recalls originating from Abstatt:

  • Franz August Treffz (* June 7, 1770, † June 4, 1819 ), Lieutenant-Commander in the Württemberg regiment, commander of Batavia
  • Jetty Treffz (* July 1, 1818; † April 8, 1878 ), opera singer and wife of Johann Strauss II