Kusterdingen is a municipality in the district of Tübingen, located above the Neckar valley between Tübingen and Reutlingen.

  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor
  • 3.3 Coat of Arms
  • 4.1 Structures
  • 4.2 Nature and landscape
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Education


Geographical location

Kuster things is on the hardening, immediately southeast of Tübingen.


The hardships form a plateau between Steinlach, Neckar, and Echaz valley, which is surrounded by a mixed beech forest. Typical are the intensively used arable land and orchards. The highest point of the municipality is located on a forest-free high plateau west of the Wankheimer Aspenhau - houses, situated 455 m above sea level. NHN.

In the north of the municipality is the nature reserve Blue Lach. It is a tributary of the Neckar.

West of Immenhausen extends the protected landscape Ehrenbachtal with Cold fountain.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and municipalities border on the community Kuster things, they are listed clockwise starting in the north and part of the district of Tübingen or the district of Reutlingen ¹

Kirchentellinsfurt, Wannweil ​​¹, ¹ Reutlingen, Tübingen and Gomaringen

Community structure

The municipality consists of the villages Kusterdingen Immenhausen (675 inhabitants on 31 December 2006), Jettenburg (1111 ), Kusterdingen ( 3618 ), Mähringen ( 1357 ) and Wankheim ( 1482 ). The official designation of the districts is done in the form " Kuster things ... ", they are spatially identical to the previous municipalities of the same name. The municipal election is in Kusterdingen according to the system of loggerhead part of site selection, accordingly form the districts designated as a residential district constituencies. With the exception of the district Kusterdingen all districts are localities within the meaning of Baden-Württemberg municipal code with private Ortschaftsrat and a mayor as its chairman.

Among the districts Immenhausen, Jettenburg and Kusterdingen each include only the villages of the same name. The hamlet Mähringen include the village and the houses Mähringen station Mähringen. The hamlet Wankheim include the village Wankheim that Aspenhau settlement and the homestead Bläsi winepress.

To the east of the district Mähringen was the Outbound, now-defunct village hamlet. Weiler was as mentioned at the first time wyler 1522. At an early settlement notes the discovery of a ceramic fragment in the 8th century AD dated by the Landesdenkmalamt and was documented. At the same place was a 15th Century Schwaige called 1562 ( in Schwaig priel ).


In the course of municipal reform in the 1970s, the formerly independent municipalities had to make a connection with Kuster things. Thus, the merger was enforced against the will Immenhausens, Mähringens and Wankheims. Even a suit of these communities the State Supreme Court did not help. Jettenburg that voluntarily worked at that time with Kuster things did not object to the merger.

2008, the district Kusterdingen celebrated its 900 anniversary.

In the 18th and 19th centuries there was in what is now the district Wankheim a Jewish community, which included a still existing cemetery.


Parish council

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 resulted in the following distribution of the 25 seats ( 2) in the City Council:


The mayor is elected for a term of eight years. The current term of office ends Jürgen Soltau 2018.

Coat of arms

The community Kusterdingen leads neither a coat nor a flag. The five districts use the coat of arms of former municipalities continue. Since the current community was re-established in the local government reform and never got a coat of arms, it is one of only three municipalities in Baden -Württemberg, who are still without coat of arms.





Culture and sights


  • The Kuster things Marienkirche
  • Radio Tower on the Hohe Mark ( Geographical coordinates: 48 ° 30 '46 "N, 9 ° 6' 0" O48.5127777777789.1 )
  • The old town hall, a renovated building in which the registry office and other offices are
  • The water tower at the club house ( Geographical coordinates: 48 ° 31 ' 33 "N, 9 ° 6' 49 " O48.52579.1136305555556 )
  • The renovated cloister serves as a cultural buildings, events are held regularly in the.
  • The cinema METROPOLITAN Friends of Film Kusterdingen eV, a small cinema with 32 seats in a barn from 1773.
  • The Mähringer Stephanskirche

Nature and Landscape

  • The Eduard Lucas pattern orchard of pomologists Edward Lucas with the trail, starting from the cemetery Mähringen
  • The Heilbrünnele in the conservation area Ehrenbachtal with Cold Fountain
  • The natural monument Linde at the cemetery in Mähringen

Economy and infrastructure


The Federal Highway 28 crosses the municipality and connects it to Reutlingen and Tübingen.

The public transport is guaranteed by the integrated transport system Neckar -Alb -Donau ( NALDO ). The municipality is located in the comb 111

Since December 2009, there is one roundabout at the entrance Kuster thingy and Wankheims.

The district Mähringen was from 1902-1982 at the Gönninger train from Reutlingen to Gönningen. The former station still stands today. The former railway embankment can still be seen today.


  • Hardness Mähringen school ( primary school ) for students from the part locations Mähringen, Wankheim, Jettenburg and Immenhausen
  • August- Laemmle - school Kusterdingen ( primary and secondary school with Werkrealschule ) for students from Kirchentellinsfurt, Wannweil ​​and the part places the hardness community.
  • Ev. First Forest High School - Branch Office Kusterdingen

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Johann Ulrich Pregizer I., also called the Elder (1577-1656), Protestant theologian, university professor and chancellor of the University of Tübingen