- Multicultural city with about 131 nationalities
- Leading location for IT startups, high-technology and engineering (automotive, automation)
- Certified family-friendly city
- About 300 associations and societies
As a city with a lot of history – first mentioned as a town in 1253 – Böblingen today represents an open-minded, dynamic and innovative municipality. It is located in the heart of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany and is home to over 50,000 people with about 131 different nationalities.
Böblingen is home of enterprises and companies for global players such as Daimler, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Keysight Technologies, Moog, Philips medical systems, and numerous SMEs. Böblingen is part of the metropolitan region of Stuttgart with a strong and innovative economy.
The “Flugfeld” (Airfield) is a joint district of the cities of Böblingen and Sindelfingen, where a high-quality commercial and service quarter on 80 hectares with a mixed use of production, services, research, education, housing and green spaces is developed.
Böblingen offers a lot of „soft location factors“: secondary schools with different profiles, university education at the Herman Hollerith Centre as part of the Reutlingen University.
The “Stadtgarten” (town garden) including two delightful lakes, the nearby “Schönbuch” forest and the “Heckengäu” landscape offer places of outdoor recreation. The mineral baths and sport and family swimming pools are popular with all generations. The exhibition of the “MOTORWORLD” attracts car enthusiasts from all over the region.
A wide range of shopping opportunities and a varied cultural and gastronomic offer, round off the profile of Böblingen.
- Member of Eurotowns
- Member of Covenant of Mayors
- Aspiring Member of the German section of CEMR
- Sustainable Development
- Climate protection and climate resilience
- Innovation and Digitalization
- Civic participation and inclusion
- Transfer of knowledge and experience
- Influencing European policy
- Inner City Development
- Access to EU funding programmes