Location and history: The Killesberg is the highest foothill of the Feuerbacher Heide. The district of Stuttgart named after it belongs to the district of Stuttgart-Nord. It is located north of the center of Stuttgart on the border with the Feuerbach district.
The summit of the Killesberg is 383 m above sea level. NHN high mountain top on the western edge of the Höhenpark, on which the German Red Cross operates a retirement home.
In popular parlance, the term Killesberg is often referred to the neighboring district of Am Bismarck Tower to the south-west with the 409.5 m above sea level. NHN high Gähkopf, on which the Bismarck tower is located, and is synonymous with the upscale residential area of the entire area.
The famous Weißenhofsiedlung from 1927 is to the east of the new development area at the Höhenpark, and to the west of it is the Kochhofsiedlung from 1933.
To the south on the Killesberg are the sports clubs TC Weißenhof and Sportverein Prag Stuttgart 1899 e. V. Home.
There is no definite origin of the name of the Killesberg. It is assumed, however, that the term derives from Külle (Celtic: mountain nose, hilltop). Drawings from 1820 show the Killesberg as a completely undeveloped hill on which vines were grown. From November 27, 1941, the first trains left Killesberg, in which Jewish people from Württemberg were brought to Riga. Today the district is best known for the Killesberg Park located there. On the site of the former exhibition center, an expansion of the Höhenpark, a new district center and hundreds of new apartments at the Höhenpark were built from 2009.
September 21, 2020
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