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Besigheim is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburgmarker in Baden-W├╝rttembergmarker in southern Germanymarker.

It is situated 13 km north of Ludwigsburgmarker at the confluence of the Neckarmarker and Enzmarker rivers. The town has many old buildings and a town hall that dates back to 1459. There is a medieval tower, gothic church, cobblestone market place and other historical objects of interest.


Besigheim was founded in the 12th century as a well defended walled city. The first mention of the city in official documentation was in 1153 in a decree by King Friedrich I.

In 1693 the fortifications were all but destroyed by french troops, and by 1750 were little more than rubble.

Besigheim is the twin town of Newton Abbotmarker, Devonmarker in the UKmarker.

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