Under Roman Emperor Domitian (AD 81–96) the Romans pushed east away from the Rhine and the outer boundary of the Roman Empire was set at the Neckar-Odenwald Limes.A castle in today's borough of Böckingen was part of that limes, and nearby numerous Roman villas and plantations were built.Between the 4th and 7th centuries, the area became part of the Frankish Empire, and the first settlement was built in the general vicinity of the present center of town.
Heilbronn is known for its wine industry and is nicknamed Käthchenstadt, after Heinrich von Kleist's Das Käthchen von Heilbronn.
Heilbronn is located in the northern corner of the Neckar basin at the bottom of the Wartberg (308 m).
The name Heilbrunna (healing well) hints to a well that is located not far from the basilica.
In 1050 a significant settlement of Jews is noted in official documents, and the Codex of the monastery in Hirsau documented Heilbronn's right to hold market days and mint coins, mentioning its harbor and vineyards as well.
) is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
It is surrounded by Heilbronn County and, with approximately 123,000 residents, it is the sixth-largest city in the state.In addition to the advocate he put a council in place that was headed up by a mayor.Around 1300, the first city hall was erected in the market place and the Kilianskirche (built on the foundation of the Michaelsbasilica) was expanded.Heilbronn and its surroundings are located in the northern part of the larger Stuttgart metropolitan area.The city is the economic center of the Heilbronn-Franken region and is one of fourteen such cities in the Baden-Württemberg master plan of 2002.The church building of the order that was located on the premises was modified and expanded several times: First in 1350 it was expanded (Gothic), then it was remodeled in 1719 (Baroque), and in 1977, it was consecrated as a cathedral.