Böblingen lies south of Stuttgart on the rail axle Stuttgart - Zurich near the Autobahn intersection and the Stuttgart Airport. The local recreation area Schönbuch can be quickly reached.
Around the year 1250, Böblingen was granted the city rights by the count palatines of Tübingen. 100 years later, they sold the city to the counts of Wuerttemberg. On 12 May 1525, the rebellious peasant's army experienced a disastrous defeat at the gates of the city in one of the decisive battles of the German peasant war. Alone in the area of what is now Baden-Wuerttemberg, in the years 1524 and 1525 more than 100,000 people rose against the authorities. In the Second World War the rural residence and district seat was almost completely destroyed. After the successful reconstruction, Böblingen today presents itself as a modern trade, industry and congress city. The congress center Böblingen lies idyllically between the two lakes in the middle of the State Garden Show premises from 1996.