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GEISLINGEN, a town of Germany in the kingdom of Wurttemberg, on the Thierbach, 38 m. by rail E.S.E. of Stuttgart. Pop. (1905) 7050. It has shops for the carving and turning of bone, ivory, wood and horn, besides iron-works, machinery factories, glass-works, brewing and bleaching works, &c. The church of St Mary contains wood-carving by Jdrg Syrlin the Younger. Above the town lie the ruins of the castle of Helfenstein, which was destroyed in 1552. Having been for a few years in the possession of Bavaria, the town passed to Wurttemberg in 1810.

See Weitbrecht, Wanderungen durch Geislingen and seine Umgebung (Stuttgart, 1896).

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