Filderstadt is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located approximately 13 km south of Stuttgart. Filderstadt is located next to the Stuttgart Airport and the new Trade Fair. Line S2 of the Stuttgart S-Bahn terminates at Filderstadt station. Filderstadt was created as a town in 1975 from five smaller villages called Bernhausen, Bonlanden, Plattenhardt, Sielmingen and Harthausen. From 1978-2005, it played host to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a WTA Tier II event. Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Luxembourg was born here on March 21, 1985. German writer Michael Ende, author of the Neverending Story, died in Filderstadt in 1995.