Bachhagel is a municipality in the Swabian district of Dillingen on the Danube and a member of the administrative community Syrgenstein.

  • 2.1 Coat of Arms
  • 2.2 Amalgamations
  • 2.3 Population development
  • 5.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 5.2 Education
  • 5.3 Sons and daughters of the town


Bachhagel is located in the river valley, the foothills of the Swabian Alb.Durch the place flows originating within Staufen dwarf Bach. The municipality is part of the planning region of Augsburg.

Expansion of the municipal area

The municipality consists of the districts Bachhagel, Burghagel and Oberbechingen.

The municipality Bachhagel include the places Bachhagel, Burghagel, Oberbechingen, Schäfhof and Stockhof.

Neighboring communities

Adjacent communities include the city of Giengen ( Heidenheim district ) and the communities Syrgenstein, Zöschingen, Oberdischingen ( district of Heidenheim ), Wittislingen and Haunsheim.


The Lords of hail, which are first mentioned as a kingdom - ministry officials in 1145, were the first detectable owner of the castle hail. Bachhagel is the first time 1269/71 mentioned as hail and means hill or heap of stones. The neighboring parish of Burghagel also named hail. To distinguish himself called the location on the stream site Bachhagel, the location near the castle Burghagel. Burghagel was in 1447 or 1462 destroyed and never rebuilt. The Hofmark Oberbechingen was from 1581 to 1622 in the possession of the Ulm patricians Roth family of Schreckenstein. Built Hans Caspar Roth of Schreckenstein here Oberbechingen 1584 the castle. The present municipality was part of the Duchy of Neuburg -Sulzbach and his court Blenheim; since 1777 the area was part of the Electorate of Bavaria. 1818 originated with the Bavarian Gemeindeedikt the communities Bachhagel, Burghagel and Oberbechingen.

Coat of arms

The 1988 granted coat of arms shows after the official coat of arms description, a " black and gold split, been swept tip, is at the reduced blue wave beams a silver castle with crenellated tower and red roofs, split of gold and black, front, an oblique black locking hooks behind an ascending, rotbewehrtes, silver unicorn with red mane and red tail. "

The black latch hook originates from the coat of arms of the lords of hail, the castle coat of arms recalls the Burghagel. The unicorn was to be found in the former location of Arms of Oberbechingen and is the heraldic symbol of the Roth family of Schreckenstein.


In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria were incorporated formerly independent communities Burghagel and Oberbechingen on May 1, 1978 bise.

Population Development


The council has 14 members. Since the local elections of 2008, the seats are distributed on the following lists:

  • Citizens Block: 7 seats
  • Wählergemeinschaft Burghagel: 2 seats
  • SPD / Independent Citizens: 2 seats
  • Wählergemeinschaft Oberbechingen: 1 seat
  • Biirgerblock Young citizens Oberbechingen: 2 seats

Mayor from 1996 to 2008 was Ludwig Seeger jun. (SPD / Independent citizens). Since the elections on 2 March 2008 led to no result, Ms. Ingrid Krämmel (CSU ) was elected as the successor to 16 March 2008 in a runoff election. The official change took place as a rule at local elections in Bavaria usual on 1 May 2008.

The municipal tax revenue amounted to the equivalent of € 1,039,000 in 1999, which amounted to the trade tax revenues ( net) converted € 149,000.


  • Catholic Parish of the Assumption in Bachhagel
  • Catholic cemetery chapel of St. George in Bachhagel
  • Catholic parish church of St. Peter in Burghagel
  • Catholic parish church of St. Michael in Oberbechingen
  • Castle Oberbechingen

St. Peter ( Burghagel )

St. Michael ( Oberbechingen )

Castle Oberbechingen with part of the castle wall

Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

It was in 1998 according to official statistics in the field of agriculture and forestry ten, in the manufacturing sector and 85 in the area of ​​trade and transport 40 persons work at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the workplace 37 people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 845 in the manufacturing sector, there were eight, five companies in the construction industry. In addition, in 1999, there were 38 farms with an agricultural area of 1233 ha, of which 937 ha of arable land and 295 ha of permanent grassland.


  • Kindergarten
  • Bachtal - primary school (elementary and high school part ) Syrgenstein - Bachhagel with school buildings in Syrgenstein and Bachhagel

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Dirr Agreda (1880-1949), deaf educator from Oberbechingen
  • Ulrich Graf (1878-1950), Nazi politician, party official and a member of the SA and SS
  • Schonger Hubert (1897-1978), film director and film producer.