Benningen is a municipality in the Swabian district of Lower Allgäu region and a member of the administrative community Memmingerberg. The place is known mainly because of the Benninger Ried, the world's single occurrence of Elke Ried.

  • 5.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 5.2 Education


Benningen is right on the city limits of Memmingen in the Danube -Iller region in Upper Swabia.

The municipality consists of the district Benningen and a part of the district Hawangen (the other part of the district forms the municipality Hawangen ). The municipality Benningen include the places Benningen and Benninger wasteland.


Benningen, for the first time in 1152 in a document called, but mentioned in a chronicle 961, belonged to the Empire pin Ottobeuren. In 1218 the Ried chapel was built, which is next to the very shrunken Benninger Ried one of the sights of the community. Since the Imperial Diet of 1803 the place belonged to Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in the Kingdom of Bavaria was born with the congregation of 1818, the current community.

On the territory of the commune were 1970 1.935, 1987, 1761 and 2000 counted 2,090 residents a year.


Mayor 's Since 2013 Martin Osterrieder ( CSU / CDU). His predecessor Meinrad Bernhard ( CSU / Nonpartisan voters Community / CDU) died on 28 July 2013.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on July 4, 1975 communication from the Government of Swabia.

Blazon: " Split of black and silver; forward a growing golden Abtstab, rear three green Ried cloves with red flowers growing from a floor. "

The Abtstab symbolizes the membership of the place to the existing holdings of the Reich pin Ottobeuren until secularisation. It refers also in conformity with the Convention Ottobeurer Coat of gold color - black in the front half of the shield. The Ried cloves indicate the occurrence of this otherwise rare plant in the nature reserve Benninger Ried.

The design of the coat of arms is derived from pin archivist and curator circle Aegidius Kolb, and the organization took over the Balgheimer Ewald Kühlinger.


The flag is yellow - black - white ( 1:1:1) striped; they can also be on -hook coat of arms.


Among the attractions of the place, the parish church of St. Peter and Paul heard Baroque interior, built 1725-1729 by Simpert Kraemer.

The Ried chapel was built because of the Benninger Host miracle.

The nature reserve Benninger Ried - the world's only place where the Elke Ried is growing - the largest area of ​​attraction of the place is.

→ List of monuments in Benningen

Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

There were 1998 in the field of agriculture and forestry none, in the manufacturing sector and 552 in the area of ​​trade and transport 135 persons work at the workplace. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 752 in the manufacturing sector, there were three farms in the construction operation. In addition, in 1999, there were 25 farms with an agricultural area of 612 ha, of which 218 were hectares of arable land and 394 ha of permanent grassland.

Nature Reserve: Benninger Ried


In the community Benningen there is a kindergarten with 75 kindergartens and a primary school. Secondary schools exist in the nearby town of Memmingen and the market Ottobeuren.

Pictures of Benningen