Hawangen is a municipality in the Swabian district of Lower Allgäu region and a member of the administrative community Ottobeuren.

  • 2.1 religions
  • 2.2 Population development
  • 3.1 Coat of Arms
  • 3.2 flag
  • 4.1 monuments
  • 5.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 5.2 Education


Hawangen is about five kilometers to the east, halfway between Memmingen and Ottobeuren, in the Danube -Iller region in Upper Swabia.

Expansion of the municipal area

The municipality consists of a part of the district Hawangen (the other part of the district belongs to the municipality Benningen ).

The municipality Hawangen the place Hawangen and a part of the village moss creek forms part ( the other part moss Bach belongs to the municipality laughter).


Hawangen belonged to the early possession of the imperial abbey founded in 764 Ottobeuren. With the Imperial Diet of 1803 the city became part of Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in the Kingdom of Bavaria was born with the congregation of 1818, the current community that was assigned in 1975 in the course of municipal reform of the newly established administrative community Ottobeuren.


From the 15th century the Roman Catholic Church of St. Stephan comes in Hawangen.

Population Development

On the territory of the commune were 1970 1.050, 1987, 1019 and 2000 counted 1,222 residents a year.


Mayor Martin Heinz ( CSU / Independent voters ).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on September 9, 1982 communication from the Government of Swabia.

Blazon: " Shared by gold and black, the top two diagonally crossed black palm branches below a golden miter with applied rosette. "

The municipality was part of the initial Hawangen founded 764 Benedictine Ottobeuren. Since no other historical relationships of importance to the community can be detected, the gold and black colors of the coat of arms Ottobeurer were selected as primary colors for the coat of arms. The two branches of palm trees are the attributes of St. Stephen, the patron of the parish in Hawangen is. The miter shown in the lower half of the shield shows the typical Ottobeurer crest rosette.

The design of the coat of arms is derived from pin archivist and curator circle Aegidius Kolb and the organization took over the Passau Max Reinhart.


The flag is yellow - black - yellow striped with applied coat of arms.

Culture and sights


→ List of monuments in Hawangen

Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

There were 1998 in the field of Agriculture and Forestry four, 345 in manufacturing and in trade and transport eight social insurance contributions at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the workplace 42 people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 437 in the manufacturing sector, there were seven, two companies in the construction industry. In addition, in 1999, there were 40 farms with an agricultural area of 1,091 ha, of which 456 ha of arable land and 635 ha of permanent grassland.


In 1999 the following institutions existed: Kindergarten: 75 kindergarten places with 61 children Primary school Hawangen


  • Josef " Sepp " Dietrich (1892-1966), commander of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Colonel General of the Waffen- SS war criminals and
  • Karl Schlogel (* 1948), cultural historian and cultural geographer
  • Gabriele Strehle ( born 1951 ), fashion designer
  • Hans dog Egger (born 1954 ), entrepreneur
  • Frank Oehler (born 1964 ), chef and restaurateur ( The cooking professionals )