Oberrieden, Bavaria

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

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


Oberrieden is located about 30 km northeast of Memmingen on state road 2037 in the Danube -Iller region in central Bavaria.

Expansion of the municipal area

The municipality consists of the districts Oberrieden and Unterrieden.

To Oberrieden includes the villages of High Reuten, means vineyards, Ohnsang, Spitzispui and Unterrieden. Disposed of, the 1256 and 1616 documented traditional place Vogenbach. Its location can not be determined today.


Oberrieden was before 1800 seat of the Upper and Lower Court and belonged to the dominion Mindelheim. This was part of the Electorate of Bavaria. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, was born with the congregation of 1818, the current community.


On 1 May 1978, until then independent municipality Unterrieden was incorporated.

Population Development


Mayor Georg Leinsle (CDU Association ). He was the successor of Anton Müller ( constituency association ) in 2002.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on 26 November 1985 communication from the Government of Swabia.

Blazon: "Divided of blue and silver with applied shield is silver on green Three mountain which is covered with a silver wave beams, a border red lion. "

The Red Lion on the three green mountain is considered to be the coat of arms of the lords of Mindelberg who were holders of the rule Mindelheim to 1363. Still in the coat of arms of the Electorate of Bavaria from 1804, the rule Mindelheim is symbolized by this coat of arms image. Oberrieden split since the early Middle Ages, the fate of this rule, which was acquired in 1616 by the Bavarian rulers. The tincture silver and blue points to this historical fact. The wave bar symbolizes the river Kammel.

The coat of arms was designed from Freising heraldist Theodor Goerge.

Culture and sights


Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

1998 there were in the manufacturing sector and 30 in the area of ​​trade and transport any social insurance contributions at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the work of eight people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 395 in the manufacturing sector there was no one in the construction operation. In addition, in 1999, there were 66 farms with an agricultural area of 1356 hectares, of which 352 were arable land and permanent grassland in 1004.


In 2005 there were the following facilities:

  • Kindergartens: 75 kindergarten places with 50 children


  • Paul Maria weigela ( b. 1943 ), 65th abbot of the monastery Ottobeuren