Salgen 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
  • 3.2 flag
  • 4.1 monuments
  • 5.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 5.2 Education


Salgen is located about 35 km northeast of Memmingen in the Danube -Iller region in central Bavaria.

Expansion of the municipal area

The municipality consists of the districts Salgen, Bronnen and Stockhausen.

To Salgen includes the villages of Bronnen, Bronnerlehe and Stockhausen. Walked the settlements book, Fehrenbach, Rinolzried, Rohen, Sachsenau and shadow Hausen.


Salgen was before 1800 seat of the Upper and Lower Court and belonged to the dominion Mindelheim, which 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, the formerly independent communities Bronnen and Stockhausen were incorporated.

Population Development


Max Miller (CDU Salgen, Hausen, Bronnen ) was for 45 years, from 1945 to 1948 and 1966-2008 mayor. At the time of leaving he was 86 years old and the longest-serving mayor in Bavaria.. His successor is since May 1, 2008 Johann Egger ( Fr.Wählerver. / Bürgerl.Block ).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on July 31, 1979 communication from the Government of Swabia.

Blazon: " Over blue Wellenschildfuß, is a four-leaf golden rose, a black on an upwardly curved red bar standing, herschauender lion. "

The standing on the red, upward curved beams, herschauende black lion corresponds to the coat of arms of the lords of Mindelberg to their territory since the 14th century, the area belonged to the church today Salgen. The blue Wellenschildfuß reminiscent of the situation of the community in the boggy Mindel ( Salger moss ), the golden rose is the emblem of the Convention monastery Ottobeuren taken, for the possession is detectable in Salgen in the 11th century.

The coat of arms was designed by heraldist Max Reinhart of Passau.


The flag was approved on September 17, 1980 communication from the Government of Swabia.

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

Culture and sights


Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

There were in 1998, 133 in manufacturing and in trade and transport, no social insurance contributions at the workplace. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 479 in the manufacturing sector, there were three farms. In addition, in 1999, there were 76 farms with an agricultural area of 1939 hectares, of which 767 hectares of arable land and 1173 acres of meadowland.


In 1999 there were the following facilities: a kindergarten with 50 kindergarten places.