Syrgenstein is a municipality in the Swabian district of Dillingen on the Danube and the office of the Management Community Syrgenstein.

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


Syrgenstein is in the northwest Bavarian- Swabia on the border of Baden- Württemberg. In the district of Staufen is the highest point in the district of Dillingen.

Expansion of the municipal area

The municipality consists of the districts Syrgenstein, lodges and Staufen.

The municipality includes the villages of Syrgenstein Altenberg, Ballhausen, lodges and Staufen


The direct imperial barons of Syrgenstein shared since 1693, the country's sovereignty and the high court in the reign Syrgenstein with the Duchy of Neuburg. The Now one of the municipality of Staufen formed a closed Hofmark the Lords of Westerstetten and later the Earl of door home. In the course of administrative reform in the Kingdom of Bavaria created with the congregation of 1818 the municipalities Altenberg and Ballhausen.

On 1 February 1971, the community was officially renamed in Altenberg Syrgenstein.


On 1 July 1970 the until then independent municipality Ballhausen ( 557 inhabitants on 27 May 1970) was incorporated into the municipality of Altenberg. The lodges ( 739 residents) was added on 1 May 1978. Staufen ( 691 inhabitants), followed on 1 January 1980.

Population Development


The council consists of 16 members. Since the local elections 2008 they relate to the following lists:

  • CSU: 4 seats
  • Free electoral association Landshausen: 4 seats
  • SPD / Independent Citizens: 3 seats
  • Community choice Staufen: 3 seats
  • Free electoral association Ballhausen: 1 seat
  • REP: 1 seat

Mayor since 1984 Bernd Steiner ( SPD / Independent citizens).

The municipal tax revenue amounted to the equivalent of € 1,887,000 in 1999, which amounted to the trade tax revenues ( net) converted € 411,000.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms description reads: Shared; top in silver, a black oblique bar which is covered with a golden eagle; divided down again, split up of red and silver, blue bottom, topped with a golden crenellated tower.

Culture and sights


  • Catholic parish church of St. John the Evangelist in Altenberg, consecrated in 1765
  • Altenberg Castle, built around 1693
  • Catholic parish church of St. Martin in Staufen
  • Staufener Schlossle, built in the 16th century
  • Staufener blade Course ( Kneippanlage )
  • Ruined tower of the castle Just Staufen

Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

It was in 1998 according to official statistics in manufacturing and 225 in trade and transport, no social insurance contributions at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the work of 69 people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 1,352. In manufacturing, there was no, in the construction of six companies. In addition, in 1999, there were 25 farms with an agricultural area of 465 ha, of which 292 ha of arable land and 173 ha of permanent grassland.


There are kindergartens in Staufen and Altenberg, as well as in Bachhagel and Zöschingen. Furthermore, the stream valley Elementary School Syrgenstein - Bachhagel with school buildings in Syrgenstein and Bachhagel.