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Wittislingen is a market in the Swabian district of Dillingen on the Danube and the seat of the administrative community Wittislingen.

  • 2.1 Amalgamations
  • 3.1 Coat of Arms


The market is located in the Egautal.


Districts are bringing damage, Wittislingen and Zöschlingsweiler. The Beutenstetterhof is a hamlet of Wittislingen.


In Wittislingen is a flint raw material deposit. Graves from the Merovingian period show that the area was settled very early. The sovereignty over Wittislingen since 1261 was in 1505 in Bavaria and Pfalz- Neuburg. Low and since 1783 also had high jurisdiction until 1803 the Bishopric of Augsburg. Since the Imperial Diet of 1803, the place is definitely a thing to Bavaria. Wittislingen in 1818 in the course of administrative reform in the Kingdom of Bavaria an independent municipality. 1955 Wittislingen was raised to market.

Wittislingen lies on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb both sides of the Egau that cuts through a trough-like valley Coming from the north, before emerging on the high terrace level of the Jurassic rock in a Engtälchen. Out of the valley attached to the law, there are up to five meters thick Süßwasserkalkschichten (limestone, tuff, Dauch, sand). City and district are of ancient settlement richer soil. The archaeological finds extend from the middle Paleolithic of all prehistoric and early historical stages of culture to the High Middle Ages.

Archaeological finds

Wittislingen is known for its archaeological finds internationally and that once the " Witt Islinger Fund of 1881 ", on the other hand in the most recent period from 1951 through the profiles of the freshwater or Quellkalke ( tufa ), from which both the hitherto unclear age of the Neolithic ( was adopted in 2500 BC), according to radiocarbon dating method (C14) could be determined to around 4100 BC. Wittislingen is an Alemannic foundation. Among the finds protrudes the grave of a High Alemannic nobility from the 7th century, the magnificent offerings are now preserved as Witt Islinger Fund in the prehistoric State Collection in Munich.

Saint Ulrich

This grave suggests that Wittislingen was the latest at that time the seat of a high aristocratic dynasty. This generation comes from the Holy Ulrich ( 890-973, Bishop of Augsburg). Significantly for this assumption is the biography of the Holy Ulrich in Gerhards Vita, that the bishop was staying shortly before his death in 973 with his two nephews, the Count Richwin and Hubald, a few days in the oppidum " quod nominatur Uuittegislingua " to an extension of the local church to arrange. The graves of his parents Hubald and Burga, which were at this church, should not remain exposed to the weather, but to be included into the interior of the church.

The nobility in the Middle Ages

The sovereignty over Wittislingen since 1261 was in 1505 in Bavaria and Pfalz- Neuburg. The low jurisdiction using a low court in high- Bishopric of Augsburg. It was not until 1783 the diocese by exchanging the high jurisdiction to do so. Wittislingen was at that time the seat of a bishopric of Augsburgerischen bailiff. Especially in the period 1455-1560 the city grew by folds. 1955 Wittislingen was raised to market. The old building, in the Romanesque style church was canceled in 1750 and replaced by a bright and spacious new building, the present parish church of St. Ulrich and Martin. The Martin patronage in 1805 was replaced by a Ulrich patronage. Since 1952, the site carries the coat of arms shown. It points to the important early period as well as on the great past of the place, headquarters and possession of the Counts of Dillingen and possession of the Bishopric of Augsburg.


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


The market council has 14 members. Since the local elections of 2008, the seats are distributed on the following lists:

  • Free Independent Voters Association ( FUW ): 4 seats
  • CSU: 4 seats
  • SPD / Independent Citizens: 2 seats
  • Free Wählergem. Saddle Bring - Zöschlingsweiler: 2 seats
  • Citizens' Forum for a life worth Wittislingen: 2 seats

First mayor since October 1, 2012 Ulrich Müller ( non-partisan ), second mayor since 2008 Hannelore Wengert (SPD / Independent citizens)

Coat of arms

The coat of arms description reads: In a golden red oblique beams, accompanied above by a border silver lion, down from the great Bügelfiebel of Wittislingen.



  • Joseph von Weber (1753-1831); Clergyman and scientist, was from 1811 to 1821 here working as a parish priest.


  • Musikverein Wittislingen
  • TSV Wittislingen
  • Beekeepers Association Wittislingen
  • Stork friends Wittislingen
  • Cultural Event Saddle Club Bring