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Coat of arms of the community of Bellenberg
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Coordinates: 48 ° 15 '  N , 10 ° 6'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : New Ulm
Height : 504 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.12 km 2
Residents: 4531 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 884 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 89287
Area code : 07306
License plate : NU, ILL
Community key : 09 7 75 115
Address of the
municipal administration:
Memminger Str. 7
89287 Bellenberg
Website :
First Mayor : Susanne Schewetzky ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Bellenberg in the Neu-Ulm district
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Bellenberg is a municipality with around 4500 inhabitants in the Swabian district of Neu-Ulm ( Bavaria ).


The community is located about one kilometer east of the Bavarian- Württemberg border river Iller between the cities of Vöhringen in the north and Illertissen in the south and 15 kilometers south of the Ulm / Neu-Ulm conurbation . The place can be reached via the A 7 motorway , state road 2031 and the Ulm – Memmingen railway line .


In the 1960s and 1970s, suspected carcinogenic, volatile halogenated hydrocarbons from a large-scale purification in Bellenberg got into the groundwater.

The drinking water limit for these substances is a maximum of ten micrograms per liter. However, measurements show that this value is permanently exceeded in the groundwater west of the Bachstrasse and north of the Mühlbach (2008: 43 micrograms per liter; 2015: 38 micrograms per liter; 2017: 80 micrograms per liter; 2018: 64 micrograms per liter). Well water should therefore not be used in Bellenberg for watering or cleaning vegetables and fruit. It is also not suitable for bathing, showering, filling paddling pools or watering farm animals.


Bellenberg was first mentioned in a document in 1302 . Archaeological excavations have also shown that it was a settlement area as early as the Middle Bronze Age (around 1500 to 1300 BC) .

The castle on the Schlossberg was the center of the Bellenberg rule. It was destroyed by the Ulmers in the city ​​war at the end of the 14th century . The Lords of Ellerbach owned the Bellenberg estate from 1357 to 1570 . The people of Ulm used the stones from the destroyed castle as building material for the Ulm Minster .

The new parish church "Our Lady of the Rosary"

Population development

Between 1988 and 2019 the community grew from 3,769 to 4,531 by 762 inhabitants or by 20.2%.


Municipal council

The local council in Bellenberg consists of 16 politicians.

The 2008 local elections resulted in the following distribution of seats:

  • Free voters: 7 seats
  • CSU: 5 seats
  • SPD: 4 seats

In the 2014 municipal elections, the distribution of seats was as follows:

  • Free voters: 8 seats
  • CSU: 6 seats
  • SPD: 2 seats

In the 2020 local elections, the distribution of seats was as follows:

  • Free voters: 8 seats
  • CSU: 6 seats
  • SPD: 2 seats


On March 15, 2020, Susanne Schewetzky (CSU) was elected as the new mayor with 57.5% of the votes; her term of office began on May 1, 2020. Her predecessor was Simone Vogt-Keller from May 2008 to April 2020, nominated by the CSU and Free Voters, who had already been a civil servant in the local government before her election and received 69.8% of the votes had received.

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: "Above a green shield base in green a golden three-mountain, on it a golden deciduous tree (linden").

Architectural monuments


There is the ASV Bellenberg (gymnastics, wrestling, gymnastics, skiing, table tennis, volleyball, hiking), the FV Bellenberg , the tennis club, the ice hockey club and the "Pfeil" shooting club.


Honorary citizen

  • Rudolf Mang (1950–2018), world champion and Olympic runner-up (1972) in super heavyweight weightlifting
  • Guido Oberdorfer, founder of WAP cleaning equipment (now Nilfisk GmbH )
  • Roland Bürzle (* 1947), Mayor (1984–2008)

Other sons and daughters of Bellenberg

Web links

Commons : Bellenberg  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Mayor. Bellenberg municipal administration, accessed on May 29, 2020 .
  3. pollution of the groundwater. In: Bellenberg Aktuell - Citizen information for the community of Bellenberg. June 2008, p. 18 , accessed on August 21, 2018 .
  4. Augsburger Allgemeine: How polluted is the water in the Illertal? In: Augsburger Allgemeine . July 4, 2015 ( [accessed on August 21, 2018]).
  5. Augsburger Allgemeine: When poisonous things lurk in the groundwater . In: Augsburger Allgemeine . July 11, 2017 ( [accessed on August 21, 2018]).
  6. Augsburger Allgemeine: Groundwater in the Illertal is still contaminated . In: Augsburger Allgemeine . June 21, 2018 ( [accessed on August 21, 2018]).
  7. Results of the 2020 local elections in Bellenberg
  8. Homepage of the Bellenberg community,, accessed on May 19, 2017.