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Burghagel is a part of the municipality of Bachhagel in the Swabian district of Dillingen on the Danube . The parish village of Burghagel, which was incorporated into Bachhagel on May 1, 1978, is located about one and a half kilometers northeast of Bachhagel, on the western edge of the former Dattenhauser See.


Coat of arms of the former independent municipality of Burghagel

Prehistoric finds testify to an early settlement.

The place is probably an Alemannic foundation of the 6./7. Century. Row graves from this period were found on the north-western outskirts. In 1145 a Ministerial Konrat von Hagele with seat in the village is handed down. The rule of Burghagel with the villages of Bach- and Burghagel, Landshausen and Oberbechingen came to the Duchy of Bavaria in 1268 . In 1269/71 the name "Purckhageln" is handed down. In the following years Bavaria pledged the place very often, in 1322 to the Counts of Helfenstein , to the Counts of Graisbach (1336-1342), to the Duke of Teck (before 1368) and in 1369 to the Counts of Wartstein . After Hagel Castle was destroyed in the war in 1462, the seat of government came to Bachhagel. In the second half of the 16th century was the manorial fragmented to nine landlords. During the Thirty Years War the place burned down and was depopulated.


St. Peter in Burghagel

Burghagel is probably an old parish that was dedicated to St. Peter is consecrated. Today's parish church was built in 1719 according to the plans of the master builder Johann Windtschmidt from Gundelfingen . In 1887 the interior was completely redesigned.

Population development

  • 1761: 322 inhabitants
  • 1840: 395 inhabitants
  • 1910: 379 inhabitants
  • 1939: 331 inhabitants
  • 1950: 489 inhabitants
  • 1961: 512 inhabitants
  • 1970: 501 inhabitants
  • 2000: 462 inhabitants

Sons of the place


  • Georg Wörishofer, Alfred Sigg, Reinhard H. Seitz: Cities, Markets and Communities . In: The district of Dillingen ad Donau in the past and present . Ed. from the district of Dillingen an der Donau, 3rd revised edition, Dillingen an der Donau 2005, pp. 138-139.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 770 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 39 '  N , 10 ° 20'  E