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Coordinates: 48 ° 27 '  N , 9 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Tübingen
County : Tübingen
Local government association: Steinlach-Wiesaz
Height : 379 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.06 km 2
Residents: 6225 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 477 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 72144
Area code : 07072
License plate :
Community key : 08 4 16 011
Address of the
municipal administration:
Rathausplatz 1
72144 Dusslingen
Website : www.dusslingen.de
Mayor : Thomas Hölsch
Location of the community of Dußlingen in the Tübingen district
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Dußlingen [ ˈdʊslɪŋən ] is a municipality in the Tübingen district , about ten kilometers south of Tübingen in the Steinlachtal . It belongs to the Neckar-Alb region and the peripheral zone of the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart .


Geographical location

The community is located in the Steinlachtal between the Swabian Alb and the Rammert nature reserve south of Tübingen. The Steinlach and Wiesaz flow through the Dusslingen district .

Important cities around Dußlingen: Mössingen (5 km), Tübingen (10 km), Reutlingen (15 km), Hechingen (15 km), Rottenburg am Neckar (20 km), Balingen (30 km), Stuttgart (45 km).

Neighboring communities

Rottenburg am Neckar Neighboring communities Gomaringen
Ofter things Nehren

All cities and communities are in the Tübingen district.

Community structure

The village of Dußlingen, the hamlet of Pulvermühle and the homestead Wiesazsägmühle belong to the municipality of Dußlingen.

In the municipality, the Ferlinsweiler desert is located in the west of the municipality (field name Fehrlesweiler ). The field name St. Ottilien could indicate a lost chapel.


The Schloßlinde natural monument in front of Dußlingen Castle

Early and High Middle Ages

Dusslingen was first mentioned in 888 as Tuzzilinga on a document from King Arnulf . However, continuous settlement is likely since the 7th century, as there is an Alemannic grave find from that time. During the time of the tribal duchies , the place was in the Duchy of Swabia .

The ruins of Dußlingen Castle from the 13th century are located in Dußlingen . During the Middle Ages it belonged to the Lords of Dusslingen, who were initially ministerials to the Count Palatine of Tübingen . The ancestor of the family, Diemo I. von Tußlingen, considered the Hirsau monastery around 1100. The three sons of his grandson Diemo III. were the progenitors of three lines, namely the main line of the Herter von Dußlingen , the Herter von Schilteck line and the Herter von Hertneck line , the latter named after Hertneck Castle near Ludwigsburg.

From the high to the late Middle Ages

Since 1266, the local aristocratic family had the surname Herter , which was sometimes recorded in Latin as pastor . During the late Middle Ages, the Herter von Dusslingen, including the knight Friedrich Herter , could rely on their rule in the Steinlachtal and other free float in the surrounding area. With the decline of the Count Palatine of Tübingen and the rise of the Counts of Württemberg , however, the Herter found themselves increasingly in distress and impoverished, which is why some hired themselves as robber barons. For example, in 1392 Friedrich Herter von Hertneck attacked a convoy of Rottenburg merchants. He locked them up in his castle to extort a ransom for their release. Finally Jakob and Hans Herter saw themselves forced to sell their village of Dußlingen to Württemberg in 1447 and to become Württemberg feudal people. The most important offspring of the Herter family was Jakob Herter's son, Field Captain Wilhelm Herter von Hertneck , after whom Wilhelm-Herter-Strasse in Dusslingen is named. The Herter von Dußlingen family finally died out in 1614 with Hans Christoph Herter. The dilapidated castle of the Herter von Dußlingen was converted 100 years later by the community into the town hall and has been a residential building again since 1949.

Württemberg time

After Dusslingen was sold to Württemberg, the village was subordinated to the Tübingen office. Duke Ulrich von Württemberg pushed through the Reformation in his Duchy of Württemberg in 1534 , so that St. Peter's Church, built in 1504, and the community in Dusslingen also became Protestant.

Dusslingen was on Schweizer Strasse , which has now been replaced by the B 27 . During the war times of the 17th to the early 19th century, the convenient location led to numerous troop movements combined with billeting and looting. At the time, the Württemberg village was mainly home to farmers with small properties, simple craftsmen and day laborers with meager livelihoods.

Even after the Kingdom of Württemberg was founded in 1806, not much changed at first. The village still belonged to the Oberamt Tübingen . The pretty Sunday clothes of the girls from Dusslingen provided the template for the Württemberger costume in illustrated books about folk costumes, but for many girls it was actually unaffordable in everyday life.

With the construction of the Tübingen – Sigmaringen railway line and the connection to the Württemberg railways network in 1867, Dusslingen began to gradually enter the industrial age and thus the way out of the vicious cycle of poverty and indebtedness for the residents. Numerous new jobs were created, including in the brewery founded by Robert Wörner, which developed from the excursion restaurant of his father-in-law Johannes Renz's 1869. With the death of Robert Wörner in 1918, the history of the local brewery also ended.

During the administrative reform during the Nazi era in Württemberg , Dußlingen came to the enlarged district of Tübingen in 1938 . In the last months of the Second World War, 700 forced laborers had to mine oil shale on the Höhnisch under inhumane conditions. In the so-called Enterprise Desert , fuel was to be obtained for the vehicles of the Wehrmacht, but this no longer happened due to the military collapse.

post war period

In 1945 the place became part of the French zone of occupation and was thus assigned to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern , which in 1952 became the administrative district of Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern in the state of Baden-Württemberg.


Evangelical St. Peter's Church

In Dußlingen, the Protestant parish ( church district Tübingen ) has the Peterskirche from 1508 and the parish hall from 1937 (architect Rudolf Behr ; round window by Walter Kohler ). The Catholic Church is called St. Mark and St. Paul . The New Apostolic Church is also based in Dusslingen with a congregation.


Dusslingen Town Hall

Administrative association

Dusslingen is, together with Gomaringen and Nehren, a member of the municipal administration association "Steinlach-Wiesaz" based in Gomaringen.

Municipal council

Allocation of seats in the municipal council:

Local council election 06/2009 05/2014 05/2019
Dusslingen voters' association 5 4th 5
Free electoral association 4th 4th 4th
CDU / commoners 3 2 1
SPD 2 2 1
Alliance 90 / The Greens - 2 3


In May 2019, incumbent Thomas Hölsch was confirmed in office with 73.1 percent of the votes cast.

Town twinning

Economy and Infrastructure

A modern development of the community only emerged gradually after the rail connection in 1867 and ensured steady economic growth in the 20th century despite the setbacks as a result of the two world wars. The railway enabled the population to travel to work in neighboring cities and also promoted the local economy. Factories for modern mechanical engineering emerged from the traditional trade of mill construction. There were also industrial settlements in the chemical industry, especially plastics processing. The increasing purchasing power revitalized the numerous craft, trade and service businesses in the area.

Commercial areas

  • Maltschach industrial park
  • Staffelbrunnenwiesen industrial park
  • Steinlachwasen industrial park
  • Industrial and commercial area Im Steinig


Dusslingen station

In north-south direction, the federal road 27 runs through the municipality. The state road 385 connects the community with Reutlingen. Between 2009 and 2014, the B 27 has been expanded to four lanes in Dußlingen and two tunnel tubes housed .

Dußlingen is the station of the Zollernalbbahn Tübingen - Sigmaringen - Aulendorf .

Local public transport is provided by the Neckar-Alb-Danube transport association (naldo). The community is located in honeycomb 113.


Water supply

The drinking water supply for the community is handled by the Steinlach water supply association. 60 percent of the drinking water comes from our own water from the Tübingen-Kilchberg waterworks and 40 percent from the Lake Constance water supply . The Steinlach water supply association was founded in 1919 by the municipalities of Dußlingen, Mössingen , Nehren and Ofterdingen , which are still members of the association today. The first water intake was created as a gallery fountain on Mössingen and supplied all municipalities until 1947.


The waste water is disposed of in cooperation with the Steinlach-Wiesaz waste water association. In addition to Dußlingen, the association includes the communities of Gomaringen , Nehren , Sonnenbühl , Ofterdingen and the cities of Mössingen and Reutlingen . The joint sewage treatment plant is in the Dußlingen district.

Waste disposal

The waste disposal is carried out by the waste management company of the Tübingen district.


Sons and daughters of the church

  • Friedrich Herter von Dußlingen (1314–1359), Swabian knight
  • Johannes Fabri (1571–1620), doctor and professor at the University of Tübingen
  • Martin Vollmer, born in Dußlingen June 22, 1869, died there January 30, 1954; Head teacher, poet

Personalities who have worked in the place

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume VII: Tübingen administrative region. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004807-4 . Pp. 125-126
  3. a b c d Andrea Bachmann: From the air and on foot (21): Dusslingen. In: Tagblatt Anzeiger. March 14, 2018, accessed October 20, 2019 .
  4. a b c d From history. In: Homepage of the community of Dußlingen. Retrieved October 20, 2019 .
  5. a b Ulrich Eisele: The former Wörnersche Villa: Celebrations and sighs on the Steinlachburg. In: Schwäbisches Tagblatt. January 10, 2011, accessed October 20, 2019 .
  6. Ev. Peterskirche Dusslingen
  7. Ev. Dusslingen parish hall
  8. ^ Dusslingen community
  9. Cf. Ingrid Bigler-Marschall: Vollmer, Martin. In: German Literature Lexicon, edited by Hubert Herkommer and Konrad Feilchenfeldt. 3rd edition, Volume 26. Zurich and Munich 2006, column 299.


  • Erich Dreyer (Red.): Dusslingen 888–1988. From the past and Presence of a Swabian community in Steinlachtal , community Dusslingen, Dusslingen 1988.
  • Wolfgang Sannwald: Dusslingen. A home book in pictures , Verlag Schwäbisches Tagblatt, Tübingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-928011-69-3 .
  • Kurt Schmidt: Family Views - Families as a way of life in the 20th century in a three-generation relationship. An empirical pilot study in a village in Württemberg . Dissertation, University of Tübingen, 2002.

Web links

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