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Coat of arms of the community of Fremdingen
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Coordinates: 48 ° 58 '  N , 10 ° 28'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : Danube Ries
Height : 457 m above sea level NHN
Area : 50.09 km 2
Residents: 2067 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 41 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 86742
Area code : 09086
License plate : DON, Lower Austria
Community key : 09 7 79 147
Community structure: 15 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kirchberg 1
86742 Fremdingen
Website :
Mayor : Frank Merkt (civil electoral block)
Location of the community of Fremdingen in the Donau-Ries district
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Fremdingen, catholic chapel Sankt Leonhard
Panorama between Fremdingen and Minderoffingen

Fremdingen is a municipality in the Swabian district of Donau-Ries .


The community is located in the Augsburg region , on the northern edge of the Nördlinger Ries and about 14 km north of Nördlingen . In the west it borders on Baden-Württemberg . The Mauch , a source river of the Wörnitz , flows through the southwestern part of the municipality and the core town of Fremdingen.

Fremdingen has 15 districts (population figures as of 2016 in brackets?) :

The solitude of Erlhof belongs to Hochstadt.

Markings are Fremdingen, Hausen, Herblingen, Hochaltingen, Schopflohe and Seglohe.


Finds show the presence of humans as early as the Neolithic . The village was founded by the Alemanni in the 6th century AD . The first evidence appears around 1193, a “Gotefrit de Frometingen” in a document from the Kaisheim monastery as the ministerial officer of the Oettinger counts.

The local aristocrats “Frometinger” are likely to have had their seat at the foot of the Kirchberg, in the immediate vicinity of today's town hall. Their traces are lost in the 14th century. In the Middle Ages , the Counts of Oettingen and the Lords of Hochaltingen shared rulership in the village

Until the church is planted

Fremdingen belonged to the Principality of Oettingen-Spielberg . With the Rhine Confederation Act 1806, the place came to the Kingdom of Bavaria . In 1818 the rural community of Fremdingen was formed with the municipal edict with the following districts:

  • Bühlingen (81 Ew.)
  • Fremdingen (421 Ew.)
  • Grünhof (9 Ew.)
  • Oppersberg (17 Ew.)
  • Raustetten (34 Ew.)
  • Uttenstetten (10 Ew.)

Enslingen was added before 1875.

Territorial reform of the 1970s

The district of Nördlingen , to which Fremdingen belonged before the regional reform , was dissolved on July 1, 1972; the community came to the newly formed district of Nördlingen-Donauwörth, which was renamed the district of Donau-Ries shortly afterwards. On May 1, 1978, the communities of Fremdingen, Hausen, Herblingen, Hochaltingen, Raustetten, Schopflohe and Seglohe were merged to form the new community of Fremdingen.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018, the population fell from 2074 to 2068, or by 0.3%.

  • 1961: 2216 inhabitants
  • 1970: 2266 inhabitants
  • 1987: 2129 inhabitants
  • 1991: 2108 inhabitants
  • 1995: 2238 inhabitants
  • 2000: 2198 inhabitants
  • 2005: 2165 inhabitants
  • 2010: 2077 inhabitants
  • 2015: 2079 inhabitants



Frank Merkt (civil electoral bloc) has been mayor since May 1, 2014. In the 2020 local elections , he was re-elected with 94.5% of the vote. His predecessor was Klaus Lingel (* 1949, CSU / Bürgerlicher Wahlblock), who was in office for 24 years.

Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 14 members; for the term of office from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2026, it is composed as follows:

  • CSU 3 seats
  • Civil election block Fremdingen 3 seats
  • Citizens' block Hochaltingen-Herblingen 3 seats
  • Citizens' block Hausen-Seglohe 3 seats
  • Citizen block Schopflohe 2 seats

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Fremdingen
Blazon : “In gold the head of St. Leonhard with a black collar, surrounded by a blue chain with a blue lock hanging from the bottom. "

Coats of arms of the municipality

Economy and Infrastructure

In 2017, the municipal tax revenue was € 1,671,000, of which € 419,000 (net) was trade tax income. The municipality's share of income tax was € 940,000 and the municipality's share of sales tax was € 67,000. The community was debt free in 2017.

Economy including agriculture and forestry

In 1998, according to official statistics, there were no employees subject to social insurance contributions in the manufacturing sector 254 and in the trade and transport sector. In other economic sectors this value was 70 people. There were 737 employees subject to social security contributions at the place of residence. There were 42 in manufacturing and six in construction. In addition, in 1999 there were 132 farms with an agriculturally used area of ​​2092 hectares, of which 1557 hectares were arable land and 532 hectares were permanent green space.

The number of overnight stays by guests in 2017 was 15,636; there were four accommodation establishments.


The federal road 25 runs through the community and past Fremdingen to the west. From this the state road 2214 branches off towards Oettingen .

The Fremdingen stop is on the Nördlingen – Dombühl railway line . Seasonal special trips of the Bavarian Railway Museum take place here in summer .


The following institutions exist (as of 2018):

  • Kindergarten: 100 kindergarten places with 93 children
  • Elementary school: with seven teachers and 75 students


The St. Peters Chapel near Uttenstetten after the renovation in 2018
  • Catholic parish church of the Assumption in Hochaltingen
  • Catholic parish church St. Gallus in Fremdingen
  • Catholic branch church St. Michael and St. Laurentius in Herblingen
  • St. Peters Chapel near Uttenstetten

Architectural monuments

Web links

Commons : Fremdingen  - 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. Fremdingen community, accessed on July 5, 2020 .
  3. ^ Community of Fremdingen in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on September 3, 2019.
  4. cm city media GmbH - Our municipality is an area municipality with a total of 15 districts. In: Fremdingen community, accessed on June 19, 2016 .
  5. ^ History of Fremdingen on the parish website
  6. 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. 794 .
  7. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Fremdingen  in the database of the House of Bavarian History