Gundelfingen on the Danube

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Coat of arms of the city of Gundelfingen adDonau
Gundelfingen on the Danube
Map of Germany, position of the city of Gundelfingen adDonau highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 33 '  N , 10 ° 22'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : Dillingen on the Danube
Management Community : Gundelfingen on the Danube
Height : 438 m above sea level NHN
Area : 54.05 km 2
Residents: 7808 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 144 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 89423
Area code : 09073
License plate : DLG, WHO
Community key : 09 7 73 136
City structure: 15 parts of the community

City administration address :
Prof-Bamann-Str. 22
89423 Gundelfingen
Website :
Mayor : Miriam Greetings ( FDP )
Location of the city of Gundelfingen adDonau in the district of Dillingen on the Danube
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Gundelfingen an der Donau (officially: Gundelfingen adDonau ) is a town in the Swabian district of Dillingen an der Donau and the seat of the Gundelfingen an der Donau administrative association .

South front of Schlachtenegg Castle

The city lies on the Danube between Günzburg and Dillingen an der Donau .

The castle town of the Staufer period experienced a heyday in the Middle Ages , which is still reminiscent of the cityscape today.


Gundelfingen is located on the edge of the Swabian Alb in the Danube Valley, whose extensive meadow, reed and moss landscape ( Swabian Donaumoos ) extends to the southern area of ​​the city. The town center is traversed by three arms of the Brenz . The Danube flows past the city in the south and is dammed up into a reservoir .

Neighboring communities are the cities of Lauingen (Danube) and Günzburg as well as the communities of Bächingen an der Brenz , Haunsheim , Medlingen and Offingen .

Community structure

The municipality has 15 officially named parts of the municipality (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):


Lower gate
Town hall and town hall
Sculpture with a former inn

The first documentary mention is dated around 750. Gundelfingen received town charter in 1220. During this time, the town wall was built with three gates, of which the “lower gate” is still preserved today.

The year 1462 marked an important point in the history of the city: The city successfully fought against a siege by the imperial army under Margrave Albrecht Achilles of Brandenburg-Ansbach . In recognition of the city, Duke Ludwig the Rich then awarded extensive estates, tax breaks and a letter of arms. This authorized the city to include a third of the Bavarian coat of arms in its own.

After the Landshut War of Succession , the city was incorporated into the Duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg in 1505 . Gundelfingen has belonged to Bavaria again since 1777.


  • Catholic parish
  • Protestant parish


On May 1, 1978, the previously independent communities Echenbrunn and Peterswörth were incorporated.

In 1978, as part of the local government reform the administrative community Gundelfingen on the Danube founded. In addition to the city of Gundelfingen, this includes the places Bächingen an der Brenz , Haunsheim and Medlingen . The associated municipalities continue to be independent (their own mayors). The administrative community (VG) has around 11,600 residents. The first mayor of the city of Gundelfingen is also the head of the administrative community (joint chairwoman).

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the city grew from 6,556 to 7,796 by 1,240 inhabitants or by 18.9%.

year Residents
1840 3619
1900 3438
1961 5849
1970 6162
1987 6492
1991 6893
1992 6965
1995 7417
1997 7429
2000 7643
2002 7869
2003 7883
2004 7838
2005 7781
2006 7790
2007 7738
2008 7759
2009 7715
2010 7729
2011 7694
2012 7670
2013 7624
2014 7622
2015 7812


Local election 2020
Turnout: 52.4%

The city council has 20 members. Since the local elections on March 15, 2020 , the seats have been divided into the following lists:

Parties / lists %




SPD  30.5 6th 37.2 8th 33.6 6th 36.1 8th
CSU  30.2 6th 29.9 6th 30.9 7th 40.1 7th
Free voters 25.1 5 26.2 5 24.1 5 23.8 5
FDP  6.4 1 6.7 1 11.4 2 - -
GREEN 7.8 2 - - - - - -
total 100 20th 100 20th 100 20th 100 20th
voter turnout 52.4% 48.5% 55.7% 60.9%

City council

  • SPD: Jürgen Hartshauser, Birgit Spengler, Vera Schweizer, Hans Stenke, Roman Schnalzger, Max Ruchti (new).
  • CSU: Werner Lohner, Georg Blatter, Florian Steidle, Georg Wiedenmann, Manfred Wörle (new), Julia Berchtold.
  • Free voters: Ingo Blatter, Karl Seifried, Friedlies Hopf-Schirm, Erwin Hegele (new), Edelbert Reile.
  • FDP: Joachim Matheis (new)
  • GREEN: Roswitha Stöpfel (new), Josefine Lenzer (new)


Franz Kukla (CSU) has been mayor since 1999. In the mayoral election in 2017, Kukla did not run again. In the first ballot, Miriam Gruß ( FDP ) received 43.7%, Jürgen Hartshauser ( SPD ) 37.7% and Matthias Grätsch ( CSU ) 18.6% of the votes. In the runoff election on May 21, 2017, Miriam Gruß and Jürgen Hartshauser competed against each other. Greetings prevailed with 58% of the vote and took office in June 2017.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Gundelfingen on the Danube
Blazon : "In silver, a red crowned and red-tongued black lion with the Bavarian diamond shield on its chest and a green tree with roots in its paws."

Town twinning

The city maintains the following city partnerships:

Culture and sights




Baroque stucco in the hospital church
  • Town hall , Renaissance building from the 17th century
  • Lower gate (gate tower) from the 14th century
  • City parish church of St. Martin , one of the oldest churches in the area (8th century), Gothic building, modified in Baroque style. 1747 by Johann Heel - left side altar painting "Adoration of the Magi"
  • Hospital church, baroque furnishings
  • Schlachtegg Castle , former Hofmark, with castle chapel
  • Münzmühle (private property)
  • Catholic parish church Maria Immaculata in Echenbrunn


Sports facilities

  • Schwabenstadion
  • District sports hall
  • TV sports grounds
  • Brenzhalle
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Baseball facility
  • Water ski and wakeboard facility
  • Skate park
  • Fitness path

sports clubs

  • FC Gundelfingen
  • TV Gundelfingen
  • SSV Peterswörth
  • LSV Gundelfingen
  • Gundelfinger Sharks `03 e. V.
  • Schützenverein Gundelfingen e. V.
  • The links e. V.

Regular events

The city is well known for its medieval festivals, which take place at irregular intervals for several days, as well as its carnival activities . Another traditional festival is the “Schnellefest” of the Gundelfingen town band, which takes place every year in July. On two weekends in summer, the international handball tournament with regularly more than 100 participating teams from different divisions takes place on the sports grounds of TV Gundelfingen.

Economy and Infrastructure

Gundelfingen an der Donau and the surrounding area from the air


Gundelfingen is close to the Ulm / Elchingen motorway junction (A 8 / A 7). The two motorways can each be reached in around 15 minutes. The B16 is bypassed by the city. Gundelfingen is on the Ulm – Donauwörth Danube Valley Railway and has a train station that is served by agilis trains. The Danube Cycle Path leads through the city. Gundelfingen Airport (EDMU) is located on the northern outskirts of the city .

Public facilities


  • Peter-Schweizer-Volksschule (primary school)
  • Elementary school at Schlachtegg
  • Community College
  • music school

Sons and daughters

  • Kaspar Manz (1606–1677), legal scholar and Chancellor of Pfalz-Neuburg


  • Wolfgang Wüst : The imperial general and Nuremberg burgrave Margrave Albrecht Achilles of Brandenburg (1414–1486). In: Yearbook of the historical association Dillingen. 113 (2012/2013) pp. 151-170; (Concerning content: Battle and siege of the city of Gundelfingen in the Reich War 1462. ISSN  0073-2699 )

Web links

Commons : Gundelfingen an der Donau  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Gundelfingen an der Donau  - Sources and full texts

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. ^ Community Gundelfingen an der Donau in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on August 31, 2019.
  3. ^ 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 .
  4. Candidates have to go to the runoff election
  5. City Council. Community of Gundelfingen an der Donau, accessed on August 9, 2020 .
  7. Entry on the coat of arms of Gundelfingen an der Donau  in the database of the House of Bavarian History