Rottweil District Court

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District and Regional Court of Rottweil

The Rottweil Regional Court is a court of ordinary jurisdiction and one of eight regional courts in the district of the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court .

Regional court district Rottweil (dark) in the higher regional court district Stuttgart (light green) in Baden-Württemberg

Seat and District of the Court

The regional court (LG) has its seat in Rottweil , Baden-Württemberg .

Six district courts belong to the judicial district : Freudenstadt , Horb am Neckar , Oberndorf am Neckar , Rottweil , Tuttlingen and Spaichingen .

Superior courts

The Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart is superordinate to the court and the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe .


Replica of the court seat of the imperial court from 1781

In today's Rottweil law was already spoken in antiquity - by both the Celts and the Romans . During the 8th century a domain district court was established in Rottweil . In the 13th century a criminal court ( Malefizgericht , Pürschgericht ) was added. During the 14th century the domain district court strengthened to become the "Imperial Court Court ", to "the holy Rich's supreme court". Locally, it was no longer just responsible for the surrounding area. His district extended into Alsace , Cologne and today's Thuringia . The Imperial Court of Justice retained this function until the end of the Holy Roman Empire in the 19th century, i.e. for almost 500 years. During this time, some responsibilities were transferred to the Reich Chamber of Commerce, which made Rottweiler less important.

With the Peace of Vienna , the "Landvogtei am upper Neckar" , which was administered from Rottweil, came into being. This was linked to the seat of a “ Higher Regional Court ”, which, however, only had local significance.

In 1848 jury courts were also introduced in Rottweil. From the Tübingen District Court , the judges occasionally came to Rottweil to hold meetings there. In 1868 Rottweil itself became the seat of a district court, in 1879 this - like all district courts in Württemberg - became a regional court.

The current courthouse was built in the Art Nouveau style between 1908 and 1910 . In 1910 it was used today as a district and regional court. It is a listed building. The Rottweil public prosecutor's office, which was originally also housed here, now has its own building in the immediate vicinity.

See also

Web links


  • Peter Beyerle: The Rottweil Regional Court. In: The Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart. 125 years. 1879-2004. Neckar-Verlag, Villingen-Schwenningen 2004, pp. 191–199.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 9 '47.2 "  N , 8 ° 37' 48.4"  E