Donaueschingen district

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Coat of arms of the Donaueschingen district
Donaueschingen district
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Coordinates: 47 ° 55 '  N , 8 ° 35'  E

Basic data (as of 1972)
Existing period: 1938-1972
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : South Baden
Administrative headquarters : Donaueschingen
Area : 770 km 2
Residents: 76,165 (May 27, 1970)
Population density : 99 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : DS
Circle key : 08 3 32
Circle structure: 59 municipalities
Location of the Donaueschingen district in Baden-Württemberg
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The district of Donaueschingen was a district in Baden-Württemberg , which was dissolved on January 1, 1973 as part of the district reform .



The district of Donaueschingen was in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg .

Geographically, the Donaueschingen district had a share in the foothills of the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb . The middle district was part of the Baar landscape . The district town of Donaueschingen was roughly in the middle of the district area.

Neighboring areas

Its neighbors were in 1972 clockwise starting in the north of Villingen , Tuttlingen , Stockach , Konstanz , Schaffhausen , Waldshut , Hochschwarzwald and Emmendingen .


The area of ​​the later district of Donaueschingen belonged to various domains before 1800, including the Principality of Fürstenberg . In 1806, the area came to Baden , which initially formed several offices , including the offices or district offices of Blumberg, Bräunlingen, Hüfingen, Möhringen and Triberg, which have changed or partially dissolved several times over the course of history. The district office of Donaueschingen , which belonged to the Seekreis, emerged from the office in Hüfingen in 1844 . The Triberg office was part of the Upper Rhine District . From 1864, both of the district offices still existing in the later district area belonged to the state commissioner district of Constance . In 1924 the Triberg District Office was dissolved, and some communities came to the Donaueschingen District Office. In 1936 other communities came to the district office of Donaueschingen, but there were also some communities, and in 1939 this was given the designation of the district of Donaueschingen.

After the formation of the state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952, the district of Donaueschingen belonged to the administrative district of South Baden . As a result of the municipal reform from 1970, the district area changed in several cases. First, on January 1, 1971, the municipality of Nordhalden in the district of Konstanz merged with the city of Blumberg, thus changing the district. On September 1, 1971, the communities of Biesingen, Oberbaldingen and Öfingen, on January 1, 1972, the communities of Hochemmingen and Sunthausen, and on April 1, 1972, the community of Unterbaldingen were combined with the town of Bad Dürrheim in the Villingen district, thereby leaving the Donaueschingen district. On April 1, 1972, the municipality of Tannheim also left the district of Donaueschingen when it was incorporated into the newly formed town of Villingen-Schwenningen on January 1, 1972 .

With effect from January 1, 1973, the Donaueschingen district was dissolved. Its communities were mainly in the newly formed Schwarzwald-Baar district , which thus became the legal successor to the Donaueschingen district. Some communities were incorporated into the enlarged Tuttlingen district. One community each came to the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and one to the district of Constance. Since then, all districts have belonged to the Freiburg administrative district .

Population development

All population figures are census results.

year Residents
May 17, 1939 51,169
September 13, 1950 54,277
year Residents
June 6, 1961 66,519
May 27, 1970 76.165


District Administrator

The senior officials or district administrators of the district office or district of Donaueschingen 1844–1972:

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the Donaueschingen district showed three golden ears of wheat next to each other in a shield split by blue and gold, and two black cogwheels on top of each other in the back. The coat of arms was awarded by the Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg on June 11, 1956.

The heraldic symbols stand for agriculture and industry in the district.

Economy and Infrastructure


There was no federal motorway running through the district . Therefore, the district was only developed through the federal road 31 and several district roads.


From 1936, 59 municipalities initially belonged to the district of Donaueschingen, of which 8 were towns.

On March 7, 1968, the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg set the course for a community reform . With the law to strengthen the administrative power of smaller municipalities , it was possible for smaller municipalities to voluntarily unite to form larger municipalities. The beginning in the district of Donaueschingen was made on April 1, 1970 by the municipality of Sumpfohren, which merged with the city of Hüfingen . In the period that followed, the number of communities steadily decreased.

On January 1, 1973, the Donaueschingen district was finally dissolved, it was divided between the Tuttlingen district and the new Schwarzwald-Baar district , with the exception of Stetten and Unadingen, which united with communities in other districts.

The largest municipality in the district was the district town of Donaueschingen. The smallest community was Mistelbrunn.

In the table, the municipalities of the Donaueschingen district are before the municipal reform. The population figures refer to the census results in 1961 and 1970.

former parish today's parish today's district Resident
on June 6, 1961
on May 27, 1970
Carrion Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 760 814
Achdorf Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 452 470
Aulfingen Geisingen Tuttlingen 492 529
Behla Hüfingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 290 310
Biesingen Bad Durrheim Schwarzwald-Baar district 359 359
Blumberg , city Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 5,883 6,422
Bräunlingen , city Bräunlingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 3,142 4,062
Döggingen Bräunlingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 810 945
Donaueschingen , city Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 10,715 11,648
Emmingen from Egg Emmingen-Liptingen Tuttlingen 1,197 1,588
Epfenhofen Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 294 412
Esslingen Tuttlingen Tuttlingen 260 293
Fürstenberg , city Hüfingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 358 362
Furtwangen , city Furtwangen in the Black Forest Schwarzwald-Baar district 7,404 8,592
Fützen Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 758 744
Geisingen , city Geisingen Tuttlingen 1,878 2,895
Grüningen Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 387 482
Guttenbach Guttenbach Schwarzwald-Baar district 1,506 1,754
Gutmadingen Geisingen Tuttlingen 682 641
Hammereisenbach-Bregenbach Voehrenbach Schwarzwald-Baar district 481 662
Hattingen Immendingen Tuttlingen 585 625
House in front of the forest Hüfingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 342 355
Heidenhofen Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 197 206
Hintschingen Immendingen Tuttlingen 230 230
Hochemmingen Bad Durrheim Schwarzwald-Baar district 453 539
Hondingen Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 450 449
Hubertshofen Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 221 293
Hüfingen , city Hüfingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 3,441 4,303
Immendingen Immendingen Tuttlingen 3,265 3,371
Ippingen Immendingen Tuttlingen 318 367
Churches and houses 1 Geisingen Tuttlingen 669 904
Come Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 230 261
Langenbach Voehrenbach Schwarzwald-Baar district 230 284
Leipferdingen Geisingen Tuttlingen 710 733
Linach Furtwangen in the Black Forest Schwarzwald-Baar district 170 148
Mauenheim Immendingen Tuttlingen 321 354
Mistletoe Fountain Bräunlingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 64 70
Möhringen , city Tuttlingen Tuttlingen 2,576 3,199
Mundelfingen Hüfingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 640 637
Neudingen Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 697 721
Neukirch Furtwangen in the Black Forest Schwarzwald-Baar district 799 842
Oberbaldingen Bad Durrheim Schwarzwald-Baar district 644 655
Öfingen Bad Durrheim Schwarzwald-Baar district 647 600
Poking Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 974 1,097
Riedboehringen Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 723 782
Riedöschingen Blumberg Schwarzwald-Baar district 797 847
Rohrbach in the Black Forest Furtwangen in the Black Forest Schwarzwald-Baar district 386 401
Schönenbach Furtwangen in the Black Forest Schwarzwald-Baar district 585 745
Stetten Narrow Constancy 245 234
Short ears Hüfingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 234 -
Sunthausen Bad Durrheim Schwarzwald-Baar district 556 667
Tannheim Villingen-Schwenningen Schwarzwald-Baar district 897 1,062
Unadingen Loeffingen Breisgau-Upper Black Forest 731 837
Unteraldingen Bad Durrheim Schwarzwald-Baar district 494 481
Unterbränd Bräunlingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 172 194
Vöhrenbach , city Voehrenbach Schwarzwald-Baar district 2,418 3,000
Waldhausen Bräunlingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 131 134
Wolterdingen Donaueschingen Schwarzwald-Baar district 1,077 1,175
Rooms Immendingen Tuttlingen 326 379


1 "Kirchen und Hausen" was renamed "Kirchen-Hausen" in 1961

License Plate

On July 1, 1956, the district was assigned the distinguishing mark DS when the vehicle registration number that is still valid today was introduced . It was issued until December 31, 1972.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register 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. 494 f .