Stockach district

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Coat of arms of the Stockach district
Stockach district
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Coordinates: 47 ° 55 '  N , 9 ° 0'  E

Basic data (as of 1972)
Existing period: 1938-1972
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : South Baden
Administrative headquarters : Stockach
Area : 613 km 2
Residents: 52,432 (May 27, 1970)
Population density : 86 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : STO
Circle key : 08 3 44
Circle structure: 59 municipalities
Location of the Stockach district in Baden-Württemberg
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The Stockach district was a district in Baden-Württemberg that was dissolved in the course of the district reform on January 1, 1973 .



The Stockach district was in the south of Baden-Württemberg .

Geographically, the Stockach district in the north with the so-called " Badische Heuberg " had a share in the Swabian Alb . The southern district area belonged to the Hegau and extended to the Überlinger See of the Bodensee . The district town of Stockach was in the south of the district.

Neighboring areas

Its neighboring districts were in 1972 clockwise beginning in the north Balingen , Sigmaringen , Überlingen , Konstanz , Donaueschingen and Tuttlingen .


Before 1800, the area of ​​what would later become the Stockach district belonged to various domains, including Upper Austria . In 1810 the area came to the Grand Duchy of Baden , which initially formed several offices , including the offices and district offices of Pfullendorf , Überlingen, Herdwangen, Meßkirch , Stetten and Stockach, which have changed or partially dissolved several times over the course of history. They belonged to the lake district. Initially only the offices of Messkirch, Stockach and Überlingen in the state commissioner district of Constance remained . In 1936 the office of Meßkirch was dissolved and its communities were incorporated into the Stockach office. This resulted in the Stockach district in 1939, which was again slightly changed.

After the formation of the state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952, the district of Stockach belonged to the administrative district of South Baden . As a result of the municipal reform from 1970 onwards, the district area changed in two cases. On September 1, 1971, the Heinstetten community merged with the city of Meßstetten, Balingen district, and thus left the Stockach district. On April 1, 1972, the municipality of Beuren an der Aach was united with the town of Singen (Hohentwiel) , district of Constance, and thus also left the district of Stockach.

With effect from January 1, 1973, the Stockach district was dissolved as part of the Baden-Württemberg district reform. Its communities were mainly divided between the districts of Constance and Sigmaringen ; the district of Konstanz became the legal successor to the district of Stockach. Four communities came to the Tuttlingen district and two to the Zollernalb district . The communities of the former Stockach district have since belonged to the administrative districts of Freiburg and Tübingen .

Population development

All population figures - except for 1963 - are census results.

year Residents Foreigners / share
May 17, 1939 36,216
September 13, 1950 40,793
June 6, 1961 47,219
December 31, 1963 49,450 1,434 / 2.9%
May 27, 1970 52,432


District Administrator

The senior officials or district administrators of the district office or district Stockach 1806–1972:

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the Stockach district showed three blue stag poles lying on top of each other in front, a red-tongued golden lion with a silver halberd on a red handle in its paws. The coat of arms was awarded by the Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg on October 24, 1963.

The stag bars were symbols of the coat of arms of the Lords of Nellenburg , whose seat was in Stockach. The blazon was borrowed from the coat of arms of the Counts of Veringen . The lion comes from the coat of arms of the lords of Zimmer , who ruled the area around Messkirch.

Economy and Infrastructure


There was no federal motorway running through the district (the A 81 did not exist at that time). Therefore, the district was only developed through the federal roads 31 , 14 , 313 and several district roads.


From 1936/1939, 59 municipalities initially belonged to the Stockach district, including 3 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 Stockach district was made on July 1, 1972 by the communities of Hindelwangen and Wiechs , which merged with the city of Stockach and the community of Steißlingen , respectively . In the period that followed, the number of municipalities steadily decreased until the Stockach district was finally dissolved on January 1, 1973.

The largest municipality in the district was the district town of Stockach. The smallest community was Schwackenreute.

In the table, the municipalities of the Stockach 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
Aach , city Ah Constancy 1274 1427
Altheim Leibertingen Sigmaringen 236 222
Beuren on the Aach Singing (Hohentwiel) Constancy 519 640
Bietingen Sauldorf Sigmaringen 267 261
Bodman Bodman-Ludwigshafen Constancy 1118 1181
Boll Sauldorf Sigmaringen 415 423
Buchheim Buchheim Tuttlingen 608 613
Eigeltingen Eigeltingen Constancy 1105 1367
Engelswies Inzigkofen Sigmaringen 461 516
Espasingen Stockach Constancy 534 529
Gallmannsweil Mühlingen Constancy 215 224
Glashütte (Baden) Stetten am kalten Markt Sigmaringen 359 393
Göggingen Krauchenwies Sigmaringen 746 749
Gutenstein Sigmaringen Sigmaringen 521 503
Hartheim Meßstetten Zollernalb district 518 564
Hausen in the valley Beuron Sigmaringen 520 560
Heinstetten Meßstetten Zollernalb district 636 704
Heudorf near Messkirch Messkirch Sigmaringen 319 335
Heudorf im Hegau Eigeltingen Constancy 478 453
Hindelwangen Stockach Constancy 543 621
Honstetten Eigeltingen Constancy 512 452
Hoppetenzell Stockach Constancy 510 496
Kreenheinstetten Leibertingen Sigmaringen 531 558
Krumbach Sauldorf Sigmaringen 328 365
Long hard Messkirch Sigmaringen 219 247
Leibertingen Leibertingen Sigmaringen 604 628
Liptingen Emmingen-Liptingen Tuttlingen 1005 1073
Ludwigshafen on Lake Constance Bodman-Ludwigshafen Constancy 1565 1900
Grinding in the Hegau Stockach Constancy 331 323
Grinding in the valley Stockach Constancy 400 443
Mainwangen Mühlingen Constancy 222 192
Menningen Messkirch Sigmaringen 389 444
Messkirch , city Messkirch Sigmaringen 3770 4514
Mühlingen Mühlingen Constancy 622 657
Münchhöf Eigeltingen Constancy 270 253
Nenzingen Orsingen-Nenzingen Constancy 988 1140
Orsingen Orsingen-Nenzingen Constancy 674 829
Raithaslach Stockach Constancy 313 299
Rest Sauldorf Sigmaringen 358 327
Reute in Hegau Eigeltingen Constancy 207 180
Rohrdorf Messkirch Sigmaringen 729 768
Rorgenwies Eigeltingen Constancy 219 237
Sauldorf Sauldorf Sigmaringen 634 618
Schwackenreute Mühlingen Constancy 125 122
Schwandorf Neuhausen ob Eck Tuttlingen 728 801
Schwenningen Schwenningen Sigmaringen 1132 1502
Sentenhart Forest Sigmaringen 759 280
Stahringen Radolfzell on Lake Constance Constancy 677 745
Taillings Taillings Constancy 1979 2682
Stetten am kalten Markt Stetten am kalten Markt Sigmaringen 3329 4067
Stockach , city Stockach Constancy 5953 6364
Volkertshausen Volkertshausen Constancy 1435 1737
Wahlwies Stockach Constancy 1116 1218
water Sauldorf Sigmaringen 435 456
Wiechs Taillings Constancy 160 169
Winter sensations Stockach Constancy 529 532
Worndorf Neuhausen ob Eck Tuttlingen 489 560
Zizenhausen Stockach Constancy 1356 1322
Zoznegg Mühlingen Constancy 680 647

License Plate

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


  • Franz Götz: districts and districts in the Baden Lake Constance area. Its development since 1803 and its main organs. Chronological overview and personal details . Published on behalf of the districts of Constance, Stockach and Überlingen in conjunction with the Association for the History of Hegaus eV (Hegau Library Volume 17). Radolfzell: Verlag Huggle and Meurer, 1971.
  • Stockach district. (= The city and rural districts of Baden-Württemberg in words and numbers; Issue 59) . Published by the Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Economics in Baden-Württemberg, processing and printing of the State Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 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. 502 f .
  2. Heimat-Chronik . In: HEGAU - magazine for history, folklore and natural history of the area between the Rhine, Danube and Lake Constance. Issue 2 (18) 1964, p. 430.