Möggingen (Radolfzell)

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Former municipality coat of arms of Möggingen
Coordinates: 47 ° 45 ′ 58 ″  N , 9 ° 0 ′ 12 ″  E
Height : 425 m
Area : 4.66 km²
Residents : 853  (2011)
Population density : 183 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1974
Postal code : 78315
Area code : 07732

The village of Möggingen is a district of the Baden-Württemberg city ​​of Radolfzell on Lake Constance in the district of Konstanz in Germany . With currently 853 inhabitants (as of 2011) it is the smallest district of the large district town .


Geographical location

Möggingen is located at 425 meters above sea level at the foot of the Bodanrück . In addition to Lake Constance , the approximately two kilometers long and 570 meters wide Mindelsee is in the immediate vicinity . With its surrounding natural areas, this represents an important nature and landscape protection area.


The Möggingen district includes the village of Möggingen, as well as the Dürrenhof, the moated castle with castle courtyard and the brick courtyard.


As early as 860, the place was mentioned as a mechinga in a St. Gallen title deed . In addition to the St. Gallen monastery , the Bishop of Constance owned properties here. A local rule and a castle is documented until the 15th century. In the 14th century, the place came into the possession of the Lords of Bodman , who then sold it to the noble family of the Lords of Homburg due to financial difficulties, only to buy it back soon afterwards.

In 1806 Möggingen came to Baden and was assigned to the district office of Konstanz . Möggingen was later an independent municipality in the district of Constance . In the course of the regional reform in Baden-Württemberg , the municipality of Möggingen was incorporated into Radolfzell on January 1, 1974.


In 1924 the neighboring hamlet of Dürrenhof was incorporated.

Population development

While the place still had a population of 337 on June 6, 1961, it was already 610 on May 27, 1970. In 2011, with 853 inhabitants, it was more than twice as many as 50 years earlier.


In Möggingen, the local Catholic parish was mentioned in 1275. Today the Catholic parish is part of the Deanery of Constance of the Archdiocese of Freiburg as part of the St. Radolt Radolfzell pastoral care unit. The Protestants belong to the community of Böhringen . She initially belongs to the Dean's Office of Constance of the Evangelical Church in Baden .



The mayor is Ralf Mayer (as of 2011).

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the formerly independent municipality Möggingen shows eight-ended black deer antlers in gold with a black ear between the poles.

Culture and sights


  • The Catholic parish church of St. Gallus was built in 1749, the furnishings are neo-Romanesque, the tower was only added in 1839. It is home to the crypt chapel of the Lords of Bodman.
  • The Möggingen Franciscan Monastery was founded in 1278 and closed in 1792.
  • The Möggingen moated castle, the residence of the von Bodman family, is the seat of the well-known Radolfzell ornithological station and the Max Planck Institute.
  • The former mill with extensions in Mühlbachstr. 2, a historic half-timbered building, is home to the BUND nature conservation center in Möggingen and the main office of the BUND regional association of Baden-Württemberg.
  • The former school is now used as a town hall with a youth room and club bar.


There was a primary school in Möggingen . This was closed in 2012. Möggingen's children go to primary school in the neighboring communities.

Conservation days

The first nature conservation days on Lake Constance took place in Möggingen in the BUND Environment Center , and have now developed into an internationally recognized event. After the beginnings here, they take place every year at the beginning of January in the dairy factory in Radolfzell.


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of the place

  • Wilderich Graf von und zu Bodman (born December 12, 1936), head of the Bodman noble house , entrepreneur and local politician (CDU). He is a bearer of the Federal Cross of Merit, he is also Knight of Honor and Knight of Devotion of the sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta. Furthermore, he is president of the Hegau history association, member of the board of the Association of the Nobility in Baden, honorary chairman of the Bodman sailing club and the Stockach yacht club.

Personalities who have worked on site

Individual evidence

  1. See the state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume VI: Freiburg region Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007174-2 . Pp. 718-802.
  2. ^ 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. 519 .
  3. ^ Franziskanerinnenkloster Möggingen ; Retrieved July 23, 2011
  4. naturschutztage.de
  5. Senger: Wilderich Graf Bodman is an honorary citizen . In: Südkurier of October 22, 2010

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