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Oberfinningen is a place in the municipality of Finningen and a district in the Swabian district of Dillingen on the Danube . The community of Finningen was formed on January 1, 1974 from the independent communities of Oberfinningen and Unterfinningen . On May 1, 1978, the previously independent municipality of Mörslingen was incorporated.


The oldest archaeological finds in the Oberfinningen district date from the Neolithic Age . A Roman estate ( villa rustica ) is located in the “Staudenbühl” corridor.

As early as 1175, property in Oberfinningen is mentioned in the land register of the monastery of St. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg. The lower jurisdiction in the place exercised the rule Unterfinningen. The lower jurisdiction passed to the monastery around 1417/39. The Oberfinningen possessions of St. Ulrich and Afra, with seven farms and 24 Sölden in 1560, belonged to the Hofmark Unterfinningen until secularization in 1803 . The rest of the possessions in Oberfinningen belonged to six other landlords , such as B. Pfalz-Neuburg .

Parish church of St. Johannes in Oberfinningen


Oberfinningen is the seat of an old parish . In the course of the Reformation in 1543 the parish of Oberfinningen was merged with that of Unterfinningen. After the re-catholicization in 1616, it remained with this union.

The current parish church of St. Johannes was built between 1861 and 1863 in the neo-Romanesque style on the site of a previous building. The Lourdes Chapel, built between 1894 and 1898, is located on the boundary of Unterfinningen.

Population development

  • 1840: 378 inhabitants
  • 1939: 327 inhabitants
  • 1950: 457 inhabitants
  • 1961: 346 inhabitants
  • 1970: 346 inhabitants


  • Georg Wörishofer, Alfred Sigg, Reinhard H. Seitz: Cities, Markets and Communities . In: The district of Dillingen ad Donau in the past and present . Edited by the district of Dillingen an der Donau, 3rd revised edition, Dillingen an der Donau 2005, pp. 249-251.

Web links

Commons : Oberfinningen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Community of Finningen in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bavarian State Library
  2. a b c 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 GmbH, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 769 and 770 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 39 '  N , 10 ° 30'  E