Roggenburg (Bavaria)

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Coat of arms of the community of Roggenburg
Roggenburg (Bavaria)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Roggenburg highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 17 '  N , 10 ° 14'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : New Ulm
Height : 554 m above sea level NHN
Area : 27.41 km 2
Residents: 2758 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 101 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 89297, 89290
Area code : 07300
License plate : NU, ILL
Community key : 09 7 75 149
Community structure: 10 parish parts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Prälatenhof 2
89297 Roggenburg
Website :
Mayor : Mathias Stölzle
Location of the community Roggenburg in the district of Neu-Ulm
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Ingstetten near Roggenburg
Biberach district around 1900

Roggenburg is a municipality in the Bavarian-Swabian district of Neu-Ulm .

Roggenburg is known among other things for the Roggenburg Monastery , which is used again today by the Order of the Premonstratensians . An environmental and cultural center with a supra-regional catchment area is attached to the monastery.


The community is located in the Donau-Iller region in Central Swabia , 30 kilometers southeast of Ulm and 40 kilometers north of Memmingen . The districts of Roggenburg, Biberach and Meßhofen are located on the Biber , which also flows through the 15 hectare Langweiher. Ingstetten, Schießen and Unteregg are located on the Osterbach .

The municipality of Roggenburg has 10 officially named municipal parts : (former municipalities with districts, population in brackets on June 30, 2012)


Roggenburg was originally apparently the castle of the von Bibereck family, which died out early on .

The Bavarian original cadastre shows Roggenburg in the 1810s as a seat of the Teutonic Order with the monastery, stables, farm buildings, five other hearths and three ponds .

On July 1, 1972, the community of Roggenburg was re-established through the merger of the previously independent communities of Biberach, Ingstetten and Meßhofen. It was named after the monastery. Shooting was added on May 1, 1978.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2019 the municipality grew from 2,288 to 2,758 by 470 inhabitants or 20.5%.


Municipal council

The municipal council has 14 members plus the mayor. The local elections on March 16, 2014 resulted in the following distribution of seats with a turnout of 61.3%:

ÜWV shooting FW Meßhofen / Roggenburg Flat share Biberach WG Ingstetten total
2014 5 seats 3 seats 4 seats 2 seats 14 seats
Share of votes 35.4% 22.5% 25.7% 16.5%


In the 2014 local elections, Mathias Stölzle was elected mayor with 98.4% of the valid votes cast (voter turnout: 61.2%); on March 15, 2020, he was elected for a further six years with 96.3% of the vote.

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: “By a curled red tip, in it three golden ears of rye on a green three-mountain, split; in front in silver a black beaver with red armor turned to the left, holding a silver fish in its mouth, in the back quartered with silver and black. "

Architectural monuments

The Roggenburg Abbey of the Order of the Premonstratensians is an outstanding architectural monument .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Community Roggenburg in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bavarian State Library, accessed on August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Roggenburg on BayernAtlas Klassik
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 540 .
  5. ^ 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. 790 .
  6. Population figures in the Neu-Ulm district
  7. Roggenburg municipal council 2014