Waldburg (Württemberg)

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Coat of arms of the community of Waldburg
Waldburg (Württemberg)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Waldburg highlighted

Coordinates: 47 ° 45 '  N , 9 ° 43'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Tübingen
County : Ravensburg
Local government association: Gullen
Height : 723 m above sea level NHN
Area : 22.7 km 2
Residents: 3142 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 138 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 88289
Area code : 07529
License plate : RV, SLG , ÜB , WG
Community key : 08 4 36 079
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 20
88289 Waldburg
Website : www.gemeinde-waldburg.de
Mayor : Michael Röger
Location of the community Waldburg in the district of Ravensburg
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Waldburg is a municipality and a state-recognized resort in the Ravensburg district in Baden-Württemberg ( Germany ).

The community of Waldburg, known for the castle of the same name from the 12th century, is a member of the Gullen community administration association based in Grünkraut .


Geographical location

The community of Waldburg is located on the southern edge of the Altdorf Forest, about halfway as the crow flies between Ravensburg in the west-northwest and Wangen in the east-southeast.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities of Waldburg are Amtzell , Bodnegg , Grünkraut , Schlier and Vogt .

Protected areas

In the municipality there are currently six nature reserves ( Blauensee , Dietenberger Weiher , Edensbacher Mösle , Felder See , Pfaumoos, Niggelmoos and Bei der Runde and Scheibensee ) and a landscape protection area ( young moraine landscape between Amtzell and Vogt ) (as of April 1, 2010).


Waldburg on a photograph before 1870
View from the castle to the town, in the foreground on the right the Catholic parish church of St. Magnus
Waldburg from the southeast

Early history

Waldburg is shown in the description of the Ravensburg Oberamt from 1836 as a community with 48 parcels and 1163 (Catholic) inhabitants, but it is declared as a "civil place" belonging to the princes of Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee. The first mention of Waldburg by name as a fief came after that, according to Pappenheim's Chronicle in 1402. The monastery Weingarten , the Landvogtei and most of the Truchsess von Waldburg shared their sovereignty. In 1570 part of the village burned down, in 1632 during the Thirty Years' War the forest castle was besieged by the Swedes and the place was sacked, in 1724 a fire set half the village to rubble and ashes.

Population development

  • 1836: 1163 inhabitants
  • 1910: 1223 inhabitants
  • 1950: 1330 inhabitants
  • 1991: 2352 inhabitants
  • 1995: 2276 inhabitants
  • 2004: 2993 inhabitants
  • 2010: 3051 inhabitants
  • 2015: 3182 inhabitants


Like the rest of the surrounding area, Waldburg is Roman Catholic . The parish is the seat of the parish of St. Magnus (with a branch parish of St. Cassian in Hannober), which is part of the Ravensburg deanery. The parish of Waldburg in its current form did not emerge until between 1808 and 1816. The parish, which emerged in the 16th century, only comprised the town itself and three surrounding parcels. The others belonged to the parishes of Bodnegg and Amtzell or were parished by Weingarten Monastery. The records in the Waldburg church registers do not begin until 1700 and later. In 1920 a branch parish was set up in Hannober, which meant that some of the parcels previously belonging to the parish of Amtzell and Vogt were assigned to the parish of Waldburg.

The Protestant Christians in Waldburg are members of the Atzenweiler parish , which is part of the Ravensburg deanery.


Municipal council

The twelve seats of the municipal council have been distributed as follows since the local elections on May 25, 2014:

  • Free list - 7 seats
  • Independent list - 5 seats


  • 1795-1815: Kiene
  • 1815-1838: Sebastian Thoma
  • 1838–1862: Jost Alois Rongg
  • 1862–1876: Xaver Miller
  • 1876–1904: New Year's Eve Fugunt
  • 1904–1918: Hermann Schabel
  • 1919–1938: Karl Loritz
  • 1939–1940: Franz Schlotter
  • 1940–1945: Wilhelm Kölle (managing mayor)
  • 1945–1969: Reinhold Abele
  • 1970–1978: Klaus Flaig
  • 1978–1994: Otto Hermann
  • 1994 – today: Michael Röger

coat of arms

Blazon : Under a red shield head, inside a golden orb, in gold three striding, red-tongued, peeking black lions (leopards) one above the other.

The lions correspond to the coat of arms of the Waldburg family . The orb, which is also used in the coat of arms of the House of Waldburg, reminds us that in the Middle Ages the imperial regalia were temporarily kept on the Waldburg and thus in the area of ​​today's municipality.


A partnership with the eponymous municipality of Waldburg (Upper Austria) has existed since around 1980 .

Culture and sights


  • The Waldburg from the 12th century with a museum is the ancestral castle of the dynasty of the Waldburg dynasty and imperial princes . The imperial insignia were temporarily stored in it in 1194 and 1220 to 1240 . From the castle tower (780 m), on a clear day, you have a panoramic view of Lake Constance and the Bernese Oberland . The forest castle, which is also used for public and private events, can be visited as a museum.
  • The private museum for Indian studies shows the culture and tradition of the indigenous people of North America using original exhibits and models.


Parish Church of St. Magnus
Telecommunication tower transmitter Waldburg 2
  • Catholic parish church St. Magnus in Waldburg, founded in 1327 as St. Walburga chapel, from 1337 rebuilt to the parish church of St. Magnus, rebuilt in 1525, 1748 and 1962, interior renewed in 1937 and restored in 1979/1980. The high altar by Gabriel Weiß (1750) is dedicated to the catacomb saint St. Romula. At the Romula Festival in September, the altarpiece is sunk and the bones of the saints kept in the altar become visible.
  • Catholic branch church St. Cassian in Hannober, built 1914 to 1920 in neo-baroque style, with high altar painting "Saint Cassian blesses Hannober" by Gebhard Fugel and a late Gothic figure group "Anna selbdritt"
  • Chapel of St. Cassian (called Hustenkapelle ) in Hannober, 17th century
  • Chapel of St. Erasmus (called Grimmenkapelle ) in Frankenberg, with a picture panel from 1748
  • St. Rochus Chapel (called Oißekäppele (Eißen = furuncle)) in the Schafmeier
  • Habnit chapel in Neuwaldburg, built in 1997 in honor of the blessed Habnit, a folk saint of the 16th century who is buried in the Waldburg parish church
  • Rectory in Waldburg, half-timbered house built in 1571 by the Waldburg citizen Hans Sauter at his own expense
  • The main building of the Hotel Krone was built in 1842–1844 by the then landlord Kronenberger. Until then, there was already a so-called "Tafernwirtschaft" at the same location, which was already entered on Rauch's village view from 1625. The building was renovated in 2008.
  • Observatory with planetary path
  • Between Waldburg and Neuwaldburg, at 47 ° 46 ′ 10.1 ″  N , 9 ° 43 ′ 20.7 ″  E, there is a 108 meter high telecommunications tower , which was built in 1987.

Regular events

  • Every Friday there is a weekly market in the village square.
  • The highlight of the year is the "Romula Festival", which is celebrated on the third Sunday in September in honor of St. Romula, a catacomb saint whose bones rest in the parish church. Founded in 1848 vigilantes , the marching band and the band Waldburg-Hann top form in their Wilhelmine costumes with their parade, the big attraction. A children's party will take place on the following Monday.
  • In the district of Hannober, the “Kassiansfest” is celebrated in August with a procession and folk festival, the consecration in honor of the church patron of the branch church.
  • In August, the Upper Swabian pottery market takes place on the village square.
Castle fools
  • The parish of Waldburg is prominently and colorfully represented with an equestrian delegation and its band at the rider procession "Blutritt" in honor of the Holy Blood relic in Weingarten (every Friday after Ascension Day ).
  • The Swabian-Alemannic Fasnet has been celebrated in Waldburg for some time . In 1994 the fool's guild "Castle Fools" was founded, whose fool figure represents a court jester . The fool's cry of castle jesters is "Etz goes round, d'r castle jester kunnt".

Economy and Infrastructure

There are no large industrial companies in Waldburg, but there are small and medium-sized businesses. In the district of Hannober, a larger industrial area has been designated and developed for medium-sized and small businesses.


The community is connected to Ravensburg , Schlier , Vogt and Wangen im Allgäu with several bus routes and belongs to the Bodensee-Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbund ( bodo ).


→ Main article Sender Waldburg

Established businesses

Vom Fass is a franchise company in the retail trade of wines, spirits, liqueurs, vinegars and oils with over 200 locations worldwide. The head office is located in the Waldburg district of Hannober.



  • Forest castle. Pictures tell from the last 100 years . Geiger, Horb 1997, ISBN 3-89570-342-7 .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).