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Coordinates: 47 ° 38 '  N , 8 ° 15'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Freiburg
County : Waldshut
Height : 356 m above sea level NHN
Area : 77.97 km 2
Residents: 24,226 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 311 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 79761
Primaries : 07751, 07741,
License plate : WT
Community key : 08 3 37 126
City structure: 2 core cities and 10 districts

City administration address :
Kaiserstraße 28–32
79761 Waldshut-Tiengen
Website : www.waldshut-tiengen.de
Lord Mayor : Philipp Frank ( CDU )
Location of the town of Waldshut-Tiengen in the district of Waldshut
Aare Landkreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald Landkreis Lörrach Landkreis Konstanz Landkreis Tuttlingen Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis Albbruck Bad Säckingen Bernau im Schwarzwald Bonndorf im Schwarzwald Dachsberg (Südschwarzwald) Dettighofen Dogern Eggingen Görwihl Grafenhausen Häusern Herrischried Höchenschwand Hohentengen am Hochrhein Ibach (Schwarzwald) Jestetten Klettgau (Gemeinde) Küssaberg Lauchringen Laufenburg (Baden) Lottstetten Murg (Hochrhein) Rickenbach (Hotzenwald) St. Blasien Stühlingen Todtmoos Ühlingen-Birkendorf Waldshut-Tiengen Wehr (Baden) Weilheim (Baden) Wutach (Gemeinde) Wutöschingen Schweiz Rheinmap
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Waldshut from the east
Kaiserstrasse with Upper Gate in Waldshut

Audio file / audio sample Waldshut-Tiengen ? / i (Alemannic Waldshuet-Düenge) is atwin townin the south-west ofBaden-Württemberg,right on theSwiss border. It is thedistrict townand at the same time the largest town in theWaldshut districtand amedium-sized centerfor the surrounding communities.


View of the Rhine near Waldshut, the Aarberg on the left
Rhine valley near Waldshut, view to the west: on the left the Fullerfeld, in the background the Swiss Leibstadt nuclear power plant
Climate diagram Waldshut-Tiengen


Waldshut-Tiengen is located on the Upper Rhine , which is significantly dammed in this section by the Albbruck-Dogern power plant . Its northern districts protrude into the southern Black Forest . The Waldshut core city is about two kilometers west of the confluence of the Aare into the Rhine, on the border with the Swiss canton of Aargau . The Aare is the largest tributary of the Rhine on its entire route. Tiengen is located near the confluence of the Wutach with the Rhine at the transition to the Klettgau . In addition to the Wutach, the Steina and Schlucht rivers , which flow into the Wutach in the urban area, should also be mentioned. This is why Tiengen was previously also known as the “fourth valley town”. Waldshut-Tiengen is part of the Southern Black Forest Nature Park . Waldshut and Tiengen are located in natural Englagen, any city expansion and redevelopment therefore come up against natural limits, so the construction of a new district began in Waldshut on the Aarberg, in Tiengen on the Vitibuck .

Topography and geology

The landscape ( south-west German stepland ) borders with the Rhine (groundwater channel ) on the Swiss plateau and was shaped by the glaciers and melt waters of the Ice Age ( Urdonau ), while the Black Forest area ( Hotzenwald ) is a basement of the Cambrian . The layers of the Triassic (geology) ( shell limestone , former gypsum quarry near Tiengen) also come to light. There were also drillings for the exploration of thermal water .


The annual precipitation is 1155 mm and is therefore very high. It falls in the upper tenth of the values ​​recorded in Germany; Lower values ​​are registered at 92% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is September, with most rainfall in December; then there is 1.5 times more precipitation than in September. The rainfall varies moderately. Lower seasonal fluctuations are recorded at 64% of the measuring stations.

View from Full-Reuenthal (across the Rhine) to Waldshut and the Schmitzinger Valley

Neighboring cities and towns

The following towns and communities border the town of Waldshut-Tiengen ( clockwise , starting in the west):
Dogern , Albbruck , Dachsberg , St. Blasien , Weilheim (Baden) , Ühlingen-Birkendorf , Wutöschingen , Lauchringen and Küssaberg (all districts of Waldshut) and beyond the Rhine Koblenz , Leuggern and Full-Reuenthal (all canton Aargau / Switzerland). Like Görwihl, Tiefenstein and Rüßwihl

City structure

The urban area of ​​Waldshut-Tiengen consists of the two core cities of Waldshut and Tiengen / Hochrhein and the nine former municipalities of Aichen (with Gutenburg), Breitenfeld , Detzeln , Eschbach , which were incorporated into these two former cities as part of the municipal reform or merged with these two cities . Gurtweil , Indlekofen , Krenkingen , Oberalpfen and Waldkirch (with Gaiß and Schmitzingen ).

Waldshut-Tiengen includes the Homburg district and the Hasenhof near Breitenfeld. (The hamlet of Ettikon with the nearby Lauffen belongs to the municipality of Kadelburg ). For all nine formerly independent municipalities as well as for the Schmitzingen part of the municipality of Waldkirch, localities were set up in accordance with the Baden-Württemberg municipal code; that is, they each have one of the eligible voters in each municipal election to be elected Ortschaftsrat , with a mayor as chairman. The names of the localities are identical to the names of the earlier municipalities except for Aichen-Gutenberg (for the area of ​​the former municipality of Aichen), Gaiß-Waldkirch (for the two residential districts of the former municipality of Waldkirch) and Schmitzingen (formerly part of the municipality of Waldkirch). The number of local councils is six in all localities, but ten in Gurtweil.

Spatial planning

Waldshut-Tiengen forms a middle center in the area of ​​the upper center Lörrach / Weil am Rhein, the middle area of ​​which includes most of the towns and municipalities in the Waldshut district (with the exception of seven municipalities in the Bad Säckingen area ). In addition, there are cross-border links with the cantons of Aargau , Schaffhausen and Zurich in Switzerland.


The so-called
"Waldshuter Männle", which was supplemented after 1468 by a coat of arms with the Habsburg lion
Waldshut around 1580
Hans Thoma : Waldshut 1870
Kaiserstraße with the Upper Gate in the 1950s


The first indirect mention of the place Waldshut was found in a conciliation document issued in 1256 in the monastery of St. Blasien , in which an Arnoldo scultheto in Waldishuote was listed. The Freiburg historian Eugen Hillenbrand suspects a foundation in the context of the politics of the Counts of Habsburg near the middle of the 13th century. The first seal of the city from 1277 with the inscription Sigillum civium in Waldishut showed a forest ranger , the so-called "Waldshuter Männle", which was supplemented after 1468 by a coat of arms with the Habsburg lion. On the Easter holidays of 1298, Duke Albrecht prepared his army for two weeks before the decisive battle with Adolf von Nassau in the city. The entire provisions of the army were loaded onto 30 large ships in the Waldshut Rhine port mentioned for the first time. In 1349 a plague pogrom was perpetrated on the city's Jewish community. 1375 The Waldshuter Rhine bridge was part of the executive in the Aargau Gugler victim. - As compensation for the damage caused by the Guglers, the Königsfelden Monastery receives, among other things, the Nieder-Waldshut church fee. In 1380 King Wenceslaus gave the city the privilege of a particularly broad right of asylum. Among the numerous privileges of the city, which were preserved and repeatedly confirmed until 1496, there were previously asylum privileges in 1358, 1361 and 1363. In the battle of Sempach in 1386 the forest bailiff Rudolf von Schönau fell with other members of the Waldshut nobility and servants from the city.

In 1388, a Waldshut contingent, which had missed the battle near Näfels , took part in the defense of Rapperswil . In 1411, the last citizens of the once important Jewish community left the city in the run-up to the Gesera in Vienna . The city of Waldshut lost its southern administrative districts in 1415 due to the conquest of Aargau by the Confederates. The Waldshut coinage was notorious in Zurich. Hussite-minded citizens of the city were persecuted and burned. Damage occurred in 1444 when the Armagnaks were quartered for six weeks , to compensate for this the city was given the privilege of the market, which now takes place twice a year. During the Waldshut War in 1468, the city was bombarded and besieged by the Confederates for six weeks. The annual city festival, the Waldshuter Chilbi, commemorates this event . In 1469 the forest towns, the Habsburg possessions in southern Alsace and the town of Breisach were ceded to the Duchy of Burgundy by way of pledge . Five years later, Captain von Waldshut Wilhelm Herter von Hertneck rose to become the political and military leader of the Lower Association during the Burgundian Wars . A major city fire in 1492 destroyed 182 houses on around 40% of the city's area. Provocations by the Landsknechte stationed in Waldshut contributed to the outbreak of the Swabian War in 1499 .

The majority of the townspeople joined the Reformation in 1524 . In 1525 the Anabaptist direction prevailed under the pastor of the Upper Church, Balthasar Hubmaier ; together with various allies, she failed in her plan to push through against the provincial government in Ensisheim . The city lost important privileges for a long time. The Anabaptist and Reformed citizens were expropriated and expelled from the city. Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, represented in Waldshut by Veit Suter and Marx Sittich von Ems, allied himself in 1529 with the federal Catholic places in the Waldshut Treaty against the reformed federal cantons.

The city of Wahlshut refused to pay tithes to Bern in 1534 . In response to threats of war from Bern, 900 Vorarlberg soldiers were relocated to the city. In 1611 a plague epidemic claimed 568 victims. In 1612 rebellious Hauensteiners occupied the city and plundered the city armory. In 1633, during the Thirty Years' War, the city ​​was handed over to the Rhine Count Johann Philipp von Salm-Kyrburg-Mörchingen without bloodshed. Several citizens fell victim to the reconquest by the Duke of Feria in October of that year. In 1634 the abandoned city was occupied by Bernhard Schaffalitzky von Muckadell for eight weeks for Württemberg until it was relieved by the Landsturm. In 1638, the renewed conquest of the city by a command commissioned by Bernhard von Weimar initiated a twelve-year period under Swedish-French occupation law. In 1677, after the French occupation of Freiburg, Waldshut became the seat of the Upper Austrian government until 1698. In 1689 the town, abandoned by the residents (they had settled on the other bank of the Rhine), was briefly occupied by a military expedition to the French fortress of Hüningen during the Palatinate War of Succession .

In the War of the Spanish Succession of 1701, Waldshut was declared neutral and secured by federal regiments against plans of attack by the spa Bavarians, allied with the French, under Johann Baptist von Arco . Between 1713 and 1715, after the conquest of Freiburg by the Duc de Villars, Waldshut was again the seat of the Upper Austrian government. 44 houses, including the town hall (rebuilt in 1766), burned down in a renewed town fire in 1726.

In 1744 the city was occupied by the French under Armand Fouquet de Belle-Isle during the War of the Austrian Succession and until the beginning of 1745 it was added to the Electorate of Bavaria . For a few months until winter, Waldshut once again became the seat of the Upper Austrian government. During these months the town was unsuccessfully stormed by insurgent saltpeterers . In 1796 the revolutionary troops under General Moreau were welcomed with a freedom tree. While retreating via Waldshut, the French entourage was attacked by Austrian Chevaulegers and Freicorps . Another passage of the French took place in 1800. The Breisgau and the Ortenau were 1801 as a result of the peace of Lunéville and the peace of Amiens Ercole III. d'Este , the exiled Duke of Modena . The Capuchin monastery in front of the city became the property of the Principality of Heitersheim . Part of the Upper Church was demolished in 1804 and expanded to become the Liebfrauen parish church . Waldshut and his Capuchin monastery came to Baden in 1805 after the Peace of Pressburg and Breisgau. In 1813 the Waldshut Committee, an association of reactionary Swiss exiles, forged a plot against the Helvetic Republic. In 1825 Friedrich Frey-Herosé opened a chemical factory for the production of sulfuric acid in the former Capuchin monastery, which existed until 1834. In 1837 the guilds were abolished; the confiscated assets were used to found the Waldshut trade school. The city, which sympathized with the democratic movement, was occupied by the Württemberg military in 1848. The republican Kaspar Stützle was elected mayor in 1849 and deposed after the city was occupied by the Prussian military. The Basel-Waldshut railway line was opened in 1865. Seven years later the connection to Constance was inaugurated. A large part of the bourgeoisie joined the Old Catholic Movement in 1873 . In 1918 a bourgeois workers 'and soldiers' council was established. The arrival of the French in 1945 disempowered the local Nazi regime. In 1975, in a further phase of the community reform that began in 1971, the large district town of Waldshut-Tiengen was created.


View of Tiengen from the east towards Waldshut: on the left the Bürgerwald, on the right the Vitibuck, in the background the steam plume of the Leibstadt nuclear power plant
View of the Maria Himmelfahrt parish church and Tiengen Castle, the
Protestant church on the left
Waldshut-Tiengen, view from Tiengen along the Wutach to the Tafeljura : the Hohwacht (462 m) in the background, between Hettenschwil and Leibstadt (power station switched off due to maintenance, therefore no steam plume)

Tiengen, Tiengen (Upper Rhine) until September 2, 1964, was first mentioned in 858. In 1146 Abbot Bernhard von Clairvaux visited the Tiengen Church. In 1224 Tiengen was owned by the Barons of Krenkingen , who owned a residential and defense tower here (today's Tiengen Castle ), and the Constance monastery . The right to mint was first mentioned in 1275. On March 28, 1388 King Wenzel granted the noble Johann von Krenkingen, his servant and court judge, the right to slaughter newe guldein muntze for the services rendered .

The city archive contains the description of the cause of the traditional Schwyz Day held annually , the original protocol of the Imperial Court Court: “On August 1st, 1415, the city was attacked by Duke Reinold von Urslingen with his mercenary army. The attack failed because of the bitter resistance of the citizens and, according to tradition, because of the support of the Blessed Mother Mary, who was invoked in prayer ”. Its organization is incumbent on the "Citizens Guild 1503". The Bishopric of Konstanz was Tiengen in 1448 to Ritter Bilgeri of Heudorf fief, which then by numerous feuds in 1468 the Waldshuterstrasse War conjured up. Tiengen was captured by the Confederates , destroyed and occupied by Schaffhausen troops.

In 1476 (after Bilgeri's death), Tiengen von Schaffhausen was returned to the diocese of Constance . In 1482, Bishop Otto IV von Sonnenberg handed over the city of Tiengen to Count Alwig and Rudolf, Count von Sulz . Tiengen thus became the seat of the Landgraves of the Klettgau . In the Swabian War of 1499 Maximilian I was forced to act as the Roman-German king against the Swiss, who wanted to break away from the empire . On April 18, 1499, Tiengen was completely looted and burned down; Waldshut was not involved. The Battle of Dornach ended what had started with the Battle of Morgarten . Switzerland was de facto independent. On September 22nd, 1499 the peace was made in Basel .

In the peasant war that began in Stühlingen , the rebels near Grießen were put down. Among the victims was the Reformed theologian Hans Rebmann . The sovereign was Rudolf V. von Sulz . The Küssaburg was blown up by its own occupation during the Thirty Years War . General Gustaf Horn and Bernhard von Weimar (who occupied Waldshut and Tiengen in 1638, Tiengen was again destroyed), Colonel Graf Villefranche and General Feria were involved in armed conflicts in the area as commanders of the time . The battle near Rheinfelden created a decisive situation . Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen described the horrors of those days in his books.

The princes of Schwarzenberg 1703–1806

On May 22, 1674, the eldest daughter of the last male Count von Sulz Johann Ludwig II , Maria Anna, married the Bohemian Prince Ferdinand zu Schwarzenberg at Langenargen Castle . On November 14, 1676, Johann Ludwig II signed a Fideikommiss and Primogenitur disposition in Tiengen, after which he was initially followed by Maria Anna in total ownership, then her children as the descendants. On October 11, 1677, the disposition was confirmed by Emperor Leopold . With this act, the various Sulzer rights and possessions were combined to form the unified, but not extensive, sovereign territory in the Kleggau . After the death of Johann Ludwig II on August 21, 1687, Maria Anna followed as the ruling landgrave and on September 27 received the homage of her subjects in Tiengen. After the death of the ruling Landgrave and married Princess zu Schwarzenberg in January 1698, the inheritance and legal consequences passed to her underage son Adam Franz, who was under the tutelage of his father Ferdinand. It was only after the death of Prince Ferdinand I on October 22, 1703 that Adam Franz zu Schwarzenberg united the dominions of his parents. According to his father's house law , the Kleggau subjects retained their national regulations and rights. With the Act of Confederation took place in 1806, the media coverage of the Barony of Schwarzenberg in Klettgau. In 1812 Prince Joseph zu Schwarzenberg also sold the civil rights and landlord rights to the Grand Duchy of Baden .

Transition to Baden and Heckerzug

Tiengen became Baden in 1806 and belonged to the Klettgau office and from 1812 to the Tiengen district office, which was dissolved in 1819; thus the city belonged to the district office of Waldshut.

The elections to the Frankfurt constituent national assembly were scheduled for June 7, 1848 in the Tiengen town hall of Tiengen ; Friedrich Hecker had set himself up for the district . He was elected by a large majority; but his election was declared invalid because he was considered a traitor after the failed Hecker move . A second ballot on October 16, 1848 again produced a majority for Hecker and was thus invalid again; so the electoral district remained without representatives in the Paulskirche . More under → Baden Revolution . The time of the Kulturkampf followed . There was a strong movement of Old Catholics in Tiengen . They received the parish church Maria Himmelfahrt for use for a long time.

War against France 1870/1871

Memorial for the fallen of Tiengen in the war of 1870/71

The lion monument on the castle wall by the sculptor Ludwig Gamp from Tiengen commemorates the dead in the war against France in 1870/1871 . He worked in Munich for a long time; let the lion refer to it. The monument was inaugurated on August 31, 1899.

First and Second World War

During the “ Reichskristallnacht ”, the synagogue from 1793 and shortly afterwards the old Jewish cemetery were desecrated. The stones were used to build a retaining wall. The Jews, who can be documented in Tiengen since 1454, were persecuted and had to flee. Five men and 14 women did not flee in time, they were imprisoned, their homes ransacked and dispossessed. The next day the women were brought back from the prison in Waldshut to the town hall in Tiengen. As far as is known, one woman was able to flee, but four women stayed in Tiengen and were picked up by the Gestapo on October 22, 1940.They were taken to the Camp de Gurs internment camp , where one woman died, one woman escaped, two of the women came later probably in the Auschwitz concentration camp . The men were immediately sent to concentration camps, three of them were released from the Dachau concentration camp in 1939 and were able to escape.

When the Allies were advancing from the direction of Waldshut shortly before the tank units arrived, four aircraft dropped around 60 cluster bombs on Tiengen on April 25, 1945 at around 1.30 p.m., claiming seven deaths and some injuries. The white flags were hoisted too late, so that planes flying over in the morning probably expected resistance. The Volkssturm was in action with 100 men until the end with Badoglio guns and bazookas. With the arrival of the French armored troops on the afternoon of April 25, 1945, Tiengen was handed over to the occupation .

According to another source, there were 6 fighters ( Republic P-47 and North American P-51 are to be assumed ) that flew from the west via Tiengen towards Breitenfeld, turned back there and dropped the cluster bombs on the route Fahrgasse - Trottengasse - Bahnhofstrasse . The mayor had forbidden the raising of white flags. It met Elfriede and Karl-Heinz Bellhäuser, eleven and seven years old, in a doorway. Elfriede died soon afterwards, Karl-Heinz succumbed after four weeks in the Waldshut hospital. In the Zubergasse a man who had looked out the window was killed by splinters. A woman with two children died at the train station; the air pressure had burst her lungs. A total of eight people died in the attack. The post office was half destroyed.

Courageous Tiengen citizens then hoisted white flags on the church tower and a father and his son went to meet the advancing troops in Waldshut to surrender, they were accepted as hostages. When they arrived in Tiengen in front of the town hall, the citizens surrendered. As a result of the resistance that had taken place, the occupiers took cruel revenge: all houses had to remain unlocked, they were commandeered and raped.

The tank brigade took up position in the district in the Linkeren and in the Hüller . For the higher ranks rooms had to be provided in the city. The march continued on the Zeppelinstrasse - (today's) federal road to Unterlauchringen.

Gurtweil / Krenkingen

Gurtweil with the Gutenburg (Upper Rhine) initially belonged to the prince abbey of St. Gallen , later to the Rheinau monastery , and since the Thirty Years War to the St. Blasien monastery .

Near the community of Weilheim (Baden) are the remains of Gut-Krenkingen Castle , a tower hill castle from the 12th century.


  • On January 1, 1971, the communities of Breitenfeld and Detzeln were incorporated into the city of Tiengen / Hochrhein. They were followed on July 1, 1974 by the communities of Aichen and Krenkingen.
  • On July 1, 1971, the communities Eschbach, Indlekofen, Oberalpfen and Waldkirch (with the communities Gaiß and Schmitzingen incorporated in 1935) were incorporated into the town of Waldshut.
  • On January 1, 1975, the two cities of Waldshut and Tiengen / Hochrhein were combined with the municipality of Gurtweil to form the new city of Waldshut-Tiengen.

Population development

Population figures according to the respective area. Up to 1974 these are figures from the city of Waldshut. The figures are census results (¹) or official updates from the respective statistical offices (main residences only).

Population development of Waldshut-Tiengen.svgPopulation development of Waldshut-Tiengen - from 1871
Population development of Waldshut-Tiengen. Above from 1400 to 2017. Below an excerpt from 1871
year Residents
1400 approx. 1,000
1650 about 400
1811 1,111
1834 1,263
1852 1,435
1871, December 1st 2.130
1880, December 1st ¹ 2,468
1900, December 1st ¹ 3,587
1910, December 1st ¹ 4,270
1925, June 16 ¹ 5,226
1933, June 16 ¹ 6,460
1939, May 17th ¹ 6,554
1950, September 13 ¹ 8,255
year Residents
1961, June 6 ¹ 10,883
1970, May 27 ¹ 10,669
1975, December 31 ² 22,046
1980, December 31 ² 21,410
1987, May 25 ¹ 21,264
1990, December 31 ² 21,913
1995, December 31 ² 22,140
2000, December 31 ² 22,139
2005, December 31 ² 22,670
2010, December 31 ² 22,859
2015, December 31 ² 23,674
2016, December 31 ² 23,873
2017, December 31 ² 24,149

¹ Census result
² Source: State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg

The town of Waldshut-Tiengen, newly formed as part of the community reform in 1975, exceeded the 20,000 mark when it was founded. Thereafter, the city administration submitted an application for a major district town , which the state government of Baden-Württemberg approved with effect from July 1, 1976.


Waldshut, parish church

Waldshut initially belonged to the diocese of Constance . In 1524, the former Catholic priest Balthasar Hubmaier , who after 1522 increasingly oriented himself towards Reformation and Anabaptist ideas, introduced the Reformation in Waldshut . But this could not last after the occupation of the city by Habsburg troops. As a result of being part of the Upper Austrian region , Waldshut and the surrounding area remained predominantly Catholic until the 19th century. The city had been the seat of a deanery since the 12th century. The neighboring town of Tiengen and its surrounding area also remained predominantly Catholic, although there were also followers of Hubmaier and his teachings, the Anabaptists . Since 1821 the Catholic parishes in what is now the city of Waldshut-Tiengens belong to the Archdiocese of Freiburg , namely to the two deaneries Waldshut and Wutachtal. They are combined into three pastoral care units: The pastoral care unit Maria Bronnen comprises the parishes of St. Marien Waldkirch, St. Sebastian Aichen and St. Simon and Judas Gurtweil as well as the neighboring parishes of St. Peter and Paul Weilheim, St. Stephan Weilheim-Nöggenschwiel, and St. Pankratius Berau and St. Laurentius Brenden (both in the community of Ühlingen-Birkendorf). The pastoral care unit Waldshut comprises the Liebfrauengemeinde and the neighboring community of St. Klemens in Dogern. In the deanery of Wutachtal, the two parishes of the Assumption of Mary Tiengen and St. Nikolaus Krenkingen belong together with the neighboring parish of Herz Jesu Lauchringen-Unterlauchringen to the pastoral care unit Tiengen.

Jewish families had lived in Tiengen since at least the 19th century and they built a synagogue at Fahrgasse 13 . It was desecrated in the November pogrom in 1938 . Today, several information boards in the village remind of the history of the Tienger Jews. They buried their dead in the Jewish cemetery on Feldbergstrasse , which was desecrated during the Nazi dictatorship and converted into a sports field. Today the area is set up as a memorial, on which 50 names of Jewish residents are listed who were buried here.

In the 19th century Protestants moved to Waldshut and Tiengen again. The Waldshut Protestants were initially looked after from Säckingen. In 1870 Waldshut received its own pastor and in 1890 a branch church was founded. In 1921 the community became its own parish. The Protestants of the districts of Eschbach, Indlekofen and Waldkirch and some neighboring communities also belong to the community of Waldshut today. In Tiengen, too, a community was established in 1871, which was initially a branch of Kadelburg. The Christ Church was built in 1905. It has had its own parish there since 1926. The Protestants from the districts of Aichen, Breitenfeld, Detzeln, Gurtweil and Krenkingen as well as some neighboring communities now also belong to the Protestant community of Tiengen. The Protestants from the Oberalpfen district belong to the neighboring community of Albbruck. The two communities Waldshut and Tiengen belong to the church district Hochrhein of the Evangelical State Church in Baden .

The establishment of the Waldshut Evangelical Free Church Community goes back to 1951. Church planters were mainly Baptist refugees from the former German eastern regions who had found a new home in Waldshut. In 1953 the Balthasar Hubmaier Church on Untere Haspelstraße was inaugurated. The name of the church is reminiscent of the Waldshut reformer and expresses the affinity of the community with his Anabaptist views. Within their free church , the Waldshut Baptists belong to the Evangelical Free Church State Association of Baden-Württemberg .

The Waldshut free churches also include the Adventist community , whose community center is located on Robert-Bosch-Straße.

The Old Catholics in Waldshut-Tiengen belong to the Catholic Parish of the Old Catholics Hochrhein-Wiesenthal , based in Säckingen . For their services in Waldshut, the Roman Catholic parish grants them the right to host in the old hospital chapel on Rheinstrasse.

There is also a New Apostolic Church congregation in each of the two districts of Waldshut and Tiengen .

The Jehovah's Witnesses have ever a Kingdom Hall .

In Tiengen is a small mosque Community Khuddam ul-Ahmadiyya .


Administrative community

The city, which was newly formed as part of the municipal reform in 1975, has been a major district town since July 1, 1976 . Waldshut-Tiengen has entered into an agreed administrative partnership with the communities of Dogern , Lauchringen and Weilheim .

Municipal council

he municipal council in Waldshut-Tiengen consists of 26 members and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the municipal council. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following final result.

Parties and constituencies %
Local elections 2019
n. k.
n. k.
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-5.46  % p
+ 10.09  % p
+ 5.51  % p
-4.44  % p.p.
+1.11  % p
-3.1  % p
-3.7  % p
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 33.04 9 38.5 10
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 20.89 5 10.8 3
FW Free voters Waldshut-Tiengen 18.61 5 13.1 3
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 16.06 4th 20.5 5
FDP Free Democratic Party 11.41 3 10.3 3
left The left - - 3.1 1
AfD Alternative for Germany - - 3.7 1
total 100.0 26th 100.0 26th
voter turnout 50.57% 42.73%


A mayor stood at the head of the town of Waldshut, assisted by a council of eight members. Both were elected. In 1527 the mayor was temporarily installed by the sovereign. In addition to this there were also councilors ("Inner Council") consisting of four "old" and four "new" councils. The first was the mayor of the town, the mayor of the city. As a representative of the citizens there was an "external council" with guild masters. The internal council had a different composition in the 16th century: in addition to the mayor, the governor of the mayor, the town clerk and five councilors belonged to it. The external council then had six members. Since 1789 there was a mayor instead of the mayor's governor.

In Tiengen there was initially a mayor and six councilors, from 1422 an elected mayor and councilors as well as a bailiff appointed by the sovereign. The statutes were then changed several times. In 1703 the mayor carried the title of mayor.

The mayor of Waldshut-Tiengen has been named " Lord Mayor " since it was elevated to the status of a major district town in 1976 . This is now directly elected by the electorate for a term of eight years. He is chairman of the municipal council. His general deputy is the 1st alderman with the official title " Mayor ".

Mayor of Waldshut
  • –1810: Karl Josef Haitz
  • 1810–1817: Ignaz Straubhaar
  • 1817–1819: Martin Bähr
  • 1819–1830: Johann Jakob Soder
  • 1830–1834: Anton Bähr
  • 1834–1840: Balthasar Merzler
  • 1840–1849: Vinzenz Bürgi
  • 1849: Kaspar Stützle
  • 1849–1865: Vinzenz Bürgi
  • 1865–1878: Gustav Straubhaar
  • 1878–1885: Carl Frowin Mayer
  • 1885-1894: Alois Lang
  • 1894–1910: Leopold Büchele
  • 1910–1923: Leopold Kupferschmid
  • 1924–1931: Dr. Paul Horster
  • 1932–1942: Albert Wild
  • 1942–1945: August Birkenmeier
  • 1945–1957: Hermann Dietsche
  • 1957–1975: Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Utsch
Mayor of Tiengen
  • –1824: Melchior Rutschmann
  • 1824–1838: Xaver Kaiser
  • 1839–1861: Franz Xaver Rutschmann
  • 1861–1873: Ludwig Thoma
  • 1873–1879: Franz Joseph Seeger
  • 1879–1885: Joseph Bindert
  • 1885–1907: Heinrich Maier
  • 1907–1917: Karl Pfister
  • 1919–1927: Wilhelm Haiß
  • 1927–1934: Dr. Josef Frantzen
  • 1935–1945: Wilhelm Gutmann , NSDAP
  • 1945: Ernst Herion
  • 1945–1946: Alois Multerer
  • 1946–1948: Alfons Kirchgäßner (suspended 1947–1948, therefore the official business was carried out by Josef Hürst)
  • 1948–1951: Josef Hürst
  • 1951–1961: Georg Möllmann
  • 1961–1975: Franz Schmidt
Lord Mayor of Waldshut-Tiengen since 1975

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Waldshut-Tiengen shows split shield forward in gold a left-turned-blue-clad man, his hat at a specified over his shoulder cord on the back, the rights to the Hutschnur , in his left hand a blue knots Stock cautious, a rear in blue on rising golden crescent moon, the golden clad, crowned and nimbled Madonna, on the left holding the golden clad and nimbated Jesus child . The flag is blue and yellow. The coat of arms and flag were awarded by the Freiburg Regional Council on November 2, 1981.

The coat of arms is a combination of the two previous coats of arms of Waldshut and Tiengen. The Waldshuter Männle has been known as a seal print since the 13th century . He is interpreted as a forest ranger and is therefore a so-called " talking coat of arms ". The crescent moon Madonna with the child is already printed in the old Tiengen seals. However, the blazon was changed compared to the previous colors.

Town twinning

Waldshut-Tiengen has been twinned with the French town of Blois on the Loire since June 30, 1963, and with the British town of Lewes in East Sussex since 1973 .

The city of Tiengen has had a partnership with the French city of Courtenay (Loiret) since 1985 .

Economy and Infrastructure

The Villiger Söhne Holding is based in Tiengen ; ZG Raiffeisen and the clothing manufacturer Ragman Textilhandels GmbH are also represented . There is also an Obi and a McDonald’s , a stretcher and a MediMax . The Sparkasse Hochrhein is building a new building in Tiengen, the Volksbank Hochrhein is also planning a new building. Extensive wholesaling and retailing, dm-drogerie markt , furniture stores, real estate and insurance companies as well as numerous craft companies, a VW, Mercedes-Benz, a Ford and a Renault branch complete the offer.

The GUTEX fiberboard factory is located in the Aichen district near Gutenburg ; it was founded as an electricity company in 1902 and from 1922 wood pulp was produced , since 1932 wood fiber insulation boards have been produced. In Tiengen, the Hämmerli GmbH company was active in the sporting weapon manufacture for many years .

In the Schmittenau industrial area in Waldshut, the following are to be mentioned: glass wholesalers, electronics and tools wholesalers.

The two core cities offer a wide range for consumers. Market days take place regularly, the big flea markets are or were also popular, today only the one on Chilbiplatz in Waldshut, none in Tiengen due to lack of interest and space. The city center of Tiengen as well as the Kaiserstraße in Waldshut were converted into a pedestrian zone in the 1980s and have an unusual retail offer in relation to the size of the city, with cafes , fashion and jewelry making the most of them. This results from a pronounced shopping tourism from Switzerland.

A new industrial area with retail stores (including one of the largest Lidl stores in Germany), fast food restaurants and a medical center has been created at Waldshut train station .

From 1913 to the 1990s, the chemical industry was an important pillar of the city. On the site of the former Lonza plant , an industrial park has been created and a rear customs clearance facility , including the TÜV . Lonza Werke GmbH 's Waldshut plant produced silicon carbide , corundum , carbide and polyvinyl chloride , among other things . At its peak in the 1950s, it employed up to 1,600 people. The administration and management took place from Weil am Rhein. Branch plants existed in Istein (lime works) and Weil am Rhein.

A large transformer station for 380/220/110 kV for RWE AG has been located in the north-west of the Tiengen district since 1930 . The western branch of the north-south line coming from Herbertingen ends at this facility . Another 380 kV substation is only a few kilometers away in Gurtweil .

The Sparkasse Hochrhein was founded on March 23, 1856 as an orphan and savings bank in Waldshut at the suggestion of the Grand Ducal State Authority.


Rhine bridges between Waldshut and Koblenz AG (in front of the railway)

The town of Waldshut-Tiengen is located on the Hochrheinbahn between Basel and Schaffhausen . Coming from Basel, the route first reaches the district of Waldshut before reaching the district of Tiengen at the foot of the Vitibuck through the Aarberg tunnel . The Steina viaduct leads to Lauchringen and Erzingen (Baden) . From there the route continues in the direction of Schaffhausen and Singen (Hohentwiel) .

The station Waldshut has a connection to the Swiss train network, the capacity on over 150 years ago by Robert Gerwig built railway bridge Waldshut-Koblenz are limited.

The cross-border railway line to Koblenz in the canton of Aargau, opened with the Rhine bridge in 1859, is the oldest line crossing the Rhine between Germany and Switzerland. As a result, Waldshut is also the final stop on the S41 ( Winterthur - Bülach - Bad Zurzach - Waldshut) of the Zurich S-Bahn network and the S27 ( Baden - Döttingen - Koblenz - Waldshut). The historic Wutach Valley Railway has its southern end point in Lauchringen. The local public transport ( ÖPNV ) is served by several bus lines of the Verkehrsverbund Waldshut .

On the road, Waldshut-Tiengen can be reached from the east and west via the federal highway 34 and from the north via the B 500 . The Rhine bridge to Koblenz has guaranteed a connection to the Swiss road network since 1932.

The tube of the Bürgerwald tunnel in Tiengen is an already completed part of the A 98 under construction with one entrance and one exit each, Waldshut-Tiengen / East and Waldshut-Tiengen / West.

The Full – Waldshut ferry to the Swiss community of Full is only used for local passenger traffic .

The Zurich airport is situated at a distance of 25 km as the crow.

Authorities, courts and institutions

Waldshut-Tiengen is the seat of the Waldshut district office in the Waldshut district. Tilman Bollacher was district administrator until August 31, 2014 , and Martin Kistler has been in this position since September 1 . The city has a district court and a regional court as well as a notary's office and a tax office . The city is also the seat of the regional association Hochrhein-Bodensee . In addition, it is the seat of the Upper Rhine church district of the Evangelical Church in Baden and the Waldshut dean's office within the Upper Rhine region of the Archdiocese of Freiburg . The Waldshut-Tiengen Police Department has been located in Tiengen since 1982 . The animal welfare association Waldshut-Tiengen runs the Steinatal animal shelter.

Hospital, hospital fund, clinics

The Waldshut district is home to the region's largest hospital for basic and standard care, the Waldshut Hospital , which began in the Middle Ages of the city's history. A newly built psychiatric treatment center has existed in the immediate vicinity since 2012 . This is a branch of the Center for Psychiatry Reichenau (zfp). The former hospital in the Tiengen district from 1893 was a senior citizens' residence until 2012 and was acquired by the Hochrhein Hospitals in 2013. It is intended as an accommodation and training location for the increasing demand in the care professions .



The publisher and printer Carl Rudolph Gutsch from Lörrach took over the printing works of Anna Maier in 1850. He called the Intelligence Gazette that had been published there until then, the Official Announcement Gazette for the Grand Ducal Districts of Waldshut, Säckingen and Jestetten, and the supplement newspaper Alb-Bote was published . In the early years initially only weekly. The editor was Julius Fuchs who later became the editor of the trumpeter von Säckingen in Säckingen. On September 1, 1860, the printer and publisher Heinrich Zimmermann took over the editing. He had completed an apprenticeship as a printer at Gutsch and was then editor of the Seeblatt in Friedrichshafen. From 1896 the managing director was his brother Carl Zimmermann , he later became the owner. The entry in the commercial register took place on January 15, 1863. The printing works was initially in house no. 193, in the house of the color . The bookstore that went with it was housed in house number 172. On October 1, 1875, the Zimmermann printing company moved into a building in the suburbs. As early as 1874 the publication of an additional newspaper was announced, the Waldshuter Zeitung with the Waldshuter narrator . The Alb-Bote appeared daily from 1901.

On September 1, 1905, the publishing house of the printing house R. Phillipp published the Neue Waldshuter Zeitung - St. Blasier-Zeitung - anzeiger and free announcement sheet for the districts of Waldshut and St. Blasien . Like the Alb-Bote at first, it appeared three times a week. The editor was Alfred Bopp .


The daily Südkurier (based in Konstanz) reports on local events in Waldshut-Tiengen with its branch Alb Bote , which is part of the Südkurier group. The Südwestrundfunk resident with a correspondent office. There are also the advertising papers WOM and Anzeiger Hochrhein . Until 2003, the Schwarzwälder Bote also reported with its own editorial team from the district town for the St. Blasien edition, which was then given up without replacement. He filled the gap that had arisen when the Badische Zeitung moved away . The city of Waldshut-Tiengen publishes its own newsletter, which is also available online on the city of Waldshut-Tiengen's website. The independent Internet newspaper Hierzuland.Info also reports online on events in the Waldshut district and beyond.

Educational institutions

School history

Gregor Reisch : The two-tier Latin school as the foundation of the Tower of Science

A Latin school is reported for Waldshut as early as the 13th century. The first mention of a schoolmaster was around the year 1300. Two-tier Latin schools were set up at this time to teach the choirboys of the town churches, in Waldshut the Johanniskirche. Instruction was given by the clergy. In the basement of the Johanniskirche, the lower church, in the Middle Ages was also the city archive. In the cleric Werner the Schreiber, who, according to Martin Gerbert, had a collection of 50 books in 1335, one can also assume the schoolmaster. Due to the existence of an important Jewish community up to 1411, the existence of a Jewish school can also be deduced, since the practice of faith required reading the Torah . The people priest of the upper church Johannes Schürmeiger bequeathed his textbooks containing library to his church on May 8th 1450. It is possible that the Latin school had already passed to St. Leodegar, the upper church, at this point in time. Full-time schoolmasters are occupied towards the end of the 15th century. In 1509 the cleric and Waldshut schoolmaster Bernharter obtained a benefice in Bolligen in Bern .

The Waldshut school system experienced a high point in the first quarter of the 16th century. The register books of the universities of Basel, Freiburg, Tübingen, Strasbourg and from 1500 onwards several students with the note "Waldishutanus" who, after completing their studies, became priests, reformers in the person of Heinrich Schürer as lecturers at Johann Amerbach . The Waldshut furrier and Baptist Jakob Gross was able to read and write. When he was arrested in Augsburg in 1527, he owned several books. A German school for Waldshut can only be assumed from the 16th century. The first more detailed information on the duties of the Waldshut schoolmaster can be found in the swearing-in form from 1631. Only during the French-Swedish occupation from 1638 to 1650 does the school seem to have ceased. The schoolmasters hired themselves out in neighboring Switzerland during this period. In the 18th century, the Waldshut schoolmasters complained that they were used for serf and guard duty on the walls. As a result of Maria Theresa's school reform, compulsory teaching in elementary schools was extended to six years. However, the Waldshut school system fell back for a long time due to the Josephine school reforms and above all due to the transition to Baden. The higher education entrance qualification, which was still intended exclusively for male students, could only be obtained externally at the beginning of the 19th century. The bourgeoisie preferred to send their sons to Freiburg, Villingen and Constance. The syndic Mathias Föhrenbach preferred to entrust his sons to Pestalozzi in Yverdon . Their admission was arranged by the Waldkirch parish administrator Philipp Jakob Nabholz .

In 1585, Lucas Beckh, a schoolmaster, was mentioned for the first time in Tiengen in Sulz and Schwarzenberg, due to his consistently dissolute lifestyle. (His son Johann Jakob von Beck brought it to the Imperial Council). Up until the 19th century, lessons were optional through the chaplains. From 1862 the Tienger students were referred to the Waldshut Higher Citizens School. The large Jewish community had its own school in private houses until 1861, which was first mentioned in an admission letter from 1718. From 1827 to 1876 there was an Israelite denominational school in Tiengen, which became obsolete with the introduction of compulsory schooling.

After the transition of Upper Austria to Baden in December 1805, a Grand Ducal Baden Study Commission worked out the restructuring of the school system that had been taken over. The grammar school in Villingen should be reduced in favor of Latin schools in smaller towns. Waldshut came last among the suggested locations. Which is provided with adoption of the Grand Ducal MOI of 28 December 1814 a school fund, built on the elementary school, two-class citizens and junior high school in Waldshut developed over a four classes grammar school (1840) and secondary school (1893) late to a grammar school (1906 ). Girls were not admitted until the 1901/02 school year. The Abitur could be taken from 1924, the renaming to the grammar school did not take place until 1948. The vocational school system began on January 16, 1837 with the start of the vocational school .

Based on 20 students at the beginning of the century, five teachers taught 45 students in Waldshut in 1870. The teachers' library, founded in 1810, comprised 300 volumes at that time, and the school library 200 volumes. In 1834, the teacher of the Waldshut citizen school Franz Xaver Holzapfel wrote a geometry textbook : Basic teaching of elementary geometry: with application to the calculation of areas and bodies for citizen schools , which was published in the first edition by the widow Maier in Waldshut and which was published in several editions. Raymund Netzhammer , Archbishop of Bucharest, attended the secondary school in Waldshut from 1871 to 1876.

Main building of the grammar school in Waldshut

School landscape

In Waldshut-Tiengen there are two general high schools ( Hochrhein-Gymnasium Waldshut and Klettgau-Gymnasium Tiengen ), two secondary schools ( Robert Schuman secondary school Waldshut and secondary school Tiengen ), four special schools: Waldtor school and Langenstein school (special needs school) with language therapy school, one School for the physically handicapped (Wutachschule) and one school for the mentally handicapped (Carl-Heinrich-Rösch-Schule), three elementary schools ( Heinrich-Hansjakob- Primary School Waldshut, Theodor-Heuss- School Waldshut and Johann-Peter-Hebel Primary School Tiengen) as well as two Elementary and technical secondary schools (Gurtweil elementary and technical secondary school and Hans-Thoma school in Tiengen). In Tiengen there is the popular South Black Forest music school, many musical instruments can be learned, the music school regularly organizes concerts and takes part in competitions such as Jugend musiziert .

The district of Waldshut is responsible for the Waldshut trade school (including a technical high school ), the Justus von Liebig school - home economics, social pedagogical and social care school (including a biotechnological and nutritional high school), the commercial school (including a business high school ) , the Carl Heinrich Rösch School for the mentally handicapped with a school kindergarten for the mentally handicapped and the Wutach School for the physically handicapped with a school kindergarten for the physically handicapped as well as two special needs schools, the Langenstein School in the Tiengen district and the Waldtor School in the Waldshut district.

In Waldshut there is the Waldshut Educational Academy of the Chamber of Crafts Konstanz with a focus on woodworking, paint and living.

The Volkshochschule Waldshut-Tiengen offers courses of all kinds, with a focus on languages ​​and computer courses, and leisure activities are also offered.

The private Hochrhein education and advice center HBBZ, the private vocational school for make-up artists and make-up special effects, the “Christian School Hochrhein” (elementary and secondary school), the technical school for agriculture and the school for educational assistance at Heim Küssaberg round off the school offerings Exit Waldshut-Tiengens.

The Catholic Gustav Siewerth Academy is located near Waldshut in the neighboring community of Weilheim . It was a privately owned, state-recognized scientific university since 1988 . In June 2013 the university was withdrawn from state recognition by the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science Theresia Bauer , as it was unable to maintain a sustainable university structure with its part-time academic staff, for which 12,000 to 26,000 euros were spent annually. It was founded by Alma von Stockhausen , who is still the dean of the academy today. The academy teaches philosophy , sociology , journalism , philosophy of natural sciences , Catholic theology and education .

In 1955, the Badische Bauernschule of the Baden Agricultural Main Association was established on the Vitibuck, but it was closed again in 2004.

Leisure and sports facilities

In addition to swimming pools in Waldshut and Tiengen, an indoor pool in Waldshut and the Langenstein Stadium in Tiengen, there is a fitness trail , a riding hall, tennis courts and an indoor tennis center. On the Vitibuck near Tiengen there is an observation tower with a view over the Klettgau and the Alpine chain .


The city of Waldshut-Tiengen has numerous clubs . Of the

Also worth mentioning

The traditional football club

  • FC Tiengen 08 was founded in 1908 by interested people from Tiengen. For the 30th anniversary in 1938 with the game Young Fellows Zurich against Wormatia Worms , 3,000 spectators gathered at Langenstein . A great success of the Tiengener A-Jugend in 1943 was the Baden Youth Championship. The first team came via the B-class to the A-class (today's district league), in which they became champions in 1952 and rose to the 2nd amateur league (today's regional league), in which they played a strong role until 1966.

They are important for Waldshut

The group of

He is also active

  • TCS TanzSportClub Blau-Weiß Waldshut-Tiengen eV

The music and Guggemusik groups of the are important for Carnival

Culture and sights


There is a cinema in Waldshut and a theater in Tiengen (movie theater).


Old Metzig Museum

In Waldshut the local history museum Alte Metzig , in Tiengen the Klettgau and local history museum in the castle and the oil mill in the old town, driven by the Talbach.

Archives and Libraries

Waldshut and Tiengen each have their own public library and a joint Waldshut-Tiengen city archive in Wallstrasse. Since October 2016 it has been headed full-time by the historian Ingo Donnhauser. The district archive of the Waldshut district in Albbruck has existed since July 1, 1991 , and the historian Jürgen Glocker is in charge.


in Waldshut
Waldshut, Lower Gate

The “Obere Tor”, also known as the “Schaffhauser Tor”, is one of the city's landmarks . The eastern city gate was built on foundations from the 13th century, until 1864 it served as a city prison.

Kaiserstraße (pedestrian zone) is Waldshut's main street. Since the construction of the pedestrian zone, the Stadtbach has been flowing again in its center. There are also three fountains with fountain figures; they are based on the locations of historical models whose fountain figures are now placed on the Seltenbach Bridge.

Other special buildings in Waldshut are the “Schultheisssche Haus”, the Greiffeneggschlösschen , the Waldvogteiamt , the “Untere Tor” (also called “Basler Tor”, western city gate), the “Alte Metzig”, a Renaissance building from 1588, the “Haus Zum Meerfräulein "and the" Zum Wilden Mann "with great Hotze hood and Zunftstube that Roll'sche house those of rolling and the Town Hall . The Hotel Rebstock is now a department store. The Gottesackerkapelle was built in 1683. The Hexenturm is a round tower of the inner city fortifications, which at times served as a prison for apostates. The Waldshut transmitter is located on the Aarberg .

in Tiengen
Panoramic view from the beginning of the pedestrian zone in Tiengen
Tiengen - facsimile after an engraving by JH Mejer

A menhir near Tiengen on the Wutach , the "Long Stone" or also called Chindlistein von Tiengen , bears witness to the early settlement of the area. The country belonged to the Romans as a Dekumatenland and later as Germania superior . The landmark is the castle, which includes the "Old Castle", a former residential tower of the old Tiengen Castle, and the "New Castle" . It initially belonged to the Counts of Sulz , later it was the residential palace of the Prince of Schwarzenberg . The "New Castle" was rebuilt after the Thirty Years' War . After the sale of the castle and the civil status on July 19, 1812 to the House of Baden , the ancestral portraits were brought to the Schwarzenberg Castle in Frauenberg (Hluboká) and the Sulzer archives to Wittingau in the Třeboň Castle there. The Herrschaftsarchiv went with the sale to the Badisches Landesarchiv (today: Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe ).

Stork tower
New Tiengen Castle
St. Maria Himmelfahrt , Tiengen
St. Mary of the Assumption , interior

The corner pillar of the old city fortifications was the stork tower (built around 1300). It partially served as a prison (theft storm). The hood, which was put on in 1899, still bears a stork's nest (albeit unused), from which the name is derived. The town hall was built in the 16th century. In 1826 the facade was faded in in the classicistic style . The former city bailiwick, a late Gothic patrician house was built in 1568. Also from the 16th century is the former city parsonage and the Schwarzenberg Rent Office , a former patrician house owned by Junkers Im Hoff. Tiengen's oldest inn, “Zum Hirschen”, is located in the main street. In 1790 the Hirschenwirt received 700 guilders in compensation for billeting the military. There is a sgraffito on the facade depicting St. Bernhard von Clairvaux who is said to have stayed here. It was installed in the 1930s. It is complemented by the coat of arms of the St. Blasien monastery .

Tiengen's old town adorns several fountains next to the open Bächle , including the castle fountain, renewed by Prince Nepomuk von Schwarzenberg in 1782–1789 , the “Upper Fountain” (Josefsbrunnen) from 1604, the “Lower Fountain” (Marienbrunnen) first mentioned in 1415, both of them a stone sculpture (1735–1745) made by the sculptor Joseph Dietsche , the market place fountain Tiengen, the Easter fountain (Brünnele), the fool's fountain also called "Hänsili fountain" in the green area at the train station with a sculpture depicting the Hänsili , the traditional figure of the Surians, made by the artist couple Inge Regnat-Ulner and Alfred Regnat . Also worth mentioning is the oil mill , restored by the townspeople.


in Waldshut
  • In 1808, the Catholic parish church of Liebfrauen replaced the broken-down “Lower Church of St. John” and the partially demolished “Upper Church”. During the construction period, the developer moved from St. Blasien Abbey to the Grand Duchy of Baden. The monastery master builder Sebastian Fritschi, now city master builder, completed the building by 1808. Remarkably, the coat of arms of the last abbot, Berthold Rottler, was retained above the main portal. The late Gothic choir from the late 15th century was integrated into the new building. The brick-laden tower of the “Upper Church” fell into the Seltenbach Gorge during the renovation. The interior was designed by Johann Friedrich Vollmar and integrated parts of the former furnishings of the St. Blasien Cathedral . The adjoining Catholic rectory from 1749 is one of the first commissioned works by Johann Caspar Bagnato for Prince Abbot Meinrad Troger .
  • The Evangelical Church of Reconciliation was built in 1977 to replace the Evangelical Church that was sacrificed to expand the hospital.
  • Mennonite Church
  • The former privately donated Marienkapelle of the master baker Landolin Göppert in the Eschbacherstraße, redecorated in 1996 to the blessed Karl Leisner
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross on the Kalvarienberg (Kalvarienbergkapelle)
  • Chapels in the Waldshut Hospital
  • The old hospital chapel
  • Gottesackerkapelle and old cemetery with a mount of olives by Wilhelm Walliser
in Tiengen
in the districts
  • Catholic Church in Aichen (built 1973)
  • Chapel in Allmut (built 1886)
  • St. Georg in Breitenfeld (built 1861)
  • St. Oswald in Detzeln (built in the 16th century)
  • St. Pankratius Chapel in Eschbach (built around 1500)
  • St. Konrad in Gurtweil (originally 1612, but rebuilt from 1740 to 1747)
  • St. Joseph's Chapel in Indlekofen (built 1877)
  • Church in Krenkingen (built 1766)
  • Chapel of John the Baptist (built around 1730)
  • Maria Himmelfahrt church in Waldkirch (built 1758)
  • Michaelskapelle in Gaiß (1830)
  • Joseph Chapel in Schmitzingen (1953).

Regular events

  • in May, every two ("odd") years: fairy tale festival in Tiengen
  • in June:
    • Klettgau March Days
    • Whitsun contest tournament - in Tiengen on the fairground on the Wutach, always on Whitsun , organizer: RV Tiengen
  • in July: Schwyz Day in Tiengen with parade and fireworks
  • in July: Jazz Festival in Tiengen
  • in August: Waldshuter Chilbi with pageant
  • on the first weekend in September: arts and crafts market, organizer: Aktiongemeinschaft Tiengen eV
  • in September / October: harvest festival in Tiengen
  • Christmas markets in both cities


Honorary citizen

The city of Waldshut-Tiengen and the two earlier cities have u. a. granted honorary citizenship to the following persons :

  • 1929: Franz Haas (1876–1953), senior teacher
  • 1931: Josef Bieser, cath. City pastor 1906–1943
  • 1964: Hermann Dietsche, retired mayor D.

sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities

See also


To Waldshut

  • City of Waldshut-Tiengen (ed.): History of the city of Waldshut. Volume 1: Waldshut, the Habsburg and Upper Austrian city up to the transition to Baden. 1st edition. 2009, ISBN 978-3-89870-507-3 .
  • City of Waldshut-Tiengen (ed.): History of the city of Waldshut. Volume 2: Waldshut in the 19th century. Pictures of life from a grand ducal official city. 1st edition. 1999, ISBN 3-933784-10-7 .
  • City of Waldshut-Tiengen (ed.): History of the city of Waldshut. Volume 3: Waldshut in the 20th century. Constants and breaks since the First World War. 1st edition. 2004, ISBN 3-89870-161-1 .
  • Waldshut experienced and described by visitors from all over the world. Kunstverlag Josef Fink, 2010, ISBN 978-3-89870-662-9 .
  • Joseph Ruch: History of the city of Waldshut. Waldshut 1966, OCLC 46653810 .
  • Franz Xaver Kraus : The art monuments of the Grand Duchy of Baden. Volume III: Waldshut district. Freiburg i. Br. 1892, pp. 157-167. (online at: digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de )

To Tiengen

  • Heinz Voellner: The old Klettgau capital Tiengen. Development and shape. In: Badische Heimat. 33rd year 1953, issue 2, pp. 87-100. PDF
  • City of Tiengen (Upper Rhine): The Klettgau , Franz Schmid (Ed.), 1971; with contributions by: Ruth Blum , Eugen Fürstos, Richard Gäng , Josef Hirt-Elmer, Josef Isele, Helmut Maurer , Ludwig Mayer, Emil Müller-Ettikon , Heinrich Münz, Helmut Naumann, Alois Nohl, Alfons Peter, Ernst Rüedi, Franz Schmid, Karl Schwarzenberg , Ignatz Stein, Heinz Voellner, Karl Friedrich-Wernet, Hans Jakob Wörner.
  • Heinz Voellner: Tiengen Pictures of an Old City. 1987, OCLC 313312155 .
  • Irma Schuster: How people used to live, love, suffer and laugh in Tiengen. 1996, OCLC 891755599 .
  • Dieter Petri: The Tiengener Jews (and the Waldshut Jews) (= writings of the Working Group for Regional History eV No. 4). Constance / Zell a. H. 1984, ISBN 3-9800740-0-5 .
  • Franz Xaver Kraus : The art monuments of the Grand Duchy of Baden. Volume III: Waldshut district. Freiburg i. Br. 1892, pp. 152-156. (online at: digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de )
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