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Location of Riedlingen within Biberach district
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Riedlingen is located in Germany
Riedlingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates: 48°9?19?N 9°28?22?E / 48.15528°N 9.47278°E / 48.15528; 9.47278Coordinates: 48°9?19?N 9°28?22?E / 48.15528°N 9.47278°E / 48.15528; 9.47278
Admin. regionTübingen
 o Mayor (2014–22) Marcus Oliver Schafft
 o Total64.97 km2 (25.09 sq mi)
540 m (1,770 ft)
 o Total10,670
 o Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07371
Vehicle registrationBC

Riedlingen (German: ['?i:tln] ) is a town in the district (Kreis) of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, in the south-west of Germany. It is one of the destinations of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route. Riedlingen has approximately 10,000 inhabitants.


The town is situated on the river Danube. Furthermore, there it lies in a dale which is created by the extensions of the Swabian Alps. Around Riedlingen there are seven villages which are part of the urban district. These are called Neufra, Daugendorf, Grüningen, Pflummern, Zwiefaltendorf, Zell and Bechingen.


Riedlingen is probably an Alemannic foundation. The first written reference dates back to 835. The medieval city was built 1247-1255, situated east of the hamlet of the Earl of Veringen. It was a typical town with its foundations kept in rectangular and square roads with the market place as the centre.

Even in the late 13th Century the city was in possession of the Habsburgs, but which they pledged later. In 1314 the city belonged to the Counts of Hohenberg, later to the lords of Ellerbach [de] 1384 and finally to the Steward of Waldburg [2]. The Reformation in the 16th Century initially found strong support by the urban population. However, it could not prevail against the Catholic Church's Counter Reformation. From 1654-58 Riedlingen a Capuchin monastery was built. In 1680 the city was claimed by Austria.


In Riedlingen there are many sports clubs, such as the football club TSV Riedlingen which plays in the German "Kreisliga A". The carnival group called "Gole" has many followers. In the town centre there are several bakeries, cafes, and a cinema [1] which acts as a theatre, stage and cafe within the same building.

The writer Ernst Jünger used to live close to Riedlingen in the Jünger-Haus Wilflingen.


The main employers in Riedlingen are the metalworking companies "Silit" and " Feinguss Blank".


Train transportation is served by the Ulm-Sigmaringen railway.

Famous people from Riedlingen

In the history of the city of Riedlingen, eleven people have been honoured so far. Wilfried Steuer and Winfried Aßfalg are the current living honorary citizens.[2]

  • 1914: Adolf Gröber (1854-1919), Member of the Reichstag and Landtag (Centre Party)
  • 1917: Carl Buz (1853-1919), professor
  • 1926: Franz Xaver Maier (1859-1931), mayor
  • 1953: Theodor Selig (1874-1967), priest
  • 1959: Josef Kohler (1879-1967), tax official
  • 1964: Kilian Fischer (1886-1975), mayor
  • 1967: Franz Zeller (1879-1953), teacher
  • 1967: Odilo Burkart (1899-1979), general director
  • 1981: Albert Burkart (1898-1982), painter
  • 1992: Wilfried Steuer (born 1933), former district counsilior, politician (CDU) and former manager in the energy industry
  • 2010: Winfried Aßfalg, museum director, author, photographer, local historian

Sons and daughters of the town

Those associated with the city

  • Kaspar of Carp to Pflummern and Talheim (1580), the feudal lord of Pflummern
  • Richard Lohrmann (1896-1970), forester and conservationists, led from 1946 to 1961, the Forestry Office Riedlingen
  • John Zwick (c. 1496-1542), pastor in Riedlingen 1522 Reformation attempt
  • Ernst Jünger (1895-1998), writer, philosopher, officer and entomologist; died in the district hospital Riedlingen


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). June 2021.
  2. ^ "A stroke of luck for Riedlingen". Honorary citizen Winfried Aßfalg, retrieved on 4 December 2010

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