World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Konstanz (district)

Article Id: WHEBN0000240794
Reproduction Date:

Title: Konstanz (district)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Allensbach, Bodman-Ludwigshafen, Gaienhofen, Öhningen, Ian Murdock
Collection: Districts of Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg (Region), Konstanz (District)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Konstanz (district)

Konstanz (or Constance) is a district (Kreis) in the south of Baden-Württemberg on the German-Swiss border, stiuated along the shores of Lake Constance. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Schwarzwald-Baar, Tuttlingen, Sigmaringen and Bodenseekreis. To the south it borders the Swiss cantons Thurgau and Schaffhausen. The municipality of Büsingen is an exclave located inside Schaffhausen.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Cities and Towns 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The district dates back to the Bezirksamt Konstanz, which was created in 1806 when the area became part of Württemberg (since 1810 Baden). After some changes in its outline it was changed into the district in 1936, including part of the dissolved Bezirksamt Engen. 1939 the city Constance became district-free, but was reintegrated into the district in 1953. 1973 it was merged with the neighboring district Stockach and some municipalities from the districts Sigmaringen and Donaueschingen.


The district is located at the north-western shore of Lake Constance, in a landscape called Hegau. The world heritage island Reichenau with its old monastery as well as the flower island Mainau are part of the district. Also located in the district is the Aachtopf near the city Aach, the biggest spring in Germany by water volume. The spring actually contains water from the Danube which moves through karst caves underneath the European watershed.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms show a fish both in top left as well as the bottom right, representing the fishing industry in the Lake Constance. The cross in the top right is the symbol of the bishopric of Konstanz. The deer antlers in the bottom left were added after the district was merged with the district Stockach. These were taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Veringen-Nellenbach, and were present in the coat of arms of the district Stockach, as well as the city Stockach.

Cities and Towns

Cities Towns
  1. Aach
  2. Engen
  3. Konstanz
  4. Radolfzell (Bodensee)
  5. Singen
  6. Stockach
  7. Tengen
  1. Allensbach
  2. Bodman-Ludwigshafen
  3. Büsingen (Hochrhein)
  4. Eigeltingen
  5. Gaienhofen
  6. Gailingen (Hochrhein)
  7. Gottmadingen
  8. Hilzingen
  9. Hohenfels
  10. Moos
  11. Mühlhausen-Ehingen
  12. Mühlingen
  13. Öhningen
  14. Orsingen-Nenzingen
  15. Reichenau
  16. Rielasingen-Worblingen
  17. Steißlingen
  18. Volkertshausen
Administrative districts
  1. Engen
  2. Gottmadingen
  3. Höri
  4. Konstanz
  5. Singen
  6. Stockach


External links

  • Official website (German)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.