Gingen an der Fils

Gingen an der Fils is a municipality in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Location of Gingen an der Fils within Göppingen district
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Gingen an der Fils is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°39′29″N 9°46′55″E / 48.65806°N 9.78194°E / 48.65806; 9.78194Coordinates: 48°39′29″N 9°46′55″E / 48.65806°N 9.78194°E / 48.65806; 9.78194
Admin. regionStuttgart
 • Total10.01 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
384 m (1,260 ft)
 • Total4,501
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07162
Vehicle registrationGP


The municipality (Gemeinde) of Gingen an der Fils is found in the district of Göppingen, in Baden-Württemberg, one of the 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany. Gingen is physically located in the valley of the Fils, up to the hills of the Filsalb [de], in the central foothills [de] of the Swabian Jura. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 701 meters (2,300 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a low of 385 meters (1,263 ft) NN.[2]

Gingen an der Fils includes the hamlet of Grünenberg as well as the ghost town Marrbach.[3]

Geological demographicsEdit

Type Percentage of land
Agriculture 53.6%
Forest area 28.2%
Buildings 10.3%
Streets, roads 5.6%
Other[α] 2.3%


Postcard from Gingen an der Fils created by Eugen Felle [de] in 1900.


Some time between 1382 and 1396, Gingen was sold by the County of Helfenstein to the Free Imperial City of Ulm, whose bailiff resided in the town until 1750. Gingen became a possession of the Electorate of Bavaria in 1802, but was ceded in 1810 to the Kingdom of Württemberg. Gingen was assigned to Oberamt Geislingen [de]. In 1845, the town was connected to the growing network of railways in Europe by the construction of the Fils Valley Railway. Gingen was reassigned in 1938 to the district of Göppingen and entered a period of urban growth after World War II, nearly doubling in physical size. Since the turn of the millennium, urban sprawl has primarily been to Gingen's west.[2]


Gingen has one borough (Ortsteil), Gingen an der Fils, and three villages: Grünenberg, Hämmelplatz, and Marren. The abandoned villages of Ferrenbronn, Liebenweiler, Marchbach, and Weschenbeuren are also found in the municipal area.[2]


The municipal council in Gingen has 14 members. The municipal elections on May 26, 2019 led to the most recent council members.[5]


  • 1945–1948: Kaleb Fetzer
  • 1948–1954: Karl Schmid
  • 1954–1986: Heinz Nagel
  • 1986–2010: Lothar Schober (parteilos)
  • since 2010: Marius Hick (CDU)



Coat of armsEdit

Gingen an der Fils's coat of arms displays a field of white crossed by a bend sinister, in blue, with a red in the top left corner of the blazon. This pattern was devised and adopted for use by the municipal council in 1922 and refers to the river Fils and to a local church where, supposedly, the oldest surviving written document in Germany was written. The Federal Ministry of the Interior approved the coat of arms and issued a corresponding municipal flag on 5 December 1958.[2]


Gingen is connected to Germany's network of roadways by Bundesstraße 10 and to its system of railways by the Fils Valley Railway. Local public transportation is provided by the Filsland Mobilitätsverbundes [de].[2]



  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Gingen an der Fils". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume III: Stuttgart District, Middle Neckar Regional Association. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2. S. 296–297
  4. ^ Statistisches Landesamt, Fläche seit 1988 nach tatsächlicher Nutzung für Gingen an der Fils.
  5. ^ Wahlinformationen des Kommunalen Rechenzentrums
  6. ^ Dr. Gabriele von Trauchburg (2015), Gemeinde Gingen an der Fils (ed.), 1100 Jahre Gingen an der Fils - Offizielle Ortschronik (in German), Gingen: Gemeinde Gingen an der Fils, p. 292

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