Althegnenberg with art object " Ring" The first mention of Althegnenberg documentary was made in 1096 as Haginiberc, which translates as " walled settlement on the hill" . Hörbach is the first time in 1127 as Huruuuinin in the meaning " settlement on marshy creek " (from the Middle High German word hurwin " swampy " for ) mentioned. At the southeastern edge of the town is the castle hill - one artificially raised moth that was surrounded by a moat . On the castle hill was the little castle of the Hegnenberger, the Postal Althegnenberg in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Hegnenberger were a ministeriales sex of the powerful Guelph . Engelschalk and Hermann von Hegnenberg were first mentioned in 1192 ; they came from Swabia ( Schmalegg near Ravensburg ) and had the Guelph monastery Altomuenster to protect . In their time they were sought-after advisor and confidant of the powerful. They were witnesses at coronations, monastic foundations ( Fürstenfeld ), and in legal transactions of the church, the country gentlemen and the nobility . With the death of Welf VI . 1191 went the whole Lechrain over to the Staufer . Among these, the Hegnenberger rose to become Reichsministerialen . Only after the tragic death of the young king Conradin ( 1268 ) the possessions of the Staufer went in Lechrain over to the Wittelsbach family, and came thus to Bavaria. Even the Wittelsbach family were the Hegnenberger faithful minister and counselor. They had extensive possessions in Bavaria and Swabia . By 1300, they left their ancestral seat and built 4 km west of their new castle Hofhegnenberg . From now Hegnenberg was Althegnenberg . During this time, the closed Hofmark Hegnenberg, a legal entity of 7 villages, namely Hofhegnenberg, Althegnenberg, Hörbach, Hausen, Steindorf, Tegernbach and at times even Steinach was born. The nobility were from 1540 to 1848, the Counts of Hegnenberg - Dux . In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, was born with the congregation of 1818, the current community of the districts Althegnenberg and Lindenhof . Founded in the same year a separate municipality Hörbach was 1 July 1972 in the course of municipal reform as a district to Althegnenberg .