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Ortsteil of Herbertingen
Hundersingen St Martin
Hundersingen St Martin
Wappen Hundersingen (Herbertingen).png
Coat of arms
Hundersingen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°4′34″N 9°24′0″E / 48.07611°N 9.40000°E / 48.07611; 9.40000Coordinates: 48°4′34″N 9°24′0″E / 48.07611°N 9.40000°E / 48.07611; 9.40000
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
Municipality Herbertingen
 • Total 9.68 km2 (3.74 sq mi)
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (2015-06-30)
 • Total 907
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88518
Dialling codes 07586
Vehicle registration SIG

Hundersingen is a village within the municipality of Herbertingen which is part of the administrative district of Sigmaringen in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1] According to a census in 2015, it had a population of 907.[2] Current municipal administrator is Reinhold Eisele.[3] Hundersingen has a nursery school and a primary school.


Geographical location[edit]

The village of Hundersingen is situated on the steep molasse hillside towards the left bank of the Danube and on its adjacent plateau. On the plateau's edge the Roman Catholic parish church of St Martin can be seen from afar. At the bottom of the valley the development area reaches as far as the river banks.[1]

Size of the area[edit]

The total area of the district Hundersingen amounts to 9.68 km² (as of June 2015).[2]


The name Hundersingen is derived from the term 'huntare' which was used to describe a small administrative area under a Frankish king. Located near Hundersingen, the prehistoric hillfort Heuneburg was a prestigious princely residence and a thriving centre of power in the Golden Age of the Celts from 600 to 400 B.C..[4] In 1511 A.D., Count Andreas von Sonnenberg was slain by Felix von Werdenberg († 1530) near Hundersingen in retaliation for defamation. Today, there is a memorial at the site of the murder.[5]

The village was incorporated into Herbertingen in 1975.[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

The formerly independent municipality Hundersingen led its own coat of arms. Blazon: A (heraldic) left-rising silver dog , in blue, with red collar.

Culture and landmarks[edit]

The Heuneburg-Rundwanderweg is a circular educational trail which covers a distance of 8 kilometres.[7] From its starting point, the Heuneburgmuseum in the village of Hundersingen, it traces the path of the most important archaeological sites of the early Celtic settlement centre on the upper course of the Danube and returns after approximately 2,5 to 3 hours to the trail head.

Starting at the museum, the hiking trail leads to the Lehenbühl, a burial mound from the first half of the sixth century. On this stretch sit the remains of the medieval castle Baumburg (Buwenburg), which might have originated from an Iron Age burial mound. From there the path leads to the open-air museum Heuneburg, a Celtic princely residence located about three kilometres north-east of Hundersingen.

The educational trail continues north towards a group of four big burial mounds at Gießübel/Talhau and towards the forest. Passing the Soppenweiher and the Wiedhauhütte, a small reservoir and a shack, the trail leads to the Hohmichele, one of the largest preserved burial mounds in Central Europe. It then continues past a Celtic Viereckschanze, a quadrangular Celtic enclosure which is typical for Southern Germany. Turning east the trail continues through woodland and then heads south over country lanes towards Hundersingen. All archaeological sites are clearly marked with detailed explanation plates.[8]


The Heuneburgmuseum, in the former tithe barn of the monastery Heiligkreuztal, houses excavation finds from the Heuneburg and the Celtic princely graves.[9]

Celtic burial site Bettelbühl Necropolis[edit]

In 2005, a child's grave including numerous burial objects was discovered approximately two kilometres south of the Heuneburg. It dates back to ca. 590 B.C.. As part of a rescue excavation, archaeologists of the State Office for Monument Protection Baden-Württemberg found a woman's grave in 2010.[10] For treatment and analysis purposes, the 3,6x4,5m oaken burial chamber - containing the corpus of finds - with its surrounding soil was brought into a former factory building in Ludwigsburg.[11] Between September 2012 and February 2013, selected troves were exhibited at the Große Landesausstellung Die Welt der Kelten (″The Celts′ World″) at the Landesmuseum Württemberg.[12]

Historic building[edit]

Notable resident[edit]


  1. ^ a b Vgl. Herbertingen b) Hundersingen. In: Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band VII: Regierungsbezirk Tübingen. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004807-4. S. 859–862, here p. 860f.
  2. ^ a b Daten und Fakten on the website of Herbertingen, retrieved July 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Die Teilorte in Herbertingen - Ortsverwaltungen". Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Edwin Ernst Weber: Der „Dreiländerkreis“ Sigmaringen im geschichtlichen Überblick.
  5. ^ Edwin Ernst Weber: Bräuche und Traditionen im Landkreis Sigmaringen. edited by Landkreis Sigmaringen, Stabsbereich Kultur und Archiv, 2007.
  6. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden (1983). Historisches Gemeindeverzeichnis für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland : Namens-, Grenz- und Schlüsselnummernänderungen bei Gemeinden, Kreisen und Regierungsbezirken vom 27.5.1970 bis 31.12.1982. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. p. 550. ISBN 3-17-003263-1. 
  7. ^ "Archaeological Walk". Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Von der Heuneburg nach Beuron. p. 60–64. In: Wanderbar …die schönsten Routen. Erlebnis Kreis Sigmaringen. Landratsamt Sigmaringen, Druckerei Schönebeck, Meßkirch 2004.
  9. ^ "Celtic Museum Heuneburg". Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Das schwäbische Troja. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 21, 2012, p. 8.
  11. ^ Hans Holzhaider: Keltenmetropole im Donautal. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, December 6, 2013. p. 16.
  12. ^ "Die Welt der Kelten. Zentren der Macht – Kostbarkeiten der Kunst". 4 September 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kirche der Neuromanik in Hundersingen". Retrieved 1 December 2017. 

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