Coat of arms

Coordinates: 48°10′42″N 9°12′43″E / 48.17833°N 9.21194°E / 48.17833; 9.21194Coordinates: 48°10′42″N 9°12′43″E / 48.17833°N 9.21194°E / 48.17833; 9.21194
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
  Mayor Armin Christ
  Total 31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 2,149
  Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72519
Dialling codes 07577
Vehicle registration SIG

Veringenstadt is a town in the district of Sigmaringen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 10 km north of Sigmaringen.

Map Sigmaringen district

Geographical location

Veringenstadt is situated in the valley of the Lauchert, a tributary of the Danube, between Gammertingen and Sigmaringen. The municipality area is 3125 hectares.[2]


The municipality Veringenstadt lies on the Lauchertgraben (Lauchert trench). East of Veringendorf a petrified sponge reef can be seen, which was created 140 million years ago.[3]


The area of the present municipality Veringenstadt was already settled in early historical times. The town itself is an ancient settlement which was already mentioned in a document around the year 786. It derives its name from a certain "Fara" or "Faro", was so well earlier "Faringa", about 1130 Veringin, later always Veringen.[4] The counts of Veringen were one of the wealthiest and most respected dynasties of the 11th and 12th century in southern Germany.[5][6] Through targeted resettlement of population from the surrounding hamlets succeeded about 1250 the foundation of the city of Veringen (today Veringenstadt). After the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) about 1650 farmers from Tirol were recruited for Veringenstadt and settled here.[7] From 1827 to 1925 Veringenstadt belonged to Oberamt Gammertingen. 1850 it became as part of the principality Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen prussian, and belonged to the province of Hohenzollern. Ore was mined in the 18th and 19th century.[3] Since 1927 the municipality belongs to the district of Sigmaringen. Since 1945, the city belonged to Württemberg-Hohenzollern, which opened in Baden-Württemberg in 1952. By the inclusion of expellees after 1945, the population of Veringenstadt has nearly doubled in the 1950s.[7] On February 1, 1972 Hermentingen was incorporated. The incorporation of Veringendorf was on January 1, 1975.


The municipality combines the main locality Veringenstadt with the two villages Hermentingen and Veringendorf.

Coat of arms Villages Inhabitants
(15 January 2011)
Veringenstadt (main locality) 1611 1523 ha
Hermentingen 147 488 ha
Veringendorf 504 1052 ha
The arms of the Counts of Veringen (extinct 1415)


The emblem of Veringenstadt was officially approved 1947. Already 1320 a lion and a deer rod was used as coat of arms. The coat of arms shows a golden shield a red lion under a layer of a red deer rack. The lion comes from the Habsburg coat of arms, the deer bar is derived from the coat of arms of the Counts of Veringen.


Veringenstadt maintains since 2012 a partnership with the city of Zwettl an der Rodl in Austria.

Points of interest



Veringenstadt is dominated by a medieval core with half-timbered houses, the castle Veringen and religious buildings:

Veringenstadt St Nikolaus
Veringenstadt - Castle and Peter chapell

Electrical works (Brothers Haux 1902) in Veringendorf[9]


In Veringenstadt are more than 30 clubs. With currently 450 members, the TSV is the largest. (as of 15 January 2011).[2]

Economy and Infrastructure


The municipalities Veringenstadt and Veringendorf were connected to the rail network by the Kleinengstingen-Sigmaringen railway. The Göpfelstein was tunneled at Veringenstadt. The 91-meter long tunnel was built by Italian workers. The first train passed through the tunnel Veringen at Christmas, 1907, the line was opened in 1908.[11][12] The Federal Highway 32 led originally through the Veringenstadt center. Between 1975 and 1980, a road tunnel was built. Today daily drive around 5000 vehicles through the Schlossberg tunnel. The Public transport is guaranteed by the Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau (NALDO). The community is located in the comb 442.

Established businesses

The Schwörer Haus maintains in Veringenstadt a factory making fort massif houses, ceilings, precast concrete, chimneys.


There are two schools in the nucleus. A primary school and since the school year 2010/2011 a branch of the Werkrealschule Gammertingen.[2] The school building of the Alb-Lauchert School in Veringenstadt, an elementary school, was built in 1953. In Veringenstadt there is a day care center with full-day care, in Veringendorf a kindergarten, which also accommodates children under three years.[2]


1962 Stefan Fink Mayor of Veringenstadt

Sons and daughters of the city


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  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Ignaz Stösser (ist): Zahlen und Fakten. In: Ders.: Wir in Veringen. In: Schwäbische Zeitung. vom 15. Januar 2011.
  3. 1 2 Von Neandertalern und Bohnerzgruben. In: Wanderbar …die schönsten Routen. Erlebnis Kreis Sigmaringen. Landratsamt Sigmaringen, Druckerei Schönebeck, Meßkirch 2004, S. 5–7.
  4. Thomas Fink: Materialien zur Geschichte der Stadt Veringen. 2016.
  5. Sebastian Locher: Regesten zur Geschichte der Grafen zu Veringen. Sigmaringen 1872
  6. Interaktive Karte der Besitzungen
  7. 1 2 Ignaz Stösser (ist): Stadtfest Veringenstadt. Historienspiel dokumentiert das Kommen und Gehen. In: Schwäbische Zeitung. vom 24. Juni 2010.
  8. Ignaz Stösser (ist): Nostalgie und Moderne verbinden sich zu einem Ganzen. Vortrag im Mühlenmuseum. In: Schwäbische Zeitung. vom 11. Juli 2008.
  9. Clemens Kieser: Erster Strom aus der Steckdose. Das Elektrizitätswerk in Veringendorf (Veringenstadt, Lkrs. Sigmaringen). In: Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg. 34. Jg. 2005, Heft 3, S. 169 f. (PDF)
  10. Landratsamt Sigmaringen. Besichtigung im Wasserwerk in Hermentingen. In: Blättle. Mitteilungsblatt der Gemeinde Krauchenwies mit den Ortsteilen Ablach, Bittelschieß, Ettisweiler, Göggingen und Hausen. Nummer 23. 51. Jahrgang. vom 11. Juni 2010.
  11. Ignaz Stösser: Gesperrt: Bund saniert Veringer Tunnel. B32-Verkehr rollt durch Veringer Ortsmitte – Inneringen und Bingen ebenfalls betroffen. In: Schwäbische Zeitung vom 18. Juni 2011.
  12. Kurt Roller (rol): Freizeitangebot. Veringen schwelgt im Dampfzugrausch. In: Schwäbische Zeitung. vom 21. Mai 2010.
  13. Lauchert-Zeitung. 21. Juni 1932.
  14. Lauchert-Zeitung 3. Januar 1933.
  15. Hohenzollerische Heimat. Hrsg.Hohenzollerischer Geschichtsverein e.V. Ausgabe 1971 - Der Bildhauer Egid Hochstein. 21 (1971) S. 90-92.
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