Adm. regionStuttgart
CapitalHeidenheim an der Brenz
 • Total627.19 km2 (242.16 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total132,777
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHDH

Heidenheim is a Landkreis (district) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ostalbkreis, Dillingen, Günzburg, Alb-Donau and Göppingen.


The district dates back to the Oberamt Heidenheim, which was created at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1808 it was enlarged by merging with the Oberamt Giengen. It was converted into a district in 1934/38, and enlarged by municipalities from the Oberamt Neresheim and the Oberamt Ulm. The communal reform of 1973 left the district virtually unchanged.


The district is located in the high plains of the Swabian Alb (Schwäbische Alb) mountains.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the colors of the Lords of Hellenstein in the left half. They ruled the city Heidenheim until 1307. The castle tower to the right symbolizes the many castles in the district. The area was split between many ruling families, who built castles for protecting their ownership.

Cities and municipalities

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Heidenheim
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Heidenheim
Cities Administrative districts Municipalities
  1. Giengen (Brenz)
  2. Heidenheim (Brenz)
  3. Herbrechtingen
  4. Niederstotzingen
  1. Giengen
  2. Heidenheim
  3. Sontheim-Niederstotzingen
  1. Dischingen
  2. Gerstetten
  3. Hermaringen
  4. Königsbronn
  5. Nattheim
  6. Sontheim (Brenz)
  7. Steinheim am Albuch

Former cities and villages

former villages villages (nowadays) population

(June 6, 1961)

Auernheim Nattheim 594
Ballmertshofen Dischingen 431
Bergenweiler Sontheim an der Brenz 275
Bissingen ob Lontal Herbrechtingen 465
Bolheim Herbrechtingen 2.896
Brenz Sontheim an der Brenz 1.174
Burgberg Giengen an der Brenz 1.805
Demmingen Dischingen 501
Dettingen am Albuch Gerstetten 1.411
Dischingen Dischingen 1.423
Dunstelkingen Dischingen 431
Eglingen Dischingen 635
Fleinheim Nattheim 374
Frickingen Dischingen 479
Gerstetten Gerstetten 4.655
Giengen an der Brenz, Stadt Giengen an der Brenz 10.825
Großkuchen Heidenheim an der Brenz 961
Gussenstadt Gerstetten 1.173
Hausen ob Lontal Herbrechtingen 165
Heidenheim an der Brenz, Große Kreisstadt Heidenheim an der Brenz 48.792
Heldenfingen Gerstetten 970
Herbrechtingen Herbrechtingen 6.454
Hermaringen Hermaringen 1.940
Heuchlingen Gerstetten 759
Hohenmemmingen Giengen an der Brenz 1.209
Hürben Giengen an der Brenz 907
Itzelberg Königsbronn 606
Königsbronn Königsbronn 4.258
Nattheim Nattheim 2.346
Niederstotzingen, Stadt Niederstotzingen 2.138
Oberstotzingen Niederstotzingen 842
Ochsenberg Königsbronn 451
Oggenhausen Heidenheim an der Brenz 918
Sachsenhausen Giengen an der Brenz 232
Söhnstetten Steinheim am Albuch 1.369
Sontheim an der Brenz Sontheim an der Brenz 2.964
Steinheim am Albuch Steinheim am Albuch 4.358
Stetten ob Lontal Niederstotzingen 427
Trugenhofen Dischingen 320
Zang Königsbronn 520


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.

Coordinates: 48°38′N 10°07′E / 48.64°N 10.12°E / 48.64; 10.12