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is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany
that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Dinkelsbühl
is a former Free imperial city
Free imperial city
of the Holy Roman Empire. In local government terms, Dinkelsbühl
lies near the western edge of the Landkreis (or local government district) of district of Ansbach, north of Aalen. Dinkelsbühl
lies on the northern part of the Romantic Road, and is one of three particularly striking historic towns on the northern part of the route, the others being Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
and Nördlingen. The town lies on the southern edge of the Franconian Heights and on the River Wörnitz, which rises in the town of Schillingsfürst. The population in 2013 was 11,315[2]


1 History

1.1 Reformation 1.2 Thirty Years War 1.3 Present day

2 Main sights 3 People from Dinkelsbühl 4 Gallery 5 References


Bi-confessional Imperial City of Dinkelsbühl

Paritätische Reichsstadt Dinkelsbühl

Imperial City


Capital Dinkelsbühl

Government Republic

Historical era Middle Ages

 •  City founded before 1083

 •  Gained Reichsfreiheit 1351

 •  Peace of Augsburg 25 September 1555

 •  Thirty Years' War 1618–48

 •  Peace of Westphalia 1648

 •  Mediatised to Bavaria 1802

Preceded by Succeeded by

Duchy of Franconia

Electorate of Bavaria

Fortified by Emperor Henry V, in 1305 Dinkelsbühl
received the same municipal rights as Ulm, and in 1351 was raised to the position of a Free Imperial City. Its municipal code, the Dinkelsbühler Recht, published in 1536, and revised in 1738, contained a very extensive collection of public and private laws.[3] Reformation[edit] During the Protestant
Reformation, Dinkelsbühl
was notable for being – eventually along only with Ravensburg, Augsburg
and Biberach an der Riß — a Bi-confessional (i.e. roughly equal numbers of Roman Catholics and Protestant
citizens, with equal rights) Imperial City (German: Paritätische Reichsstadt) where the Peace of Westphalia caused the establishment of a joint Catholic– Protestant
government and administrative system, with equality offices (German: Gleichberechtigung) and a precise and equal distribution between Catholic and Protestant
civic officials. This status ended in 1802, when these cities were annexed by the Kingdom of Bavaria. Around 1534 the majority of the population of Dinkelsbühl
became Protestant.[4] Thirty Years War[edit] Every summer Dinkelsbühl
celebrates the city's surrender to Swedish Troops in 1632 during the Thirty Years' War. This reenactment is played out by many of the town's residents. It features an array of Swedish troops attacking the city gate and children dressed in traditional garb coming to witness the event. Paper cones full of chocolate and candy are given as gifts to children. This historical event is called the "Kinderzeche" and can in some aspects be compared with the "Meistertrunk" in Rothenburg. The name is derived from the two German words for "child" and "the bill for food and drink in an inn", and is called such because of the legend that a child saved the town from massacre by the Swedish Troops during the surrender. The legend tells that when the Swedish army besieged the town, a teenage girl took the children to the Swedish general to beg for mercy. The Swedish general had recently lost his young son to illness, and a boy who approached him so closely resembled his own son that he decided to spare the town. Present day[edit] The film The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
(1962) was filmed on location in Dinkelsbühl. Main sights[edit] Dinkelsbühl
is still surrounded by the old medieval walls and towers. There exist a lot of outstanding attractions. The image of this town is very typical for a German town of the 15th to early 17th century.

St. George's Minster is a beautiful masterpiece in the Gothic style of the late 15th century ( by Nikolaus Eseler ). It is the largest "hall church" (one built without aisles) in the country. St. Paul's, now a Protestant
church, was rebuilt in the 19th century in the style of the far late Roman architectural style. It was originally part of a monastery. The Castle of the Teutonic Order has a rococo chapel. The so-called Deutsches Haus is the ancestral home of the Counts of Drechsel-Deufstetten. It is a fine specimen of the German renaissance style of wooden architecture.[3] Situated in front of the Minster is a monument to Christoph von Schmid (1768–1854), a 19th-century writer of stories for the young. Museum of the 3rd Dimension is housed in the former city mill. The Museum of History shows historical discoveries found within Dinkelsbühl
and also has reconstructions of the ancient houses of the city. Since 2008, the museum has had a new domicile in the so-called "Steinerne Haus" from the 14th century. The official name is now: "house of history". While many of the artifacts are the same, the presentation is completely new. The church of St. Vincent, which is 2 km outside the city. The Summer Breeze Open Air
Summer Breeze Open Air
heavy metal festival has been held in Dinkelsbühl
since 2007.

People from Dinkelsbühl[edit]

Nikolaus von Dinkelsbühl, A theologian during the 14th and 15th centuries. Christoph von Schmid, writer during the 18th and 19th centuries, was born in Dinkelsbühl
in 1768. Friedrich von Hermann, an economist and statistician, was born in Dinkelsbühl
in 1795. Stefan Reuter, football world champion in 1990, was born in Dinkelsbühl
in 1966. Architect of Dissonance, brutal death metal band founded in 2011. Georg Schulz (1896–1956), painter, member of Landtag Georg D. Heidingsfelder (1899–1967), journalist and opponent to NSDAP Jürgen Ludwig (born 1970), Landrat of district Ansbach



Saint George’s Minster

St. George's Minster interior

Market place with "Deutsches Haus" (3rd from right)


Segringen gate

Segringen street

Rothenburg gate

Dr.-Martin-Luther street



St. Paul's church


^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2010.  ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dinkelsbühl". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 277.  ^ http://www.dinkelsbuehl.de/ISY/mlib/media/DIN_Streuprospekt_GB.pdf?mediatrace=.383[permanent dead link].

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Swabian League
Swabian League
(1488–1534) of the  Holy Roman Empire

Imperial cities

Aalen Augsburg Biberach Bopfingen Dinkelsbühl Donauwörth Esslingen Giengen Heilbronn Isny Kaufbeuren Kempten Leutkirch Lindau Memmingen Nördlingen Pfullendorf Ravensburg Reutlingen Schwäbisch Gmünd Schwäbisch Hall Überlingen Ulm Wangen Weil Wimpfen


St George's Shield (Gesellschaft von Sanktjörgenschild)


Brandenburg-Ansbach Baden Bavaria Bayreuth Palatinate Hesse Mainz Trier Württemberg

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Swabian Circle
Swabian Circle
(1500–1806) of the Holy Roman Empire


Augsburg Constance Ellwangen Kempten Lindau


Baden Buchau Heiligenberg Hohenzollern-Hechingen Klettgau Liechtenstein Tengen Waldburg

Scheer Trauchburg Waldsee Wolfegg Wurzach Zeil



Baindt Buchau Elchingen Gengenbach Gutenzell Heggbach Irsee Kaisheim Mainau Marchtal Neresheim Ochsenhausen Petershausen Roggenburg Rot Rottenmünster Salmanweiler St. George's in Isny Schussenried Söflingen Ursberg Weingarten Weißenau Wettenhausen Zwiefalten

Counts Lords

Altshausen Baar Bondorf Eberstein Eglingen Eglofs Fugger

Jakob Johann Markus

Gundelfingen Gutenstein Hausen Heiligenberg Hohenems Hohengeroldseck Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen Justingen Kinzigerthal Königsegg and Aulendorf Lustenau Meßkirch Mindelheim
/ Schwabegg Oberdischingen Öttingen

Baldern Öttingen Wallerstein

Rechberg Rothenfels and Stauffen Stühlingen
and Hohenhöwen Tettnang
/ Langenargen Thannhausen Wiesensteig


Aalen Augsburg Biberach Bopfingen Buchau Buchhorn Dinkelsbühl Eßlingen Gengenbach Giengen Heilbronn Isny Kaufbeuren Kempten Leutkirch Lindau Memmingen Nördlingen Offenburg Pfullendorf Ravensburg Reutlingen Rottweil Schwäbisch Gmünd Schwäbisch Hall Überlingen Ulm Wangen Weil Wimpfen Zell

Circles est. 1500: Bavarian, Swabian, Upper Rhenish, Lower Rhenish–Westphalian, Franconian, (Lower) Saxon Circles est. 1512: Austrian, Burgundian, Upper Saxon, Electoral Rhenish     ·     Unencircled territories

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Free imperial cities of the Holy Roman Empire

By 1792

Aachen Aalen Augsburg Biberach Bopfingen BremenH Buchau Buchhorn CologneH Dinkelsbühl DortmundH Eßlingen Frankfurt Friedberg Gengenbach Giengen GoslarH HamburgH Heilbronn Isny Kaufbeuren Kempten Kessenich Leutkirch Lindau LübeckH Memmingen Mühlhausen MülhausenD, S Nordhausen Nördlingen Nuremberg Offenburg Pfullendorf Ravensburg Regensburg Reutlingen Rothenburg RottweilS Schwäbisch Gmünd Schwäbisch Hall Schweinfurt Speyer Überlingen Ulm Wangen Weil Weißenburg in Bayern Wetzlar Wimpfen Windsheim Worms Zell

Free Imperial Cities as of 1648

Lost imperial immediacy or no longer part of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
by 1792

BaselS BernS Besançon Brakel Cambrai Diessenhofen Donauwörth Duisburg Düren Gelnhausen HagenauD Herford KaysersbergD KolmarD Konstanz LandauD Lemgo LucerneS Mainz Metz MunsterD ObernaiD Pfeddersheim Rheinfelden RosheimD St. GallenS Sarrebourg SchaffhausenS Schmalkalden SchlettstadtD SoestH SolothurnS Straßburg Toul TurckheimD Verden Verdun Warburg Weißenburg in ElsaßD ZürichS

D Member of the Décapole H Member of the Hanseatic League S Member or associate of the Swiss Confederacy

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Towns and municipalities in Ansbach

Adelshofen Arberg Aurach Bechhofen Bruckberg Buch am Wald Burgoberbach Burk Colmberg Dentlein Diebach Dietenhofen Dinkelsbühl Dombühl Dürrwangen Ehingen Feuchtwangen Flachslanden Gebsattel Gerolfingen Geslau Großhaslach Heilsbronn Herrieden Insingen Langfurth Lehrberg Leutershausen Lichtenau Merkendorf Mitteleschenbach Mönchsroth Neuendettelsau Neusitz Oberdachstetten Ohrenbach Ornbau Petersaurach Röckingen Rothenburg ob der Tauber Rügland Sachsen Schillingsfürst Schnelldorf Schopfloch Steinsfeld Unterschwaningen Wassertrüdingen Weidenbach Weihenzell Weiltingen Wettringen Wieseth Wilburgstetten Windelsbach Windsbach Wittelshofen Wolframs-Eschenbach Wörnitz

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Displaced persons camps in post-World War II Europe

Sites in the American zone


Ainring Altenstadt Amberg Ansbach Aschaffenburg Augsburg Babenhausen Bad Aibling Bad Hersfeld Bad Mergentheim Bad Reichenhall Bad Wörishofen Bamberg Bayreuth Bensheim Berlin-Düppel Berlin-Mariendorf Cornberg Deggendorf Dinkelsbühl Eschwege Feldafing Föhrenwald Frankfurt-Zeilsheim Fürth Gabersee Heidenheim Heilbronn Hersbruck K. Indersdorf Lampertheim Landsberg Leipheim Lindenfels München Neu Freimann Mittenwald Passau Pocking Regensburg Schauenstein Stuttgart Trutzhain Wetzlar Wildflecken Ziegenhain


Ansfelden Bad Gastein Braunau am Inn Ebensee Hallein Innsbruck Linz-Bindermichel Ried im Innkreis Rothschild Hospital Saalfelden Salzburg Strobl

Sites in the British zone


Aachen Bergen-Belsen Bocholt Bochum Braunschweig Bremen Detmold Düsseldorf Eckernförde Emden Emslandlager Flensburg Gladbeck Goslar Göttingen Greven Gronau Hamelin Hanover Hann. Münden Hildesheim Itzehoe Kiel Lingen Lippstadt Lübeck Meppen Minden Mönchengladbach Mülheim Paderborn Peine Pinneberg Remscheid Rendsburg Solingen


Admont Judenburg Kapfenberg Klagenfurt Leibnitz Lienz-Peggetz Trofaiach

Sites in Italy

Bagnoli Bari
Transit Cinecittà Cremona Milan Adriatica Fermo Rivoli Santa Maria di Leuca Santa Maria di Bagni Tricase Turin

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 139577953 GND: 4012358-3 BNF: cb1197