The Dillingen District became populated in the Middle Ages because of a bridge that connected Roman lands south of the Danube River to the Bavarian tribal territory to the north. Today, you can see that this area is still just as dependent upon the river as ever, for water, transportation, recreation, and identity.
Dillingen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Dillingen District
- Bächingen a.d. Brenz
- Bissingen (Schwab)
- Dillingen an der Donau
- Gundelfingen an der Donau
- Höchstädt an der Donau
- Lauingen (Donau)
In the heart of the Swabian Danube Valley, you will want to see the magnificent Renaissance Castle at Höchstädt an der Donau, with its four huge wings and unique chapel paintings. Head west then along the river to Dillingen an der Donau, where old Christ the King Church and St. Peter’s Basilica are two main attractions you won’t want to miss.
A little further west, you will come to Lauingen and its Priory of St. Agnes Monastery which houses a cultural museum now. And even more to the west is Gundelfingen an der Donau, with its abundance of medieval architecture, including the 16th-century Castle Schlachtegg, refurbished in 2001.
If you can pull yourself away from the Danube, pay a visit to Wertingen, the only district town on a tributary, the Zusam River. It has several architectural attractions, including one you will certainly want to see — the turreted Wertingen Castle, built in the 14th century, extended 300 years later, and most recently renovated in 1974.