History

  • 10th century AD - Fishing settlement on an island in the Wörnitz ('Werd', 'Wörth')
  • About 977 - Construction of the first bridge over the Danube; growing strategic significance on the trade route Augsburg – Nuremberg
  • 1030 - Market, currency and customs charters; rapid economic growth
  • 1081 – 1218 - Construction of the fortifications; initially belonged to the Hohenstaufens, then to the Wittelsbach family
  • 1193 - Town charter; biggest port on the Danube in Swabia and important transhipment point for salt
  • 1301-1607 - Free Imperial Town of 'Schwäbischwörth'
  • 1465 - Great Freedom Charter; commercial centre, Reichstrasse built
  • 1607 - End of the glorious period as a Free Imperial Town
  • 1714 - 'Peace of Rastatt': Donauwörth annexed to Bavaria
  • April 1945 - Target of heavy bombing raids; 75 percent of the town destroyed. Today, the town has been rebuilt and expanded; old town preserved
  • 1998 - Major district town ('Grosse Kreisstadt')
Highlights

Städtische Tourist-Information
Rathausgasse 1
86609 Donauwörth
Phone +49 (0) 906 789-151
Fax +49 (0) 906 789-159
www.donauwoerth.de
tourist-info@donauwoerth.de

Donauwörth - Group Travel Offer

Original Donauwörth

A guided tour through the former Free Imperial Town

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19 Dec

19.12.2019 – 21.12.2019

Romantic Christmas Market

On the island of Ried in the Old Town