Time table for Schwenningen from 817 to 1972
First written mention in a document of Louis the Pious.
Schwenningen is burned down to 3 houses in the peasant war.
Except for the church tower, the village of Schwenningen is destroyed in the Thirty Years’ War.
Picture: The 'water sample' lithograph by Victor Schievert, 1907
First evidence of clockmakers in Schwenningen.
Picture: Schwenninger Almendkarte 1795
The fifth major fire destroys 100 houses in the village center, including the town hall.
Picture: Johannes Jauch - Fire of Schwenningen 24.07.1850
Johannes Bürk invents the guard control clock and founds the first clock factory in Schwenningen.
Schwenningen is granted city rights.
Picture: Program City Festival 1907 Front Page
Just as many clocks are produced per day in Schwenningen as in all other clock manufacturing centers combined.
Picture: 'Largest clock industry city in the world'
New town hall in Werkbund style (architect Hans Herkommer).
Picture: City hall 1927 still unplastered
- from 1933
After the "seizure of power" by the National Socialists people's lives change considerably. Consolidation of political powers, mass organizations and persecution of individuals and groups of persons characterize this period.
Picture: Harvest festival in Schwenningen in the early 1930s
- July 15, 1971
The state parliament of Baden-Württemberg passes the special law on the merger of Schwenningen and Villingen, after the citizens had already voted for it in March.
Picture: Lord Mayors Severin Kern and Gerhard Gebauer in front of the state parliament in Stuttgart on July 15, 1971