Double city since 1972
Villingen-Schwenningen emerged in its present form as the largest urban development measure in Baden-Württemberg from the 1972 administrative reform. The new local authority, which was created with the great approval of the citizens, became the regional center of the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg region.
The city includes the core city districts of Villingen and Schwenningen and nine other incorporated city districts: Herzogenweiler, Marbach, Mühlhausen, Obereschach, Pfaffenweiler, Rietheim, Tannheim, Weigheim and Weilersbach.
Villingen-Schwenningen maintains active friendly contacts to numerous cities at home and abroad.
Time table for Villingen-Schwenningen starting from 1972
01 January 1972 Merger of Schwenningen (with Mühlhausen) and Villingen (with Obereschach) to form the town of Villingen-Schwenningen, from April additionally Herzogenweiler, Pfaffenweiler, Rietheim and Tannheim, 1974 Marbach, 1975 Weigheim and Weilersbach
Reconstruction of the Muslen quarter supported by the urban development law.
Opening of the Franciscan Concert House.
Opening of the Clock Industry Museum in the former Württemberg clock factory.
Villingen-Schwenningen celebrates "1000 years of the right to hold markets.
Villingen Franciscan Museum and Neue Tonhalle completed.
Picture: Neue Tonhalle
Double anniversary '30 years Villingen-Schwenningen/50 years Baden-Württemberg'.
Schwenningen celebrates 100 years of city privilege.
State Garden Show from 12 May to 10 October.
1200-year anniversary of the first mentioning of Schwenningen, Tannheim and Villingen 817. Further first mentions: Nordstetten (762), Weigheim (763), Weilersbach (764), Rietheim (1092), Mühlhausen (1179), Marbach and Pfaffenweiler (around 1200), Herzogenweiler (1207) and Obereschach (1269).
Picture: Long board