Time table for Villingen starting from 817 to 1972
First written mention in a document of Louis the Pious
Emperor Otto III. grants Villingen the right to hold markets, issue coinage and collect customs taxes along with court jurisdiction.
- 12th century
Gradual relocation of the settlement of Villingen from the "Old Town" to the other side of the Brigach, around 1200 construction of the fortification begins.
Award of a new coat of arms by King Ferdinand to Villingen for merits in the Peasants' War and adherence to the old faith.
- 1633-1634, 1704
Unsuccessful sieges of the city by the Swedes, Württemberger and French during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and by the French Marshal Tallard Villingen during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714)
Villingen is finally annexed by the Grand Duchy of Baden.
Opening of the railroad line Rottweil - Schwenningen – Villingen
Picture: Villingen railroad station around 1870 with tracks and the former Bickenkapelle on the far right
- from 1933
After the "seizure of power" by the National Socialists a lot changes in people's lives. Consolidation of political powers, mass organizations and persecution of individuals and groups of persons characterize this period.
Picture: Hitler Youth band in the Kurgarten, 1937
Villingen becomes a Kneipp spa
Picture: Kneipp bath
- 1950s and 1960s
At the first German jazz label MPS (Musik Produktion Schwarzwald) famous musicians like Oscar Peterson record for the first German jazz label.
Picture: Oscar Peterson with Hans Georg Brunner heavy
- 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: The Lord Mayors Severin Kern and Gerhard Gebauer with Mayor Müller at the place-name sign VS on 1 January 1972