- For other uses, see: Dillingen
, or Dillingen an der Donau
(Dillingen on the Danube
) is a town in Bavaria
. It is the administrative center of the district of Dillingen
Besides the town of Dillingen proper, the municipality encompasses the villages of Donaualtheim, Fristingen, Hausen, Kicklingen, Schretzheim and Steinheim.
Schretzheim is notable for its 6th to 7th century Alemannic cemetery
. 630 row graves, in an area of 100 by 140 metres, have been excavated by Paul Zenetti.The counts of Dillingen ruled from the 10th to the 13th century, in 1258 the territory was turned over to the Prince Bishops
. After the Reformation
, the Bishops of Augsburg
moved to the Catholic city of Dillingen and made it one of the centers of the Counter-Reformation
was established in 1549, but was closed by Napoleon in 1804. The philosophical and theological faculties still existed in the 20th century. In 1971, however, it became a part of the Bavarian Center for the Education and Training of Teachers and Personnel Management (Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung). One of the largest employers in the city is Bosch and Siemens
, producers of household appliances.
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