Biberach (district)

district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Biberach (IPA: ['bi:bərax]; Alemannic German: Landchrais Bibra) is a district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is surrounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Ravensburg, Sigmaringen, Reutlingen and Alb-Donau, and the Bavarian districts Neu-Ulm, Unterallgäu and the district-free city Memmingen. The most important towns in the district of Biberach are Biberach (Riß), Riedlingen, Ochsenhausen and Laupheim.

Coat of arms of Biberach
Lage Landkreis Biberach in BW.svg
Adm. regionTübingen
CapitalBiberach (Riß)
 • Total1,409.83 km2 (544.34 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total203,244
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBC


The district has hilly countryside between the rivers of the Danube and the Iller. The Danube crosses the district in its westernmost part from south to north. The Iller forms the eastern border of the district. Another river is the Riß, an affluent of the Danube (the river Riß goes into the Danube). It goes across the district from south to north.

The Federsee is a small lake in the southwest of the district. Its area is only 1.4 km², but it is famous for Neolithic findings and birds that are not seen a lot.


The local newspaper is the Schwäbische Zeitung ("Swabian Newspaper"). The Biberach Independent Film Festival focusses on experimental shorts and documentaries. The festival starts at the end of October and runs into November.

Coat of armsEdit

Coat of arms

The imperial eagle symbolizes the imperial city of Biberach. At first, the coat of arms of the city showed an eagle as well as a beaver as a canting symbol. In 1488 the coat of arms of the city was changed to show only the beaver. The crosier symbolises the monasteries of the area.

Cities and townsEdit

Cities Towns
  1. Bad Buchau
  2. Bad Schussenried
  3. Biberach (Riß)
  4. Laupheim
  5. Ochsenhausen
  6. Riedlingen
  1. Achstetten
  2. Alleshausen
  3. Allmannsweiler
  4. Altheim
  5. Attenweiler
  6. Berkheim
  7. Betzenweiler
  8. Burgrieden
  9. Dettingen
  10. Dürmentingen
  11. Dürnau
  12. Eberhardzell
  13. Erlenmoos
  14. Erolzheim
  15. Ertingen
  16. Gutenzell-Hürbel
  17. Hochdorf
  18. Ingoldingen
  19. Kanzach
  1. Kirchberg an der Iller
  2. Kirchdorf an der Iller
  3. Langenenslingen
  4. Maselheim
  5. Mietingen
  6. Mittelbiberach
  7. Moosburg
  8. Oggelshausen
  9. Rot
  10. Schemmerhofen
  11. Schwendi
  12. Seekirch
  13. Steinhausen
  14. Tannheim
  15. Tiefenbach
  16. Ummendorf
  17. Unlingen
  18. Uttenweiler
  19. Wain
  20. Warthausen

Other websitesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.