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Kaufbeuren
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren is located in Germany
Kaufbeuren
Coordinates 47°52′48″N 10°37′21″E / 47.88°N 10.6225°E / 47.88; 10.6225
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Urban district
Town subdivisions 5 districts
Lord Mayor Stefan Bosse
Basic statistics
Area 40.02 km2 (15.45 sq mi)
Elevation 681-860 m
Population 43,845  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 1,096 /km2 (2,838 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate KF
Postal codes 87571–87600
Area code 08341
Website www.kaufbeuren.de
Fünfknopfturm

Kaufbeuren (German pronunciation: [kaʊfˈbɔʏʁən]) is an independent city in the Regierungsbezirk of Schwaben, southern Bavaria. The city is completely enclaved within the district of Ostallgäu.

Contents

Districts

  • Kaufbeuren (Altstadt - Old Town)
  • Hirschzell
  • Kemnat
  • Neugablonz
  • Oberbeuren

Culture and Objects of Interest

  • Townhall (built 1879–1881)
  • Crescentiakloster (founded 1150)
  • Historic Old Town with partially conserved, historic city wall
  • St.-Martins-Kirche
  • Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower)
  • St.-Blasius-Kirche
  • Hexenturm
  • Gerberturm
  • Pulverturm
  • Münzturm
  • Sywollnturm
  • Zollhäuschen
  • Stadttheater Kaufbeuren
  • kunsthaus kaufbeuren
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Museums

  • Stadtmuseum
  • Feuerwehrmuseum
  • Puppentheater-Museum
  • Isergebirgs-Museum (Neugablonz)

Historical residents

Tänzelfest

The Tänzelfest is a festival, which takes place usually at the end of June. Children re-enact the history of the town in traditional costume. There are a lot of events at this time.

Partner Towns

References

External links


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

KAUFBEUREN, a town in the kingdom of Bavaria, on the Wertach, 55 m. S.W. of Munich by rail. Pop. (1905), 8955. Kaufbeuren is still surrounded by its medieval walls and presents a picturesque appearance. It has a handsome town hall with fine paintings, an old tower (the Hexenturm, or witches' tower), a museum and various educational institutions. The most interesting of the ecclesiastical buildings is the chapel of St Blasius, which was restored in 1896. The chief industries are cotton spinning, weaving, bleaching, dyeing, printing, machine building and lithography, and there is an active trade in wine, beer and cheese. Kaufbeuren is said to have been founded in 842, and is first mentioned in chronicles of the year 1126. It appears to have become a free imperial city about 1288, retaining the dignity until 1803, when it passed to Bavaria. It was formerly a resort of pilgrims, and Roman coins have been found in the vicinity.

See F. Stieve, Die Reichsstadt Kaufbeuren and die bayrische Restaurationspolitik (Munich, 1870); and Schroder, Geschichte der Stadt and Katholischen Pfarrei Kaufbeuren (Augsburg, 1903).


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Kaufbeuren

Kaufbeuren
Coordinates 47°52′48″N 10°37′21″E / 47.88°N 10.6225°E / 47.88; 10.6225
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Urban district
Town subdivisions 5 districts
Lord Mayor Stefan Bosse
Basic statistics
Area 40.02 km2 (15.45 sq mi)
Elevation 681-860 m
Population 43,845  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 1,096 /km2 (2,838 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate KF
Postal codes 87571–87600
Area code 08341
Website www.kaufbeuren.de

Kaufbeuren is a city in Swabia in Bavaria, Germany.


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