Argenbühl is a municipality in the district of Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. No actual town or urban settlement is called Argenbühl; the municipal administrative headquarters are located in the village of Eisenharz, with local branch offices in the villages of Christazhofen and Ratzenried. Geographically, it lies in the western part of the Prealpine region of the Allgäu, which in turn is part of the larger geographical region of Swabia in southern Germany. Argenbühl borders the municipalities of Kißlegg and Leutkirch im Allgäu to the north, Wangen im Allgäu to the west, Isny im Allgäu to the east, the Bavarian municipalities of Hergatz, Heimenkirch, Röthenbach, Gestratz to the south; the name comes from the Argen River, whose two main constituent streams delimit part of the municipality's borders, Bühl, a Southern German word for "hill", reflecting the municipality's hilly landscape. Argenbühl lies at an altitude from 662 to 761 m AMSL, between the cities of Isny; the municipality includes the following settlements: Christazhofen Eglofs Eisenharz Göttlishofen Ratzenried Siggen The municipality of Argenbühl has existed since 1 January 1972, when the independent municipalities of Christazhofen, Eisenharz, Göttlishofen and Siggen were merged into the present one.
Their history is told in great detail in the Description of the Wangen Administrative District, published in 1841. In 1810, all the above-mentioned communities came under the jurisdiction of the Wangen district, which in 1973 became part of the Ravensburg district. Argenbühl has six Roman Catholic parishes; the region's few Lutheran followers attend their church in nearby Wangen im Allgäu. The election for the municipal council on 7 June 2009 had the following results: CDU 68.6% - 12 seats Independent 31.4% - 5 seats Capannoli, Italy Cieszanów, Poland Berbisdorf, Germany The municipality is linked by bus lines to neighbouring cities, such as Leutkirch and Wangen. The lines are operated by the Lake Constance-Upper Swabia Local Transport Administration, popularly known as bodo. In the past, a stop of the Kißlegg–Hergatz railway branch was in Ratzenried. Eglofs and Ratzenried have each an elementary and a general secondary school that works as a Werkrealschule. In Christazhofen and Eisenharz are only elementary schools.
Four kindergartens are in the municipality. The village of Ratzenried has a local history museum, while Eglofs hosts the Allgäu-Swabian Music Archive. In 2009, a museum was opened in Eisenharz, with exhibits about the history of the place and the local dairy industry of the Wunderlich and Nestlé companies; the Eglofs Baroque church is part of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route. The castle at Ratzenried is the administrative headquarters of the Humboldt-Institut language school conglomerate; the Round Chapel of Eisenharz is a medieval chapel, the destination of a yearly Boxing Day Catholic procession. Gebhard of Razenried, Jesuit priest, rector of the Eichstätt Jesuit College from 1621–1631 and from 1637 of the Augsburg college Konstantin Rösch, theologian Anton Kulmus and manufacturer of agricultural vehicles Anton Morent, transportation entrepreneur Helmut Maucher, former CEO of Nestlé Meggen Lawn Cross
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Baden-Württemberg is a state in southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the border with France. It is Germany's third-largest state, with an area of 11 million inhabitants. Baden-Württemberg is a parliamentary republic and sovereign, federated state, formed in 1952 by a merger of the states of Württemberg-Baden, Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern; the largest city in Baden-Württemberg is the state capital of Stuttgart, followed by Karlsruhe and Mannheim. Other cities are Freiburg im Breisgau, Heilbronn, Pforzheim and Ulm; the sobriquet Ländle is sometimes used as a synonym for Baden-Württemberg. Baden-Württemberg is formed from the historical territories of Baden, Prussian Hohenzollern, Württemberg, parts of Swabia. In 100 AD, the Roman Empire invaded and occupied Württemberg, constructing a limes along its northern borders. Over the course of the third century AD, the Alemanni forced the Romans to retreat west beyond the Rhine and Danube rivers. In 496 AD the Alemanni were defeated by a Frankish invasion led by Clovis I.
The Holy Roman Empire was established. The majority of people in this region continued to be Roman Catholics after the Protestant Reformation influenced populations in northern Germany. In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, numerous people emigrated from this rural area to the United States for economic reasons. After World War II, the Allies established three federal states in the territory of modern-day Baden-Württemberg: Württemberg-Hohenzollern, Württemberg-Baden. Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern were occupied by France, while Württemberg-Baden was occupied by the United States. In 1949, each state became a founding member of the Federal Republic of Germany, with Article 118 of the German constitution providing an accession procedure. On 16 December 1951, Württemberg-Baden, Württemberg-Hohenzollern and Baden voted via referendum in favor of a joint merger. Baden-Württemberg became a state in West Germany on 25 April 1952. Baden-Württemberg shares borders with the German states of Rhineland Palatinate and Bavaria, Switzerland.
Most of the major cities of Baden-Württemberg straddle the banks of the Neckar River, which runs downstream through the state past Tübingen, Heilbronn and Mannheim. The Rhine forms the western border as well as large portions of the southern border; the Black Forest, the main mountain range of the state, rises east of the Upper Rhine valley. The high plateau of the Swabian Alb, between the Neckar, the Black Forest, the Danube, is an important European watershed. Baden-Württemberg shares Lake Constance with Switzerland and Bavaria, the international borders within its waters not being defined, it shares the foothills of the Alps with Bavaria and the Austrian Vorarlberg, but Baden-Württemberg does not border Austria over land. The Danube River has its source in Baden-Württemberg near the town of Donaueschingen, in a place called Furtwangen in the Black Forest. Baden-Württemberg is divided into thirty-five districts and nine independent cities, both grouped into the four Administrative Districts of Freiburg, Stuttgart, Tübingen.
Map Baden-Württemberg contains nine additional independent cities not belonging to any district: The state parliament of Baden-Württemberg is the Landtag. The politics of Baden-Württemberg have traditionally been dominated by the conservative Christian Democratic Union of Germany, who until 2011 had led all but one government since the establishment of the state in 1952. In the Landtag elections held on 27 March 2011 voters replaced the Christian Democrats and centre-right Free Democrats coalition by a Greens-led alliance with the Social Democrats which secured a four-seat majority in the state parliament. From 1992 to 2001, the Republicans party held seats in the Landtag; the Baden-Württemberg General Auditing Office acts as an independent body to monitor the correct use of public funds by public offices. Although Baden-Württemberg has few natural resources compared to other regions of Germany, the state is among the most prosperous and wealthiest regions in Europe with a low unemployment rate historically.
A number of well-known enterprises are headquartered in the state, for example Daimler AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Carl Zeiss AG, SAP SE and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen. In spite of this, Baden-Württemberg's economy is dominated by medium-sized enterprises. Although poor in workable natural resources and still rural in many areas, the region is industrialised. In 2003, there were 8,800 manufacturing enterprises with more than 20 employees, but only 384 with more than 500; the latter category accounts for 43% of the 1.2 million persons employed in industry. The Mittelstand or mid-sized company is the backbone of the Baden-Württemberg economy. Medium-sized businesses and a tradition of branching out into different industrial sectors have ensured specialization over a wide range. A fifth of the "old" Federal Republic's industrial gross value added is generated by Baden-Württemberg. Turnover for manufacturing in 2003 e