Bad Wurzach is a small town in southern Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is a well known health-resort destination, home to the oldest bog spa in Baden-Württemberg, as well as one of the largest contiguous raised bog areas in Europe, it is situated 25 km northeast of Ravensburg and part of the county Ravensburg, located in the Upper Swabia region. Since 1950 the town carries the predicate Bad, it is the third largest municipality by area in the state of Baden-Württemberg, second only to Stuttgart, the capital of the state, Baiersbronn. The municipality of Bad Wurzach lies in a broad lowland between the regions of Allgäu and Upper Swabia. Castle and town are adjacent to the so-called Wurzacher Ried; the "Ried" is a large mire. Covering 7 square miles it is the largest contiguous, intact raised bog in Central Europe; the Council of Europe awarded this nature reserve with the European Diploma of Protected Areas. The towns height above sea-level varies between 800 meters; the borough of Bad Wurzach consists of the following communities: Bad Wurzach Arnach Dietmanns Eintürnen Gospoldshofen Haidgau Hauerz Seibranz Unterschwarzach Ziegelbach The town borders with two communities in the county Biberach, as well as two cities and four communities in the county Ravensburg.
The communities are, beginning in the north and going clockwise and Rot an der Rot in the county Biberach, Aitrach, Leutkirch im Allgäu, Kißlegg and Bad Waldsee in the county Ravensburg. The town is first recorded on 13 June 1273 as'Oppidum Wurzun. On 27 May 1333, "Emperor Louis the Bavarian granted to Hans, Truchsess of Waldburg, the town rights of Memmingen, a much larger town 25 kilometres away, to the settlement of "Wurzun". With town rights, Wurzach was given the right to exercise lower jurisdiction, the right to hold markets, the right and duty to erect a surrounding wall to protect itself. In 1514 the Leinwandschau was established. In 1515, the construction of the nunnery of Maria Rosengarten began, its well preserved main buildings still stand today. On 14 April 1525, there was a battle between peasants on the Leprosenberg just outside the town gates, as part of the Peasants' War, raging at the time. In 1637, only 19 people remained in the town due to the effects and consequences of the Thirty Years' War and plagues.
In 1675, the governance of Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach was established. In 1806, the Barony of Wurzach came under the suzerainty of Württemberg and was allocated to the Oberamt Leutkirch, a large neighbouring town. In 1813 and 1814, during the War of Liberation, 35,301 soldiers were being taken care of in Wurzach; the Leprosenhaus located on the aforementioned Leprosenberg acted as a military hospital for 4,003 men. In 1903, the administrative district of Waldburg-Zeil-Wurzach was disbanded. During the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II, many residents of the islands born in Great Britain were arrested and deported to Bad Wurzach. Despite wartime privations, friendships grew and a formal twinning was made with Saint Helier, capital of Jersey. In 1904, the Rossberg-Wurzach railway opened. In 1936, the first moor-bath treatments were made available in the nunnery of Maria Rosengarten. Due to the disbandment of the administrative district of Leutkirch in 1938, Wurzach became part of the county of Wangen.
In 1950, the town was granted the title of "Bad" along with spa town honours. With the municipal reform of 1972, the communities mentioned above in the town subdivisions became part of the town of Bad Wurzach. Since 1996, the town has undergone extensive restoration and repair, modern buildings have been added as part of a reconditioning programme. In the course of the Gemeindegebietsreform in Baden-Württemberg the following, up until solitary, communities were suburbanized and became part of Bad Wurzach: 1 June 1972: Arnach, Eintürnen and Ziegelbach 1 July 1972: Hauerz 1 December 1972: Gospoldshofen 1 January 1973: Dietmanns and Haidgau 1 January 1975: SeibranzHaidgau belonged to the county Ravensburg before the county reform. Unterschwarzach and Dietmanns belonged to the county Biberach; the other communities belonged to the county Wangen. Around the year 950 a knight by the name of Berngarius de Arnanc was mentioned in a deed of donation; until 1806 a tenth was paid to the monastery in nearby Wolfegg.
After the monastery was handed over to the chieftain of Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee the tenth was paid to him. Arnach — was an autonomous community, belonging to the administrative district of Waldsee until 1938. After that it belonged to the county Wangen until 1972. Dietmanns — used to be a priest village which belonged to the shire of Wolfegg, it was part of the administrative district of Waldsee from 1806 until 1938. After that it was allocated to the county Biberach until 1973. Eintürnen — belongs since 1500 to the shire of Wolfegg. In 1824 its status was elevated to that of an autonomous community belonging to the administrative district of Waldsee, it was part of the county Wangen from 1938 until 1972. Gospoldshofen — the village was excluded from the town municipality of Wurzach in 1823 to become part of the administrative district of Leutkirch, its status was subsequently elevated to that of an autonomous community. In 1938 it became part of the county Wangen and remained so until 1972; the chieftain "von Waldburg zu Zeil-Wurzach" once used to be the landlord of this village.
Hauerz — became an autonomous community belonging to the a
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Weingarten is a town with a population of 24,000 in Württemberg, in the District of Ravensburg, in the valley of the Schussen River. Together with the southern neighbour cities of Ravensburg and Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, it forms one of 14 medium-sized infrastructural centres in Baden-Württemberg; the town is seat of the University of Applied Sciences of Ravensburg-Weingarten and of the Teachers' College of Weingarten. The town was known as Altdorf and was renamed to Weingarten in 1865. Before that, Weingarten was the name of Weingarten Abbey only, which lay on the Martinsberg above the town; the name "Altdorf" is derived from the Frankish alach for "church". So "Altdorf" does not mean "old village" but "village/thorp with the parish church". Near the old town, an Alemannic burial place was excavated in 1954–1957, dating from the 5th century. In the 8th century the region became part of the Frankish empire. Around the 9th century the Elder Welfs became counts of the Schussengau and established their seat in Altdorf.
In 1056 Welf IV transferred the ancestral seat of the Welfs to the newly built castle of Ravensburg. He founded a new Benedictine abbey at the Martinsberg in Altdorf. By a contract of inheritance, in 1191 the Hohenstaufen Frederick Barbarossa acquired the ownership of the Schussengau from Welf VI, Duke of Spoleto and uncle of both Frederick Barbarossa and Henry the Lion. About seventy years with the death of Conradin in Naples in 1268, the line of the Hohenstaufen became extinct, their former estates were confiscated as imperial property of the Holy Roman Empire. While the small town of Altdorf was ruled by the Reichslandvogt of Swabia, the abbey of Weingarten won the status of an "Imperial Abbey" with privileges similar to those of an Imperial Free City; the Landvogtei was given in 1473/1486 as pawn to Sigismund, Archduke of Austria, which led to its integration as a district within Further Austria. The Vogt's seat was first located at the castle of Ravensburg until 1647 when Swedish troops destroyed the castle and the Vogt moved to a palace in Altdorf.
The abbey of Weingarten became one of the wealthiest monasteries in southern Germany, owning about 306 km² of rich estates, before it was confiscated during the secularization following the Reichsdeputationshauptschluß bill in 1803. Weingarten was first allotted to the House of Altdorf to the dukedom of Württemberg. In 1806 Weingarten, was incorporated into Württemberg. During the 19th century several barracks were placed in Altdorf-Weingarten, making the city an important military site; as in neighbouring Ravensburg, a significant engineering industry evolved during the second half of the century, based on the local traditions of mills and textile production. In 1922, monks from Beuron Abbey and Erdington Abbey founded a new Benedictine abbey that leased some of the former abbey rooms. In 2010 the last four monks abandoned the abbey, the lease was taken over by the Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart which tried to find a new monastic community to install here. During Nazi Germany Weingarten was incorporated into Ravensburg.
Since 1949, most of the former abbey buildings have been occupied by a teachers' college. A smaller part of the main building is leased to the Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart which runs the Catholic Academy for adult education there. New buildings were erected in the neighbourhood by the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten. In 2014 parts of the Academy were rededicated as a refugees home, in 2015 rooms of the then-abandoned abbey were rededicated as auxiliary first admittance facility for refugees. During the municipal reforms of the 1970s, a renewed attempt to fuse Ravensburg and Weingarten failed due to massive resistance on the part of Weingarten's citizenry. Weingarten was home to the NATO International Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol School through the 1980s and 90s until it moved to Pfullendorf. Elections in May 2014: AfD = 1 SPD = 4 Alliance 90/The Greens = 5 CDU = 7 FW = 6 BfW = 3 Total 26 1905–1920: Josef Reich 1920–1937: Wilhelm Braun 1937–1945: incorporated to Ravensburg 1945–1954: Wilhelm Braun 1954–1975: Richard Mayer 1975–1992: Rolf Gerich 1992–2008: Gerd Gerber since 2008: Markus Ewald Weingarten is twinned with: The Abbey Church of St. Martin and Oswald known as Münster or Basilika, is the largest Baroque church north of the Alps.
It is half as long as St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and hence sometimes referred to as "Swabian St. Peter"; the church features a baroque organ by Joseph Gabler with 4 manuals and nearly 7000 pipes, including a 49 rank pedal mixture "La Force" on the bottom pedal C. The surrounding convent and other abbey buildings are built in Baroque style; the Alemans Museum displays archaeological finds from an Alemannic burial place of the early Middle Ages. It is one of the largest museums specializing in the history of the Alemans; the "Schlössle" was erected around 1550 as the administrative seat of the Imperial steward of Swabia. In the 18th century it was used as residence of the imperial judge, in the 19th and 20th century as a domicile of higher-ranking military officers. Since 2001
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Wangen im Allgäu
Wangen im Allgäu is a historic city in southeast Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It lies north-east of Lake Constance in the Westallgäu, it is the second-largest city in the Ravensburg district and is a nexus for the surrounding communities. From 1938 to 1972, Wangen was the county seat of the Wangen rural district. Wangen in Allgäu lies on the north bank of the Obere Argen; the Untere Argen unites southwest of the city with the Obere Argen. The city today is shaped by its historical town center as well as by numerous nearby districts. Several settlements border Wangen, their names are as follows: Amtzell, Vogt, Kißlegg, Argenbühl, Achberg and Hergensweiler, Neukirch. The city was first mentioned in 815 under the name "Wangun" in a monastery document. In 1217, Emperor Fredrick II declared in a document. In 1286, King Rudolph I granted Wangen the status of free imperial city. During the late Middle Ages, the city's growth was amplified by its central location at the crossroads between Ravensburg, Lindau and Isny and the growing trade through the Alps.
Wangen's production and export of manufactured goods scythes and canvas, gave the city a tremendous positive trade balance. This surplus money was used to acquire lands outside of the city walls, thus giving Wangen a safeguard against economic fluctuations. During the German Mediatisation, in 1802, Wangen lost its status as a Free City and was incorporated into the Kingdom of Bavaria. In 1936, the city was named "Wangen in Allgäu". From 1938 up unto its dissolution and integration into the Ravensburg district in 1972, Wangen was the capital of the Wangen rural district. In 1973, Wangen was designated by the Baden-Württemberg state government to Großen Kreisstadt due to its population having reached 20,000. In 1999, the largest flood in the most recent 50 years of Wangen's history flooded the lower city; the city was again flooded in 2006 by the Obere Argen. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the national team of Togo stayed in Wangen. Despite several major fires in 1539, 1793, 1858, the old part of the town remains a juxtaposition of architectural elements ranging from those of the early middle ages to those of the late baroque era.
The Oberstadtkirche St. Martin is one of Wangen's oldest buildings; the church was present in the 9th century. It contains both Gothic architecture; the Ravensburg Gate is the city's prime landmark. It was first mentioned in 1472, but was changed to its current appearance in 1608; the building is decorated with Renaissance-era artwork. Aged relics of the old city include the Lindau Gate and the Pfaffenturm tower; the local history museum, Heimatmuseum in der Eselmühle, was opened in 1974 in a former mill acquired by the city in 1969. The museum displays the original mechanisms of the mill in addition to a collections from various spans of the city's history. ¹ Census The elections in May 2014 showed the following results: SPD = 5 seats CDU = 15 seats FW = 8 seats GOL = 8 seats Total: 36 seats 1804–1810: Franz Josef von Bentele 1811–1819: Mathias Tschugg 1819–1826: Rudolf Salis 1826–1829: Martin Schnitzer 1829–1847: Christian Nepomuk Weber 1847–1859: Leopold Wocher 1860–1894: Jacob Trenkle 1894–1922: Rudolf Trenkle 1922–1933: Fritz Geray 1933: Gottlob Pfeiffer 1933–1939: Dr Friedrich Wilhelm Erbacher 1939: Heinrich Fischer 1939–1942: Carl Speidel 1942–1945: Max Steinegger 1945: Karl Geiger 1945: Franz Büchele 1945–1946: Josef Max Kraus 1945–1968: Wilhelm Uhl 1968–2001: Dr Jörg Leist since 2001: Michael Lang La Garenne-Colombes, France Prato, Italy.
Wangen was once a center of the German textile industry before the decline of German textile manufacturing. Wangen lies on the A96 Autobahn between Lindau and Memmingen, in addition to federal highways 18 and 32; the town is part of the Aulendorf – Kißlegg – Wangen - Hergatz – Lindau and Ulm – Memmingen – Kißlegg – Wangen – Hergatz – Lindau train lines. It lies on the bus route between Isny; the city belongs to the Bodensee–Oberschwaben public transportation association. Wangen has a Gymnasium, a Realschule, a Hauptschule, a Werkrealschule and a special school, three combined secondary and elementary schools (GHS Niederwangen, Praßberg-Schule and Freie Waldorfschule Wangen, six elementary schools; the Wangen district has two vocational schools, in addition to the Heinrich-Brügger-Schule medical school. Wangen is serviced by the Schwäbische Zeitung newspaper as well as the local Regio TV television station. Wangen is the seat of a local tax office, it has a district court, which belongs to the Ravensburg regional court district, which in turn belongs to the Stuttgart court district.
From 1943 to 1945, Wangen served as the backdrop for the propaganda movie Quax in Fahrt From April 14 to May 13, 2004, the city and its surrounding areas served as a setting for the Tatort television series. The Wangen Juze Tonne e. V is the oldest autonomously run youth center in Germany; the Jugendmusikschule in Wangen is the largest schoo
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