Oberostendorf is a municipality in the district of Ostallgäu in Bavaria in Germany
Eggenthal is a municipality in the district of Ostallgäu in Bavaria in Germany. It is located in the Allgäu region. There are Eggenthal. There are the villages of Romatsried and Holzstetten as well as several small hamlets. In Romatsried you will find the Burgstall Romatsried, a place that may have been populated in the Bronze Age. Michael Bredl Eggenthal: Official statistics compiled by the Bavarian State Office of Statistics "Eggenthal: History of the coat-of-arms". Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte
Buchloe is a community raised to city status in 1954, lying in Ostallgäu district in Bavaria. Together with the neighbouring communities of Jengen and Waal, Buchloe belongs to the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft of Buchloe. Buchloe lies right on Bundesautobahn 96 with interchanges with Bundesstraße 12 and describes itself as the "Gateway to the Allgäu". Buchloe station is an important railway hub for the Munich–Kempten– Lindau line on the Allgäu line and for the Augsburg–Buchloe and the Buchloe–Memmingen lines with their IC services and direct services into Switzerland by EC. Buchloe has quite a simple coat of arms, being a shield, party per pale and argent, it was bestowed on the town in 1834, although it is based on a much earlier design, in use about 1500. The colours are those of the State of Augsburg, to which Buchloe belonged from 1311 to 1803, when it was absorbed into Bavaria. In the late nineteenth century, Buchloe assumed a different coat of arms, still a party per pale and silver on the right half, but gold on the left half with two leafy twigs – meant to be beech as the town's name comes from Buche, the German word for beech – twined about each other to form an emblem shaped rather like a section sign.
In 1950, the original arms were restored. In 1971 and 1972, the communities of Lindenberg and Honsolgen mit Hausen were amalgamated into Buchloe. Heimatmuseum Buchloe South of Buchloe is the Buchloe people's observatory, at which there are regular observations of the sky. Klaus Hofmann, football manager and president of the FC Augsburg Thomas Holzmann, ice hockey player at the Augsburger Panthers Manuel Strodel, ice hockey player Emil Vogel (born 1930 in Lindenberg, designer of the Marienbrunnen in Buchloe Erwin Neher, Nobel laureate for medicine and physiology Alexander Moksel, German entrepreneur, founder of Moksel Meat company Antonie Moksel Erwin Neher, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1991, grew up in Buchloe A well known business in the town is the car manufacturing company Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH und Co. Another is the Huber Karwendel Works. Furthermore, the Moksel Group has its headquarters in Buchloe. Buchloe has a volunteer fire brigade with various fire engines. Within the town are found a Bavarian Red Cross office, a chapter of the Wasserwacht and the hospital St. Joseph.
Official website Buchloe Bavarian Red Cross Buchloe Volunteer Fire Brigade Buchloe Wasserwacht Buchloe Parish Almshouse in Lindenberg neighbourhood
Aitrang is a municipality in the district of Ostallgäu in Bavaria in Germany. Aitrang lies in the south Bavarian Region Allgäu, it encompasses districts of: Aitrang, Wenglingen. Administrative responsibility extends to the outlying villages of Binnings, Goerwangs, Krähberg, Wolfholz, Münzenried and Umwangs as well as several Farms; the district covers the Eibsee. Earliest written record of Aitrang can be found in the records of the King of the Franken Pepin the Short where the village is mentioned; the village was considered the property of the Reichsvogtei and St. Mang's Abbey, Füssen, from 1227 was signed over and charged to the Lower Court Authority; the Reichsvogtei had been confiscated many times due to debts, was sold in 1524 to the Fürststift Kempten. For a time leading up to the year 1803 the rights over the village were divided between the Town of Kempten and Abby of St. Mang in Füssen to the south. In 1803 the village was assigned to the Duke of Oettingen-Wallerstein. In 1806 a further change took place when the region was succeeded as part of the Rheinbundakte to the state of Bavaria.
As part of the reform of Bavarian Administration in 1818 the village took on the legal form which prevailed through to 1978 when the sub-districts of Huttenwang, Hamlet of Neuenried and Wolfholz were merged into Aitrang. In 1982 the Hamlet of Wenglingen was adopted after a local referendum. In the modern boundaries of the Political border of the village, the growth is as follows 1970 Aitrang had 1,632 residents, 1987 it had 1,757 and in 2000 1.942. The majority of the residents of Aitrang are Catholics, however there are a small number of the Protestant faith; the only church in the village itself is the church of Ulrich, named after the Beneficiary of Augsburg. The congregation is served by the vicar Maximilian Hieble, responsible for conducting services the community of Huttenwang. In Wenglingen there is a chapel called Rosinakapelle. In Görwangs there is the the beautifully decorated Pilgrims church of St. Alban; the town mayor is Jürgen Schweikart. In 1999 the community taxes raised were in the region of 900,000 Euros, In these there was Business taxes of some 224,000 Euros.
The Village crest is a "vertically split shield. In the business sector of Farm and Forestry there were six players in 1998 with 193 production staff, in trade and transport 20 regular employees. In other trades there was 79 employees active. In the Village the number of gainfully employed persons is 595 in total. In the processing industry there are no businesses, In the Construction there are six. Additionally in 1999 there were some 93 Farms with a total of 5,372 Arces. Most of this is maintained as Grassland. In 1999 there was: a Kindergärten with maximum 72 places, but only 60 children attending a Primary school with 11 teachers and 187 students 9 February 1971 – During the inter city journey of the Trans-Europ Express 56 Bavaria from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB a serious accident occurred with the loss of 28 lives. A further 42 were injured; the train was formed of an SBB-CFF-FFS RAm TEE I four-car diesel train with the driving trailer leading, with the power car pushing from the rear. After passing the small station "Aitrang" the train continued into a sharp curve in a narrow gorge between two hills at a speed of 130 km/h where a maximum speed of only 80 kilometres per hour was permitted.
It subsequently derailed and uprooted both its own tracks as well as the oncoming tracks before four-car train rolled down the dip into the stream and road that shared the same path through the hills. A short while and before anyone could prevent it, a pair of Uerdingen railbuses coming from Kempten came around the bend and into the debris of the crashed train, it was discovered that the driver of the TEE train was unable to slow the train down due to condensed water collecting in the hoses between the locomotive and all the wagons freezing and blocking the air brake system. He had only electric operated brakes on the locomotive to rely on, these evidently were unable to slow the train enough for the sharp curve. See Eisenbahnunfall von Aitrang on German Wikipedia for more details. Website of the municipality Aitrang Warburg Institute Iconographic Database
Füssen is a town in Bavaria, Germany, in the district of Ostallgäu, situated 1 kilometre from the Austrian border. It has a population of 15,558; the town is known for its violinmaking industry, as the closest transportation hub for the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Its coat of arms depicts a triskelion. Füssen was settled in Roman times, on the Via Claudia Augusta, a road that leads southwards to northern Italy and northwards to Augusta Vindelicum, the former regional capital of the Roman province Raetia; the original name of Füssen was "Foetes", or "Foetibus", which derives from Latin "Fauces", meaning "gorge" referring to the Lech gorge. In Late Antiquity Füssen was the home of a part of the Legio III Italica, stationed there to guard the important trade route over the Alps. Füssen became the site of the "Hohes Schloss", the former summer residence of the prince-bishops of Augsburg. Below the Hohes Schloss is the Baroque complex of the former Benedictine monastery of St. Mang, whose history goes back to the 9th century.
Füssen has Saint Mang as its patron saint. He and his Benedictine brother Theodor were two monks from the Abbey of Saint Gall and are considered to be its founders, in addition to the Monastery of Kempten. Magnus' original burial place was in the small chapel, his bones were transferred to the crypt of the church built in 850. Around the year 950 all his bones disappeared.. In 1745, the Treaty of Füssen was signed between the Electorate of Bavaria and Habsburg Austria, ending Bavaria's participation in the War of the Austrian Succession. During the 19th century, composer Richard Wagner used to come to Füssen by railway when he visited King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Since the 1950s the town has been familiar to travellers as the southern terminus of the Romantic Road. Füssen was host to the 1988 World Junior Curling Championships. Füssen is located on the banks of the Lech River; the Forggensee is a man-made lake, built to prevent flooding. It is the catchment area for all the melting snow in the spring, is drained after the middle of October.
Füssen is 808 meters above sea level. The castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohehschwangau are located near the town.. The High Castle houses a branch gallery of the Bavarian State Collections of Paintings, which focuses on late Gothic and Renaissance works of art; the oldest fresco in Germany can be found in the crypt of St Mang's Basilica. It dates back to about the year 980. St Mang's Feast Day is commemorated with a Holy Mass followed by a procession by torchlight through the old part of the city. During the week of the Saint's Feast a special'Magnus Wine' is sold, with only 500 bottles produced. Known beyond Füssen is the success of EV Füssen, the local Oberliga ice hockey club; the Musiktheater Füssen is close to the lake Forggensee. The local newspaper for Füssen is the Allgäuer Zeitung, printed daily except Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation, it contains a special section with news from Füssen and the surrounding towns and villages called the Füssener Blatt. Paul Ambros, Olympic ice hockey player Oliver Axnick, former curler and curling coach for the German men's team Johann Baptist Babel, sculptor Richard Bletschacher and former chief dramatic advisor at Vienna State Opera Patrick Einsle, professional snooker player Michael Endrass, professional hockey player Günther Förg, sculptor and graphic designer Michael Greis, triple Olympic gold medalist in biathlon Thomas Greiss, National Hockey League goaltender Jennifer Harß, goaltender and Olympian for the Germany women's national ice hockey team Uli Hiemer, former NHL and Deutsche Eishockey Liga professional hockey player Holger Höhne, curler playing for the German national team and a medalist at several World Curling Championships Max Koegel, Nazi SS commandant of several concentration camps Julia Manhard, freestyle skier representing Germany at the 2010 Winter Olympics Volker Prechtel, best known for his roles in The Name of the Rose and several films by Werner Herzog Francis Xavier Seelos, son of the sacristan at'St Mang's Basilica and a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.
Wüst, Wolfgang: "Füssen", in: Werner Paravicini, ed.: Höfe und Residenzen im spätmittelalterlichen Reich: ein dynastisch-topographisches Handbuch, 2 Teilbde Ostfildern 2003, Bd. 1, pp. 204–205 Füssen travel guide from Wikivoyage Official website Füssen website Local news for Füssen in the Allgäuer Zeitung
Lengenwang is a municipality in the district of Ostallgäu in Bavaria in Germany
Bavaria the Free State of Bavaria, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres, Bavaria is the largest German state by land area comprising a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 13 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state after North Rhine-Westphalia. Bavaria's main cities are Nuremberg; the history of Bavaria includes its earliest settlement by Iron Age Celtic tribes, followed by the conquests of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC, when the territory was incorporated into the provinces of Raetia and Noricum. It became a stem duchy in the 6th century AD following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, it was incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire, became an independent kingdom, joined the Prussian-led German Empire while retaining its title of kingdom, became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Duchy of Bavaria dates back to the year 555. In the 17th century AD, the Duke of Bavaria became a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Kingdom of Bavaria existed from 1806 to 1918. In 1946, the Free State of Bavaria re-organised itself on democratic lines after the Second World War. Bavaria has a unique culture because of the state's Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, architecture, festivals such as Oktoberfest and elements of Alpine symbolism; the state has the second largest economy among the German states by GDP figures, giving it a status as a rather wealthy German region. Modern Bavaria includes parts of the historical regions of Franconia and Swabia; the Bavarians emerged in a region north of the Alps inhabited by Celts, part of the Roman provinces of Raetia and Noricum. The Bavarians spoke Old High German, unlike other Germanic groups, they did not migrate from elsewhere. Rather, they seem to have coalesced out of other groups left behind by the Roman withdrawal late in the 5th century; these peoples may have included the Celtic Boii, some remaining Romans, Allemanni, Thuringians, Scirians, Heruli.
The name "Bavarian" means "Men of Baia" which may indicate Bohemia, the homeland of the Celtic Boii and of the Marcomanni. They first appear in written sources circa 520. A 17th century Jewish chronicler David Solomon Ganz, citing Cyriacus Spangenberg, claimed that the diocese was named after an ancient Bohemian king, Boiia, in the 14th century BC. From about 554 to 788, the house of Agilolfing ruled the Duchy of Bavaria, ending with Tassilo III, deposed by Charlemagne. Three early dukes are named in Frankish sources: Garibald I may have been appointed to the office by the Merovingian kings and married the Lombard princess Walderada when the church forbade her to King Chlothar I in 555, their daughter, became Queen of the Lombards in northern Italy and Garibald was forced to flee to her when he fell out with his Frankish overlords. Garibald's successor, Tassilo I, tried unsuccessfully to hold the eastern frontier against the expansion of Slavs and Avars around 600. Tassilo's son Garibald II seems to have achieved a balance of power between 610 and 616.
After Garibald II little is known of the Bavarians until Duke Theodo I, whose reign may have begun as early as 680. From 696 onwards he invited churchmen from the west to organize churches and strengthen Christianity in his duchy, his son, led a decisive Bavarian campaign to intervene in a succession dispute in the Lombard Kingdom in 714, married his sister Guntrud to the Lombard King Liutprand. At Theodo's death the duchy was reunited under his grandson Hugbert. At Hugbert's death the duchy passed from neighboring Alemannia. Odilo issued a law code for Bavaria, completed the process of church organization in partnership with St. Boniface, tried to intervene in Frankish succession disputes by fighting for the claims of the Carolingian Grifo, he was defeated near Augsburg in 743 but continued to rule until his death in 748. Saint Boniface completed the people's conversion to Christianity in the early 8th century. Tassilo III succeeded his father at the age of eight after an unsuccessful attempt by Grifo to rule Bavaria.
He ruled under Frankish oversight but began to function independently from 763 onwards. He was noted for founding new monasteries and for expanding eastwards, fighting Slavs in the eastern Alps and along the River Danube and colonising these lands. After 781, his cousin Charlemagne began to pressure Tassilo to submit and deposed him in 788; the deposition was not legitimate. Dissenters attempted a coup against Charlemagne at Tassilo's old capital of Regensburg in 792, led by his own son Pépin the Hunchback; the king had to drag Tassilo out of imprisonment to formally renounce his rights and titles at the Assembly of Frankfurt in 794. This is the last appearance of Tassilo in the sources, he died a monk; as all of his family were forced into monasteries, this was the end of the Agilolfing dynasty. For the next 400 years numerous families held the duchy for more than three generations. With the revolt of duke Henry the Quarrelsome in 976, Bavaria lost large territories in the south and