Boms is a municipality in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. 1829: 370 1900: 458 1969: 466 2004: 577 2008: 655
Leutkirch im Allgäu
Leutkirch im Allgäu is a former Free Imperial City located in south-eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is part of the district of Ravensburg, in the western Allgäu region and belongs to the administrative region of Tübingen. Since the municipal reform of 1972, the consolidated Leutkirch urban area comprises the town of Leutkirch im Allgäu itself and the former municipalities of Diepoldshofen, Gebrazhofen, Hofs, Reichenhofen and Wuchzenhofen. Few protohistoric settlement remains have been found in the Allgäu region although a grave dating from the migration period has been found in the Leutkirch area; the area was settled by Alemanic tribes before the establishment of the Danube-Iller-Rhine limes during the Roman period. The town was created with the merger of the villages of Ufhofen and Mittelhofen and vestiges of those settlements were found under the old church of St. Martin. First mention of the church is found in a document of the Abbey of St. Gall dating back to 766. After the line of the local lord became extinct, the area was awarded to the counts of Bregenz and of Montfort.
In 1293, King Adolf of Nassau granted to Leutkirch the right to rule itself according to the Town Code of Lindau, thus raising Leutkirch to the status of a Free Imperial City. For a while, the town continued to be ruled by a bailiff appointed by the king. In 1311, there is mention for the first time of a town council whose members are the town judges. An elected bürgermeister chaired the town council from the 15th century. A so-called Committee of Twenty, representing the guilds, was part of the governing structure; the town council was to be composed of a magistrate, two mayors, three secret councillors and nine councillors. The main industry of the town was the linen trade and the main weaver guild had a membership of 200 at one time, their linen production was exported to Spain mostly. Leutkirch became a member of the Swabian League in 1488 and gained a seat and vote both in the League and in the Imperial Diet. Like the majority of the other Free Imperial Cities, Leutkirch went through considerable internal strife during the Protestant Reformation.
The town Lutheran in 1546, adhered to the Augsburg Confession and joined the Schmalkaldic League. There was a fierce dispute for several years between the Protestant magistrates of the town and the abbot of Weingarten Abbey for control over St. Martin’s parish church whose patron was the abbot. A compromise was reached in 1562: the Catholics kept the parish church while the Protestants took over the hospital’s church, expanded in 1589 and is now known as Memorial Church. Catholics therefore maintained some rights in the Protestant city. In 1577 Leutkirch joined other Lutheran Free Imperial Cities in signing the Formula of Concord; the town suffered during the Thirty Years' War and the number of inhabitants fell drastically. The post-war period was not easy as well and the debt of the town continued to increase. However, difficult economic times did not prevent the town's rulers from having a new baroque town hall built in 1740; the stucco ceiling by Johannes Schütz remains one of the main attractions of the town.
From the Peace of Westphalia onward, Leutkirch was to remain one of the smallest and least conspicuous of the 50 Free Imperial Cities of the Empire. In the course of the mediatisation of 1802-03, Leutkirch was not spared the fate of the great majority of the 50 Free Imperial Cities of the moribund Holy Roman Empire and lost its independence; the town was first annexed to the Duchy of Bavaria in 1803 before becoming part of the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1810. All of the countryside surrounding the Free Imperial City of Leutkirch except on the northwest was designated a Free Imperial Village possessing Imperial Immediacy; this territory was known as the Free Men of the Leutkircher Heath. By 1800, the Free Men were only one of five Imperial villages still remaining, it shared the fate of the City of Leutkirch and was occupied by Bavarian troops in 1803. The city is the initial point of the Leutkirch-Memmingen railway. Peter Nick, Molecular Biologist and head of Molecular Cell Biology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Heiko Butscher and manager Leutkirch im Allgäu is twinned with: Bédarieux, since 1982 Hérépian, since 1982 Lamalou-les-Bains, since 1982 Castiglione delle Stiviere, since 1995 This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia
Germany the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north and the Czech Republic to the east and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to the west. Germany includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres, has a temperate seasonal climate. With 83 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous state of Europe after Russia, the most populous state lying in Europe, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is a decentralized country, its capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while Frankfurt serves as its financial capital and has the country's busiest airport. Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Essen; the country's other major cities are Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Bremen and Nuremberg. Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity.
A region named Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period, the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. After the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, the German Confederation was formed in 1815; the German revolutions of 1848–49 resulted in the Frankfurt Parliament establishing major democratic rights. In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the revolution of 1918–19, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic; the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, the annexation of Austria, World War II, the Holocaust. After the end of World War II in Europe and a period of Allied occupation, Austria was re-established as an independent country and two new German states were founded: West Germany, formed from the American and French occupation zones, East Germany, formed from the Soviet occupation zone.
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Germany has a large number of World Heritage sites and is among the top tourism destinations in the world. The English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the peoples east of the Rhine; the German term Deutschland diutisciu land is derived from deutsch, descended from Old High German diutisc "popular" used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants. This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz "popular", derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- "people", from which the word Teutons originates; the discovery of the Mauer 1 mandible shows that ancient humans were present in Germany at least 600,000 years ago. The oldest complete hunting weapons found anywhere in the world were discovered in a coal mine in Schöningen between 1994 and 1998 where eight 380,000-year-old wooden javelins of 1.82 to 2.25 m length were unearthed. The Neander Valley was the location where the first non-modern human fossil was discovered.
The Neanderthal 1 fossils are known to be 40,000 years old. Evidence of modern humans dated, has been found in caves in the Swabian Jura near Ulm; the finds included 42,000-year-old bird bone and mammoth ivory flutes which are the oldest musical instruments found, the 40,000-year-old Ice Age Lion Man, the oldest uncontested figurative art discovered, the 35,000-year-old Venus of Hohle Fels, the oldest uncontested human figurative art discovered. The Nebra sky disk is a bronze artefact created during the European Bronze Age attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, it is part of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. The Germanic tribes are thought to date from the Pre-Roman Iron Age. From southern Scandinavia and north Germany, they expanded south and west from the 1st century BC, coming into contact with the Celtic tribes of Gaul as well
Schlier is a town in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany
Kißlegg is a town in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. Kißlegg is not far from the village of Vogt, it has a beautiful church, rich in beauty. Castle Altes Schloss, 1560-1570 Castle Neues Schloss, 1687 Chapel Schlosskapelle, 1722 Church St. Gallus und Ulrich, 1734–1738 Cemetery chapel St. Anna, 1718–1723 Chapel Kapelle des Heilig-Geist-Spitals Spital Bärenweiler Pilgrimage Church Maria Königin der Engel at Rötsee Local chapel at Immenried-Oberreute Natural monument Heiliger Stein in the forest near Waltershofen Jakob Miller, Catholic theologian Oskar Farny, Member of Reichstag, Member of Bundestag Adalbert Wetzel and following honorary president of Bavarian football-club TSV 1860 München
Bad Waldsee is a town in Upper Swabia in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is part of the district of Ravensburg, it is situated 20 km south of Biberach an der Riß, 20 km northeast of Ravensburg. The town is known for its historic old city with large pedestrian zone. Bad Waldsee is the district center for the Bodensee-Oberschwaben district and is the seat of the townships of Bad Waldsee and Bergatreute. Bad Waldsee is located in Upper Swabia north of the Altdofer forest; the old city is situated on an isthmus between two lakes—the Stadtsee on the east connects to Urbach through a channel in the south, the smaller Schlosssee on the west, which empties into the Stadtsee from the direction of Pfaffenbach. Reute is since 1971 district of Bad Waldsee. Gaisbeuren. Haisterkirch. Michelwinnaden. Mittelurbach. Waldsee was first documented in 926 in the Weissenburger Codex, which mentions the destruction caused by the Hungarians during their invasion of southern Germany, it says. All it has left is two lots of farmland, 60 carts of hay, a mill and a church."
The town was granted city-rights in 1298. Authority over the city was exercised by the "Lords of Waldsee", a title the city soon sold to the Habsburg Duke of Austria. However, in 1386 the House of Habsburg pledged the city of Waldsee to the steward Johann von Waldburg. In 1406 the pledge lordship of Waldburg was renewed, when the city of Waldsee, together with the towns of Mengen, Riedlingen and Saulgau, were sold off by the House of Habsburg. From this time these cities have been known together as the "fünf Donaustädte"; the House of Waldburg stayed in control of the towns until Napoleon established a new European order through war and politics, which made Waldsee part of the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806. In 1807 Waldsee was elevated the status of township, the city grew in prominence during this period. Inflation In copper coins became scarce because of the First World War; that is. The council of Waldsee consulted on March 1918 the minting of their own coins, it was decided to issue coins in sizes of 10 Pfennig and 5 Pfennig.
They could be exchanged until May 1922 in the city care again. In 1923, when inflation reached its peak, the city printed its own money in bills. On August 26, 1923, the local council decided to issue certificates worth 500,000, 1 million Mark and 2 million marks, it was decided to print more certificates with the values five million to ten trillion. The back of the bills of five million to twenty billion showed the "Iron Man", the Steward of Waldburg. Waldsee held the status of township until 1938, when the Nazis dissolved the townships and Waldsee became part of the new Biberach and Ravensburg County. In 1942 Erich Bachem founded Bachem-Werke GmbH in the town; the company tested the Bachem Ba 349 rocket plane in Waldsee. During the economic restructuring after the War, the city opened its first mud bath spa in 1950. With the construction of more spas, the city obtained the designation "Moorheilbad", awarded to spa towns with mud thought to have curative properties. In 1974 the city was designated as "Kneippkurort", awarded to certain towns with water thought to have curative properties.
The city colors of Bad Waldsee are silver. The fish to the left of the arms stands for the fishing from the city's lakes; the star over the arms symbolizes the city's devotion to the Virgin Mary, venerated at the mountain chapel "Our Dear Lady of the Mountain." An oar, sometimes interpreted as a grain shovel, on the right of the crest highlights the fishing and/or farming in the area. The seal itself comes from the first possessor of the Lords of Waldsee. Bad Elster, Germany Bâgé-le-Châtel, France The city is connected by intercity bus to Bad Wurzach and Ravensburg by the Bodensee-Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbund. Bad Waldsee is on the B-30 highway. Bad Waldsee has its own airport for small craft, though the nearest major airport is Friedrichshafen Airport; the most well known firms in Bad Waldsee are the Walz Mail-Order Company. Hymer employs over 1,000 people in the city; the Walz Firm specializes in mail-order baby articles. The third largest industry in the city are the local spas such as Maximilianbad, Elisabethenbad and the Waldsee-Therme.
The Waldsee-Therme is a 1994 opened thermal and therapy center. It is fed from Swabias hottest source; the water comes with nearly 65° C from the depth. There is the adventure climbing park-pine wood with nine courses and the "Stadtsee active way" with fitness equipment and a dance chimes. Elizabeth of Reute, known as Good Beth, winner of Stigmata, 1766 beatification Louis Lang, German-American painter Constantin Dausch, sculptor Josef Bühler, Nazi jurist, participant of the Wannsee conference, executed for war crimes Willibald Sauerländer, art historian and art critic Erwin Hymer, founder of the Hymer AG Erich Bachem and designer, working for the company Hymer in Bad Waldsee Friedrich Wilhelm Schnitzler, politician, farmers' association official and manager, Georg Zundel, physicist and philanthropist Barczyk, Michael: Von vier Holzzubern zum größten Moorheilbad in Oberschwaben. Bad Waldsee. In: Wolfgang Niess, Sönke Lorenz: Kult-Bäder und Bäderkultur in Baden-Württemberg. Markstein-Verlag, Filderstadt 2004, ISBN 3-935129-16-5.
Bergatreute is a municipality in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany