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

Kaufbeuren
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Kaufbeuren
Coat of arms
Location of Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren is located in Germany
Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren is located in Bavaria
Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren
Coordinates: 47°52′48″N 10°37′21″E / 47.88000°N 10.62250°E / 47.88000; 10.62250Coordinates: 47°52′48″N 10°37′21″E / 47.88000°N 10.62250°E / 47.88000; 10.62250
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSwabia
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions5 districts
Government
 • Lord MayorStefan Bosse (CSU)
Area
 • Total40.02 km2 (15.45 sq mi)
Elevation
681-860 m (−2,141 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total43,893
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
87571–87600
Dialling codes08341
Vehicle registrationKF
Websitewww.kaufbeuren.de
Fünfknopfturm

DistrictsEdit

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

MayorsEdit

Stefan Bosse (CSU) is the Lord Mayor of Kaufbeuren since November 2004. He was reelected in March 2014 with 57,48 % of the votes.[2]

LandmarksEdit

  • Town hall (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

MuseumsEdit

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

Famous residentsEdit

 
Ludwig Ganghofer 1908 painted by Friedrich August von Kaulbach
 
Maria Crescentia Höss

Kaufbeuren Air BaseEdit

The Kaufbeuren Air Base was established as a Luftwaffe station in 1935. When seized by the United States Army in May 1945 at the end of World War II it was discovered to be the final location of Nazi Party's top secret FA signals intelligence and cryptanalytic agency.[3] After serving as a U.S. airbase during the post-war period, the field was ultimately returned to the town, and today serves as a German Air Force training field.

TänzelfestEdit

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.[4] There are a lot of events at this time.

SportsEdit

The town is known for their ice hockey team ESV Kaufbeuren. They currently play in DEL2, the second level of ice hockey in Germany.

Partner TownsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Amtsinhaber Stefan Bosse als Kaufbeurer OB mit absoluter Mehrheit wiedergewählt, accessed May 14, 2014
  3. ^ http://www.ticomarchive.com/the-targets/fa-nazi-party
  4. ^ http://www.bavaria.travel/taenzelfest-historical-festival-in-kaufbeuren-bavaria

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