Meckenbeuren is a municipality in the Bodensee district, in Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany. It is located 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Ravensburg, and 8 kilometres (5 miles) northeast of Friedrichshafen, on Lake Constance.

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Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary
Coat of arms of Meckenbeuren
Coat of arms
Location of Meckenbeuren within Bodenseekreis district
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Meckenbeuren is located in Germany
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Meckenbeuren is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Meckenbeuren
Coordinates: 47°42′00″N 09°33′45″E / 47.70000°N 9.56250°E / 47.70000; 9.56250Coordinates: 47°42′00″N 09°33′45″E / 47.70000°N 9.56250°E / 47.70000; 9.56250
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictBodenseekreis
Government
 • MayorElisabeth Kugel
Area
 • Total31.90 km2 (12.32 sq mi)
Elevation
435 m (1,427 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,520
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88074
Dialling codes07542
Vehicle registrationFN
Websitewww.meckenbeuren.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Meckenbeuren is located about eight kilometres north of Friedrichshafen and ten kilometres south of Ravensburg in the lower Schussental valley near Lake Constance.

DistrictsEdit

The municipality of Meckenbeuren includes, in addition to the core town of Obermeckenbeuren (since 1810), the former municipalities incorporated in 1937 and today's districts of Brochenzell and Liebenau (with the hamlets of Brugg, Hegenberg, Hirschach, Knellesberg, Langentrog, Schwarzenbach, Senglingen and Weiler, the farms of Berg, Buch, Furt, Hasenwinkel, Hohenreute, Holzbauer, Hungersberg, Kratzerach, Laufenen, Lohner, Madenreute, Mühlebach, Ottmarsreute, Rebholz, Regulator, Reuter, Sandgrub, Stengele, Straß, Untertennennenmoos and the houses Habacht) as well as the village of Kehlen, which was incorporated in 1972 (with the villages Kehlen and Reute, the hamlets of Buch, Gerbertshaus, Gunzenhaus, Holzreute, Lochbrücke, Sammletshofen, Sassen, Schürten, Schuppenwies, Sibratshaus and Siglishofen, the courtyards Großbuch, Hechelfurt and Schindelhof as well as the houses Schübelbeer).

Main sightsEdit

  • Ravensburger Spieleland: a 25 hectare amusement park in the Liebenau district
  • Humpismuseum (Humpis Museum) in the Humpisschloss (Humpis Castle) in the Brochenzell district

GalleryEdit

Twin citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.