Reichenau is a municipality in the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is located partly on Reichenau Island with its famous abbey and on the northern shore of the Untersee section of Lake Constance. The island has historically been the center of the community. The administrative seat of the municipality is in the village of Mittelzell. A causeway built in 1838 connects the isle with the mainland. The municipality consists of the settlements Niederzell, Mittelzell und Oberzell on the island as well as Lindenbühl and Waldsiedlung on the shore.

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Saint Mary Church and Monastery
Saint Mary Church and Monastery
Coat of arms of Reichenau
Coat of arms
Location of Reichenau within Konstanz district
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Reichenau is located in Germany
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Reichenau is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°41′56″N 09°03′42″E / 47.69889°N 9.06167°E / 47.69889; 9.06167Coordinates: 47°41′56″N 09°03′42″E / 47.69889°N 9.06167°E / 47.69889; 9.06167
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictKonstanz
Government
 • MayorVolker Steffens
Area
 • Total12.72 km2 (4.91 sq mi)
Elevation
402 m (1,319 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,307
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78479
Dialling codes07534, 07531
Vehicle registrationKN
Websitewww.reichenau.de
Reichenau Island: View over the Untersee to Allensbach

The municipality encompasses the estates of the former Reichenau Abbey, which was secularized in 1757. Today Reichenau is characterized by the market gardening of fruits and vegetables and also known for its psychiatric hospital, established in 1913, a teaching hospital of the University of Konstanz.

Reichenau can be reached via the Bundesstraße 33 running from the Bundesautobahn 81 to Konstanz. It has also a railway station on the Upper Rhine Railway (Hochrheinbahn) connecting Basel and Konstanz.

Reichenau Museum

ReferencesEdit

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