Binswangen

Binswangen is a municipality in the district of Dillingen in Bavaria in Germany. The town is a member of the municipal association Wertingen.

Binswangen
Catholic parish Church of Saint Nicholas

Coat of arms
Location of Binswangen within Dillingen district
Binswangen
Binswangen
Coordinates: 48°34′N 10°39′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictDillingen
Government
  MayorAnton Winkler (FW)
Area
  Total11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Elevation
440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total1,356
  Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86637
Dialling codes08272
Vehicle registrationDLG
Websitewww.binswangen.de

The town's 1836 synagogue, designed by Friedrich von Gärtner and notable as the first to use the horseshoe arch of Moorish architecture for windows and portals, was plundered in the Reichskristallnacht but not set ablaze because of its proximity to other buildings. It was restored beginning in 1987 and since 1996 has served as a community center, open to visitors on Sundays.[2][3] Other remnants of Binswangen's former Jewish community, which dates back to at least 1609, are the memorial site of the Jewish cemetery destroyed by the Nazis and the landmark Schilling House (ca. 1840).

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