Kaufbeuren

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

Coat of arms
Location of Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren
Coordinates: 47°52′48″N 10°37′21″E
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

Districts

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

Mayors

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]

Landmarks

  • 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

Museums

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

Famous residents

Kaufbeuren Air Base

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.

Tänzelfest

The Tänzelfest is a festival, which takes place usually at the end of June. Children reenact the history of the town in traditional costume.[4] There are a lot of events at this time.

Sports

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 Towns

References

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