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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Kaufbeuren
Coat of arms
Kaufbeuren   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Urban district
Subdivisions 5 districts
 • Lord Mayor Stefan Bosse
 • Total 40.02 km2 (15.45 sq mi)
Elevation 681-860 m (−2,141 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,759
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 87571–87600
Dialling codes 08341
Vehicle registration KF
Website www.kaufbeuren.de

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


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

Culture and Objects of Interest[edit]

  • Townhall (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


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

Famous residents[edit]

Kaufbeuren Air Base[edit]

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.[2] After serving as a U.S. airbase during the post-War period the field was ultimately returned to the city, and today serves as a German Air Force training field.


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

Partner Towns[edit]


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