Lindenberg im Allgäu

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Lindenberg im Allgäu
View of the town
View of the town
Coat of arms of Lindenberg im Allgäu
Coat of arms
Lindenberg im Allgäu   is located in Germany
Lindenberg im Allgäu
Lindenberg im Allgäu
Coordinates: 47°36′N 09°54′E / 47.600°N 9.900°E / 47.600; 9.900Coordinates: 47°36′N 09°54′E / 47.600°N 9.900°E / 47.600; 9.900
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Lindau
Government
 • Mayor Johann Zeh (Freie Wähler/CSU)
Area
 • Total 11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Elevation 764 m (2,507 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,963
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88161
Dialling codes 08381
Vehicle registration LI
Website www.lindenberg.de

Lindenberg im Allgäu is the second largest town of the district of Lindau in Bavaria, Germany. It is an acknowledged air health resort.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 857, when two nobles donated in "Lintiberc" to the monastery of St. Gall.

In 1570, the Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg acquired the demesne of the heirless sovereignty of Altenburg, including Lindenberg, back then a consolidation of about 70 farms.

The city fell to Bavaria in 1805 as part of Napoleon's Treaty of Pressburg

As early as 1656 straw hats from Lindenberg were sold by peddling and in markets. In 1755, the production and shipping of straw hats became organized. The hat industry has declined in recent decades and now has hardly any economic importance. Hat making is still remembered today in an annual "Huttag" ("hat day") as well as in a hat museum.

Education[edit]

The main school of the Humboldt Institute is in Lindenberg.

Economy[edit]

Important employers are:

International relations[edit]

Lindenberg im Allgäu is twinned with:

Notable people from Lindenberg[edit]

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