Marktoberdorf plays host to a world-renowned International Chamber Choir Competition every two years. In computer science it is known for its hosting of the International Summer School every year since 1970. This Advanced Study Institute of the NATO Security Through Science Committee (now NATO Science for Peace) and the computer science department of the Technische Universität München is a two weeks' course for young computer scientists and mathematicians working in the field of formal systems development.
Kevin Volland is a famous soccer player who plays for 1899 Hoffenheim and was born in Marktoberdorf. He is 21 years old and has played 50 games in the Bundesliga. He has scored 13 goals in his career and also provided 13 assists for his team-mates. He has also played 14 times for German Under 21 team and scored seven goals.