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 (Altstadt - Old Town)
Culture and Objects of Interest
- Townhall (built 1879–1881)
- Crescentiakloster (founded 1150)
- Historic Old Town with partially conserved, historic city wall
- Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower)
- Stadttheater Kaufbeuren
- kunsthaus kaufbeuren
- Isergebirgs-Museum (Neugablonz)
- Ludwig Ganghofer (7 July 1855, Kaufbeuren – 24 July 1920, Tegernsee), writer
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger (11 November 1929, Kaufbeuren – ), poet, writer
- Sophie von La Roche (6 December 1730, Kaufbeuren – 18 February 1807, Offenbach am Main), writer
- Dieter Hegen, former ice-hockey player
- Walter Riester (27 September 1943, Kaufbeuren – ), former Secretary of State for Employment
- Maria Crescentia Höss (20 October 1682, Kaufbeuren – 5 April 1744, Kaufbeuren), beatified 1900, sainted 2001
- Alexander Sulzer, Ice hockey player
- Dietrich, Robert (1986-2011) - hockey player on the German national hockey team, was killed, along with a team of 7, in September 2011 in a plane crash near Yaroslavl.
- Wilhelm "Willy" Josef Schaeffler, (1915 -1988), famous Olympic and Denver University ski coach, ski area designer for Walt Disney
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. 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.
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. There are a lot of events at this time.
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