Krumbach, Bavaria

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Krumbach
View of Krumbach from the west
View of Krumbach from the west
Coat of arms of Krumbach
Coat of arms
Krumbach  is located in Germany
Krumbach
Krumbach
Coordinates: 48°15′N 10°22′E / 48.250°N 10.367°E / 48.250; 10.367Coordinates: 48°15′N 10°22′E / 48.250°N 10.367°E / 48.250; 10.367
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Günzburg
Government
 • Mayor Hubert Fischer ("Junge Wähler-Offene Liste e.V.")
Area
 • Total 44.75 km2 (17.28 sq mi)
Elevation 512 m (1,680 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,891
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86381
Dialling codes 08282
Vehicle registration GZ, KRU
Website www.krumbach.de

Krumbach (also: Krumbach (Schwaben)) is a town with about 12,500 residents in the district Günzburg in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. It is the second biggest town in the district.

Geography[edit]

Krumbach (elevation 512 m (1680 ft)) is situated in Mittelschwaben in the natural region Lower Iller-Lech Gravel Plateau (a part of the region between Danube and the Alps) in the valley of the Kammel, a left tributary of the Mindel river and so an indirect tributary of the Danube river. The landscape is marked by forests and areas in agricultural acreage (fields and grassland).

The next bigger cities respectively towns are Ulm, approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Krumbach, Augsburg, 48 kilometres northeast of Krumbach, Memmingen, about 40 km kilometres southwest of Krumbach, Mindelheim, 30 kilometres south of Krumbach and Günzburg, 27 kilometres north of Krumbach. The distance to Munich is approximately 120 kilometres.

History[edit]

In 1156 Krumbach was mentioned in documents the first time, in 1370 the village got the right to hold a market. From 1305 until 1805 Krumbach was part of the Margraviate of Burgau, which was part of the Habsburgian Further Austria. In the year 1805 Krumbach became Bavarian by the Peace of Pressburg. 90 years later Krumbach became a town. In the year 1902 the previously independent municipality Hürben, a neighbouring village of Krumbach, merged into Krumbach. Until the time of the Third Reich Hürben had a high percentage of Jewish residents in comparison to the Bavarian average.

Until 1972 Krumbach was the district seat of the administrative district Krumbach (Swabia).

Bavarian regional reforms merged the previously independent municipalities of Hohenraunau (1972/01/01), Billenhausen with Hirschfelden (1972/07/01), Edenhausen with the Krumbad (1973/01/01), Attenhausen (1977/01/01) and Niederraunau (1978/05/01) into Krumbach.

The Krumbad is a health resort approximately one kilometre east of Krumbach. It is the oldest health resort of Swabia.

Coat of arms[edit]

The colours of the town (red and white) as well as the arms (a silver-coloured wavy thick line in red) remind one on the one hand of the long affiliation to Further Austria on the other hand it is a canting arms – the crooked stream. In this context it is important to know, that the meander of the Kammel are clearly distinct.

Attractions[edit]

  • market place and historic town hall
  • church St Michael
  • church St Ulrich in Hürben
  • church Maria Hilf
  • church Lindlkirche
  • Mühlkapelle
  • castle of Krumbach
  • moated castle of Hürben
  • Landauer Haus
  • Middleswabian lokal heritage museum
  • waxart museum MORSA
  • Krumbad
  • church of Niederraunau
  • castle of Niederraunau
  • Dossenberger Pfarrhof (parsonage) Billenhausen

Economy and Traffic and Public Institutions[edit]

In Krumbach there are car suppliers, a paintfactory, plant construction factories, weaving mills, waxfactories and a wall-to-wall carpeting factory.

Two Bundesstraßen pass Krumbach: the Bundesstraße 16 (B 16) Günzburg-Mindelheim and the Bundesstraße 300 (B 300) Memmingen-Augsburg. The distances to the Autobahnen 7, 8 and 96 are each approximately 25 kilometres. Furthermore, Krumbach has a railway station at the railway from Günzburg to Mindelheim (Mittelschwaben Railway), a loop line, which connects the main lines Bavarian Maximilian Railway (Munich-Augsburg-Ulm-Stuttgart) and the railway from Munich to Zurich via Buchloe, Memmingen and Lindau (Bodensee).

In Krumbach there are quite a view public institutions: police station, forestry commission office, planning department and several schools: secondary schools, grammar school and vocational schools;

Miscellaneous[edit]

In the valley of Günz – approximately six kilometres west of Krumbach there is the Oberrieder Weiher, a flooded gravel pit and popular greenbelt recreation area. At the shores of this lake there is a campingsite, too.

Notable births[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text translated from the article Krumbach (Schwaben) from the German Wikipedia, retrieved on 2 August 2009

See also[edit]

Media related to Krumbach at Wikimedia Commons