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
Location of Lindenberg im Allgäu within Lindau district
Lindenberg im Allgäu in LI.svg
Lindenberg im Allgäu is located in Germany
Lindenberg im Allgäu
Lindenberg im Allgäu
Lindenberg im Allgäu is located in Bavaria
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictLindau
Government
 • MayorEric Ballerstedt (CSU)
Area
 • Total11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Elevation
764 m (2,507 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,489
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88161
Dialling codes08381
Vehicle registrationLI
Websitewww.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]

Lindenberg has a primary school, a Mittelschule, a Realschule and a Gymnasium. The Humboldt-Institut for German as a foreign language runs a boarding school for international students. The Bavarian Red Cross runs vocational schools for Nursing and Elderly Care in Lindenberg.

Geographical Features[edit]

Waldsee[edit]

The Waldsee is one of the highest moors in Germany at 765.4 m (2511.2 ft). It was initially established as a fish pond in the Middle Ages, but today it is used as a swimming area.[2]

Economy[edit]

Important employers are:

International relations[edit]

Lindenberg im Allgäu is twinned with:

Notable people from Lindenberg[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-01-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)