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Coat of arms of Nonnenhorn
Coat of arms
Nonnenhorn is located in Germany
Location of Nonnenhorn within Lindau district
Nonnenhorn in LI.svg
Coordinates: 47°34′31″N 9°36′37″E / 47.57528°N 9.61028°E / 47.57528; 9.61028Coordinates: 47°34′31″N 9°36′37″E / 47.57528°N 9.61028°E / 47.57528; 9.61028
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Lindau
 • Mayor Dr. Michael Hornstein (CSU/Freie Bürgerschaft/ Dorfgem./Aktive Liste)
 • Total 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation 404 m (1,325 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,743
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88149
Dialling codes 08382
Vehicle registration LI

Nonnenhorn is one of the three Bavarian towns on Lake Constance in the Swabian district of Lindau. The air health resort and famous wine town is located between Wasserburg (Bodensee) and Kressbronn am Bodensee (Baden-Württemberg).


Nonnenhorn is located in the Allgäu region at Lake Constance.


In 926 some nuns reportedly went from Nonnenhorn to Wasserburg. In 1592 the earls Fugger from Kirchberg-Weißenhorn acquired the authority of Wasserburg and with it Nonnenhorn. In the year 1763 the Fugger authority became part of Austria. Since the signing of the peace treaties of Brünn and Preßburg in 1805 the town belongs to Bavaria. In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria the contemporary municipality was formed by the "Gemeindeedikt" of 1818.

Population development[edit]

Historical population of Nonnenhorn


The mayor of the town was Michael Hornstein (CSU). He was elected in 2002 as successor to Josef Hornstein (CSU). In 2008 Rainer Krauß (Dorfgemeinschaft) was elected the new mayor. The revenue from the municipal tax added up to €968,000 in 1999, of which the net business tax amounted to €105,000.

Nonnenhorn with Bodensee (Lake Constance)

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Economy, agriculture and forestry[edit]

According to the official statistics, in 1998 there were ten employees who were subject to social insurance contribution in the agricultural, 80 in the industrial and 24 in the sector of trade and transport at place of work. In miscellaneous sectors there were 104 people employed at place ofwork. At place of domicile there were 445 employees altogether. In the industrial sector there were none, in the main construction trade two businesses. Moreover, there were 30 agricultural businesses in 1999 with a total area of 137 ha. The viniculture plays a mayor role as well as the tourism.


In 1999 there were the following institutions:

  • Kindergartens: 50 kindergarten places and 48 children
  • An elementary school with five teachers and 103 students


Josef Forster in 1865
  • Georg Köberle (1819-1898), writer and dramaturg
  • Josef Forster(physician) (1844-1910), hygienist in Amsterdam and Strasbourg


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.