Tettnang

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Tettnang
Coat of arms of Tettnang
Coat of arms
Tettnang   is located in Germany
Tettnang
Tettnang
Coordinates: 47°40′15″N 09°35′15″E / 47.67083°N 9.58750°E / 47.67083; 9.58750Coordinates: 47°40′15″N 09°35′15″E / 47.67083°N 9.58750°E / 47.67083; 9.58750
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Bodenseekreis
Government
 • Mayor Bruno Walter
Area
 • Total 71.22 km2 (27.50 sq mi)
Elevation 466 m (1,529 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,975
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88069
Dialling codes 07542
Vehicle registration FN
Website www.tettnang.de

Tettnang is a town in the Bodensee district in southern Baden-Württemberg in a region of Germany known as Swabia.

It lies 7 kilometers from Lake Constance. The region produces significant quantities of Tettnang hop, an ingredient of beer, and ships them to breweries throughout the world.

History[edit]

Tettinang or Tettinac was first mentioned in 882 in a document of the Abbey of St. Gall. In the beginning of the 10th century the castle of the Counts of Montfort was built near the town. The town privileges were granted in 1294 by King Adolf of Nassau. The reign of the Counts of Montfort ended 1780 when they sold the county to Austria, along with Tettnang Castle to pay debts. The county became part of Further Austria under the house of Habsburg. In the Peace of Pressburg of 1805 it became Bavarian property which gave it to Württemberg five years later. With the merge of Baden, Hohenzollern and Württemberg in 1952 it became part of the new formed state Baden-Württemberg. Until 1973 it was capital of the district Tettnang which was merged with parts of district of Überlingen to form the Bodenseekreis.

Population development[edit]

Year 1450 1848 1960 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2015
Inhabitants ~ 650 ~ 1,400 7,115 16,251 17,432 18,323 18,213 18,467 18,571 18,806 18,975

Trivia[edit]

The second release of the Linux operating system Fedora was named "Tettnang" because of the hops grown in Tettnang being used for making beer. The release was preceded by the beer-related name "Yarrow" (an early substitute for hops) and followed by "Heidelberg" (a German city and the name of a distributor of beer).[2]

The anti-virus software vendor Avira, a company with around 100 million customers and 500 employees all over the world has its headquarters in Tettnang. Based near Lake Constance, the security specialist is one of the biggest regional entrepreneurs.

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Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Other personalities associated with Tettnang[edit]

  • Eduard Adorno (1920-2000), landowner and politician (CDU)
  • Ivan Shekov (born 1942), composer and concert pianist
  • Thom Barth (born 1951), painter, graphic artist and installation artist

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