Weiler-Simmerberg

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Weiler-Simmerberg
Weiler-Simmerberg Town Hall
Weiler-Simmerberg Town Hall
Coat of arms of Weiler-Simmerberg
Coat of arms
Weiler-Simmerberg   is located in Germany
Weiler-Simmerberg
Weiler-Simmerberg
Coordinates: 47°35′N 9°56′E / 47.583°N 9.933°E / 47.583; 9.933Coordinates: 47°35′N 9°56′E / 47.583°N 9.933°E / 47.583; 9.933
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Lindau
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Heinz Rudolph
Area
 • Total 31.30 km2 (12.08 sq mi)
Elevation 630-900 m (−2,320 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,145
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88171
Dialling codes 08387 (Weiler-Simmerberg) 08384 (Ellhofen)
Vehicle registration LI

Weiler-Simmerberg is a market town in the Swabian Lindau district.

Geography[edit]

Being located in the Westallgäu, the market town is bordering on the region of the Bregenz Forest, which already belongs to the Austrian administrative region of Vorarlberg. The Hausbachklamm belongs to the prominent landmarks and sights of Weiler-Simmerberg, as well as the Enschenstein and the Wildrosenmoos. Even though the landscape is rather mild, there are many very cliffy and steep rock faces due to the irregular bedding of sandstone and conglomerate.

Parts of the municipality[edit]

The area of Weiler-Simmerberg consists of the "Gemarkungen" Ellhofen, Simmerberg and Weiler im Allgäu.

The following districts belong to the market town of Weiler-Simmerberg:

  • Buchenbühl
  • Dressen
  • Ellhofen
  • Hagelstein
  • Hasenried
  • Oberleute
  • Obertrogen
  • Rieder
  • Riegen
  • Rothach
  • Ruppenmanklitz
  • Schreckenmanklitz
  • Simmerberg
  • Untertrogen
  • Weiler im Allgäu
  • Weißen

History[edit]

Historic town sign in Simmerberg

The municipality celebrated the 1.111th anniversary of its first mentioning in 2005. The market town of Weiler-Simmerberg had been seat of a higher and lower court before 1805 and belonged to the Austrian authority of Bregenz-Hohenegg. Since the signing of the peace treaties of Brünn und 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.

Twin towns[edit]

Weiler-Simmerberg is twinned with:

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