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is an independent city
An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. These type of cities should not be confused with city-states , which are fully sovereign cities that are not part of any other sovereign state.-Historical precursors:In the Holy Roman Empire,...
in the Regierungsbezirk
In Germany, a Government District, in German: Regierungsbezirk – is a subdivision of certain federal states .They are above the Kreise, Landkreise, and kreisfreie Städte...
of Schwaben, southern Bavaria
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. The city is completely enclaved within the district
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Ostallgäu is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Oberallgäu, Unterallgäu, Augsburg, Landsberg, Weilheim-Schongau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and by the Austrian state of Tyrol...
Culture and Objects of Interest
- Townhall (built 1879–1881)
- Crescentiakloster (founded 1150)
- Historic Old Town with partially conserved, historic city wall
- Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower)
- Stadttheater Kaufbeuren
- kunsthaus kaufbeuren
- Isergebirgs-Museum (Neugablonz)
- Ludwig Ganghofer
Ludwig Ganghofer was a German writer who became famous for his homeland novels.-Biography:Born in Kaufbeuren, he graduated from a gymnasium in 1873 and subsequently worked as a fitter in Augsburg engine works...
(7 July 1855, Kaufbeuren – 24 July 1920, Tegernsee
Tegernsee is a town in the Miesbach district of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the shore of Tegernsee lake, at an elevation of 747 m above sea level....
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Hans Magnus Enzensberger , is a German author, poet, translator, and editor. He has also written under the pseudonym Andreas Thalmayr. He lives in Munich.- Life :...
(11 November 1929, Kaufbeuren – ), poet, writer
- Sophie von La Roche
Maria Sophie von La Roche was a German novelist. She was born in Kaufbeuren and died in Offenbach am Main.-Biography:...
(6 December 1730, Kaufbeuren – 18 February 1807, Offenbach am Main), writer
- Dieter Hegen
Dieter Hegen is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the Ice Hockey Bundesliga and its replacement the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.-Playing career:...
, former ice-hockey player
- Walter Riester
Walter Riester is a German politician of the SPD and former Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.Walter Riester joined the SPD in 1966 and since 1998 he has been a member of the party's federal executive board. From 1993 to 1998 he was deputy chairman of the IG Metall...
(27 September 1943, Kaufbeuren – ), former Secretary of State for Employment
- Maria Crescentia Höss
Maria Crescentia Höss , T.O.R., is a Roman Catholic saint. She was a contemplative nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis.-Early life:...
(20 October 1682, Kaufbeuren – 5 April 1744, Kaufbeuren), beatified 1900, sainted 2001
- Alexander Sulzer
Alexander Sulzer is a German professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League .-Playing career:...
, Ice hockey player
The Tänzelfest is a festival, which takes place usually at the end of June. Children re-enact the history of the town in traditional costume. There are a lot of events at this time.