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Kaufbeuren – DE272

EU regions: Germany > Bavaria > Swabia > Kaufbeuren

map of Kaufbeuren DE272
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021107

More on wikipedia wikidata Q14805 on OpenStreetMap Kaufbeuren slovensky: DE272


number of inhabitants202345 792
population density20221136.4
old-age dependency ratio202336.4
demographic pyramid DE272 Kaufbeuren

From Wikipedia: Kaufbeuren (German pronunciation: [kaʊfˈbɔʏʁən]) is an independent town in the Regierungsbezirk of Swabia, Bavaria. The town is completely enclaved within the district of Ostallgäu.


  • Kaufbeuren (Altstadt – Old Town)
  • Hirschzell
  • Kemnat
  • Neugablonz
  • Oberbeuren


Stefan Bosse (CSU) is the Lord Mayor of Kaufbeuren since November 2004. He was reelected in March 2014 with 57,48 % of the votes.


  • Town hall (built 1879–1881)
  • Crescentiakloster (founded 1150)
  • Historic Old Town with partially conserved, historic city wall
  • St.-Martins-Kirche
  • Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower)
  • St.-Blasius-Kirche
  • Hexenturm
  • Gerberturm
  • Pulverturm
  • Münzturm
  • Sywollnturm
  • Zollhäuschen
  • Stadttheater Kaufbeuren
  • kunsthaus kaufbeuren


  • Stadtmuseum
  • Feuerwehrmuseum
  • Puppentheater-Museum
  • Isergebirgs-Museum (Neugablonz)

Famous residents

  • Maria Crescentia Höss (1682-1744), nun, beatified 1900, sainted 2001
  • Sophie von La Roche (1730-1807, writer
  • Ludwig Ganghofer (1855-1920), writer
  • Rudolf Roessler (1897-1958), publisher and spy
  • Wilhelm Walcher (1910-2005), physicist
  • Hans Liebherr (1915-1993) master mason, inventor of the mobile tower crane and founder of the international Liebherr Group.
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger (born 1929), poet, writer and publisher
  • Walter Riester (born 1943), politician (SPD), Secretary of State for Employment 1998-2002
  • Dieter Hegen, (born 1962), former ice-hockey player
  • Erich Weishaupt (born 1952), ice hockey player
  • Alexander Sulzer, (born 1984), ice hockey player

Kaufbeuren Air Base

The Kaufbeuren Air Base was established as a Luftwaffe station in 1935. When seized by the United States Army in May 1945 at the end of World War II it was discovered to be the final location of Nazi Party's top secret FA signals intelligence and cryptanalytic agency. After serving as a U.S. airbase during the post-war period, the field was ultimately returned to the town, and today serves as a German Air Force training field.


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.


The town is known for their ice hockey team ESV Kaufbeuren.

Other: Swabia, Oberallgäu, Kaufbeuren, Aichach-Friedberg, Augsburg, Memmingen, Dillingen, Günzburg, Neu-Ulm, Lindau, Unterallgäu, Kempten, Donau-Ries, Augsburg, Ostallgäu

Neighbours: Ostallgäu

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Kaufbeuren – DE272, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDE272, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164