Isny in the Allgäu

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Coat of arms of the city of Isny ​​in the Allgäu
Isny in the Allgäu
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Coordinates: 47 ° 42 '  N , 10 ° 2'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Tübingen
County : Ravensburg
Height : 704 m above sea level NHN
Area : 85.37 km 2
Residents: 14,018 (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 164 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 88316
Area code : 07562
License plate : RV, SLG , ÜB , WG
Community key : 08 4 36 049

City administration address :
Wassertorstraße 3
88316 Isny ​​im Allgäu
Website :
Mayor : Rainer Magenreuter (independent)
Location of the city of Isny ​​im Allgäu in the district of Ravensburg
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Isny in the Allgäu from the southwest with Adelegg
Isny, 1631, before the fire of 1631

The town of Isny im Allgäu (outdated: Eysnin , Isnyn , Ysny or Jsny ) is a climatic health resort in the Ravensburg district of Allgäu in Württemberg . It lies on the state border between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria and on the main route of the Upper Swabian Baroque Road .

The present-day town, founded around 1043, gained market rights at the end of the 12th century and was promoted to town in 1281. Isny acquired imperial freedom through ransom in 1365 and retained the rights of an independent imperial city in the Holy Roman Empire until mediatization in 1802 , which is reflected in the city's coat of arms.



In the east of the municipality is the Adelegg , a wooded low mountain range which, as the northern foothills of the Allgäu Alps, extends far into the Alpine foothills and, with the Black Ridge (1118 m), has the highest elevation in the Tübingen administrative district .


With an annual precipitation of 1,600 mm, Isny ​​is one of the 2% of the precipitation sites of the German Weather Service . The increased amount of precipitation is caused by the special geographical location. The town is located 704  m in the western main weather direction, in front of up to 1118  m rising Adelegg . Isny therefore often has traffic jams and short, heavy inclines . The place also has a largely fog-free, stimulating climate . Despite the high amount of precipitation, Isny ​​is one of the sunniest places in Germany with 320 days of sunshine per year.

The driest month is October, and it rains the most in June. In the wettest month, around 1.7 times more rain falls than in the driest month. Isny is one of the 6% of the measuring points with the greatest monthly fluctuations in precipitation.

Monthly mean values ​​for Isny, 1961 to 1990
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature ( ° C ) −2.5 −1.1 2.0 6.1 10.9 14.1 16.1 15.3 12.3 7.6 2.1 −1.6 O 6.8
Precipitation ( mm ) 114.1 102.3 104.9 132.1 151.6 175.5 169.6 170.1 128.5 100.6 126.4 124.1 Σ 1,599.8
Hours of sunshine ( h / d ) 2.1 3.0 4.2 4.8 5.9 6.3 7.3 6.6 5.7 4.4 2.4 2.0 O 4.6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Source: DWD Climate Data Germany

Protected areas

In the Isny ​​city area (as of May 1, 2010) there are the Bodenmöser bird sanctuary , eight nature reserves (including Badsee , Hengelesweiher , Bodenmöser , Taufach- and Fetzachmoos with Großem Ursee and Kleiner Ursee ), four landscape conservation areas (including Badsee ), a protected forest and 27 natural monuments expelled.

Neighboring communities

Leutkirch in the Allgäu
Argenbühl Neighboring communities Buchenberg
Gestratz Maierhöfen Weitnau

City structure

The Isnys urban area consists of the city ​​center and the former municipalities of Beuren, Großholzleute, Neutrauchburg and Rohrdorf, which were incorporated as part of the municipality reform in 1972.

The incorporated municipalities are also towns within the meaning of Baden-Wuerttemberg Municipal Code, that is, they each have one of the eligible voters in each local election to be elected Ortschaftsrat with a mayor as chairman. In each of the localities there is a local administration, the head of which is the local chief.

All parts of the city and the core city still have many spatially separated residential areas with their own names, which often have few residents, and residential areas whose names have emerged in the course of development and whose boundaries are usually not precisely defined. In detail these are:

Part location Residents Living spaces
Core city 9,500 (2011) Districts / hamlets : Isny-Vorstadt (independent municipality until 1911), Adelegg, Blockwiesen, Eisenbach, Lukasreutehof, Spitalhof;
Places to live: Kapellenbauer, Schneebauer, Spilz, Wegmann, Halder, Krummen, Armenhaus, Tobel, Herrenberg, Bergmann, Gollenhof, Langenhalder, Maushardsberg, Ölberwald;
Beuren 900 (2011) Hamlets : Allmisried , Gumpeltshofen, Halden, Hedrazhofen, Hollenmoos, Lengertshofen, Michlebaindt, Oberspießwengen, Sommersbach, Stockach, Unterspießwengen and Winnis ;
Places to live: Butscher, Gaisau, Greut, Hesler, Kirchmann, Lettelesmühle, Maxbauer, Mayer, Netzer, Neumössingen, Nussmann, Öhler, Prinzen, Sinzen, Sommersbacher Mühle, Stockacher Hof and Unger;
Large wood people 1,400 (2011) Weiler: Anger, Anwanden, Argen, Bolsternang, Burkwang, Kleinhaslach, Dürrenbach, Kleinholzleute, Moos, Rain, Rothenbach, Schliesslang, Simmerberg, Wehrlang, Wolfbühl;
Places to live: Altweg, Blasenberg, Deschenacker, Endberg, Gaistopf. Gratte, Haidlingshof, THäuflingshof, Hengelesmühle, MühleHofacker, Niederacker, Osterösch, Riedhof, Riedacker, Thoracker, Ueberruh, Weidenhalden;
Neutrauchburg 1,200 (2011) Hamlets: Achen, Boden, Dengeltshofen, Dorenwaid, Gründels, Haubach, Menelzhofen, Neuhaus, Ratzenhofen, Schweinbach, Unterried, Zell;
Places to live: Maler, Au, Fuchsbauer, Bauers, Halden, Wies, Knollenhof, Langen, Menelzhoferberg, Oberweiher, Staig, Unterweiher, Wächters, Burg, Furtenwies, Locher, Schleifertobel, Waidach, Ziegelstadel;
Rohrdorf 700 (2011) Weiler: Aigeltshofen, Haslach, Rangenhalden , Rengers, Schwanden;
Places to live: Halden, Langenwaid, Leprosenhaus, Luxer, Rangen, Schwarzen;


→ History part of the article List of cultural monuments in Isny ​​im Allgäu

Origin of the settlement

The Vemania fort was located on a moraine hill near the hamlet of Burkwang not far from the Argen in late Roman times . Archaeologists assume that it was laid out under Emperor Probus (276 to 282) to secure the Danube-Iller-Rhine Limes and the associated Roman road between Bregenz and Kempten . Teutons apparently attacked it several times before the 200 horsemen troop was withdrawn to Italy around the year 401.

High Middle Ages

Today's Isny ​​was founded around 1043 by the Count of Altshausen-Veringen . In 1096 the church was given to the monks of the Hirsau monastery for the foundation of the St. Georg monastery ; this date is also the first documentary mention. A settlement developed around the monastery, which was granted market rights at the end of the 12th century. In 1281, at the instigation of his close confidante Heinrich von Isny , King Rudolf von Habsburg granted the town Lindau town charter . In 1284 the city and monastery fell victim to a fire.

Imperial city

Isny before and after the major fire of 1631, engraving by Merian, around 1650
Isny around 1918

In 1365 the Isnyer bought the rights of an imperial city from their Vogtherrn, the Truchsessen von Waldburg . In 1376 the city participated in the founding of the Swabian Association of Cities . In 1401 there was another fire in Isny. In 1507 the city received the right to mint .

Especially since the Reformation, which Isny ​​joined early and comprehensively, the conflict between the Protestant imperial city and the Catholic monastery has shaped the history of Isny, exacerbated by the close proximity within the city walls and the competition for resources such as land and water. This resulted in a number of lines of conflict that would continue into the 20th century: between Protestants and Catholics, since 1802 between the city and the rulers of the counts and later princes of Quadt, between the city and the suburbs incorporated in 1911, the former " Cattle pasture ”of the monastery, as well as between the Catholics who moved to the city after 1806 and the long-established Catholics of the suburb. In 1631 a major fire destroyed around 380 buildings, including the two churches and the monastery. Like many other cities, Isny ​​suffered from the turmoil of the Thirty Years War .

Mediatization until today

In 1802 the imperial city was mediatized and first fell to the imperial counts of Quadt . In 1806 Isny ​​came to the Kingdom of Württemberg , where it briefly became the seat of its own higher office . But already in 1810 the city came to the Oberamt Wangen . The population favored integration into Austria or, alternatively, into Bavaria. As a result of the annexation to the Kingdom of Württemberg and the associated cutting off of traditional economic relations, the city's economic development was hampered for many years.

The German Revolution of 1848/1849 manifested itself in Isny ​​in a citizens' meeting that was not directed against the government of the Kingdom of Württemberg, but against the Counts Quadt, from whom concessions with regard to pasture use, hunting rights, water use and church patronage were wrested. The withdrawal of these concessions by the House of Quadt after the failure of the revolution led to lengthy lawsuits between the city and the class authorities in the following years.

On August 15, 1874, with the completion of the Herbertingen – Isny ​​railway line , Isny ​​received its first connection to the route network of the Royal Württemberg State Railway . In 1909 the Kempten – Isny ​​railway line was opened.

In 1911, the suburb ("Viehweid") was incorporated, overcoming the centuries-old political separation of the areas of town and monastery.

In 1933 the democratically elected center politician Wilhelm Seeger was deposed as mayor and replaced by the Nazi lawyer Georg Scheerer, who was loyal to the line. In the first years of the Nazi regime , tourism in Isny ​​took off, particularly through the Nazi organization Kraft durch Freude . The number of overnight stays rose from 7,000 in 1933 to 70,000 in 1936.

During the administrative reform during the Nazi era in Württemberg , Isny ​​came to the newly defined district of Wangen in 1938 .

On the night of April 1st (Easter Sunday) on April 2nd, 1945 some houses in the old town and in Bahnhofstrasse were damaged in an air raid, some of them seriously. On April 29, 1945, the Second World War ended for Isny with the surrender to the French army without a fight.

Isny became part of the French occupation zone and was assigned to the newly founded state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern in 1947 , which was incorporated into the state of Baden-Württemberg in 1952.

As a result of the Second World War and, in particular, the influx of displaced persons , Isny’s ​​population grew sharply, from just under 4,000 in 1939 to well over 7,000 in 1963. The city also expanded in terms of area through new development areas and industrial areas in an unprecedented manner Extent.


On July 1, 1972, the previously independent communities of Beuren , Großholzleute , Neutrauchburg and Rohrdorf were incorporated.

Former municipal coats of arms:

With the dissolution of the district of Wangen in 1973, Isny ​​fell to the district of Ravensburg . The city ​​has had its name in the Allgäu since October 31, 1973.

In 1976 the rail connection to Leutkirch was closed, and in 1984 the one to Kempten.

Population development

Population numbers according to the respective area, d. H. Isny-Stadt until 1900, from 1912 with Isny-Vorstadt, from 1972 with further incorporations.

year Residents
1353 over 2,000
around 1500 over 3,000
1619 3,074
1810 1 743
1839 1 881
1871 2 303
1900 2,620
1912 3 480
1925 3 631
year Residents
1933 3 784
1939 3,998
1950 5 101
1960 6 925
1963 7 377
1972 12 192
1980 12 615
1999 13 258
2002 13 354
2018 14 018


Isny was one of the centers of the Reformation in the Allgäu and became Protestant in 1529 . The reformers Ambrosius Blarer and Paul Fagius worked here , and the latter commissioned the Jewish poet and grammarian Elijah Levita with some notable printed works. The city was one of the representatives of the Protestant minority ( Protestation ) at the Reichstag in Speyer . Their citizenship demanded the unhindered spread of the evangelical faith. Mayor Crispinus Riedlein signed the Lutheran Agreement of 1577 for the city council in 1579 .

Only when they belonged to the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1803 were Catholics allowed to move into the city again . From 1889 onwards, the majority of the town's residents were Catholic (1139 Protestant / 1444 Catholic), primarily due to the influx of people from the surrounding area. Ultimately, in the middle of the 20th century, the denominational tensions came to rest - even if the denominational history of the city is still present. According to the 2011 census , 60% of the residents of Isny ​​were Catholic, 20.4% Protestant and 19.6% belonged to another or no religious community.


Local election Isny ​​2019
Turnout: 56.8% (2014: 47.8%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-7.3  % p
-14.1  % p
+ 3.6  % p.p.
+ 17.8  % p
Isny, town hall

Municipal council

The council has 20 members. According to the result of the local election on May 26, 2019 with a voter turnout of 56.8% (2014: 47.8%), the votes are distributed as shown opposite and the seats are distributed as follows to the individual parties and lists:

Party / list Share of votes Seats +/-
CDU 22.1% 4th - 2nd
SPD 22.3% 4th - 3
Green 17.8% 4th + 4
FW 37.8% 8th + 1

Mayor Rainer Magenreuter is chairman of the municipal council.


(since 1819)

  • Andreas Friedrich Zech (1819-1826)
  • Wilhelm Schaufler (1826–1834)
  • Karl Theodor Weberbeck (1834–1842)
  • Gottlieb Neuffer (1842–1855)
  • Friedrich Distel (1855–1872)
  • Johann Georg Munz (1872-1892)
  • Albert Bear (1892-1917)
  • Wilhelm Seeger (1917–1933)
  • Georg Scheerer (1933–1941)
  • Ernst Münzing (1944–1945)
  • Alois Neuer (1945)
  • Hermann Kinkele (1946–1949)
  • Karl Wilhelm Heck (1950–1968)
  • Hubert Benk (1969–1985)
  • Christof Eichert (1985–1991)
  • Manfred Behrning (1992-2008)
  • Rainer Magenreuter (since 2008)

Twin cities

Isny maintains city ​​partnerships with the following cities:

Culture and sights

Isny is located on the Upper Swabian Baroque Street , which leads past many sights.

A special feature of this former imperial city is that the entire complex of the old town is under monument protection and that it has two unique cultural monuments: the Predigerbücherei ( predicant library ) above the sacristy of the Nikolaikirche and the faience tiled stove in the council chamber of the town hall. Both have remained in place unchanged since their creation.

Collections and museums

Isny Predicant Library
Predicant library
In the vaulted room above the sacristy of the Nikolaikirche there is a preacher's library set up in the second half of the 15th century, the furnishings and inventory of which have been preserved almost true to the original and are considered a "library monument".
The predicant library contains 70 manuscripts, including the Isny Gradual of approx. 1200, 171 incunabula and around 2400 printed works from the 16th to 18th centuries, including writings by the reformers Luther and Melanchthon, the Strasbourg hymn book (1541) and the world atlas by the Amsterdam cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1640-1650). The library was named " Monument of the Month June 2007" by the Monument Foundation Baden-Württemberg .
Museum at the mill tower
The site as a museum for Isny ​​city history was closed on December 31, 2017.
Water Gate Museum
Exhibitions on the history of the fire brigade, winter sports in Isny, fully equipped historical shoemaker's workshop and tower house.
Municipal gallery in the castle
The municipal gallery in the castle shows a permanent exhibition of works by the painter Friedrich Hechelmann as well as changing special exhibitions. A collection of replicas of Hellenistic sculptures is also on display.


Nikolaikirche next to the water gate tower
St. Nicholas , so-called Nikolaikirche
This three-aisled pillar basilica was originally built in 1288, restored in the 15th century and rebuilt after the great fire in 1631. It has a late Gothic choir with a ribbed vault. A specialty is the original preacher's library ("Predikantenbibliothek"), which comprises 1200 volumes including 70 manuscripts, 171 cradle prints , 104 old pre-Reformation prints and 340 Reformation prints.
Church of St. George and James
Former monastery church in rococo and baroque style. Originally built in the 11th / 12th Century. Rebuilt after the great fire in 1631. The interior design was not completed until the 18th century. Today the church contains valuable ceiling frescoes and altars. A side entrance leads to the Lady Chapel.
View to the choir of the Marienkapelle
Lady Chapel

This chapel was reserved for the monks of the Benedictine monastery of St. George until 1803 . After the fire of 1631 it was restored in 1645. The high Gothic floor plan suggests that it was built in the 14th century. The Mother of God seated in the altar structure comes from the 15th century. The portraits of the 48 abbots of the Isny ​​monastery placed above the choir are worth seeing.

Catholic parish church of St. Maria
This church, which is only around 110 years old, is the church of the Catholic parish of Isny ​​(Kemptener Straße 5), which was newly founded at the end of the 19th century. In 1888, the second parish of St. Maria was established in the area of ​​the former imperial city, as there was tension between the long-established Catholics of the former monastery parish and the "city Catholics". The church is also a protected cultural monument.
town hall
A connection of three former patrician houses with buildings from the 15th century. From 1682 to 1687 it was rebuilt and expanded in the early baroque style. The cartilage carving on the door leaves, the wooden coffered ceilings in the bay halls and above all the Winterthur faience tiled stove are all worth seeing.
A tower integrated into the city wall, first mentioned in documents in 1402. The name "Diebsturm" derives from the fact that the tower used to contain two prisons. It is noteworthy that the theft tower was the only one of the Isny ​​wall towers to be built from tufa limestone. The city wall section between Diebsturm and the mountain gate, which was demolished in 1865, was additionally protected by a weaker defensive wall in front of it, as the underground inlet of the city stream is located in this area. This defensive wall is almost completely preserved. The demolition material from the mountain gate was used to fill the moat in front of it and part of the moat that ran further to the east.
The so-called finish connects to the west side of the thief storm . The elongated building was previously used to refine the canvas. It was built in front of the city wall. On the top floor there are still the wooden scaffolding that was used to hang up and dry the canvas. The building served as a residential building for a long time. For several years now, the association “Friends of Appretur Isny ​​eV”, which emerged from a citizens' initiative, has been looking after the future fate of the building with the support of the city. A monument protection investigation is currently being carried out.
Mill tower
This tower is located next to the museum at the mill tower. It protected the outflow of the city stream to the city moat.
Blower tower
Immediately on the market square is the Blaserturm, which is structurally connected to the Hall building - the former Cloth House. In earlier times the tower served as a "high watch", i. H. Upstairs, a guard kept an eye out day and night for a fire or approaching enemies. In the event of danger, he blew a signal horn - hence the name Blaserturm. The striking octagonal tower top contains the bell house. The old guard room is located directly under the onion hood.
A gate tower that was probably built in the 13th century with the city wall. The building is dated 1467. A special feature of the tower is its asymmetrical floor plan. As a result, all four corners of the tower can be seen from a certain location. The name Espan refers to a free, unfenced piece of pastureland that belongs to the municipality. The “Städtische Galerie im Turm” is housed in the gate tower, where art from the region is exhibited.
Chapel of St. Joseph
The chapel is a baroque rotunda with a front entrance tower. Some of the paintings are by Franz Anton Dick. The chapel is in the so-called cattle pasture, a rural suburb on the eastern periphery of the old town.
Abbot house with municipal gallery
Powder tower
The former gate tower is part of the south-eastern city fortifications and actually belongs to the monastery district. The simple field stone building was built in the course of the first city fortifications in the 13th century and is considered the city's oldest defense tower. It can hardly be recognized as such, since it has been partially removed and the lower part is covered by filling in the surrounding area. Part of the original archway is still visible.
Castle, formerly the imperial abbey of St. Georg
The St. Georg monastery was a Benedictine abbey founded in 1096 and existed as an imperial abbey until secularization . In 1803 the St. Georg Monastery and the town of Isny ​​fell to Count Otto Wilhelm von Quadt -Wykradt. The monastery complex then served as a count's castle . After it was sold to the City of Stuttgart in 1942, the facility was used as a geriatric clinic and nursing home until 1996. In 1996 the castle was acquired by a community of citizens, which in 1998 brought it to the Friedrich Hechelmann und Schloss Isny ​​Art and Culture Foundation . The “Municipal Gallery in the Castle” has been housed in the former abbot's house since 2010.


The taxpayer's well
Envy Hammelbrunnen
A human figure with a mutton's head who repeatedly spits on the happiness of others.
The controversial fountain figures were erected by the Immler brothers after a dispute in front of the secondary school in Isny . The brothers Karl and Jakob Immler were born in Isny ​​and have made a name for themselves as real estate investors. This group was created in 1999 by Leo Wirth .
Taxpayers well
This fountain was also built by the Immler brothers . It was carried out in 2001 by Leo Wirth . Wirth created a figure group of officials and goats as early as 1996 , which takes up this topic. The taxpayer is symbolically represented by the cow, which is milked by the official. However, the milk escapes through the perforated milk jugs and is licked on the floor by a cat. So this is literally “for the cat”, while the rest “goes down the stream” and flows away in a small stream.
Vemania Castle
A former late Roman equestrian fort of the Danube-Iller-Rhein-Limes in the Kleinhaslach district.
Ski jump Hasenbergschanze on Hasenberg.

Regular events

"Stallhex" of the Isnyer fools guild "Laughing Cow"
  • Carnival , February / March
  • Children's party, always on the second weekend in July
  • Isny Opera Festival, mid-June
  • Isny Theater Festival, beginning of August
  • Schwarzer Rat mountain run, mid-June (from 2012 on September 30th, since the start of the mountain bike race means that the protection of the breeding seasons of protected bird species is no longer guaranteed.)


Economy and Infrastructure

Established businesses

Many small and medium-sized companies are based in Isny. The headquarters of the Waldburg-Zeil clinics are located here . Dethleffs GmbH, which belongs to the Hymer Group from Bad Waldsee, manufactures caravans and mobile homes in Isny. Gardinia Home Decor , known for its curtain rails , also has its headquarters in Isny.

The Blaser Holding consists of various companies based in Isny. The company Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH manufactures hunting weapons , rifles and shotguns . As a subsidiary, the weapons manufacturer JP Sauer & Sohn is known worldwide, especially for the manufacture of SIG Sauer weapons . Another subsidiary is Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH .

The company Walcker NG GmbH, based in Isny, plays an important role in the field of printing technology, e.g. B. in prospectuses. Frucht Jork GmbH is a fast-growing family-run wholesale and service company for fruit, vegetables and other foods. Wittner GmbH & Co. KG is also a family company and world market leader for metronomes . Motan Colortronic GmbH, whose parent company is based in Constance, is a leader in material handling in the plastics industry.

The brothers Karl and Jakob Immler are real estate investors and manage their properties with the help of Gebrüder Immler Treuhand KG in Isny. In addition, the Immler brothers in the city u. a. by the Immler-Großfamilienstiftung housing construction. Comparable to the entire Westallgäu region , the prices for residential property and rents have risen sharply in recent years.

The company Edelrid is a German manufacturer of climbing and mountaineering equipment ( Personal Protective Equipment ), headquartered in Isny.


The city is with some bus routes u. a. connected with Leutkirch im Allgäu , Wangen im Allgäu and Kempten (Allgäu) and belongs to the Bodensee-Oberschwaben-Verkehrsverbund (bodo) . There used to be rail connections to Kempten and Herbertingen , the last of which to shut down to Kempten in 1984.

Isny is located directly on the federal highway 12 , which connects Lindau with Kempten. Because of the high through traffic on this road, the city was given a bypass, which was opened on July 23, 2009. By closing the gap on the A 96 , the shortest motorway connection from Isny ​​is in Dettishofen near Kißlegg, 15 kilometers away . In addition, the federal highways 980 and 7 near Kempten can be reached via the B 12 to the east .

The Allgäu cycle path begins in Isny .


The city of Isny ​​is responsible for a primary school in the city center as well as primary schools in Beuren, Neutrauchburg and Rohrdorf. There is also a Hauptschule with Werkrealschule , a Realschule (founded in 1998) and a Gymnasium . The three secondary schools are located in the city center. The Eduard Schlegel School as a state special needs school and a private school for educational assistance in the Evangelical Children and Youth Village of Siloah round off the general education offer. There are also twelve kindergartens for the youngest residents, some of which are run by churches and others by municipal authorities. A kindergarten is run by the DRK .

A branch of the Wangen business school, which is sponsored by the Ravensburg district, is structurally integrated into the Isny ​​grammar school.

The private natural science and technical academy Isny (nta) is a vocational college and former technical college for the fields of physics, chemistry and computer science. This came in 1950 as the “Chemieschule Prof. Dr. Brooder ”to Isny.


sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities

Honorary citizen


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  • Immanuel Kammerer: The Reformation in Isny ​​1531 . City u. Landbote, Isny ​​1931.
  • Karl Friedrich Eisele: Isny in the Allgäu in old views . European Library, Zaltbommel 1986, ISBN 90-288-3444-3 .
  • Karl Friedrich Eisele: Isny in the Allgäu. A guide to the city and its history . City of Isny, Isny ​​1992.
  • Helmut Schmid: The medieval preacher's library of the Nikolaikirche in Isny . Kleinode, Volume 7. Kreissparkasse Ravensburg, Ravensburg 2000.
  • Sylvia Greiffenhagen: Political culture Isnys in the Allgäu. On the trail of a free imperial city . Engel, Kehl, Strasbourg, Arlington 1988, ISBN 3-88357-074-5 .
  • Sylvia Greiffenhagen, Gesa Ingendahl: Isny in the 19th and 20th centuries . Stadt Isny, Isny ​​2003, ISBN 3-00-012529-9 .
  • Hubert Krins: 800 years of the city of Isny . In: Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg , 1st year 1972, issue 3, pp. 31–36 ( PDF ).
  • Erwin Bowien: The beautiful game between spirit and world. My painter life. Edited by Bettina Heinen-Ayech. U-Form-Verlag, Solingen, 1995. ISBN 3-88234-101-7
  • Bettina Heinen-Ayech: Erwin Bowien (1899-1972). Catalog of works - Catalog Raisonné - waiver of works. U-Form publishing house. Solingen, 1999. ISBN 388234-103-3
  • Erwin Bowien: Heures Perdues du Matin. Journal d´un Artiste Peintre, Alpes Bavaroises, 9.IX.1944-10.V.1945. Adaptation, notice et notes by Bernard Zimmermann. Éditions L´Harmattan, Paris, 2000. ISBN 2-7475-0040-3
  • Rudi Holzberger: Vanishing point in the Allgäu, fascination with Adelegg. Erwin Bowien in the Kreuzthal. Adelegg Verlag, 2013. ISBN 978-3-00-042789-3

Web links

Commons : Isny ​​im Allgäu  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
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  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Julius Weizsäcker (ed.): German Reichstag files under King Wenzel. Second division. Oldenbourg, Munich 1874, register p. 521 (digitized version) ; Eduard Vehse : History of the German Courts since the Reformation. Volume 43. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 1858, p. 77 (digitized version) .
  3. ^ [1] German Weather Service
  4. As of December 2011
  5. Archive link ( Memento of the original dated December 7, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. See Hans-Eugen Specker: The history of the imperial cities at a glance . In: Meinrad Schaab , Hansmartin Schwarzmaier (ed.) U. a .: Handbook of Baden-Württemberg History . Volume 2: The Territories in the Old Kingdom. Edited on behalf of the Commission for Historical Regional Studies in Baden-Württemberg . Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-608-91466-8 , pp. 649-661, here p. 651; Karl Friedrich Eisele: Isny , ibid. Pp. 685-687.
  7. Greiffenhagen 1988, p. 93ff.
  8. Greiffenhagen / Ingendahl 2003, p. 57ff.
  9. Walter Schmid: When parties that support the state weaken. Schwäbische Zeitung, March 17, 2016.
  10. Greifenhagen / Ingendahl 2003, p. 121.
  11. Champagne for the winners. In: Schwäbische Zeitung, May 8, 2003.
  12. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 536 .
  13. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 547 .
  14. Stadtarchiv Isny, based on: Greiffenhagen / Ingendahl 2003, p. 156.
  15. See BSLK , p. 766; see. P. 17.
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  18. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Preliminary result of the 2019 municipal council elections: Isny ​​im Allgäu , accessed on September 19, 2019
  19. ( Memento of the original from May 7, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ; Images from the collection also on Wikimedia Commons  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  20. Homepage of the parish: The Prädikantenbibliothek ( Memento of the original from May 7, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , seen May 2, 2011. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  23. On Leo Wirth and his work
  25. ^ Website of the Isny ​​Opera Festival with a review of all past productions
  27. ^ Annual General Meeting in Isny ​​im Allgäu from June 6th to 8th, 1997. In: Blätter des Schwäbischen Albverein , Heft 5/1997, p. 137.
  28. Real estate market in Westallgäu 2015 ( Memento of the original from September 18, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  29. ^ Rudi Holzberger: Vanishing point in the Allgäu, fascination Adelegg. Erwin Bowien in the Kreuzthal. Adelegg Verlag, Eisenbach 2013, ISBN 978-3-00-042789-3 .
  30. ^ Erwin Bowien: Heures Perdues du Matin, Journal d´un Artiste Peintre, Alpes Bavaroises, 9.IX.1944-10.V.1945. Adaptation, notice et notes by Bernard Zimmermann. Ed .: Bernard Zimmermann. L´Harmattan, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-7475-0040-3 .
  31. Erwin Bowien: The beautiful game between spirit and world, my painter's life . Ed .: Bettina Heinen-Ayech. 1st edition. U-Form-Verlag, Solingen 1995, ISBN 3-88234-101-7 .