Isny in the Allgäu
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|Administrative region :||Tübingen|
|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 :
88316 Isny im Allgäu
|Mayor :||Rainer Magenreuter (independent)|
|Location of the city of Isny im Allgäu in the district of Ravensburg|
The town of Isny im Allgäu (outdated: Eysnin , Isnyn , Ysny or Jsny ) is a climatic health resort in the Ravensburg district of Allgäu in Württemberg .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 in the western main weather direction, in front of up to 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
Source: DWD Climate Data Germany
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.
|Leutkirch in the Allgäu|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former municipal coats of arms:
In 1976 the rail connection to Leutkirch was closed, and in 1984 the one to Kempten.
Population numbers according to the respective area, d. H. Isny-Stadt until 1900, from 1912 with Isny-Vorstadt, from 1972 with further incorporations.
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.
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||+/-|
Mayor Rainer Magenreuter is chairman of the municipal council.
Isny maintains city partnerships with the following cities:
- Andrychów (Poland)
- Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon (France)
- Street (United Kingdom)
- Flawil (Switzerland)
- Sotkamo (Finland)
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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Faience tiled stove in the town hall
- 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.
- 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
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 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
- 1222, Heinrich von Isny , † 17./18. March 1288 in Hagenau (Alsace), Bishop of Basel, Archbishop of Mainz, Arch Chancellor of the Empire under Rudolf von Habsburg
- 1380, Johannes Nider , † August 13, 1438 in Nuremberg, Dominican and theologian
- 1778, July 22, Eduard Schlegel , † September 17, 1830 in Isny, entrepreneur and philanthropist
- 1817, September 27, Otto von Quadt-Wykradt-Isny , † June 23, 1899 in Munich, Bavarian Reichsrat
- 1818, December 23, Friedrich von Quadt-Wykradt-Isny ; † October 24, 1892 in Moos Castle (Lindau), Bavarian diplomat and member of the German Reichstag
- 1835, November 26th Wilhelm von Waldburg-Zeil , born in Neutrauchburg, † July 20, 1906 Zeil Castle, politician, member of the Reichstag
- 1839, April 1, Constantin von Waldburg – Zeil , born in Neutrauchburg, † March 25, 1905 in Meran, politician, member of the Reichstag
- 1841, December 18, Karl Graf von Waldburg-Zeil , † January 30, 1890 at Syrgenstein Castle, explorer
- 1845, October 17, Franziskus Ehrle , † March 31, 1934 in Rome, Jesuit and Curia Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
- 1865, October 5, Hubert Netzer , † October 15, 1939, sculptor and academy professor
- 1866, November 19, Jakob Binder , † March 6, 1932, politician ( SPD ), MdR
- 1869, September 4th, Eugen Felle , † 1934, postcard painter
- 1887, January 6, Eugen von Quadt zu Wykradt and Isny , † October 19, 1940 in Isny, politician ( BVP ), MdR , Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs
- 1931, May 24th, Ernst Mutschler (medic)
- 1932, April 6, Günter Herburger , † May 3, 2018 in Berlin, writer
- 1941, August 13, Helge Majer , † September 19, 2006 in Prien am Chiemsee, economist and university professor
- 1944, Maria Innocentia Hummel OSF (* 1909 in Massing, as Berta Hummel ; † 1946 in Kloster Sießen) German Franciscan , draftsman and painter
- 1946, May 17, Hartmut Krebs , † September 29, 2007, politician ( SPD ), State Secretary and entrepreneur
- 1948, February 28, Friedrich Hechelmann , painter
- 1948, Karl Immler , entrepreneur and founder
- 1950, Jakob Immler , entrepreneur and founder
- 1962, April 30th, Roberto Capitoni , German-Italian comedian
- 1962, June 26th, Peter Rohwein , German champion in special jumping, former German national ski jumping trainer
- 1965, October 15, Manfred Rudhart , CEO DB Regio
- 1968, January 4th, Roland Pfaus , actor
- 1969, June 17th, Peter Rist , pop singer
- 1976, Daniel Mark Eberhard , professor of music education and music didactics and jazz musician
- 1976, May 18, Manuel Ochsenreiter , journalist
- 1984, January 3rd, Maximilian Mechler , ski jumper in the DSV-A team and World Cup participant
- 1991, January 12th, Robin Lässer , motorcycle racer and German champion
- Elijah Levita (1469–1549), poet and grammarian, lived temporarily in Isny
- Ambrosius Blarer (1492–1564), Protestant pastor and hymn poet, reformer in Isny 1529
- Paul Fagius (1504–1549), preacher and reformer, lived in Isny
- Johann Jakob Gradmann (1750–1817), clergyman, theologian and educator, was rector of the school and preacher in Isny
- Hermann Kinkele (1892–1956), mayor, Catholic and pacifist
- Hermann Tiebert (1895–1978), painter of the new objectivity
- Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann (1899–1982), painter, lived in Isny
- Erwin Bowien (1899-1972), author and painter. Wrote his memoirs in the Eisenbach district.
- Gerhard Konzelmann (1932–2008), journalist, lived in Isny
- Ursula Dethleffs (1933–1994), painter, lived in Isny
- Bettina Heinen-Ayech (* 1937), painter, lived in the Eisenbach district.
- Bruno Hespeler (* 1943), professional hunter, freelance journalist and non-fiction author, lives in Isny
- Jutta Kleinschmidt (* 1962), rally driver, studied in Isny
- Frank Höfle (* 1967), disabled athlete and multiple Paralympic winner, lives in Isny
- Friedrich Distel (1827–1904)
- Franz Ehrle (1845–1934), Curia Cardinal
- Johann Georg Marquart (1856-1935)
- Otto von Moser (1860–1931)
- Georg von Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg (1928–2015), entrepreneur
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- 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
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- Municipal museums
- Information on the predicant library
- Official website of the city of Isny
- former community Großholzleute in the wiki of Genealogy.net
- State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
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- 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.
- Greiffenhagen 1988, p. 93ff.
- Greiffenhagen / Ingendahl 2003, p. 57ff.
- Walter Schmid: When parties that support the state weaken. Schwäbische Zeitung, March 17, 2016.
- Greifenhagen / Ingendahl 2003, p. 121.
- Champagne for the winners. In: Schwäbische Zeitung, May 8, 2003.
- 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 .
- 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 .
- Stadtarchiv Isny, based on: Greiffenhagen / Ingendahl 2003, p. 156.
- See BSLK , p. 766; see. P. 17.
- council stadt.isny.de,
- State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Preliminary result of the 2019 municipal council elections: Isny im Allgäu , accessed on September 19, 2019
- isny-evangelisch.de ( 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
- 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.
- On Leo Wirth and his work http://bildhauer-leo-wirth.de/index1.html
- Website of the Isny Opera Festival with a review of all past productions
- Annual General Meeting in Isny im Allgäu from June 6th to 8th, 1997. In: Blätter des Schwäbischen Albverein , Heft 5/1997, p. 137.
- 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.
- Rudi Holzberger: Vanishing point in the Allgäu, fascination Adelegg. Erwin Bowien in the Kreuzthal. Adelegg Verlag, Eisenbach 2013, ISBN 978-3-00-042789-3 .
- 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. Ed .: Bernard Zimmermann. L´Harmattan, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-7475-0040-3 .
- 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 .