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Coat of arms of the city of Kaufbeuren
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Coordinates: 47 ° 53 '  N , 10 ° 37'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
Height : 678 m above sea level NHN
Area : 40.03 km 2
Residents: 44,398 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1109 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 87600
Area code : 08341
License plate : Theatrical Version
Community key : 09 7 62 000
City structure: 9 districts according to the community file

City administration address :
Kaiser-Max-Strasse 1
87600 Kaufbeuren
Website : www.kaufbeuren.de
Lord Mayor : Stefan Bosse ( CSU )
Location of the city of Kaufbeuren in Bavaria
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Kaufbeuren from the east
The old town of Kaufbeur from the five-button tower

Kaufbeuren (medieval: Buron / in Swabian dialect : Beira ) is a city on the northeastern edge of the Bavarian Allgäu . The former imperial city is the fourth largest city in the administrative region of Swabia with around 44,398 inhabitants . Kaufbeuren is completely surrounded by the Ostallgäu district and is roughly halfway between Munich and Lindau. In 2013 the city was upgraded to the regional center . Due to its location on the edge of the Allgäu, Kaufbeuren is also called the Gate into Allgäu . Kaufbeuren is the administrative center of the Allgäu planning region . The greater Kaufbeuren area has around 140,000 inhabitants.


The city lies in a moraine valley on the Wertach River and is divided into two large, spatially separate quarters, Kaufbeuren-Altstadt and Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz, as well as a few incorporated villages in the area. Neugablonz is a typical Bavarian town of displaced persons , which arose after the Second World War on a site of a former ammunition plant surrounded by forest .

The town of Kaufbeuren includes the nine officially named districts Kaufbeuren (old and core town) (approx. 24,200 inhabitants) and Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz (approx. 13,800 inhabitants), Oberbeuren (approx. 3,600 inhabitants), Hirschzell (approx. 2,100 inhabitants), Kleinkemnat (approx. 400 residents with Großkemnat and Ölmühlhang), Großkemnat, Märzisried, Ölmühlhang and Sankt Cosmas. The formerly independent villages of Oberbeuren , Hirschzell , Kleinkemnat and Großkemnat have retained their village character.

A few kilometers northwest of Kaufbeuren is Irsee with the well-known conference and education center of the Irsee Monastery .

(→ see also: List of places in the independent city of Kaufbeuren )


Beginnings of the settlement

Archaeological finds document settlement activities in the Kaufbeuren region in almost all epochs from the Neolithic . In and around the city there are Hallstatt- era burial mounds , and the remains of a Bronze Age settlement lie on the Vorderen Märzenburg. There is also a Celtic four-cornered hill near the town near Frankenhofen . With the appearance of the Romans from 15 BC The region was first registered and administrated by the state. From the end of the 5th century Alamanni settled in the region, which the Romans had left in 401 AD and was now subject to the Ostrogoths . Space politically significant was Kaufbeuren only after final submission of the Alemanni by the Franks under Charles Martel and Pippin the Younger 730 and 746. Output of Kaufbeurer settlement a Frankish was probably Carolingian Reichshof, the middle of the 8th century in the Upper Beurer Urmark was founded . The farm served as the administrative seat for the colonization of the surrounding area and, due to its proximity to the Lech , which marked the border with the Bavarian duchy , as a military retreat.

High Middle Ages

From 1112, the noble family of the Barons of Buron / Beuren, from fabrics - Oberbergen at Kaufering originating vassals of Guelph , on record, probably the farm since the late 11th century as a hereditary fiefdom owned occupied. After their extinction in the male line with the death of Heinrich the Younger von Buron in 1167, Duke Welf VI. the place in itself, since Heinrich's sister Liutgard intended to turn the family inheritance to the Ottobeuren monastery . After the early death of his only son, Welf signed an inheritance contract with his nephew, the Staufer emperor Friedrich Barbarossa , with which the Beurer property fell to the Staufer after his death in 1191.

Imperial city

On February 3, 1286, the city was privileged as an imperial city ​​by the Roman German King Rudolf I of Habsburg . In 1327, Vils in Tyrol was granted town charter under the law of Kaufbeuren by Ludwig IV . In 1377 the city of Kaufbeuren was besieged by Duke Friedrich von Teck and in 1388 by the Bavarian dukes in vain. In the years 1482/84, 1521 and 1627/29 the plague raged in Kaufbeuren; in the last and worst epidemic, the city lost around two thirds of its population.

Mediatization until today

The city of Kaufbeuren, a member of the Swabian Reichskreis from 1500 onwards , lost the status of an imperial city in 1802 with the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss and fell to the Electorate of Bavaria , which became the Kingdom of Bavaria from 1806 . Until 1935 Kaufbeuren was a self-governing city. Since January 1, 1948, the city is again independent . An integration into the Ostallgäu district, which had already been decided by the city council, was blocked by the then mayor, Rudolf Krause . In a referendum, 68 percent of voters spoke out in favor of district freedom.

At the time of the NSDAP regime , an ammunition factory was opened by Dynamit AG , formerly Alfred Nobel et al. , In a forest area northeast of Kaufbeuren in 1939 . Co, built up. There were slave laborers from the nearby satellite camp Riederloh with stones in Mauerstetten , a branch of the Dachau concentration camp , used.

Between May 1944 and April 1945 there was a satellite camp on the site of a former cotton spinning mill , which also belonged to the Dachau concentration camp or was subordinate to the Allach satellite camp . Here prisoners were kept between 300 and 600, which for the company BMW in forced labor had to manufacture spare parts for military equipment.

House in Oberbeuren

In today's district hospital for psychiatry and neurology , under the direction of its director Valentin Faltlhauser, around 2,000 mentally ill children, women and men were deported to Hadamar , Grafeneck and Hartheim in the " euthanasia " killing campaign T4 during the Nazi tyranny . Since 1989 a memorial stone behind the monastery church of the institution commemorates these victims .

→ See also further information on healing and Nursing facility (1939–1945) in the main article: Action T4

The city survived the Second World War almost without damage - planned bomber attacks on the munitions factory fell on foggy days. Only at the railway facilities at Grafensteigle were individual houses damaged by bombs. On April 27, 1945, the NSDAP mayor, Karl Deinhardt, surrendered the city to the invading Americans, who occupied the city and airport and blew up the Dynamit Nobel ammunition factory outside the city gates.

From spring 1946, today's district of Neugablonz , founded by Sudeten German expellees from Gablonz on the Neisse , was built on the ruins of the armaments factory . The pre-war mayor Georg Volkhardt , who was reinstated by the Americans , the district administrator Georg Stang and the engineer Erich Huschka, who became known as the “father of Neugablonz”, played a decisive role in the settlement of the displaced . The displaced were initially housed in the Riederloh camp before they were allocated areas on the site of the ammunition factory. Kaufbeuren thus became one of five Bavarian displaced towns .

On September 23, 2008, the city received the title “ Place of Diversity ” awarded by the federal government .


On July 1, 1972, the previously independent communities of Hirschzell and Oberbeuren were incorporated . Kleinkemnat was incorporated into Oberbeuren on June 30, 1972, one day earlier.


Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the independent city grew from 39,192 to 43,893 by 4,701 inhabitants or by 12%.

Population development of Kaufbeuren, 1973–2012

Population structure

As of December 31, 2018, 45,701 people live in Kaufbeuren (including secondary residences). The age distribution within the population as of December 31, 2018 is as follows.

under 6 years 6.20%
7-17 years 9.76%
18–64 years 62.75%
65–79 years 14.21%
80 years or more 7.07%

As of December 31, 2018, the proportion of women was 23,093 women (50.53%), higher than that of men (22,608).

The proportion of foreigners is relatively high at around 15.55%. As in other “expellee towns”, many Russian Germans / late repatriates from the former USSR states, such as Sudeten Germans and other repatriate groups, found their home in the district of Neugablonz, which is separated from the Kaufbeur core city .


View from the town hall onto Kaiser-Max-Straße

The majority of Kaufbeuren's Christians today belong to the Roman Catholic Church. In the course of the Reformation , however, Kaufbeuren had become a Protestant imperial city. Mayor Ludwig Bonrieder (1512–1589) signed the Lutheran concord formula of 1577 for the city council in 1579. This event is expressed in a strong Protestant population (Protestant main parish in the city center; since 1955 own parish in the Neugablonz district ). (See also: Evangelical Church Archive Kaufbeuren .)

In addition, the following free churches and ecclesiastical communities are located: Adventists , Old Catholics , Evangelical Free Churches , Free Evangelicals , a Russian-speaking Baptist congregation and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints .

Furthermore, there is a Muslim minority of predominantly Turkish descent who can visit two mosques run by associations in Kaufbeuren . The Muslim communities in 2012 had around 170 active members.

In July 2018, a majority of around 60% of voters (with a 45% turnout) rejected the construction of a mosque on public property. The retired detective Werner Göpel initiated the referendum out of fear of the Islamization of Kaufbeuren.

In the old town of Kaufbeuren is the Crescentia monastery of the Franciscan Sisters , at the gates of the city, on the site of a former military radar station, the ecumenical Cistercian abbey of St. Severin of the Order of Port Royal has settled.

Denomination statistics

According to the 2011 census , 48.7% of the population were Roman Catholic , 21.5% Protestant and 29.8% were non-denominational , belonged to another religious community or did not provide any information. The number of Protestants and Catholics has fallen since then. At the end of 2019, 19,139 (41.4%) of the 46,199 inhabitants were Roman Catholic, 8,398 (18.2%) Protestant and 40.4% were non-denominational, belonged to another religious community or did not provide any information.


Allocation of seats in the Kaufbeurer city council from 2020
A total of 40 seats
  • Left : 1
  • SPD : 3
  • Greens : 7
  • Gene. Theatrical Version : 4
  • KI : 4
  • FW : 6
  • FDP : 1
  • CSU : 13
  • AfD : 1

City council

town hall
Five button tower
The medieval city wall between the five-button tower and the Blasius Church
Parapet of the city wall between the five-button tower and the Blasius Church
Kaufbeuren from above

The city council of the city of Kaufbeuren consists of 40 council members. This is the specified number for a city with a population between 30,001 and 50,000. The city council is elected for a six-year term. The current term of office runs from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2026.

In the last local election on March 15, 2020 , the result led to the following distribution of seats:

Party / group Seats 0+/-0
Christian Social Union (CSU) 13 - 2nd
Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 3 - 2nd
Alliance 90 / The Greens 7th + 3
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 1 - 2nd
The left 1 + 1
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 1 + 1
Free community of voters 6th - 1
Kaufbeurer Initiative e. V. 4th - 2nd
Generation KF 4th + 4


Since November 1, 2004, the administrator Stefan Bosse from the CSU has been Lord Mayor of the city of Kaufbeuren. In the mayoral election on March 16, 2014, he was re-elected as incumbent with 57.48% of the vote. With that he prevailed against the two competitors Johannes Espermüller from the FDP (23.34%) and Catrin Riedl from the SPD (19.18%). In the local elections in March 2020, he was again confirmed in office with 54.5% of the valid votes and was able to prevail against three other applicants (Greens / FDP, Free Voters, SPD).

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the independent city of Kaufbeuren
Blazon : “Split between gold and red; at the front of the gap a half black eagle, at the back a golden sloping bar separated from two six-pointed golden stars. "
Justification for the coat of arms: The golden sloping bar and the two golden stars come from an imprint of a seal from 1295 with the inscription SIGILLVM CIVITATIS BVRON . The half eagle is a symbol of the city's status as an imperial city and appears for the first time on a secretion seal from 1323.

The city colors Kaufbeuren are red and yellow and can be traced back to the middle of the 15th century.

City partnerships and sponsorships

Kaufbeuren maintains city ​​partnerships with the following cities:

Since January 2004 the city of Kaufbeuren has been participating in the “ Center against Expulsions ” foundation in order to be the future godmother of this foundation.

Culture and sights

There are many attractions in Kaufbeuren, especially older ones. These include the town hall, which was built between 1879 and 1881 according to plans by Georg von Hauberrisser , the architect of the town halls in Munich , Wiesbaden and St. Johann an der Saar , and the Kaufbeuren monastery (founded around 1250), which was built before Most famous through Crescentia (Anna Höß). Many of the sights like

come from the former historic city wall. Parts of the wall have been preserved as they were in the late Middle Ages. During this time it reached its greatest extent with a total length of 1.6 km. In 1333 it was first mentioned in written sources as the "curtain wall". Exact dating based on the building structure is not possible, as different materials - for example on the north flank - merely simulate different construction phases. Previously, an earth or gravel wall probably served as a fortification for the city.

With the Stadttheater Kaufbeuren , the Stadtmuseum (formerly Heimatmuseum) reopened in 2013 and the Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren there are further cultural accents.


Snowed in Advent wreath
  • The Church of St. Dominic is the oldest church in the city of Kaufbeuren; Built in 1182, rebuilt in the Gothic style and further redesigned in the Baroque .
  • Roman Catholic Church of St. Blaise
  • City parish church St. Martin : Roman Catholic, goes back to a Romanesque predecessor building from the 13th century. The conversion in the Gothic style took place between 1438 and 1443.
  • Dreifaltigkeitskirche : Protestant, goes back to the city ​​quarter acquired by King Maximilian I in 1504. It was converted into a Protestant church in 1604 in 39 weeks of construction.


Architectural monuments

Neptune fountain in summer during the dance festival

List of architectural monuments in Kaufbeuren

Fountain of Neptune

In the middle of the social center of Kaufbeuren, the Kaiser-Max-Straße, is the Neptune Fountain, built in 1753. Especially at the dance festival, Kaiser-Max-Straße is transformed into a splendid avenue, which is almost reminiscent of a medieval tournament area.

Protected areas

There is a landscape protection area and two FFH areas in Kaufbeuren .

See also:

Biggest real Advent wreath in the world

The Advent wreath in Kaufbeuren has a diameter of eight meters . According to the information provided by Kaufbeuren Marketing, the largest real Advent wreath in the world, which consists of real fir branches, is set up at the Neptune Fountain in the city of Kaufbeuren from the First Advent to Epiphany. The wax candles of the wreath are around 150 centimeters high and weigh around 150 kilograms. The wreath seems to hang on the fork of Neptune with ribbons of fabric. On the first of Advent, the first candle is lit with the blessing of the Protestant and Catholic city pastors. Every evening the evangelical congregation provides a so-called "bed treat" on the Advent wreath. Songs are sung, stories read and sweets distributed.

Regular events

Citizens' festival in Neugablonz
  • Dance festival : The dance festival takes place every year in July before the summer holidays. It is considered the oldest children's festival in Bavaria. Parades and events in traditional historical, medieval and early modern costumes take place, whichare supposed to remind ofthe (historically secured) visits of Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century.
  • A new beginning : Kaufbeurer carnival event

freetime and sports

Kaufbeuren Clinic
Kaufbeuren Air Base

Economy and Infrastructure

In 2016, Kaufbeuren generated a gross domestic product (GDP) of € 1.558 billion within the city limits . In the same year, GDP per capita was € 36,296 (Bavaria: € 44,215, Germany € 38,180). In 2016 there were around 25,200 gainfully employed people in the city. The unemployment rate was 3.8% in December 2018.

In the 2016 future atlas , the urban district of Kaufbeuren was ranked 188th out of 402 districts, municipal associations and urban districts in Germany, making it one of the places with a “balanced risk-opportunity mix” for the future. In the 2019 edition, it was ranked 82nd out of 401.

Established businesses

The Momm mechanical cotton spinning and weaving mill, founded by Christoph Friedrich Heinzelmann and other members of established merchant families in 1839 and insolvent in 2005, developed from medieval textile craft and trade in the first half of the 19th century . The listed factory site has been in the possession of the Unterthingau family Schoder since 2007 and is being renovated and developed as an industrial park. Around 25 companies are currently using the Momm business park , and large parts of the space are either vacant or temporarily let .

In the 1933 to 1935 for the Air Force of the Armed Forces built Kaufbeuren Air Base that was 1957-2013 Technical School of the Air Force 1 housed. The TSLw1 was the largest employer in the city with over 1,100 jobs until the 2010s, but is to move to other Bundeswehr locations by 2017; The reorganization was formally completed in 2013, and the site at the air base is to be closed completely. The conversion of the 2.3 km² site in connection with the loss of around 610 civilian jobs at the air base poses considerable problems for the city.

The computer manufacturer Kontron announced in 2013 that it would close its branch and plant in Kaufbeuren with over 200 employees.

In addition, the traditional brewing trade in Kaufbeuren is a regional economic factor. Of the 16 breweries temporarily located in Kaufbeuren, only the share brewery still exists today .

Commercial space on the southern edge of Kaufbeuren developed into the home of medium-sized electronics industries in the 1970s and 1980s. The location with large production halls and its own workers' settlement emerged from the typewriter production of the Alpina office machines that Olympia bought in 1969 . At the site, which was closed in 1975, at the beginning of the 1970s more than 1,400 employees were mainly employed in production.

The construction company Dobler has its headquarters in Kaufbeuren.

The globally active paper and corrugated cardboard manufacturer Hans Kolb Wellpappe from Memmingen operates a paper factory in the north of the city .

In 2013 the hydraulics manufacturer HAWE built a branch in Kaufbeuren on an area of ​​around 5 hectares, in which 400 jobs are to be created.

Other large employers are the technology company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann with around 440 jobs and the public service.

The district of Neugablonz was created in 1946 as a town of displaced persons on the site of a Dynamit AG factory and has been home to the glass, metal and jewelry industries since 1945.


The editorial team of the Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag produces the Kaufbeurer local part of the paper here. The county messenger publishing features in Kaufbeuren its own local newsroom for publication on Wednesday and Saturday. After the merger of Radio Ostallgäu with RSA - Der Allgäusender , a local program from Funkhaus Kaufbeuren will continue to be broadcast for the Kaufbeuren-Ostallgäu broadcast area.


In Kaufbeuren there is a district court , a tax office , a job center and an office for food, agriculture and forestry . The State Building Authority Kempten operates an office in Kaufbeuren. There is also a local branch of the technical relief organization .



Kaufbeuren is connected to two federal highways: the B 12 leads past Kaufbeuren with a direct connection and the B 16 runs directly through Kaufbeuren. Kaufbeuren is the only urban district in the old federal states that does not have its own motorway connection. The closest autobahn A 96 is at Buchloe and is about 20 km north of Kaufbeuren; it is fed via the B 12, which is partially expanded to three lanes.


Kaufbeuren station in May 1975

Kaufbeuren is on the Allgäubahn (KBS 970) , which runs between Munich and Lindau . This route is not electrified. Two intercity trains stop in Kaufbeuren every day on Deutsche Bahn long-distance services . As a replacement for the canceled Interregio of the DB, the alex , until 2010 Arriva-Länderbahn-Express, stops in Kaufbeuren, which runs between Munich and Oberstdorf or Lindau.

The Kaufbeuren station was put into operation in 1847 when the city was connected to the Ludwig-Süd-Nord-Bahn . The original station building was demolished in 1978 and replaced by a flat new building a year later. A planned new construction of the station building was postponed indefinitely by Deutsche Bahn at the end of 2013.

Due to its location in the extended catchment area of ​​Munich and Augsburg, there are numerous commuters .

Until 1972, the Kaufbeuren – Schongau branch line branched off from the Allgäu Railway in Kaufbeuren . This railway line has now been dismantled and largely replaced by a cycle path, the steam locomotive circuit or, later on, the Sachsenrieder Bähnle to Schongau .


The regional bus transport and the city bus network is operated by the Verkehrsgesellschaft Kirchweihtal mbH .


The former Kaufbeuren Air Base is south of Kaufbeuren . This is still in the possession of the German Armed Forces , but regular flight operations only take place there through the local aviation club. However, according to the press release by the Federal Defense Minister on October 26, 2011, the Bundeswehr site is to be closed. A withdrawal of the Bundeswehr is planned by 2017. The airfield and the associated areas would then be free for civil use.

The nearest commercial airport is Memmingen Airport , from which low-cost airlines and charter planes mainly fly to European destinations. The nearest major airport is Munich Airport, about 120 kilometers to the northeast .



In the city there are eight elementary and secondary schools, two special schools, as well as the Sophie-La-Roche-Realschule, the Marien-Realschule for girls, the Jakob-Brucker-Gymnasium , the Marien-Gymnasium for girls , the state technical college ( FOS) and vocational school (BOS) and the private business school Frenzel e. V.

There is also the state vocational school with the departments of economics and the like. Administration, electrical, wood, metal and paint technology, a state vocational school for housekeeping , a state vocational school for child care, a state vocational school for glass and jewelry , a vocational school for nursing, a vocational school for nursing in the Swabian district at the district hospital, a technical school for care of the elderly and the state technical school for agriculture.

Also located in Kaufbeuren is a branch of the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Justice in Bavaria , the Adult Education Center , the Municipal Singing and Music School and until December 31, 2013 the Air Force Technical School 1 at the air base .



  • The city of Kaufbeuren. Bauer-Verlag, Thalhofen,
    • Volume 1, ed. by Jürgen Kraus and Stefan Fischer with the assistance of Stefan Dieter: Political history and present of a city. 1999, ISBN 3-930888-60-2 .
    • Volume 2, ed. by Jürgen Kraus and Stefan Dieter: Art history, citizen culture and religious life. 2001, ISBN 3-930888-79-3 .
    • Volume 3, ed. by Jürgen Kraus, Stefan Dieter and Jörg Westerburg: Social history, economic development and population structure. 2006, ISBN 3-930888-99-8 .
  • Helmut Lausser: Compendium of sources on the history of Kaufbeuren in the Middle Ages. Bauer-Verlag, Thalhofen (series of 10 volumes);
    • Volume 1: Castle settlement and Staufer town. From praedium Buron to stat ze Beuren. 2005, ISBN 3-934509-55-X .
    • Volume 3: The citizens in their city. The sources on everyday bourgeois life in the medieval town of Kaufbeuren. 2011, ISBN 978-3-941013-68-1 .
    • Volume 5: Murders, Feuds, Quarrels. The sources on the history of jurisdiction and prosecution in the medieval imperial city of Kaufbeuren. 2010, ISBN 978-3-934509-90-0 .
    • Volume 6: Beneficiaries, sick people, poor needy. The sources on the history of the Hospital Foundation for the Holy Spirit in Kaufbeuren in the Middle Ages. 2009, ISBN 978-3-934509-71-9 .
    • Volume 8, part 1–2: Pastors, churches, soul masses. The sources on the history of parish and religious life in the city of Kaufbeuren from the Middle Ages to the introduction of the Reformation. 2008, ISBN 978-3-934509-67-2 (part 1), ISBN 978-3-934509-67-2 (part 2).
    • Volume 9: The sources on the history of the sisters in Maierhof up to the year 1550. 2004, ISBN 3-934509-49-5 .
  • Jürgen Kraus (Ed.): Kaufbeuren. Old city in a new light. Photos by Mathias Wild. Bauer-Verlag, Thalhofen 2009, ISBN 978-3-934509-88-7 (illustrated book).
  • Series of publications from the Stadtarchiv and Stadtmuseum Kaufbeuren. ZDB -ID 2219267-0 , annually published volumes published by Heimatverein and Stadtarchiv (multi-volume series) Bauer-Verlag, Thalhofen.

Watch TV:

  • Picture book Germany - Kaufbeuren . Bayerischer Rundfunk, first broadcast: April 6, 2008.

Web links

Commons : Kaufbeuren  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Kaufbeuren  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

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  5. ^ Community parts file section Swabia
  6. See Helmut Lausser: Die urbane Formung. Prehistory and early history of Kaufbeuren. In: Stefan Fischer, Jürgen Kraus (ed.): The city of Kaufbeuren I. History and present. Thalhofen 1999, p. 11 f.
  7. See ibid .: 12.
  8. Cf. Marcus Simm: The king's city at Buron. Kaufbeuren - An urban archaeological study on genesis, early development and topography. Thalhofen 2012, p. 41.
  9. Cf. Lausser 1999: 15 ff.
  10. See Simm 2012: 42 f.
  11. See Lausser 1999: 19 ff.
  12. See Annemarie Berning: The plague in Kaufbeuren. In: Kaufbeurer Geschichtsblätter 1987/11, p. 107 f.
  13. www.all-in.de  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.all-in.de  
  14. Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism. A documentation. Volume 1. Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0 , p. 152 f.
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  16. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 492, 601 .
  17. Figures, data, facts from the statistics of the city of Kaufbeuren (as of December 31, 2018; PDF; 1,947 kB)
  18. See BSLK , p. 766; see. P. 17.
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