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Oberreitnau is located in the northeast of Lindau
View from the Hangnach, a drumlin, of Oberreitnau. In the background the foothills of the Pfänder and the Western Allgäu.

Oberreitnau is a district of Lindau (Lake Constance) .


Oberreitnau, one of the two northern districts of Lindau along with Unterreitnau , was an independent municipality for a long time. The district with currently around 2500 inhabitants is still characterized by a village. The place itself has a parish church dedicated to Saint Pelagius . The area of ​​the former municipality is 954.02  hectares .

Oberreitnau is surrounded by some drumlins . It is on the Munich – Lindau railway line .


Smaller districts, mostly hamlets in this area are Gitzenweiler, Goldschmidsmühle, Greit, Höhenreute, Hugelitz, Humbertsweiler, Lattenweiler, Oberrengersweiler, Sauters, Sulzenmoos, Waltersberg, Bahnholz, Dachsberg (formerly Daxberg), Grünlach, Hangnach, Paradies and Sulzenberg.

Neighboring communities

In the north Oberreitnau borders on the Baden-Württemberg community of Achberg ( Ravensburg district ), in the east on the community of Weißensberg . The Lindau districts of Hochbuch and Unterreitnau are to the south and west .


The name goes back to the gender of the Reitau .
There is the spelling "von Reitau" as well as "von Raitenau", first mentioned in 805 .

From 1325, those of Raitenau are documented in Vorder- (or Unter-) Raitenau in the Allgäu, temporarily also in Ober-Raitenau, north of Lindau. The Raitenau emigrated to the Allgäu after their old castle in the Swiss rule of Lenzburg was broken by the Habsburgs.

The von Raitenau sold their moated castle Unter-Raitenau to the Ravensburger patrician Hans Hübschlin in 1375 . Johann Hans Rudolf von Raitenau was Prince Abbot of the Prince Abbey of Kempten from 1507 to 1523 .
Hans Gauzenz von Raitenau received the “Burg Hofen” as an Austrian fief in 1562 and had Hofen Castle built in Lochau on this site in 1584/85 . Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau (1559–1617) was born at Hofen Palace and was later Archbishop of Salzburg (1587–1612). In 1632 the von Raitenau were raised to the rank of count, and in 1671 the family finally went out with the death of Rudolf Hannibal Graf von Raitenau (1632–1671).

On July 1, 1971, Oberreitnau was merged with the neighboring community of Unterreitnau to form the municipality of Reitnau , which was incorporated into Lindau on January 1, 1976.

At the time of the census on May 25, 1987, the population of the former municipal area was 1586 people.


Oberreitnau is the final stop of line 3 of the Lindau city bus . There was a train stop there on the Lindau – Hergatz – Memmingen / Kempten – Buchloe – Munich route. The associated building has been preserved, the breakpoint is to be repaired and put back into operation after having been abandoned for decades.


  • Leisure center Oberreitnau (FZZ)


  • Sports club TSV 1921 Oberreitnau eV
  • Oberreitnau eV tennis club
  • Musikverein Oberreitnau
  • Friends of the Oberreitnau swimming pool
  • Friends of the Oberreitnau primary school
  • "Bommelmänner" - friends of the Oberreitnau children's ball
  • Voluntary fire brigade Oberreitnau eV

Sons and daughters

Web links

Commons : Oberreitnau  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of Lenzburg Castle
  2. Family tree of the Raitenau family
  3. ^ Description of the Oberamt Tettnang / B
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 513 .
  5. Railway stations | ABS 48: upgraded Munich-Lindau border D / A. Retrieved June 6, 2020 .

Coordinates: 47 ° 36 '  N , 9 ° 41'  E