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Wangen

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Wangen

DE-88239 Wangen im Allgäu

Geodetic coordinates

47.686200 9.834000

Communication

Wangen, Herrenstrasse with the typical ornate houses
Wangen, Herrenstrasse with the typical ornate houses
Wangen, market square with town hall and St. Martinus Church
Wangen, market square with town hall and St. Martinus Church
Wangen, Paradiesstrasse with Martinstor
Wangen, Paradiesstrasse with Martinstor
Wangen, Bindstrasse with tower of Sankt Martin
Wangen, Bindstrasse with tower of Sankt Martin

Wangen im Allgäu is a city with around 27,000 inhabitants in Baden Württemberg, Germany. The Landesgartenschau will take place here in 2024.

Understand

The city was first mentioned in 815 (and therefore celebrated its 1200th birthday in 2015). The old town (city centre) is well preserved and features buildings from the early middle ages until the late baroque era.

See

  • City Hall (Rathaus). The oldest parts of the city hall are from the Staufen era (around 11-13th century). In 1721 the Baroque facade which you can see from the market square was added.
  • Martinstor (Lindauer Tor). A gate which was first mentioned in 1347, but its current form is from 1608. It is also referred to as Lindauer Tor, since the street that starts from the gate leads to Lindau Wikivoyage Icon.
  • Frauentor (Ravensburger Tor).
  • Kornhaus, Postplatz. Built in 1600, this building was used as storage facility for grain. Nowadays it houses the public library.
  • Stadtmuseum (City Museum), Eselberg 1, +49 7522 912682. The city museum includes several exhibitions in various buildings that can all be reached from the main building (the old mill with the still functioning mill wheel). The exhibitions include a cheese museum, mechanical instruments, a historic public bath which was used for bathing and curing diseases, a printing museum and more. (updated Sep 2017)

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