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KAUFBEUREN (German pronunciation: ) is an independent town in the Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
of Swabia , Bavaria
Bavaria
. The town is completely enclaved within the district of Ostallgäu
Ostallgäu
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Districts * 2 Mayors

* 3 Culture and Objects of Interest

* 3.1 Museums

* 4 Famous residents * 5 Kaufbeuren Air Base * 6 Tänzelfest * 7 Partner Towns * 8 References * 9 External links

DISTRICTS

* Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren
(Altstadt - Old Town) * Hirschzell * Kemnat * Neugablonz * Oberbeuren

MAYORS

Stefan Bosse (CSU) is the Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
of Kaufbeuren
Kaufbeuren
since November 2004. He was reelected in March 2014 with 57,48 % of the votes.

CULTURE AND OBJECTS OF INTEREST

* Townhall (built 1879–1881) * Crescentiakloster (founded 1150) * Historic Old Town with partially conserved, historic city wall * St.-Martins-Kirche * Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower) * St.-Blasius-Kirche * Hexenturm * Gerberturm * Pulverturm * Münzturm * Sywollnturm * Zollhäuschen * Stadttheater Kaufbeuren * kunsthaus kaufbeuren

MUSEUMS

* Stadtmuseum * Feuerwehrmuseum * Puppentheater-Museum * Isergebirgs-Museum (Neugablonz)

FAMOUS RESIDENTS

* Maria Crescentia Höss (1682-1744), nun, beatified 1900, sainted 2001 * Sophie von La Roche
Sophie von La Roche
(1730-1807, writer * Ludwig Ganghofer (1855-1920), writer

Ludwig Ganghofer 1908 painted by Friedrich August von Kaulbach

* Rudolf Roessler (1897-1958), publisher and spy * Wilhelm Walcher (1910-2005), physicist * Hans Liebherr
Hans Liebherr
(1915-1993) master mason, inventor of the mobile tower crane and founder of the international Liebherr Group. * Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(born 1929), poet, writer and publisher * Walter Riester
Walter Riester
(born 1943), politician (SPD), Secretary of State for Employment 1998-2002 * Dieter Hegen , (born 1962), former ice-hockey player

Maria Crescentia Höss

* Erich Weishaupt (born 1952), ice hockey player * Alexander Sulzer
Alexander Sulzer
, (born 1984), ice hockey player

KAUFBEUREN AIR BASE

The Kaufbeuren Air Base was established as a Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
station in 1935. When seized by the United States Army in May 1945 at the end of World War II it was discovered to be the final location of Nazi Party 's top secret FA signals intelligence and cryptanalytic agency. After serving as a U.S. airbase during the post-war period, the field was ultimately returned to the town, and today serves as a German Air Force training field.

TäNZELFEST

The Tänzelfest is a festival, which takes place usually at the end of June. Children re-enact the history of the town in traditional costume. There are a lot of events at this time.

PARTNER TOWNS

* Ferrara
Ferrara
,