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Tettnang
Tettnang
is a town in the Bodensee district
Bodensee district
in southern Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg
in a region of Germany
Germany
known as Swabia. It lies 7 kilometers from Lake Constance. The region produces significant quantities of Tettnang
Tettnang
hop, an ingredient of beer, and ships them to breweries throughout the world.

Contents

1 History 2 Population development 3 Trivia 4 Gallery 5 Sons and daughters of the town 6 Other personalities associated with Tettnang 7 External links 8 References

History[edit] Tettinang or Tettinac was first mentioned in 882 in a document of the Abbey of St. Gall. In the beginning of the 10th century the castle of the Counts of Montfort was built near the town. The town privileges were granted in 1294 by King Adolf of Nassau. The reign of the Counts of Montfort ended 1780 when they sold the county to Austria, along with Tettnang
Tettnang
Castle to pay debts. The county became part of Further Austria
Austria
under the house of Habsburg. In the Peace of Pressburg of 1805 it became Bavarian property which gave it to Württemberg
Württemberg
five years later. With the merge of Baden, Hohenzollern and Württemberg
Württemberg
in 1952 it became part of the new formed state Baden-Württemberg. Until 1973 it was capital of the district Tettnang
Tettnang
which was merged with parts of district of Überlingen
Überlingen
to form the Bodenseekreis. Population development[edit]

Year 1450 1848 1960 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2015

Inhabitants ~ 650 ~ 1,400 7,115 16,251 17,432 18,323 18,213 18,467 18,571 18,806 18,975

Trivia[edit] The second release of the Linux operating system Fedora was named "Tettnang" because of the hops grown in Tettnang
Tettnang
being used for making beer. The release was preceded by the beer-related name "Yarrow" (an early substitute for hops) and followed by "Heidelberg" (a German city and the name of a distributor of beer).[2] The anti-virus software vendor Avira, a company with around 100 million customers and 500 employees all over the world has its headquarters in Tettnang. Based near Lake Constance, the security specialist is one of the biggest regional entrepreneurs. Gallery[edit]

Altar of Saint George's church, Tettnang

The new castle

Gate Castle

Gate Castle: Coat of arm

City Hall (Old Castle)

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Winfried Brugger
Winfried Brugger
(1950-2010), legal scientist Sascha Rösler
Sascha Rösler
(born 1977), footballer Thiemo Storz (born 1991), racing car driver Gregor Traber
Gregor Traber
(born 1992), athlete Marco Mathis
Marco Mathis
(born 1994), cyclist

Other personalities associated with Tettnang[edit]

Eduard Adorno (1920-2000), landowner and politician (CDU) Ivan Shekov (born 1942), composer and concert pianist Thom Barth (born 1951), painter, graphic artist and installation artist

External links[edit]

Official City Homepage Tettnang
Tettnang
Hop Growers, Germany

References[edit]

^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt
Statistisches Bundesamt
(in German). 2016.  ^ Fedora release names

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Towns and municipalities in Bodensee (district)

Bermatingen Daisendorf Deggenhausertal Eriskirch Frickingen Friedrichshafen Hagnau am Bodensee Heiligenberg Immenstaad
Immenstaad
am Bodensee Kressbronn am Bodensee Langenargen Markdorf Meckenbeuren Meersburg Neukirch Oberteuringen Owingen Salem Sipplingen Stetten Tettnang Überlingen Uhldingen-Mühlhofen

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 236804208 GND: 4059580-8

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