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Altshausen
Gate building of Altshausen Palace.
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Ravensburg District
Municipal assoc. Altshausen
Founded
First mentioned
Government
 • Mayor Patrick Bauser
Area
 • Total 20.48 km2 (7.91 sq mi)
Elevation 594 m (1,949 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,630
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88361
Dialling codes 07584
Vehicle registration RV
Website www.altshausen.de

Altshausen is a small Swabian municipality (c. 4,700 inhabitants) near Ravensburg, Ravensburg District, Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany.

Geography[]

Altshausen is situated in Upper Swabia, about 40 kilometers north of Lake Constance. North-west of the village is the Upper Danube Nature Park while to the South-west is the hill-chain of the Altdorfer Wald.

Main sights[]

It is notable for its Teutonic Order castle and as the birthplace of Hermann of Reichenau. In the center of the town there is the Altshausen Schloss, which is the main palace still owned by the House of Wurttemberg.

Sightseeing[]

Altshausen is part of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route, a tourist road from the Swabian Alps to Upper Swabia. On both routes the tourists can visit many monuments and points of view.

Transport[]

Altshausen is located at the Herbertingen-Aulendorf railway.

Sister cities[]

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References[]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. 31 December 2009. http://www.statistik-bw.de/Veroeffentl/Statistische_Berichte/3126_10001.pdf. 

External links[]

  • [http:// Official website] (in German)

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