Bad Buchau

Bad Buchau

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Bad Buchau

Coordinates: 48°3′58″N 9°36′36″E / 48.06611°N 9.61000°E / 48.06611; 9.61000Coordinates: 48°3′58″N 9°36′36″E / 48.06611°N 9.61000°E / 48.06611; 9.61000
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Biberach
  Mayor Peter Diesch
  Total 23.77 km2 (9.18 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 4,033
  Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88422
Dialling codes 07582
Vehicle registration BC

Bad Buchau (  ) (formerly Buchau) is a small town in the district of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany with about 4,000 inhabitants. It is situated near Lake Federsee, which is separated from the town by a wide reed belt.

Bad Buchau incorporates the nine villages of Allmannsweiler, Dürnau, Kanzach, Betzenweiler, Moosburg, Alleshausen, Seekirch, Tiefenbach, and Oggelshausen, as well as the outlying farm settlements of Ottobeurer Hof, Bruckhof, and Henauhof. Also part of Bad Buchau is the formerly independent district of Kappel.

The official language is German, with day-to-day conversations by the majority of its inhabitants in the Swabian dialect.

From the 13th century to the mediatisation of 1803, Buchau had the particularity of being the seat of both an Imperial Abbey and a Free Imperial City. In terms of area, it was one of the smallest such cities and its island situation eliminated the necessity to erect city walls and towers. Buchau, however, lost its insular benefits after the water level of Lake Federsee had been lowered on two occasions.


Location of the Imperial Abbey and the Free Imperial City of Buchau
The convent and abbey church in the late 19th century
View of the abbey complex


World heritage site

The prehistoric settlement at Siedlung Forschner is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]


The most prominent company is "Franz Kessler GmbH", based in Bad Buchau's light industrial area of Kappel.

Sons and daughters of the town

Hermann Einstein


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