Oettingen in Bayern

Oettingen In Bayern

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Oettingen in Bayern

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Oettingen in Bayern is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 29 km northwest of Donauwörth, and 14 km northeast of Nördlingen.

Geography

The town is located on the Wörnitz, a branch of the Danube, and lies on the northern edge of the Ries, a gigantic crater 25 km in diameter.

Stadtgliederung:



Industry

The Oettinger Brewery, who make Germany's best-selling brand of beer, has its main brewery and headquarters in Oettingen.

History

Neolithic findings indicate that the region was settled around 5000 BC. Archaeologists have also discovered the remains of a Bronze Age settlement and a Roman village.Oettingen was largely destroyed by an Allied bombing raid in January 1945.

Culture and Points of Interest

Königsturm (lit. King's Tower): The tower of the lower gate, the so called King's Tower, is the only one along the city fortifications to have been preserved. The lower outskirts used to be located on the outside, and were secluded by an exterior lower gate. The lower level still exhibits remains of the tower from the thirteenth century. The city governors together with the citizens constructed a new tower in 1594–96. Cells from the city jail remain on the inside.
Rathaus (City Hall): The city hall is one of the most outstanding examples of the Swabian Fachwerk style. The stone entry level and portal were built in 1431 while the upper floors......
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