Buchau


BUCHAU   

Buchau-federsee-um-1663

Buchau-federsee-um-1663 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imperial Free City in southwestern Germany, now the town of Bad Buchau in Baden-Württemberg.   It stands on Federsee, a lake between the Rivers Danube and Riß (Riss), southwest of Biberach, and began as a market settlement outside the walls of a nunnery, becoming a Free City c.1320.

Together with the nunnery it was mediatised and given to the Prince of Thurn and Taxis in 1802-3;  he in turn was mediatised in 1806 and Buchau became part of Württemberg.

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