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Constance ~ Imperial Free City

CONSTANCE, Imperial Free City.   KONSTANZ. City of southern Germany, on the Rhine as it flows from Lake Constance (Bodensee) into the smaller lake, Untersee;  the old city is on the southern bank of the river. Constance was the seat of … Continue reading

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Calw

CALW    County in the Holy Roman Empire, in Swabia.   The town of Calw is WSW of Stuttgart and SSE of Pforzheim and is today the administrative centre of the Landkreis of Calw in Baden-Württemberg. The County was powerful and important … Continue reading

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Büsingen

BÜSINGEN An enclave of German territory within Switzerland, north of the Rhine and east of Schaffhausen.  It was a fragment of Austrian territory until 1805, when it passed to Württemberg, in 1810 to Baden, and is now in Baden-Württemberg.

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Bucchorn

BUCCHORN Imperial Free City in southwestern Germany, now the greater part of  the town of FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, which stands on the northern shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee) and  is the capital of Bodenseekreis in Baden-Württemberg. Bucchorn was the capital of a … Continue reading

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Bobfingen

BOPFINGEN Imperial Free City in eastern Swabia, west of Nördlingen.   The town is now in the Ostalbkreis in Baden-Wurttemberg. It was founded by the Hohenstaufen and was later frequently pawned, usually to the Counts of Oettingen, by needy Kings.   The … Continue reading

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Biberach

BIBERACH   Now Biberach an der Riß (a tributary of the Danube), to distinguish it from several other Biberachs. Town in southwestern Germany, SSW of Ulm, and a former Imperial Free City, which today, with its surrounding district, forms a Landkreis … Continue reading

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Baden-Württemberg

The southwestern Land in the German Federal Republic. Much of its territory had been part of the old Duchy of Swabia, though the north lay in Franconia, and included some of the key lands of the Electors Palatine, including their … Continue reading

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Badenweiler

BADENWEILER Town and former Imperial lordship in southwest Baden-Württemberg, north of Lorrach. Part of the lands of the Dukes of Zähringen, it became the dowry of Clementia of Zähringen when she married Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, c.1148.  He … Continue reading

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Baden(Germany)

BADEN(Germany) A principality, successively a Margraviate, Electorate and Grand Duchy, in southwestern Germany (after 1918 a Land in the Weimar Republic); A Nazi Party Gau; A Land  in the postwar period 1.  The Margraviate had taken its name from a … Continue reading

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Baar

BAAR District in the Black Forest in southwestern Germany, on the upper Danube and on one of its two principal headstreams, the River Brege.   The area today is part of the Schwarzwald-Baar Kreis, whose capital is Villengen-Schwenningen, in the Land … Continue reading

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Altdorf

ALTDORF The one-time capital of the Welf lands in Swabia stands near Lake Constance (Bodensee) and belongs to the Ravensburg Landkreis in  Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany.  It is now part of the town of Weingarten, which grew up beside the … Continue reading

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Allgäu

ALLGÄU    Or, Algäu. District in early Germany, now mostly in the southwestern corner of Bavaria but earlier in eastern Swabia.   Much of it is drained by the River Iller.   Allgäu survives in place-names such as Immenstadt-im Allgäu, the Allgäuer Alps … Continue reading

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