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Encyclopedia > Biberach an der Riß
Biberach - Coat of Arms
Biberach - Coat of Arms

Biberach is a city in the south of Germany, capital of the district Biberach in Baden-Württemberg. To distinguish it from the other Biberachs it is called Biberach an der Riß after the small river Riß which flows through the city (the Riß/Riss also gave its name to the Riss Glaciation period). PNG of JPEG coat of arms. ... Biberach is a district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... With an area of 35,742 km² and 10. ... Biberach is the name of two German towns, one district, and one part of a town. ... Glaciation, often called an ice age, is a geological phenomenon in which massive ice sheets form in the Arctic and Antarctic and advance toward the equator. ...


Biberach has a population of about 32,000, and is located in Swabia between the river Danube and Lake Constance. The marketplace with its patrician buildings, its fountain and its renovated town hall is one of the loveliest in the south of Germany. Swabia (German Schwabenland) is a historic region in Germany and a language area. ... Length 2,888 km Elevation of the source 1,078 m Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 m³/s Vienna: 1,900 m³/s Budapest: 2,350 m³/s just before Delta: 6,500 m³/s Area watershed 817,000 km² Origin Black Forest (Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden- Württemberg, Germany... Lake Constance (German Bodensee, also known as Schwäbisches Meer (informally) and sometimes written Lake of Constance) is a lake on the Rhine between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. ...


Biberach is a very important city for apprentices because quite a few big companies like EnBW, Liebherr, KaVo, and Boehringer Ingelheim are located here.

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History

For many centuries, Biberach was an Imperial Free City (German: Freie Reichsstadt) in the Holy Roman Empire. In that role it participated in the 1792 Reichstag. In the Holy Roman Empire, an Imperial Free City (in German: Freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the Emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes and dukes of... This page is about the Germanic empire. ... The Holy Roman Empire was one of the strangest political structures in the world. ... The term Reichstag [ɹaɪʃtag] (in English: Imperial Diet) is a composition of German Reich (Empire) and tag (which does not mean day here, but is a derivate of the verb tagen, which means assembling for debate). ...


In 1803, Biberach was annexed by the Grand Duchy of Baden. In 1806, it was traded to the Kingdom of Württemberg. In 1871 it became part of the Empire of Germany. Baden is a territory in the southwest of what later became unified Germany. ... Württemberg (often spelled Wurttemberg in English) refers to an area and a former state in Swabia, a region in south-western Germany. ... The Federal Republic of Germany is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. ...


Industry

KaVo

KaVo (Kaltenbach & Voigt) is a leading company in producing dental medicine equipment and products like instruments, dental systems, laboratory and equipment for training centers for universities. The head office is in Biberach. But KaVo has production locations and sales locations all over the world, e.g in Brasil, England, USA, Canada, Russia, France, Italy, etc. In March 2004, Danaher, an American industrial company, took over KaVo in order to improve its portfolio in terms of dental technology. Since a massive loss of jobs is expected, waves of solidarity have tried to help KaVo's workers' council. Even Walter Riester, Germany's former Secretary of Labour, is involved in that.


Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim investigates, develops, produces and commercializes drugs for people all over the world. With about 35.529 employees who are employed in 156 countries on all continents, today, Boehringer Ingelheim is part of the most research intensive enterprises internationally. Boehringer Ingelheim was founded in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany in 1885, where the corporate headquarters are still located today. Boehringer Ingelheim is a global pharmaceutical company. ... Ingelheim am Rhein is the administrative centre of the Mainz-Bingen local government district, situated on the left bank of the Rhine within the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The town has approx. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


EnBW

EnBW means „Energy Baden-Württemberg“. Its coporate center is in Karlsruhe. In Stuttgart there is the „Regional Center“. An exciting chapter of the success story began with the merger of Badenwerk AG and Energie-Versorgung Schwaben AG in the year 1997. The EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG was born. EnBW is Germany's third largest energy company. In Biberach there are about 900 employees. The firm employs 125 trainees. Every year the EnBW gives young people the chance for a position as an apprentice. Also the EnBW is trying to protect the environment. Map of Germany showing Karlsruhe Coat of Arms of Karlsruhe Karlsruhe castle at night Karlsruhe (population 282,595 in December 2003) is a city of Germany, in the Baden-Württemberg Bundesland, located near the French-German border. ... Stuttgart is a city located in southern Germany, it is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, and has a population of approximately 600,000 as of June 2004. ...


Liebherr Biberach

The beginning of Liebherr Biberach was in 1954. The firm produces many sorts of cranes. 1700 people and 112 trainees work there. Dr. Hans Liebherr invented the crane in 1949 in Kirchdorf/Iller. You can find Liebherr products all over the world. For example Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the USA and so on. 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Iller (ancient name Hilaria) is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ...


Twin towns

Biberach is twinned with Asti (I), Valence/Drôme (F), Telavi (Georgia), Tendring District (UK) and Swidnica (PL). It also has close links to Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in Southern Europe. ... Location within France Valence is a commune in south-eastern France, the capital of the département of Drôme, situated on the left bank of the Rhône, 65 miles south of Lyon on the railway to Marseille. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Telavi is a main city of Georgias eastern province of Kakheti, on the eastern slope of Tsiv-Gombori mountain-range. ... Tendring is a local government district in Essex, England. ... Świdnica (German Schweidnitz) is a town in southwestern Poland. ... In mid-17th century a rebellion of Cossacks led by Bohdan Chmielnicki ushered in the turbulent time known as The Deluge (potop). ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ...


Entertainment

Arts

Biberach not only has a film festival for German films which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2003, the "Filmfest Biberach", but will as of 2004 also have a second festival, the Biberach Independent Film Festival that focusses of shorts and documentaries. Both festivals run almost parallel in November. The Biberach Independent Film Festival (B.I.F.F.) had its premiere in November 2004 in the southwestern German town of Biberach an der Riß (situated just south of Ulm. ...


Cafes, Clubs, Restaurants

Haberhäusle - A beautiful beer garden
Haberhäusle - A beautiful beer garden

In Biberach there are many cafés. If you want know where you can go for breakfast, for lunch, to party or only to chill in a lounge; check the website http://www.weberberg.de/, there you find a link "sceneführer" on the bottom. Beer garden at Biberach. ...


Biberach also has a number of beer gardens of which the "Haberhäusle" in Birkendorf ist the most beautiful one as it is located directly on the banks of the Riß.


"Biberacher Schützenfest"

The historical festival for children and the town. The event starts every year in the first July week for 9 days. In this time there are a lot of attractions for example. The name "Schützenfest" derives from the German verb schützen, meaning to protect, the festival is, therefore, a celebration of peace and expresses the hope that the town will be protected from war in the future.

  • Parade on the streets
  • Theme park
  • There are a lot of parties in the bars, cafès and so on.

Every year there is a big historical festival named “Schützenfest”. It takes place in the first week of July. There are historical processions with many different groups, a fairground and other historical performances. For the youth there are many bars and pubs and for the older ones there is a beer tent. So it's a lot of fun!


Sports in Biberach

BMX Initiative Biberach e.V. The BMX Park is near McDonald's in Biberach. The dirt and chillout area has about 5100 m². It receives many visitors from the whole world. You can ride your dirt bike, ride the mini-ramp or the big jump-box. BMX rider at Santa Monica beach BMX (an abbreviation for bicycle motocross) is a form of cycling on bikes, generally with 20 inch wheels. ... McDonalds Corporation ( NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants [1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ...


External links

  • Information from city hall (http://www.biberach-riss.de)
  • Biberach (http://weberberg.de) (alternative Website)
  • FMX/BMX X-treme Sport (http://www.bmx-bc.de)
  • Lafayette-Lounge (http://www.wmax.org)
  • Living in Biberach (http://www.campus-germany.de/english/4.22.3.2009.1.html)
  • Town/City Guide (http://www.weberberg.de/abc/texte/bc-international.html)
  • Liebherr (http://www.liebherr.com)

 
 

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