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Wasserburg am Bodensee

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Wasserburg am Bodensee is one of the three Bavarian municipalities on the shores of Lake Constance. It is a well known resort, sought out for the supposedly healthy nature of its atmosphere.GeographyParts of the municipalityThe community is made up of several distinct districts: WasserburgWasserburg (Church and Castle)MooslachenMittenReutenenHengnauHattnauHegeHistoryWasserburg was founded in 784, at which time it lay on an island. It was part of the lands of the monastery of St Gallen. In 1384 it came within the power of the Counts of Montfort, who sold it in 1592 to the Fuggers. In 1720 the island became a peninsula when it was linked to the mainland by a causeway, some of whose sandstone columns still remain.In 1755, the Fuggers gave up sovereignty over Wasserburg to the Habsburgs in settlement of some debts, so the town then formed part of Austria, under the governance of Tettnang. In 1806 Napoleon Bonaparte transferred its sovereignty to the kingdom of Bavaria.A steamship pier was built in 1872, the first railway station in 1899, and electric lighting was introduced in 1911/12.
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