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Ravensburg, seen from the west
Ravensburg, seen from the west
Coat of arms of Ravensburg
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Ravensburg
Municipal assoc. Mittleres Schussental
450 m (1,480 ft)
 • Total 50,897
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 0751
Vehicle registration RV
Mixed Imperial City of Ravensburg

Paritätische Reichsstadt Ravensburg
Status Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Ravensburg
Government Republic
Historical era Middle Ages
• City founded
before 1088
• Gained Reichsfreiheit
• Mediatised to Bavaria
• Acquired by Württemberg
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Spoleto
Electorate of Bavaria

Ravensburg is a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. It is the capital of the district of Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg.

As of 2002, it has about 48,000 people.

Ravensburg was first mentioned in 1088. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City and an important trading centre. The "Great Ravensburg Trading Society" (Große Ravensburger Handelsgesellschaft) owned shops and trading companies all over Europe.

The historic town centre is still very much intact, including three town gates and over 10 towers of the medieval fortification.

The town's most popular festival is the "Rutenfest" in mid year.

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