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Braunau am Inn District

Bezirk Braunau am Inn
District
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
Number of municipalities 46
Area
 • Total 1,040.38 km2 (401.69 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 99,848
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bezirk Braunau am Inn is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Memorial blocks 2
  • Municipalities 3
  • External links 4

History

During the Bavarian uprising of 1705 and 1706 the country defense congress ( "Braunau Parliament") was held in Braunau. In addition to the leader Johann Georg Meindl born in Weng, Christian Probst wrote of other leaders from the court of Braunau: old Hofbauer from Wuerlach, the rotbartete Schwaiger, Schienkhueber zu Mitterndorf, Neuhauser zu Hochburg, Meindlsberger in office at Eggelsberg, the innkeeper of Ibm and Baron of Taufkirchen, who was a civil servant there.

The district was created in 1868.

Memorial blocks

The Cologne artist Gunter Demnig laid 13 memorial blocks for Victims of National Socialism on the 11 and 12 August in the district of Braunau am Inn. The former "home district of the Führer" is the first district or county in the German speaking parts of Europe to memorialize Nazi victims in this form and in those proportions. Gunter Demnig has placed over 20,000 pavement stones with the inscription “Hier wohnte” (German for “here lived”) in front of the houses of Nazi victims since 1997. However, this occurred mostly in cities, the practice in rural communities remained the exception.

Municipalities

The district of Braunau am Inn is divided into 46 municipalities, including three towns (Städte) (indicated in bold) and five market towns (Marktgemeiden) (indicated in italics)

Suburbs, hamlets and other subdivisions of a municipality are indicated in small characters.

External links

  • Official site

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