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The region Donau-Iller

lies at the heart of Europe and centrally in Southern Germany at the gateway of the Federal states Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria

Landkreise und kreisfreie Städte der Region Donau-Iller

The part of Baden-Wuerttemberg is formed of the Alb-Donau-Kreis, the county of Biberach and the urban district of Ulm. In the Bavarian part these are the counties Günzburg, Neu-Ulm, Unterallgäu as well as the urban district Memmingen.

Donau and Iller

The region Donau-Iller is named after the two rivers Danube (Donau) and Iller, which flow through this area. At the confluence of Iller and Danube lies the center of the region, the two cities Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Ulm is the former free imperial town and is well-known in the inland and abroad by its Münster with the highest steeple of the world (161m).

The characteristic of frontier crossing

The region has developed as a result of  the uniform, closely interwoven living space and regional market, which is separated by the frontier marked by Danube and Iller.This also explains the unique character of the region results: The region Donau-Iller is the only single-level transnational planning association in the whole German territory. It was a brave step, which the two countries took  in 1973, when they passed the State treaty on co-operation in regional development and  planning in the region.

In Baden-Wuerttemberg there are the districts Alb-Donau-Kreis, Biberach and the City of Ulm.

In Bavaria there are the districts Günzburg, Neu-Ulm, Unterallgäu and the City of Memmingen.

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Last update: 08.31.2012