The river Iller has shaped this country town (17,000 inhabitants), situated at the border of Baden-Würtemberg but having already been Bavarian so much longer than other parts of Swabia. Since 1954, Illertissen has been town looking back onto a history of more than 100 years. The renaissance castle of Vöhlin, greeting down of its hill, is the town’s landmark and houses today county court and museum of local history and apiculture. The recently renovated baroque hall and the castle’s chapel are well worth seeing as well. Another particular highlight of the townscape is certainly the parochial church St. Martin. The centuries-old chapel shelters the late-renaissance altar made by master Christoph Rodt (1604) and since April 2006 a big carillon of 49 bells in the tower. This way, the belfry of Illertissen is the first to have such a carillon in Bavaria.
Sights and museums
Vöhlinschloss 12th/13th Jahrhundert
Parish church “St. Martin” with high altar from the German High Renaissance (1604) and carillion.
Historische Schranne – tithe shed from the 17th century.
Museum of local history: open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 14-17 o’clock.
Egerländer-Elbogener Heimatstuben: Vistits only after previous reservation under phone 0 73 03 / 17 211.
Bee museum: open Tuesday 16-20 o’clock, Wednesday 9-12 and 14-17 o’clock, Saturday 13-17 o’clock, Sunday and Bank Holiday 13-17 o’clock.
Sports and leisure activities
The public pool Nautilla, the bathing, sport and wellness island invites you all over the year to make some holiday: A giant water-slide, aqua gymnastics and a large sauna have to offer something to everyone.
Opening hours: The Nautilla is open for you every day, early in the morning as well as late in the evening! For detailed information please contact 07303-42744. www.nautilla.com
Biking tours from the Vöhlin to the Fugger lead you through the whole southern district Neu-Ulm and alongside the Iller.
City tours on demand: phone 0 73 03 / 17 211
How to get there
Railroad line Ulm-Oberstdorf, Illertissen train station
Veranstaltungen in Illertissen
- 01.07.- 31.08.
Veranstaltungsreihe “Live im Sperrbezirk” – Marktplatz
Jubiläumsfest “100 Jahre Freistaat Bayern”
- 01.08.- 31.08.
- 08.09.- 09.09.
21. Illertisser Gartenlust auf der Jungviehweide (Staudengärtnerei Gaißmayer und Museum der Gartenkultur) Parallel dazu: Kraut- und Rübenmarkt auf dem Schrannenplatz
4. Illertisser Musiknacht
- 06.10.- 21.10.
Festival der jungen Künstler
- 01.07.- 31.08.