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Marktoberdorf is Germany's highest district city (758 m) and a popular recreation centre, located directly on Wertach.

Next to the Kurfürstlichen Schloss, built by the prince-bishops of the High Monastery of Augsburg, the church Martinskirche with Rococo magnificence cast a spell over its visitors. In 1744, the last prince-bishop of Oberdorf, Prince Clemens Wenceslaus, created the present natural monumental Lindenallee.

Despite the fact that a place had got the right to hold a market 500 years ago, only in 1953 the village Oberdorf became a city Marktoberdorf.

A wide range of museums is open to the public - the City museum, the Riesengebirgsmuseum, the Paul-Röder-Museum or the Künstlerhaus invite you to linger. The museum of local history in the Hartmannhaus with its lovingly designed farm garden awakens a feeling of nostalgia and presents countless antiques from the scenic characterized past of the "upper village".