Weingarten (until 1865: Altdorf) is a medium-sized town in the south east of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The city of Weingarten is to the neighboring town of Ravensburg and Wangen im Allgäu the third largest city in the district of Ravensburg. Since 1 January 1974, it is a large district. It extends to 12.17 sq km and has about 23,900 inhabitants. The origins of the settlement date back to the 5th century. It has distinguished itself for centuries by the kingdom founded by the Guelph Weingarten Abbey, the monastery church is north of the largest churches in the Baroque style in the Alps and one of the most important Baroque organs in Germany hosts. Weingarten is the seat of a teacher training college and a college of technology, economy and social services. The city is nationally known as a carnival stronghold and the Blutritt, an annual procession of riders in honor of the Holy Blood relic.
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