Altenstadt, Upper Bavaria

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Altenstadt
Coat of arms of Altenstadt
Coat of arms
Altenstadt is located in Germany
Altenstadt
Altenstadt
Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°52′E / 47.817°N 10.867°E / 47.817; 10.867Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°52′E / 47.817°N 10.867°E / 47.817; 10.867
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Weilheim-Schongau
Government
 • Mayor Albert Hadersbeck
Area
 • Total 18.66 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Elevation 722 m (2,369 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,230
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86972
Dialling codes 08861
Vehicle registration WM
Website www.altenstadt-obb.de

Altenstadt is a municipality in the Weilheim-Schongau district, in Bavaria, Germany.

History[edit]

Altenstadt ("Old Town") is the former Schongau - a large proportion of residents moved in the 13th century only a few kilometers further and founded a new settlement at the River Lech, and took the town's name as well.

Basilica of St. Michael

A significant sight is the Romanesque basilica minor of St. Michael with remains of medieval wall painting and several examples of Romanesque sculpture.

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