Bogen, Germany

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Bogen
Coat of arms of Bogen
Coat of arms
Bogen is located in Germany
Bogen
Bogen
Coordinates: 48°55′N 12°41′E / 48.917°N 12.683°E / 48.917; 12.683Coordinates: 48°55′N 12°41′E / 48.917°N 12.683°E / 48.917; 12.683
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Niederbayern
District Straubing-Bogen
Government
 • Mayor Franz Schedlbauer (CSU)
Area
 • Total 49.74 km2 (19.20 sq mi)
Elevation 322 m (1,056 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,767
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 94327
Dialling codes 09422
Vehicle registration SR
Website www.bogen.de

Bogen (English: Bow) is a town in the district of Straubing-Bogen in Bavaria, Germany. It has a population of 10,105. Bogen is located between the southern slopes of the Bavarian Forest and the Danube River. The town lies on the foot of the Bogenberg, a hill directly placed by the Danube. The church of pilgrimage Mariä Himmelfahrt [1] on the Bogenberg is the destination of one of the oldest pilgrimages for Mary in Bavaria (first mentioned 1103). Since 1958 the German army runs the Graf-Aswin-Kaserne in Bogen. The barracks, are home of pioneer forces and used for training medics.

Sport[edit]

The town's sport club TSV Bogen, its association football department formed in 1926, experienced its greatest success in 2013 when it won promotion to the Bayernliga for the first time.

Twinnings[edit]

The Bogenberg (Bogen Hill)

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