Herrsching

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Herrsching a.Ammersee
Little castle
Little castle
Coat of arms of Herrsching a.Ammersee
Coat of arms
Herrsching a.Ammersee is located in Germany
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E / 48.000°N 11.183°E / 48.000; 11.183Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E / 48.000°N 11.183°E / 48.000; 11.183
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Starnberg
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Christian Schiller ("Ein Bürgermeister für Alle")
Area
 • Total 20.88 km2 (8.06 sq mi)
Elevation 568 m (1,864 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,146
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82211
Dialling codes 08152
Vehicle registration STA
Website www.gemeinde-herrsching.de

Herrsching am Ammersee is a municipality in Upper Bavaria, Germany, on the east shore of the Ammersee, southwest of Munich. The population is around 8,000 in winter, increasing to 13,000 in summer.

Situated at one terminus of the Munich S-Bahn line S8, the village is popular with travellers for its water-sports and as the starting point of trips to the Benedictine Andechs Abbey. Herrsching is also a stop for touring steamships of the Bavarian Seenschiffahrt or lake fleet.

Prior to WW-II Herrsching was home to the "Reichsfinanzschule Hersching" (finance school). In 1945 and 46 the school was converted into a POW hospital and rehab facility for soldiers who had lost limbs.

Main sights[edit]

Notable sights include

  • the lake-front promenade (at about 5 km, the longest one in Germany)
  • Kurparkschlössl (Little castle), built in 1888 by the artist Ludwig Scheuermann
  • Historic paddle-wheel steamships Herrsching and Diessen docking at the harbour in summer
  • St. Martin's church
  • Zum Post Gasthof from 1526
  • Archaeological Park, a 7th-century settlement of the Bavarians.

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