Schongau, Bavaria

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Schongau
Schongau Muenzstr.jpg
Coat of arms of Schongau
Coat of arms
Schongau is located in Germany
Schongau
Schongau
Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°54′E / 47.817°N 10.900°E / 47.817; 10.900Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°54′E / 47.817°N 10.900°E / 47.817; 10.900
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Weilheim-Schongau
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Heinz Gerbl (SPD)
Area
 • Total 21.35 km2 (8.24 sq mi)
Elevation 726 m (2,382 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,719
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86956
Dialling codes 08861
Vehicle registration WM, SOG
Website www.schongau.de

Schongau is a small town in Bavaria, near the Alps. It is located along the Lech, between Landsberg am Lech and Füssen. It has about 12,000 inhabitants. Schongau has a well-preserved old wall around the center.

Popular culture[edit]

Schongau and the nearby area is the setting of the Oliver Pötzsch novel The Hangman's Daughter.

Twin towns[edit]

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