Uffing

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Uffing am Staffelsee
Sankt Agathe Kirche and the River Ach
Sankt Agathe Kirche and the River Ach
Coat of arms of Uffing am Staffelsee
Coat of arms
Uffing am Staffelsee is located in Germany
Uffing am Staffelsee
Uffing am Staffelsee
Coordinates: 47°43′N 11°9′E / 47.717°N 11.150°E / 47.717; 11.150Coordinates: 47°43′N 11°9′E / 47.717°N 11.150°E / 47.717; 11.150
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Rupert Wintermeier (Wahlgemeinschaft Uffing (independent))
 • Governing parties Wahlgemeinschaft Uffing
Area
 • Total 43.00 km2 (16.60 sq mi)
Elevation 659 m (2,162 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,977
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82449
Dialling codes 08846
Vehicle registration GAP
Website www.uffing.de

Uffing am Staffelsee (officially, Uffing a.Staffelsee; Austro-Bavarian: Uffing am Staffesee) is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. It consists of the two villages of Uffing and Schöffau and is located on Staffelsee, the warmest lake in Germany. The River Ach flows through Uffing.

Names[edit]

The name Uffing derives from the personal name Uffo and the possessive suffix -ing.[2] Other attested historical forms of the name include Vfinga, Uffingen and Üffing.[2]

Transportation[edit]

The town can be reached by car or by train (Deutsche Bahn). Uffing has its own station on the Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen line. The nearest international airport is Munich International Airport.

Economy[edit]

Uffing benefits from several shops including a bakery (Mayer-Nett), pharmacy, supermarket (Edeka), butcher, and Frau Bauer's drugstore.

Culture[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St Agatha (German: Agathe).

Uffing is home to Europe's only gay Schuhplattler group.[citation needed]

The annual Seefest ("Lake Festival"), held in the first week of August (weather permitting), is a celebration of local music, dancing, and customs. The event is usually rounded off with a firework display.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wolf-Armin Freiherr von Reitzenstein. Lexikon Bayerischer Ortsnamen: Herkunft und Bedeutung; Oberbayern, Niederbayern, Oberpfalz. Munich, C.H. Beck, 2006. p. 281. ISBN 978-3406552069 (German)

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