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)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,771
 • 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; Central Bavarian: Boong) 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 River Danube. The town lies at the foot of the Bogenberg, a hill immediately on the Danube. The pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Ascension (Mariä Himmelfahrt)[2] on the Bogenberg is the destination of one of the oldest pilgrimages for Saint Mary in Bavaria (first mentioned in 1103). This was also the seat of power of the Counts of Bogen, who died out in 1242, before the fief passed over to the Wittelsbachs. Since 1958, the German army has been based at the Graf-Aswin-Kaserne in Bogen. The barracks are home to army engineers and are used for training medics.

Sport[edit]

The town's sport club TSV Bogen, whose football division was 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)

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Annie Krauss (1884-1943), German resistance fighter and victim of national socialism
  • Max Eberl (born 1973), footballer and football fonctionary

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