Erkheim

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Erkheim
Coat of arms of Erkheim
Coat of arms
Erkheim   is located in Germany
Erkheim
Erkheim
Coordinates: 48°03′N 10°21′E / 48.050°N 10.350°E / 48.050; 10.350Coordinates: 48°03′N 10°21′E / 48.050°N 10.350°E / 48.050; 10.350
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Unterallgäu
Municipal assoc. Erkheim
Government
 • Mayor Mr. Seeberger =
Area
 • Total 32.18 km2 (12.42 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,951
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 87746
Dialling codes 08336
Vehicle registration MN
Website www.erkheim.de

Erkheim is a municipality in the district of Unterallgäu in Bavaria, Germany.

Politics[edit]

Mayors:

  • 2002–2008: Konrad Engel
  • 2008–2014: Peter Wassermann (CSU)

since 2014: Christian Seeberger (CSU)

The town is the seat of a municipal association with Kammlach, Lauben, Unterallgäu and Westerheim, Bavaria.

Places of Interest[edit]

Roads[edit]

Erkheim is directly connected to the A96 Autobahn.

Public transport[edit]

Erkheim is connected to the railway-system by the Sontheim/Schwaben railway station. The airport in Memmingen/Munich West is 10 kilometers away and the two international airports of Stuttgart and Munich are reachable within one hour.

Sports[edit]

In the western part of Erkheim is the sports centre of the TV Erkheim located. The grandstand has a capacity of approx. 400 people.

Associations[edit]

Erkheim is characterized by a lively club life. There are among others the following associations: Basketball Club Erkheim 2006 e. V, BBV Ortsverband Erkheim, Bläserschule Günz/Kammel e.V., Bulldogclub Erkheim, Bund der Selbständigen Markt Erkheim, Bund Naturschutz - Erkheim, Erkheimer Klausen, Freibad Markt Erkheim e.V., Förderverein Musikkapelle Markt Erkheim, Heimatpflege Markt Erkheim e.V, Musikkapelle Markt Erkheim e.V., Obst- und Gartenbauverein Erkheim, Reit- und Fahrclub Markt Erkheim e.V., Schützenverein Erkheim 1876, Sängerbund Erkheim, Tennisclub Erkheim, TV Erkheim, WC Hadde Hue

Famous People[edit]

Richard K. H. Burkart, born 1950 in Memmingen/Bavaria grew up in the Memminger Straße 7 in Erkheim and lived there until his move to Berlin. He has published several works in museums. His studio is in Berlin Kreuzberg.[2][3]

Birthplace of Richard Burkhart

Festivals[edit]

  • Every year on the scond July-weekend is the Erkheimer Volksfest, a beerfestival with a big tent.

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