Erkheim

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Erkheim
Protestant church of Saints Peter and Paul
Protestant church of Saints Peter and Paul
Coat of arms of Erkheim
Coat of arms
Location of Erkheim within Unterallgäu district
Erkheim in MN.svg
Erkheim is located in Germany
Erkheim
Erkheim
Erkheim is located in Bavaria
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictUnterallgäu
Municipal assoc.Erkheim
Government
 • MayorChristian Seeberger
Area
 • Total32.18 km2 (12.42 sq mi)
Elevation
595 m (1,952 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,099
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
87746
Dialling codes08336
Vehicle registrationMN
Websitewww.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 second July weekend is the Erkheimer Volksfest, a beer festival with a big tent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Biographie Richard Burkart vom Museum Junge Kunst
  3. ^ Auszug der künstlerischen Arbeiten von Richard Burkhart