Fischach

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Fischach
Coat of arms of Fischach
Coat of arms
Fischach   is located in Germany
Fischach
Fischach
Location of Fischach within Augsburg district
Fischach in A.svg
Coordinates: 48°17′N 10°39′E / 48.283°N 10.650°E / 48.283; 10.650Coordinates: 48°17′N 10°39′E / 48.283°N 10.650°E / 48.283; 10.650
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Augsburg
Government
 • Mayor Peter Ziegelmeier (SPD)
Area
 • Total 30.10 km2 (11.62 sq mi)
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,690
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86850
Dialling codes 08236
Vehicle registration A
Website www.fischach.de

Fischach is a municipality in the district of Augsburg in Bavaria in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Fischach is situated in the "Naturpark Westliche Wälder" south of Augsburg. The village has been established where the two rivers, Schmutter and Neufnach gather together.

Districts[edit]

Fischach consists of the following districts:

  • Aretsried
  • Elmischwang
  • Itzlishofen
  • Fischach
  • Heimberg
  • Reitenbuch
  • Siegertshofen
  • Todtenschläule
  • Tronetshofen
  • Willmatshofen
  • Wollmetshofen.

Culture and Sightseeing[edit]

A Jewish cemetery is situated in Fischach, which has been established 1774 by the former Jewish community. Today, it is occupied by the administration and can be visited after requesting a permission. (Anacdotal—In the summer of 1955, while stationed with the US Army on World War II Occupation Duty in Augsburg, contact was made with the Forestry Service which provided an escort with the key for access to the cemetery and visit to family graves. The escort explained that some wooden furnishings and hearse parts were used as fuel in the bitter winter of 1944 in addition to cutting some of the trees. Regular bombing runs were made on the Augsburg Airfield/Messerschmidt Aircraft factory, 20 miles east of Fischach. The hill towards the rear of the cemetery provided elevation for antiaircraft fire, so such a unit was put into the cemetery. A decorated wooden board Succah used in Fischach in the first quarter of the 20th Century is in the collection of the Museum in Jerusalem. It had been in seasonal use by members of our family and is part of rotating displays of Jewish ceremonial objects at the Museum in Israel). There is also a former synagogue and a Jewish community-house with a school attached to. In 1999, a Jewish monument was raised.

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