Gersthofen

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Gersthofen
Coat of arms of Gersthofen
Coat of arms
Gersthofen   is located in Germany
Gersthofen
Gersthofen
Coordinates: 48°25′N 10°52′E / 48.417°N 10.867°E / 48.417; 10.867Coordinates: 48°25′N 10°52′E / 48.417°N 10.867°E / 48.417; 10.867
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Augsburg
Government
 • Mayor Michael Woerle (no party)
Area
 • Total 33.95 km2 (13.11 sq mi)
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,908
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86368
Dialling codes 0821
Vehicle registration A
Website www.gersthofen.de

Gersthofen is a municipality in the district of Augsburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the west bank of the Lech River, approx. 7 km (4.35 mi) north of Augsburg.

Gersthofen is divided into five districts (German: Stadtteile): Batzenhofen, Edenbergen (with Gailenbach and Gailenbacher Mühle), Gersthofen, Hirblingen, and Rettenbergen (with Peterhof).

Mayors[edit]

  • Josef Helmschrott: 1947-1952
  • Georg Wendler: 1952-1967
  • Karl J. Weiß: (CSU): 1967-1984
  • Siegfried Deffner (CSU): 1984-2008
  • Jürgen Schantin (W.I.R., till 2013 CSU): 2008-2014
  • since May 2014: Michael Wörle (independent)[2]


Born in Gersthofen[edit]

  • Hans Erdmenger (1903-1943), marine officer in the second World War
  • Michael Martin (born 1948), photographer, geographer and author

People related to Gersthofen[edit]

Auguste Piccard in 1932
  • Auguste Piccard (1884-1962), Swiss scientist, physicist and explorer. Piccard started off in 1931 near Gersthofen with his Stratosphere - balloon to a research flight into Higher Air Layers. During this flight he and his assistant Paul Kipfer first reached an altitude of 15,781 meters.
St. Emmeram chapel
Town hall Gersthofen
Batzenhofen St. Martin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ Gerald Lindner (2014-03-31). "Stichwahl: Der neue Rathauschef weint Freudentränen" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. Retrieved 2014-04-13.