Herrsching

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Herrsching a.Ammersee
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Location of Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee is located in Germany
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee is located in Bavaria
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E / 48.000°N 11.183°E / 48.000; 11.183Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E / 48.000°N 11.183°E / 48.000; 11.183
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictStarnberg
Government
 • MayorChristian Schiller (Ind.)
Area
 • Total20.88 km2 (8.06 sq mi)
Elevation
568 m (1,864 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,577
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82211
Dialling codes08152
Vehicle registrationSTA, WOR
Websitewww.herrsching.de

Herrsching am Ammersee is a municipality in Upper Bavaria, Germany, on the east shore of the Ammersee, southwest of Munich. The population is around 8,000 in winter, increasing to 13,000 in summer.

Situated at one terminus of the Munich S-Bahn line S 8, the village is popular with travellers for its water-sports and as the starting point of trips to the Benedictine Andechs Abbey. Herrsching is also a stop for touring steamships of the Bavarian Seenschiffahrt or lake fleet.

Prior to WW-II Herrsching was home to the "Reichsfinanzschule Hersching" (finance school). In 1945-1946 the school was converted into a POW hospital and rehab facility for soldiers who had lost limbs.

Main sights[edit]

Notable sights include

  • the lake-front promenade (at about 5 km, the longest one in Germany)
  • Kurparkschlössl (Little castle), built in 1888 by the artist Ludwig Scheuermann
  • Historic paddle-wheel steamships Herrsching and Diessen docking at the harbour in summer
  • St. Martin's church
  • Zur Post Gasthof from 1567[2]
  • Archaeological Park, a 7th-century settlement of the Bavarians.

Personality[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "Hotel Gasthof zur Post". Hotel Gasthof zur Post. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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