|• Mayor||Christian Schiller ("Ein Bürgermeister für Alle")|
|• Total||20.88 km2 (8.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||STA, WOR|
Situated at one terminus of the Munich S-Bahn line S8, 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 and 46 the school was converted into a POW hospital and rehab facility for soldiers who had lost limbs.
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
- Archaeological Park, a 7th-century settlement of the Bavarians.
- Rainer Rene Graf Adelmann von Adelmannsfelden (born 1948), former lawyer
- Arno Assmann (1908-1979), actor
- Martin Benrath (1926-2000), actor
- Helene Böhlau (1856-1940), writer, buried in Widdersberg
- David Coverdale (born 1951), singer of the band Deep Purple 1973-1976
- Roderich Fick, (1886-1955), architect, lived and worked in the "Old Mill", Mühlfeld from 1920 to 1955
- Camilla Horn (1903-1996), actress
- Clemens Kuby (born 1947), documentary filmmaker and author
- Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914), poet: his widow Margareta lived from 1919 until her death in 1968 in Breitbrunn.
- Alfred Ploetz (1860-1940), physician
- Rudi Schuricke (1913-1973), singer, actor, lived from 1955 to 1973 in Herrsching, owner of the former Hotel Seespitz
- Klaus Wennemann (1940-2000), actor
- Harald Winter (born 1953), artist
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