Ofterschwang

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Ofterschwang
Ofterschwang seen from the northwest
Ofterschwang seen from the northwest
Coat of arms of Ofterschwang
Coat of arms
Ofterschwang   is located in Germany
Ofterschwang
Ofterschwang
Location of Ofterschwang within Oberallgäu district
Ofterschwang in OA.svg
Coordinates: 47°30′N 10°14′E / 47.500°N 10.233°E / 47.500; 10.233Coordinates: 47°30′N 10°14′E / 47.500°N 10.233°E / 47.500; 10.233
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Oberallgäu
Government
 • Mayor Alois Ried
Area
 • Total 19.54 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
Elevation 864 m (2,835 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,092
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 87527
Dialling codes 08321
Vehicle registration OA
Website ofterschwang.de

Ofterschwang is a municipality in southern Germany, in Oberallgäu, Bavaria. It is a professional winter sports venue, regularly used for World Cup alpine events.[2]

Traditionally the area is agricultural. The town has a church with a World War II memorial as well as small chapels.

Tourism has become a major trade in the region with skiing in the winter, and hiking, mountain biking, parachute flying, and other mountain sports in the summer. Also popular with tourists in Ofterschwang is the Dorfsabend, or village evening, with traditional Bavarian costume, dance, food, and beer.

In popular culture[edit]

In 2009, the German record label Kompakt released a track called "Ofterschwang" by minimalist electronic DJ Jürgen Paape. The piece was inspired by traditional German brass music.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018. 
  2. ^ "World Cup: Ofterschwang". FIS-Ski.com. (alpine skiing). Retrieved 8 March 2018.