Schongau, Bavaria

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Coat of arms of Schongau
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Schongau  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°54′E / 47.817°N 10.900°E / 47.817; 10.900Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°54′E / 47.817°N 10.900°E / 47.817; 10.900
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Weilheim-Schongau
 • Mayor Falk Sluyterman van Langeweyde (SPD)
 • Total 21.35 km2 (8.24 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,912
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86956
Dialling codes 08861
Vehicle registration WM, SOG

Schongau is a small town in Bavaria, near the Alps. It is located along the Lech, between Landsberg am Lech and Füssen. It has about 12,000 inhabitants. Schongau has a well-preserved old wall around the center.

Popular culture[edit]

Schongau and the nearby area is the setting of the Oliver Pötzsch novel The Hangman's Daughter.

Twin towns[edit]


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