Ustersbach

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Ustersbach
Coat of arms of Ustersbach
Coat of arms
Ustersbach   is located in Germany
Ustersbach
Ustersbach
Coordinates: 48°19′N 10°38′E / 48.317°N 10.633°E / 48.317; 10.633Coordinates: 48°19′N 10°38′E / 48.317°N 10.633°E / 48.317; 10.633
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Augsburg
Government
 • Mayor Maximilian Stumböck (CSU/FW)
Area
 • Total 11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Elevation 490 m (1,610 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,102
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86514
Dialling codes 08236
Vehicle registration A
Website www.ustersbach.de

Ustersbach is a municipality in the district of Augsburg in Bavaria in Germany. It is situated approx. 20 km west of Augsburg

History[edit]

The village was probably founded in the 11th century and was first mentioned in 1277. Since 1803 it is part of Bavaria.

Main sights[edit]

The most important monument of Ustersbach is a marble stone dating back to the late Middle Ages remembering the murder of a knight in 1408.

Commerce and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Ustersbach is located at the Bundesstraße 300 linking it to Augsburg. The Ulm–Augsburg is also crossing the territory of Ustersbach.

Economy[edit]

The main industry of Ustersbach is a brewery producing beer and soft drinks labeled 'Ustersbacher Bier'.

Politics[edit]

Distribution of places on the 12-seat municipality-council (as of municipal elections in 2008) is as follows:

  • CSU/FW: 8 seats
  • Freie Wählergemeinschaft (citizens' coalition): 4 seats

Mayor[edit]

Since 2002, Max Stumböck (CSU) has been mayor of Ustersbach and since 2008 he has also been member of the district council of the district of Augsburg.

Notable citizens[edit]

After the bombing of Munich in World War II the German writer, translator and cultural critic Theodor Haecker fled to Ustersbach. Theodor Haecker had connections with the German resistance, particularly the White Rose. He died in April 1945 and is buried in Ustersbach.

Culture[edit]

Religion[edit]

Saint Fridolin of Säckingen is the patron saint of the Roman Catholic parish church of Ustersbach.

Sports[edit]

The local sports club is named TSV Ustersbach. Although its name is referring to sports and gymnastics in general, its most important section is soccer.

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