Herrsching

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.

Herrsching a.Ammersee
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Location of Herrsching a.Ammersee within Starnberg district
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictStarnberg
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
Government
  MayorChristian Schiller (Ind.)
Area
  Total20.88 km2 (8.06 sq mi)
Elevation
568 m (1,864 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total10,702
  Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82211
Dialling codes08152
Vehicle registrationSTA, WOR
Websitewww.herrsching.de

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

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.

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