Herrsching am Ammersee


Herrsching a.Ammersee
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Herrsching a.Ammersee
Location of Herrsching a.Ammersee within Starnberg district
Herrsching am Ammersee in STA.svg
Herrsching a.Ammersee is located in Germany
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee is located in Bavaria
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Herrsching a.Ammersee
Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E / 48.000°N 11.183°E / 48.000; 11.183Coordinates: 48°00′N 11°11′E / 48.000°N 11.183°E / 48.000; 11.183
Admin. regionOberbayern
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
 • Mayor (2020–26) Christian Schiller[1] (Ind.)
 • Total20.88 km2 (8.06 sq mi)
568 m (1,864 ft)
 • Total10,772
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08152
Vehicle registrationSTA, WOR

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.

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 1945-1946 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[3]
  • Archaeological Park, a 7th-century settlement of the Bavarians.



  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Hotel Gasthof zur Post". Hotel Gasthof zur Post. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

External links

  • official website
  • Five Lake County tourist information