Altenstadt, Upper Bavaria

Altenstadt is a municipality in the Weilheim-Schongau district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Altenstadt
Basilica of St. Michael
Basilica of St. Michael
Coat of arms of Altenstadt
Coat of arms
Location of Altenstadt within Weilheim-Schongau district
Altenstadt in WM.svg
Altenstadt is located in Germany
Altenstadt
Altenstadt
Altenstadt is located in Bavaria
Altenstadt
Altenstadt
Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°52′E / 47.817°N 10.867°E / 47.817; 10.867Coordinates: 47°49′N 10°52′E / 47.817°N 10.867°E / 47.817; 10.867
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictWeilheim-Schongau
Government
 • MayorAlbert Hadersbeck
Area
 • Total18.66 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Elevation
722 m (2,369 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,305
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86972
Dialling codes08861
Vehicle registrationWM
Websitewww.altenstadt-obb.de

HistoryEdit

Altenstadt ("Old Town") is the former Schongau - a large proportion of residents moved in the 13th century only a few kilometers further and founded a new settlement at the River Lech, and took the town's name as well.

A significant sight is the Romanesque basilica minor of St. Michael with remains of medieval wall painting and several examples of Romanesque sculpture.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.