Gersthofen is a town in the district of Augsburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the west bank of the Lech River, approx. 7 km (4.35 mi) north of Augsburg.

Gersthofen
Church of Saint James the Greater
Church of Saint James the Greater
Coat of arms of Gersthofen
Coat of arms
Location of Gersthofen within Augsburg district
Gersthofen in A.svg
Gersthofen is located in Germany
Gersthofen
Gersthofen
Gersthofen is located in Bavaria
Gersthofen
Gersthofen
Coordinates: 48°25′N 10°52′E / 48.417°N 10.867°E / 48.417; 10.867Coordinates: 48°25′N 10°52′E / 48.417°N 10.867°E / 48.417; 10.867
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictAugsburg
Government
 • MayorMichael Wörle (Ind.)
Area
 • Total33.95 km2 (13.11 sq mi)
Elevation
469 m (1,539 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total22,473
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86368
Dialling codes0821
Vehicle registrationA
Websitewww.gersthofen.de

Gersthofen is divided into five districts (German: Stadtteile): Batzenhofen, Edenbergen (with Gailenbach and Gailenbacher Mühle), Gersthofen, Hirblingen, and Rettenbergen (with Peterhof).

MayorsEdit

  • Josef Helmschrott: 1947-1952
  • Georg Wendler: 1952-1967
  • Karl J. Weiß: (CSU): 1967-1984
  • Siegfried Deffner (CSU): 1984-2008
  • Jürgen Schantin (W.I.R., till 2013 CSU): 2008-2014
  • since May 2014: Michael Wörle (independent)[2]

Born in GersthofenEdit

  • Hans Erdmenger (1903-1943), marine officer in the second World War
  • Michael Martin (born 1948), photographer, geographer and author

People related to GersthofenEdit

 
Auguste Piccard in 1932
  • Auguste Piccard (1884-1962), Swiss scientist, physicist and explorer. Piccard started off in 1931 near Gersthofen with his Stratosphere - balloon to a research flight into Higher Air Layers. During this flight he and his assistant Paul Kipfer first reached an altitude of 15,781 meters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Gerald Lindner (2014-03-31). "Stichwahl: Der neue Rathauschef weint Freudentränen" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. Retrieved 2014-04-13.