|• Mayor||Hans-Dieter Kandler (SPD)|
|• Total||26.87 km2 (10.37 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||560 m (1,840 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||505 m (1,657 ft)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
First mentioned in records in 1021, Mering has a long history.
The growing town with its more than 12700 inhabitants (2007) profits from its good location between Munich and Augsburg. Engine of this growing popularity is the main railway station which connects Mering directly within 30 minutes to Munich and within 15 minutes to Augsburg. Although it profits from being in easy reach of big cities, one can easily get anything in Mering, from ice cream to cars. Mering is a lovely small town with many shopping facilities within easy walking distance. Its motto is "Ihr Einkaufsort der kurzen Wege" (Your shopping centre of short distances).
Worth a visit is the baroque main Catholic church St. Michael built in 1789 with its magificent building and interior. A popular place is the recently redesigned main square (Marktplatz) with shops and restaurants in ancient buildings surrounding the fountain. Every Friday the local farmers' market takes place here when inhabitants and guests meet to buy fresh vegetables, fish and so on, or just relax by having a coffee.
Next to the river Paar, a nice area to go for a walk is by the old mill where the privately owned castle of Mering is located.
1021 was first mentioned documentary. It was a family possessions of the Swabian Guelph. In 1167 the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa took by inheritance contract the Guelph house estates in Swabia, which have now been added to the Hohenstaufen house goods. With the beheading of the Holy Roman Emperor Conradin in 1268 the Bavarian dukes, who were endeavoring reached their sphere of influence in the Alemannic settlement area into - to move, for the first time in the possession of the house good Mering - up to the Lech.
Mering belonged to the Electorate of Bavaria Munich. In 1838, the municipality Mering of King Ludwig I was awarded a coat of arms, which points to the former Guelph Castle and the Battle of Lechfeld in 955. On November 18, 1911 Mering was elevated to the class of markets with urban Constitution.
After 700 years of service to the Bavarian territory Mering came in 1944, as part of the then independent district Friedberg (since the district reform in 1972, a part of the newly formed district Aichach -Friedberg ) within Bavaria again. Swabian in one part of the country in the catchment area Merings the so-called Lech Rainer dialect is spoken, a Swabian dialect with strong Bavarian strikes.
- Official website (in German)