Hergatz is a municipality in the district of Lindau in Bavaria in Germany. The contemporary town was formed from the former municipalities of Wohmbrechts and Maria-Thann in the course of the municipal reform at the end of the 1970s.

Hergatz
Church of Saint George in Wohmbrechts
Church of Saint George in Wohmbrechts
Coat of arms of Hergatz
Coat of arms
Location of Hergatz within Lindau district
Hergatz in LI.svg
Hergatz is located in Germany
Hergatz
Hergatz
Hergatz is located in Bavaria
Hergatz
Hergatz
Coordinates: 47°39′N 9°50′E / 47.650°N 9.833°E / 47.650; 9.833Coordinates: 47°39′N 9°50′E / 47.650°N 9.833°E / 47.650; 9.833
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictLindau
Government
 • MayorUwe Giebl
Area
 • Total18.81 km2 (7.26 sq mi)
Elevation
550-630 m (−1,520 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,427
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88145
Dialling codes08385
Vehicle registrationLI
Websitewww.hergatz.de

GeographyEdit

Hergatz is located in the Westallgäu.

The districts of Grod, Beuren, Möllen, Wohmbrechts and Hergatz are located at the Bundesstraße 12 (federal road 12) Munich - Lindau, approximately 20 km from Lindau. The B 12 forms a cross-town link in Wohmbrechts.

The districts of Grod, Staudach and Handwerks border on the upper Argen, a river, which rises north of Oberstaufen from several brooks, merges with the lower Argen near Neuravensburg and disembogues into Lake Constance near Langenargen. In Muthen the railroad line crosses the small river Leiblach.

The Tyrolean salt road from Bad Reichenhall and Hall in Tirol to Lindau goes through the district of Wohmbrechts.

Culture and infrastructureEdit

In Hergatz the "westallgäuerische" dialect is spoken, with influences of the Swabian dialect.

TransportEdit

Hergatz station, which is on the Lindau-Immenstadt and Lindau-Kißlegg lines, is located in the district of Hergatz. Trains leave for Lindau, Aulendorf, Augsburg (through Memmingen) and München (through Kempten) every 1–2 hours. In former times there also were stopping places in the districts of Wohmbrechts and Maria-Thann.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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