Ofterschwang

Ofterschwang is a municipality in southern Germany, in Oberallgäu, Bavaria. It is a professional winter sports venue, regularly used for World Cup alpine events.[3]

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Ofterschwang seen from the northwest
Ofterschwang seen from the northwest
Coat of arms of Ofterschwang
Location of Ofterschwang within Oberallgäu district
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Ofterschwang is located in Germany
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Ofterschwang is located in Bavaria
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Coordinates: 47°30′N 10°14′E / 47.500°N 10.233°E / 47.500; 10.233Coordinates: 47°30′N 10°14′E / 47.500°N 10.233°E / 47.500; 10.233
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictOberallgäu
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Alois Ried[1]
Area
 • Total19.54 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
Elevation
864 m (2,835 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,082
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
87527
Dialling codes08321
Vehicle registrationOA
Websiteofterschwang.de

Ofterschwang is also famous for skiing and other kinds of sport.

Traditionally the area is agricultural. The town has a church with a World War II memorial as well as small chapels.

Tourism has become a major trade in the region with skiing in the winter, and hiking, mountain biking, parachute flying, and other mountain sports in the summer. Also popular with tourists in Ofterschwang is the Dorfsabend, or village evening, with traditional Bavarian costume, dance, food, and beer.

In popular cultureEdit

In 2009, the German record label Kompakt released a track called "Ofterschwang" by minimalist electronic DJ Jürgen Paape. The piece was inspired by traditional German brass music.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  3. ^ "World Cup: Ofterschwang". FIS-Ski.com. (alpine skiing). Retrieved 8 March 2018.