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Coat of arms of Augsburg
planning area (II) of Augsburg
Location of the Oberhausen planning area in Augsburg
Coordinates 48 ° 23 '30 "  N , 10 ° 52' 40"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 23 '30 "  N , 10 ° 52' 40"  E
surface 7,204.9 km²
Residents 25,444 (Dec. 31, 2013)
Population density 3531 inhabitants / km²
Postcodes 86153, 86154
  • 6 The Wertach on the right
  • 19 Left the Wertach-Süd
  • 20 Wertach-Nord on the left
  • 21 Oberhausen-Süd
  • 22 Oberhausen-North
Source: area population

Augsburg-Oberhausen [ ɔbɐˈhaʊ̯zn̩ ] is a district in the north-west of Augsburg with around 25,000 inhabitants. It is the second planning area of the city of Augsburg and is divided into five city districts. The second largest river in Augsburg, the Wertach , flows through Oberhausen. West of the Wertach are the four districts 19 links of Wertach-Süd , 20 links of Wertach-Nord , 21 Oberhausen-Süd and 22 Oberhausen-Nord . To the east is District 6 on the right of the Wertach . It lies exactly between Wertach and Lech , which converge at its northernmost point. To the west of Oberhausen are the districts of Kriegshaber and Bärenkeller . The city ​​center and the railway line form the southern border . The northern limit is also the city limit.


Josefinum Hospital

The urban development of Augsburg-Oberhausen is characterized by workers' quarters that arose with the industrial revolution . The area was completely built up and developed between 1850 and 1900. Most of the building stock also dates from this time. In terms of structure, the buildings are mostly single-family and two-family houses. There are apartment buildings with four, six or more apartments, mainly along the main traffic axes Ulmer Straße and Donauwörther Straße. There is also a large number of retailers, crafts and services.

Overall, Oberhausen conveys very different impressions. If you walk north or south of Ulmer Straße (around Branderstraße or Hettenbach ), you will feel transported back into a bygone contemplative petty-bourgeois time. This part of Oberhausen is also called Hettenbachviertel after the stream of the same name. In the west of the district, a large, disused gas boiler from the Augsburg gas works can be seen from afar. There is now a museum there. Cultural events are also held there. There are also abrupt changes in the north. To the north and west of the Eschenhof there is an industrial area with dotted apartments. By contrast, less than 100 meters away on Schönbachstrasse is a garden and new housing estate. Along the Wertach there are some old trees and many allotment gardens.

As part of the Social City Augsburg-Oberhausen program, several improvements have been achieved for the district since 2008. So were u. a. A funding program for house facades was launched, a neighborhood garden was established and a long-blocked Wertachuferweg was renovated and reopened.

Compared to the other districts of Augsburg, Oberhausen has the largest proportion of citizens with a migration background. In relation to the smaller districts, the proportion is the second highest. The composition is multicultural. Most of the people come from the area of ​​the former Soviet Union, followed by Turkey and the area of ​​the former Yugoslavia.

A primary school is named after the composer Werner Egk , who grew up in Augsburg-Oberhausen.

There are many takeaways with home service and simple pubs in Oberhausen. At Oberhausen train station there is a traditional inn, in the diesel bridge an upscale Italian restaurant .


Oberhausen on a topographic map, before 1830
Former coat of arms of the Oberhausen market

Although Oberhausen was founded by the Alemanni in the 8th or 9th century, it was at this point as early as 15 BC. A Roman military camp. It was first mentioned in a document in 1150. The older parts of the parish church of St. Peter and Paul , the current structure of which was built in 1604, are said to date from this period . Due to its proximity to Augsburg city center, the village of Oberhausen was often attacked by enemies in the Middle Ages. In this context the Thirty Years' War deserves special mention.

With the beginning of industrialization in the 19th century, Oberhausen turned into an industrial workers' suburb. The associated increase in population made it necessary to build various social institutions. In addition to the construction of schools and places of worship, the Josefinum was inaugurated in 1902 . This hospital still exists today and is one of the largest German maternity and children's hospitals.

Due to the high construction and maintenance costs of the new public buildings and the sewer system, Markt Oberhausen was forced to give up its independence. On January 1, 1911, Oberhausen was incorporated into the city of Augsburg.


Catholic Church of St. Joseph
  • Oberhauser Museumstüberl: The Museumstüberl in Oberhausen is dedicated to the history of the district that was independent for many centuries and that was incorporated into Augsburg in 1911.
  • Museum in the Augsburg gasworks: The association Gaswerkfreunde Augsburg eV has set up an exhibition on the history of the gas supply in the former electrical center of the gasworks in Oberhausen , which also houses various diesel engines and gas appliances.
Berneis-Wessels shoe factory
  • Former United Shoe Factory Berneis- Wessels
  • Deutsche Rentenversicherung Schwaben building: In 2001, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Schwaben moved into a new building near the Diesel Bridge . It is an architecturally striking glass building that is over 200 meters long and is traversed by the Mühlbach .
  • Mazda Museum Augsburg in the historic tram depot on Senkelbach with several Mazda vehicles and explanations of their history
Mazda Museum Augsburg

see also:


  • BC Augsburg-Oberhausen e. V.
  • Boxing Club Bayern 02 e. V.
  • DJK Augsburg-West eV
  • FC Augsburg (Oberhausen is the headquarters of FC Augsburg. Until recently, the club's office and training area were also located here)
  • Voluntary fire brigade Oberhausen - Augsburg e. V.
  • Rifle Society "Adler" Augsburg-Oberhausen e. V.
  • TSV 1871 Augsburg eV
  • Schachfreunde Augsburg eV

Many country teams have been founded in Oberhausen, including:

  • Aramaic Cultural Association
  • Casa Portuguesa em Augsburg eV
  • Chin community
  • German-Macedonian Cultural Association
  • German-Thai Society
  • Italian Family Association eV
  • Mesopotamia Association Augsburg eV

There are also sports clubs from different cultures:

  • Hellas Augsburg eV
  • Mesopotamia
  • SOV Arameans
  • TJK Nizam-i Alem eV

Historical associations of Oberhausen:

Since Oberhausen is a district with many families and a very low average age due to the high proportion of foreigners, there is also a youth center (H2O youth center).

One of the city's seven volunteer fire brigades is also located in this district.


In addition to a large number of small and family businesses, various large businesses and companies are based in Oberhausen. The high number of employees in the mechatronics sector in particular gives Oberhausen a high priority in industrial production in Augsburg.

The industrial companies include, for example, manroland and MAN Energy Solutions (formerly MAN Diesel & Turbo) as well as WashTec and Brunnhuber cranes. In the retail sector, there are Media Markt and DIY chains such as Bauhaus .

Industrial and commercial enterprises

Former industrial and commercial companies

  • August-Wessel'sche shoe factory
  • Ballon factory Augsburg
  • Blue gas factory
  • Cema - Central Molkerei Augsburg (later Allgäuland)
  • Coca-Cola GmbH
  • Augsburg- Oberhausen gasworks
  • Landauer weaving mill
  • Elbeo works
  • Music Hall (later Rockfabrik)

Public facilities


The main traffic axes are Donauwörther Straße in north-south direction and Ulmer Straße in east-west direction.

With the Augsburg-Oberhausen train station, Oberhausen has an important link between regional and city traffic - most regional trains that leave Augsburg to the north or west stop in Augsburg-Oberhausen. Oberhausen is very easy to reach with the AVG tram lines 2 and 4 and numerous AVV regional buses. From 1943 to 1959, the Augsburg trolleybus also served the district.


  • Marianne Schuber: Stories from old Oberhausen. context Verlag Augsburg, Augsburg 2011, ISBN 978-3-939645-41-2 .
  • Marianne Schuber: Oberhauser Chronicle. Self-published, Augsburg 1986.

Individual evidence

  1. Structural Atlas of the City of Augsburg 2013 (PDF) December 31, 2013, accessed on June 21, 2014 .
  2. Statistics Augsburg interactive. December 31, 2018, accessed April 1, 2019 .
  3. Oberhausen - Augsburg's multi-cultural district (PDF; 6.7 MB)
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 600 .
  5. August Wessels shoe factory - (Augsburgwik)
  6. ^ A. Wessels Schuhfabrik GmbH - (Augsburger Stadtlexikon)

Web links

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