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Coat of arms of the Gerolsbach community
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Gerolsbach highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 30 '  N , 11 ° 22'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Pfaffenhofen on the Ilm
Height : 459 m above sea level NHN
Area : 58.97 km 2
Residents: 3636 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 62 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 85302
Area code : 08445
License plate : PAF
Community key : 09 1 86 125
Community structure: 77 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hofmarkstrasse 1
85302 Gerolsbach
Website :
Mayor : Martin Seitz ( CSU )
Location of the Gerolsbach community in the Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm district
Ingolstadt Landkreis Aichach-Friedberg Landkreis Dachau Landkreis Eichstätt Landkreis Freising Landkreis Kelheim Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen Baar-Ebenhausen Ernsgaden Geisenfeld Gerolsbach Hettenshausen Hohenwart Ilmmünster Jetzendorf Manching Münchsmünster Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm Pörnbach Reichertshausen Reichertshofen Rohrbach (Ilm) Scheyern Schweitenkirchen Vohburg an der Donau Wolnzachmap
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Gerolsbach is a municipality and a village in the Upper Bavarian district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm .



The place Geroldsbach lies roughly in the geographical center of the city triangle Ingolstadt , Augsburg and Munich . The parish village is located on the Gerolsbach of the same name , also known as the Kleine Ilm , a small left tributary of the Ilm . The next cities Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm and Schrobenhausen are each twelve kilometers away.

Community structure

The municipality has 77 officially named municipality parts :

The places are divided into five districts :

  • Gerolsbach district: 39 locations
  • District Alberzell: 7 places
  • District Klenau: 9 locations
  • District Singenbach: 13 places
  • District Strobenried: 9 places


Name and history until the church was planted

Gerolsbach is said to be derived from the name of the priest Kerolt, who headed the original parish from 783 to 811 . Gerolsbach was first mentioned in writing in the 10th century in documents from the Münchsmünster monastery . The local nobles von Gerolsbach can be traced back to the end of the 11th century and probably acted as ministers of the Freising Monastery . Gerolsbach was already mentioned as a Freising property around 1000. As the provost of the cathedral chapter , Gerolsbach achieved the legal status of a court march , whose rights were replaced in the secularization around 1803.


A robber baron by the name of Gerold drove his rather unchaste and brutal mischief at Geroldseck Castle. He attacked passing merchants on their way between Augsburg and Regensburg. Eventually he was caught in Austria, executed and his castle razed. Its rubble was used as early as 1740 for the expansion of the Gerolsbach St. Andreas Church. In fact, there is a Ritter-Gerold-Straße in Gerolsbach.

District affiliation

The municipality , founded in 1818 with the Bavarian municipal edict, belonged to the district of Schrobenhausen until July 1, 1972 and was then added to the district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm as part of the regional reform in Bavaria .


On January 1, 1978, the previously independent municipalities were Alber cell , Klenau , singing Bach and Strobenried incorporated. In 1979 the Kaltenberg part of the municipality was given to the Jetzendorf municipality .

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 2,468 to 3,573 inhabitants or by 44.8%.

Community politics

Local elections

In the local elections on March 2, 2008, Martin Seitz replaced the long-time incumbent Ries, who was no longer a candidate. Martin Seitz received 58.3% of the votes in the first ballot. The turnout was 81.2%. In the 2014 local elections, incumbent Martin Seitz was re-elected with 76.42% of the vote; the turnout was 74.28%. Martin Seitz was re-elected in the 2020 mayoral election.

Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 16 members plus the mayor: CSU : 7 seats, FWG : 5 seats, UB : 2 seats, The Greens : 2 seats

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Gerolsbach
Blasonierung : "In a silver Red Wolf hull, including obliquely crossed two golden straws with wheat ears."


First Mayor is Martin Seitz (CSU)

Architectural monuments

Soil monuments

Educational institutions

In Gerolsbach there are two kindergartens , a day nursery and a primary school :

  • Kindergarten rainbow
  • Kindergarten Villa Kunterbunt
  • A day nursery group is integrated in the Kindergarten Villa Kunterbunt
  • Gerolsbach primary school

Leisure and sports facilities

There are sports and tennis courts, a golf course and an equestrian center in the municipality.


  • The botanist, physician and natural scientist and later rector of the University of Liège Anton Friedrich Spring (1814–1872) was born in Gerolsbach.

Web links

Commons : Gerolsbach  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Community Gerolsbach in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on September 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 586 .
  4. Bavarian State Office for Statistics and Data Processing (Hrsg.): The municipalities of Bavaria according to the territorial status May 25, 1987. The population of the municipalities of Bavaria and the changes in the acquisitions and territory from 1840 to 1987 (=  contributions to Statistics Bavaria . Issue 451). Munich 1991, p. 52 , urn : nbn: de: bvb: 12-bsb00070717-7 ( digitized version - footnote 7).
  5. Council information system - Mr. Martin Seitz. Retrieved May 26, 2020 .
  7. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Gerolsbach  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  8. Numbers and facts. Gerolsbach community, accessed on July 19, 2020 .