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Coordinates: 48 ° 14 '  N , 10 ° 47'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : augsburg
Management Community : Großaitingen
Height : 539 m above sea level NHN
Area : 39.05 km 2
Residents: 5192 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 133 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 86845
Area code : 08203
License plate : A , SMÜ, WHO
Community key : 09 7 72 151
Community structure: 4 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Am Alten Markt 3
86845 Großaitingen
Website :
Mayor : Erwin Goßner
Location of the community Großaitingen in the Augsburg district
Augsburg Landkreis Aichach-Friedberg Landkreis Dachau Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau Landkreis Donau-Ries Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck Landkreis Günzburg Landkreis Landsberg am Lech Landkreis Ostallgäu Landkreis Starnberg Landkreis Unterallgäu Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen Schmellerforst Adelsried Allmannshofen Altenmünster Aystetten Biberbach (Schwaben) Bobingen Bonstetten (Schwaben) Diedorf Dinkelscherben Ehingen (Landkreis Augsburg) Ellgau Emersacker Fischach Gablingen Gersthofen Gessertshausen Graben (Lechfeld) Großaitingen Heretsried Hiltenfingen Horgau Kleinaitingen Klosterlechfeld Königsbrunn Kühlenthal Kutzenhausen Langenneufnach Langerringen Langweid am Lech Meitingen Mickhausen Mittelneufnach Neusäß Nordendorf Oberottmarshausen Scherstetten Schwabmünchen Stadtbergen Thierhaupten Untermeitingen Ustersbach Walkertshofen Wehringen Welden Westendorf (Landkreis Augsburg) Zusmarshausenmap
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Großaitingen from the southwest

Großaitingen is a municipality in the Swabian district of Augsburg and the seat of the Großaitingen administrative community .



The place Großaitingen is about 15 kilometers southwest of Augsburg on the Singold and Wertach , on the western edge of the Lech-Wertach plain. About five kilometers south of Großaitingen is the town of Schwabmünchen , five kilometers north of Bobingen . The community of Wehringen is located between Bobingen and Großaitingen . The district of Reinhartshofen borders in the west and Kleinaitingen in the east . Großaitingen also includes the Gnadental settlement founded in 1948 by people displaced from Transylvania.

Community structure

The municipality has 4 officially named municipal parts (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):


Until the church is planted

It is believed that Großaitingen is an originally Alemannic-Germanic settlement that was founded around the year 500. Großaitingen is first documented in writing around 972/973 in the biography of Prince-Bishop Ulrich von Augsburg . The area belonged to the relatively closed and most important possession of the cathedral monastery of Augsburg . In 1803 the place became part of Bavaria in the course of secularization .


On May 1, 1978, most of the dissolved Reinhartshofen community was incorporated.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018, the community grew from 3,726 to 5,133 by 1,407 inhabitants or 37.8%.


Municipal council

After the local elections on March 15, 2020 , the local council , which was enlarged to 20 seats for the first time, is made up of:

  • CSU : 6 seats (28.5%)
  • Alliance 90 / The Greens : 3 seats (16.7%)
  • SPD : 2 seats (11.9%)
  • Großaitingen Free Voters' Association: 4 seats (22.0%)
  • Free voting community Reinhartshofen-Hardt: 2 seats (8.5%)
  • Young list: 1 seat (4.9%)
  • Free Citizens Union: 2 seats (7.4%)

In the term of office from May 2014 to April 2020, the distribution of seats in the municipal council (16 members plus mayor) was as follows:

  • CSU: 5 seats
  • SPD: 4 seats
  • Großaitingen Free Voters' Association: 3 seats
  • Free community of voters Reinhartshofen-Hardt: 2 seats
  • Free Citizens Union: 1 seat
  • Young list: 1 seat


Erwin Goßner, who is not part of the party, has been mayor since May 1, 2014. He was elected by the SPD on March 16, 2014 with 50.9 percent of the vote. On March 15, 2020, he was confirmed in office with 73.4% of two candidates in the first ballot; he stood as a candidate for the group of voters Together for Großaitingen . His predecessor was Franz Stellinger (SPD) (2002-2014).

coat of arms

Großaitingen coat of arms
Blazon : "In a shield roughened with white and blue, a golden ball with an inner border and a horizontal line (orb)."

Architectural monuments

Economy and Infrastructure

There is an oil field in operation on the municipality's territory since 1979. In 2012, Wintershall sank new wells in the area to maintain production for the next two decades.

industrial Estate

Großaitingen has a separate industrial area on the Augsburg – Buchloe railway line , which arose from the former Großaitingen train station. Wintershall operates a natural gas flaring facility here as well as the dispatch of the oil extracted here.


  • Cyrill Kistler (* 1848 in Großaitingen, † 1907 in Bad Kissingen), composer
  • Michael Lang (* 1862 in Ettringen , † 1932 ibid.), Owner of the sawmill in Großaitingen since 1888 and paper manufacturer in Ettringen since 1910
  • Josef Heigl (* 1953 in Großaitingen, † 2013 in Augsburg), cathedral chapter in the diocese of Augsburg

Churches and chapels

  • Catholic St. Nicholas Church
  • Protestant Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church
  • Sebastian Chapel
  • Leonhard's Chapel
  • Ottilien Chapel
  • Schächerkapelle

Web links

Commons : Großaitingen  - Collection of pictures, 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 Großaitingen> mayor & local council. Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Großaitingen, accessed on August 6, 2020 .
  3. ^ Community Großaitingen in the local database of the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online . Bavarian State Library, accessed on August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ 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. 768 .
  5. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Großaitingen  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  6. Oil production in Aitingen