District of Augsburg

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Coat of arms of the Augsburg district Map of Germany, position of the Augsburg district highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 21 '  N , 10 ° 44'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
Administrative headquarters : augsburg
Area : 1,071.13 km 2
Residents: 253,468 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 237 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : A , SMÜ, WHO
Circle key : 09 7 72
Circle structure: 46 municipalities
Address of the
district administration:
Prinzregentenplatz 4
86150 Augsburg
Website : www.landkreis-augsburg.de
District Administrator : Martin Sailer ( CSU )
Location of the Augsburg district in Bavaria
Weiden in der Oberpfalz Straubing Würzburg Schwabach Schweinfurt Regensburg Rosenheim Nürnberg Nürnberg Passau Landshut Memmingen Kaufbeuren Kempten (Allgäu) Ingolstadt Fürth Hof Erlangen Coburg Bayreuth Bamberg Augsburg München Aschaffenburg Amberg Ansbach Landkreis Würzburg Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen Landkreis Weilheim-Schongau Landkreis Unterallgäu Landkreis Traunstein Landkreis Tirschenreuth Landkreis Straubing-Bogen Landkreis Starnberg Landkreis Schweinfurt Landkreis Schwandorf Landkreis Rottal-Inn Landkreis Roth Landkreis Rosenheim Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld Landkreis Regensburg Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm Landkreis Regen Landkreis Passau Landkreis Ostallgäu Landkreis Oberallgäu Landkreis Nürnberger Land Landkreis Neu-Ulm Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen Landkreis München Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn Landkreis Miltenberg Landkreis Miesbach Landkreis Main-Spessart Landkreis Lindau (Bodensee) Landkreis Lichtenfels Landkreis Landshut Landkreis Landsberg am Lech Landkreis Kulmbach Landkreis Kronach Landkreis Kitzingen Landkreis Kelheim Landkreis Hof Landkreis Haßberge Landkreis Günzburg Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen Landkreis Fürth Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau Landkreis Freising Landkreis Forchheim Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt Landkreis Erding Landkreis Eichstätt Landkreis Ebersberg Landkreis Donau-Ries Landkreis Dingolfing-Landau Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau Landkreis Deggendorf Landkreis Dachau Landkreis Coburg Landkreis Cham Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land Landkreis Bayreuth Landkreis Bamberg Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen Landkreis Bad Kissingen Landkreis Augsburg Landkreis Aschaffenburg Landkreis Ansbach Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach Landkreis Altötting Landkreis Aichach-Friedberg Bodensee Schweiz Österreich Baden-Württemberg Hessen Tschechien Sachsen Thüringenmap
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Willmatshofen in the Augsburg-Western Forests nature park
Perennial House, Swabian Folklore Museum Oberschönenfeld
View over Lechfeld south of Augsburg to the Alps

The district of Augsburg in the Bavarian administrative district of Swabia is the third largest district in Bavaria with around 250,000 inhabitants.



The Augsburg district encloses the city of Augsburg on all sides except from the east. The Lechfeld is located south of Augsburg . The northern district is also located in the Lech Valley . The landscapes in the western district of Augsburg are - from north to south: Holzwinkel , Reischenau and Stauden .

Neighboring areas

The district borders clockwise in the northwest, starting with the districts of Dillingen an der Donau , Donau-Ries , Aichach-Friedberg , the independent city of Augsburg and the districts of Landsberg am Lech , Ostallgäu , Unterallgäu and Günzburg .


Regional courts

In 1803 the district court districts of Göggingen, Schwabmünchen , Wertingen and Zusmarshausen were established in today's district area . From 1808 they belonged to the Lechkreis and from 1810 to the Oberdonaukreis . In 1810 Augsburg became a city ​​in the immediate vicinity of a district . From 1838 the regional courts belonged to the district of Schwaben and Neuburg, which later became the administrative district of Swabia .

District Offices

The district office of Göggingen was formed in 1862 through the merger of the regional courts of the older order Göggingen and Schwabmünchen. However, the seat of the Göggingen district office was moved to Augsburg on October 1, 1862, and the district office was renamed the Augsburg district office. It was responsible for the municipalities of the regional courts of the older order Göggingen and Schwabmünchen.

On the occasion of the reform of the layout of the Bavarian district offices, the Augsburg district office received municipalities from the Krumbach and Mindelheim district offices on January 1, 1880 .

On October 1, 1900, as part of a reorganization of the districts, the Schwabmünchen district office was established by hiving off 32 communities from the Augsburg district office.

On January 1, 1911, the district office ceded the municipalities of Oberhausen and Pfersee to the city of Augsburg. Kriegshaber followed on April 1, 1916.

On October 1, 1929, with the exception of seven municipalities that came to the Wertingen District Office , all the municipalities of the dissolved Zusmarshausen District Office were incorporated into the Augsburg District Office.


On January 1, 1939, as everywhere in the German Reich, the designation district was introduced. The district offices became the districts of Augsburg, Schwabmünchen and Wertingen.

District of Augsburg

During the regional reform in Bavaria , a new district was formed on July 1, 1972, which was initially called the Augsburg-West district . Became its constituent parts

Augsburg became the seat of the new district, which on May 1, 1973 was given the name "District of Augsburg", which is still valid today.

On May 1, 1978, the Traunried community moved from the Augsburg district to the Unterallgäu district, where it was incorporated into the Ettringen community . On January 1, 1994, the district was slightly downsized when the municipality of Baar was separated from the municipality of Thierhaupten and was reclassified into the district of Aichach-Friedberg.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2008, the Augsburg district gained around 45,000 inhabitants or grew by around 23%. Between 1988 and 2018, the district grew from 195,626 to 251,534 by 55,908 inhabitants or 28.6%.

Population development
year 1840 1900 1939 1950 1961 1970 1987 1991 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
Residents 50,410 60,808 80,549 122,729 135,659 163.119 191,469 210,635 226,593 236,422 241,381 240.068 245,600

Architectural monuments

coat of arms

Current coat of arms
Coat of arms of the Augsburg district
Blazon : “Under the head of the shield, split by red and silver, split by silver and blue; in front a red Ulrich cross , behind a golden lily . "
Former county coat of arms (until 1972)
Coat of arms of the Augsburg district until 1972
Blazon : "Split under the head of the shield, split by red and silver, in front a blue heraldic lily in gold, at the back five times obliquely divided by silver and red, covered with a golden pole."


The local elections in Bavaria in 2020 led to the following official final result.

Parties and constituencies %
Local election 2020
n. k.
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-5.6  % p
+ 6.8  % p
-0.9  % p
-7.3  % p
+ 7.1  % p
+ 0.4  % p
-0.3  % p
+1.4  % p
-1.8  % p
CSU Christian-Social Union in Bavaria 42.5 30th 48.13 34 47.9 34
Green Alliance 90 / The Greens 17.7 12 10.77 7th 8.4 6th
FWV Free voters Bavaria 16.5 11 17.36 12 15.7 11
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 9.4 7th 16.74 12 20.3 14th
AfD AfD Bavaria 7.1 5 - - - -
ÖDP Ecological Democratic Party 2.7 2 2.34 2 1.6 1
FDP Free Democratic Party 2.6 2 2.86 2 4.1 3
left The left 1.4 1 - - - -
REP The Republicans - - 1.8 1 2.0 1
total 100.0 70 100.0 70 100.0 70
voter turnout 59.8% 56.97% 61.4%

District assembly Augsburg-Land 2020
A total of 70 seats

Economy and life

The economy in the district is strongly geared towards Augsburg, unemployment is consistently low (May 2012: 2.6%; October 2018: 2.2%). The population development is positive (i.e. more births and immigration than deaths), the proportion of foreigners is 6.3% (as of 2010).

The debt of the district of Augsburg rose to 45.8 million euros in 2011.


Railway lines

The first railway connection to Augsburg was opened in 1840 by the Munich-Augsburg Railway Company . Just four years later, the Ludwig-Süd-Nord-Bahn ran its route from Donauwörth to Augsburg, and in 1847 extended it south towards Buchloe - Kempten. The Bavarian state then completed the Augsburg railway cross with the line to Günzburg and Ulm in 1853/54.

Further routes of the Bavarian State Railroad were opened with branches in Augsburg-Hochzoll and Mering: 1875 to Ingolstadt and 1898 to Geltendorf and Weilheim .

In Bobingen on the route to Buchloe , the Lechfeld Railway to Klosterlechfeld and Landsberg began in 1877 .

The following trains started from stations on the route to Ulm:

The state railway network thus reached a maximum length of 172 km. 48 km of these were shut down for passenger traffic:

  • 1966: Dinkelscherben – Thannhausen (14 km, 4 of them in the Augsburg district)
  • 1986: (Augsburg–) Neusäß – Aystetten – Welden (19 km)
  • 1991: Gessertshausen – Mittelneufnach – Markt Wald (25 km)

On the latter route, the Staudenbahn offers tourist traffic in summer. From December 2022, regular regular service will be offered again on this route and thus reactivated on the Langenneufnach - Gessertshausen section .

Augsburg transport company

The AVG Augsburger traffic mbH operates the public transport in Augsburg and city mountains with an electrified since 1898 meter-gauge tram, which was preceded since 1881 a standard gauge horse-drawn tram.


The A8 motorway with the Neusäß, Adelsried and Zusmarshausen junctions runs through the district in an east-west direction (coming from Augsburg) . The national road 2 , from the northern loop limit (near Allmannshofen / northern town) to the city limits Augsburg and the Federal Highway 17 are four lanes. The latter crosses Stadtbergen and then runs south of the Augsburg city limits (near Königsbrunn) in the direction of Landsberg am Lech. The federal highway 300 also opens up the district from Stadtbergen to west of Ustersbach.


(Residents on December 31, 2019)


  1. Bobingen (17,307)
  2. Gersthofen (22,451)
  3. Koenigsbrunn (28,059)
  4. Neusaess (22.335)
  5. Schwabmünchen (14,312)
  6. Stadtbergen (15.096)


  1. Biberbach (3534)
  2. Diedorf (10,521)
  3. Dinkelscherben (6412)
  4. Fischach (4856)
  5. Meitingen (11,727)
  6. Thierhaupten (4043)
  7. Welden (3853)
  8. Zusmarshausen (6436)

Administrative communities

  1. Gessertshausen
    (communities Gessertshausen and Ustersbach)
  2. Großaitingen
    (communities Großaitingen, Kleinaitingen and Oberottmarshausen)
  3. Langerringen
    (municipalities of Hiltenfingen and Langerringen)
  4. Lechfeld based in Untermeitingen
    (communities Klosterlechfeld and Untermeitingen)
  5. Nordendorf
    (communities of Allmannshofen, Ehingen, Ellgau, Kühlenthal, Nordendorf and Westendorf)
  6. Perennials based in Langenneufnach
    (communities Langenneufnach, Mickhausen, Mittelneufnach, Scherstetten and Walkertshofen)
  7. Welden
    (Market Welden and the municipalities of Bonstetten, Emersacker and Heretsried)

Other communities

  1. Adelsried (2379)
  2. Allmannshofen (936)
  3. Altenmünster (4211)
  4. Aystetten (2940)
  5. Bonstetten (1462)
  6. Ehingen (1110)
  7. Ellgau (1156)
  8. Emersacker (1425)
  9. Gablingen (4733)
  10. Gessertshausen (4362)
  11. Trench (4056)
  12. Grossaitingen (5192)
  13. Heretsried (1008)
  14. Hiltenfingen (1580)
  15. Horgau (2889)
  16. Kleinaitingen (1295)
  17. Klosterlechfeld (2960)
  18. Kuehlenthal (823)
  19. Kutzenhausen (2498)
  20. Langenneufnach (1766)
  21. Langerringen (3909)
  22. Langweid a.Lech (8256)
  23. Mickhausen (1438)
  24. Mittelneufnach (1027)
  25. Nordendorf (2479)
  26. Oberottmarshausen (1737)
  27. Scherstetten (1047)
  28. Untermeitingen (6990)
  29. Ustersbach (1164)
  30. Walkertshofen (1092)
  31. Wehringen (2961)
  32. Westendorf (1645)

Community-free area

  1. Schmellerforst (3.28 km², uninhabited)
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) ZusmarshausenMunicipalities in A.svg
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Municipalities of the district before the territorial reform 1971/78

Until the territorial reform in 1971/78, the Augsburg district had 73 municipalities (see list below).

In the north, the district bordered on the district of Wertingen , in the northeast on the district of Aichach , in the east on the independent city of Augsburg , in the southeast on the district of Friedberg , in the south on the district of Schwabmünchen and in the west on the districts of Krumbach (Swabia) and Günzburg . As it is today, the city of Augsburg was the seat of the district administration.

The municipalities of the Augsburg district before the municipality reform in 1971/78. (The churches that still exist today are in bold .)

The Augsburg district before the territorial reform
former parish today's parish today's district
Achsheim Langweid a.Lech District of Augsburg
Adelsried Adelsried District of Augsburg
Agawang Kutzenhausen District of Augsburg
Anhausen Diedorf District of Augsburg
Anried Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Aretsried Fischach District of Augsburg
Auerbach Horgau District of Augsburg
Aystetten Aystetten District of Augsburg
Batzenhofen Gersthofen District of Augsburg
Bergheim augsburg District-free city of Augsburg
Biburg Diedorf District of Augsburg
Bonstetten Bonstetten District of Augsburg
Breitenbronn Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
book Kutzenhausen District of Augsburg
Deubach Gessertshausen District of Augsburg
Deuringen Stadtbergen District of Augsburg
Diedorf Diedorf District of Augsburg
Spelled shards (market) Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Doepshofen Gessertshausen District of Augsburg
Eden Mountains Gersthofen District of Augsburg
Ettelried Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Fischach (market) Fischach District of Augsburg
Fleinhausen Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Gabelbach Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg
Gabelbachergreut Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg
Gablingen Gablingen District of Augsburg
Gersthofen (market) Gersthofen District of Augsburg
Gessertshausen Gessertshausen District of Augsburg
Göggingen (city) augsburg District-free city of Augsburg
Grünenbaindt Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Haders Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Hainhofen Neusäß District of Augsburg
mutton Neusäß District of Augsburg
Haunstetten (city) augsburg District-free city of Augsburg
Hirblingen Gersthofen District of Augsburg
Horgau Horgau District of Augsburg
Horgauergreut Horgau District of Augsburg
Innings augsburg District-free city of Augsburg
Kutzenhausen Kutzenhausen District of Augsburg
Langweid a.Lech Langweid a.Lech District of Augsburg
Leitershofen Stadtbergen District of Augsburg
Lindach Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Lützelburg Gablingen District of Augsburg
Margertshausen Gessertshausen District of Augsburg
Neusäß Neusäß District of Augsburg
Oberschoneberg Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Ottmarshausen Neusäß District of Augsburg
Reinhartshausen Bobingen District of Augsburg
Riding book Fischach District of Augsburg
Rettenbergen Gersthofen District of Augsburg
Reuters Welden District of Augsburg
reed Shards of spelled District of Augsburg
Rommelsried Kutzenhausen District of Augsburg
Schlipsheim Neusäß District of Augsburg
Schönebach Ziemetshausen District of Günzburg
Stadtbergen Stadtbergen District of Augsburg
Steinekirch Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg
Steppach near Augsburg Neusäß District of Augsburg
Stettenhofen Langweid a.Lech District of Augsburg
Streitheim Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg
Täfertingen Neusäß District of Augsburg
Ustersbach Ustersbach District of Augsburg
Uttenhofen Ziemetshausen District of Günzburg
Vallried Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg
Waldberg Bobingen District of Augsburg
Welden (market) Welden District of Augsburg
Westheim near Augsburg Neusäß District of Augsburg
Willishausen Diedorf District of Augsburg
Willmatshofen Fischach District of Augsburg
Wollbach Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg
Wollishausen Gessertshausen District of Augsburg
Wollmetshofen Fischach District of Augsburg
Zusmarshausen (market) Zusmarshausen District of Augsburg

Protected areas

The district has two nature reserves , three landscape protection areas , eight FFH areas and at least ten geotopes designated by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (as of August 2016).

See also:

License Plate

On July 1, 1956, the district was assigned the distinguishing mark A when the license plates that are still valid today were introduced . It is still issued today.

Until the 1990s, vehicles from the old district of Schwabmünchen received license plates with the letters A, C, D and E and the numbers from 1000 to 9999.

Since March 1, 2017, due to the license plate liberalization, the old districts of Schwabmünchen (SMÜ) and Wertingen (WER) have been available.


Web links

Commons : Landkreis Augsburg  - 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. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 434 .
  3. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 97 .
  4. ^ Ordinance on the reorganization of Bavaria into rural districts and independent cities of December 27, 1971
  5. ^ 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 GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 782 .
  6. Entry on the coat of arms of the Augsburg district  in the database of the House of Bavarian History , accessed on September 4, 2017 .
  7. [1]
  8. b4bschwaben
  9. Bavarian State Office for Statistics (PDF; 838 kB)
  10. ↑ A high proportion of foreigners surprised the mayor in: Augsburger Allgemeine , October 14, 2010
  11. The district invests and increases the mountain of debt in: Augsburger Allgemeine, March 1, 2011, p. 1
  12. Bayerische Regiobahn is awarded the contract for the Augsburg II crossing diesel network. Retrieved January 12, 2020 .
  13. Ripe for reactivation. Retrieved January 12, 2020 .
  14. "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 ).
  15. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Augsburg district. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  16. BayernViewer of the Bavarian Surveying Administration (accessed on July 4, 2010)