Langweid am Lech

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Langweid am Lech
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Coordinates: 48 ° 29 '  N , 10 ° 51'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : augsburg
Height : 450 m above sea level NHN
Area : 23.56 km 2
Residents: 8256 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 350 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 86462
Primaries : 08230
(0821 in Stettenhofen and Foret)Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : A , SMÜ, WHO
Community key : 09 7 72 171
Community structure: 5 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Augsburger Str. 20
86462 Langweid a.Lech
Website :
Mayor : Jürgen Gilg ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Langweid am Lech 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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Langweid am Lech (officially: Langweid a.Lech ) is a municipality in the Swabian district of Augsburg .


It is located 15 km north of Augsburg on Bundesstraße 2 , State Road 2033 and the Augsburg-Nuremberg railway line. In the south of Langweid there is the Gablingen military listening facility, which can be seen from afar, on the site of the former Gersthofen-Gablingen airfield .

The municipality has 5 officially named municipal parts (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):


Langweid, Lancwaidt (the large or long willow), Lanquat, Longa Quinta owes its existence to the Romans , who built a military station on this place to guard their military road after the mouth of the Lech in 41 AD . Later, Roman colonists and Celtic natives settled on the state road Via Claudia Augusta .

The name form Lanchwate was first found in 1143.

In Eggelhof there is a Marienkapelle as a place of pilgrimage, under which archaeological excavations have uncovered some of the foundations of a wooden church from the middle of the 8th century.

The Augsburg Cathedral Monastery succeeded in expanding the property in Langweid attested at that time through donations and purchases and exercising the manorial rule until secularization in 1803.

In 1632, after the conquest of Donauwörth , the Swedish king Gustav Adolf moved against Augsburg. The place Langweid was hit hard by the Swedish troops. The stay of the Swedish Queen in Schloss Markt had a dampening effect on the troops during this time, so that the village was not completely razed to the ground.

In 1740 Hessian troops were in Langweid in the quarter. When they left, they left behind a totally indebted village.

The Church of St. Vitus was consecrated in 1777.

Since the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803, the place belongs to the Electorate of Bavaria . In the course of the administrative reforms in the Kingdom of Bavaria , today's municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

In 1828 an epidemic in Langweid claimed several families dead.

But there were also happy events in Langweid. The village chronicle reports that when passing through Langweid, many “noble gentlemen” went down to the Golden Star in the inn . King Ludwig I also moved through the village in 1829.

In 1906 the electrification of the place was initiated with the construction of a run-of-river power station on the Lech Canal .

Since July 2019 the Lech power plant Langweid, which also includes the Lech Museum Bavaria , together with the historical water management system of the city of Augsburg, which is unique worldwide, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site .


In the course of the municipal reform , the formerly independent municipalities of Stettenhofen (since January 1, 1970) and Achsheim (since July 1, 1972) were incorporated into Langweid.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 6,249 to 8,136 by 1,887 inhabitants or by 30.2%.


Langweid town hall with Easter fountain

Municipal council

The election of the municipal council on March 16, 2014 ended with the following result:

Parties 2014
proportion of Seats
CSU 54.5% 11
FW 26.0% 5
SPD 19.6% 4th
voter turnout 45.7%

Jürgen Gilg (CSU) became the first mayor since May 1, 2008; he was elected for a further six years on March 15, 2020 with 95.5% of the votes.

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: Split of red and silver, behind a blue oblique left river.

Architectural monuments


Langweid (Lech) stop

The Langweid (Lech) stop is on the Augsburg – Nördlingen railway line . The village received a railway connection between 1842 and 1844 . For safety reasons, a minimum distance of 800 meters had to be maintained between the railway line and the village. From 1871, the trains also stopped at Langweider station, which was built for 4092 guilders.

Langweid is on the long-distance cycle path , which runs as the Via Claudia Augusta along an ancient Roman road of the same name .


In Langweid there is a primary and secondary school with lunchtime supervision, an adult education center and a community library.


The TTC Langweid is a table tennis club whose women's team achieved great international success, especially in the ETTU Champions League .

The largest sports club in the area is FC Langweid, founded in 1930, with a wide range of sports from football to volleyball.

The other sports clubs are SV Achsheim, SV Stettenhofen, VfR Foret, the amateur footballers the Rangers Langweid and the shooting clubs Tannengrün Langweid and Edelweiß Schützen Stettenhofen.


Web links

Commons : Langweid am Lech  - 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 Langweid am Lech in the local database of the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online . Bavarian State Library, accessed on August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Claus Ahrens: Wooden churches in Europe. Vol. I. Darmstadt 2001. p. 6.
  4. Dr. Sabine Klotz: St. Vitus Langweid . 2010, p. 20.
  5. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 424 .
  6. Election of the municipal councils in the municipalities in Bavaria in 2014 according to municipalities. Retrieved October 22, 2017 .
  7. First mayors in the municipalities belonging to the district. Retrieved October 22, 2017 .
  8. ^ School - elementary and middle school. Retrieved March 16, 2013 .
  9. ^ School - Langweid Adult Education Center. Retrieved March 16, 2013 .