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Coordinates: 48 ° 40 ′  N , 11 ° 28 ′  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Pfaffenhofen on the Ilm
Management Community : Reichertshofen
Height : 381 m above sea level NHN
Area : 36.89 km 2
Residents: 8268 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 224 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 85084
Area code : 08453
License plate : PAF
Community key : 09 1 86 147
Market structure: 13 parts of the community

Market administration address :
Schloßgasse 5
85084 Reichertshofen
Website :
Mayor : Michael Franken (JWU)
Location of the Reichertshofen market in the Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm district
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Reichertshofen is a market in the Upper Bavarian district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm and, together with the municipality of Pörnbach, forms the Reichertshofen administrative community .


The Reichertshofen sub-center is located in the Ingolstadt planning region , on the Paar .

The market is located at the eastern end point of the ridge that runs south of the Donaumoos and separates it from the Paartal valley. Major parts of the municipality are located within the tertiary hill country south of the Ingolstadt Danube Plain. Reichertshofen can thus be located on the northern edge of the Alpine foothills. The west of the market area, with its fine sandy soil, is particularly interesting from a geological perspective. At the sand dune deposits around the Windsberg near Freinhausen, a protected biological diversity has developed, parts of which are also lost in the municipality.

The municipality has 13 officially named municipality parts (the type of settlement is indicated in brackets ):


Until the church is planted

Reichertshofen was first mentioned in a document around the year 1100 in a written testimony ("N. de Rikershouen"). In 1310, a castle of Duke Ludwig IV. , Later Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian, is mentioned. The town received market rights in 1449 from Duke Heinrich the Rich from Lower Bavaria . Reichertshofen had a market court with its own magistrate rights. In 1505 it became the nursing office of the newly founded Wittelsbach principality Palatinate-Neuburg and was Protestant from 1542 to 1547 and again from 1552 until it was re-Catholicized by Wolfgang Wilhelm in 1617 .

At the height of the early modern witch persecution there was a wave of trials in 1589/1590, the outcome of which has not been recorded. After 51 of the 80 suspects had been executed in another wave of persecution between 1628 and 1630, the responsible nurse Jakob Kracker was sued in 1631 for infidelity and theft. Another execution for witchcraft occurred in 1645, while six suspects who were interrogated and tortured in 1661 were released.

Even when the principality was ruled in personal union with Bavaria from 1777 , the nursing office initially remained in place and was not abolished until 1808 when Pfalz-Neuburg was fully integrated into the Kingdom of Bavaria . In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria, today's political municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

19th and 20th centuries

On January 1st, 1880, Reichertshofen and 9 neighboring communities passed from the Swabian district office of Neuburg an der Donau to the district office of Ingolstadt and have been part of Upper Bavaria ever since . On July 1, 1972, the previous district of Ingolstadt was dissolved . The Reichertshofen market came to the Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm district.

On August 9, 1968, a British passenger plane crashed on the motorway near the Langenbruck district. 48 people were killed. (→  British Eagle flight 802 )


On May 1, 1971, the previously independent community of Gotteshofen joined the Reichertshofen market. On July 1, 1972, the neighboring communities to the east of Hög , Langenbruck and Winden am Aign were incorporated.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the market grew from 5,732 to 8,190 by 2,458 inhabitants or 42.9%.

Population development
year 1961 1970 1987 1991 1995 2001 2005 2010 2015
Residents 3775 4497 5624 6497 6769 7423 7458 7781 8066

The population figures refer to today's municipality.



Michael Franken (JWU) has been mayor since May 1, 2008; he was re-elected on March 15, 2020 from two candidates with 53.6% of the votes in the first ballot.

Municipal council

Following the local elections on March 15, 2020 , the following groups have been represented in the municipal council since May 1, 2020:

  • CSU : 7 seats (35.9%)
  • SPD : 3 seats (14.5%)
  • Free voters Reichertshofen: 2 seats (12.0%)
  • Young Voters Union (JWU): 8 seats (37.7%)

Compared to the previous term of office, the SPD gained one seat, the Free Voters lost this mandate. The turnout was 59.0%.

coat of arms

The coat of arms shows "two silver heron necks with red beaks on a blue background."

tax income

The municipal tax revenue totaled € 5,640 thousand in 2010, of which € 597 thousand was property tax, € 1,436 thousand was trade tax (net), € 3,218 thousand was municipal share of trade tax and € 378 thousand was municipal share of sales tax.

Economy and Infrastructure

Economy including agriculture and forestry

As of 1998, according to official statistics, there are 766 employees in the manufacturing sector and 412 in the trade and transport sector at the place of work. According to this, there are a total of 2465 employees at the place of residence subject to social insurance contributions. 24 companies work in the manufacturing sector and ten in the construction sector. In addition, as of 1999, there are 102 agricultural holdings with an agriculturally used area of ​​1670 ha, of which 1237 ha are arable and 430 ha are permanent green areas.


Reichertshofen is very centrally located in the outskirts of Ingolstadt between the major business locations Nuremberg, Munich, Augsburg and Regensburg at the intersection of federal highways 13 and 300 . For long-distance traffic, there is a direct connection to the A 9 with the Langenbruck exit . There are rail-bound passenger and goods transport options via the Baar-Ebenhausen station , which is on the Munich – Nuremberg railway line . Until 2011, the station was located further south in the Baar part of the municipality and was called "Reichertshofen (Oberbay)". In the course of upgrading the Munich-Ingolstadt line for higher speeds, the rather tight curve in front of the original train station was widened, the train station was moved a few hundred meters to the north and moved accordingly to "Baar-Ebenhausen", where it has always been located. renamed. The closest airports are Ingolstadt / Manching Air Base, approx. Nine kilometers away, and Munich Airport (approx. 40 km).


Parish Church of Sankt Margaretha

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret . Parts of today's parish church still come from the Gothic period, the 52 m high tower and the side chapel, which was originally the choir of the previous church and was converted to Baroque style (1731–1766). The current nave was built at right angles to the original in 1930 and 1931 by Thomas Wechs in the style of the " new objectivity ".

Particularly noteworthy of the furnishings are “The Reichertshofer Saints” - twelve wood-carved and framed saints by the sculptor Bernardine Weber from 1982. The following saints are shown: Petrus, Johannes (Ev.), Agnes, Bonifatius, Ulrich, Hildegard v. Bingen, Franziskus, Elisabeth, Nikolaus vd Flüe, Thomas More, Theresa v. Children of Jesus, Maximilian Kolbe.

Saint Ulrich. Parish church Sankt Margaretha in Reichertshofen. Artist: Bernardine Weber (1919–2012), wood relief technique, 1982.

On the left side wall of the nave is a Way of the Cross from 1985, also carved from linden wood by Bernardine Weber .

Pilgrimage Church of St. Kastulus

Picturesque hamlet of Sankt Kastl near Langenbruck with a late Gothic pilgrimage church (baroque furnishings) and a chapel right next to it.


Web links

Commons : Reichertshofen  - 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. ^ Reichertshofen community in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on September 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Johann Nepomuk von Raiser : The coats of arms of the cities and markets, then the places with market rights in the Upper Danube district of the Kingdom of Bavaria . Lauter, Augsburg 1834, p. 105 ( digitized version [accessed July 3, 2013]).
  4. Wolfgang Behringer : witch hunt in Bavaria. Folk magic, zeal for faith and reasons of state in the early modern period . 3rd, improved edition with an afterword added. Oldenbourg, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-486-53903-5 , p. 139 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  5. ^ Behringer: witch hunt in Bavaria . Munich 1997, p. 65, 450 .
  6. ^ Sigmund Riezler : History of the witch trials in Bavaria . Cotta, Stuttgart 1896, p. 220 ( digitized version [accessed July 10, 2013]).
  7. ^ Behringer: witch hunt in Bavaria . Munich 1997, p. 454 .
  8. ^ Behringer: witch hunt in Bavaria . Munich 1997, p. 350, 455 .
  9. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 490 .
  10. ^ Website of the parish. Diocese of Augsburg, accessed on June 23, 2016 .