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Landsberg (district)

Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Landsberg
 • Total 804 km2 (310 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 114,926
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration LL

Landsberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Aichach-Friedberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, Starnberg, Weilheim-Schongau, Ostallgäu and Augsburg.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


In 1180 the lands east of the Lech river fell to the Wittelsbach dynasty of Bavaria; the lands on the western bank were acquired about 1315.

The district of Landsberg was established in 1938 as the successor of another entity (Bezirksamt) of the same name. In the administrative reform of 1972 the district received its present shape.

In the final stages of World War II, the German Armaments Ministry and the SS established the Kaufering concentration camp including 11 subcamps in the general area of Landsberg and Kaufering. It was set up as a subcamp of Dachau. At the end of April in 1945, the SS evacuated or destroyed what they could before the Allies arrived.[2]


The district is situated on both sides of the Lech river. The Ammersee, one of the largest lakes of Germany (47 km), is located in the east of the district.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the eagle was the heraldic animal of the county of Dießen-Andechs, which possessed the lands east of the Lech river before the 12th century
  • the lion stands for Henry the Lion, who was the founder of the city of Landsberg

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Landsberg am Lech
  1. Apfeldorf
  2. Denklingen
  3. Dießen am Ammersee
  4. Eching am Ammersee
  5. Egling an der Paar
  6. Eresing
  7. Finning
  8. Fuchstal
  9. Geltendorf
  10. Greifenberg
  11. Hofstetten
  12. Hurlach
  13. Igling
  14. Kaufering
  15. Kinsau
  1. Obermeitingen
  2. Penzing
  3. Prittriching
  4. Pürgen
  5. Reichling
  6. Rott
  7. Scheuring
  8. Schondorf
  9. Schwifting
  10. Thaining
  11. Unterdießen
  12. Utting
  13. Vilgertshofen
  14. Weil
  15. Windach


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes".  
  2. ^ "KAUFERING". Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. May 4, 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 

External links

  • European Holocaust Memorial - a monument ensemble against racism and totalitarianism at the place of the crime - under the executive management of European Holocaust Memorial Foundation
  • Official website (German)
  • an online memorial to the victims of the Kaufering death camps and their liberators.

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