Ustersbach

Ustersbach

Ustersbach is a municipality in the district of Augsburg in Bavaria in Germany. It is situated approx. 20 km west of Augsburg

History

The village was probably founded in the 11th century and was first mentioned in 1277. Since 1803 it is part of Bavaria.

Main sights

The most important monument of Ustersbach is a marble stone dating back to the late middle ages remembering the murder of a knight in 1408.

Commerce and infrastructure

Transport

Ustersbach is located at the Bundesstraße 300 linking it to Augsburg. The Ulm–München rail line is also crossing the territory of Ustersbach.

Economy

The main industry of Ustersbach is a brewery producing beer and soft drinks labeled 'Ustersbacher Bier'.

Politics

Distribution of places on the 12-seat municipality-council (as of municipal elections in 2008) is as follows:

  • CSU/FW: 8 seats
  • Freie Wählergemeinschaft (citizens' coalition): 4 seats

Mayor

Since 2002, Max Stumböck (CSU) has been mayor of Ustersbach and since 2008 he has also been member of the district council of the district of Augsburg.

Notable citizens

After the bombing of Munich in World War II the German writer, translator and cultural critic Theodor Haecker fled to Ustersbach. Theodor Haecker had connections with the German resistance, particularly the White Rose. He died in April 1945 and is buried in Ustersbach.

Culture

Religion

Saint Fridolin of Säckingen ist the patron saint of the Roman Catholic parish church of Ustersbach.

Sports

The local sports club is named TSV Ustersbach. Although its name is referring to sports and gymnastics in general, its most important section is soccer.

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