Weilheim-Schongau District
—  District  —

Coat of arms
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Upper Bavaria
Capital Weilheim
 • Total 966.22 km2 (373.06 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 130,922
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration WM

Weilheim-Schongau District is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Landsberg am Lech, Starnberg, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Ostallgäu.


The district is located in the northern foothills of the Alps. The main rivers of the district are the Lech and the Ammer. The Ammersee and the Starnberger See are at the northern boundary of the district.


The district was formed in 1972 by merging the former districts Weilheim and Schongau, and one municipality from the former district Marktoberdorf.

Coat of arms[]

Coat of arms The coat of arms combines the symbols of the two precursor districts. The lion in top as the symbol of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was taken from the coat of arms of the district Weilheim. The crosier and the mining tools in the bottom are derived from the coat of arms of the district Schongau, symbolizing both the important monasteries as well as the coal mining in the district.

Towns and municipalities[]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Penzberg
  2. Schongau
  3. Weilheim i.OB


  1. Peißenberg
  2. Peiting


  1. Altenstadt
  2. Bernbeuren
  3. Habach
  4. Huglfing
  5. Rottenbuch
  6. Seeshaupt
  7. Steingaden
  1. Altenstadt
  2. Antdorf
  3. Bernbeuren
  4. Bernried
  5. Böbing
  6. Burggen
  7. Eberfing
  8. Eglfing
  9. Habach
  10. Hohenfurch
  11. Hohenpeißenberg
  12. Huglfing
  13. Iffeldorf
  14. Ingenried
  15. Oberhausen
  1. Obersöchering
  2. Pähl
  3. Polling
  4. Prem
  5. Raisting
  6. Rottenbuch
  7. Schwabbruck
  8. Schwabsoien
  9. Seeshaupt
  10. Sindelsdorf
  11. Steingaden
  12. Wessobrunn
  13. Wielenbach
  14. Wildsteig


External links[]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:

Coordinates: 47°50′N 11°00′E / 47.83, 11.0