Aach in the Allgäu - Aach im Allgäu

Aach in the Allgäu
Oberstaufen market
Coat of arms of Aach im Allgäu
Coordinates: 47 ° 31 ′ 15 ″ N , 9 ° 58 ′ 15 ″ E
Height : 647 m
Incorporation : January 1, 1972
Postal code : 87534
Area code : 08386

Aach is a district of the Oberstaufen market in the Oberallgäu district ( Bavaria ). As part of the municipal reorganization of Bavaria, the municipality of Aach im Allgäu was incorporated into the Oberstaufen market on January 1, 1972. [1] In the course of the last few decades, the village post station, the school, the parish and the customs post were abandoned as relics of independence and the border location with Austria .

The church village is located in the southern Allgäu in an alpine valley at 647 meters above sea level, right on the border between Bavaria and Vorarlberg . In Aach there is an integrated eco-village with its own combined heat and power plant .

Former parish

The former municipality of Aach consisted of the following localities:

  • Ah
  • Steibis
  • Schindelberg
  • Hagspiel
  • Krebs
  • Steinebach

and numerous other hamlets and farmsteads in the Weißach Valley and on the slopes of the Imbergkamm. The municipal area extended to the border with Immenstadt , Blaichach , Balderschwang , as well as to the Austrian municipalities in Vorarlberg Hittisau , Riefensberg and Sulzberg over all mountains of the Nagelfluhkette between Stuiben and the Hochhäderich . The community owned numerous alpine farms and an area of ​​almost 100 km², which made it one of the most extensive in Bavaria.

Panoramic view of the village (the background of the left half of the picture is already in Austria)

Etymological peculiarity

The term Aach derives from the flowing river near the village of White oh off. However, locals of community origin do not call their main town Aach , but Dra (with an elongated 'a'). Accordingly, the adjective reads dramar or dramer (for example d 'dramar church or dramer village hall [2] ).


The townscape is determined by the Catholic parish and former pilgrimage church Maria Schnee . It was built in 1719, received an elaborate rococo altarpiece in 1779 and a tower with a belfry and clockwork in 1823.

Maria Schnee and Zum Kreuz

Further sights of the place are the rectory belonging to the church and the cemetery chapel.

List of architectural monuments in Aach

In the hamlet of Hagspiel (three kilometers up the slope) there is a picturesque chapel that was consecrated to Brother Klaus in 1965 .

At Krebs, the Weißach and the Eibelebach are dammed up to generate electricity. The reservoirs are the largest bodies of water in the Oberstaufen municipality.

The Buchenegger waterfalls in the Weißach are located in the area of ​​the district , the right bank of which forms the border with the Oberstaufen district.


Commons : Aach im Allgäu - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (Ed.): Handbook of the Bavarian offices, municipalities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , pp. 571.
  2. oberstaufen.info: Dramer village hall. Retrieved April 13, 2018 .