Gersthofen (Swabian: Geäschdhoofe) is a municipality in the district of Augsburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the west bank of the Lech River, approx. 7 km (4.35 mi) north of Augsburg.
Gersthofen is divided into five districts (German: Stadtteile): Batzenhofen, Edenbergen (with Gailenbach and Gailenbacher Mühle), Gersthofen, Hirblingen, and Rettenbergen (with Peterhof).
Born in Gersthofen
- Hans Erdmenger (1903-1943), Marine Officer the World War
- Michael Martin (born 1948), Photographer, [Geographer and author
People related to Gersthofen
- Auguste Piccard (1884-1962), Swiss scientist, physicist and explorer. Piccard started off in 1931 near Gersthofen with his Stratosphere - balloon to a research flight into Higher Air Layers. During this flight he and his assistant Paul Kipfer first reached an altitude of 15,781 meters.
St. Emmeram chapel
Town hall Gersthofen
Batzenhofen St. Martin