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Coordinates: 48°32′N 10°50′E / 48.533°N 10.833°E / 48.533; 10.833Coordinates: 48°32′N 10°50′E / 48.533°N 10.833°E / 48.533; 10.833
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Augsburg
  Mayor Michael Higl (CSU)
  Total 29.87 km2 (11.53 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 11,290
  Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86405
Dialling codes 08271
Vehicle registration A

Meitingen is a market town in the district of Augsburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Lech, 20 km (12 mi) south of Donauwörth, and 21 km (13 mi) north of Augsburg.


Meitingen was firstly mentioned in a certificate in 1231. Since the German Mediatisation Meitingen belongs to Bavaria in 1803. In 1844 the railroad line Augsburg-Nürnberg arrived Meitingen. The construction of the Lech-channel determined series of flooding caused by the river Lech. In 1928 the Catholic priest Dr. Max-Josef Metzger founded the Christkönigshaus. Because of his dedication in the international peace movement he was a thorn in the Nazi's flesh. He was murdered after a denunciation in Brandenburg-Görden in 1944. His corpse rests at the local graveyard. His gravestone, a memorial tablet at the Christkönigshaus, the name of a street and of the secondary school remember his dedication. With the construction of the hydro-electric power plant of the Lech-channel the industrialization of Meitingen started. Until 1972 Meitingen was a part of the district of Wertingen but because of local government reforms Erlingen, Herbertshofen, Ostendorf, Langenreichen and Waltershofen became a part of Meitingen. In succession of the growth and the importance for the environs Meitingen became a market town in 1989.


Neighbor communities


There are 24 seats in the town council:


The emblem shows a silver bear with a golden necklace and a silver river on a red background. The emblem was extracted from the heraldic figure of the old nobility of Meitingen. Instead of a black bear on a golden background, the colours white and black were chosen to show the former belonging to Burgau. In the emblem of Burgau the colours red and white are dominating.

Sister city

Pouzauges, Vendée, France

There is an exchange program which contains that every year pupil from France visit the secondary school of Meitingen.

Economy and infrastructure

The SGL Carbon Company has an office in Meitingen. This company produces ceramic brake disks and graphite electrodes. Furthermore, the SGL Carbon Company is listed in the MDAX.


Through Meitingen goes the federal highway 2, B2, between Augsburg and Donauwörth. In addition there is a railroad connection between Augsburg and Donauwörth which passes through Meitingen.


In Meitingen there are following schools:


Meitingen has a sports club, the TSV Meitingen. This club includes different types of any sport.


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