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Herrsching am Ammersee

Herrsching am Ammersee is a municipality in Upper Bavaria, Germany, on the east shore of the Ammersee, southwest of Munich. The population is around 8,000 in winter, increasing to 13,000 in summer.Situated at one terminus of the Munich S-Bahn line S8, the village is popular with travellers for its water-sports and as the starting point of trips to the Benedictine Andechs Abbey. Herrsching is also a stop for touring steamships of the Bavarian Seenschiffahrt or lake fleet.Prior to WW-II Herrsching was home to the "Reichsfinanzschule Hersching" (finance school). In 1945 and 46 the school was converted into a POW hospital and rehab facility for soldiers who had lost limbs.Main sightsNotable sights include the lake-front promenade Kurparkschlössl, built in 1888 by the artist Ludwig ScheuermannHistoric paddle-wheel steamships Herrsching and Diessen docking at the harbour in summerSt. Martin's churchZur Post Gasthof from 1567Archaeological Park, a 7th-century settlement of the Bavarians.
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