Waging am See


Waging am See

Infobox German Location
Name = Waging a.See
Wappen = Wappen Waging.pnglat_deg = 47 |lat_min = 56
lon_deg = 12 |lon_min = 44
Lageplan =
Bundesland = Bayern
Regierungsbezirk = Oberbayern
Landkreis = Traunstein
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft = Waging a.See
Höhe = 465
Fläche = 48.86
Einwohner = 6302
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 83329
Vorwahl = 08681
Kfz = TS
Gemeindeschlüssel = 09 1 89 162
Straße = Salzburger Straße 1
Website = [http://www.waging.de/ www.waging.de]
Bürgermeister = Herbert Häusl
Partei = Free Voters

Waging am See (officially: "Waging a. See") is a municipality in the district of Traunstein in Bavaria, Germany. The town, classified as a climatic spa, is located at the Waginger See, the warmest lake in Upper Bavaria, with temperatures up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Geography

Waging is located west of the Waginger See. The name "am See" ("on the lake") is somewhat misleading: due to the lowering of the Tiroler Achen river, which originates from the southern end of the lake near the town of Petting, the water level declined about ft to m|6.5 in 1867, which led to Waging being located away from the waterside.

History

Waging am See was already mentioned in a deed in 740. Due to the so-called lower saline road, which led from Reichenhall to Wasserburg am Inn through Waging, the village was a prosperous place already in medieval ages. Back then Waging belonged to the Salzburg prince-bishopric. In the 1300s it was granted the right to hold markets. In 1685, Waging became the domicile of a Salzburgian court of law, became Austrian in 1805 for a short time, and belongs to Bavaria since 1810. Since then, Waging developed into a prominent leisure and vacation spot.

After 1945, many expellees settled in Waging. After the German local government reform in 1972, Waging became part of the Traunstein district. The localities Gaden, Otting, Freimann, and Tettenhausen were suburbanized. The election of Sepp Daxenberger as mayor in 1996 caused a stir, since he was the first mayor of the Green party in Bavaria.

Politics

After the local elections in 2008, the new mayor is Herbert Häusl of the Free Voters party; he was elected with 62.4 per cent of the votes.

Currently, the municipal council consists of the following parties:
* Free Voters - 8 seats
* Alliance '90/The Greens - 5 seats
* CSU - 5 seats
* Ödp - 2 seats

Places of Interest

* Bajuwarenmuseum (museum about ancient Bavarians)

Sports and Leisure

The Waginger See, which is 3.9 miles in length and 1.1 in breadth, boasts several camping areas such as the Strandcamp ("Beach Camp"), the Schwanenplatz ("Swan Spot") and Camping Gut Horn. In the surroundings are several opportunities for many kinds of leisure activities: hiking, alp and mountain tours, fishing, boating, golf, winter sports, mini golf, sailing and surfing, skating, traditional natural gymnastics, facilities for hydropathic treatment, tennis hall and court, beach volleyball, and soccer.

Waging is the initial point for the ancient Bavarian cycling trail, and is part of the pilgrimage route "Benediktweg" (leading to places of interest about Pope Benedict XVI), which was opened in August 2005.

Personalities

Daughters and Sons

* Lothar Zagrosek, Conductor (* 1942)
* Ludwig Felber, crew member of the LZ 129 "Hindenburg"
* Bernhard von Waging, writer and Benedictine, * around 1400, † 1472 in Eichstätt
* Alfons Schuhbeck(né Karg * 1949) TV cook, author of specialized books, chef in several establishments in Munich


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