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Lagerlechfeld, Schwabmünchen, Weil, Kaufering Area

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Hello to all,

 

We are looking at moving to this area in the future from the north and looking to buy land/property here.

 

I am hoping to get a good lowdown of life in general in the Lagerlechfeld, Schwabmünchen, Weil & Kaufering area. We are also looking at the Buchloe, Pürgen & Penzing area.

 

What are your impressions and thoughts to these areas?

 

What is the noise like from the tornadoes and other aircraft in Lechfeld? I have seen there are some people complaining about them in the internet, but are they exagerating as I've seen another campaign to keep the base?

 

Many thanks in advance for any help you can give us.

 

Liam

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I live in bobingen, not to far from Schwabmünchen and I can tell you the jets can get loud but its not so often that it bothers me.

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Galahad,

Many thanks for your reply. Are you able to hear the jets from indoors with all windows and doors shut?

 

We were in the area just after I posted. We stayed in Egling for a few days to get a better feel for the area.

 

We managed to get out a bit and tried to get a look at their flight paths and the best places to buy land.

 

Not quite the same as living there though, so all feedback from people living in this area would be gratefully received.

 

Liam

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I live on the Lechfeld and you get used to the jets - they only fly 3 days a week (during daytime) and maybe twice a year evenings/nights. As fast jets, you only get 10-15 seconds when you cannot continue a conversation (even indoors with double-glazing!). There are lots of rumours that the airbase will reduce ops (or even close completely) and a civil op will be started (cargo, not pax) - like I say rumours, but that would make a big difference: modern jets are much quieter than airforce fast jets, but of course much slower so the noise would linger longer.

 

Apart from that, depends on what you're looking for: Lagerlechfeld hasn't much to offer, Schwabmünchen obviously larger, but not a lot going on. All the villages (Weil, Graben, Hurlach, Scheuring etc.) are just that: small and dull. Untermeitingen is where the shopping (groceries) is at on the Lechfeld and the surrounding villages have very little except maybe a bakery.

Kaufering is expensive as it has a direct train to Munich; Buchloe isn't a place I'd chose to live; Landsberg is much more attractive and is where a few of us regularly meet for an After-Work on Thursdays: come along and you'll get all the feedback you need!

@Galahad: come along too - there are 2 of us get the train from Klosterlechfeld leaving at 19:15 or thereabouts,so around 19:00 from Bobingen: watch the thread!

 

Occaisonally a couple of us go up to Augsburg for the pub quiz in Flannigans on a Monday and there's supposed to be one starting soon in Kaufbeuren

 

If you want more either come along or get more detailed: there are a few of us around who'll give you all the info you need

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Good evening maffia,

thanks very much for the informative feedback.

 

Are there any specific reasons you would not choose to live in Buchloe? Due to it being on the mainline to Munich & Augsburg, having a semi decent sprinkling of shops for groceries, it seemed an interesting option.

 

Do you live in Klosterlechfeld. Lagerlechfeld or further west in Untermeiting? We were by the sportsfield in Klosterlechfeld when one of the tornadoes took off. It flew directly above our heads. We felt that Klosterlechfeld may be a little too loud but think the village of Untermeitingen may be ok.

 

Feedback from fellow Toytowners like maffia living in this area would be extremely helpful in helping us finding a location in the area.

 

Thanks for the offer of the meet up. I think that would be great, the next time we are down in the area.

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Buchloe: personal thing - bit too small and not at all cosmopolitain from what I've experienced of it.

 

I'm officially in Untermeitingen, but geographically more Klosterlechfeld. Yeh, the jets fly almost directly over the footy pitch - if you were lucky enough to get an Italian Tornado taking off, you should have experienced a couple of points on the Richter scale!

 

I'll mention your post to the others I know around here and try to get them to voice their opinions.

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Good evening again maffia,

Many thanks once more for your reply.

 

I didn't know the Italian tornadoes were louder. I wonder if it was an Italian tornado we heard outside Scheuring. We were down by the banks of the Lech, near the school in Scheuring. What a noise came off that!!! I thought we were at Cape Karnavel!!!

 

We thought it might have been the woods and the Lech channeling the sound. It totally put us off Scheuring. It probably came across louder than the tornado flying directly over our heads at the sports pitches, probably less than 100m high.

 

Again, much appreciated mentioning my post to others as well.

 

Cheers

 

Liam

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Hi there,

 

well, I used to live in a neighbour village of Buchloe (still own a house there) and I liked it. However, it depends on what you're looking for. Yes, it is really "countryfied" and not overly cosmopolitan, but friendly people, good location to go to Landsberg, Munich (train every half hour from Buchloe during the rush hours) and Augsburg. Fairly quiet, good shopping possibilities including organic food from local farms.

 

For any more questions I'm happy to help :-).

 

Claudia

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Claudia, many thanks for your reply.

 

What are we looking for?

 

1. For an area that is reasonably priced, preferably < €150 per square m.

2. Easy to commute from and not completely at the back of beyond.

3. An area where the locals are reasonably friendly.

4. Where amenities in the area are good.

5. Reasonably close to water, but not in an area that floods. Our dog loves water.

 

Any pointers from the "locals" are welcome.

 

Liam

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1. For an area that is reasonably priced, preferably < €150 per square m.

Land is €120 a sq meter for non-family in the Lechfeld area and pretty readily available all over the place.

 

2. Easy to commute from and not completely at the back of beyond.

Commute to where? I assume Munich? It's OK, but I wouldn't fancy it myself much. Train trundles along a bit :-)

 

3. An area where the locals are reasonably friendly.

This is still Germany we are talking about yeah? Friendly enough but generally hard going and pretty dull.

 

4. Where amenities in the area are good.

Great amenities round here. Sports, walks, swimming pools, cycling, riding, lakes - all very good and never really busy. Great for outdoor stuff.

 

5. Reasonably close to water, but not in an area that floods. Our dog loves water.

No flooding but tons of ex-gravel lakes, and the Lech itself. My dog likes a swim as well.

 

It's kinda practical for family, but I find it too quiet and too distant from Munich (no late trains out this way).

 

p.s. I never find the planes an issue as they fly less and less. Just announced another scaling down of the military here this week. We expect 'em gone in 12 to 18 months but they might well be replaced with cargo flights. Not sure how that will work out yet.

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Johnny, thanks for the reply. Where do you think is the best place to live in the area? We have looked around over a week period, but it is a large area to try and work out which is the best place.

 

Do you have any local tips and where we may get our best value for money?

 

Many thanks again in advance.

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Any village better than another then??? Any I should keep my eye on more when I'm back in the area?

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I would love to recommend one, but as I say - nothing in it really. Schwabmünchen has all the basics you want, but a little further West of course. Landsberg is very nice, so if you can live spitting distance from there it would be cool. Kaufering I think is a bit of a dump, despite being on the train track direct to Munich.

 

Don't get stuck in one of those villages south of Landsberg - they are proper dead.

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We did get that impression from Schwabmünchen. Seemed to be not too bad. Do you mean a little further west of Munich? Or further west of water (the Lech)?

 

We really liked Landsberg, although I think it starts to get a lot more expensive. Kaufering seemed nice, why don't you like it?

 

We were looking at the villages south of Landsberg as well, due to the cheapness. Fuchstal and Mundraching. Nice scenery, cheap prices, nordic loipes nearby and a lot closer to the alpine areas.

 

Somehow though, we got the feeling it wasn't right though. Possibly getting too far away from everything, possibly the lack of commuter train track south. At least north of Landsberg there is a passenger carrying train track and Augsburg. North of Landsberg also seemed to have easier access to the Lech.

 

We never looked at Gross/Kleinaitingen, but that has come up recently as a possiblity.

 

Is Klosterlechfeld the dull village that has you entrapped Johnny? ;)

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Do you mean a little further west of Munich? Or further west of water (the Lech)?

Um...well yeah...it's West of both of 'em!!!

 

That's quite funny that you have been looking at Kaufering and villages South of Landsberg when I am saying to dodge both :-)

 

We do have a Kaufering resident TTer, and at least one in a village *just* South of Landsberg actually, both of whom may pipe up in their own defence, so mine is just a personal opinion.

 

Kaufering is a bit industrial, and never noticed any "nice bits" as such. My son has friends South of Landsberg and those villages are proper farmer dead places 'cos there are no trains...so they are cheap and not very cheerful.

 

I am indeed in Klosterlechfeld and I work in Grossaitingen so know 'em both. Grossaitingen is also a bit of a dump frankly.

 

It's just a personal thing maybe, but if I restricted myself to socialising only locally I would probably be added to the scarily high suicide rate in my area (currently popular is jumping under the train or hanging yourself in the cellar).

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currently popular is jumping under the train or hanging yourself in the cellar

Come on JE, give us the gossip - haven't heard of anyone under the train for a while.

GerBear - if you look at Kaufering, then east of the Lech is a bit more traditional, that said it's also a much closer community and therefore not quite as open.

Where do you want to commute to? If you're going to Munich, then take a look at Geltendorf or Türkenfeld - not sure of prices though, but for sure more expensive than the Lechfeld. If you're going to Augsburg, then Schwabmünchen has better train connections than Kloster/Lagerlechfeld. Like JE, I wouldn't care to commute to Munich form the Lechfeld, but many do it. Augsburg would be OK. So, tell us where you're going to be working and maybe that would open up new ideas :ph34r: !

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If you're going to Augsburg, then Schwabmünchen has better train connections than Kloster/Lagerlechfeld

Trains are fine from Klosterlechfeld to Augsburg. I did for a few months for the VHS, and plenty of people use for work.

 

Not heard of anyone topping themselves for a few years actually, but it was in fashion about 5 years ago.

 

For some reason the south end of Klosterlechfeld is still proving popular with lots of new build houses still going up. And we keep getting new supermarkets so it has the veneer of being popular around here.

 

Certainly getting on the S-Bahn would be much better for Munich and is also my own longer-term plan, although land prices are at least double around Geltendorf and anywhere else on the S-Bahn.

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Just for Info - there's a petition in the Rathaus in Kaufering being put together to extend the S-Bahn from its current terminus in Geltendorf to Kaufering - something the D-Bahn apparently are quite open to. Unfortunately, there are no plans to get the train from Kaufering out to Augsburg to leave any later or more frequently.

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We expect 'em gone in 12 to 18 months but they might well be replaced with cargo flights. Not sure how that will work out yet.

 

12 to 18 months is a bit short. It has been officially declared (last week) that the 32nd Strike Wing stationed there will be dissolved in 2017.

 

The air base will retain an "air operations component" after that for the various auxiliary Air Force units (schools and technical support) that will be moved there or remain in the area. Meaning cargo and passenger aircraft flying in and out semi-regularly.

 

EADS will also continue to fly aircraft components out of there using Belugas.

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