The municipality of Andechs only owns a 400 meter wide stretch of shore on Lake Ammersee - the Froschgartl recreation area.
In addition to her own buoy, she can now also look forward to a jetty soon.
- "The bathing area is very important for us as a community," says Andechs' Mayor Georg Scheitz. The community has had a buoy there since 1973, which is officially reserved for overnight guests of the monastery community. The recreation area association took over the kiosk and bathing area in 1978 and brought both of them up to scratch in 2009. In his last term of office, Karl Roth, as Starnberg District Administrator, was chairman of the association, and previously he was also the mayor of the monastery community. As an Erlinger, he has always appreciated the evening hours at sunset on this Andechser Fleckerl am See.
Scheitz remembers that a footbridge was first discussed after the completion of the cycle path between Herrsching and Aidenried in 2015. A jetty would make access to the water easier, which is currently only possible via the sometimes sharp pebbles. Scheitz also remembers that there was a jetty nearby. It was a jetty that was temporarily also a steam stopping place for a freight and tug company from Bierdorf. That was a long time ago. Since the Second World War, however, there has been no jetty either in Fischen or in Wartaweil, says Karl Strauss, chairman of the Erling-Andechs Heimatverein.
The idea from 2015 was taken up shortly afterwards by the recreation area association under the chairmanship of Roth. Scheitz remembers that there were some discussions with the palace and lake administration and also with the district authority in Landsberg, because the Ammersee belongs to their area of responsibility. And sea installations are not welcomed or difficult to implement. The construction of a new walkway could only be approved if there was a very high level of public interest, according to a spokeswoman for the Bavarian Palace Administration. “In addition to the building law, the nature conservation law needs to be taken into account. In a second step, a license agreement under private law can then be concluded with the Bavarian Palace and Lake Administration on this basis.“For example, the footbridge in St. Alban, which was newly built in 2018, not only serves as a rowing bridge for the grammar school and sports club, but is also open to the public.
First there was the idea of building a plastic walkway from mobile elements, which the approval authorities rejected.
They preferred wood.
The landscape architect Monikareiber from Herrsching was commissioned with the planning.
The construction was approved last year and could be put out to tender.
The planner and Florian Brennauer from the carpentry of the same name in Haunshofen took measurements last week.
“It starts in a week,” says Brennauer.
The footbridge is made of larch.
The new lake access is to be 20 meters long and 1.60 meters wide so that two people can meet.
At the end, a wooden staircase with non-slip metal steps leads into the water.
When the bar is completed in about three weeks, everyone involved hopes that the incidence values will allow it to be used.
Scheitz is already looking forward to it. The municipal parking lot, which is on the opposite side of the street from the recreation area in the forest, has already been cleared by the building yard, so that there is enough space for hikers who can alternatively park there instead of in the local area of Erling. District administrator Stefan Frey, who is not chairman but sits on the board of the recreation area association, is happy about the upgrade. What still needs to be resolved is the situation with the sanitary facilities, which is currently not enough.