Gilching

Gilching is a municipality in the district of Starnberg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 13 km north of Starnberg, and 22 km west of Munich (centre). The quarters Argelsried, Neugilching and Geisenbrunn belong to the municipality of Gilching. Gilching can be easily reached using the Munich area public transportation. One S-Bahn Railway Station is called "Neugilching" which is directly situated at the S8 line - formerly it was the S5 line - in the "Herrsching" direction.

Gilching
Church of Saint Vitus

Coat of arms
Location of Gilching within Starnberg district
Coordinates: 48°7′00″N 11°18′00″E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictStarnberg
Government
  MayorManfred Walter (SPD)
Area
  Total31.49 km2 (12.16 sq mi)
Elevation
607 m (1,991 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total18,993
  Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82205
Dialling codes08105
Vehicle registrationSTA
Websitewww.gilching.de

History

The Roman road Via Julia from Augsburg to Salzburg runs through Gilching. Celtic tumuli and nemetons are found in the nearby forest between Gilching and Schöngeising.

The parish church St. Vitus holds a bell, the Arnoldusglocke, the oldest extant bell of Germany. It was cast between 1180 and 1187, commissioned by minister Arnoldus.

Twin towns

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