Starnberg

Starnberg is a German town in Bavaria, Germany, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Munich. It is at the north end of Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Lakes Country",[2] and serves as capital of the district of Starnberg. Recording a disposable per-capita income of €26,120 in 2007, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt suburb of Hochtaunus.

Starnberg
The town of Starnberg with the castle in the background

Coat of arms
Location of Starnberg within Starnberg district
Starnberg
Starnberg
Coordinates: 47°59′50″N 11°20′26″E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictStarnberg
Government
  MayorEva John
Area
  Total61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)
Elevation
588 m (1,929 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total23,498
  Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82319
Dialling codes08151
Vehicle registrationSTA
Websitewww.starnberg.de

History

The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.[3]

Transport

Starnberg is situated on the Munich S-Bahn line S6, which provides frequent trains to and from Munich. It is also a principal stop for the vessels of the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt or lake fleet.[4]

Main sights

  • Starnberger Schloss (castle) with the castle garden
  • St. Joseph's Church

Notable people

Groups

The experimental music label DSYNC is based in Starnberg[5]

Notes

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. German: Fünf Seen Land: the lakes are the Starnberger See, the Ammersee, the Wörthsee, the Pilsensee and the Wesslinger See
  3. until 1962 the name of Lake Starnberg
  4. "Bayerische Seenschifffahrt" (in German and English). Bayerische Seenschifffahrt. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  5. https://www.facebook.com/desynchron/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel


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