Germering

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Germering
Coat of arms of Germering
Coat of arms
Germering   is located in Germany
Germering
Germering
Coordinates: 48°08′N 11°22′E / 48.133°N 11.367°E / 48.133; 11.367Coordinates: 48°08′N 11°22′E / 48.133°N 11.367°E / 48.133; 11.367
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Fürstenfeldbruck
Government
 • Lord Mayor Andreas Haas (CSU)
Area
 • Total 21.61 km2 (8.34 sq mi)
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 38,478
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82101–82110
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration FFB
Website www.germering.de

Germering is a city within the district of Fürstenfeldbruck, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km west of Munich.

History[edit]

The area of Germering has an old history attested by findings of burial mounds of the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age, as well as a "Villa rustica" (as in nearby Leutstetten) built by the Romans. There was a trade route through the city with numerous brick kilns. After their discovery a glass roof was erected over one (near the Nebelerstrasse) so one can still view it.

Germering was first reliably mentioned about 859-864 A.D. In those days it was still known as Kermeringon, but apparently it was formerly mentioned under the name Germana vel admonte. Unterpfaffenhofen, the south-west part of Germering, was first named in a charter dated 1190.

During World War II, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.[2]

The new city coat of arms was created in 1981 by Karl Haas, who incorporated the coats of arms of both the two former boroughs of the city, Germering and Unterpfaffenhofen.

Local profiles[edit]

The Biedermeier era artist Carl Spitzweg was born in 1808 in Unterpfaffenhofen.

The popular German band Sportfreunde Stiller is from here.

Alpine skier Lena Dürr grew up in Germering.[3]

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