Gilching

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Gilching
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Gilching is located in Germany
Gilching
Coordinates: 48°7′00″N 11°18′00″E / 48.11667°N 11.30000°E / 48.11667; 11.30000Coordinates: 48°7′00″N 11°18′00″E / 48.11667°N 11.30000°E / 48.11667; 11.30000
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Starnberg
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Walter (SPD)
Area
 • Total 31.49 km2 (12.16 sq mi)
Elevation 607 m (1,991 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,851
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82205
Dialling codes 08105
Vehicle registration STA
Website www.gilching.de

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.

History[edit]

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.

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