Grünwald, Bavaria

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Grünwald
Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
Coat of arms of Grünwald
Coat of arms
Grünwald is located in Germany
Grünwald
Grünwald
Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°31′E / 48.033°N 11.517°E / 48.033; 11.517Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°31′E / 48.033°N 11.517°E / 48.033; 11.517
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Munich
Government
 • Mayor Jan Neusiedl (CSU)
Area
 • Total 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation 581 m (1,906 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,915
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82031
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration M
Website www.gemeinde-gruenwald.de

Grünwald (German for green forest) is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the right bank of the Isar, 12 km southwest of Munich (centre). As of 31 December 2011 it had a population of 11,109.

Grünwald is best known for its medieval castle Grünwald (Burg Grünwald), for the Bavaria Film Studios (one of Europe's biggest and most famous movie production studios), and as a domicile for many prominent and rich people (Grünwald is the wealthiest municipality in Germany). The castle today houses a branch of the Bavarian Archaeological Museum.

For the 1972 Summer Olympics, the municipality hosted the individual road race cycling event for the 1972 Summer Olympics. A nearly 23 km (14 mi) circuit to be traversed eight times was used.[2]

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