Murnau am Staffelsee
Murnau in 2007
|• Mayor||Michael Rapp (CSU)|
|• Governing parties||CSU|
|• Total||38.05 km2 (14.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||650 - 730 m (−1,750 ft)|
|• Density||300/km2 (780/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||0 8841|
Murnau was first documented in 1150. It received the right to hold markets from Louis V, Duke of Bavaria, in 1350 and retains the title of "Markt" ("market") until today.
Murnau is a minor train hub, since it is the place where the Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Oberammergau lines intersect. The first electrical signal box of the Deutsche Bundesbahn was installed here. Also, the A95 motorway and the B 2 Bundesstrasse run through or near Murnau.
Another major feature is the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik, a hospital specializing in trauma surgery.
Murnau is used as a health resort by many guests.
For such a small town, Murnau has attracted quite a few noteworthy citizens over the years. Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky of the Blaue Reiter artistic collective lived there for several years. Ödön von Horvath spent a large part of his youth and young adulthood there and based some of his most well-known works (e.g. Jugend ohne Gott, Italienische Nacht) on happenings during the Third Reich in Murnau. Christoph Probst, executed by the Gestapo for being a member of the White Rose resistance group during the Third Reich, was born in Murnau. Filmmaker F.W. Murnau probably took his assumed name from the town, though there is no real factual evidence for this. Contemporary luthier Michael Koeberling lives and works in Murnau.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
- Official site
- Murnau Castle Museum (German)
- Münterhaus Museum (German)
- Webcam: Pedestrian Precinct (German)
- Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Murnau
- Staffelsee-Gymnasium Murnau (German)
- Max-Dingler-Hauptschule Murnau (German)
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