Ottobrunn

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Ottobrunn
Saint Otto Church
Saint Otto Church
Coat of arms of Ottobrunn
Coat of arms
Ottobrunn   is located in Germany
Ottobrunn
Ottobrunn
Coordinates: 48°04′0″N 11°40′0″E / 48.06667°N 11.66667°E / 48.06667; 11.66667Coordinates: 48°04′0″N 11°40′0″E / 48.06667°N 11.66667°E / 48.06667; 11.66667
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Munich
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Loderer (CSU)
Area
 • Total 5.23 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Elevation 557 m (1,827 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,609
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85521
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration M
Website www.ottobrunn.de

Ottobrunn is a municipality southeast of Munich, Bavaria, Germany, founded in 1955. Ottobrunn consists of mainly semi-detached and detached houses, and lots of gardens. Ottobrunn is also the German Headquarters of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), although technically, most of the EADS grounds belongs to the neighbouring community Taufkirchen. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, the municipality is the second-most densely populated in all of Germany, trailing only Munich, and ahead of third-place Berlin.

History[edit]

The Ottosäule

The town's center was established in the mid 1980s with the town hall (1983) and the community centre (1986). The community centre was named after the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari who lived in Ottobrunn between 1915 and 1931.

There is a memorial Doric order column, called the Ottosäule, made by the chiseler Anton Ripfel, commemorating the day in 1832 when Otto of Greece traveled past the present community area on his way to become king of Greece. It was originally situated exactly 12 km from the center of Munich, marking the exact spot on the route where Otto of Greece's father left his son. The column was moved, however, 400 m further along the Rosenheimer Landstrasse to make room for buildings.

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