Starnberg

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Starnberg
Coat of arms of Starnberg
Coat of arms
Starnberg   is located in Germany
Starnberg
Starnberg
Coordinates: 47°59′50″N 11°20′26″E / 47.99722°N 11.34056°E / 47.99722; 11.34056Coordinates: 47°59′50″N 11°20′26″E / 47.99722°N 11.34056°E / 47.99722; 11.34056
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Starnberg
Government
 • Mayor Ferdinand Pfaffinger (FW)
Area
 • Total 61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)
Elevation 588 m (1,929 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 22,650
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82319
Dialling codes 08151
Vehicle registration STA
Website www.starnberg.de

The city of Starnberg is in Bavaria, Germany, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) south-west of Munich. It lies at the north end of Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Lakes Country",[2] and serves as capital of the district of Starnberg. Recording a disposable per-capita income of € 26,120 in 2007, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt suburb of Hochtaunus.

Residential area in Starnberg

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.[3]

Transport[edit]

Starnberg is situated on the Munich S-Bahn line S6, which provides frequent trains to and from Munich. It is also a principal stop for the vessels of the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt or lake fleet.[4]

Main sights[edit]

  • Starnberger Schloss (castle) with the castle garden
  • St. Joseph's Church

People associated with Starnberg[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ German: Fünf Seen Land: the lakes are the Starnberger See, the Ammersee, the Wörthsee, the Pilsensee and the Wesslinger See
  3. ^ until 1962 the name of Lake Starnberg
  4. ^ "Bayerische Seenschifffahrt" (in German and English). Bayerische Seenschifffahrt. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 

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