Tutzing is a municipality in the district of Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany, on the west bank of the Starnberger See. Just 40 km south-west of Munich and with good views of the Alps, the town was traditionally a favorite vacation spot for those living in the city. Johannes Brahms vacationed in Tutzing in 1873, writing his String Quartets Opus 51 and the popular Haydn Variations. More recently the town has served as a bedroom community for Munich (as Tutzing station is a terminus of the city's S-Bahn rail network) and a place of retirement (being equipped with a regional hospital and various clinics), while continuing to host tourists, now from a wider catchment. Tutzing has been home to various German celebrities, including the former president of the Federal Constitutional Court Hans-Jürgen Papier, musicians Peter Maffay, Leslie Mándoki, and Elly Ney, the late Guido Dessauer, and the military general and theorist Erich Ludendorff, who died and is buried in the town.
A lakeside pathway is named after the great composer and a plaque stands near the large house where he lived and worked.
Trail of Tears
The town was one stop on the "trail of tears" of Dachau concentration camp inmates, who were forcibly marched south in 1945. A plaque in front of the town hall commemorates their fate.