|• Lord Mayor||Andreas Haas (CSU)|
|• Total||21.61 km2 (8.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||535 m (1,755 ft)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The area of Germering has an old history attested by findings of burial mounds of the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age, as well as a "Villa rustica" (as in nearby Leutstetten) built by the Romans. There was a trade route through the city with numerous brick kilns. After their discovery a glass roof was erected over one (near the Nebelerstrasse) so one can still view it.
Germering was first reliably mentioned about 859-864 A.D. In those days it was still known as Kermeringon, but apparently it was formerly mentioned under the name Germana vel admonte. Unterpfaffenhofen, the south-west part of Germering, was first named in a charter dated 1190, but both villages remained small and rural until they experienced several significant growths in population during the 20th century.
In 1978, the two independent towns Unterpfaffenhofen and Germering were merged to present-day Germering. The new city coat of arms was created in 1981 by Karl Haas, who incorporated the coats of arms of both the two former boroughs.
The popular German band Sportfreunde Stiller is from here.
- Robert Huber (born 1937), residing in Germering, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988 and was appointed honorary citizen in the same year.
- Claudia Hengst, (born 1969), well-known disabled sportswoman and multiple gold medal winners at the Paralympics, world and European champion, has been an honorary citizen since 2001.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885), romanticist painter
- Peter Brugger (born 1972), (singer and guitarist, member of the Sportfreunde Stiller
- Thomas Huber (born 1963), actor (including Lindenstrasse - Der große Bellheim)
Personalities who have worked on the ground
- Gus Backus (born 1937) singer, lived in Germering, in the meantime, he moved back to Germering.
- Erhard Wunderlich (1956-2012), handball player, Silver medal winners at the Summer olympics 1984, lived in Germering.
- Siegfried Lowitz (1914-1999), actor, lived in Germering.
- John Christopher Howland (1928-2013), singer, actor and entertainer lived in Germering (Harthaus).
- Heinz Braun (1938-1986), painter, lived in Germering.
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- Janz, Thomas (3 February 2012). "Dürr: "I'm Not Going To Stress Myself Out!"". Fischer Sports. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
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