Germering

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Germering
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Germering
Coat of arms
Germering   is located in Germany
Germering
Germering
Coordinates: 48°08′N 11°22′E / 48.133°N 11.367°E / 48.133; 11.367Coordinates: 48°08′N 11°22′E / 48.133°N 11.367°E / 48.133; 11.367
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Fürstenfeldbruck
Government
 • Lord Mayor Andreas Haas (CSU)
Area
 • Total 21.61 km2 (8.34 sq mi)
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 39,387
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82101–82110
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration FFB
Website www.germering.de

Germering is a large town of approx. 38,000 within the district of Fürstenfeldbruck, in Bavaria, Germany. It is directly adjacent to the city of Munich and borders it to the west.

History[edit]

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.

During World War II, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.[2]

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.

Local profiles[edit]

The Biedermeier era artist Carl Spitzweg was born in 1808 in the town-district Unterpfaffenhofen.

The popular German band Sportfreunde Stiller is from here.

Alpine skier Lena Dürr grew up in Germering.[3]

Germering St Martin church
Germering-Streiflach former grange
Germeringen lake

Honorary citizen[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Personalities who have worked on the ground[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ Janz, Thomas (3 February 2012). "Dürr: "I'm Not Going To Stress Myself Out!"". Fischer Sports. Retrieved 28 December 2013.