Gilching

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Gilching
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Location of Gilching within Starnberg district
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Gilching is located in Germany
Gilching
Gilching is located in Bavaria
Gilching
Coordinates: 48°7′00″N 11°18′00″E / 48.11667°N 11.30000°E / 48.11667; 11.30000Coordinates: 48°7′00″N 11°18′00″E / 48.11667°N 11.30000°E / 48.11667; 11.30000
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictStarnberg
Government
 • MayorManfred Walter (SPD)
Area
 • Total31.49 km2 (12.16 sq mi)
Elevation
607 m (1,991 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,843
 • Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82205
Dialling codes08105
Vehicle registrationSTA
Websitewww.gilching.de

Gilching is a municipality in the district of Starnberg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 13 km north of Starnberg, and 22 km west of Munich (centre). The quarters Argelsried, Neugilching and Geisenbrunn belong to the municipality of Gilching. Gilching can be easily reached using the Munich area public transportation. One S-Bahn Railway Station is called "Neugilching" which is directly situated at the S8 line - formerly it was the S5 line - in the "Herrsching" direction.

History[edit]

The Roman road Via Julia from Augsburg to Salzburg runs through Gilching. Celtic tumuli and nemetons are found in the nearby forest between Gilching and Schöngeising.

The parish church St. Vitus holds a bell, the Arnoldusglocke, the oldest extant bell of Germany. It was cast between 1180 and 1187, commissioned by minister Arnoldus.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.

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