Grünwald, Bavaria

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Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
Coat of arms of Grünwald
Coat of arms
Grünwald  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°31′E / 48.033°N 11.517°E / 48.033; 11.517Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°31′E / 48.033°N 11.517°E / 48.033; 11.517
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Munich
 • Mayor Jan Neusiedl (CSU)
 • Total 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation 581 m (1,906 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,342
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82031
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration M

Grünwald (German for green forest) is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the right bank of the Isar, 12 km southwest of Munich (centre). As of 31 December 2011 it had a population of 11,109.

Grünwald is best known for medieval Grünwald Castle (Burg Grünwald), the Bavaria Film Studios (one of Europe's biggest and most famous movie production studios), and as a domicile for many prominent and rich people (Grünwald is the wealthiest municipality in Germany). The castle today houses a branch of the Bavarian Archaeological Museum.

For the 1972 Summer Olympics, the municipality hosted the individual road race cycling event. A nearly 23 km (14 mi) circuit to be traversed eight times was used.[2]

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