Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
|• Mayor||Jan Neusiedl (CSU)|
|• Total||7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||581 m (1,906 ft)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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[update] 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.
- Louis X. (1495–1545), born in Grünwald, Duke of Bavaria
- Helmut Ringelmann (1926-2011), German film and television producer
- Sep Ruf, German architect
- Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
- 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2011-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 108, 122.
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