Grainau

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Grainau
View of Grainau's church with the Zugspitze behind
View of Grainau's church with the Zugspitze behind
Coat of arms of Grainau
Coat of arms
Location of Grainau within Garmisch-Partenkirchen district
Grainau in GAP.svg
Grainau is located in Germany
Grainau
Grainau
Grainau is located in Bavaria
Grainau
Grainau
Coordinates: 47°28′34″N 11°01′29″E / 47.47611°N 11.02472°E / 47.47611; 11.02472Coordinates: 47°28′34″N 11°01′29″E / 47.47611°N 11.02472°E / 47.47611; 11.02472
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictGarmisch-Partenkirchen
Government
 • MayorAndreas Hildebrandt (CSU)
Area
 • Total49.38 km2 (19.07 sq mi)
Elevation
758 m (2,487 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,506
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82491
Dialling codes08821
Vehicle registrationGAP
Websitewww.grainau.de

Grainau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in southern Bavaria, Germany.[2] It is located at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, the tallest mountain in Germany in the sub-mountain range of the Wetterstein Alps which is a branch off the main mountain range it is connected to, the Alps. Lake Eibsee in Grainau lies at the foot of the Zugspitze surrounded by forest.

Geography[edit]

Grainau lies at the foot of the Zugspitze in the Wetterstein Mountains. It is part of the seven municipalities of the former County of Werdenfels, along with Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Farchant, Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau. Grainau is also home to two mountain lakes, the Badersee and the Eibsee. Waxenstein mountain sits to the south, while the Kramerspitz mountain and Ammergau Alps sit to the north.[3]

The district of Grainau is made up of[4]:

  • Obergrainau (parish village)
  • Untergrainau and Hammersbach (church village)
  • Schmölz (village)
  • Eibsee (hamlet)

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO)". www.bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  3. ^ "Grainau (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.info. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  4. ^ "Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO)". www.bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-13.