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Coat of arms of Kirchseeon
Coat of arms
Kirchseeon   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°4′23″N 11°53′10″E / 48.07306°N 11.88611°E / 48.07306; 11.88611Coordinates: 48°4′23″N 11°53′10″E / 48.07306°N 11.88611°E / 48.07306; 11.88611
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Ebersberg
 • Mayor Udo Ockel (CSU)
 • Total 17.91 km2 (6.92 sq mi)
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,446
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85614
Dialling codes 08091
Vehicle registration EBE

Kirchseeon is a market town in the Upper Bavarian district of Ebersberg and lies 15 km east of Munich city limits.

The nearest communities are Grafing and Ebersberg. The Bavarian capital, Munich, can be reached by S-Bahn (line S4), which runs over the Munich–Salzburg line. Rosenheim and Wasserburg am Inn are each about 25 km away.


Buch is Kirchseeon’s oldest constituent community, having had its first documentary mention in 809. In 842, a place called Sevun was mentioned for the first time. The name Chirichsewe first appeared in the 14th century. Until Secularization, the Ebersberg Monastery maintained a small branch monastery in Kirchseeon. The community grew quickly once the surrounding woodlands fell victim to a natural disaster in 1889 in the form of a nun moth infestation. The Royal Bavarian Railway decided to make use of the denuded woods by building a sleeper works at Kirchseeon in 1889 and 1890. In 1939, the community of Kirchseeon was formed out of the former community of Eglharting, which itself had been formed in 1818. Its constituent communities were the villages of Buch and Kirchseeon-Dorf as well as the hamlets of Forstseeon, Osterseeon, Neukirch, Ilching and Riedering. At the same time, the church was promoted to a parish curacy. In 1959, the community itself was raised to market town. Since Eglharting’s population had risen so sharply, the new "Erlöserkirche" (“Church of the Redeemer”) was consecrated there in 1973. In 1974, a new town hall was completed.

Coat of arms[edit]

Kirchseeon’s arms might heraldically be described thus: In vert between two conifers with roots Or a nun moth argent.

Community layout[edit]

After the Second World War, the hitherto isolated centres of Eglharting, Kirchseeon and Kirchseeon-Dorf were melded together along the Bundesstraße 304 (Munich-Wasserburg), mainly by building detached housing, with the combined centre at Kirchseeon railway station and a lesser centre at Eglharting. Supermarkets are to be found in both centres, and in Kirchseeon are many small and medium-sized shops.

Along the B 304, properties are exposed to traffic noise. Outlying areas of town, on the other hand, are very quiet.

Constituent communities belonging to Kirchseeon[edit]

  • Buch
  • Eglharting
  • Forstseeon
  • Ilching
  • Kirchseeon-Dorf
  • Neukirch
  • Osterseeon
  • Riedering

Economy and infrastructure[edit]


  • In Kirchseeon and its constituent communities are four kindergartens and two nursery schools.
  • There is also an elementary school with one building each in Kirchseeon and Eglharting.
  • A Gymnasium was opened in 2008.
  • The headquarters of the Munich Berufsförderungswerk (vocational training school) with a boarding school building is to be found in Kirchseeon.

Established businesses[edit]

  • One of the biggest employers in town is the Autohaus Kirchseeon, a car dealership founded in 1972. In 1976, the company was merged with the Auto-Eder-Gruppe.


Kirchseeon has at its disposal four fire brigades: FFW Kirchseeon Markt, FFW Kirchseeon-Dorf, FFW Eglharting and FFW Buch.


Regular events[edit]

  • Josefi-Markt (last Sunday in March)
  • Walpurgisnacht for Kirchseeon’s witches (30 April)
  • Kathrein-Markt (last weekend in November)
  • Perchtenlauf (weekends in December)
  • Weinfest Buch der SG Edelweiß Buch (June)

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