|• Mayor||Eugen Gillhuber (CSU)|
|• Total||18.21 km2 (7.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||529 m (1,736 ft)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The community lies in a very picturesque setting in an ice-age moraine landscape about 500 m in elevation and lends itself well to hiking. In the heights of the moraine that ring the town are lakes, among them the Steinsee, a favourite bathing lake, even among visitors from Munich. Somewhat farther away lies the Kitzlsee, which is a protected area.
Moosach comprises a good number of surrounding hamlets and lone homesteads such as Falkenberg (with a stable and a beergarden), Baumhau, Altenburg and Berghofen.
In 1990, Moosach could look back on 1,200 years of existence, witnessed in a donation document of the Bishopric of Freising. The community's name goes back to the Moosach brook: "Ache flowing through the moss", Ache being a regional word meaning "swiftly flowing water". The Moosach rises from 7 springs at the foot of the mountain on which stands the Kloster Maria Altenburg (monastery).
Moosach belonged to the Rentamt of Munich and the Court of Swabia of the Electorate of Bavaria. In the course of administrative reforms in Bavaria, the current community came into being with the community edict of 1818.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.