Moosach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the town in Ebersberg district. For the Borough of Munich, see Moosach (Munich). For other uses, see Moosach (disambiguation).
Moosach
Coat of arms of Moosach
Coat of arms
Moosach   is located in Germany
Moosach
Moosach
Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°53′E / 48.033°N 11.883°E / 48.033; 11.883Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°53′E / 48.033°N 11.883°E / 48.033; 11.883
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Ebersberg
Municipal assoc. Glonn
Government
 • Mayor Eugen Gillhuber (CSU)
Area
 • Total 18.21 km2 (7.03 sq mi)
Elevation 529 m (1,736 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,532
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85665
Dialling codes 08091
Vehicle registration EBE
Website www.glonn.de

Moosach is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Ebersberg and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (administrative community) of Glonn.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]