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Regatta stand
Regatta stand
Coat of arms of Oberschleißheim
Coat of arms
Oberschleißheim   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°15′N 11°34′E / 48.250°N 11.567°E / 48.250; 11.567Coordinates: 48°15′N 11°34′E / 48.250°N 11.567°E / 48.250; 11.567
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Munich
 • Mayor Elisabeth Ziegler (SPD)
 • Total 30.60 km2 (11.81 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,353
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85764
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration M
Website www.oberschleissheim.de

Oberschleißheim is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located 13 km north of Munich (centre). As of 2005 it had a population of 11,467.

Oberschleißheim is best known for the Schleissheim Palace and the Flugwerft Schleissheim next to the airport housing the airplane department of the German Museum. The airfield is also home to one of the five German Federal Police helicopter squadrons.

During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located here.[2]

In the early 20th century, Schleißheim was home to author Waldemar Bonsels, who was inspired to write his "Biene Maja" by a gnarly tree in the woods nearby.


Schleißheim was first mentioned as “Sliusheim” in 785. In the Year 1315 the name of the village became “ Sleizheim”. Between 1616 and 1623 Duke Maximilan I. erected the Old Schloss. From 1701 to 1726 the New Schloss was built to the orders of Max Emanuel, including the Schloss Lustheim. In the Mid 19th Century Oberschleißheim built a railway station with the name “Schleißheim” connecting to the Munich-Landshut railway route. This railway station was replaced by the “Oberschleißheim” station in 1972 due to the opening of the S-Bahn.[3]

Regatta Course Oberschleißheim[edit]

In 1972 an artificial canoe sprint and rowing regatta was created in Oberschleißheim for the Munich Olympic Summer Games.[4] The 2 kilometers long and 135 meters wide Regatta is one of the fairest and best Olympic tracks in the World. The facility is serviced and used regularly. The Regatta can easily be reached through Munich’s excellent infrastructure. Visitors have the opportunity to watch competitions on the stadium like stands/bleachers that encompass 9500 seats.[5][6]

The Regatta host many events throughout the year including bungee jumping.[7]

Flugwerft Schleissheim[edit]

The airfield and its historic buildings were constructed between 1912 and 1919 by the Königlich-Bayerische Fliegertruppen (Royal Bavarian Flying Corps). In the early 1990s the historic maintenance hangar was restored and enlarged to accommodate the Deutsches Museum's growing aviation collections. The Museum was opened on September 18, 1992.

The Museum has many aerospace exhibits. These include various Airplanes, Helicopters, Motors and Turbines.[8]

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