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Coat of arms of Schäftlarn
Coat of arms
Schäftlarn is located in Germany
Location of Schäftlarn within Munich district
Coordinates: 47°59′6″N 11°27′24″E / 47.98500°N 11.45667°E / 47.98500; 11.45667Coordinates: 47°59′6″N 11°27′24″E / 47.98500°N 11.45667°E / 47.98500; 11.45667
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Munich
 • Mayor Dr. Matthias Ruhdorfer (CSU)
 • Total 16.71 km2 (6.45 sq mi)
Elevation 692 m (2,270 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,747
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82067 & 82069
Dialling codes 08178
Vehicle registration M
For the nearby abbey, see Schäftlarn Abbey.

Schäftlarn is a municipality in the district of Munich in Bavaria in Germany. It consists of the villages Ebenhausen, Hohenschäftlarn, Kloster Schäftlarn, Neufahrn and Zell. The river Isar runs through it.


The name Schäftlarn was officially recorded for the municipality in 1873. But the roots of the place go back much farther. The Schäftlarn abbey was founded in the year 762. It was founded as a monastery for monks from the Order of Saint Benedict. The village Hohenschäftlarn is first mentioned in documents 778 and did belong to the abbey. The monastery was rebuilt between 1702 and 1760, the church St. Georg in the village of Hohenschäftlarn in 1729/30. During the secularisation of Bavaria in 1803 the monastery was dissoluted. In 1818 the municipality of Schäftlarn was first established as an independent political entity. 1866 Ludwig I of Bavaria reestablished the monastery and gave it back to the Benedictines, who founded a school there. The village of Zell is first mentioned in documents in the year 1160, but it also probably is much older. The first documents about Ebenhausen date back to the year 1130, when it was called Emmenhusen. Neufahrn is first mentioned in 1140.


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.