Starnberg

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Starnberg
The town of Starnberg with the castle in the background
The town of Starnberg with the castle in the background
Coat of arms of Starnberg
Coat of arms
Starnberg   is located in Germany
Starnberg
Starnberg
Location of Starnberg within Starnberg district
Starnberg in STA.svg
Coordinates: 47°59′50″N 11°20′26″E / 47.99722°N 11.34056°E / 47.99722; 11.34056Coordinates: 47°59′50″N 11°20′26″E / 47.99722°N 11.34056°E / 47.99722; 11.34056
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Starnberg
Government
 • Mayor Eva John
Area
 • Total 61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)
Elevation 588 m (1,929 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 23,207
 • Density 380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82319
Dialling codes 08151
Vehicle registration STA
Website www.starnberg.de

Starnberg is a German town in Bavaria, Germany, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Munich. It is at the north end of Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Lakes Country",[2] and serves as capital of the district of Starnberg. Recording a disposable per-capita income of €26,120 in 2007, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt suburb of Hochtaunus.

Residential area in Starnberg

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.[3]

Transport[edit]

Starnberg is situated on the Munich S-Bahn line S6, which provides frequent trains to and from Munich. It is also a principal stop for the vessels of the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt or lake fleet.[4]

Main sights[edit]

  • Starnberger Schloss (castle) with the castle garden
  • St. Joseph's Church

Notable people[edit]

Groups[edit]

The experimental music label DSYNC is based in Starnberg[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018. 
  2. ^ German: Fünf Seen Land: the lakes are the Starnberger See, the Ammersee, the Wörthsee, the Pilsensee and the Wesslinger See
  3. ^ until 1962 the name of Lake Starnberg
  4. ^ "Bayerische Seenschifffahrt" (in German and English). Bayerische Seenschifffahrt. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/desynchron/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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