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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
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
Admin. regionOberbayern
 • MayorEva John
 • Total61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)
Elevation588 m (1,929 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total23,339
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes82319
Dialling codes08151
Vehicle registrationSTA

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


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


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]


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


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

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