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|• Mayor (2020–26)||Patrick Janik|
|• Total||61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||588 m (1,929 ft)|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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", 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.
The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.
- Hadorf (1978, 6.93 km²)
- Hanfeld with Mamhofen (1972, 5.58 km²)
- Leutstetten with Einbettl , Mühlthal , Oberdill , Petersbrunn and Schwaige (1978, 7.68 km²)
- Percha with Buchhof , Heimathshausen and Selcha (1978, 6 , 07 km²)
- Perchting with Landstetten , Jägersbrunn and Sonnau (1978, 11.36 km²)
- Rieden (1803, 1.83 km²)
- Söcking (1978, 8.17 km²)
- Wangen with Fercha, Schorn, Unterschorn and Wildmoos (1978, 7.49 km²)
The municipality has two railway stations, Starnberg and Starnberg Nord. Both are served by the Munich S-Bahn line S6, which provides frequent trains to and from Munich. In addition, Starnberg is a principal stop for the vessels of the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt or lake fleet.
- Starnberger Schloss (castle) with the castle garden
- St. Joseph's Church
- Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918–2007), author (Das Boot published in 1973 and source for the epic film and mini-series) and painter died at Starnburg
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925–2012), baritone
- Oskar Maria Graf (1894–1967), the socially conscious writer, was born in Aufkirchen near Starnberg in 1894. He fought for the Bavarian Soviet Republic (or Räterepublik) in Munich in 1919. He fled his homeland in 1938 with his Jewish wife for the U.S.A., when National Socialism gripped Germany. Graf was never fully able to adjust to life in the United States or, more to the point, away from his homeland, Bavaria
- Jürgen Habermas (born 1929), philosopher and sociologist whom has long lived and worked in Starnberg as a director of the "Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung der Lebensbedingungen der wissenschaftlich-technischen Welt"
- Johannes Heesters (1903–2011), actor; lived in Starnberg until his death
- King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845–1886), mysteriously drowned in Lake Starnberg at the small town of Berg nearby, on the evening of 13 June 1886
- Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979), Frankfurt School philosopher, died in Starnberg
- Gustav Meyrink (1868–1932), The Austrian writer was a resident of Starnberg from 1911 until his death in 1932 and is buried in the local cemetery. Among his best remembered works is The Golem, which inspired the 1920 classic German Expressionist film The Golem: How He Came into the World
- Christian Reiher (born 1984), Multiple IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad) gold medalist winner that was born in Starnberg
- Marianne Sägebrecht (born 1945), Actress; was born here in Starnberg (Bagdad Café and other films)
- Adrian Sutil (born 1983), Formula One driver; was born in Starnberg
- Maha Vajiralongkorn (born 1952), 10th king of Thailand
- Karl Wolff (1900–1984), SS General; lived in Starnberg after the war
- Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
- "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
- German: Fünf Seen Land: the lakes are the Starnberger See, the Ammersee, the Wörthsee, the Pilsensee and the Wesslinger See
- until 1962 the name of Lake Starnberg
- Rustikal- und Dominikal Steuerkataster 1809/12, Staatsarchiv München.
- Handbuch der bayerischen Ämter, Gemeinden und Gerichte 1799–1980. C. H. Beck, München 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7, p. 576.
- "Bayerische Seenschifffahrt" (in German and English). Bayerische Seenschifffahrt. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
- Starnberg information
- Starnberger See – Lake Starnberg
- Starnberg official website
- Five Lakes Country tourist information
- Pictures of Starnberg