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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
Location of Starnberg within Starnberg district
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Starnberg is located in Germany
Starnberg is located in Bavaria
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
 • Mayor (2020–26) Patrick Janik[1]
 • Total61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)
588 m (1,929 ft)
 • Total23,453
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
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",[3] 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.

Residential area in Starnberg


The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.[4]

Incorporated districts[edit]

Districts (Ortsteile) are listed with their year of incorporation and area. [5][6]

  • 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.[7]

Main sights[edit]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  3. ^ German: Fünf Seen Land: the lakes are the Starnberger See, the Ammersee, the Wörthsee, the Pilsensee and the Wesslinger See
  4. ^ until 1962 the name of Lake Starnberg
  5. ^ Rustikal- und Dominikal Steuerkataster 1809/12, Staatsarchiv München.
  6. ^ Handbuch der bayerischen Ämter, Gemeinden und Gerichte 1799–1980. C. H. Beck, München 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7, p. 576.
  7. ^ "Bayerische Seenschifffahrt" (in German and English). Bayerische Seenschifffahrt. Retrieved 2011-07-11.

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