Grünwald, Bavaria

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Grünwald
Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
Grünwald castle in the Isar valley
Coat of arms of Grünwald
Coat of arms
Location of Grünwald within Munich district
Gruenwaldlkrm.svg
Grünwald is located in Germany
Grünwald
Grünwald
Grünwald is located in Bavaria
Grünwald
Grünwald
Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°31′E / 48.033°N 11.517°E / 48.033; 11.517Coordinates: 48°2′N 11°31′E / 48.033°N 11.517°E / 48.033; 11.517
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictMunich
Government
 • MayorJan Neusiedl (CSU)
Area
 • Total7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation
581 m (1,906 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,139
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82031
Dialling codes089
Vehicle registrationM
Websitewww.gemeinde-gruenwald.de

Grünwald (German for green forest) is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the right bank of the Isar, 12 km southwest of Munich (centre); as of 31 December 2011 it had a population of 11,109.

Grünwald is best known for medieval Grünwald Castle (Burg Grünwald), the Bavaria Film Studios (one of Europe's biggest and most famous movie production studios), and as a domicile for many prominent and rich people (Grünwald is the wealthiest municipality in Germany); the castle today houses a branch of the Bavarian Archaeological Museum.

For the 1972 Summer Olympics, the municipality hosted the individual road race cycling event. A nearly 23 km (14 mi) circuit to be traversed eight times was used.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2011-09-19 at the Wayback Machine Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 108, 122.