|• Mayor (2019–25)||Anton Ortlieb|
|• Total||37.86 km2 (14.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||640 m (2,100 ft)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The medieval Latin name of Benediktbeuern was Buria (adjective: Burana).
Benediktbeuern has a famous monastery, formerly belonging to the Benedictine Order, called Benediktbeuern Abbey, which was founded in about 739. Its name is well known because of the Carmina Burana ('Benediktbeuern songs') manuscript found there in 1803 and subsequently set to music by Carl Orff. Since 1930 the Salesians of Don Bosco have lived in this monastery.
The secular village itself - its ribbon-development clearly distinct from the abbey's edifices - was called Laingruben until 30 November 1865, when it was permitted to take the name of the monastery. Benediktbeuern has kept the structure of a traditional village near the Alps. The village can be used as a base for day trips to many places of interest, and it has become a tourist resort. Many residents of the village commute to Penzberg, Wolfratshausen/Geretsried and Munich.
Important road connections are the A95 motorway from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and federal highway B472 from east to west. From Benediktbeuern railway station trains run from Kochel to Munich in an hour, and the village has a bus connection to Bad Tölz.
- Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
- "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
- See Orbis Latinus
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- (in German) www.benediktbeuern.de Village Website
- (in German) www.kloster-benediktbeuern.de Monastery Website