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 from the Frankfurt suburb of Hochtaunus.
The town of Starnberg with the castle in the background
|• Mayor||Eva John|
|• Total||61.77 km2 (23.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||588 m (1,929 ft)|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.
- 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.
- German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012) had his home there, where he died.
- 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.
- The philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas (b. 1929) has long lived and worked in Starnberg as a director of the "Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung der Lebensbedingungen der wissenschaftlich-technischen Welt".
- The long-lived actor Johannes Heesters (1903-2011) 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.
- The Frankfurt School philosopher Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) died in Starnberg.
- The Austrian writer Gustav Meyrink (1868-1932) 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.
- Multiple IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad) gold medalist winner, Christian Reiher (b. 1984) was born in Starnberg.
- Actress Marianne Sägebrecht (b. 1945) was born here in Starnberg. (Bagdad Café and other films).
- Multiple members of the Siemens dynasty live, or have lived in Starnberg
- Formula One driver Adrian Sutil (b. 1983) was born in Starnberg.
- Maha Vajiralongkorn (1952), 10th king of Thailand
- SS General Karl Wolff (1900-1984) lived in Starnberg after the war.
The experimental music label DSYNC is based in Starnberg
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
- 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
- "Bayerische Seenschifffahrt" (in German and English). Bayerische Seenschifffahrt. Retrieved 2011-07-11.