Murnau am Staffelsee

Murnau
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Murnau am Staffelsee (Germany)

Administration
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictGarmisch-Partenkirchen
Governing partyCSU
Basic statistics
Population12,086  
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Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate codeGAP
Postal codes82418
Area codes0 8841
Websitewww.murnau.de
Coordinates: Murnau am Staffelsee is a market town in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Oberbayern region of Bavaria, Germany.

Geography

Murnau is situated on the edge of the Bavarian alps, approx. 70 km south of Munich. Directly to its west is the Staffelsee lake.

History

During World War II a Nazi POW camp for Polish officers was located there.

Infrastructure

Murnau is a minor train hub, since it is the place where the Munich-Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Oberammergau train lines intersect. The first electrical signal box of the Deutsche Bundesbahn was installed here. Also, the A95 motorway and the B 2 Bundesstrasse run through or near Murnau.

Another major feature is the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik, a hospital specializing in trauma surgery.

Notable Persons

For such a small town, Murnau has attracted quite a few noteworthy citizens over the years. Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky of the Blauer Reiter artistic collective lived there for several years. Ödön von Horvath spent a large part of his youth and young adulthood there and based some of his most well-known works (e.g. Jugend ohne Gott, Italienische Nacht) on happenings during the Third Reich in Murnau. Lastly, filmmaker F.W. Murnau probably took his assumed name from the town, though there is no real factual evidence for this.

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