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Coordinates: 48 ° 11 '  N , 11 ° 15'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Fürstenfeldbruck
Height : 517 m above sea level NHN
Area : 32.53 km 2
Residents: 37,004 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1138 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 82256
Area code : 08141
License plate : FFB
Community key : 09 1 79 121
City structure: 12 parts of the community

City administration address :
Hauptstrasse 31
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Website : www.fuerstenfeldbruck.de
Lord Mayor : Erich Raff ( CSU )
Location of the city of Fürstenfeldbruck in the Fürstenfeldbruck district
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Fürstenfeldbruck is a large district town and the district town of the district of the same name . The city is part of the Munich metropolitan region .


Geographical location

Fürstenfeldbruck is located about 25 kilometers west of Munich and about 40 kilometers southeast of Augsburg in western Upper Bavaria on the border with the administrative district of Swabia. The Amper flows through the city.

Neighboring communities

Fürstenfeldbruck is relatively central in his district. The following distances refer to the straight line to the center of the neighboring town and are commercially rounded to whole kilometers .

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Expansion of the urban area

The municipality has twelve officially named municipal parts (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):

Bruck and Buchenau are not officially named parts of the municipality.


Amper, parish church of St. Magdalena

Fürstenfeldbruck can - like practically all of Bavaria (except high mountain areas) - be assigned to the Central European transitional climate . Extreme weather extremes in the continental climate are rare, but it can be observed that the winters in particular are often more severe than in western Germany. Also, there is usually more snow falling than in many other German areas. One reason for this is the altitude of more than 500 meters above sea ​​level . In summer, on the other hand, it can often be hotter than e.g. B. on the North Sea coast, since the cooling effect of a large body of water is missing. Further essential weather-determining factors are the Alps as central European and the Danube as regional weather divisions . Due to this constellation, the weather is relatively changeable. The foehn brings irregular warm, dry air currents to Fürstenfeldbruck all year round from the south. The city's microclimate is influenced by the Amper.


Small town idyll, Bullachstrasse, near Amper

Until the 19th century

The name Fürstenfeldbruck is a sequence of the names Fürstenfeld and Bruck .

The part of the name Fürstenfeld (field of the prince) indicates that this corridor used to belong to the Wittelsbach family. The Cistercian monastery Fürstenfeld was founded there in 1263 .

The Bruck settlement in the immediate vicinity of the monastery had already been built at the Amper crossing there. For the crossing of this bridge, which belonged to the - at the time very important - Salt Road , the counterpointer family collected customs duties on behalf of the Welfs .

A settlement that was first referred to as a market in 1306 grew around this customs station and a post office established there. In 1340 the monastery acquired the manor and the village court over the market. In 1425 the last ownership rights passed from the counterpoints to the monastery. The Leonhard Church in Bruck was consecrated in 1440 . In 1569 the Bruck Poststation was mentioned for the first time. At the end of the 17th century, the Fürstenfeld monastery was rebuilt in the baroque style.

In 1803 the monastery was secularized and slowly a civil self-government developed. Bruck has been accessible by train since 1873 (connection to the Munich-Lindau railway line ). The better accessibility for Munich residents in particular led to an upswing in Bruck as an excursion destination. The (medicinal) baths in the Amper were popular, enjoying nature around the market (especially those artists who explored the area by painting) and sledding in winter. Under the electric pioneer and father of the German Museum Oskar von Miller (whose father, the ore caster Ferdinand von Miller , was born in Bruck), Bavaria's first municipal power station went online in 1892.

20th century

Different spellings of Markt Bruck by different authorities prompted the government to define a uniform name: Since August 6, 1908, it has been Fürstenfeldbruck .

Amperbrücke Fürstenfeldbruck

On September 30, 1935, the market was elevated to a town. In 1936, the Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base was completed for the Air Force . In April 1945, American troops occupied the city. After the Second World War, the population rose sharply due to the integration of displaced people .

With the connection to the Munich S-Bahn in 1972, Fürstenfeldbruck gained further importance and the population grew rapidly. In the same year - during the Olympic Games - the liberation of Israeli Olympic participants from the violence of Palestinian terrorists failed on the premises of the air base. Since 1978, as part of the regional reform in Bavaria , Aich, Hasenheide, Lindach, Neulindach, Pfaffing and Puch have also belonged to Fürstenfeldbruck. This could not prevent Fürstenfeldbruck from being only the second largest municipality in the district since 1970, since Germering , which is adjacent to Munich , recorded an even greater population growth.

21st century

The district grew up at the beginning of the new century to over 190,000 residents, the residential development of its eastern regions grew partly very close to the state capital Munich as. On January 1, 2006, Fürstenfeldbruck was elevated to a major district town . Since then, the mayor has held the title of Lord Mayor .

Old town Pruggmayrstraße

An important topic of discussion in urban development as early as the 20th century and then in the first decade of the new millennium was the development of the Bruck parlor (from the Amper to the New Town Hall) in close connection with the development of road traffic - after all, the B 2 federal highway leads right through the center. After a long discussion, the focus was on the so-called Deichenstegtrasse, on which through traffic should bypass the affected area to the east and with a new Amper crossing. After a referendum against Deichenstegtrasse had previously failed, the majority of the citizens voted against the bypass on September 27, 2009.

The frequency of the S4 is also important in terms of transport policy, as it only runs every 20 minutes, in contrast to other lines, despite the high level of capacity utilization. There is resistance from politics and civil society in the region to the linking of substantial improvements with the (uncertain) realization of the second S-Bahn main line.


On January 1, 1978, the previously independent municipality of Puch and areas of the dissolved municipalities of Aich and Malching were incorporated. On May 1, 1978, small areas of the dissolved community of Biburg were added.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the city grew from 30,313 to 37,677 by 7,364 inhabitants or 24.3%.

Population development of Fürstenfeldbruck from 1840 to 2016
year Residents
December 01, 1840 1,871
December 01, 1871 3,438
December 01, 1900 4,656
06/16/1925 5,892
05/17/1939 9,588
09/13/1950 13,170
06/06/1961 19,158
05/27/1970 23,089
year Residents
05/25/1987 30,338
05/09/2011 33,379
12/31/2007 33,736
December 31, 2008 34,033
December 31, 2009 34,069
December 31, 2010 34,152
December 31, 2011 33,698
December 31, 2012 34,137
year Residents
December 31, 2013 34,648
December 31, 2014 35.163
December 31, 2015 35,708
December 31, 2016 37.176
December 31, 2017 37.202
December 31, 2018 37,677
December 31, 2019 37.004
December 31, 2020 tba

Source: Fürstenfeldbruck municipal statistics


City Councilor and Lord Mayor

The city ​​council has 40 members. Since the local elections on March 15, 2020, the distribution of seats has been as follows in comparison with the previous elections:

Party / list 2020 2014 2008 2002
CSU 12 14th 17th 19th
Bruck Citizens' Association (BBV) 9 11 5 5
SPD 3 6th 8th 8th
Green 7th 4th 4th 2
Free voters Fürstenfeldbruck 4th 2 3 3
FDP / party-free Bruckers 1 1 3 2
ÖDP 2 1 - -
The party 1 - - -
THE LEFT 1 - - -
Pirate party - 1 - -
REP - - - 1
Total number of seats 40 40 40 40
voter turnout 48.27% 48.3% 51.8% 55.5%

Erich Raff (CSU) has been Lord Mayor of the city since May 21, 2017 . He was able to prevail in the runoff election with 52.01% of the valid votes cast against the applicant of the BBV and the Greens, Martin Runge . The early election became necessary because the previous incumbent Klaus Pleil (BBV) had to leave office due to illness. Pleil had only been elected mayor in 2014. Before that, Sepp Kellerer held the post for 18 years.

coat of arms

Because of the long dependency on the Fürstenfeld monastery , an independent Bruck coat of arms came into being relatively late. The first coat of arms was awarded in 1813. Today's coat of arms shows the Bavarian diamonds in the head of the shield , underneath a bridge in front of a red background, which is decorated with a golden cross. The coat of arms unites the Christian (monastic) tradition of the place with the mercantile-bourgeois tradition of the bridge on Fernhandelsstraße.

Town twinning

France Livry-Gargan ( France ) (since June 28, 1967)
Italy Cerveteri ( Italy ) (since June 29, 1973)
United States of America Wichita Falls ( USA ) (since December 3, 1985)
Croatia Zadar ( Croatia ) (since October 2, 1989)
Spain Almuñécar ( Spain ) (since June 25, 2005)

Culture and sights


The post-war atmosphere in Fürstenfeldbruck is the subject of the controversial novel Trümmerkind by the Fürstenfeldbruck-born author Bernd Späth .

Events and meetings

St. Leonhard, interior
  • The Fürstenfeld event forum on the site of the former Cistercian monastery offers a wide range of options for a wide variety of events and conferences.
  • The Brucker Volksfest takes place on approx. 10 days, including the last Sunday in April and May 1st, on the Volksfestplatz on Julie-Mayr-Straße.
  • Since 1996 the old town festival has been taking place in the entire Fürstenfeldbruck city center in July .
  • In front of the air base on September 5: memorial of the victims of the 1972 Olympic attack
  • Every year at the turn of the month from October to November, the Leonhardifahrt takes place in Fürstenfeldbruck in honor of Saint Leonhard . The festively decorated horses are blessed and then march through the city in a big round. The Fürstenfeldbrucker Sankt-Leonhard-Kirche naturally plays a special role on this holiday.
  • Every year on the Saturday before the day of national mourning (two Sundays before the First Advent), the Air Force commemorates the dead of the Air Force and aviation at the Air Force Memorial.
  • On the Advent weekends the place on the Viehmarktplatz Christkindlmarkt instead.
  • Every year on December 13th, a unique custom is maintained in Fürstenfeldbruck in honor of Saint Lucia , the Lucien House Swimming . Replicas of the city's buildings made by children are ceremoniously handed over to the Amper at night. The dark river is atmospherically illuminated by burning candles inside the small works of art.
  • The Brain Games , meanwhile the largest German rapid chess tournament, have been held annually in the Marthabräuhalle since 2013 .


The Fürstenfeldbruck City Museum, located on the area of ​​the former Cistercian monastery Fürstenfeld, deals with local history and the history of the district town and its surroundings. The focus of the permanent exhibition is on the era of Roman rule in the area around today's city, the history of the monastery and civil life in Bruck at the turn of the century before last. The offer is supplemented by temporary exhibitions on various topics relating to the region.

The Feldbahnmuseum of the model railway club Fürstenfeldbruck e. V.

The Stadtwerke's energy museum is housed in the power station of the former Fürstenfeld monastery. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the machine hall with a Francis turbine . A teaching collection deals with power generation and distribution as well as with famous personalities from the electricity industry. “From the candle to the halogen lamp” and “From the power station to the socket” is the range of information on offer at the exhibition.


St. Maria Monastery Church
St. Magdalena
  • Parish Church of St. Magdalena . A building from the second half of the 17th century, probably from the Miesbacher Bauschule, renovated in late Rococo forms.
  • Pilgrimage Church of St. Leonhard . A rare gothic central building that was built for the Leonhard pilgrimages and the crossings of the church on horseback, which were customary at the time.
  • Aumühle . An industrial monument from the late 19th century, today the Fürstenfeldbruck city library and the former seat of the Fürstenfeldbruck public works; formerly called Bullach-Mühle or Altmil, first documented mention in 1331.
Old Town Hall
  • Old Town Hall. The late establishment of a town hall in a converted commercial building is explained by the long dependence of Markt Bruck on the nearby Fürstenfeld monastery. Because of this political constellation, which was only ended by secularization , a bourgeois administrative center was not an urgent necessity until the 19th century. The building was built from 1866 to 1868 according to plans by the Munich architect Johann Marggraff . Medallions of the ore caster Ferdinand von Miller , who was born in Fürstenfeldbruck and who built the Bavaria, can be seen in the hall of fame above the Theresienwiese . Today weddings take place in the boardroom of the former town hall.
  • Saint Peter and Paul in Aich. The current church has existed since 1728. In the interior there are still some interesting pieces from the previous Gothic building . Other parts of the church show features of the Rococo .
  • St. Sebastian in Puch. Church in the late Gothic style - but with stucco decorations. Much of the church furnishings point to the veneration of the Blessed Edigna , who, according to a legend, led a hermit's life in the neighboring "1000-year-old linden tree" . The writer Julius Langbehn is buried in the small cemetery.
  • Fürstenfeldbruck station, was built in 1871 and 1872.
  • Old slaughterhouse and bathhouse on the land. The old slaughterhouse on the land was opened in April 1911. The architect was Adolf Voll . The concept included the combination of a slaughterhouse and public bathing establishment to improve hygienic conditions. Both institutions could fall back on common technical facilities.
  • Memorial of the Luftwaffe in memory of all fallen and fatally injured members of the Luftwaffe during both world wars, the aviation and the aviation industry. (Established in 1962 by the Luftwaffe Memorial Foundation, handed over to the Air Force on May 20, 1966)
  • The Church of the Redeemer was built in 1925.


  • A park is east of the main road. With its old stock of trees, it is a local recreation area for the population.
  • The Fürstenfeldbrucker Stadtpark is located south of the old town between the main post office and the former municipal utility site on Bullachstrasse.
  • The smallest park is located at the junction of Augsburger Straße (main street) and Maisacher Straße.
  • There is also a small park around the city elevation monument north of the indoor pool.
  • The forest cemetery in the west is laid out in a park-like manner.

Natural monuments

The ancient Edignalinde in the Puch district is well known .


The city's website names (in November 2009) 61 sports clubs. Some well-known examples are:

Soil monuments

See: List of ground monuments in Fürstenfeldbruck

Economy and Infrastructure

In the Future Atlas 2016 , the district of Fürstenfeldbrück was ranked 47th out of 402 districts and independent cities in Germany, making it one of the places with "high future opportunities".


Reception building of the Fürstenfeldbruck train station

Established businesses

The largest employers in Fürstenfeldbruck in 2018 were ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (headquarters), the Fürstenfeldbruck Clinic , the Sparkasse Fürstenfeldbruck , Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG and the Fürstenfeldbruck District Office.


  • The seat of the regional radio broadcaster 106.4 Top FM is in Fürstenfeldbruck.
  • Weekly newspaper Kreisbote : appears in Fürstenfeldbruck and in the surrounding area.
  • Local daily newspapers are the Fürstenfeldbrucker SZ (a regional edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung ) and the Fürstenfeldbrucker Tagblatt (a regional edition of the Münchner Merkur ).

Social facilities

  • Ecumenical Neighborhood Aid with Social Service e. V. Fürstenfeldbruck and Emmering, multi-generation house with day care facility and social station
  • Children's Aid Foundation Fürstenfeldbruck: The purpose of the Children's Aid Foundation is to support and integrate children, young people and adults who are disabled or at risk of becoming disabled
  • Kompass Brucker Weg: A well-known and for more than ten years existing socio-educational assisted living for former drug addicts and drug-endangered adolescents and young adult girls, boys, women and men
  • Caritas-Zentrum Fürstenfeldbruck: Various (counseling) offers - debt counseling, addiction and dependency, voluntary work and voluntary services, old age, senior citizens, self-help groups, competence center for dementia, used bookstores, etc.

State institutions

Entrance to the Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
District Court


  • Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium
  • Viscardi high school
  • Ferdinand von Miller secondary school
  • State vocational school Fürstenfeldbruck
  • State technical college and vocational school in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Primary and middle school north Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Fürstenfeldbruck West Middle School at Asambogen
  • Richard Higgins Primary School (formerly: Primary School West)
  • Middle School (formerly: Elementary School on Niederbronner Weg)
  • Philipp-Weiß-School
  • Brucker Forum eV - Kath. Kreisbildungswerk
  • Fürstenfeldbruck Adult Education Center
  • City library in the Aumühle


Honorary citizen

  • Johann Baptist Miller (1823–1899), 1st Mayor from October 1, 1857 to January 1, 1894
  • Ferdinand von Miller (1813–1887), ore caster, builder of Bavaria

sons and daughters of the town

People related to Fürstenfeldbruck

  • Edigna von Puch († 1109), hermit in the High Middle Ages, according to legend, she lived in a hollow linden tree in what is now the Bruck district.
  • Johannes Mathesius (1504–1565), Luther biographer and reformer: In Bruck near Fürstenfeld he studied Luther's teachings in the house of Pastor Zacharias Weichsner during his apprenticeship and traveling years.
  • Oskar von Miller (1855–1934), founder of the Deutsches Museum , builder of the first German power station, son of Ferdinand von Miller, who was born in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Adolf Des Coudres (1862–1924), landscape painter, died in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Dr. Owlglass (actually Hans Erich Blaich; 1873–1945), writer, poet and editor at Simplicissimus , died in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Melchior Kern (1872–1947), painter; founded and directed a painting school in Fürstenfeldbruck until 1911
  • Henrik Moor (1876–1940), painter
  • Selma Des Coudres (1883–1956), painter, died in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Paul Heinzelmann (1888–1961), writer, printer and publisher; Founder of the Steinklopfer-Verlag Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Justus Beyer (1910–1989), lawyer and SS leader, died in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Hubertus Grunhofer (1922–2000), Chief Medical Officer of the Bundeswehr, died in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Richard W. Higgins (1922–1957), USAF pilot , sacrificed his life in 1957 to prevent a plane crash over Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Guido Zingerl (actually Heinrich Scholz; * 1933), painter, draftsman, caricaturist
  • Radu-Anton Maier (born 1934), painter, graphic artist, book illustrator
  • Horst Ganea (1938–2006), painter, graphic artist, caricaturist, photographer, died in Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Horst Wawrzynski (* 1952), police officer, police chief in Leipzig 2008–2012 and in 2013 candidate for the office of mayor in Leipzig
  • Alexander Wesselsky (* 1968), singer and musician, lives mostly in Fürstenfeldbruck and attended the Viscardi-Gymnasium there


  • In addition to the license plate for Fürstenfeldbruck, FFB is also a song by the Spider Murphy Gang with the text "Yes, she wui so like to wieda hoam, to FFB".
  • Fürstenfeldbruck is the setting for the crime novel Werbevoodoo by the writer Ono Mothwurf as well as the novel by Bernd Späth About the happiness of the depraved ,
  • The film The Burning Moon by the German splatter director Olaf Ittenbach was partly shot in Fürstenfeldbruck in 1992.


  • Carl A. Hoffmann: Fürstenfeldbruck. In: The district of Fürstenfeldbruck. Nature-history-culture. Fürstenfeldbruck District Office, Fürstenfeldbruck 1992, ISBN 3-9803189-0-7 .
  • Andreas Toscano del Banner: Art & Culture Guide - Munich Region. W. Ludwig Verlag, Munich 1992. ISBN 3-7787-2129-1 . P. 78 f.
  • Volker love, Robert Weinzierl: Monuments in Bavaria. Volume I.12. Fürstenfeldbruck district. Lipp-Verlag, Munich 1996. ISBN 3-87490-574-8 .
  • Birgitta Klemenz (Ed.): Fürstenfeldbruck. Schnell & Steiner publishing house, Regensburg 2006. ISBN 3-7954-1809-7 .
  • Walter Irlinger, Toni Drexler and Rolf Marquardt (eds.): Fürstenfeldbruck district - archeology between Ammersee and Dachauer Moos. Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 2007. ISBN 978-3-8062-2079-7 .

Web links

Commons : Fürstenfeldbruck  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  19. Source: Employment Agency Fürstenfeldbruck, as of June 2019
  20. ^ Report on honorary citizen Johann Baptist Miller. ( Memento of the original from July 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: fuerstenfeldbruck.de  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.fuerstenfeldbruck.de
  21. ISBN 978-3-905955-57-6