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Coat of arms of the municipality of Kranzberg
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Coordinates: 48 ° 24 '  N , 11 ° 37'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Freising
Height : 483 m above sea level NHN
Area : 39.51 km 2
Residents: 4152 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 105 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 85402
Area code : 08166
License plate : FS
Community key : 09 1 78 137
Community structure: 25 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Untere Dorfstrasse 3
85402 Kranzberg
Website :
Mayor : Hermann Hammerl ( FWG )
Location of the municipality of Kranzberg in the Freising district
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Kranzberg is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Freising .



Kranzberg is about ten kilometers west of Freising in the Ampertal and Danube-Isar hill country .

The place is not identical with the part of the municipality of the same name of Au in der Hallertau .

Parish parts

The municipality has 25 officially named municipal parts (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):


Copper engraving by Michael Wening in Topographia Bavariae around 1700

Until the church is planted

Around 1200 the ministerial family of the "Chranichsberg" built the castle. The castle Kranzberg was until its destruction by Swedish troops in 1632 official residence of the Duke of Bavaria District Court Kranzberg not rebuilt, was the castle afterwards. Nevertheless, Kranzberg was the seat of a Wittelsbach regional court until 1802. Due to the secularization of the neighboring Hochstift Freising and its incorporation into the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1803, Kranzberg lost its importance. Freising became the seat of the regional court. The St. Pantaleon Castle Chapel, rebuilt in 1666, was demolished in 1807. Kranzberg became an independent political municipality in the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria in 1818.


As part of the municipal area reform , the previously independent municipalities of Hohenbercha and Thalhausen were incorporated on July 1, 1971. Parts of Tünzhausen and Wippenhausen were added on January 1, 1972. Gremertshausen followed on July 1, 1972.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 3,039 to 4,175 by 1,136 inhabitants or 37.4%.


The parishes of Kranzberg St. Quirin, Hohenbercha St. Margareta and Wippenhausen St. Nikolaus belong to the Catholic Parish Association of Kranzberg.


There is a public transport connection with the MVV bus routes 616 and 619 to Freising and in the direction of Allershausen-Hohenkammer, as well as with the MVV bus route 695 in the direction of Garching-Hochbrück.


With Esri Deutschland GmbH , the software manufacturer ESRI, the leading software manufacturer on the market for geographic information systems, has the headquarters of its German business in Kranzberg.

Culture and sights



Fischerwirt in Kranzberg, the old nursing home of the regional court
Catholic Parish Church of St. Quirinus

See also the list of architectural monuments in Kranzberg

  • Fischerwirt, the old nursing home of the regional court. Baroque building with a striking corner bay window.
  • Filial church St. Clemens in Oberberghausen
  • Old prison; opposite the old district court building (Fischerwirt). Today "Grocery Store Rauschecker". The old building was later placed in front of a porch with a slightly offset roof pitch, on the ground floor of which the store's sales area is now located.
  • Former Hitler Youth home on the Pantaleonsberg. Large two-wing complex typical of the time in place of the old castle with a sanctuary with a flag (today converted into a chapel). Building renovation in 2007 for public use.
  • Former Kranzberg Castle (no visible remains above ground). A large castle complex stood on the Pantaleonsberg until it was destroyed by the Swedes in 1632, which illustrates the importance of Kranzberg at that time as the seat of a regional court. The stones of the ruin were later removed for lordly buildings (tournament house) in Munich.
  • Schönbichl Palace
  • Chapel in Sickenhausen


Prehistoric settlement

In the autumn of 1998 the amateur archaeologists Dr. Manfred Moosauer and Traudl Bachmaier found a gold diadem and amber objects in the area of ​​a fortified Bronze Age settlement near Bernstorf. Engraved pieces of amber show incisions in Mycenaean Linear B script and thus show historical connections to the Mediterranean region. The gold find from Bernstorf is now in the possession of the Archaeological State Collection in Munich .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Municipality of Kranzberg in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bavarian State Library, accessed on September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 464 .