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Coat of arms of the municipality of Lenggries
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Coordinates: 47 ° 41 ′  N , 11 ° 34 ′  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Bad Toelz-Wolfratshausen
Height : 679 m above sea level NHN
Area : 242.91 km 2
Residents: 10,048 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 41 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 83661
Primaries : 08042, 08045Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : TÖL, WOR
Community key : 09 1 73 135
Community structure: 44 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Rathausplatz 1
83661 Lenggries
Website : www.lenggries.de
Second Mayor: Franz Schöttl
Location of the municipality of Lenggries in the Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
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Lenggries is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen and a climatic health resort .

Along with Bad Tölz, Lenggries is the main town in the Isarwinkel and the largest municipality in Bavaria in terms of area . The place has been named Flößerdorf since 2009 .


The name goes back to "Lenngengrieze" (long gravel ), which was used to describe a long scree field with debris from the Isar bed .


and Brauneck, the two local mountains of Lenggries
Hohenburg Castle
Lenggries with the parish church of St. Jakob

Lenggries is located in the Isar Valley in the foothills of the Alps , at the entrance to the Karwendel Mountains . To the east are the Geierstein ( 1491  m ), the Fockenstein ( 1564  m ) and the Tegernsee Mountains, to the west is Lenggries' local mountain, the Brauneck at 1,555 m. The Brauneck is a well-known hiking and skiing area that is accessed by a cable car . The highest point in the community is the Schafreuter at 2,102 m .

The municipality has 44 officially named parts of the municipality (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):

To the north of Lenggries are Arzbach, Wackersberg and Bad Tölz . South of the main town are u. a. the Sylvensteinsee and the districts Fall and Vorderriß . To the west lies the Jachenau .


Until the church is planted

The place Lenggries is mentioned for the first time around 1205 in connection with a handover. A witness of this document with a dating 1200 to 1210 is u. a. Udalrich von Lenggries "Udalricus de Lengingriez". 1257 Lenggries is mentioned for the second time in a deed of donation, which names a Wernherus Cellerarius de Lenggriesen among the witnesses (the donation was the serf Mrs. Luitgard ). A rafters' settlement had developed and servants from the nearby Hohenburg Castle lived there. This fortress, first mentioned in a document around 1100, was for centuries the most important center of power in the Isarwinkel.
see also Schellenburg castle ruins

The Hohenburg on a hill on the Hirschbach originally belonged to the Lords of Thann, came into the possession of the Lords of Tölz at the end of the 12th century and in 1262 to the Wittelsbach family. From 1294 this castle was owned by the Lords of Egling. They were followed in 1396 by the Lords of Maxlrain, who carried out a major renovation and expansion from 1410 to 1420. In 1522 the stately castle came into the possession of the Schellenberg family. In 1566 Dionys von Schellenberg sold the castle and court to his nephew Hanns Paul Herwarth, who owned the castle and Hofmark Hohenburg until 1800. In 1705, Lenggries and the castle were the focus of the Bavarian popular uprising , as the first resistance against the Austrian occupiers was organized here. This uprising found its tragic end in the Sendlinger Murder Christmas . According to Johann Nepomuk Sepp , 158 men from Lenggries were involved.

During the War of the Spanish Succession , Austrian troops occupied the castle, and on July 21, 1707 it was completely destroyed in a fire that had not yet been clarified. Most of the castle was then removed and the stones were installed in the Lenggries parish church of St. Jakobus and the new Hohenburg Castle , which was built around 300 m to the south. This castle, which still exists today, was built by Count Ferdinand Joseph von Herwarth from 1712 to 1718 in the classic baroque style. The opulent palace garden based on Versailles was laid out by Matthias Diesel . From 1800 the ownership of the castle changed between several noble houses. It was acquired in 1866 by Duke Adolf von Nassau , who was expelled from Prussia and later became the Grand Duke of Luxembourg . From then on, he used the castle as a summer residence . Princess Anna Maria was particularly revered among the Luxembourgers in Lenggries , and the town, which had 2,416 inhabitants in 1870, flourished. In 1921 there was an alliance with the Wittelsbach family when Crown Prince Rupprecht was married to Princess Antonia of Luxembourg in the Lenggries parish church . At the time of the Third Reich , the castle was confiscated. In 1953 it came into the possession of the Landshut Ursuline monastery , which set up a girls' school with boarding school there.

Lenggries developed in the period from 1808 to 1818 in connection with the measures adopted in these two years the Bavarian community edicts for independent political community, however, belonged until 1848 as Hofmark for Castle High Castle .

20th century

On June 1, 1905, Germany's first full-service mail line began its permanent operation between Bad Tölz and Lenggries. In 1924 Lenggries was connected to the railway network (today used by the Bayerische Oberlandbahn ). Tourism gained increasing importance for Lenggries. Lenggries, which has always been a rafting and lime-burning place, suffered greatly from the construction of the Walchensee power plant in 1924, as the Isar now hardly had enough water for rafting and the paralysis of the river hampered the grinding of the limestones in the Isar.

From September 15, 1936, the Prinz-Heinrich-Kaserne was built in Lenggries in just one year, and from October 3, 1937 the 2nd Battalion of the 98th Mountain Infantry Regiment of the Wehrmacht was stationed there. In the late summer of 1939, the elite unit set out from their accommodation, which is commonly known as the 'hunter barracks', for the first war mission towards Poland. On May 3, 1945, Lenggries was captured by the 141st Infantry Regiment of the 36th US Infantry Division, which had previously fought last battles with remnants of the SS division "Götz von Berlichingen" . American troops found numerous anti-aircraft missiles in the barracks . The entire holdings and documents from the Gestapo archives, as well as libraries from confiscated property, as well as the party's main archive, which had been relocated to Hohenburg Castle near Lenggries towards the end of the war, were found in Hohenburg and shortly afterwards were found by the American Occupation authorities transported to the USA. Of 800 conscripts, Lenggries had 267 killed and 98 missing in World War II.


From 1954 to 1959, the Sylvenstein reservoir , a fjord-like reservoir, was created, which was primarily intended to serve as flood protection and retention basins for periods of drought. The centuries-old farming and hunting village of Fall disappeared into this lake as one of its arms flooded the entire valley. From 1957, the village of Neu-Fall was therefore built for residents to relocate on a bank. Some remains of the foundation wall of the old village can still be seen at the bottom of the lake when the water level is low and the light is favorable. Numerous celebrities once used to travel to Fall for hunting holidays, including Ludwig Ganghofer , Ludwig Thoma , Paul von Hindenburg and Ludwig II (he built a hunting lodge and a chapel in Vorderriß, which can be visited today). The Foundation of the German police union , whose office is located in Lenggries, operates several of its almshouses in case. The visually attractive lake is a popular destination today.

Bavarian State Gazette 1970, No. 20

Effective January 1, 1970, the community-free area Lenggries south of the Sylvensteinsee was incorporated into the community. This had an area of ​​6,902.08 hectares .

In order to preserve the village character of the place and to make Lenggries more attractive, the municipality decided in 1986 to divert through traffic from the town center towards the B13 . There were some redesigns for this. For example, from 1991 to 1992 the Nordplatz and from 1992 to 1994 the Isarplatz and the Rathausplatz were redesigned for a total of 2.3 million marks, with subsidies from the state.

21st century

In 2002 the Prinz-Heinrich-Kaserne , which had been the home of the anti-aircraft missile battalion 33 ( MIM-23 HAWK ) of the Bundeswehr , which had been coming from Lindau's Luitpold barracks since 1973 , was dissolved. The further use of the building is still discussed today.

In January 2009, the community of Lenggries received the title “Rafting Village” from the International Rafting Association. Lenggries received this honor as the fourth municipality in Germany and seventh in Europe. Mayor Weindl described this title as a “memorial for all Lenggries rafters ” and as a “confirmation of maintaining old traditions”.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 8,296 to 10,027 by 1,731 inhabitants or by 20.9%.

Population development in Lenggries from 1840 to 2017 according to the table below
year 1840 1871 1900 1925 1939 1950 1961 1970 1987 1991 1995 2002 2005 2010 2015 2017
Residents 2.263 2,416 3,217 4.011 5,517 6,499 6,283 6,615 8,078 8,816 8,940 9,363 9,499 9,868 10,030 10,001


Lenggries City Council 2020
Distribution of municipal council members (2020 to 2026)
11 8th 
A total of 24 seats

Municipal council

The council consists of the first mayor and 24 council members. After the 2020 local elections , in which the voter turnout was 66.77%, eight council members belong to the CSU , eleven to the Free Voting Community Lenggries , three to the Greens and two to the SPD .

town hall


In the mayoral election in 2020 Markus was elected Landthaler (CDU Community Lenggries) the former mayor. In the election on March 15, 2020, he received 46.9% of the vote and in the runoff election on March 29, 2020, he won 65.5% against the candidate Morlang of the Bavarian party . A few weeks after taking office on May 1, 2020, Landthaler died unexpectedly at the age of 50. His predecessor in office since 1996 was Werner Weindl (CSU), who succeeded Josef March (1984-1996). Until a new election, the official business is led by the second mayor Franz Schöttl.

Town twinning

Partnerships with five Breton municipalities have existed since 1981 :

As a sign of the partnerships, the connecting road between Plélo and Châtelaudren was named "Rue de Lenggries" , " Lenggrieser Straße" , and an Isar bridge in Lenggries was named "Bretonenbrücke".

coat of arms

Blazon : In green a leaping, gold-armored silver stag with gold antlers. The current coat of arms has been in use since 1939 (award of the coat of arms by the Reichsstatthalter in Bavaria, decree of May 4, 1939).


In addition to tourism (both in summer and in winter), the economy of Lenggries is mainly based on agriculture as the main source of income. In the area, which is very large and densely wooded, the municipality specializes primarily in timber management. Overall, the municipality encompasses a broad spectrum of alpine landscapes, from raised bogs, lush meadows, wooded low mountain ranges and species-rich riparian forests to a sedate river landscape and rugged rock.

In the 1970s, McNamara Racing was known as a manufacturer of formula cars, from Formula Vee to Formula 3 to Formula 1 and cars for the Indy 500 . The owner was Francis McNamara .


Culture and sights

Parish church

One of the sights is the parish church of St. Jakob, which was completed in 1722. This baroque church replaced the Gothic church from the 14th century standing at the same place. The slender tower of the church with the lantern tower on top was mostly built from parts of the Hohenburg Castle, which burned down in 1707. The church offers a rich treasure trove of frescoes, relics, statues and supporting bars from former brotherhoods. Count Ferdinand Joseph von Herwarth (1663–1731), who was responsible for the construction of the church, castle and Calvary, rests in the church's crypt.

The baroque castle Hohenburg, completed in 1718, and the ruins of the old Hohenburg castle , which can be found on a wooded hill about 300 meters above the castle, are particularly worth seeing . The castle, which is not open to the public, houses a girls 'high school and a girls' secondary school, although the nuns have since left it. In the old castle, the walls, the tower of the keep and the well shaft have been preserved. For the 300th anniversary, the castle association was founded in 2006, which is dedicated to the research and preservation of the (listed) ruins. The result was an extensive exhibition, which could be seen from July 21 to the end of 2007 in the Heimatmuseum and a book ( Ey who so beautiful sing 'in it - The downfall of the Hohenburg by Stephan Bammer). The castle ruins and the hill were also measured by geodesists from the Bundeswehr University in Neubiberg with lasers and geotechnically examined. To this end, the castle association also carried out a ramadama (clean-up operation) and felled 24 trees in order to bring the ruins back to their best advantage. The Hohenburg is now the first castle in Bavaria to have a virtual representation.

The last existing Lenggries lime kiln
Forest Church

Also of interest is the Calvary near Hohenburg, built in 1698, a strictly geometrical complex that was expanded and expanded until the middle of the 19th century (the Holy Cross Chapel was built in 1726 and the Benefit House in 1865). The comparison with the Kalvarienberg in nearby Bad Tölz is interesting . The staircase served as a model for the Scala Santa in Rome. The larger-than-life crucifixion group, which was built in 1665 and can be seen there to this day, was located on the site of the mountain. There is also an extensive collection of votive tablets .

The last free-standing lime kiln in the Isarwinkel still stands on the western bank of the Isar . It dates from the 18th century and was in operation until 1958. The townscape of Lenggries, especially the town center, is still characterized by numerous old stately farmhouses, most of which date from the 17th and 18th centuries. Worth mentioning are the Altwirt, an inn that was built in its present form in the 17th century, although it was mentioned in a document as early as 1469 as the Hohenburg tavern , and the farmhouses in Bachmaiergasse, Am Gries, in Gaißacher Straße, Herwarthstraße, Grasleitenweg , Wernhergasse and Karwendelstrasse, Sylvensteinstrasse and Kampenweg, which convey a beautiful picture of old Bavarian farming culture. The town hall dates from 1881, the post office built by Robert Vorhoelzer and Karl Kergl from 1923. A little outside of the village, the Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1954. Forest church built.

Soil monuments


  • Elementary school Lenggries (elementary and secondary school)
  • Lenggries Adult Education Center
  • Wegscheid elementary school
  • High school and secondary school Hohenburg

freetime and sports

  • Isarwelle indoor swimming pool
  • Lenggries natural swimming pool
  • Community library
  • House of the Seniors
  • Mini golf course
  • Via Bavarica Tyrolensis - A 225 kilometer long cycle path to Tyrol
  • Local history museum (also regularly hosts special exhibitions)
  • Animal Museum (the largest private animal museum in Germany)
  • Isarwinkel high ropes course
  • Brauneck mountain railway
  • Hang gliding and paragliding flights (including tandem flights) from Brauneck
  • Bike park (mountain bike)
  • Summer toboggan run (on the Jaudenhang in Wegscheid)

Winter sports

Winter sports have a long tradition in Lenggries, the first ski school was founded in Lenggries in 1952 and the first lift on Brauneck was put into operation in 1957 . Today the Lenggries-Wegscheid ski center has 18 lifts and 34 km of groomed slopes, around 60% of which are equipped with snow-making systems. The longest valley run is 6 km long, the most demanding descent overcomes 800 meters in altitude over 4 km. The ski area is also a member of Alpen Plus , Germany's largest ski pass and mountain railway association.

In 1980 ( men's slalom ) and 1982 (women's slalom), Lenggries was the venue for the Alpine Ski World Cup. Since the 1994/95 season, FIS races have been held on the World Cup slope every year, in 2002 , 2004 , 2005 , 2008 , 2010 , 2013 and 2016 , Lenggries was the station of the Alpine Ski Europe Cup for women in slalom. Since the 2000/2001 season there has been an official DSV youth training center here . Numerous top international skiers come from Lenggries such as Martina Ertl , Hilde Gerg , Michaela Gerg , Andreas Ertl , Heidi Zacher , Florian Eckert , Annemarie Gerg , Traudl Treichl , Alexander Deubl and Michaela Wenig , at the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2005 for example. B. four of the six German gold medal winners came from the Lenggries ski club. Since 2005, the Hohenburg Castle Gymnasium has been the official “partner school for winter sports”.

With its varied and diverse network of cross-country trails , the Isarwinkel is also an interesting excursion area for cross-country skiers and ski hikers. In addition to 42 km of well-groomed trails in the local area and a total of 112 km of trails in the local area, there is also an approximately 1.5 km long night trail with floodlights north of the valley station of the Brauneck cable car .

Regular events

  • Christmas market
  • Putting up the maypole
  • Lenggries Festival Week
  • Folk festival with beer tent: annually
  • Flea market: every two weeks on Saturdays at the Volksfestplatz
  • Night flea market: around once a month at the Volksfestplatz
  • Village meal: at the end of July on Marktstrasse
  • regular fairs, festivals, concerts and parties in the Alpenfestsaal
  • ART WEEK Lenggries


Special events

June 4, 1931: On this day an extreme climate event occurred. At the Sylvenstein measuring station, a rainfall of 87.5 liters per square meter was measured within 10 hours.

Panorama picture


  • Your location Lenggries - Informationsschr. for guests u. Soldiers . Koblenz, 1983
  • Municipality of Lenggries (Ed.): Lenggries - A foray through the past and present . Lenggries, 2nd, extended edition, 1989
  • "Lenggrieser Mikrokosmos" - The holiday summit book by Renate Mayer, 2006. Interesting Lenggrieser aspects for locals and vacationers.
  • Albert Reinig: D'Lenggrieser san own Leit , Bauer-Verlag, 1995, ISBN 9783930888139 .
  • Stephan Bammer: Ey who so beautiful sing 'in it , self-published, Lenggries 2007, ISBN 3-000217-37-1 .
  • Jochem Ulrich: The castle above the village. 700 Years of Hohenburg , 1st edition 2001, 2nd edition 2007, ISBN 3-924439-00-1 .
  • Claus Eder, Stephan Bammer: The Brauneck - Our local mountain: A foray. Eder-Verlag, Lenggries 2008, ISBN 978-3-9809985-2-9

Web links

Commons : Lenggries  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Lenggries  - travel guide

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. ^ Community Lenggries in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on September 6, 2019.
  3. Isarkiesel; Number 6; Isarkiesel-Verlag; 1998; Page 7; The Sendlinger Murder Christmas 1705 - Myth and History
  4. ^ The Nazi era in the Altlandkreis Bad Tölz; Tölzer courier; Christoph Schnitzer; 2001; Page 162
  5. Bayerischer Staatsanzeiger 1970, No. 20
  6. Bavarian State Statistical Office: Official directory of the unincorporated areas of Bavaria, Munich 1966, p. 14 (= Issue 276 of the articles on Bavaria's statistics)
  7. Isarkiesel; Number 2; Isarkiesel-Verlag; 1998; Page 4; Village squares in Lenggries
  8. Münchner Merkur Online, unauthorized use: Kasernen-Investor annoys community, April 4, 2011, https://www.merkur.de/lokales/bad-toelz/unerlaubte-endung-kasernen-investor-aergert-gemeinde-1187823.html
  9. Lenggrieser Nachrichten, No. 01/2009 (January 29, 2009), page 1
  10. Lenggries mayor Markus Landthaler (50) suddenly died - he had only been in office since May. www.merkur.de, accessed on June 13, 2020 .
  11. Mayor / Lord Mayor in municipalities belonging to the district (as of May 1st, 2020). (xlsx) Bavarian State Office for Statistics, accessed on May 31, 2020 .
  12. Werner Hüttl: Lenggries on the way to a partnership with five communities in Brittany. In: Lenggries. a journey through the past and present. Self-published by the municipality of Lenggries, Lenggries 1984, pp. 180–184.
  13. www.datenmatrix.de - Bavaria's municipalities. Coat of arms - history - geography. A project of the House of Bavarian History and the General Directorate of the State Archives in Bavaria . Accessed January 15, 2011. The green symbolizes the dense forests in Lenggries. The golden armored silver stag is supposed to illustrate the wealth of game.
  14. Are racing cars good ambassadors? ( Memento from September 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  15. ^ FIS race in Lenggries
  16. Press kit SC Lenggries ( Memento of the original from January 24, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / skiclub-lenggries.de
  17. Suse Bucher-Pinell: Slalom between lessons and ski races In: Süddeutsche Zeitung March 14, 2011
  18. Cross-country skiing and skating