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Old parish church St. Georg in Oberpfaffenhofen

Oberpfaffenhofen is a district of the Upper Bavarian community Weßling in the Starnberg district .


coat of arms

The formerly independent municipality of Oberpfaffenhofen became a district of Weßling in 1976 as part of the municipal area reform through incorporation . The last acting mayor (honorary) from 1960 to 1975 was the farmer Alfons Schönwetter (* 1912; † 1995).

The parish village of Oberpfaffenhofen had 1278 inhabitants as of the census of May 25, 1987. The village of Weichselbaum with 45 inhabitants also belonged to the former municipality of Oberpfaffenhofen .


Oberpfaffenhofen airfield

A 380 approaching the special airport Oberpfaffenhofen
German Space Control Center (GSOC) in Oberpfaffenhofen

In the district of Oberpfaffenhofen is the Oberpfaffenhofen airfield , which was built in 1936 and operated as a factory airport by the Dornier-Werke company until 2000 . Today it is owned by BeWo, a joint venture between Beso, Berlin, and Triwo, Trier, and is managed by an operating company (EDMO-Flugbetrieb GmbH). It is a special airport at coordinates 48 ° 4 '53 "  N , 11 ° 16' 59"  O .

A number of industrial parks and research facilities are grouped around the airfield, including the German Aerospace Center . V. (DLR) with the space control center , which uses the connection to the special airport with a research flight operation. Several research aircraft , from a single-engine Cessna 208 to the twin-engine Do 228 turboprops to a twin -engine jet ( Falcon 20E ) fly from here mainly on behalf of remote sensing and climate research worldwide. Clients or participants usually come from the research institutes at the Oberpfaffenhofen location (e.g. Institute for Atmospheric Physics ) and many German or European universities and research institutions.

The research institutes at the DLR Oberpfaffenhofen site employ more than 1,600 mostly scientific staff.

The predecessor of this research facility was the Aeronautical Research Institute Oberpfaffenhofen (FFO), which was founded in 1937 by Max Dieckmann .

One of the two main control centers of the ESA's Galileo satellite navigation system is located on the premises of the DLR.

In addition, the company RUAG is based there as the successor company to the military and civil service area of ​​the former Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH.


  • Heinrich Kiel (1877–1967), Dutch landscape and portrait painter, lived and worked in Oberpfaffenhofen.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Bavarian State Office for Statistics and Data Processing: Official directory of places, as of May 25, 1987, page 143
  2. Institute for High Frequency Technology and Radar Systems

Coordinates: 48 ° 4 ′  N , 11 ° 16 ′  E