Seehausen on the Staffelsee

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Seehausen on the Staffelsee
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Coordinates: 47 ° 41 ′  N , 11 ° 11 ′  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Management Community : Seehausen on the Staffelsee
Height : 655 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.71 km 2
Residents: 2478 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 158 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 82418
Area code : 08841
License plate : Cap
Community key : 09 1 80 132
Community structure: 5 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Graswegerer 1 82418 Seehausen a.Staffelsee
Website :
Mayor : Markus Hörmann ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Seehausen a.Staffelsee in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district
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Church and rectory in Seehausen am Staffelsee
The Staffelsee with its seven islands belongs to the municipality of Seehausen
Passenger ship Seehausen on the Staffelsee

Seehausen am Staffelsee (officially: Seehausen a.Staffelsee ) is a municipality and a state-approved resort in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the seat of the administrative community of the same name . The place is part of the tourist region Das Blaue Land .


Seehausen a. Staffelsee is located in the Oberland region directly on the Staffelsee . The entire Staffelsee with its seven islands is part of the municipality. The neighboring communities are Uffing am Staffelsee in the west, Spatzenhausen in the north, Murnau am Staffelsee in the east and south, and Bad Kohlgrub in the southwest.

There is only the district Seehausen a. Staffelsee.

The municipality has 10 officially named parts of the municipality (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):


Until the church is planted

There are traces from Roman times on the island of Wörth in the Staffelsee. In the 8th century the Staffelsee Monastery was founded , which was dissolved in the 11th century. In order to be able to reach the church on the island without a boat, a wooden walkway was built from the mainland from Seehausen via St. Jakob (Jakobsinsel, the smallest of the seven Staffelsee islands) to the island of Wörth.

The place Seehausen was mentioned around 650 and from 1330 belonged to the Ettal Monastery , which in turn was part of the Electorate of Bavaria and was part of the Murnau court until the abolition of the monastery , which was temporarily also imperial in 1803 . In 1773 the island parish church, with its remarkable baroque furnishings, was transferred to the mainland, financed by the Augsburg publisher and bookseller Matthäus Rieger , a native of Seehaus.

In the course of administrative reforms in the Kingdom of Bavaria , the municipality of Seehausen, which belonged to the Weilheim district court , was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

20th century

During the Nazi era , a satellite camp of the Dachau concentration camp was located on the Burg peninsula belonging to Seehausen. The local, armaments-important companies Feinmechanische Werkstätten Tipecska, the Jung work command and Otto Heinrich Muck were able to access workers. The camp inmates were liberated by US Army soldiers at the end of April 1945 .

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 1,929 to 2,441 by 512 inhabitants or 26.5%.

  • 1961: 1502 inhabitants
  • 1970: 1544 inhabitants
  • 1987: 1917 inhabitants
  • 1991: 2008 inhabitants
  • 1995: 2059 inhabitants
  • 2000: 2100 inhabitants
  • 2005: 2338 inhabitants
  • 2010: 2501 inhabitants
  • 2015: 2394 inhabitants

Staffelsee Museum

In the listed rectory , the Staffelsee Museum reports in particular on the history of the place and the lake, reverse glass painting and nature.


Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 14 members (result of the 2020 municipal council election ):

  • List close to the citizens / ÖDP / Greens: 6 seats
  • CSU: 4 seats
  • Non-party voter group Seehausen: 4 seats


town hall

Markus Hörmann has been the mayor since May 2008. He was re-elected in 2020 with 86.7% of the vote.

His predecessor was Ulrich Willburger (CSU). He was again in 2002 the successor to Sylvester Eichberger (CSU).

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: Wavy divided by blue and silver; above a silver pike turned to the left, below a growing red dragon's trunk.

Architectural monuments

Economy and Infrastructure

Economy including agriculture and forestry

In 2008 there were no employees at the place of work in agriculture and forestry, 101 in manufacturing and 56 in trade, transport and hospitality. In other economic areas, 186 people were employed at the place of work subject to social security contributions. There were a total of 586 employees at the place of residence subject to social security contributions. There were two companies in the manufacturing sector and six in the construction sector. In addition, there were 21 farms in 2007.

The municipal tax revenue amounted to around € 4,440,000 in 2018, of which € 2,349,000 was trade tax receipts (net) and € 1,652,000 was income tax participation.


State road 2372 , which connects the town with the communities of Murnau, Uffing and Spatzenhausen, runs through the town . In public transport , the place can be reached with the bus lines 9601 and 9601k of the RVO . The closest train station is in Murnau , which is directly adjacent to the Riedhausen district. The MS Seehausen passenger ship , which connects the town with Murnau and Uffing, operates on the Staffelsee .


In 2017 there were the following institutions:

  • 1 day care center with 100 kindergarten and crèche places, 77 of which are occupied
  • 1 primary school (branch of the Uffing-Seehausen primary school)


  • Matthäus Rieger (1705–1775), German bookseller and publisher, born in Seehausen
  • Josef von Utzschneider (1763–1840), German technician and entrepreneur, born at Rieden Castle
  • Maria von Oberndorff (1867–1940), German writer, born at Rieden Castle
  • Rudolf Pummerer (1882–1973), Austro-German chemist and rector of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, died in Seehausen.
  • Bolko von Richthofen (1899–1983), German prehistoric, died in Seehausen.
  • Gebhard Seelos (1901–1984), German politician of the Bavarian Party, died in Seehausen.
  • Georg Ringsgwandl (born November 15, 1948 in Bad Reichenhall), doctor and Bavarian cabaret artist and songwriter, lives in Seehausen.
  • Friedrich Schütze-Quest (1943–2016), journalist, foreign correspondent and feature author, grew up in Seehausen and went to school here.
  • Karl Michael Vogler (1928–2009), actor, lived in Seehausen from 1970 to 2009 and is buried there.

Web links

Commons : Seehausen am Staffelsee  - 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. ^ Community Seehausen am Staffelsee in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on September 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Seehausen am Staffelsee: history
  4. ↑ Route network map of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen ( Memento of the original from May 12, 2013 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. (PDF; 518kB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /