Germering is a city within the district of Fürstenfeldbruck
Fürstenfeldbruck (district)
Fürstenfeldbruck is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by the city of Munich and the districts of Munich, Starnberg, Landsberg, Aichach-Friedberg and Dachau.-History:...

, in Bavaria
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, Germany
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. It is situated approx. 15 km west of Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

. The popular German band Sportfreunde Stiller
Sportfreunde Stiller
Sportfreunde Stiller is a German antifascist rock band from Germering, near Munich, in Bavaria.The band was founded in 1996 by Peter "Balboa" Brugger , Florian "Rakete" Weber , and Rüdiger "Rüde" Linhof . They took their original name, Stiller, from their former football manager, Hans Stiller, at...

 is from here.


During World War II
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, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.
The new city coat of arms was created in 1981 by Karl Haas, who incorporated the coats of arms of both the two former boroughs of the city, Germering and Unterpfaffenhofen.
Germering was first reliably mentioned about 859-864 A.D. In those days it was still known as Kermeringon, but apparently it was formerly mentioned under the name Germana.vel.admonte.
Unterpfaffenhofen, the south-west part of Germering, was first named in a charter dated 1190.

In fact, Germering has a much older history, attested by findings of burial mounds of the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age, as well as a "Villa rustica" (as in nearby Leutstetten) built by the Romans. There was a trade route through the city with numerous brick kilns. After their discovery a glass roof was erected over one (near the Nebelerstrasse) so one can still view it.

Joachim Höppner (who voiced Gandalf in the German version of "The Lord of the Rings") once lived in Germering.

Carl Spitzweg, the famous artist (Biedermeier era) was born (1808) in Unterpfaffenhofen.
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