Grafing bei München is a town in the Upper Bavaria
Upper Bavaria
Upper Bavaria is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany.- Geography :Upper Bavaria is located in the southern portion of Bavaria, and is centered around the city of Munich. It is subdivided into four regions : Ingolstadt, Munich, Bayerisches Oberland , and Südostoberbayern...

n district of Ebersberg
Ebersberg (district)
Ebersberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Erding, Mühldorf, Rosenheim and Munich.-History:...

. In 2003, the town marked its 50th anniversary of being raised to town (1953).


Grafing bei München lies in the Munich Region where the Urtelbach and Wieshamer Bach both empty into the River Attel
Attel is a river of Bavaria, Germany.-See also:*List of rivers of Bavaria...

. Nearby communities are the district seat of Ebersberg
Ebersberg is the district seat of the similarly named Landkreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Oberbayern in southern Germany. The Ebersberger Forst is one of Germany’s largest continuous area of woodlands....

, Glonn
Glonn is a market town in the Ebersberg district in Upper Bavaria, Germany, about southeast of Munich.- Geography :The market town of Glonn is a health spa , and the Glonn Valley is ringed by wooded hills, carved by the former Inn glacier...

 and Kirchseeon
Kirchseeon is a market town in the Upper Bavarian district of Ebersberg and lies 15 km east of Munich city limits.The nearest communities are Grafing and Ebersberg. The Bavarian capital, Munich, can be reached by S-Bahn , which runs over the Munich–Salzburg line...

. The distance to the state capital 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...

 is 32 km, and the distance is roughly the same to Rosenheim
Rosenheim is a town in Bavaria at the confluence of the rivers Inn and Mangfall. It is seat of administration of the district of Rosenheim, but is not a part of it.-Geography:...

 and Wasserburg am Inn
Wasserburg am Inn
Wasserburg am Inn is a town in the district Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria, Germany. The historic centre is a peninsula, formed by the meandering Inn River...


The town has the following traditional rural land units (Gemarkungen in German): Elkofen, Grafing b.München, Nettelkofen, Oexing and Straußdorf.


The town, founded in 960 with the name Gisling, belonged to the Rentamt of Munich and the Court of Swabia in the Electorate of Bavaria
Electorate of Bavaria
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. For a long time, another town called Öxing used to be located next to Grafing. After many polls, the town chose to assume the name Grafen after the two towns had grown together. All that nowadays remains to recall the days when Grafing was two towns is the two churches, one in the former Grafing and the other in the former Öxing.

Grafing moreover was home to a market court with far-reaching judicial autonomy. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, the community of Grafing came into being with the community edict in 1818, and with regional reform in 1978, Grafing swallowed up the former communities of Elkofen, Nettelkofen and Straußdorf. Town status came in 1953.

Population development

The town’s area was home to 9,426 inhabitants in 1970, 11,039 in 1987 and 12,493 in 2004.


The mayor (Bürgermeister) is Rudolf Heiler (Free Voters
Free Voters
Free Voters is a German concept in which an association of persons participates in an election without having the status of a registered political party. Usually it is a locally organized group of voters in the form of a registered association . In most cases, Free Voters are active only at the...

). Town council seats are apportioned thus: CSU (10), Greens
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 (5), SPD
Social Democratic Party of Germany
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 (4), Free Voters (3) and partyless (2).

In 1999, the town’s tax revenue, converted to euros, was €7,703,000, of which €1,654,000 was business taxes.

Coat of arms

Grafing’s arms might heraldically be described thus: In Or a bear rampant sable armed and langued sable. The local lore has it that Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian granted the town these arms in 1325. The Grafingers had taken part in the great battle near Ampfing-Mühldorf between Kaiser Ludwig and Duke Friedrich the Handsome of Austria in 1322 with that little flag at the Emperor’s side, and fought in this battle, it is said, “like bears”.


  • Grundschule Grafing (elementary school
    Elementary school
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  • Georg-Huber-Hauptschule
    A Hauptschule is a secondary school in Germany and Austria, starting after 4 years of elementary schooling, which offers Lower Secondary Education according to the International Standard Classification of Education...

  • Gymnasium
    Gymnasium (school)
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  • Johann-Comenius-Schule (special pedagogical continuiong education centre)
  • Gymnasium im Collegium Augustinum

Other educational institutions

  • Volkshochschule
    Folk high school
    Folk high schools are institutions for adult education that generally do not grant academic degrees, though certain courses might exist leading to that goal...

  • Musikschule
    Music school
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  • Kreisbildungswerk (“District Education Works”)
  • Evangelisches
    Evangelical Church in Germany
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  • Rathaus (town hall)
  • Pfarrkirche St. Ägidius (parish church)
  • Marktkirche (church)
  • Leonhardikirche (church)
  • Wildbräugebäude (building)
  • Schloss Elkofen (castle)
  • Mariensäule (column)
  • Heimatmuseum im Rieperdinger-Haus (“Homeland Museum”)

Sport clubs

The best known Grafing sport club beyond the region is EHC Klostersee
EHC Klostersee
EHC Klostersee is an ice hockey team in Grafing, Germany. They play in the Oberliga, the third level of ice hockey in Germany. The club was founded in 1957....

. It is named after the Klostersee (lake) lying in the neighbouring town of Ebersberg
Ebersberg is the district seat of the similarly named Landkreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Oberbayern in southern Germany. The Ebersberger Forst is one of Germany’s largest continuous area of woodlands....

 where the first ice hockey
Ice hockey
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 games were held in the 1950s. Early on the club moved to Grafing, although it kept its name. Games are nowadays played in a ramshackle, half-open artificial ice arena.

The club’s claim to fame is that it is the first men’s hockey team to play in the Federation-wide Oberliga (Third League).

The club has also won national titles in speed skating
Speed skating
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 and shorttrack speed skating events. Local shorttracker Susanne Rudolph also competed in the Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

The sport club with the most members of any in town is TSV Grafing von 1864. As well as the football
Football (soccer)
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 division with two men’s, one women’s and numerous youth teams, there are also many smaller divisions within the club. Especially successful among these are the men’s volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

 team, which currently plays in the Second Bundesliga South, and the women’s judo
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team, which has met with success in the Bavarian League.

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