Oberschleißheim is a municipality
Municipalities of Germany
Municipalities are the lowest level of territorial division in Germany. This may be the fourth level of territorial division in Germany, apart from those states which include Regierungsbezirke , where municipalities then become the fifth level.-Overview:With more than 3,400,000 inhabitants, the...

  in the district of Munich
Munich (district)
Munich is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It borders the districts of Dachau, Freising, Erding, Ebersberg, Rosenheim, Miesbach, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Starnberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, and surrounds district-free city Munich itself, which is the district seat.-History:The history of the region is...

, in Bavaria
Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of , it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. It is located 13 km north 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...

 (centre). As of 2005 it had a population of 11,467.

Oberschleißheim is best known for the Schleissheim Palace
Schleissheim Palace
The Schleissheim Palace actually comprises three palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim near Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The palace was the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria.-Old Schleissheim Palace:...

 and the Flugwerft Schleissheim next to the airport housing the airplane department of the German Museum
Deutsches Museum
The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, is the world's largest museum of technology and science, with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. The museum was founded on June 28, 1903, at a meeting of the Association...

. The airfield is also home to one of the five German Federal Police
German Federal Police
The Bundespolizei is a uniformed federal police force in Germany. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of the Interior...

helicopter squadrons.

During World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located here.

In the early 20th century, Schleißheim was home to author Waldemar Bonsels
Waldemar Bonsels
Waldemar Bonsels was a German writer of children's books.Waldemar Bonsels wrote only one children's book in the strict sense, Die Biene Maja . "People in the sky" is not a proper children's book but has a much deeper mystical layer showing the unity of all creation and its relationship to God...

, who was inspired to write his "Biene Maja" by a gnarly tree in the woods nearby.


Schleißheim was first mentioned as “Sliusheim” in 785. In the Year 1315 the name of the village became “ Sleizheim”. Between 1616 and 1623 Duke Maximilan I. erected the Old Schloss. From 1701 to 1726 the New Schloss was built to the orders of Max Emanuel, including the Schloss Lustheim.
In the Mid 19th Century Oberschließheim built a railway station with the name “Schleißheim” connecting to the Munich-Landshut railway route. This railway station was replaced by the “Oberschließheim” station in 1972 due to the opening of the S-Bahn.

Regatta Course Oberschleißheim

In 1972 an artificial canoe sprint
Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, seven events in sprint canoe racing were contested, and for the first time at the Olympic Games, four events in slalom canoeing were also contested.-Slalom:-Men's events:-Women's events:-Medal table:...

 and rowing
Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics featured 7 events, all for men. It was the last time that rowing did not included women's disciplines at the Olympics.-Medal summary:-Medal table:-References:*...

 regatta was created in Oberschleißheim for the Munich Olympic
1972 Summer Olympics
The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972....

Summer Games. The 2 kilometers long and 135 meters wide Regatta is one of the fairest and best Olympic tracks in the World. The facility is serviced and used regularly. The Regatta can easily be reached through Munich’s excellent infrastructure. Visitors have the opportunity to watch competitions on the stadium like bleachers that encompass 9500 seats.

The Regatta host many events throughout the year including bungee jumping.

Flugwerft Schleissheim

The airfield and its historic buildings were constructed between 1912 and 1919 by the Königlich-Bayerische Fliegertruppen (Royal Bavarian Flying Corps). In the early 1990s the historic maintenance hangar was restored and enlarged to accommodate the Deutsches Museum's growing aviation collections. The Museum was opened on September 18, 1992.
The Museum has many aerospace exhibits. These include various Airplanes, Helicopters, Motors and Turbines. Deutsches Museum
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