Unterschleißheim is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located about 17 km north of the city limits of Munich, and has a population of 28,697 (December 31, 2015).[2]

Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Unterschleißheim
Coat of arms
Location of Unterschleißheim within Munich district
Unterschleißheim is located in Germany
Unterschleißheim is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 48°17′0″N 11°34′0″E / 48.28333°N 11.56667°E / 48.28333; 11.56667Coordinates: 48°17′0″N 11°34′0″E / 48.28333°N 11.56667°E / 48.28333; 11.56667
Admin. regionOberbayern
 • MayorChristoph Böck (SPD)
 • Total14.93 km2 (5.76 sq mi)
473 m (1,552 ft)
 • Total28,950
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes089
Vehicle registrationM


Unterschleißheim was first mentioned in a document from 785, although the area has traces of settlements from 1400 BC. During World War II, a women's subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located here.[3] The town's 1200th anniversary in 1985 incorporated the inauguration of the new town center with the Town Hall and Citizens Advice Bureau. On December 16, 2000, Unterschleißheim was granted privileges of a town, known as 'Stadtrecht' in German.

Unterschleißheim's coat of arms symbolises the city's past and present. The shield of the coat of arms is divided. The upper part shows a golden zigzag line on a blue background. The lower part incorporates a green branch of a spruce and a green oak leaf on a golden background.[4]

Unterschleißheim is the home of a corporate office of Adobe Systems, as well as the headquarters of Microsoft's subsidiary in Germany and for Eastern Europe. Schwaneberger Verlag, the publisher of the Michel catalog for philatelists, also has its office in Unterschleißheim.


Lake Unterschleißheim was created from 1979–1980 by extracting fill to build the Autobahn. Over the past 3 decades it has become an almost natural lake, with an ecologically balanced zone, a conservation area for seabirds during the nesting season, and a damp biotop covering 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land, of which roughly 18 acres (73,000 m2) is used for sunbathing. With numerous shallow areas this is a popular summer gathering area for families with children, and used frequently for ice skating and curling in the winter.


Unterschleißheim is situated at the crossroads of two Autobahns, the A99 and A92, with direct routes to Stuttgart, Nuremberg and the Munich Airport Franz Josef Strauß. Two S-Bahn stations on the Munich–Regensburg line, served by S1 trains, connect Unterschleißheim with the regional rail system.

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  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Statistic about Unterschleißheim's population, 31.12.2015
  3. ^ Edward Victor. Alphabetical List of Camps
  4. ^ Coat of Arms, Unterschleißheim
  5. ^ Partnership with municipal association Zengőalja

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