Bernried am Starnberger See

Bernried am Starnberger See is a kreisangehorige community in the Upper Bavarian district of Weilheim -Schongau.

  • 6.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 6.2 traffic
  • 6.3 Education


Bern Ried is located in the region Oberland on a hillside on the western shore of Lake Starnberg.


Otto and Adelheid of Valley had built a Monastery in Bern Ried in 1120. Since 1330 the site was part of a closed Hofmark of the dissolved monastery around 1803 Bern Ried. 1818 Bern Ried became an independent municipality in the course of administrative reform in the Kingdom of Bavaria. The monastery has been transformed into a castle in the Renaissance style. The Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing acquired it in 1949 and used it as a novitiate and today as an educational house.

As an artistic community Bernried attracted a number of artists. In 1998 it came to the construction of the " Buchheim Museum of Fantasy" in Deer Park site in Höhenried, which is a great attraction for visitors from all over the world since 1999.

Since 1 January 2007, the municipality bears the name extension " Starnberger See".

To Bernried includes the vilage Adelsried, Gallafilz, Hapberg, Höhenried and Good undergrowth.


On 1 May 1978 parts of the territory of the dissolved municipality Haunshofen were incorporated.

Population Development


Mayor Josef Steigenberger ( Überpart. CDU group). It was in 2002 sen successor of Walter Eberl. ( Nonpartisan Free Wählergr ).

The municipal tax revenue in 1999 amounted to the equivalent of 1162 T €, of which € 102 thousand ( net) trade tax revenue.


Since 1991, the partnership between the community Bern Ried and the French community Samoreau, department of Seine- et- Marne ( near Fontainebleau, about 50 km south of Paris ). Exists The two mayors Monsieur Excoffon and Mr. Eberl, signed on July 27, 1991 in Bern Ried the partnership deed and dedicated in a ceremony on the lakeside promenade, the Samoreau one. Between the two towns is a regular exchange takes place.

Culture and sights

  • Castle Bern Ried (now Convent of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters )
  • Bernrieder Park ( created in 1855 by Carl von Effner, very old trees )
  • Museum of Imagination Art Collection by Lothar -Günther Buchheim (opening 2001)
  • Castle Höhenried
  • Hofgut
  • House of the monastery judge
  • Sommerkeller
  • Stupperhaus
  • Hofmarkskirche
  • St Martin Church
  • Cloister
  • House Willroider

See also List of historic buildings in Bern Ried am Starnberger See

Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

In 1998 there were in the field of Agriculture and Forestry 28, 70 in manufacturing and in trade and transport 12 persons work at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the workplace 478 people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 692 in the manufacturing sector, there was one operation, in construction enterprises 5. In addition, in 1999, there were 12 farms with an agricultural area of ​​400 ha, of which 51 were hectares of arable land and 348 ha of permanent grassland. In the south of Bern reed areas designated for commercial operations in 1990. In addition to traditional craft businesses here several high technology companies have settled. Thus, about 7 % of the biotechnology jobs in the Munich region are the Bernrieder commercial area.

The largest employer in the village is the rehabilitation clinic Höhenried gGmbH of the German Pension Bavaria South with the indications of cardiovascular diseases, orthopedics and Psychosomatics. Structural nucleus of the clinic is the Höhenried castle.


Bern Ried is located on state road 2063 Starnberg Tutzing Lake Main and on the railway line between Munich and Tutzing - Kochel, the Kochelseebahn. It is approached from the RVO bus 9614 Tutzing Penzberg. There is also a pier of the Bavarian Lakes shipping.


2011, there were the following facilities:

  • Children's House: crib - nursery -Hort 95 places with 84 children
  • Forest Kindergarten 19 kindergarten places with 19 children
  • Elementary schools: 1 with 4 teachers and 82 students


  • Eva M. ( Eugenie ) Contactor ( born April 10, 1899 in Bern Ried, † 10 August 1950 in prison Oksadok, North Korea), Missionsbenediktinerin, martyr of Tokwon
  • Gustav Böß († 1946 in Bern Ried), in the 1920s, Mayor of Berlin
  • Klaus Breil ( born 1945 ), Member of the Bundestag
  • Heiko Folkerts (1930-2007) architect, painter and professor of the Technical University of Munich. He is considered a pioneer of ecological construction in Germany