The market Murnau (officially: Murnau a.Staffelsee) is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The market was built from the 12th century, the castle Murnau. Murnau is located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps about 70 km south of Munich. From the place you look at the peaks and ridges of the Ammergau Alps from Hörnle to Ettaler Manndl in the southwest, the Wetterstein mountains with Zugspitze and Alpspitze in the south and the Estergebirges with the striking Kistenkar and Walchensee mountains Heimgarten and Herzogstand in the southeast. The area now Murnau was during the last ice age (Würm) under a 600 m thick ice sheet. The Staffelsee borders the western edge. In the south, the largest closed bog area in central Europe joins the Murnau Moor.