The municipality of Taufkirchen (Vils) is located on the northeastern edge of the district of Erding / State of Bavaria, approx. 54 km east of Munich and 25 km south of Landshut. The eastern municipality border also forms the district and administrative district border.
Taufkirchen (Vils) is the second largest municipality in the district of Erding / State of Bavaria and one of the largest municipalities in the Munich region.
During the territorial reform of 1972, it was politically merged with the former municipalities of Gebensbach, Hofkirchen, Moosen, Wambach and part of the municipality of Eibach to form a large municipality. It now covers an area of 7018 hectares. There are a total of 145 villages and hamlets in the municipality.
In terms of nature, the municipality belongs to the tertiary Isar-Inn hill country. The community is located in the so-called "Erdinger Holzland" (Erding wood land) on the Great Vils. The river valley of the Vils has an altitude of 456 m above sea level. The highest point is in the area near Großköchlham at 525 m above sea level.
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