Unterhaching is the second largest municipality in the district of Munich in Bavaria, Germany.
Witney has been twinned with Unterhaching since 1990 and recently celebrated 25 years of twinning with the town with a series of events taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Based upon the discovery of graves, the settlement of the Haching Valley can be traced back as far as 1100 B.C. The settlement of the Bavarian tribes is believed to have occurred between the fifth and eighth centuries.
The name "Haching" comes from the family name "Hacho" and the aristocracy of the Hahilinga. The name Haching is first recorded in a document from the Schäftlarn monastery in the year 806, left by the abbott Petto. Therefore, Haching is hundreds of years older than Munich.
The name "Unterhaching" (lat. inferiori hachingin) emerges for the first time in the year 1180 in a possession listing of the bishop of Freising (Freesing).
Unterhaching is well known in Germany for its football (soccer) team SpVgg Unterhaching, which played in the Bundesliga during the 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 seasons. In 2001 SpVgg Unterhaching won the DFB-Hallenpokal.
Unterhaching is twinned with:
- Austria Bischofshofen, Austria
- France Le Vésinet, France
- United Kingdom Witney, United Kingdom
- Spain Adeje, Spain
- Poland Żywiec, Poland