Today, over 21,500 Ottobrunners live on 5 square kilometres, which is approximately 4,140 inhabitants per square kilometre.
This makes Ottobrunn the most densely populated municipality in the Munich district, which nevertheless has a lot of green space.
Sporting activities are possible in almost 30 different areas. The register of associations lists around a hundred clubs that cater to almost every leisure wish.
After the devastating fire of the swimming pool in November 1996, it was reopened as the "Phönix-Erlebnisbad" in 1999 and has enjoyed great popularity ever since. A generous extension of the sauna and wellness area and the renovation of the changing rooms were completed in spring 2010. In addition, the sports park was expanded to include an artificial turf football pitch, a basketball court and a beach volleyball court behind the ice stadium.
If you want to go hiking - on foot or by bike - despite the proximity to the big city, you are right in the forest or in the corridors of the surrounding communities with their nice excursion pubs and popular Bavarian beer gardens. If you want to go north or south: mountains and lakes are close by, because the motorway access roads are right on the doorstep.
But you can also reach your destination without a car: 7 bus lines cross the municipal area in all directions and have connections to the underground and suburban railway lines, so that the city of Munich and the surrounding area can be reached quickly.
Education, culture and entertainment are provided by the vhs SüdOst, the music and ballet school, theatre events at the Wolf-Ferrari-Haus and three cinemas. For children, more than 40 different childcare facilities of various providers and orientations have been built over the years, from crèches to after-school care.
For years there has been lunch-time supervision at the primary schools, followed by the secondary schools in recent years. Adventure playgrounds, a toboggan run and a skateboard track round off the offer. For young people, there are two leisure facilities, a mini-golf course and a fun park with beach volleyball court, skate ramps and streetball baskets on the former airport site. A youth café and a new house for the St. George Scouts were opened in 2009.
In the House of Senior Citizens, the former town hall, a cosy meeting place was created for the active senior citizens with comprehensive offers for leisure activities.