Bad Reichenhall

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Bad Reichenhall
Coat of arms of Bad Reichenhall
Bad Reichenhall is located in Germany
Bad Reichenhall
Coordinates 47°43′29″N 12°52′37″E / 47.72472°N 12.87694°E / 47.72472; 12.87694
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Berchtesgadener Land
Lord Mayor Herbert Lackner (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 39.44 km2 (15.23 sq mi)
Elevation 473 m  (1552 ft)
Population 18,351  (30 June 2004)
 - Density 465 /km2 (1,205 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate BGL (until 1972: REI)
Postal code 83435
Area code 08651
Website www.stadt-bad-reichenhall.de
Location of the town of Bad Reichenhall within Berchtesgadener Land district
Map

Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and capital of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany.

It is located near Salzburg, and encircled by the Chiemgauer Alps. Mount Staufen (1,771 metres (5,810 ft)) and Mount Zwiesel (1,781 metres (5,843 ft)) are both near Bad Reichenhall.

Alte Saline (old salt refinery)

Bad Reichenhall is a traditional center of salt production, obtained by evaporating water saturated with salt from brine ponds.

The town was the site of a disaster on January 2, 2006, when the roof of the town's ice rink collapsed under snow, killing 15 and injuring 34 others.

Ice rink disaster[change | edit source]

Fifteen people, twelve of them children, died in the collapse of the Bad Reichenhall Ice Rink on 2 January 2006. Thirty-four people were injured in the accident.[1]

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