|Admin. region||Upper Bavaria|
|• Lord mayor||Herbert Lackner (CSU)|
|• Total||39.44 km2 (15.23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||473 m (1,552 ft)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||BGL (until 1979: REI)|
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 feet)) and Mount Zwiesel (1,781 metres (5,843 feet)) are both near Bad Reichenhall. 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 2 January 2006, when the roof of the town's ice rink collapsed under snow, killing 15 and injuring 34 others.
Ice rink disaster[change | change 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.
Famous people from Bad Reichenhall[change | change source]
- Anni Friesinger, speed skater
- Regina Häusl, alpine skier
- Stefan Holzner, triathlete
- Michael Neumayer, ski jumper
- Hans Söllner, singer-songwriter
References[change | change source]
- "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
- "German town mourns after ice-rink collapse". Msnbc. The Associated Press. April 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Bad Reichenhall at Wikimedia Commons