Bad Reichenhall

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Bad Reichenhall
Former town hall
Former town hall
Coat of arms of Bad Reichenhall
Location of Bad Reichenhall within Berchtesgadener Land district
Bad Reichenhall in BGL.png
Bad Reichenhall is located in Germany
Bad Reichenhall
Bad Reichenhall
Bad Reichenhall is located in Bavaria
Bad Reichenhall
Bad Reichenhall
Coordinates: 47°43′29″N 12°52′37″E / 47.72472°N 12.87694°E / 47.72472; 12.87694Coordinates: 47°43′29″N 12°52′37″E / 47.72472°N 12.87694°E / 47.72472; 12.87694
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictBerchtesgadener Land
 • Lord mayorHerbert Lackner (CSU)
 • Total39.44 km2 (15.23 sq mi)
473 m (1,552 ft)
 • Total18,456
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08651
Vehicle registrationBGL (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]

Alte Saline (old salt refinery)

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.[2]

Famous people from Bad Reichenhall[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  2. "German town mourns after ice-rink collapse". Msnbc. The Associated Press. April 2010.

Other websites[change | change source]

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