Former town hall
|Admin. region||Upper Bavaria|
|• Lord mayor||Herbert Lackner (CSU)|
|• Total||39.44 km2 (15.23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||473 m (1,552 ft)|
|• Density||450/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 ft)) and Mount Zwiesel (1,781 metres (5,843 ft)) 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 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 | change source]
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
Other websites[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.
- "German town mourns after ice-rink collapse". Msnbc. The Associated Press. April 2010.
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