Petting, Germany

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Petting as viewed from South
Petting as viewed from South
Coat of arms of Petting
Coat of arms
Location of Petting within Traunstein district
Petting in TS.svg
Petting is located in Germany
Petting is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 47°55′N 12°49′E / 47.917°N 12.817°E / 47.917; 12.817Coordinates: 47°55′N 12°49′E / 47.917°N 12.817°E / 47.917; 12.817
Admin. regionOberbayern
SubdivisionsHauptorte: Petting, Ringham, Schönram, Kühnhausen
 • MayorKarl Lanzinger (CSU)
 • Total29.93 km2 (11.56 sq mi)
451 m (1,480 ft)
 • Total2,343
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
83367, 83419
Dialling codes08686
Vehicle registrationTS

Petting is a village near Traunstein, in Bavaria. It is next to the Waginger See, Lake Waging. The village was built on what was once an island, during the last Ice Age. The island was known as safe, and secure, and was inhabited even at that time. According to the records, the place name means place where there is water, at times. There used to be a church in the village, around 800 AD. Unfortunately, this church was destroyed by the Hungarians around the year 900. There had been a castle in what was then the churchyard; the owners of the castle can be traced back to the 6th century. It is believed that Petting had already existed during the time of the Romans, with the same name.

The part of the village called Ringham can be traced to 788 AD, when it's mentioned by a chronicle of the bishop of Salzburg. In 1970, about 1,700 people lived in Petting; in 2000 they were about 2,200.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.