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Bad Reichenhall

town in Bavaria, Germany

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.

Bad Reichenhall
Former town hall
Former town hall
Coat of arms of Bad Reichenhall
Coat of arms
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictBerchtesgadener Land
Government
 • Lord MayorHerbert Lackner (CSU)
Area
 • Total41.92 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Elevation
473 m (1,552 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total17,752
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83435
Dialling codes08651
Vehicle registrationBGL (until 1979: REI)
Websitewww.stadt-bad-reichenhall.de

Ice rink disasterEdit

 
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.[3]

Famous people from Bad ReichenhallEdit

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.
  3. "German town mourns after ice-rink collapse". Msnbc. The Associated Press. April 2010.