Rosenheim is a town in Bavaria
Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of , it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany...

Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

) at the confluence of the rivers Inn
Inn River
The Inn is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and is approximately 500km long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at 4,049 metres.- Geography :...

 and Mangfall. It is seat of administration of the district of Rosenheim
Rosenheim (district)
Rosenheim is a Kreis in the south of Bavaria, Germany.Neighboring districts are, clockwise from the west, Miesbach, Munich, Ebersberg, Mühldorf, and Traunstein, with the Austrian province Tirol across the southern border....

, but is not a part of it.


The population of the town proper is approximately 60,000 inhabitants with up to 125,000 in the surrounding area. Rosenheim is situated in the Upper-Bavarian Alpine Foothills
The Salzkammergut is a resort area located in Austria. It stretches from City of Salzburg to the Dachstein mountain range, spanning the federal states of Upper Austria , Salzburg , and Styria . The main river of the region is the Traun, a tributary of the Danube...

, 450 meters (1470 ft) above sea level
Above mean sea level
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 and covers an area of 37.52 km². The capital of Bavaria
Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of , it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany...

, Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

, is 52 km away in North-West direction from Rosenheim. It has a station
Rosenheim station
Rosenheim station is the largest railway station between Munich and Salzburg / Innsbruck and is located in the centre of the city of Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria, Germany.- Description, Location, Importance and History:...

 at the junction of the Munich–Salzburg
Munich–Salzburg railway
The Munich–Salzburg railway is a 153 kilometre-long double-track main line of the German railways. It connects Munich with the line to Vienna at Salzburg. At Rosenheim station, it connects with the line to Kufstein. which continues to Innsbruck and the Brenner line to Italy...

 and the Munich–Innsbruck
Rosenheim–Kufstein railway
The Rosenheim–Kufstein railway is a 32 kilometre-long double-track main line of the German railways. It connects the Munich–Salzburg line at Rosenheim with the line to Innsbruck, thus connecting Germany, Salzburg and eastern Austria with Innsbruck and the Brenner line to Italy and the Arlberg line...


History and sights

In 1234, Rosenheim was mentioned for the first time as a market. The town's landmark is the gothic spire (65 m) of the parish church St. Nikolaus (1450) with its baroque onion dome
Onion dome
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Rosenheim has very good facilities for studies in the midst of excellent weather conditions. There is a Fachhochschule
A Fachhochschule or University of Applied Sciences is a German type of tertiary education institution, sometimes specialized in certain topical areas . Fachhochschulen were founded in Germany and later adopted by Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Greece...

 Rosenheim offering various courses to the students.

Famous people

  • Nicholas McCarthy
    Nicholas McCarthy
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  • Siegfried Fischbacher
  • Hermann Göring
    Hermann Göring
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  • George Dzundza
    George Dzundza
    George Dzundza is an American television and film actor.-Personal life:Dzundza was born in Rosenheim, Germany, to a Ukrainian father and Polish mother who were forced into factory labour by the Nazis. He spent the first few years of his life in displaced persons camps with his parents and one...

  • Nadine Samonte
    Nadine Samonte
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  • Hans-Ulrich Rudel
    Hans-Ulrich Rudel
    Hans-Ulrich Rudel was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II and a member of the Nazi party. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, and the only...

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    Bastian Schweinsteiger
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  • Edmund Stoiber
    Edmund Stoiber
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  • Mark Benecke
    Mark Benecke
    Mark Benecke is a German forensic biologist.Benecke was born in Rosenheim . After receiving a Dr. rer. medic. at Cologne University in 1997, he worked in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Manhattan, New York from 1997–1999. , he works internationally on forensic cases as a freelance expert...

  • Jupp Kapellmann
    Jupp Kapellmann
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  • Lars Bender
    Lars Bender
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  • Sven Bender
    Sven Bender
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  • Martin Tomczyk
    Martin Tomczyk
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  • Annemarie Schneider
    Rosenheim Poltergeist
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Twin cities

Rosenheim is twinned
Town twinning
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 with: Briançon
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, France
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, since 1974 Lazise
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, Italy
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, since 1979 Ichikawa, Chiba
Ichikawa, Chiba
is a city located in northwest Chiba, Japan, approximately 20 kilometers from the center of Tokyo. The city was founded on November 3, 1934. As of January 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 474,586 and a density of 8,259.42 persons per km². The total area is 57.46 km²...

, Japan
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, since 2004.

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