Bad Aibling

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Bad Aibling
Coat of arms of Bad Aibling
Coat of arms
Bad Aibling   is located in Germany
Bad Aibling
Bad Aibling
Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°01′E / 47.867°N 12.017°E / 47.867; 12.017Coordinates: 47°52′N 12°01′E / 47.867°N 12.017°E / 47.867; 12.017
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Rosenheim
Subdivisions 28 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Felix Schwaller (CSU)
Area
 • Total 41.55 km2 (16.04 sq mi)
Elevation 492 m (1,614 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,316
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83035–83043
Dialling codes 08061
Vehicle registration RO, AIB
Website www.bad-aibling.de

Bad Aibling (About this sound  ) is a spa town and former district seat in Bavaria (Germany) on the river Mangfall, located some 35 miles southeast of Munich. It is a health resort (peat pulp bath and mineral spa).

History[edit]

Hofberg (Engraving by Matthäus Merian 1644)

Bad Aibling and its surroundings were settled by Celtic tribes from about 500 BC until 15 BC. After Roman occupation it was finally settled by Bavarii tribes in the 5th century AD. In 804, Bad Aibling was mentioned for the first time as "Epininga". In mediaeval times it was an administrative centre in the lordship of the Counts of Falkenstein. After the obliteration of the Neuburg-Falkenstein dynasty it became part of the realm of the Wittelsbach family.

In 1845 the first treatments with peat pulp were offered by the physician Desiderius Beck. Bad Aibling received the title "Bad" (spa or springs) in 1895.

In the year 1933 Bad Aibling officially became a city. After the Second World War Bad Aibling was the site of POW Discharge Center #26, where German POWs were released from captivity to civilian status. Later the area evolved into a major centre for intelligence organizations and secret services.

In 2004 the American Bad Aibling ECHELON station (Field Station 81) closed after several decades of operation.

The Thermae opened in 2007, complementing peat pulp as traditional resort aspect by mineral water (Desiderius-Quelle).

Geography and demographics[edit]

In the town live approximately 18,000 inhabitants. It is 498 meters above sea level and covers an area of 41.55 km².

Bad Aibling consists of the quarters (Stadtteile) Abel, Adlfurt, Bad Aibling Mitte, Berbling, Ellmosen, Fachendorf, Gröben, Harthausen, Haslach, Heimathsberg, Heinrichsdorf, Holzhausen, Köckbrunn, Markfeld, Mietraching, Mitterham, Moos, Natternberg, Thalacker, Thürham, Unterheufeld, Weg, Westen, Westerham, Willing, and Zell.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

In Bad Aibling are several large spa hotels and rehab hospitals that rely on peat pulp as basic resort aspect. Additionally, in 2007 the new thermae were opened.

Companies based in Bad Aibling[edit]

Several companies in the fields pharmaceutical industry, textile production, electrical engineering, plastics processing and dairy are located in Bad Aibling.

Administration and public institutions[edit]

  • Municipal institutions
  • Employment office Bad Aibling
  • Institutions of the Rosenheim district office (veterinary office, motor vehicle registration authority)
  • Local court
  • Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Federal Intelligence Service

Education[edit]

  • German football boarding school (Deutsches Fußballinternat Bad Aibling)
  • Gymnasium Bad Aibling (high school for secondary education)
  • Wilhelm-Leibl-Realschule (secondary school)
  • Wirtschaftsschule Alpenland (secondary school for economics)
  • Grund- und Hauptschulen (primary and secondary education)
  • Sonderschule (primary and secondary education for children with special needs)
  • Volkshochschule Bad Aibling (adult evening classes)

Twin town[edit]

Bad Aibling is twinned with

People affiliated with Bad Aibling[edit]

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