Bad Griesbach (Rottal)

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Bad Griesbach i.Rottal
Coat of arms of Bad Griesbach i.Rottal
Coat of arms
Bad Griesbach i.Rottal is located in Germany
Bad Griesbach i.Rottal
Bad Griesbach i.Rottal
Coordinates: 48°27′N 13°12′E / 48.450°N 13.200°E / 48.450; 13.200Coordinates: 48°27′N 13°12′E / 48.450°N 13.200°E / 48.450; 13.200
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Niederbayern
District Passau
Subdivisions 6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Fundke
Area
 • Total 70.18 km2 (27.10 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,399
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 94086
Dialling codes 08532
Vehicle registration PA
Website www.badgriesbach.de

Bad Griesbach is a town in the district of Passau in Bavaria in Germany.

History[edit]

Town square of Bad Griesbach
Bad Griesbach Stadtplatz 2.jpg

"Burg Griesbach" is first mentioned in a document from around 1076. The place was part of Landshut. It was raided and destroyed by an army from the Electorate of the Palatinate in 1504, only to be re-erected soon afterwards. In 1778/79 Griesbach was occupied by Austrian forces. As part of the Dukedom Bavaria 'Griesbach i.Rottal' (official name) became more independent. In 1953 it was officially turned into a town (Kleinstadt). The Bavarian reform of 1972 merged the municipalities of Karpfham, Parzham, Reutern, St. Salvator and Weng. The discovery of hot springs in 1972/73 lead to a new orientation as a spa town.

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