Mühldorf

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Mühldorf a.Inn
The three churches of Mühldorf
The three churches of Mühldorf
Coat of arms of Mühldorf a.Inn
Coat of arms
Mühldorf a.Inn is located in Germany
Mühldorf a.Inn
Mühldorf a.Inn
Coordinates: 48°14′44″N 12°31′22″E / 48.24556°N 12.52278°E / 48.24556; 12.52278Coordinates: 48°14′44″N 12°31′22″E / 48.24556°N 12.52278°E / 48.24556; 12.52278
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Mühldorf am Inn
Subdivisions 4 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Marianne Zollner (SPD)
Area
 • Total 29.42 km2 (11.36 sq mi)
Elevation 384 m (1,260 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,296
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 84453
Dialling codes 08631
Vehicle registration
Website www.muehldorf.de

Mühldorf am Inn is a town in Bavaria, Germany, and the capital of the district Mühldorf on the river Inn. It is located at 48°14′30″N 12°31′30″E / 48.24167°N 12.52500°E / 48.24167; 12.52500, and had a population of about 17,808 in 2005.

History[edit]

During the Middle Ages the town and castle were an alod of the Luchen family. On the 28th of October, 1287 Rapoto Luchen announced that he had entered an agreement with Archbishop Rudolph of Salzburg to hand over the alod, become the archbishop's ministerialis and thereafter run the lands as a fief of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg.[2]

On 28 September 1322 a decisive battle was fought here between Bavaria and Salzburg. Before the battle the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg knighted several of the burghers of the town.[3]

During World War II, it was the site of several Allied air raids designed to target the rail links into Munich and disrupt the transportation of materials from the "Innwerk" industrial park in Toging am Inn. Around 44 U.S. Air personnel are thought to have perished during the return flight following one of these raids. Civilian casualties are believed to be much higher due to many aircraft crews being unable to identify their primary objectives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Freed, p. 206
  3. ^ Freed, p. 223

Bibliography[edit]

Freed, John B. Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100-1343. (Ithaca, NY: ornell University Press, 1995)