Bad Griesbach (Rottal)
|Bad Griesbach i.Rottal|
|• Mayor||Jürgen Fundke|
|• Total||70.18 km2 (27.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||453 m (1,486 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
"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.
The mayor is Jürgen Fundke, he was elected in 2008 with 57,81 % of the votes and reelected in 2014 with 54,72 of the votes. He is the successor of Robert Erdl (CSU). The predecessors were Konrad Ebner (CSU) and Edmund Mitzam.
- The Holy Conrad of Parzham (born Johann Birndorfer) was born on December 22, 1818 in the hamlet Parzham, (died 1894), since 1977 Konrad is the patron saint of Bad Griesbach
- Josef Altstötter (1892-1979), lawyer, secretary of state in the ministry of justice and war criminal, was born in Griesbach
- Franz Beckenbauer (born 1945), football player and manager, is, together with the bathroom pioneer Alois Hartl, since 2003 honorary citizen of Bad Griesbach.
Bad Griesbach (Rottal) is twinned with:
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
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