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Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Marquartstein
Coat of arms
Marquartstein   is located in Germany
Location of Marquartstein within Traunstein district
Marquartstein in TS.svg
Coordinates: 47°45′31″N 12°27′42″E / 47.75861°N 12.46167°E / 47.75861; 12.46167Coordinates: 47°45′31″N 12°27′42″E / 47.75861°N 12.46167°E / 47.75861; 12.46167
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Traunstein
Municipal assoc. Marquartstein
 • Mayor Andreas Scheck
 • Total 13.41 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Elevation 530-800 m (−2,090 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,224
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83250
Dialling codes 08641
Vehicle registration TS

Marquartstein is a municipality in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany and is part of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach. It is situated in a region called Chiemgau, approximately 10 km south of Lake Chiemsee between Munich and Salzburg. Most of the area is situated in the valley of the river Tiroler Achen, which separates the village into two parts. Marquartstein is at the edge of the Alps. Its geographical location is 47°46′N 12°28′E / 47.767°N 12.467°E / 47.767; 12.467.

Marquartstein Castle as seen from the local riverside of Tiroler Ache

Brief history[edit]

  • 1075: the castle was founded
  • 1803: Pflegamt (municipal jurisdiction) was united with the court in Traunstein
  • 1857: the castle ruin was rebuilt by Cajetan Freiherr von Tautphoeus
  • 1884: railway from Übersee was built
  • 1890-1908 The composer Richard Strauss lived in Marquartstein
  • 1958 Romanian-American actress Tala Birell was buried in the village
  • 1978: Marquartstein becomes head of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach


Marquartstein plays an important role in the local education. Almost all major school types are situated in the village:

  • the Landschulheim Marquartstein, a Gymnasium (highest-grade secondary school) with a boarding school
  • the Achental-Realschule, a medium-level secondary school
  • the Pädagogisches Zentrum Schloss Niedernfels (Pedagogic Centre Niedernfels Castle), a private catholic secondary school