Riegsee

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Riegsee
Coat of arms of Riegsee
Coat of arms
Riegsee  is located in Germany
Riegsee
Riegsee
Location of Riegsee within Garmisch-Partenkirchen district
Riegsee in GAP.svg
Coordinates: 47°42′N 11°14′E / 47.700°N 11.233°E / 47.700; 11.233Coordinates: 47°42′N 11°14′E / 47.700°N 11.233°E / 47.700; 11.233
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Municipal assoc. Seehausen am Staffelsee
Government
 • Mayor Franz Höcker sen. (Wählergemeinschaft)
Area
 • Total 20.44 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,200
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82418
Dialling codes 08841
Vehicle registration GAP
Website www.riegsee.de

Riegsee is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. The town lies on a lake of the same name.

Names[edit]

The name Riegsee derives from the personal name Ruodgis and the Old High German word for "lake", sê(o).[2] Attested historical forms of the name include Ruodgise (1050–c. 1065), Rvodgisisse (1052–55), Roueggese (c. 1065–75), Ruodkisesse/Rotkisesse (1152–53), Ruetgisse (1193–95), Ruggessê (1193–95), Roͮikisse (12th century), Rovchse (c. 1200), Rügsee (14th century), Rugksee (1403), Ruexsee (1431), Rügksee (1501), Riechsee (c. 1583), and Riegsee (1629).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Wolf-Armin Freiherr von Reitzenstein. Lexikon Bayerischer Ortsnamen: Herkunft und Bedeutung; Oberbayern, Niederbayern, Oberpfalz. Munich, C.H. Beck, 2006. p. 231. ISBN 978-3406552069 (in German)