Tittmoning

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Tittmoning
Coat of arms of Tittmoning
Coat of arms
Tittmoning   is located in Germany
Tittmoning
Tittmoning
Coordinates: 48°3′47″N 12°46′1″E / 48.06306°N 12.76694°E / 48.06306; 12.76694Coordinates: 48°3′47″N 12°46′1″E / 48.06306°N 12.76694°E / 48.06306; 12.76694
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Traunstein
Government
 • Mayor Konrad Schupfner (CSU)
Area
 • Total 72.04 km2 (27.81 sq mi)
Elevation 388 m (1,273 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,792
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 84529
Dialling codes 08683
Vehicle registration TS
Website www.tittmoning.de

Tittmoning is a town in the district of Traunstein, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the border with Austria, on the left bank of the river Salzach, 38 km northwest of Salzburg. Population 6,151 (30 June 2005). Postal code 84529.

Its main attraction is the castle (Burg), which was built in the 13th century for the Archbishop of Salzburg. The administrator of the castle and its environs was called burggraf, as was Ulrich II, burggraf in 1282.[2] By the 17th century it had lost its character of a defensive castle and became the summer residence of the Archbishop. In the early years of World War II the castle was used as a prisoner-of-war camp for officers, Oflag VII-D. British and American citizens were also interned there (see Ilag#Ilag_VII_Laufen_and_Tittmoning).

From 11 July 1929 to 5 December 1932, Joseph Ratzinger lived here as a child. Later he became a cardinal and in 2005 was elected Pope Benedict XVI.

A festival takes place here every year at the end of May, with theatrical presentations, medieval tournaments and jousting.

The castle

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Freed, John B. “Nobles, Ministerials, and Knights in the Archdiocese of Salzburg.”

Speculum 62, No. 3 (Jul., 1987): 575-611.

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