Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria

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Max-Josefs-Platz © Rufus46

Max-Josefs-Platz © Rufus46

The independent city of Rosenheim is located in the centre of the district of Rosenheim (Upper Bavaria), and is also the seat of administration of this region. It is located on the west bank of the Inn at the confluence of the rivers Inn and Mangfall, in the Bavarian Alpine Foreland. It is the third largest city in Upper Bavaria with over 61,000 inhabitants and one of 23 administrative centres in Bavaria. Rosenheim is therefore the economic centre and the busiest place in the region.

The Mittertor (the sole survivor of five market gates) was the eastern gate of the market before 1350, which was then protected with a double ditch. Since the 15th Century, it separated the interior from the exterior of the market served as a customs office. Until the 19th century it also contained several municipal facilities such as the town clerk’s office. After the great fire in 1641 the city of Rosenheim onion dome was built and later extended into a long building. At its core is the Mittertor the oldest building in town. On the façade to the side of the square is the emblem of Louis Rosenheim, with the white rose against a red background. The Bavarian crest can also be seen here.

Munich street Münchener Strasse follows the Gillitzerblocks, also called “small pedestrian zone.” Immediately apparent are the magnificently restored Gründerzeitfassaden. The name Gillitzerblocks come from their builder Thomas Gillitzer. At the end of the 19th Century he obtained a relatively large area of land, for its day, and built 15 houses, including the Hotel Deutscher Kaiser. Since the 1960s, the once self contained Gründerzeit ensemble has altered with new construction and renovations. Only the facades in Münchener Strasse have been preserved and restored to the original.

St Nikolaus church © Rufus46 Mittertor © G Piezinger Max-Josefs-Platz © Rufus46 Ludwigsplatz © G Piezinger Town Hall © Rufus46 Max-Josefs-Platz © Rufus46
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St Nikolaus church © Rufus46
The Quest-Kunstmühle (art mill) was built from 1855 to 1916 in several phases as industrial complexes. It was renovated in the 1990s and now serves as a restaurant and office space. The Quest-Kunstmühle Power station is located on the Mangfallkanal. The Art Mill houses the exhibition halls of the Rosenheim arts club. The approximately 200 m² upper floor of the former art mill holds exhibitions of contemporary artists, exchange exhibitions with other art associations and activities accompanying the exhibition.

The Rosenheim ballroom was built in the former Rosenheim Hofbräus buildings. The hall with ballroom and vaulted cellar was built in 1878. It was renovated in 1994 and since 2001 has been used as an event space, with its many possible uses of the centre of the eastern town of Rosenheim.

The town’s landmark is the gothic spire (65 m) of the parish church St. Nikolaus (1450) with its baroque onion dome (1641).

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