Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures

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Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures

Coat of arms of Bavaria.svg
State level Free State of Bavaria
position State authority
Supervisory authority Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
founding 1868
Headquarters Bad Reichenhall
Authority management Thomas Weberpals, director
Web presence

The Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures is a technical Bavarian state authority . It is responsible for the calibration system according to the calibration law and the ballistic test according to the weapons law .


The state office is assigned to the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy . The Bavarian State Office of Weights and Measures are under seven verification offices and two Proof Houses in Bavaria. Thomas Weberpals is the director of the authority.

The office is divided into the following units:

  • Trunk
  • Conformity assessment body KBS Bavaria
  • IT security and special IT tasks
  • Department 1 - Central Tasks
  • Department 2 - Information technology, cost and performance accounting
  • Department 3 - German Academy for Metrology (DAM), training and further education, quality department and shelling
  • Department 4 - Metrology
  • Department 5 - Verification Execution.

The inspection is carried out in calibration office districts that correspond to the districts and that are bundled in the Bavarian districts (calibration offices).

Seat and structure

Munich (until 2019)

The office was based in the Nymphenburg district of Munich until the end of 2019 . At the time of construction, the construction site was away from major roads and was chosen to ensure vibration-free tests.

The building was essentially built between 1926 and 1928 according to plans by Karl Badberger in the New Objectivity style. All parts of the building have a uniform clinker facade . The window and door frames are made of exposed concrete , with three narrow, high windows combined.

The wings of the building enclose a rectangular courtyard. A large hall was originally designed to accommodate railway wagons. Two-storey buildings accommodate laboratories and workshops. The most striking part of the building is the tower on a rectangular floor plan. It is used for pressure tests and contains a water column fed by a container on the flat roof . A sundial adorns the south side of the tower . The other buildings have very gently sloping hipped roofs , which cannot be seen from street level.

In the north of the listed complex from the 1920s, the state office was expanded with new buildings in a matching style.

Since the relocation of the headquarters to Bad Reichenhall, the Munich location has been managed as a branch office.

The German Academy for Metrology , which is organizationally affiliated with the State Office, is also located in the same building .


Relocation of the authorities to Bad Reichenhall

As part of the relocation of the authorities to strengthen rural areas, the state government decided in 2015 to move the headquarters of the state office to Bad Reichenhall . 50 jobs are to be created there. The plan is to build a new building on the site of the former ice skating and swimming pool , which has been fallow since it collapsed on January 2, 2006. Bad Reichenhall has been the headquarters of the new authority since January 1, 2020.



Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Meyers 1933
  2. ^ Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures - State Office. Retrieved February 19, 2020 .
  3. Weights and Measures Office . Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation , accessed on February 21, 2011
  4. "Aigner: Headquarters of the State Office for Weights and Measures is coming to Bad Reichenhall" , press release of the BayStMWI of April 4, 2016
  5. State Office to be built on the ice rink area , PNP -Online from January 13, 2017

Coordinates: 48 ° 9 ′ 57 ″  N , 11 ° 30 ′ 7 ″  E