Petersberg (Flintsbach)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Petersberg seen from Flintsbach

Petersberg seen from Flintsbach

height 847  m
location Bavaria , Germany
Mountains Mangfall Mountains , Bavarian Prealps
Coordinates 47 ° 42 '45 "  N , 12 ° 7' 33"  O Coordinates: 47 ° 42 '45 "  N , 12 ° 7' 33"  E
Petersberg (Flintsbach) (Bavaria)
Petersberg (Flintsbach)

The Petersberg is a mountain in the Bavarian Inn Valley. It is 847 meters high and geographically belongs to the Bavarian Prealps and there the Mangfall Mountains .


The Petersberg is located in the area of ​​the municipality of Flintsbach am Inn on the southern edge of the village and about 350 meters west of the approximately 100 meters higher Madron , from which it is separated by the deeply cut Hundtsgraben and after which it is also known as Kleiner Madron .

The Petersberg can be reached on foot via a forest road from Flintsbach in around an hour. The path leads past the ruins of the castles Unter-Falkenstein and Ober-Falkenstein (Rachelburg). In winter, the snow-covered forest road is a popular toboggan run .

Surrounding mountain peaks or excursion destinations are the Große Riesenkopf , the Maiwand , the Hohe Asten , the Rehleitenkopf and the Madron .


At the top of the Petersberg there is an inn and a church dedicated to St. Peter . In the Middle Ages, both belonged to the monastery of Sankt Peter am Madron , a Benedictine monastery founded by the Counts of Falkenstein . From 1997 this monastery was the subject of a teaching and research excavation of the Institute for Prehistory and Early History and Provincial Roman Archeology of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . In the course of this excavation, the older settlement periods on the Petersberg and the medieval regional development in its surroundings were also researched.

In the 20th century, the "Little Madron" was renamed "Petersberg" after St. Peter , the patron saint of the church. The original name is used less often today. On the footpath that leads up from the forest road to the summit, there are 13 stone pillars with bronze reliefs by the Rosenheim sculptor Josef Hamberger , which depict Jesus Christ and the apostles. The "Apostelweg" ends at the church as the 14th station.



Web links

Commons : Petersberg  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Petersberg near Flintsbach. In: Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, accessed on April 15, 2019 .