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Coat of arms of the municipality of Rottach-Egern
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Coordinates: 47 ° 41 '  N , 11 ° 46'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Miesbach
Height : 736 m above sea level NHN
Area : 59.11 km 2
Residents: 5803 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 98 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 83700
Area code : 08022
License plate : MB
Community key : 09 1 82 129
Community structure: 23 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Nördliche Hauptstrasse 9
83700 Rottach-Egern
Website :
First Mayor : Christian Köck ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Rottach-Egern in the Miesbach district
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Rottach-Egern (formerly Rottach ) is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Miesbach in the Bavarian Oberland . The municipality is located in the Rottach part of the municipality. The parish church of St. Laurentius is located in the municipality of Egern.

The place Rottach was mentioned for the first time under Eberhardt I, who was abbot of the Tegernsee monastery from 1002 to 1003 .


The river Rottach gives the municipality part of Rottach its name.


The community is located in the Tegernsee valley ; the western part of the municipality Egern directly on the south bank of the Tegernsee . Rottach, Egern, Gasse, Schorn, Sonnenmoos, Staudach, Weißach and Wolfsgrub have grown together to form one settlement . In order to preserve the townscape, no new building areas are designated, but the existing building area is being condensed by new buildings.

In addition to the Tegernsee, there are other small lakes in the municipality. These include the Widrigsee (also Glocknersee), the Suttensee , the Riederecksee and the Röthensteiner See . While the Weißach forms the border to the community of Kreuth for several kilometers , the Rottach largely runs in the community area of ​​Rottach-Egern and forms the local border to Tegernsee only on the last kilometer before its confluence .

Church organization

There are 23 parts of the municipality (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):

Neighboring communities

Rottach-Egern, view from Wallberg


Until the church is planted

Rottach-Egern was first mentioned in a document under Eberhardt I, who was abbot of the Tegernsee Monastery from 1002 to 1003 . It was a fishing and farming village and was under the Tegernsee Monastery Court until 1803 . Rottach became an independent political municipality in the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria in 1818.

19th to 21st century

Since 1817 the Wittelsbachers drove to the Tegernsee for hunting and recreation; with them came the first holiday guests. Since March 19, 1951, the place officially bears its double name.

From May 5th to May 8th 2005 the 53rd Bilderberg Conference took place in Rottach-Egern .

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 5341 to 5779 by 438 inhabitants or 8.2%.

year 1939 1959 1970 1991 1995 2005 2010 2015
population 2827 5117 5240 5503 5368 5238 5619 5733


Local election 2020
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
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−2.04  % p
−13.14  % p
+ 14.62  % p.p.
+ 3.77  % p.p.
−3.09  % p
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Municipal council

The local elections led to the following allocation of seats in the local council :

Party / list 2014 2020
CSU 10 9
FWG 8th 5
SPD 1 1
total 20th 20th


The first mayor is Christian Köck (CSU).

coat of arms

The Rottach-Egern flag on the far left

The current coat of arms has existed since the unification of Rottach and Egern in 1951; the official description of the coat of arms reads:

"Silver shield, divided by a red cross river, above the body of a blue heron with a fish in its beak, below a green boat with two oars."

- Municipality of Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee


The municipality has been flying its own flag since December 12, 1951 .

Community finances

The household is mainly financed from income from income tax , trade tax, property tax and second home tax. The total debt of the municipality of Rottach-Egern in 2014 was around 2.366 million euros with a reserve of 548 thousand euros. The per capita debt was 627 euros in 2014, below the national average of 768 euros.

Community partnerships

Culture and sights

regional customs

The traditional costume club and the mountain riflemen play an important role in the village.


The museum in the Gsotthaber Hof (formerly the coach, carriage and sleigh museum ) in the Wolfsgrub district goes back to the collection of Thomas Böck and shows a 700 m² collection of rural carriages, harnesses, riding and driving equipment, as well as exhibits from the alpine pastures and farms Timber industry. The collection of antlers of a wild stag over its lifespan is unique. The museum is supported by the municipality of Rottach-Egern.


St. Laurence

Exterior view of St. Laurentius
Interior view of St. Laurentius

The St. Laurentius Church in Egern was first mentioned in 1111. It was expanded in the late Gothic style in 1466 and decorated with Baroque elements from 1670 . The pointed spire of the church, located almost directly on the Tegernsee, can be seen from afar.

The building is used by the Catholic parish of the same name and is surrounded by a parish cemetery where several well-known personalities are buried, for example Leo Slezak .

In September 2016, Marianne and Michael married in the church .

Church of the Resurrection

Church of the Resurrection

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection , built from 1953 to 1955 by the architect Olaf Andreas Gulbransson, is about 400 meters from the St. Laurentius Church. There is also a cemetery here, in which, among others, Olaf Gulbransson , his son Olaf Andreas Gulbransson and Mary Gerold-Tucholsky are buried.


The spa park is located directly on the banks of the Tegernsee.


Rottach-Egern is one of the largest tourism centers in the Miesbach district and relies on its high price level and - as in the case of other places on Lake Tegernsee - its second homes . The surroundings of the Tegernsee with the surrounding Mangfall Mountains make the place a popular holiday destination. In 1873 the predecessor of today's Seehotel Überfahrt received the restaurant license. The hotel is now part of the alliance The Leading Hotels of the World .


The B 307 runs through the center of the municipality. After Miesbach is 18 km, Bad Tölz km 22, after Achenkirch on Achensee km 30, for Bundesautobahn 8 at Holzkirchen km 25 and in the capital München km 56th The Valepp-Straße , a toll road , leads from the hamlet of Enterrottach via the Moni-Alm (7 km) to the forest inn Valepp (14 km); The Sutten ski area is located on this route. Another toll road leads from the valley station of the Wallbergbahn to Gasthaus Wallbergmoos . Buses of the RVO drive to Valepptal (and on to the Spitzingsee ) and in the neighboring communities Tegernsee, Tegernsee, Bad Wiessee Kreuth (Tegernsee loop line). However, with the exception of Kreuth, these can also be reached in the summer months by regular boat connections across the lake. The municipality operates municipal traffic monitoring .


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of the church

Personalities who worked on site or who lived here

  • Ludwig Thoma , Leo Slezak , his son Walter Slezak , Alexander Spoerl , Heinrich Spoerl , Ludwig Ganghofer , Hedwig Courths-Mahler , Amalie von Lerchenfeld and Bernt Engelmann lived here and have their final resting place in the Egerner cemetery. Actor Alexander Golling also died here in 1989. A group of figures in the form of almost life-size bronze statues of the two writers Ludwig Ganghofer and Ludwig Thoma and the tenor Leo Slezak, who were friends with each other, was erected in the spa gardens.
  • Freddy Breck (born January 21, 1942 in Sonneberg, Thuringia; † December 17, 2008 in Rottach-Egern), German pop singer, composer, producer and presenter.
  • Bernt Engelmann (born January 20, 1921 in Berlin; † April 14, 1994 in Munich), burial site in Rottach-Egern
  • Mary Gerold (born November 27, 1898 in Mordangen / Kurland; † October 16, 1987 in Kreuth), widow of the writer Kurt Tucholsky (1890–1935); built a Kurt Tucholsky archive under the name of Mary Tucholsky after 1945 in Rottach-Egern.
  • Josef Issels (born November 21, 1907 in Mönchengladbach; † February 11, 1998 near San Francisco) ran his Ringberg Clinic here.
  • Maja Lex (born August 23, 1906 in Munich, † October 13, 1986 in Cologne); the German dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and founder of "elementary dance" spent long periods of her life in her parents' house in the pharmacy on Seestrasse.
  • Heinrich Spoerl (born February 8, 1887 in Düsseldorf, † August 25, 1955 in Rottach-Egern)
  • Alexander Spoerl (born January 3, 1917 in Düsseldorf, † October 16, 1978 in Rottach-Egern)
  • Wilhelm Stross (born November 5, 1907 in Eitorf ad Sieg; † January 18, 1966 in Rottach-Hagrain), internationally known violinist, first violinist of the famous string quartet named after him; Professor at the Munich University of Music, lived in Rottach-Hagrain since 1955. The Professor-Stroß-Weg there bears his name.
  • Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski (born July 3, 1932 in Berlin-Treptow; † June 21, 2015 in Rottach-Egern), former German politician (SED) and GDR economic functionary, lived with his wife in Rottach-Egern since January 1990.
  • Alfred Schittenhelm (born October 16, 1874 in Stuttgart, † December 27, 1954 in Rottach-Egern), SS-Standartenführer, internist and university professor, lived in Rottach-Egern since 1950
  • Karl-Heinz Wildmoser (born May 5, 1939 in Munich-Pasing; † July 28, 2010 in Munich), large restaurateur and long-time president of TSV 1860 Munich , completed his apprenticeship as butcher in Rottach-Egern.
  • Karl Wolff (born May 13, 1900 in Darmstadt; † July 15, 1984 in Rosenheim), SS-Obergruppenführer and general of the Waffen-SS, lived there from 1936 to 1955.
  • Karl Alexander von Müller (born December 20, 1882 in Munich, † December 13, 1964 in Rottach-Egern), historian
  • Georg Neithardt (born January 31, 1871 in Nuremberg; † November 1, 1941 in Rottach-Egern), was a judge at the Bavarian People's Court. Among other things, he led the high treason trial against Adolf Hitler that opened as a result of the Hitler-Ludendorff putsch .
  • Paul Carell (born November 2, 1911 in Kelbra, † June 20, 1997 in Rottach-Egern), during World War II he was press chief of Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and SS-Obersturmbannführer. In the 1950s he was a journalist for the newspaper Die Zeit and the magazine Der Spiegel , from the 1960s onwards for various magazines and newspapers of the publisher Axel Springer , where he acted as personal advisor and head of security until the publisher's death in 1985.
  • Franz Seldte (born June 29, 1882 in Magdeburg, † April 1, 1947 in Fürth), NSDAP politician and Reich Labor Minister from 1933 to 1945 , buried in Rottach-Egern.
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Johannes Grimm (born June 17, 1888 in Düsseldorf; † May 16, 1959 in Freiburg im Breisgau), lawyer, politician and publicist, district chairman of the Sudeten German Landsmannschaft in Rottach-Egern.
  • Walter Rinke (born January 5, 1895 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, † May 21, 1983 in Rottach-Egern) was a German economist, administrative officer and politician (CSU) and federal chairman of the Silesian Landsmannschaft
  • Michail Gorbatschow (born March 2, 1931 in Privolnoje) was the owner of the Villa Hubertus-Schlössl in the Oberach district for many years.

Web links

Commons : Rottach-Egern  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Rottach-Egern  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. Sheet "Data 2", Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Community Rottach-Egern: History. Rottach-Egern municipality, accessed on July 12, 2015 .
  3. a b Heiner Effern: In the valley of the millionaires. Sü, July 12, 2013, accessed on July 14, 2013 .
  4. Tegernsee voice: "Rottach's fear of the building boom" ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , April 22, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ Community Rottach-Egern in the local database of the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on September 7, 2019.
  6. Wilhelm Volkert (Ed.): Handbook of the Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , pp. 522 .
  7. ^ Municipality of Rottach-Egern: Numbers - data - facts. Rottach-Egern municipality, accessed on July 12, 2015 .
  8. ^ Local councils. Retrieved March 23, 2020 .
  9. ^ Community of Rottach-Egern | Elections | . Retrieved March 23, 2020 .
  10. ^ Municipality of Rottach-Egern: Mayor. Rottach-Egern municipality, accessed on July 12, 2015 .
  11. ^ Community Rottach-Egern: The community coat of arms . Rottach-Egern municipality, accessed on July 12, 2015 .
  12.  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. House of Bavarian History - coat of arms data. Accessed September 1, 2010.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  13. ^ Community of Rottach-Egern adopts budget. Münchener Zeitungs-Verlag GmbH & Co.KG, accessed on July 12, 2015 .
  14. Enzianhütte in Rottach-Egern
  16. Security versus rip-offs. (No longer available online.) Local voice, UG, January 14, 2014, archived from the original on September 24, 2015 ; Retrieved July 12, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  17. Michail Gorbatschow sells his house on Tegernsee. In: February 22, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2018 .