Ruhstorf on the Rott

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Ruhstorf on the Rott
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Coordinates: 48 ° 26 '  N , 13 ° 20'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Bavaria
County : Passau
Height : 319 m above sea level NHN
Area : 51.46 km 2
Residents: 7135 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 139 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 94099
Primaries : 08531, 08503, 08534
License plate : PA
Community key : 09 2 75 145
Market structure: 71 districts

Market administration address :
At Schulplatz 8 and 10
94099 Ruhstorf ad Rott
Website :
Mayor : Andreas Jakob ( CSU )
Location of the market in Ruhstorf adRott in the district of Passau
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The Rott at Frimhöring
The parish church of Christ the King
The Marienkirche in Ruhstorf

Ruhstorf an der Rott (officially: Ruhstorf adRott ) is a market in the Lower Bavarian district of Passau .


The market is located in the lower Rottal , on the edge of the Lower Bavarian spa triangle . The municipal area covers about 51 square kilometers. The border with Austria is ten kilometers away.

Neighboring communities

Community structure

The community of Ruhstorf an der Rott has 71 districts:


Until the church is planted

The place was mentioned as "Ezzinpah" as early as 795 with reference to a stream that flows into the Rott there. In the 12th century different forms of the current name appeared, 1188 "Ruzsdorf" and already around 1230 "Ruhstorf". The name refers to the location of the village on the Rott .

At the end of the 13th century, Wernhero Walchuno de Ruestorf, the Ruhstorf family, appeared for the first time. These were important ministerials of the Wittelsbach family , who owned the open Hofmark Ruhstorf until they died out in 1735 . Then the Hofmark passed into the possession of the Counts of Fränking . After that, the Counts of Taufkirchen held them until the 19th century.

Ruhstorf an der Rott belonged to the Landshut Rent Office and the Griesbach Regional Court of the Electorate of Bavaria . In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria , today's municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

19th to 21st century

Hader Cemetery : Memorial to the children of Barhof

On September 1, 1877, Ruhstorf received a railway connection with the opening of the Rottalbahn . In 1895 Heinrich Loher founded a repair shop for agricultural machines in Ruhstorf, from which Loher GmbH developed. The second down-to-earth industrial company, the Hatz engine factory , was founded in 1880 by Mathias Hatz.

In addition to the jobs, apartments were also built, and after the end of the Second World War, many expellees settled in Ruhstorf. In 1973 there were around 2300 employees at Hatz and Loher. Together with the neighboring town of Pocking, Ruhstorf is classified as a joint medium-sized center in the Bavarian state development program .

On November 29, 2008, the community was raised to the market.


As part of the regional reform in Bavaria , the communities Schmidham and Hütting and parts of the community Eglsee came to Ruhstorf on January 1, 1972, Eholfing and part of Sulzbach am Inn followed on July 1, 1972.

Population development

In the period from 1988 to 2018, the municipality grew from 5,780 to 7,066 by 1,286 inhabitants or 22.3%.

  • 1840: 3363 inhabitants
  • 1939: 3791 inhabitants
  • 1950: 5948 inhabitants
  • 1961: 5661 inhabitants
  • 1970: 5865 inhabitants
  • 1991: 5979 inhabitants
  • 1995: 6210 inhabitants
  • 2005: 7069 inhabitants
  • 2010: 7038 inhabitants
  • 2015: 6944 inhabitants
  • 2016: 7062 inhabitants


Municipal council

The town hall of Ruhstorf

The municipal council has 20 members.

  • CSU 5 seats
  • SPD 3 seats
  • FW 5 seats
  • Non-party voter group Sulzbach-Eholfing-Eglsee 2 seats
  • Unity Schmidham 3 seats
  • Citizenship Hütting 2 seats

(Status: local elections on March 30, 2014)


The first mayor is Andreas Jakob (CSU), who was elected in 2014 with 51.75% of the valid votes. Second mayor is Markus Lindmeier (non-party voter group Sulzbach-Eholfing-Eglsee), third mayor Josef Hopper (citizenship of Hütting)

coat of arms

Blazon: split by black and gold, a silver place in front; behind a black gear; growing up from the lower edge of the shield, a spike split in silver and black.

Culture and sights

Exterior view of St Nicholas Church in Rottersham
Interior view of St Nicholas Church in Rottersham

Economy and Infrastructure


Ruhstorf an der Rott is relatively conveniently located on the B 388 and in the immediate vicinity of the B 12 and the federal motorway 3 ( Pocking exit ). After Passau is 22 km, to Schärding km (Upper Austria) 10, according to Simbach km 35, after Pfarrkirchen km 20 and after Vilshofen km 30th The place has its own stop on the Passau – Neumarkt – Sankt Veit railway , also known as the Rottalbahn and known as the longest branch line in Bavaria.

Established businesses

The economy of the community is mainly supported by two companies, Siemens AG (formerly Loher GmbH ) on the western outskirts and the Hatz engine factory in the south.


Web links

Commons : Ruhstorf an der Rott  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Community of Ruhstorf - About the community
  3. Markt Ruhstorf in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bavarian State Library, accessed on August 25, 2018.
  4. The history of Ruhstorf
  5. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 474 .