Albaching

Albaching (locally also known as "Oibich") is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria in Germany.

Albaching
Church of Saint Nicholas

Coat of arms
Location of Albaching within Rosenheim district
Albaching
Albaching
Coordinates: 48°6′45″N 12°6′55″E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictRosenheim
Municipal assoc.Pfaffing
Government
  MayorFranz X. Sanftl (FW)
Area
  Total18.15 km2 (7.01 sq mi)
Elevation
513 m (1,683 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total1,757
  Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83544
Dialling codes08076
Vehicle registrationRO
Websitewww.albaching.de

Geography

Albaching lies in the Alpine foothills, approximately 45 km east of Munich, 30 km south of Erding, 40 km south-west of Mühldorf am Inn, 12 km north-east of Wasserburg am Inn, 38 km north of Rosenheim und 13 km north-east of Ebersberg. The next railway station is in Forsting, a part of Pfaffing, where the railroad line Wasserburg – Grafing bei München can be reached.

Structure

The municipality Albaching has altogether 32 districts, amongst them the towns of Albaching, Kalteneck, Berg and Stetten. Also within its domain there are the hamlets Zell, Schönanger, Utzenbichl, Gröben, Fuchstal, Aign, Thal, Ödenau, Furth and Schacha as well as several isolated farms.

History

The municipality was documented for the first time in 808 as Alpicha (and in 818 as Alpihha). In the 12th century the spellings "Albachingen" and "Alchingen" were documented. Since 1415 the parochial village was called "Albaching". There were no successful tries to document on where the name is derived from. Explanations include the name of the river "Albach", which is derived from the Indo-German "albh" (for white) and the Old-German "aha" (for water) but the river was called "Mühlbach" until the 19th century. Another theory cites the Roman nomen gentile "Albius" as the source for the name, which would imply a very early settling. Both theories are yet to be proven scientifically.

Albaching was part of the free "Grafschaft Haag" until 1804, which was in turn part of the Wittelsbach domain. In 1818 during an administrative reform in Bavaria Albaching was made an independent political entity. On May 1, 1978, the municipality Albaching was dissolved and integrated in the municipality of Pfaffing. After years of resistance and several negotiations Albaching received its independence again on January 1, 1994, and is since then in an administrative collective with Pfaffing.

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