Marquartstein

Marquartstein is a municipality in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany and is part of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach. It is situated in a region called Chiemgau, approximately 10 km south of Lake Chiemsee between Munich and Salzburg. Most of the area is situated in the valley of the river Tiroler Achen, which separates the village into two parts. Marquartstein is at the edge of the Alps. Its geographical location is 47°46′N 12°28′E.

Marquartstein
Aerial view

Coat of arms
Location of Marquartstein within Traunstein district
Marquartstein
Marquartstein
Coordinates: 47°45′31″N 12°27′42″E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictTraunstein
Municipal assoc.Marquartstein
Government
  MayorAndreas Scheck
Area
  Total13.41 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Elevation
530-800 m (−2,090 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total3,247
  Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83250
Dialling codes08641
Vehicle registrationTS
Websitewww.marquartstein.de

Brief history

  • 1075: the castle was founded
  • 1803: Pflegamt (municipal jurisdiction) was united with the court in Traunstein
  • 1857: the castle ruin was rebuilt by Cajetan Freiherr von Tautphoeus
  • 1884: railway from Übersee was built
  • 1890-1908 The composer Richard Strauss lived in Marquartstein
  • 1958 Romanian-American actress Tala Birell was buried in the village
  • 1978: Marquartstein becomes head of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach

Education

Marquartstein plays an important role in the local education. Almost all major school types are situated in the village:

  • the Landschulheim Marquartstein, a Gymnasium (highest-grade secondary school) with a boarding school
  • the Achental-Realschule, a medium-level secondary school
  • the Pädagogisches Zentrum Schloss Niedernfels (Pedagogic Centre Niedernfels Castle), a private catholic secondary school

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