Trostberg

Trostberg is a town in the district of Traunstein, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Alz, 19 km northwest of Traunstein. As with other 'old towns' in the region, it is a popular local tourist spot.

Trostberg
Church of Saint Andrew

Coat of arms
Location of Trostberg within Traunstein district
Trostberg
Trostberg
Coordinates: 48°1′N 12°33′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictTraunstein
Government
  MayorKarl Schleid (CSU)
Area
  Total51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Elevation
493 m (1,617 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total11,222
  Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83308
Dialling codes08621
Vehicle registrationTS
Websitewww.trostberg.de

Economy

About 1,400 people are employed at the Chemiepark Trostberg, a large chemical industrial area near the town. The two main companies are AlzChem and BASF Bauchemie (construction chemistry).[2] The Chemiepark Trostberg originated from a calcium cyanamide production plant, founded in 1908. Between 1978 and 2000, the company was called SKW Trostberg AG.[3]

History

During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.[4]

References

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. Stadt Trostberg, Wirtschaftsstandort
  3. History of AlzChem AG Archived 2014-11-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2008-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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