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Bad Reichenhall
Former town hall
Former town hall
Coat of arms of Bad Reichenhall
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Berchtesgadener Land
Elevation
473 m (1,552 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 18,443
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83435
Dialling codes 08651
Vehicle registration BGL (until 1979: REI)
Website www.stadt-bad-reichenhall.de

Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and capital of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. It is located near Salzburg, and encircled by the Chiemgauer Alps. Mount Staufen (1,771 metres (5,810 ft)) and Mount Zwiesel (1,781 metres (5,843 ft)) are both near Bad Reichenhall. Bad Reichenhall is a traditional center of salt production, obtained by evaporating water saturated with salt from brine ponds. The town was the site of a disaster on January 2, 2006, when the roof of the town's ice rink collapsed under snow, killing 15 and injuring 34 others.

Ice rink disaster

Bad Reichenhall Alte Saline
Alte Saline (old salt refinery)

Fifteen people, twelve of them children, died in the collapse of the Bad Reichenhall Ice Rink on 2 January 2006. Thirty-four people were injured in the accident.

Famous people from Bad Reichenhall

  • Anni Friesinger, speed skater
  • Regina Häusl, alpine skier
  • Stefan Holzner, triathlete
  • Michael Neumayer, ski jumper
  • Hans Söllner, singer-songwriter

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