Rottach-Egern (German pronunciation: [ˈʁɔtax ˈeːɡɐn]) is a municipality (Gemeinde Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee) and town located at Lake Tegernsee in the district of Miesbach in Upper Bavaria, Germany, about 55 km (35 miles) south of central Munich. Late Austrian actor Walter Slezak is buried in this area.

Church of St. Laurentius
Church of St. Laurentius
Coat of arms of Rottach-Egern
Location of Rottach-Egern within Miesbach district
Rottach-Egern in MB.svg
Rottach-Egern is located in Germany
Rottach-Egern is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 47°42′N 11°46′E / 47.700°N 11.767°E / 47.700; 11.767Coordinates: 47°42′N 11°46′E / 47.700°N 11.767°E / 47.700; 11.767
Admin. regionOberbayern
Subdivisions19 Ortsteile
 • Mayor (2020–26) Christian Köck[1]
 • Total59.10 km2 (22.82 sq mi)
736 m (2,415 ft)
 • Total5,806
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08022
Vehicle registrationMB
Rottach-Egern municipality in Miesbach, Bavaria


Rottach-Egern is located in the Tegernsee Valley, stretching southward from the shore of Lake Tegernsee to the Austrian border. The villages of Rottach, Egern, Gasse, Schorn, Sonnenmoos, Staudach, Weißach and Wolfsgrub have merged to become parts of a single settlement near the lake. More hamlets in the municipality are Berg, Ellmau, Hagrain, Haslau, Kalkofen, Oberach, Sutten and Trinis, Brandstatt, Enterrottach, Erlach, Kühzagl and Unterwallberg.

In addition to the shoreline of the Tegernsee, the municipal area includes other small lakes of which Widrigsee (also Glocknersee), the Suttensee, the Riederecksee and Röthensteiner lakes are the main ones. The principal mountain range is part of the Mangfallgebirge, of which the Wallberg, at 1,722 metres (5,650 ft), with a cable car, is a venue for skiing, paragliding and the Wallenberg toboggan run.[3]

The administrative center is in Rottach. The Catholic parish church of St. Lawrence is located in the district of Egern.


Year 1939 1959 1970 1990 2011
Population (Primary residence) 2,827 5,117 5,240 5,656 5,578 [4]

In 2011 there were also 1,228 people with a second home in the municipality, desirable for discretion.[5]

Neighboring communitiesEdit

Interior of St. Laurentius church


  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
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  4. ^ Rottach Egern Rathaus: Figures - Data - Facts accessed 7 January 2015
  5. ^ Solomon, Erika; Vancon, Laetitia (14 May 2022). "At a German Hideaway, Oligarch Villas Challenge a 'Silent Contract'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 15 May 2022.

External linksEdit

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