Simbach am Inn
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Simbach am Inn
|• Mayor||Klaus Schmid (CSU)|
|• Total||47.33 km2 (18.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||345 m (1,132 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Simbach was one of the first places where electricity was used. For example, Simbach had electrical power three years before Munich.
- 927 - Simbach first appears in historical records as "Sunninpah."
- 1743 - Simbach is nearly destroyed during the Bavarian-Austrian War.
- 1833 - Simbach becomes an independent municipality.
- 1951 - Simbach is raised to city status, making it the youngest city in the Rottal-Inn district.
- 1972 - The municipalities Kirchberg, Eggstetten and Erlach are added to Simbach.
Schellenberg is a hill north of town. At over 549 meters in height, it is the tallest hill between the Inn and Rott. The hill provides views of the Inn valley, neighbouring Upper Austria, and (on clear days) the distant Alps.
Parish church Maria HimmelfahrtEdit
This church, in the Erlach district, ranks among the most important church buildings in the region. It holds an elaborate high altar.
Rathaus (City Hall)Edit
The Rathaus, built in Art Nouveau style, was restored in 1987.
Pfingstdult is a popular annual festival. Every year, it is accompanied by an industrial exhibition.
The annual City festival takes place last Sunday in June.
The "Angling celebration" takes place each year on the first weekend in September.
"Leonhardiritt" is a horse pro assignment and takes place each year in October.
The Advent season is celebrated in a ceremony spanning nine days with 1000 participants.
Geothermal power in SimbachEdit
Forty MW of electricity is generated from geothermal heat sources tapped 2,000 meters beneath the earth. Both Simbach and Braunau make use of this renewable resource.
Simbach has approximately 10,000 residents. Nearly 15% of them are younger than 18 years, 45% are between 18 and 50 years old, and 40% are older than 50 years.
The mayor of Simbach is Klaus Schmid (CSU). There are twenty-five seats on the town council; a total of four parties are represented. With 15 seats, the CSU is the biggest party in the town council. The SPD, Alliance '90/The Greens and free voters divide the remaining ten seats.