Simbach am Inn


Simbach am Inn

Infobox Ort in Deutschland
Art = Stadt
Name = Simbach a.Inn
Wappen = simbach-wappen.jpg
lat_deg = 48 |lat_min = 16
lon_deg = 13 |lon_min = 1
Lageplan =
Bundesland = Bayern
Regierungsbezirk = Niederbayern
Landkreis = Rottal-Inn
Höhe = 345
Fläche = 47.33
Einwohner = 9878
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 84359
Vorwahl = 08571
Kfz = PAN
Gemeindeschlüssel = 09 2 77 145
Gliederung = 4 Stadtteile
Adresse = Innstraße 14
84359 Simbach a. Inn
Website = [http://www.simbach.de/ www.simbach.de]
Bürgermeister = Richard Findl
Partei = CSU

Simbach am Inn is a town on the Inn in the Rottal-Inn district of Bavaria, Germany. The Austrian city Braunau am Inn lies on the opposite side of the river from Simbach.

History

Simbach was one of the first places where electricity was used. For example, Simbach had electrical power three years before Munich.Fact|date=February 2007

One of the reasons for Simbach's growth is that it lies on the railroad route Munich - Vienna.

Timeline

* 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.

Geography

Schellenberg

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.

Culture

Parish church Maria Himmelfahrt

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)

The Rathaus, built in Art Nouveau stye, was restored in 1987.

Festivals

Pfingstdult is a popular annual festival. Every two years, 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 Simbach

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.

Census statistics

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.

Politics

The mayor of Simbach is Richard Findl (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.

Transportation

Simbach lies near the incomplete highway A94. There are train connections to Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, and Passau.

The closest major airports are the Munich International Airport and the Salzburg Airport, each about an hour distant by automobile.

Sister cities

Simbach has two official sister cities:
* Skipton, England
* Tolmezzo, Italy


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