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Altötting (district)

Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:569 km²
Inhabitants:107,100 (1999)
pop. density:188 inh./km²
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Altötting is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) Austria and the Bavarian districts of Traunstein, Mühldorf and Rottal-Inn.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


Altötting was one of the original parts of Bavaria. It was settled by Bavarian tribes shortly after the retreat of the Romans. During the rule of duke Tassilo III (748-788) the place of Ötting was mentioned for the first time (the towns of Altötting and Neuötting are derived from that place). Soon in the 9th century the region became a religious centre with famous churches and monasteries. In the 15th century it became a place of pilgrimage.

The district of Altötting was established in 1837.


The district is located in the alpine upland on the Austrian border. The main axis of the region is the Inn River, which crosses the district from west to east. It is joined by two large tributaries, the Alz River coming from the south and the Salzach, which forms the eastern border of the district. In addition there are several smaller rivers and brooks. The district once was covered with deciduous forests, but is now mainly agriculturally used. However, there are some nature reserves along the lower Alz River and at the mouth of the Salzach River.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

  • left: the chapel of pilgrimage in the town of Altötting
  • right: the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria

Towns and municipalities

  1. Altötting
  2. Burghausen
  3. Neuötting
  4. Töging
  1. Burgkirchen
  2. Emmerting
  3. Erlbach
  4. Feichten
  5. Garching (Alz)
  6. Haiming
  7. Halsbach
  8. Kastl
  9. Kirchweidach
  10. Marktl
  1. Mehring
  2. Perach
  3. Pleiskirchen
  4. Reischach
  5. Stammham
  6. Teising
  7. Tüßling
  8. Tyrlaching
  9. Unterneukirchen
  10. Winhöring

External links