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Miesbach (district)

Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:864 km²
Inhabitants:91,700 (2000)
pop. density:106 inh./km²
Car identification:MB

Miesbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Munich and Rosenheim, and by the Austrian state of Tyrol.

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


In medieval times most of the district was occupied by clerical states. The powerful Tegernsee abbey owned large areas, and other regions were property of the monastery of Weyarn. In addition there were two tiny secular counties: Hohenwaldeck and Valley.

Hohenwaldeck was annexed by Bavaria in 1734, Valley in 1777. The clerical states were dissolved in 1803 and fell to Bavaria as well.


The southern half of the district is located in the Bavarian Alps. This section of the Alps is called Mangfallgebirge ("Mangfall Mountains"), since the Mangfall River has its source here. The highest mountain is the Rotwand ("Red Wall", 1884 m).

The Mangfall River, a short but broad affluent of the Inn River, is running northward with the district's municipalities on either bank. In the initial part of its course it runs through the Tegernsee Lake (9 km²).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • a red eagle and two crossed staffs, symbolising the county of Hohenwaldeck
  • two water lily leaves above a wavy line, the ancient arms of the monastery of Tegernsee

Towns and municipalities

  1. Miesbach
  2. Tegernsee
  1. Bad Wiessee
  2. Bayrischzell
  3. Fischbachau
  4. Gmund
  5. Hausham
  6. Holzkirchen
  7. Irschenberg
  1. Kreuth
  2. Offerfing
  3. Rottach-Egern
  4. Schliersee
  5. Valley
  6. Waakirchen
  7. Warngau
  8. Weyarn

External links

Official website (German)