The town Rosenheim located in the lovely Chiemgau is an
knotpoint of very old streets from northern Europe to the south or from west
ot east. If you know the highway from Munich to Salzburg, can you imagine that
on this (now new) road over 2500 years ago traders were riding from the northern
coasts of Germany dealing with amber in Italy and bringing back stuff from
there to the countries like Danmark or Russia? Later on the salt traders used
these station to rest on their way from Salzburg to Augsburg or coming from
Innsbruck to Regensburg.
Rosenheim always was used having guests, some of them not
all time kindly like you and me, but all town mayors understood to make the
best decisions for their town. So Rosenheim is today, although the big fleet
of travellors is bypassing, a prosperity town and nice for vacation or visits.
For example, strangers could be confused by searching the
railway station. If they think they have found it, it could be the town mayor's
house. It is looking like a railway station and you are right, it is one. The
first station in that town and whole area, buildt in 1858. The citizens of
Rosenheim didn't destroy this historical building after a new place must be
selected in reason of the tremendous growing railway traffic in the last century.
They bought it from the goverment, keep it, restore it with
love and so, after my knowledge, Rosenheim is the only one town in Bavaria,
the town mayor residents in a "railway station". (Maybe they want
build sometimes a hidden connection to escape if necessary :-).
To reach Rosenheim you can use the railway from Munich or
the highway Munich-Salzburg, exit Rosenheim. If you are coming by airplane,
you can call me, I will receive you just on the arrival gate and then we will
drive in a little more than one hour directly in that town. Could be sometimes
a little longer, perhaps you know that in summer- and winter seasons thousands
a day use that highway to go in vacation, but I know some hidden streets too.
Although the highway is near to that town, it is not loud
and good for relaxing. They have in Rosenheim pedestrian areas, do not build
skyscrapers and the traffic is well organized.
Rosenheim combines industry, administration, cultury and
tourism. They have a branch high school for all wood crafts there, the university
of Munich runs the hospital there for education, big exhibition and congress
possibilites are offered and another excellent restaurated industrial building,
the old railway-engine-house, has marvellous cultural exhibitions to show.
Rosenheim is a cross point, not only for the main European
connections, also for vacation trips. In short time you can reach Salzburg,
Munich, Innsbruck or even the Allgaeu. You have one lovely King's Palace in
the near, the palace Herrenchiemsee. The other world known castles like Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein are in the Allgaeu
area, reachable in about two hours by car.
The Alps you can nearly grip from your window, that's wonderful
in all seasons, specially for skiing in winter times. But in Rosenheim they
prepare also lanes for ski-walking. In summer a lot of marvellous lakes invite
to swim, they have shooting-, tennis- and riding areas, nearly every sport
is possible even gliding.
If you want do something for wellness, you can use some
cure offers in the near located villages Bad Aibling
( swamp cures ) or Bad Endorf (thermal springs). Or
you sail on the bavarian "ocean", the Chiemsee. What ever you want
or need, I guess, you will find in Rosenheim a real center point for everything.
Starting from 12th may till 5th november they have in Rosenheim a special exhibition
sponsored by the State Goverment of Bavaria about the Romans and their empire
from the "alps till the northern sea".
Specialized informations you can get
by e-mail or you visit the homepage
of Rosenheim. The people in the town offices are very nice and enjoy to
help. That's a part of hospitality in Bavaria.
Script by J.W.Lohfink, for any mistakes in
spell or grammar I apologize as a precaution, corrections, questions or comments
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