Flag of Miesbach
Coat of arms of Miesbach
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
 • Total864 km2 (334 sq mi)
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total101,346
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMB

Miesbach (German: [ˈmiːsˌbax] (listen)) is a Landkreis (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.


In medieval times most of the district was occupied by clerical states. The Miesbach district is the union of the areas that were formerly occupied by the Hohenwaldeck county, the territories owned by the powerful Tegernsee Abbey, the territories owned by the Weyarn Abbey and Valley County. Hohenwaldeck was annexed by Bavaria in 1734, Valley in 1777. The clerical states were dissolved in 1803 and fell to Bavaria as well.
Miesbach was established in 1803 the foundation ceremony took place in the court district of Hohenwaldeck. In 1818 Tegernsee was established. The same year the Bad Aibling district was established too and Miesbach had to deliver 12 municipalities. In 1939 Tegernsee was merged into Miesbach. During the territorial reform in Bavaria in 1972 Otterfing was merged into Miesbach too and the district Wolfratshausen as well.


The southern half of the district is located in the Bavarian Alps. This section of the Alps is called Mangfall Mountains (Mangfallgebirge) as the River Mangfall has its source here. The most important peaks are Rotwand ("Red Wall", 1884 m), the highest mountain in the area and Wendelstein (1838 m) .

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

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:


Charge Name Years in office
District Minister Franz Xaver Steyrer
Max Graf von Preysing
Joseph Wiesend
Wolfgang Knorr
Alois Schmid
Carl Bollweg
1851–1862, 1874
Joint President Carl Bollweg
Ludwig Mayr
Carl Riezler
Bernhard de Rudder
Hermann Kopp
1851, 1862–1874
1929–1938, 1943
District Administrator Kemnitzer 1943–1944
Dr. Frick 1944–1945
Dr. von Wehner May 10, 1945 – August 1, 1945
Schindler August 1, 1945 – May 10, 1946
Friedrich Roith May 11, 1946 – May 27, 1946
Freiherr von Schoen May 28, 1946 – June 11, 1946
Friedrich Roith June 11, 1946 – September 25, 1946
Dr. Süß September 26, 1946 – May 31, 1948
Meissner June 5, 1948 – December 14, 1948
Dr. Simon Beck 1949–1951
Anton Bauer 1952–1955
Dr. Walter Königsdorfer 1955–1972
Wolfgang Gröbl 1972–1987
Norbert Kerkel 1987–2008
Jakob Kreidl 2008–2014
Wolfgang Rzehak 2014–2020[2]
Olaf von Löwis of Menar since 2020

Towns and municipalities

AustriaBad Tölz-WolfratshausenEbersberg (district)Munich (district)RosenheimRosenheim (district)Bad WiesseeBayrischzellFischbachauGmund am TegernseeHaushamHolzkirchenIrschenbergKreuthMiesbachOtterfingRottach-EgernSchlierseeTegernseeValleyWaakirchenWarngauWeyarn
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Miesbach
  2. Tegernsee
  1. Bad Wiessee
  2. Bayrischzell
  3. Fischbachau
  4. Gmund am Tegernsee
  5. Hausham
  6. Holzkirchen
  7. Irschenberg
  1. Kreuth
  2. Otterfing
  3. Rottach-Egern
  4. Schliersee
  5. Valley
  6. Waakirchen
  7. Warngau
  8. Weyarn


47°45′N 11°50′E / 47.75°N 11.83°E / 47.75; 11.83