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Landkreis Rosenheim
Flag of Landkreis Rosenheim
Coat of arms of Landkreis Rosenheim
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
 • Total1,439.4 km2 (555.8 sq mi)
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total266,945
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationRO

Rosenheim is a Landkreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are, clockwise from the west, Miesbach, Munich, Ebersberg, Mühldorf, and Traunstein, with the Austrian province Tirol across the southern border. The district entirely surrounds the city of Rosenheim, which is independently administered but hosts the district's administration; both the city and the district share the "RO" designation for their license plates.


The district was created in 1972 when the former districts Rosenheim, Bad Aibling, and parts of Wasserburg am Inn were merged.


The Rosenheim district is located in the foothills of the Alps, the Chiemgau. The landscape is dominated by moraines created by the Inn Glacier in the last glacial period, including many lakes. To the east of the district is the largest of these lakes, the Chiemsee. The main rivers in the district are the Inn and the Mangfall, which meet in the city of Rosenheim.

Mountain ranges in the south of the district include the Chiemgauer Alpen and the Mangfallgebirge, which also contains the Wendelstein, at 1,838 metres (6,030 ft) the highest elevation in the district.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms includes the distinctive Bavarian fusily at the top. The crossed leaves of the water lilly on the left are taken from the Frauenchiemsee coat of arms, symbolizing the Chiemsee area of the district, and the red lion represents the city of Wasserburg. The coat of arms was granted in 1976.

Towns and municipalities

Chiemsee (municipality)Chiemsee (municipality)ChiemseeAustriaAltötting (district)Ebersberg (district)Erding (district)Miesbach (district)Munich (district)Mühldorf (district)Traunstein (district)RosenheimRotter Forst-SüdRotter Forst-NordAlbachingAmerangAschau im ChiemgauBabenshamBad AiblingBad EndorfBad FeilnbachBernau am ChiemseeBrannenburgBreitbrunn am ChiemseeBruckmühlEdlingEggstättEiselfingFeldkirchen-WesterhamFlintsbachFrasdorfGriesstättGroßkarolinenfeldGstadt am ChiemseeHalfingHöslwangKiefersfeldenKolbermoorNeubeuernNußdorf am InnOberaudorfPfaffingPrien am ChiemseePruttingRamerbergRaublingRiederingRimstingRohrdorfRott am InnSamerbergSchechenSchonstettSöchtenauSoyenStephanskirchenTuntenhausenVogtareuthWasserburg am Inn
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Aibling
  2. Kolbermoor
  3. Wasserburg am Inn


  1. Breitbrunn am Chiemsee
  2. Halfing
  3. Pfaffing
  4. Rott am Inn


  1. Bad Endorf
  2. Bruckmühl
  3. Neubeuern
  4. Prien am Chiemsee
  1. Albaching
  2. Amerang
  3. Aschau im Chiemgau
  4. Babensham
  5. Bad Feilnbach
  6. Bernau am Chiemsee
  7. Brannenburg
  8. Breitbrunn am Chiemsee
  9. Chiemsee
  10. Edling
  11. Eggstätt
  12. Eiselfing
  13. Feldkirchen-Westerham
  14. Flintsbach
  15. Frasdorf
  16. Griesstätt
  17. Großkarolinenfeld
  18. Gstadt am Chiemsee
  19. Halfing
  20. Höslwang
  1. Kiefersfelden
  2. Nußdorf am Inn
  3. Oberaudorf
  4. Pfaffing
  5. Prutting
  6. Ramerberg
  7. Raubling
  8. Riedering
  9. Rimsting
  10. Rohrdorf
  11. Rott am Inn
  12. Samerberg
  13. Schechen
  14. Schonstett
  15. Söchtenau
  16. Soyen
  17. Stephanskirchen
  18. Tuntenhausen
  19. Vogtareuth


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