455 m (1,493 ft)
5,351 (31 Dec 2008)
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Piding is an approved climatic spa in Bavaria near to the border of Austria close to Bad Reichenhall and Freilassing.
Piding is located in the middle of the Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land.
The municipal area corresponds to a natural expanse: It is bounded by the mountains Hochstaufen (1771 m) and Fuderheuberg (1.350 m) in the South, by the river Saalach in the East and by the hill Högl in the North-West. In the North-East the Saalach shapes the borderline to Salzburg (Austria).
The districts are Piding, Kleinhögl, Bichlbruck, Urwies, Mauthausen, Staufenbrücke and Pidingerau.
Immediate neighbours are the town Bad Reichenhall and the municipalities Ainring and Anger.
Archaeological troves shows, that the region was already populated in the New Stone Age (about 2800 BC). During the construction of the (former) ski-lift at the Fuderheuberg in 1970 copper bars from the Bronze Age were found.
The Catholic parish Maria Geburt (birth of Mary) is responsible for this churches:parish church Maria Geburt (Piding)
St. Laurentius (Mauthausen)
St. Johannes at Johannishögl (no regular masses)
1790: 635 inhabitants, 1910: 864, 1946: 1.540, 1985: 3.996, 2000: 5.093, 2002: 5.257.
The municipal coat of arms from 1962 refers to the former relations to arch-monastery and chapter Salzburg (black lion's head) and to the Höglwörth Abbey (cross-over silver keys).
Elections in 2014CSU: 9 seats
Free voters: 6 seats
Alliance 90/The Greens: 3 seats
SPD: 2 seats
First (governing) mayor is Hannes Holzner (CSU), second mayor Walter Pfannerstill(FWG) and third mayor Dr. Bernhard Zimmer (Grüne).Club for the preservation of traditional costumes, "D'Staufenecker"
tennis hall, tennis courts
50 km hiking trails, 12 km cross-country ski runs (tracked)
Pidinger Klettersteig (fixed rope route) to the Hochstaufen
Autohaus Bachfrieder (car dealer)
Behindertenwerkstätte (workshop for handicapped people)
Milchwerke Berchtesgadener Land (dairy)
Stahl- und Metallbau Heinz Bender KG (metal constructions)
Next to Piding is the last exit of the motorway A 8 (Munich-Salzburg) in front of the border to Austria. The federal road B 20 (Berchtesgaden-Oberpfalz) is tangent to Piding. Piding has its own railway station at the railway line Freilassing-Berchtesgaden.Primary and secondary school
Rupertusschule (school for handicapped persons)
Max Wieser: former mayor
Max Wieser: Pidinger Heimatbuch, 1250 Jahre Piding - Verlag Plenk, Berchtesgaden 1985