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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Oberbayern
Elevation  455 m (1,493 ft)
Area  17.55 km²
Population  5,351 (31 Dec 2008)
Administrative region  Upper Bavaria
State  Bavaria
District  Berchtesgadener Land
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time  Friday 2:08 PM
Dialling code  08651
Piding wwwhotelroomsearchnetimcitypidinggermany1jpg
Weather  22°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 35% Humidity

Piding is an approved climatic spa in Bavaria near to the border of Austria close to Bad Reichenhall and Freilassing.


Map of Piding, Germany

Geographical position

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).

Districts and Neighbours

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)
  • Development of population

    1790: 635 inhabitants, 1910: 864, 1946: 1.540, 1985: 3.996, 2000: 5.093, 2002: 5.257.

    Coat of arms

    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).

    Municipal council

    Elections in 2014

  • CSU: 9 seats
  • Free voters: 6 seats
  • Alliance 90/The Greens: 3 seats
  • SPD: 2 seats
  • Mayor

    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"
  • Traditional band
  • Buildings

  • Schloss Staufeneck
  • Sport

  • tennis hall, tennis courts
  • 50 km hiking trails, 12 km cross-country ski runs (tracked)
  • Pidinger Klettersteig (fixed rope route) to the Hochstaufen
  • Football ground
  • Resident Companies

  • Autohaus Bachfrieder (car dealer)
  • Behindertenwerkstätte (workshop for handicapped people)
  • Milchwerke Berchtesgadener Land (dairy)
  • Stahl- und Metallbau Heinz Bender KG (metal constructions)
  • Eurimpharm (pharmacy)
  • Traffic

    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)
  • Honorary citizens

  • Max Wieser: former mayor
  • Literature

  • Max Wieser: Pidinger Heimatbuch, 1250 Jahre Piding - Verlag Plenk, Berchtesgaden 1985
  • References

    Piding Wikipedia

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