Where is Rosenheim?
Rosenheim is located in the south-eastern part of the German state of Bavaria. Close to the Alps, it is an area rich in scenic beauty and with an impressive cultural heritage. About half an hour's drive from Germany's "high-tech capital", Munich, it is also the centre of a prospering economic region with a population of about 100,000 inhabitants. Rosenheim is situated near three larger cities: Munich, Salzburg, and Innsbruck. The Bavarian capital of Munich, for instance, is only 65 km away, which is why so many residents of Rosenheim commute back and forth to Munich every day. According to the European Commission, Rosenheim belongs to the “Alpine Arc“ super region. This region comprises the entire German, Austrian, and Italian alpine region, which makes it one of the strongest economic regions of the European Union.
City of Rosenheim
The city of Rosenheim is an attractive place to live and study, with its unique Mediterranean flair and beautiful location in a unique landscape of mountains, forests, and lakes. You can sense the Italian influence at the plazas and squares in town, such as the Max-Josefs-Platz in the historic city centre. There you will notice the beautiful buildings with their pastel-coloured facades and arcades. These lend Rosenheim a great deal of charm. The Max-Josefs-Platz mirrors the vitality and atmosphere of the entire city. Whether it’s a beer at an old-fashioned pub or an aperitif at a modern bar, tradition and progress complement each other perfectly in Rosenheim.
Rosenheim and its surroundings also feature a full calendar of entertaining cultural events. From classical to jazz, pop, and rock, the Culture and Congress Centre in Rosenheim regularly hosts music concerts, guest theatre performances, and social events – here, there’s something entertaining for everyone. Popular meeting points are small art events, of which there are plenty in Rosenheim. ASTA pub, Theater am Markt, or the Hofbräu are some of the most well-known locations to meet up with friends. Rosenheim’s range of events is significantly broadened by the attractions at the Ballhaus, and the Citydome cinema complex shows a wide range of films. The newly built municipal library in Rosenheim serves not only as meeting point for young people, it also promotes learning with its large and sophisticated collection of books, CDs, and DVDs. Every year at the end of August, the moment finally arrives – the beginning of Rosenheim's "fifth season of the year". By this, we mean the "Rosenheim Herbstfest", one of the largest public festivals in Bavaria.
Studying in an alpine panorama
No matter where you are in town, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Alps – a factor that influences the economic life and recreational activities of Rosenheim’s residents. The Alps and the idyllic Lake Chiemsee – near one of the most famous castles built by the “fairytale king” Ludwig II – await you with year-long recreational activities like winter sports, water sports, and spas. Why not take a short 3-hour trip to Italy and enjoy the Lago di Garda or the stunning town of Merano? Additionally, the ski and snowboard resort of Sudelfeld is just 30 minutes away.
Rosenheim – Location for TV series
Every Tuesday at half past seven in the evening, Rosenheim has its moment in the media spotlight. That’s when the “Rosenheim Cops” patrol the streets and fight crime in the TV series of the same name. Rosenheim and its surrounding region are much more, however, than the perfect backdrop of a German crime series. The city located in the Chiemgauer Alpen foothills is a place with many different facets.