Trostberg is a town in the district of Traunstein, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Alz, 19 km northwest of Traunstein. As with other 'old towns' in the region, it is a popular local tourist spot.

Trostberg
Church of Saint Andrew
Church of Saint Andrew
Coat of arms of Trostberg
Coat of arms
Location of Trostberg within Traunstein district
Trostberg in TS.svg
Trostberg is located in Germany
Trostberg
Trostberg
Trostberg is located in Bavaria
Trostberg
Trostberg
Coordinates: 48°1′N 12°33′E / 48.017°N 12.550°E / 48.017; 12.550Coordinates: 48°1′N 12°33′E / 48.017°N 12.550°E / 48.017; 12.550
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictTraunstein
Government
 • MayorKarl Schleid (CSU)
Area
 • Total51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Elevation
493 m (1,617 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,222
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83308
Dialling codes08621
Vehicle registrationTS
Websitewww.trostberg.de

EconomyEdit

About 1,400 people are employed at the Chemiepark Trostberg, a large chemical industrial area near the town. The two main companies are AlzChem and BASF Bauchemie (construction chemistry).[2] The Chemiepark Trostberg originated from a calcium cyanamide production plant, founded in 1908. Between 1978 and 2000, the company was called SKW Trostberg AG.[3]

HistoryEdit

During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Stadt Trostberg, Wirtschaftsstandort
  3. ^ History of AlzChem AG Archived 2014-11-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2008-11-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)