Zangberg is a municipality in the district of Mühldorf in Bavaria in Germany.

Zangberg Abbey
Zangberg Abbey
Coat of arms of Zangberg
Coat of arms
Location of Zangberg within Mühldorf am Inn district
Zangberg in MÜ.svg
Zangberg is located in Germany
Zangberg is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 48°16′29″N 12°25′31″E / 48.27472°N 12.42528°E / 48.27472; 12.42528Coordinates: 48°16′29″N 12°25′31″E / 48.27472°N 12.42528°E / 48.27472; 12.42528
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictMühldorf am Inn
Municipal assoc.Oberbergkirchen
 • MayorIrmgard Wagner (CSU)
 • Total9.84 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
430 m (1,410 ft)
 • Total1,122
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08636 08637 (Permering, Emerkam, Weiher, Grön, Landenham, Stegham, Kaps)
Vehicle registration


Zangberg is located in the region Südostoberbayern at the northern part of the valley of the river Isen.

There are two local subdistricts: Weilkirchen, Zangberg.

The municipality of Zangberg has the following local districts: Atzging, Emerkam, Englhör, Hausmanning, Herrnteisenbach, Kaps, Kröppen, Landenham, Moos, Moosen, Palmberg, Permering, Stegham, Taubenthal, Weiher and Weilkirchen.


Zangberg was mentioned the first time in 1285, while Weilkirchen was already attested in 788. It belonged to the district of Landshut and the district court of Neumarkt St. Veit. In course of the administrative reform of Bavaria in 1818 the current municipality was founded.

The village is determined by the 17th Century medieval building of the present monastery of St. Joseph. From 1862 until 1941 the Visitandines, also known as the Salesian Sisters, had a school for aristocratic girls, whose most famous pupil was probably Zita of Bourbon-Parma, later Empress of Austria as the wife of Charles I of Austria. There is still a Visitandine community here.[2]

During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located here.[3]

Depiction of Zangberg by Michael Wening (1645-1718).

Since Yvonne the cow lived in the woods near Zangberg, the village has been known as "Kuahort".


In 1970 Zangberg had only 569 residents. The population grew to 800 in 1987 and to 947 in 2000. In 2004 the population reached 1000 residents.


  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Visitandine website: Zangberg (in German)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. Retrieved November 1, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)