The Rottal-Inn District occupies the southeastern section of Bavaria, neighboring Upper Austria. The Inn River and the Rott River run through here, adding beauty to the already lovely landscape and providing easy access to the mighty Danube.
Rottal-Inn District Map
Towns & Villages in the Rottal-Inn District
- Bad Birnbach
- Bayerbach (Rott)
- Kirchdorf am Inn
The district seat is called Pfarrkirchen, well known for its hundred-year history of harness racing, Bavaria’s oldest. Witness the beautiful bronze statue of a black stallion standing in the town square. Also, take a moment to visit the 17th-century baroque Gartlberg Church. Overlooking the town, it attracts pilgrims from far and wide.
To the west is Eggenfelden, noted for its theater, golf and sprawling street market. Take time to observe the tower of the parish church of St. Nicholas, a fine example of late Gothic architecture.
Further west is the market town of Gangkofen, offering unfiltered beer served within its monastery walls. Hiking and biking trails, spacious sports facilities, tennis courts and a large heated outdoor pool round out the activities that are available to you here.
To the south on the Inn River and the Austrian border is Simbach am Inn, with its biennial Pfingstdult festival, annual town festival in June, angling celebration in September and nine-day Advent Procession each winter. You will also find geothermal power is generated here, too. :-)