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Reit im Winkl Overview
Reit im Winkl is divided into the districts Birnbach, Blindau, Entfelden, Groissenbach, Oberbichl, Seegatterl, Unterbichl and Winklmoos Alm.
Things to See in Reit im Winkl
Museum in Reit im Winkl
Heimatmuseum „Hausenhäusl“ an der Weitseestraße
Skimuseum in Schulhaus
Kirche St. Johann in Gebirg in Winklmoos
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More about the History of Reit im Winkl
The first signs of settlement in Reit im Winkl are in the 12th century. The date of the foundation is 1160 when Otto de Rute was named in a document. The accuracy of the document is disputed and some historians put the beginning of the settlement to the middle of the 13th century. From this time it has been part of Bavaria.
Reit im Winkl was part of the parish of Kirchdorf in Tirol which was itself part of the diocese of Chiemsee from 1275 until 1804.
Historians have assumed the location of the manor of the Herren von Reit (Lords of Reit), on a small hill above the church.
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Reit im Winkl is a small village in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany, in the Traunstein district. It is situated southwest of Ruhpolding in the Alps. The village area has borders with two states of Austria, Tyrol and Salzburg. The small village of Kössen in Tyrol is the next village following the river Lofer to the confluence into the Tiroler Achen. Reit im Winkl has a population of approximately 2,600. It is a famous tourist resort, especially for winter sports. The skiing area is located in a district of the village called Winklmoos Alm.
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