02 The level crossing on Max-Josefs-Platz

Hard to believe: A gated level crossing was in situ here as early as 1857 – the tracks ran along today’s Prinzregentenstraße and Rathausstraße. For some 500 years previously the city’s inhabitants had to cross two bridges over the double moat to reach the market via the Münchener Tor gate.

The railway’s technical advances afforded Rosenheim a certain new cosmopolitanism. The area flourished with the modern trade route, which also heralded the end of river traffic on the Inn. But the tracks soon hindered the development of the expanding city. In 1876 they were moved to the west and a new train station began operating at its current location. The railway embankment was planted with avenues and an important link route emerged right across the city with Rathausstraße and Promenadestraße (now Prinzregentenstraße).

Address, location: Münchener Straße 1