Status: 22.09.2023, 21:00 p.m.
By: Wolfgang Schörner
For a year now, there has been a motorhome parking space on the Berghalde in Penzberg. © Wolfgang Schörner
The city of Penzberg wants to double the number of motorhome parking spaces on the mountain dump. Instead of twelve, there will be 24 parking spaces for motorhome holidaymakers in the future. This year, the city collected around 19,000 euros from parking fees from January to July alone. On the part of the town hall, it is said that the parking space is "a success story".
Penzberg - Since August 2022, there has been a parking space for motorhome holidaymakers in Penzberg on the edge of the Volksfestplatz on the Berghalde. Twelve parking spaces were set up, which, according to the city, cost 44,000 euros at the time. Holidaymakers are allowed to park there for a maximum of 48 hours. Now the number of parking spaces is to be doubled to 24. This was decided by a building committee majority this week against the vote of Martin Janner (PM). The new parking spaces are to be built a few meters away at right angles along the row of trees behind the car parking area. The area is already paved.
"A success story": City of Penzberg presents figures
The motorhome site is a "real success story," said Thomas Kapfer, head of the department for communication, culture and business, at the building committee meeting. Although it is only in the development phase, it has collected 19,000 euros from January to July this year through parking fees. He assumes that with twelve places alone, revenues of around 25,000 euros in the first half of the year and 50,000 euros in the year as a whole are possible. It is surprising that the place is also used in the worst possible weather, he said. It is "really a project that flushes money into the city coffers".
208,000 euros will flow into trade and commerce
The town hall presented another bill for this. According to this, around 2600 campers were parked on the site from January to July. Assuming that a motorhome is occupied by an average of two people each, there were around 5200 users, it said. Since statistically each user leaves about 40 euros a day in the village, that would be about 208,000 euros, which would remain with Penzberg's trade and commerce, according to the town hall.
Committee decides: Twelve additional parking spaces on Berghalde
Against this background, Kapfer explained, the idea arose to offer a further twelve parking spaces for motorhomes. According to him, this requires electrical work and a fuse on the edge of the slope, which should make a high-quality visual impression. Costs of around 45,000 euros are expected. According to the city, the work is partly carried out by the building yard. Power columns and accessories, it was said, had already been delivered. This could be financed by a donation received by the city for the design of the mountain slopes or by the parking fees, Kapfer said. In view of the income, however, the investment would also pay for itself in a short time.
Kapfer also reported that the reviews and comments of the motorhome holidaymakers were very good. There is talk of a very beautiful location as well as good supply and disposal. The fact that the city is within walking distance is also rated positively.
Too expensive: Pavilion on mountain slope will not become a toilet after all
The pavilion, which stands next to the motorhome site on the mountain slope, will not be converted into a toilet building after all. The building committee unanimously rejected this, as it would cost around 100,000 euros – or after deduction of a mountain dump donation reserved for this purpose, still almost 80,000 euros. It would be cheaper to renew the existing toilet house or, as Ferdinand Disl (FLP) said, to set up a toilet container. It remains to be seen what will happen to the pavilion that the city received from the Savings Bank. Maria Probst (CSU) suggested using it as a room for the stick shooters and TSV beach volleyball players. According to the city building authority, you have to reckon with such costs for toilet houses: The town square toilet, popularly known as "Apollo 13", cost 120,000 euros ten years ago.