Hochfilzen
Hochfilzen Roman Catholic Church
Hochfilzen
Hochfilzen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°28′10″N 12°37′21″E / 47.46944°N 12.62250°E / 47.46944; 12.62250Coordinates: 47°28′10″N 12°37′21″E / 47.46944°N 12.62250°E / 47.46944; 12.62250
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKitzbühel
Government
 • MayorKonrad Walk (Bürgerliste)
Area
 • Total32.68 km2 (12.62 sq mi)
Elevation
959 m (3,146 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,196
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6395
Area code05359
Vehicle registrationKB
WebsiteGemeinde Hochfilzen

Hochfilzen is a town in the Austrian state of Tyrol in the Kitzbühel district. It is located at 47°28′N 12°38′E / 47.467°N 12.633°E / 47.467; 12.633, in the Pillersee valley 5 km east of Fieberbrunn. Population was 1,147 in 2016.

It is a popular winter sports resort, especially for cross-country skiing. In 2017 (9 to 19 February) it hosted the Biathlon World Championships, as it also did in 2005, 1998 and 1978, and it is a regular venue in the annual IBU World Cup series.

Hochfilzen, road panorama with smoking chimney
Hochfilzen, road panorama with smoking chimney

Training area

In 1875 Hochfilzen was joined to the railway network and soon afterwards a military training area was established here. The training area is used today by the Austrian Bundesheer as an army sports centre for biathlon as well as survival training by the Jagdkommando. The training area was once one of the scenes in the Lucona Scandal, which shook Austrian politics at the end of the 1970s.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869285—    
1880332+16.5%
1890341+2.7%
1900376+10.3%
1910453+20.5%
1923465+2.6%
1934499+7.3%
1939526+5.4%
1951645+22.6%
1961956+48.2%
19711,098+14.9%
19811,059−3.6%
19911,111+4.9%
20011,109−0.2%
20111,123+1.3%

References

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.