Walchsee
Walchsee
Location within Kufstein district
Walchsee
Walchsee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°39′04″N 12°19′07″E / 47.65111°N 12.31861°E / 47.65111; 12.31861Coordinates: 47°39′04″N 12°19′07″E / 47.65111°N 12.31861°E / 47.65111; 12.31861
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKufstein
Government
 • MayorDieter Wittlinger (Gemeinsame Walchseer Liste)
Area
 • Total39.24 km2 (15.15 sq mi)
Elevation
658 m (2,159 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,878
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6344
Area code05374
Vehicle registrationKU
Websitewww.walchsee.tirol.gv.at

Walchsee is a municipality in the Austrian state of Tyrol in the Kufstein district. It is located in the lower Inn valley and belongs to the "Kaiserwinkl" and the "Untere Schranne".

Geography

Walchsee is located 18 km northeast of the city Kufstein, between the lake by the same name and the foot of the majestic Kaiser mountain range. Here is north Tyrol's largest preserved raised bog, the "Schwemm". The lake Walchsee has area of about 2,5 km² and its average summer temperature is 21°.

Borders

Walchsee has borders to two municipalities in the district of Kufstein (Ebbs, Rettenschöss) and three municipalities in the district of Kitzbühel (Kössen, Schwendt, Kirchdorf in Tirol). There is also a border to a German municipality called Aschau im Chiemgau, which belongs to the district of Rosenheim. The lowest point of Walchsee is located in Durchholzen (Schmiedtal 650 m) and the highest point is the Vordere Kesselschneid at 2,002 m.

Structure

Walchsee has 5 little districts: Durchholzen, Schwaigs, Oed, Winkl and Walchsee itself.

Images

Neighbouring villages

Aschau im Chiemgau (D), Ebbs, Kirchdorf in Tyrol, Kössen, Rettenschöss, Schwendt

Economy

Tourism

Resort facilities: 40 km of winter walking paths, 25 km of ski runs, 140 km of cross-country skiing tracks, sledding, skating etc.

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.

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