Feld am See

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Feld am See
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Coat of arms of Feld am See
Coat of arms
Feld am See is located in Austria
Feld am See
Feld am See
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°47′N 13°45′E / 46.783°N 13.750°E / 46.783; 13.750Coordinates: 46°47′N 13°45′E / 46.783°N 13.750°E / 46.783; 13.750
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Villach-Land
Government
 • Mayor DI Dr. Erhard Veiter
Area
 • Total 33.68 km2 (13.00 sq mi)
Elevation 751 m (2,464 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,137
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9544
Area code 04246
Website www.feld-am-see.at

Feld am See (Slovene: Obernšec ) is a town in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

It is located in a valley of the Nock Mountains range at the shore of the Brennsee (or Feldsee), between the mountains of Mirnock (el. 2110 m) and Wöllaner Nock (el. 2145 m). It consists of one Katastralgemeinde, Rauth, the oldest settlement in the area.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Radenthein Bad Kleinkirchheim
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Fresach Afritz am See

History[edit]

The hidden Gegendtal was not populated until the Middle Ages, when about 1300 its sunny northern side was stubbed and the name of the valley was first mentioned in a 1308 deed. The village called Rauth (from German: Roden, root out) was the most important settlement in the whole area for a long time. Feld am See itself was established with the construction of a Protestant church in 1787 according to the 1781 Edict of Tolerance by Emperor Joseph II.

The lake called "Brennsee" or "Feldner See" was named after the tavern and distillery Brenn which was founded in 1632. An elementary school was established in 1851. In the late 19th century summer tourism around the lake started.

In the period between 1973 and 1991 Feld am See and neighbouring Afritz am See were united to a single municipality.

Population[edit]

The census in 2001 counted 1,188 inhabitants. 66.0% are Protestants (whole Carinthia: 10.3%), 27.5% are Roman Catholics, 0.8% are Muslims and 5.1% belong to other denominations.

Cultural Activities and Associations[edit]

Several associations exist in Feld am See.

  • MGV Feld am See - a male choral society
  • Gemischter Chor Feld am See - a choir
  • Frauentrachtengruppe Feld am See - a women's association wearing traditional costumes
  • Trachtenkapelle Feld am See - a traditional Austrian big band
  • Mirnock-Oldies - an Oldtimer association
  • and some more

Sightseeing[edit]

Some sights are:

  • Protestant church of Feld am See (built in 1787)
  • Catholic church of Feld am See (build in 1960)
  • Wildpark Feld am See - a deer park
  • Mirnockriese - a stone statue of a legendary giant

Places to visit:

  • Brennsee - one of two lakes for bathing
  • Afritzer See - the second lake for bathing
  • Feldpannalm - a beautiful mountain pasture

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