Holzgau

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Holzgau
Blick holzgau.JPG
Coat of arms of Holzgau
Coat of arms
Holzgau is located in Austria
Holzgau
Holzgau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°15′50″N 10°20′50″E / 47.26389°N 10.34722°E / 47.26389; 10.34722Coordinates: 47°15′50″N 10°20′50″E / 47.26389°N 10.34722°E / 47.26389; 10.34722
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Reutte
Government
 • Mayor Günter Blaas
Area
 • Total 36.1 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,103 m (3,619 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 414
 • Density 11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6654
Area code 05633
Vehicle registration RE
Website www.holzgau.
tirol.gv.at

Holzgau is a municipality in the district of Reutte in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

History[edit]

The main village of the municipality is situated in the valley Lechtal on the fan of the Höhenbach. The village was first mentioned in 1315 as Holzge, later as Holzgaw. In 1401 it became an autonomous parish.

The village is mainly known for its houses with painted façades. Some of them have been thoroughly renovated during the past decades. The regional museum gives an impression of the life of former generations in the upper part of the valley Lechtal. The Simms waterfall was created in the 19th century by the British industrialist Frederick Richard Simms.

Personalities[edit]

Josef Strobl (born 1974 in Holzgau) - former Austrian skiracer

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