Walchsee

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Walchsee
Coat of arms of Walchsee
Coat of arms
Walchsee is located in Austria
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
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Kufstein
Government
 • Mayor Dieter Wittlinger (Gemeinsame Walchseer Liste)
Area
 • Total 39.24 km2 (15.15 sq mi)
Elevation 658 m (2,159 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,789
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6344
Area code 05374
Vehicle registration KU
Website www.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[edit]

Walchsee is located 18 km northeast of the city Kufstein, between the lake with the same name and the foot of the majestic Kaiser mountain range. Here is north Tyrol's largest preserved high moor called "Schwemm".

Borders[edit]

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[edit]

Walchsee has 5 little districts: Durchholzen, Schwaigs, Oed, Winkl and Walchsee itself. The lake Walchsee has area of about 2,5 km² and its average summer temperature is 21°.

district Kufstein[edit]

Neighbouring Villages[edit]

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


Economy[edit]

Tourism[edit]

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


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