Weißenstein

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Weißenstein
Coat of arms of Weißenstein
Coat of arms
Weißenstein is located in Austria
Weißenstein
Weißenstein
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°41′N 13°43′E / 46.683°N 13.717°E / 46.683; 13.717Coordinates: 46°41′N 13°43′E / 46.683°N 13.717°E / 46.683; 13.717
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Villach-Land
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Moser
Area
 • Total 49.11 km2 (18.96 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,964
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 9550, 9710, 9721, 9722
Area code 04245
Website www.weissenstein.at
County of Weißenstein
Herzogtum Weißenstein
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Kronburg
1540–1604 Schwabeck
Capital Weißenstein
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Partitioned from Kronburg 1540
 -  Annexed to Schwabeck (de) 1604

Weißenstein (Slovene: Bilšak) is a town in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

Weißenstein lies in the lower Drau valley northwest of Villach. The highest point in the municipality is the Spitzeck at 1517 m, and the lowest at 500 m.

Sights[edit]

The scenery around Weißenstein has been attracting artists for years, and their work is presented in the town's Wachaumuseum. The other main attraction is its Church of the Virgin Mary, on a hilltop to protect against the Turks.

External links[edit]

Media related to Weißenstein, Carinthia at Wikimedia Commons

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