Brixlegg

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Brixlegg
Brixlegg - Herrnhaus.JPG
Coat of arms of Brixlegg
Coat of arms
Brixlegg is located in Austria
Brixlegg
Brixlegg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°25′45″N 11°52′39″E / 47.42917°N 11.87750°E / 47.42917; 11.87750Coordinates: 47°25′45″N 11°52′39″E / 47.42917°N 11.87750°E / 47.42917; 11.87750
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Kufstein
Government
 • Mayor Rudolf Puecher (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Elevation 534 m (1,752 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,854
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6230
Area code 05337
Vehicle registration KU
Website www.brixlegg.tirol.gv.at

Brixlegg is a market town (since 1927) in the Kufstein district in the Austrian state of Tyrol. The town lies in the Lower Inn Valley and at the entrance of the Alpbachtal.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Alpbach, Kramsach, Radfeld, Rattenberg, Reith im Alpbachtal, Wildschönau

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned as „Prisslech“ in documents in 788, although the settlement is considered to be much older.

Sights[edit]

Parish church
  • Parish church "Unsere Liebe Frau" ("Our Lady")
  • Mühlbichl chapel and war memorial
  • Lanegg tower house
  • Granary building on the bank of the river Inn
  • Museum of Mining and Metallurgy

People[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Montanwerke Brixlegg AG is the only copper producer in Austria and specialises in the recovery of copper and other valuable metals from scrap copper and other secondary materials with copper content. The first mention of a copper and silver refinery in Brixlegg in documents dates back to 1463. At the beginning of the 20th century, following a decline in ore extraction in Tyrol, production was shifted to the recovery of copper from scrap metal alloys.

Further employers are the textiles industry (Giesswein company, founded in 1954), Production of bottled mineral water and non-alcoholic drinks (Silberquelle) and tourism (with a focus on winter tourism).

Sports[edit]

It is famous amongst the skateboard scene for "The Cradle" a large outdoor skatearena, that also hosts international competitions.

Town twinning[edit]

Germany Aichach (Germany)

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