Egg, Austria

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Egg
GemeindeEgg2.JPG
Coat of arms of Egg
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
Egg is located in Austria
Egg
Egg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°25′55″N 09°53′44″E / 47.43194°N 9.89556°E / 47.43194; 9.89556Coordinates: 47°25′55″N 09°53′44″E / 47.43194°N 9.89556°E / 47.43194; 9.89556
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictBregenz
Government
 • MayorDr. Paul Sutterlüty (Egger und Großdorfer Liste)
Area
 • Total65.37 km2 (25.24 sq mi)
Elevation
561 m (1,841 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,547
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6863
Area code05512
Vehicle registrationB
Websitewww.egg.at

Egg is a town in the Bregenz Forest in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, part of the district of Bregenz.

In 1894, the Brauerei Egg was established in Egg. By now, it is the only brewery left in the Bregenzerwald.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,617—    
18801,642+1.5%
18901,652+0.6%
19001,920+16.2%
19101,902−0.9%
19231,958+2.9%
19342,051+4.7%
19391,994−2.8%
19512,359+18.3%
19612,458+4.2%
19712,682+9.1%
19812,857+6.5%
19913,169+10.9%
20013,361+6.1%
20113,370+0.3%

Geography[edit]

Egg has an area of 65.37 km² (25.2 mi²). It lies in the west of the country and is the largest and most densely populated municipality in the Bregenzerwald. The center of Egg can only be reached via bridges. The rivers Bregenzerach and Schmittenbach flow through the village, while the Subersach flows alongside the village.

Culture[edit]

The Parish Church Hl. Nikolaus is one of the oldest church buildings in the Bregenz Forest. The church was first mentioned in 1275.

The Parish Church Hl. Josef (Großdorf) was designed by Kaspar Waldner in the years 1760-1762 and consecrated in 1770.

The Egg Museum is a regional museum that was founded in 1904.

The wooden Gschwendtobel bridge between Lingenau and Egg over the river Subersach was constructed in 1834 by Alois Negrelli (who worked on the Suez Canal). Given its age, the bridge is considered to be a masterpiece of engineering and carpentry.

The suspension bridge between Lingenau and Egg (over the river Subersach) is a footbridge of wire and was constructed in 1901. The bridge has a length of 57 m (187 ft) and is today only used by walkers.

Panoramic view of Egg

The Bregenzerwald Umgang (literally "Bregenz forest walk") shows the traditional design of 12 villages, including Egg, in the Bregenz Forest. By means of the landscape, public buildings, houses and everyday objects, walkers are informed about the typical Bregenzerwälder architecture style through the ages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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