Kochel

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Kochel a.See
Coat of arms of Kochel a.See
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Kochel a.See  is located in Germany
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See
Coordinates: 47°39′17″N 11°21′53″E / 47.65472°N 11.36472°E / 47.65472; 11.36472Coordinates: 47°39′17″N 11°21′53″E / 47.65472°N 11.36472°E / 47.65472; 11.36472
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Municipal assoc. Kochel a.See
Government
 • Mayor Thomas W. Holz
Area
 • Total 80.12 km2 (30.93 sq mi)
Elevation 605 m (1,985 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,053
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82431
Dialling codes 08851
Vehicle registration TÖL
Website www.kochel.de

Kochel am See is a municipality in the district of Bad Tolz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria on the shores of Kochelsee. The municipality consists of the districts Altjoch, Brunnenbach, Ort, Pessenbach, Pfisterberg, Walchensee and Ried.[2]

The Lainbach waterfall near Kochel is a popular destination for excursions.
The Walchenseekraftwerk hydroelectric power plant

Apart from its scenery, the settlement is known for The Smith of Kochel "Schmied von Kochel", who, according to legend, lead a Bavarian farmer rebellion against Austro-Hungarian occupiers at Sendling in the War of the Spanish Succession. Kochel is also known for its hydroelectric dam. It is a popular place for winter and summer holidays.

The famous expressionist painter Franz Marc lived in Kochel. His life is documented at the Franz Marc museum in Kochel.[3] He is buried in the village cemetery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Der Ort Kochel a. See" (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Franz Marc Museum". Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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