Kochel

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Kochel a.See
Kochel on the shore of Kochelsee
Kochel on the shore of Kochelsee
Coat of arms of Kochel a.See
Coat of arms
Location of Kochel a.See within Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
Kochel am See in TÖL.svg
Kochel a.See is located in Germany
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See is located in Bavaria
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictBad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Municipal assoc.Kochel a.See
Government
 • MayorThomas W. Holz (CSU)
Area
 • Total80.11 km2 (30.93 sq mi)
Elevation
605 m (1,985 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,112
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
82431
Dialling codes08851
Vehicle registrationTÖL
Websitewww.kochel.de

Kochel am See is a municipality in the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, on the shores of Kochelsee. The municipality consists of the districts Altjoch, Brunnenbach, Ort, Pessenbach, Pfisterberg, Walchensee and Ried.[3]

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

People[edit]

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.[citation needed]

The expressionist painter Franz Marc lived in Kochel. His life is documented at the Franz Marc museum in Kochel.[4] He is buried in the village cemetery.

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  3. ^ "Der Ort Kochel a. See" (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Franz Marc Museum". Retrieved 19 August 2012.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kochel am See at Wikimedia Commons