Mariastein, Tyrol

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Mariastein
Mariastein Tirol-1.jpg
Coat of arms of Mariastein
Coat of arms
Location within Kufstein district
Location within Kufstein district
Mariastein is located in Austria
Mariastein
Mariastein
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°31′31″N 12°03′13″E / 47.52528°N 12.05361°E / 47.52528; 12.05361Coordinates: 47°31′31″N 12°03′13″E / 47.52528°N 12.05361°E / 47.52528; 12.05361
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKufstein
Government
 • MayorDieter Martinz
Area
 • Total2.37 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Elevation
575 m (1,886 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total362
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6324
Area code05332
Vehicle registrationKU
Websitewww.mariastein.gv.at

Mariastein is the smallest municipality in the Kufstein district in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 4 kilometers north of Wörgl and 11.5 kilometers southwest of Kufstein. Already a fifteenth century pilgrimage destination,[3] it became more so after a local statue of Mary, which had been removed to Bavaria in the late seventeenth century was said to have returned to the church in Mariastein on its own. At the center of the community is a 42-metre-tall Wohnturm, a castle built in the fourteenth century atop a rock outcropping, and which contains 250 stairs. It now houses multiple chapels and a museum.

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.
  3. ^ Chizzali. Tyrol: Impressions of Tyrol. (Innsbruck: Alpina Printers and Publishers), p. 43

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