|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Reutte|
|License plate :||RE|
|Residents :||788 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||26 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||6621|
|Area code :||05674|
|Community code :||7 08 04|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Klaus Ziernhöld|
Municipal Council : (2016)
|Location of Bichlbach in the Reutte district|
Bichlbach from the east with Almkopf and Thaneller
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Bichlbach is Zwischenentoren , the valley that connects the Ehrwald basin with the Lech valley . In the municipality, the watershed runs between Lech and Loisach . The community consists of three localities, the long street village of Bichlbach ( , 550 inhabitants) and the two nearby villages of Lähn ( , 225 inhabitants) and Wengle ( , 76 inhabitants; population as of May 15, 2001).in the
The municipality includes the following three localities (residents as of January 1, 2020):
- Bichlbach (539)
- Lähn (188)
- Wengle (61)
The settlement took place from the Allgäu . The place was first mentioned in 1300 as Puechelpach , which means something like “creek surrounded by beeches”. In Bichlbach, like in Biberwier, mining was carried out. Lead and calamine ores were mined. The village of Mittewald was destroyed by an avalanche in 1456 and rebuilt elsewhere as Lähn (= "avalanche"). This place was also destroyed by an avalanche in 1689 . Lähn formed the diocese border between Augsburg and Brixen until 1816 .
Until 1859, Bichlbach was the seat of a bricklayer and carpentry guild , the Great Bichlbach Guild . One of the members was the builder Joseph Michael Schnöller . The guild church of Bichlbach in its baroque style is the only one of its kind in the German-speaking area.
coat of arms
The municipal coat of arms, awarded in 1974, is based on the guild seal from 1694 and shows Saint Joseph as the patron saint of the craftsmen in front of a black double-headed eagle. The colors of the municipality flag are black and red.
Economy and Infrastructure
Today, Bichlbach is, among other things, a two-season tourist community with a focus on winter tourism (due to its location at the entrance to Berwang ). The community is located on Fernpassstraße and is connected to the railway network with the Bichlbach-Berwang train station and the Lähn and Bichlbach-Almkopfbahn stops on the Ausserfernbahn .
Culture and sights
The only guild church in Austria is located in Bichlbach, the baroque church of St. Josef (built in 1710/1711).
- Alois Zotz (1814–1893), priest, later American journalist and newspaper publisher
- Nicole Hosp (* 1983), world champion in giant ski slalom, lives in Bichlbach
- 70804 - Bichlbach. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- Bichlbach , in the history database ofthe association "fontes historiae - sources of history"
- Statistics Austria - Population at the beginning of 2002–2020 by municipalities (area status 01/01/2020)
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Eduard Widmoser: Tiroler Wappenfibel . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck 1978, ISBN 3-7022-1324-4 , p. 63 .