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Bichlbach (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Reutte
License plate : RE
Surface: 30.62 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 25 '  N , 10 ° 47'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 25 '15 "  N , 10 ° 47' 29"  E
Height : 1079  m above sea level A.
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
municipal administration:
Kirchhof 58
6621 Bichlbach
Mayor : Klaus Ziernhöld
Municipal Council : (2016)
(11 members)

7 LIST for the community - List 1, 4 Lähn / Wengle citizens' list

Location of Bichlbach in the Reutte district
Bach Berwang Biberwier Bichlbach Breitenwang Ehenbichl Ehrwald Elbigenalp Elmen Forchach Grän Gramais Häselgehr Heiterwang Hinterhornbach Höfen Holzgau Jungholz Kaisers Lechaschau Lermoos Musau Namlos Nesselwängle Pfafflar Pflach Pinswang Reutte Schattwald Stanzach Steeg Vorderhornbach Tannheim Vils Wängle Weißenbach am Lech Zöblen TirolLocation of the municipality of Bichlbach in the Reutte district (clickable map)
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Bichlbach from the east with Almkopf and Thaneller
Bichlbach from the east with Almkopf and Thaneller
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Bichlbach is a municipality with 788 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Reutte district in Tyrol ( Austria ). It belongs to the judicial district of Reutte .


Bichlbach is 1079  m above sea level. A. in the 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 ( 1079  m above sea level , 550 inhabitants) and the two nearby villages of Lähn ( 1112  m above sea level , 225 inhabitants) and Wengle ( 1083  m above sea level). , 76 inhabitants; population as of May 15, 2001).

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities Lermoos

Community structure

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

Blazon : A black, double-headed eagle in red, topped by a silver pole, inside a figure of St. Joseph in black, looking to the left, holding a silver carpenter's triangle.

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 .

At the same time, the place is on the long-distance cycle path , which runs as Via Claudia Augusta along an ancient Roman road of the same name .

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

Web links

Commons : Bichlbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria - Population at the beginning of 2002–2020 by municipalities (area status 01/01/2020)
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. ^ Eduard Widmoser: Tiroler Wappenfibel . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck 1978, ISBN 3-7022-1324-4 , p. 63 .