Forest in Pinzgau
Forest in Pinzgau
|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Zell am See|
|License plate :||ZE|
|Residents :||1,139 (January 1, 2020)|
|Postal code :||5742|
|Area code :||06565|
|Community code :||5 06 26|
|Address of the
5742 Wald im Pinzgau
|Mayor :||Michael Obermoser ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2019 )
|Location of Wald im Pinzgau in the Zell am See district|
District Vorderkrimml , against the Zillertal Alps
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Wald im Pinzgau is an Austrian municipality with 1139 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Zell am See (Pinzgau) district in the state of Salzburg . The community belongs to the Hohe Tauern National Park .
The center of Wald im Pinzgau is at an altitude of 885 meters. Having now generally the Salzachgeier (and not the Krimmler Kees) as the origin of the Salzach is considered, the community forms the valley of the Salzach, from above the confluence of the Obersulzbachtals up to the Salzach source at Salzachgeier. With the Pinzgauer Höhe on the Gerlospass , Wald borders the municipality of Gerlos in the Schwaz district in the west , and in the north in the Kitzbühel Alps against the Langer Grund and Kutzergrund valleys with the municipality of Hopfgarten and against Windau with the municipality of Westendorf in the Kitzbühel district . The Kitzbühel Alps belong to the slate Alps (grass mountains) and are mostly flat ridged peaks, but in the forest they show pronounced summit shapes. In the east, the Trattenbach forms the most striking border with the community of Neukirchen am Großvenediger . To the south lie the mighty Hohe Tauern .
The Krimmler Ache also flows into the Salzach near Wald . For a long time, however, the origin of the Salzach was not located on the Salzach vulture, but on the Krimmler Kees, which made the Krimmler Ache the uppermost course of the Salzach. It was not until the Salzburg pedagogue and enlightener Franz Michael Viertaler in 1796 that the origin was determined in the north-west corner of Oberpinzgau and thus in Wald im Pinzgau.
The municipality includes the following six localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Hinterwaldberg (54)
- Koenigsleiten (117)
- Lahn (264)
- Vorderkrimml (256)
- Vorderwaldberg (70)
- Forest (378)
The municipal boundaries of forest are described (clockwise from the north):
“The Trattenbach , Scheffaubrücke [ ], Geistergraben, Rabenkopf [ ], Ahkogel [ ], down through the Bräuergraben, Bräuerbrücke [ Vorderkrimml Bhf. Krimml, ], Falkenstein [Ghs. ], Nößlingerwand [ ], Hechenbachl, Pinzgauer Höhe [Gerlospass, ], Hollenzer Bachl, Königsleitenspitze [ ], Salzach vulture [ ], Schwebenkopf [ ], Marchkirchl [ Salzachjoch , ], Tristkopf [ ], Kröndl [ ], Filzenscharte [ ], Trattenbach. "
The Salzachgeier , the striking mountain of the Salzach origin, is the highest point in the municipality, the Scheffau Bridge over the Salzach at the Wald stop, which is the old connection to Scheffau in the Sulzau district (Neukirchen municipality) at the exit of the Sulzbach valley via the Großwiesen district , represents, the deepest.
As part of the citizenship and registry office association Neukirchen am Großvenediger, the citizenship registry responsible for Wald im Pinzgau and the registry office are located in Neukirchen am Großvenediger .
Together with eight other Oberpinzgau communities, Wald im Pinzgau forms the Oberpinzgau regional association.
The municipality is, together with the other Oberpinzgau municipalities between Krimml and Hollersbach , part of the Oberpinzgau West cleanliness association, which is responsible for the infrastructure regarding sewerage and the proper disposal of waste water from the region.
|Hopfgarten im Brixental ( district Kitzbühel , Tyrol )||Westendorf ( District Kitzbühel , Tyrol )|
|Gerlos ( District Schwaz , Tyrol )||Neukirchen am Großvenediger|
Forest was first mentioned in 1160. The eponymous forest takes up about a third of the community area and extends into the northern slopes of the Venediger Group , which drop steeply into the Salzach Valley.
Until the construction of the Gerlos Alpine Road in Krimml of was Mittersill leading through the forest to the Pinzgauer height Gerlosstraße the central link road from Oberpinzgau the Tyrolean Zillertal .
coat of arms
The coat of arms of the municipality is described :
- "In a silver shield three green spruce trees on a green hill with three golden balls in the middle ."
The community council has a total of 13 members.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2004, the municipal council had the following distribution: 8 ÖVP and 5 SPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2009 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 7 ÖVP and 6 SPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2014 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 9 ÖVP, 2 SPÖ, and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2019 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 9 ÖVP, 3 SPÖ, and 1 FPÖ.
- 1994–2013 Balthasar Rainer (ÖVP)
- since 2013 Michael Obermoser (ÖVP)
Culture and sights
- Parish Church of St. Nicholas from 1469
- Sixtus Chapel on the Sonnberg in Vorderwaldberg
- Eyebright Chapel (below the Sixtus Chapel)
- Kurt Nowak Mineral Museum in Wald
- Fluorite show tunnel (Vorderkrimmler fluorspar ) and lime kiln on Schloßberg , village of Vorderkrimml
- Zeiss planetarium in the alpine village of Königsleiten above the Gerlos
- Planet trail (educational trail) ibid
Capital of the municipality
Wald im Pinzgau ( village )
village Wald ( capital of the municipality )
cadastral community Wald
|Pole. District , state||Zell am See (ZE), Salzburg|
|Pole. local community||Forest in Pinzgau|
|Residents of the village||378 (January 1, 2020)|
|Area d. KG||26.89 km²|
|Cadastral parish number||57028|
|Counting district / district||Wald im Pinzgau (50626 000)|
|Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; SAGIS|
The main town of the municipality is the village of Wald im Pinzgau , with around 370 inhabitants. It is located at the southern foot of the Gernkogel in the Kitzbühel Alps, above the northern bank of the Salzach.
The village of Wald also includes the deserted Kreidl , Großwiesen , Kleinwiesen , and Schößer - the latter three on the southern bank of the Salzach - and the forest areas of the northern slope of the valley around Weißer Palfen and the Wieserwald , against the Rabenkopf as the southern border, which is also the highest point of the local area.
The neighboring villages of Lahn and Vorderwaldberg also belong to the cadastral community of Wald .
In Wald, the Alte Gerlosstraße (today's B 165 ) branches off the main road that leads from Mittersill and Krimml over the newer Gerlos Alpine Road and Gerlos Pass into the Tyrolean Zillertal . The place has a train connection with the stop Wald im Pinzgau of the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn , the Postbus of the line 670 Zell am See - Krimml stops in Wald / Pzg Ortsmitte .
|Lahn||Rosental (municipality of Neukirchen)|
|Vorderkrimml||∗||Sulzau (municipality of Neukirchen)|
The community of Wald operates a community kindergarten and has an elementary school.
- Almdorf Königsleiten ski area , part of the Zillertal Arena
- Fun park at the sports field in Wald im Pinzgau
- Kristallbad Wald im Pinzgau
- Honorary citizen of the community
- Karl Eger (* 1870; † 1956), pastor in Wald from 1913 to 1922
- 50626 - Wald im Pinzgau. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- Forest in Pinzgau . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Karl Forstner: New interpretation of old river names in Salzburg. In: Communications from the Society for Salzburg Regional Studies , 144th year of the association, 2004, p. 19.
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Limits of Forest. In: www.wald.salzburg.at> Geschehen in Wald> Chronik> 3). Wald community, accessed in 2010 .
- Website of the market town of Neukirchen am Großvenediger ( Memento of the original from December 26, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- Website of the Oberpinzgau Regional Association , accessed on November 25, 2013.
- Website of the RHV Oberpinzgau West ( memento of the original from March 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Balthasar Rainer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Michael Obermoser . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Regesta Ecclesiastica Salisburgensia (RES)