Weißenbach am Lech
Weißenbach am Lech
|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Reutte|
|License plate :||RE|
|Residents :||1,252 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||15 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||6671|
|Area code :||05678|
|Community code :||7 08 36|
|Address of the
6671 Weißenbach am Lech
|Mayor :||Hans Dreier (Free Association of Voters)|
Municipal Council : (2016)
|Location of Weißenbach am Lech in the Reutte district|
Weißenbach from the Leilachspitze
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
The elongated village of Weißenbach is located at the confluence of the Tannheim Valley and the Lech Valley, at the foot of the Gaicht Pass . There the Weißenbach (from the Tannheimer Tal) and the Rotlech flow into the Lech .
The municipality includes the following two localities (residents as of January 1, 2020):
- Gaicht (27)
- Weißenbach am Lech (1225)
A Roman grave find in Weißenbacher Oberhof testifies to the early importance of the place. Weißenbach was first mentioned in documents in 1200. In the Middle Ages, the salt road led from Hall in Tirol over the Gaichtpass into the Tannheimer Tal and on to the Lake Constance area . The Gaicht district is located at the entrance to the Tannheim Valley.
Economy and Infrastructure
The proximity to the district capital Reutte , which is ten kilometers away, resulted in stronger settlement growth, and some industrial and commercial areas have also settled in the village. A special feature is the only minable gypsum deposit in Tyrol on the Gaichtpass, which is still being processed on site by the company Gipswerk Schretter & Cie GesmbH, based in Vils, into stucco and building plaster .
A bypass road relieves Weißenbach from traffic through the Lech Valley.
Culture and sights
- Emil Kerle (1877–1961), painter
Weißenbach from the Gaichtpass