Weißenbach am Lech

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Weißenbach am Lech
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Weißenbach am Lech (Austria)
Weißenbach am Lech
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Reutte
License plate : RE
Surface: 82.01 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 27 '  N , 10 ° 39'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 26 '31 "  N , 10 ° 38' 32"  E
Height : 885  m above sea level A.
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
municipal administration:
Kirchplatz 3
6671 Weißenbach am Lech
Website: www.weissenbach.tirol.gv.at
Mayor : Hans Dreier (Free Association of Voters)
Municipal Council : (2016)
(13 members)

10 Free voter community Weißenbach - FWW, 3 citizens and farmers

Location of Weißenbach am Lech in the Reutte district
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Weißenbach from the Leilachspitze
Weißenbach from the Leilachspitze
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Weißenbach am Lech is a municipality in the Reutte district in Tyrol ( Austria ) with 1252 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020).


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 .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities

Community structure

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

See also:  List of listed objects in Weißenbach am Lech



Web links

Commons : Weißenbach am Lech  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )