Wildschönauer Ache

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Wildschönauer Ache
The Wildschönauer Ache in the Kundler Gorge

The Wildschönauer Ache in the Kundler Gorge

Water code AT : 2-8-232
location Tyrol , Austria
River system Danube
Drain over Inn  → Danube  → Black Sea
source below the Gressenstein in the rear Wildschönau
47 ° 19 ′ 52 ″  N , 12 ° 2 ′ 16 ″  E
Source height 1856  m above sea level A.
muzzle at Kundl in the Inn Coordinates: 47 ° 28 '49 "  N , 11 ° 59' 28"  E 47 ° 28 '49 "  N , 11 ° 59' 28"  E
Mouth height 503  m above sea level A.
Height difference 1353 m
Bottom slope 61 ‰
length 22.2 km
Catchment area 87.3 km²
Communities Wildschönau , Kundl
The Wildschönauer Ache formed and flows through the Kundler Gorge

The Wildschönauer Ache , formerly and now occasionally called Kundler Ache in the lower reaches , is a right tributary of the Inn in the Tyrolean Unterland with a length of about 22 km.


The Wildschönauer Ache rises below the Gressenstein in the rear Wildschönau and then flows northwards past Auffach through the western part of the Wildschönau. It breaks through the 2.7 km long Kundl Gorge into the Inn Valley , where it has raised an alluvial cone on which Kundl lies. It flows through the center of Kundl and flows north of it into the Inn.


In the past, the Wildschönauer Ache probably flowed via today's Oberau and Niederau towards the east into the area around Hopfgarten to the Brixentaler Ache . In the inner Wildschönau she had formed a lake several square kilometers in size until she broke through the limestone cliffs to the Inn valley. The lake emptied and created the Kundler Gorge . The eastern part of the Wildschönau is now drained by the Wörgler Bach .

The legend of the creation of the Wildschönau

“The Wildschönau was once a lake. A terrible dragon lived in it. A farmer killed him by ruse. In the end, the monster bit through the rock to Kundl, and the lake emptied. This is how the Wildschönau and the Kundler Gorge were created. "

Catchment area

The Wildschönauer Ache drains a catchment area of ​​around 87 km², the highest point of which is the Große Beil at 2309  m above sea level. A. is.


Like other tributaries of the Inn from the wooded side valleys, the Wildschönauer Ache was used for wood drifts until the 20th century . The tree trunks were thrown into the flood-bearing Ache in spring and fished out in Kundl. Today the Wildschönauer Ache is used by numerous hydropower plants to generate electricity.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d TIRIS - Tyrolean regional planning and information system
  2. ^ Atlas Tyrolensis
  3. ^ Franz K. Zoller (Hrsg.): Alphabetical-topographical paperback of Tyrol and Vorarlberg . Innsbruck 1827, p. 139 ( book in Google book search)
  4. ^ Hanns Bachmann: Wildschönau. Contributions to settlement and economic history. In: Publications of the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Volume 18 (1938), pp. 43–128 ( PDF; 5.9 MB )
  5. Alexander Holaus: Limiting the potential avalanche danger with the help of records and observations by experts and the local population. An empirical survey on a regional level, shown in the Wildschönau area. Diploma thesis, UMIT Hall in Tirol, 2005 ( PDF; 5.2 MB )
  6. http://www.wildschoenau.tirol.gv.at/system/web/sehenswuerdigkeit.aspx?detailonr=222372050&menuonr=221155445
  7. History of the Wildschönau: Built 100 years ago: The road through the Kundler Gorge (PDF; 393 kB)
  8. ^ Land Tirol: WIS water management online