Aurach bei Kitzbühel

Aurach bei Kitzbühel (Bavarian: Aurach bei Kitzbichi) is a municipality in Kitzbühel District in the Kitzbühel Alps in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Coat of arms of Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Coat of arms
Aurach bei Kitzbühel is located in Austria
Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°25′00″N 12°26′00″E / 47.41667°N 12.43333°E / 47.41667; 12.43333Coordinates: 47°25′00″N 12°26′00″E / 47.41667°N 12.43333°E / 47.41667; 12.43333
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKitzbühel
Government
 • MayorAndreas Koidl
Area
 • Total54.24 km2 (20.94 sq mi)
Elevation
846 m (2,776 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,130
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6370
Area code05356
Vehicle registrationKB
Websitewww.aurach.tirol.gv.at

Aurach is located 5 km south of district town of Kitzbühel on the river known as the Kitzbühler Ache and the road to Thurn Pass. The municipality is further divided into Unteraurach, Oberaurach and several scattered settlements and hamlets including Haberberg, Haselwand, Kochau, Sonnberg and Wiesenegg-Grüntal. It was mentioned for the first time in documents in 1289 s Orwiorwe. Formerly a part of Kitzbühel district, Aurach became an independent municipality in 1833. It has 1171 inhabitants (as at 1 Jan 2010).

Of historical significance is the former mine in the area of the Kelchalm.

Aurach has a wildlife park, situated at a height of 1,100 metres, which is home to typical Alpine animals such as red deer, ibex, mouflon, wild boar and lynx, as well as animals from other mountainous regions, including fallow deer, sika deer, llama and yak.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Fieberbrunn, Jochberg, Kitzbühel

in the state of Salzburg: Saalbach-Hinterglemm

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869781—    
1880771−1.3%
1890715−7.3%
1900740+3.5%
1910782+5.7%
1923822+5.1%
1934853+3.8%
1939738−13.5%
1951824+11.7%
1961828+0.5%
1971930+12.3%
19811,024+10.1%
19911,050+2.5%
20011,203+14.6%
20111,150−4.4%
 
Aurach Krämerhaus (Chandler house)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Municipal data for Aurach bei Kitzbühel". Statistik Austria.

External linksEdit