Bizau is a town in the Bregenz Forest in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, part of the district Bregenz. The municipality has around 1080 inhabitants.

Bizau
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Coat of arms of Bizau
Location in the district
Location in the district
Bizau is located in Austria
Bizau
Bizau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°22′08″N 09°55′24″E / 47.36889°N 9.92333°E / 47.36889; 9.92333Coordinates: 47°22′08″N 09°55′24″E / 47.36889°N 9.92333°E / 47.36889; 9.92333
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictBregenz
Government
 • MayorJosef Moosbrugger (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total21.08 km2 (8.14 sq mi)
Elevation
681 m (2,234 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,107
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6874
Area code05514
Vehicle registrationB
Websitewww.bizau.co.at

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869663—    
1880648−2.3%
1890615−5.1%
1900639+3.9%
1910702+9.9%
1923635−9.5%
1934707+11.3%
1939685−3.1%
1951793+15.8%
1961735−7.3%
1971749+1.9%
1981806+7.6%
1991851+5.6%
2001960+12.8%
20111,022+6.5%

Cultural places of interestEdit

The Parish Church Hl. Valentin was built in 1472.

 
The Wetzsteinhöhle

The Wetzsteinhöhle ("Whetstone Cave") is a manmade dry cavity, a former mine for sandstone. The Hüttbach stream flows down below the cave.

In 2007, the municipality of Bizau declared a wooden fence ("Steackohag") a protected monument. The fence commemorates the traditional "Alpgasse", on which the cattle were transported to and from the mountain pastures (see Alpine Transhumance), while also symbolizing the handicraft traditions and the virtues of hard work for which the region is known.

Bizau is part of the Bregenzerwald Umgang (literally "Bregenzerwald Walking Tour"). This walking tour offers insights into the architecture and community planning of 12 traditional villages in the Bregenzerwald. While walking over various landscapes, visiting public buildings, homes and everyday objects, walkers gain a comprehensive overview of typical Bregenzerwald architectural styles as they developed throughout the ages.

 
Panoramic view of Bizau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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