Hochfilzen is a town and municipality in the Kitzbühel district of the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is located in the Pillersee valley 5 km east of Fieberbrunn. Population was 1,147 in 2016.

Hochfilzen
Church of Our Lady of the Snow
Coat of arms of Hochfilzen
Hochfilzen is located in Austria
Hochfilzen
Hochfilzen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°28′10″N 12°37′21″E / 47.46944°N 12.62250°E / 47.46944; 12.62250Coordinates: 47°28′10″N 12°37′21″E / 47.46944°N 12.62250°E / 47.46944; 12.62250
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKitzbühel
Government
 • MayorKonrad Walk (Bürgerliste)
Area
 • Total32.68 km2 (12.62 sq mi)
Elevation
959 m (3,146 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,196
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6395
Area code05359
Vehicle registrationKB
WebsiteGemeinde Hochfilzen

It is a popular winter sports resort, especially for cross-country skiing. In 2017 (9 to 19 February) it hosted the Biathlon World Championships, as it also did in 2005, 1998 and 1978, and it is a regular venue in the annual IBU World Cup series.

Training areaEdit

In 1875 Hochfilzen was joined to the railway network and soon afterwards a military training area was established here. The training area is used today by the Austrian Bundesheer as an army sports centre for biathlon as well as survival training by the Jagdkommando. The training area was once one of the scenes in the Lucona Scandal, which shook Austrian politics at the end of the 1970s.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869285—    
1880332+16.5%
1890341+2.7%
1900376+10.3%
1910453+20.5%
1923465+2.6%
1934499+7.3%
1939526+5.4%
1951645+22.6%
1961956+48.2%
19711,098+14.9%
19811,059−3.6%
19911,111+4.9%
20011,109−0.2%
20111,123+1.3%
 
Hochfilzen, road panorama with smoking chimney

See alsoEdit

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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