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Kochel am See is a municipality and a town in the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, on the shores of Kochelsee. The municipality consists of the districts Altjoch, Brunnenbach, Ort, Pessenbach, Pfisterberg, Walchensee and Ried.[3]

Kochel a.See
Kochel on the shore of Kochelsee
Kochel on the shore of Kochelsee
Coat of arms of Kochel a.See
Location of Kochel a.See within Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
Kochel am See in TÖL.svg
Kochel a.See is located in Germany
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See is located in Bavaria
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See
Coordinates: 47°39′17″N 11°21′53″E / 47.65472°N 11.36472°E / 47.65472; 11.36472Coordinates: 47°39′17″N 11°21′53″E / 47.65472°N 11.36472°E / 47.65472; 11.36472
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictBad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Municipal assoc.Kochel am See
 • Mayor (2020–26) Thomas W. Holz[1] (CSU)
 • Total80.12 km2 (30.93 sq mi)
605 m (1,985 ft)
 • Total4,163
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08851
Vehicle registrationTÖL
The Lainbach waterfall near Kochel is a popular destination for excursions
The Walchenseekraftwerk hydroelectric power plant


Apart from its scenery, the settlement is known for the Smith of Kochel "Schmied von Kochel", who, according to legend, lead a Bavarian farmer rebellion against Austro-Hungarian occupiers at Sendling in the War of the Spanish Succession. Kochel is also known for its hydroelectric dam. It is a popular place for winter and summer holidays.[citation needed]

The expressionist painter Franz Marc lived and is buried in Kochel. His life and work is documented at the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel.[4]


The municipality has a railway station, Kochel, on the Kochelsee Railway.

Points of interestEdit


  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Der Ort Kochel a. See" (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Franz Marc Museum". Retrieved 19 August 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kochel am See at Wikimedia Commons