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Brixlegg

Brixlegg

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Brixlegg
Brixlegg
Location within Austria

Coordinates: 47°25′45″N 11°52′39″E / 47.42917°N 11.87750°E / 47.42917; 11.87750Coordinates: 47°25′45″N 11°52′39″E / 47.42917°N 11.87750°E / 47.42917; 11.87750

Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Kufstein
Government
 • Mayor Rudolf Puecher (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Elevation 534 m (1,752 ft)
Population (Error: Invalid time.)[1]
 • Total
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6230
Area code 05337
Vehicle registration KU
Website www.brixlegg.tirol.gv.at
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Brixlegg is a market town (since 1927) in the Kufstein district in Tyrol, Austria. The town lies in the Lower Inn Valley and at the entrance of the Alpbachtal. In 2011, it had a population of 2785.

Neighbouring municipalityies

Alpbach, Kramsach, Radfeld, Rattenberg, Reith im Alpbachtal, Wildschönau

History

The town was first mentioned as „Prisslech“ in documents in 788, although the settlement is considered to be much older.

Sights

  • Parish church "Unsere Liebe Frau" ("Our Lady")
  • Mühlbichl chapel and war memorial
  • Lanegg tower house
  • Granary building on the bank of the river Inn
  • Museum of Mining and Metallurgy

People

  • Stephan Eberharter, Alpine ski racer and Olympic champion
  • Matthias Rebitsch, Alpinist
  • Karlheinz Töchterle, Federal Minister of Science and Research

Economy

The Montanwerke Brixlegg AG is the only copper producer in Austria and specialises in the recovery of copper and other valuable metals from scrap copper and other secondary materials with copper content. The first mention of a copper and silver refinery in Brixlegg in documents dates back to 1463. At the beginning of the 20th century, following a decline in ore extraction in Tyrol, production was shifted to the recovery of copper from scrap metal alloys.

Further employers are the textiles industry (Giesswein company, founded in 1954), Production of bottled mineral water and non-alcoholic drinks (Silberquelle) and tourism (with a focus on winter tourism).

Sports

It is famous amongst the skateboard scene for "The Cradle" a large outdoor skatearena, that also hosts international competitions.

Town twinning

Germany Aichach (Germany)

References

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Museum of Mining and Metallurgy
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