This article is about the municipality in Bavaria. For other uses, see Köchel.
Kochel a.See

Coat of arms
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Municipal assoc. Kochel a.See
  Mayor Thomas W. Holz
  Total 80.12 km2 (30.93 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 4,053
  Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82431
Dialling codes 08851
Vehicle registration TÖL
Website www.kochel.de

Kochel am See (Central Bavarian: Koche am Sää) is a municipality in the district of Bad Tolz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria on the shores of Kochelsee. The municipality consists of the districts Altjoch, Brunnenbach, Ort, Pessenbach, Pfisterberg, Walchensee and Ried.[2]

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.

The famous expressionist painter Franz Marc lived in Kochel. His life is documented at the Franz Marc museum in Kochel.[3] He is buried in the village cemetery.

Points of interest


Media related to Kochel am See at Wikimedia Commons

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/4/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.