Keutschach am See

Keutschach am See (Slovene: Hodiše ob jezeru) is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Keutschach am See

Coat of arms
Keutschach am See
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°35′N 14°11′E
  MayorGerhard Oleschko
  Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
535 m (1,755 ft)
  Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code04273
WebsiteTourism-Homepage Official Homepage


The municipality lies in a glacial valley between the Wörthersee Lake and Mt. Pyramidenkogel on the north and the summits of the Sattnitz range on the south. It lies on the east bank of the Keutschacher See, about 15 km (9.3 mi) west of the state capital, Klagenfurt. Other nearby lakes include Hafnersee, Baßgeigensee, and Rauschelesee. Large parts of the valley since 1970 form a protected landscape area.


According to the 2001 census 5.6% of the population are Carinthian Slovenes.

Village (German)Village (Slovenian) Number of people 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1951
DobeinDobajna 38 26.3% 81.0%
HöfleinDvorec 138 10.1% 96.1%
PlaschischenPlašišče 106 14.2% 51.9%
PlescherkenPlešerka 188 23.9% 28.7%
PertitschachPrtiče 150 13.3% 81.5%
RauthRut 236 14.8% 76.3%
St.MargarethenŠmarjeta 64 12.1% 92.3%
St.NikolaiŠmiklavž 61 19.7% 97.6%
KeutschachHodiše 260 4.2% 38.8%
LeisbachLežbe 96 1% 59.7%
LindenLipa 121 4.1% 81.9%


Chodesach in the Duchy of Carinthia was first mentioned in an 1150 deed. The estates were the ancestral seat of the Keutschach noble family, documented since 1299, whose most noted scion was Leonhard von Keutschach (c.1442–1519), Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1495 until his death. In the early 16th century, the dynasty had a Renaissance castle erected, which later was replaced by a nearby Baroque building, called the "New Castle" (Neues Schloss), finished in 1679 and rebuilt under the Orsini-Rosenberg noble family in the 18th century.

For centuries, agriculture was the most practised economic system until summer tourism became more and more important during the 20th century. Nowadays tourism is the biggest source of income in this town.


Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 local elections:

The mayor is the since 2015 directily elected Karl Dovjak (Social Democratic Party of Austria ).

Twin towns — sister cities

Keutschach is twinned with:


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