Kochel am See is a municipality 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.[2]

Kochel a.See
Kochel on the shore of Kochelsee

Coat of arms
Location of Kochel a.See within Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
Kochel a.See
Kochel a.See
Coordinates: 47°39′17″N 11°21′53″E
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictBad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Municipal assoc.Kochel am See
  MayorThomas W. Holz (CSU)
  Total80.12 km2 (30.93 sq mi)
605 m (1,985 ft)
  Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes08851
Vehicle registrationTÖL


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 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


  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. "Der Ort Kochel a. See" (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  3. "Franz Marc Museum". Retrieved 19 August 2012.

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