Mariastein, Tyrol

Mariastein is the smallest municipality in the Kufstein district in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 4 kilometers north of Wörgl and 11.5 kilometers southwest of Kufstein. Already a fifteenth century pilgrimage destination,[3] it became more so after a local statue of Mary, which had been removed to Bavaria in the late seventeenth century was said to have returned to the church in Mariastein on its own. At the center of the community is a 42-metre-tall Wohnturm, a castle built in the fourteenth century atop a rock outcropping, and which contains 150 stairs. It is now a museum.

Mariastein

Coat of arms
Location within Kufstein district
Mariastein
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°31′31″N 12°03′13″E
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKufstein
Government
  MayorDieter Martinz
Area
  Total2.37 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Elevation
575 m (1,886 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total362
  Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6324
Area code05332
Vehicle registrationKU
Websitewww.mariastein.gv.at

References

  1. "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. Chizzali. Tyrol: Impressions of Tyrol. (Innsbruck: Alpina Printers and Publishers), p. 43


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