Thiersee

Thiersee is a large municipality in the Kufstein district in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 5 km west of Kufstein, below the northern border with Bavaria, Germany.

Thiersee
Thiersee

Coat of arms
Location within Kufstein district
Thiersee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°34′00″N 12°05′00″E
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKufstein
Government
  MayorHannes Juffinger (ÖVP)
Area
  Total108.6 km2 (41.9 sq mi)
Elevation
678 m (2,224 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total2,990
  Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6335
Area code05376
Vehicle registrationKU
Websitewww.thiersee.
tirol.gv.at

The village was mentioned for the first time in documents in 1224 and belonged to Bavaria until 1504. At the beginning of the 20th century Thiersee was a peasant community without concerning traffic engineering. A street from Kufstein to Thiersee was built during World War I.

From 1946 to 1952, the village was center of the Austrian film production. Main sources of income at present are agriculture, passion play and tourism.

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