Gallzein

Gallzein is a municipality with 646 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2016) in the district of Schwaz, Tyrol (Austria). The name Gallzein is probably of Romansh origin (collacino = small hill) and is first mentioned in documents for the first time in the years 1170 to 1186/87 on the occasion of a transfer of ownership in "Galcînes" to the Upper Bavarian Augustinerchorherrenstift Beyharting. A settlement with the same name origin is Galltschein near Trins. The community is located in the jurisdiction Schwaz. Gallzein is located on a terrace of the lower Inn Valley, on the northern foothills of the Tux Alps. The populated area extends over seven hamlets, which are accessible via a road from Schwaz or Buch bei Jenbach. The highest point of the municipality Gallzein is the Gratzenjoch with 1998 m. The Bucherbach, called by the locals also Schwadererbach, flows through the municipality Gallzein in their midst in a deep ditch and flows with book in the Inn.Eastlich of the ditch lie the hamlet Hochgallzein, Niederleiten and Schöllerberg, to the west of which are the hamlets of Kogelmoos, Hof, Wahrbühel and Gatttern with Nasen, Axdorf and Gasteig.

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