Location in the district
|• Mayor||Tobias Bischofberger|
|• Total||40.55 km2 (15.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||688 m (2,257 ft)|
|• Density||32/km2 (83/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Mellau covers an area of 40.55 km². Mellau lies at the foot of the Kanisfluh mountain which is considered to be the Bregenz Forest's landmark.
From 1805 to 1814 Mellau belonged to Bavaria but then reverted back to Austria. In 1870 there was a great fire in Mellau: The church, the school, the rectory and 18 other houses were razed. After the Second World War, from 1945-1955 the town was in the French zone of occupation.
The municipality has about 1300 inhabitants.
Coat of armsEdit
The coat of arms was designed by the artist Hubert Dietrich in 1962. It shows an uprooted fir tree, which symbolises the affiliation to the Bregenz Forest, and three crosses, which are a remembrance of the plague.
Thanks to the merging of the two ski areas Damüls and Mellau in 2010, the largest ski area in the Bregenz Forest and one of the largest ski regions in the state of Vorarlberg was created: The ski resort area Damüls-Mellau.
In the summer and autumn of 2015, the Mellau cable car was rebuilt in the form of a monocable.
This "Bregenz Forest Walking Tour" offers insights into the architecture and community planning of 12 traditional villages in the Bregenzerwald. While walking over various landscapes, visiting public buildings, homes and everyday objects, walkers gain a comprehensive overview of typical Bregenzerwald architectural styles as they developed throughout the ages.
- Norbert Bischofberger (born 1954), scientist, co-developer of the influenza vaccination Tamiflu.
- Hubert Dietrich (1930-2006), painter and painting restorer.
- Hermann Rützler (1883-1960), photographer and author.
- "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- holstuonarmusigbigbandclub. "Vo Mello bis ge Schoppornou". holstuonarmusigbigbandclub (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-21.
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