Schoppernau

Schoppernau is a town in the Bregenzerwald Region (Bregenz district) of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. Schoppernau has an area of 47.64 km2.

Schoppernau
Uentschenspitze Halde1.JPG
Coat of arms of Schoppernau
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
Schoppernau is located in Austria
Schoppernau
Schoppernau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°18′48″N 10°01′03″E / 47.31333°N 10.01750°E / 47.31333; 10.01750Coordinates: 47°18′48″N 10°01′03″E / 47.31333°N 10.01750°E / 47.31333; 10.01750
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictBregenz
Government
 • MayorWalter Beer
Area
 • Total47.64 km2 (18.39 sq mi)
Elevation
852 m (2,795 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total950
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6886
Area code05515
Vehicle registrationB
Websitewww.au-schoppernau.at

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869486—    
1880456−6.2%
1890445−2.4%
1900504+13.3%
1910601+19.2%
1923541−10.0%
1934535−1.1%
1939531−0.7%
1951712+34.1%
1961662−7.0%
1971785+18.6%
1981885+12.7%
1991897+1.4%
2001905+0.9%
2011923+2.0%

HistoryEdit

Until the 10th century, Schoppernau seems to have been pristine forest. Schoppernau and Au were the last villages to be settled in the Bregenzerwald. Early on, the land in and around Schoppernau was probably used primarily as pastureland for sheep. The surrounding terrain was probably used as pastureland for sheep, as the name ("Schappernouw" = Schafau = sheep meadow or mead) indicates. The neighboring village of Au showed similar developments.

Coat of armsEdit

The Schoppernau coat of arms has been in use since 12 March 1930. It is red with a bronze frame, showing a silver mountain summit in the background. In the middle there is a green uprooted spruce, with two silver cow bells to the left and right.

CultureEdit

Schoppernau is part of the Bregenzerwald Umgang (literally "Bregenzerwald Walking Tour"). This 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. The nine buildings chosen for the walking tour in Schoppernau include the Alpine Cheese Dairy (Bergkäserei), several farmhouses, an old sawmill, the fire department, and the primary school.

The 19th century half-timbered farmhouses in Schoppernau present many typical features of the unique Bregenzerwald farm architecture, particularly their joined timber beams sealed with moss.

Exhibits in the Franz Michael Felder Museum present the life, times and work of Franz Michael Felder, author, farmer and social reformer, one of the most prominent historical personalities of the Bregenzerwald.

The parish church Schoppernau was built in 1710 by the architect Johann Brenner von Gräsalp (1664-1749). In 1838, an organ was installed. In 1917, all four church bells were taken down and their metal was used in the war effort World War I.

 
Panoramic view of Schoppernau

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Schoppernau (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
17.5
(63.5)
21.7
(71.1)
24.5
(76.1)
29.9
(85.8)
32.6
(90.7)
34.0
(93.2)
33.4
(92.1)
29.3
(84.7)
25.3
(77.5)
23.1
(73.6)
19.2
(66.6)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
3.1
(37.6)
7.6
(45.7)
12.0
(53.6)
17.4
(63.3)
20.0
(68.0)
22.3
(72.1)
21.6
(70.9)
17.8
(64.0)
13.5
(56.3)
5.8
(42.4)
1.2
(34.2)
11.9
(53.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−2.9
(26.8)
1.0
(33.8)
5.1
(41.2)
10.6
(51.1)
13.8
(56.8)
15.8
(60.4)
14.9
(58.8)
11.2
(52.2)
7.1
(44.8)
0.9
(33.6)
−2.8
(27.0)
5.9
(42.6)
Average low °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
−3.2
(26.2)
0.5
(32.9)
4.9
(40.8)
8.2
(46.8)
10.3
(50.5)
10.0
(50.0)
7.0
(44.6)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
−6.0
(21.2)
1.5
(34.7)
Record low °C (°F) −28.0
(−18.4)
−23.8
(−10.8)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−10.6
(12.9)
−4.9
(23.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.5
(34.7)
1.6
(34.9)
−2.2
(28.0)
−11.5
(11.3)
−19.8
(−3.6)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−28.0
(−18.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 135
(5.3)
126
(5.0)
161
(6.3)
134
(5.3)
172
(6.8)
225
(8.9)
265
(10.4)
251
(9.9)
175
(6.9)
126
(5.0)
149
(5.9)
153
(6.0)
2,073
(81.6)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 93
(37)
88
(35)
84
(33)
39
(15)
5
(2.0)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(2.4)
54
(21)
90
(35)
459
(181)
Average relative humidity (%) (at 14:00) 82.3 69.3 58.9 52.1 53.7 56.6 57.9 59.1 60.6 64.0 79.4 85.6 65.0
Source: Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics[3][4][5][6][7]

TriviaEdit

In Vorarlberg, Austria, Schoppernau is known for the song "Vo Mello bis ge Schoppornou" (Alemannic: From Mellau to Schoppernau), by the Bregenzerwälder band Holstuonarmusigbigbandclub.

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Klimamittel 1981–2010: Lufttemperatur" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 21 October 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Klimamittel 1981–2010: Niederschlag" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Klimamittel 1981–2010: Schnee" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Klimamittel 1981–2010: Luftfeuchtigkeit" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 21 October 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Klimamittel 1981–2010: Strahlung" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Klimadaten von Österreich 1971–2000 – Vorarlberg-Schoppernau" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.