10.06.2021 | #LocalHeroes

#LocalHeroes | Major Andreas Koidl – in the jewelry box Aurach

I think it is a gift to be allowed to grow up in an area like ours!

Andreas Koidl, Mayor Aurach

Andreas Koidl

Andreas Koidl - With body and soul Auracher

Andreas Kroidl
Eisenschild
Fenster
Andreas Kroidl
Eisenschild
Fenster

Andreas Koidl is an Auracher with heart and soul and comes from the "Bacher Bauern" in Aurach. Since childhood, he has been used to working on the home farm. As a teenager, he managed the alpine pasture of his parents' farm before surprisingly inheriting the "Filzerhof" from his great uncle. The changeover was huge for the nature boy Andreas vulgo "Anal". On his parents' mountain pasture, he was used to doing everything by hand, but on the farm many tasks were and are supported by machines. Even then, Andreas demonstrated a great deal of common sense, which still helps him today as mayor of his "Schmuckkasterl" Aurach, as he affectionately calls it. For Andreas, it is the unifying factor that makes a community worth living in. The cohesion of the community of Aurach is great, clubs and organizations make Aurach a lively and livable community. Andreas Koidl was already involved in the village before his career as mayor and was chairman of the rural youth and then local farmers chairman.

So, that someone does not know Aurach, that almost does not exist!

Andreas Koidl, Mayor Aurach

The famous church of Aurach

Andreas spaziert über eine Wiese
Kirche Aurach
Dach Konstruktion
Kuh Glocken
weise Bergspitze
Andreas spaziert über eine Wiese
Kirche Aurach
Dach Konstruktion
Kuh Glocken
weise Bergspitze

Aurach is geographically located about 5 kilometers south of Kitzbühel. It is a true natural paradise in the midst of our beautiful Grasberge mountains. The famous Aurach church was first mentioned in a document in 1342 and was elevated to a parish church in 1891. The village center in Oberaurach with the church, the sacristan's house, the school, the grocer's house, the vicarage and the Hallerwirt are protected monuments. The fame of the Aurach church is certainly also due to the popular motif by the Kitzbühel painter Alfons Walde. In famous oil paintings by Alfons Walde, the Auracher Kircherl is shown in a deep snowy Tyrolean winter landscape. Walde was accommodated at the time in the Hallerwirt hereditary farm. The Hallerwirt is still owned by the same family. Alfons Walde wanted to give a painting to the then Hallerwirt as a thank you for her hospitality, Andreas told us, but she turned down the offer because she did not like the depiction of farmers in his paintings. Aurach has still not lost any of its magic and thus the church of Aurach with the Kitzbühel South Mountains in the background still adorns numerous photo motives.

'AurachERleben' is simply an excerpt from the jewelry box Aurach.

Andreas Koidl, Mayor Aurach

AurachERleben

Haus mit gespaltetem Holz
Wiese
verzierte Tür
Haus mit gespaltetem Holz
Wiese
verzierte Tür

In 2020, the idea of the Aurach rural youth gave rise to the "AurachERleben" theme trail. Along the circular trail, Aurach's cultural heritage is impressively described.

Hikers get background information about Aurach, its hereditary farms, historically and culturally important places and the cohesion in Aurach during an easy hike.

This is precisely what makes the mayor so proud and what he also exemplifies. In his opinion, ideas should come from the youth and be supported by the "old people". Because that's how projects can gain a sustainable foothold and make a village worth living in the first place.

Mayor with common sense

Andreas Koidl
Andres mit Kind auf einer Bank
gefaltete Hände
Andreas Kroidl
Andreas Koidl
Andres mit Kind auf einer Bank
gefaltete Hände
Andreas Kroidl

Andreas thinks he slipped into the mayor's office that way. It just happened over time, like so much else in his life. From Alminger to farmer. Then from the chairman of the rural youth to the local farmer and finally from the local council to the mayor. He also does his job as mayor very devotedly and always with the necessary amount of common sense. Especially as mayor of a small community like Aurach, common sense is one of the most important gifts and far more important than a degree from a renowned university. With his election as mayor, Andreas Koidl handed over the farm to his son in order to devote himself fully to his new task and to live up to his credo that one should let the young do the work. As mayor, he always has an open ear and an open door for his citizens. He wants to remain true to his motto "The future belongs to the youth" and does not want to run for mayor again after this term of office.

If we then want to visit him again, we will probably find him in nature hunting, hiking or ski touring in winter. We wish Andreas all the best for this and Weidmannsheil!

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