Buch, Austria

Book is a municipality with 574 inhabitants ( as of December 31, 2013) in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg.

  • 3.1 Demographics
  • 4.1 Coat of Arms


Book lies in the westernmost province of Austria, Vorarlberg, in the district of Bregenz, south of Lake Constance, at an altitude of 725 m above sea level. A.. 53.8 percent of the area is forested. There are no other local villages in book.

Neighboring communities

The municipality borders on book six other municipalities in the district of Bregenz in Vorarlberg. Clockwise around the community are the provincial and district of Bregenz, Vorarlberg, the communities Langen, Alberschwende and Bildstein, the Wolfurt and the local Kennel Bach. At Kennel stream bordered book with a border length of only about 30 meters on the river bed of the Bregenzerach in the far west of the township.


In 1335 the town was first mentioned as " Germannesbuoch " documentary. Book made ​​at that time, together with Bildstein the community Steußberg. 1506 book was a chaplaincy as a branch church of Wolfurt. In 1760 book eventually became its own parish with 165 inhabitants at that time. 1794 a new parish church was built. The Habsburgs ruled the place before 1805 partly of Tyrol and Further Austria from ( Freiburg im Breisgau). From 1805 to 1814, the town belonged to the Kingdom of Bavaria, an independent municipality was carrying at that time. In the centuries before the site was managed by the low court Hofsteig. Since 1814 Vorarlberg again belongs to Austria. To the Austrian province of Vorarlberg is one book since its founding in 1861. The place was from 1945 to 1955 part of the French zone of occupation in Austria.



The proportion of foreigners at the end of 2002 was 3.7 percent.


The municipal council consists of twelve members. The composition of the 2010 election is: Freedom Party three seats and Community list Book ( GLB ) nine seats. Mayor is Francis Martin of the Community list book.

The municipality revenue from taxes and other charges in 2001 were at € 541,623, the municipal expenditure at € 836,480. The debt was 2001 563.338 €.

Coat of arms

The bird coat of arms was granted on June 3, 1970. It shows green, a white paper sheet and below, the petiole, two white, yellow edged beechnuts.

Culture and sights

In book three listed, inanimate objects are shown: the parsonage, the elementary school and the parish church of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Economy and infrastructure

At the site there were in 2003 four companies of the industrial economy with seven employees. Taxable wage -employed, there were 272 in book there is a kindergarten and 27 students ( school year 2010 /11).


In the book of sports club is the largest book club with 261 members.


  • George Schelling (1906-1981), Catholic priest, editor and Dachau inmate

Pictures of Buch, Austria