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Absam (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Innsbruck country
License plate : IL
Surface: 51.88 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 18 '  N , 11 ° 30'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 17 '45 "  N , 11 ° 30' 4"  E
Height : 632  m above sea level A.
Residents : 7,311 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 6067
Area code : 05223
Community code : 7 03 01
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dörferstrasse 32
6067 Absam
Website: www.absam.at
Mayor : Arno Guggenbichler (Mayor Arno Guggenbichler and team - SPÖ and non-party)
Municipal Council : ( 2016 )
(19 members)
10 4th 
A total of 19 seats
Location of Absam in the Innsbruck-Land district
Absam Aldrans Ampass Axams Baumkirchen Birgitz Ellbögen Flaurling Fritzens Fulpmes Gnadenwald Götzens Gries am Brenner Gries im Sellrain Grinzens Gschnitz Hall in Tirol Hatting Inzing Kematen Innsbruck Kolsass Kolsassberg Lans Leutasch Matrei am Brenner Mieders Mils Mühlbachl Mutters Natters Navis Neustift im Stubaital Oberhofen im Inntal Obernberg am Brenner Oberperfuss Patsch Pettnau Pfaffenhofen Pfons Polling in Tirol Ranggen Reith bei Seefeld Rinn Rum St. Sigmund im Sellrain Scharnitz Schmirn Schönberg im Stubaital Seefeld Sellrain Sistrans Steinach am Brenner Telfes im Stubai Telfs Thaur Trins Tulfes Unterperfuss Vals Völs Volders Wattenberg Wattens Wildermieming Zirl TirolLocation of the municipality of Absam in the Innsbruck-Land district (clickable map)
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Absam from the west
Absam from the west
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Absam is an Austrian municipality in Tyrol with 7,311 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The municipality is located in the judicial district of Hall in Tirol . Absam is a place of pilgrimage on the Way of St. James , whose pilgrimage church was elevated to a minor basilica in 2000 .


Absam is located on the edge of the Karwendel Mountains near the medieval town of Hall in Tirol and the state capital Innsbruck at an altitude of 632  m above sea level. A. The highest point in the community is the 2725  m high Großer Bettelwurf . Absam is one of the MARTHA villages .

Community structure

The municipality Absam consists of the only cadastral municipality and village Absam, districts are Absam Dorf and Eichat.

Neighboring communities

Scharnitz Vomp
Thaur Neighboring communities Gnadenwald , Baumkirchen
Hall in Tirol Mils , Fritzens


In the period from 995 to 1005 the place for the first time in the tradition of books of the Bishopric of Brixen known as "Abazânes" or "Abazanes". Industrialization began early in the Absamer area, particularly due to salt mining in the Hall valley .

Population development


The last mayoral elections took place at the same time as the municipal council elections on February 28, 2016.

Arno Guggenbichler was re-elected mayor.

Political party percent be right Seats on the
local council
Mayor Arno Guggenbichler and team -
SPÖ and party-independent
51.92% 2134 10 A.
We Absamer Tyrolean People's Party 17.49% 0719 04th
ZukA Future Absam - Team GR Philipp Gaugl - ZUKA 015.79% 0649 03 A.
The Greens Absam - GREENS 07.76% 0319 01
Freedom Party Absam / Eichat - FPÖ 07.03% 0289 01

coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms, awarded in 1965, shows a violin and the miraculous image of the basilica. The instrument is reminiscent of one of the most famous sons of the community, the violin maker Jakob Stainer , the image of grace refers to the apparition of Mary from 1797, which made Absam one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Tyrol.

Culture and sights


Leisure infrastructure

  • Winter sports possibilities: toboggan run, ski jump and cross-country skiing trails
  • Hiking trail from Absam into Halltal , where the former St. Magdalena monastery and relics of salt mining are located.


Education center of the Absam Security Academy


Sons and daughters of the church
People related to the community

Web links

Commons : Absam  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Bitschnau , Hannes Obermair : Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Department: The documents on the history of the Inn, Eisack and Pustertal valleys. Vol. 1: Up to the year 1140 . Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2009, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 , p. 138-139, no. 172 .
  2. ^ Parish Absam . Wahlen.tirol.gv.at. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Eduard Widmoser: Tiroler Wappenfibel . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck 1978, ISBN 3-7022-1324-4 , p. 17 .
  4. Award: Second place for the Absam fire brigade on ORF on November 22, 2014, accessed on November 22, 2014