|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Innsbruck country|
|License plate :||IL|
|Residents :||1,488 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||311 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||6092|
|Area code :||05234|
|Community code :||7 03 06|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Markus Haid|
Municipal Council : (2016)
|Location of Birgitz in the Innsbruck-Land district|
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
The high growth in settlements over the last few decades led to a merging with Götzens .
Like the other communities in the low mountain range, Birgitz has the function of a residential community in the catchment area of Innsbruck .
The community is a member of the Tyrol Climate Alliance .
|Kematen in Tyrol||Völs|
In the 1st century BC there was a Rhaetian settlement of around 30–50 people on the wooded hill “ Hohe Birga ” . During the conquest of Tyrol by the Romans at the end of the 1st century AD, this settlement was destroyed by fire.
The area was not repopulated until the Middle Ages . The first documentary mention as "Purgitz" was in 1286. As early as 1313, Birgitz is documented as an independent tax and corporation within the Axams court . The Frauenchiemsee Abbey owned nine farms in today's municipality around 1400. The Premonstratensian Monastery of Wilten was also wealthy in Birgitz in the Middle Ages and early modern times.
In the 17th century, the place was ravaged by the plague several times , and for fear of infection, the Axamans did not allow the Birgitzers to come to the church there and bury their dead. The first church in Birgitz dates from this time. The plague, together with several mudslides and floods, prompted the population of the community in 1727 to make a vow, which is still held today, not to celebrate Carnival .
Birgitz has been an independent political municipality since 1811.
The last mayoral elections took place at the same time as the municipal council elections on February 28, 2016. Markus Haid with the Birgitz Independent List was elected mayor, replacing mayor Luis Oberdanner, who has been in office since 2004.
|Political party||percent||be right||Seats on the local council|
|Independent list Birgitz - ULB||52.20%||439||7th|
|Mayor list (together for Birgitz)||32.34%||272||4th|
|Home list Birgitz||15.46%||130||2|
coat of arms
The green steps in the coat of arms symbolize the terrace area known as the giant staircase in the municipality of Birgitz. The Celtic primer points to the extensive pre-Christian settlement finds in the municipality.
Culture and sights
- Catholic parish church Birgitz Mariä Visitation: The church was built in 1727/1728 in place of a smaller previous church by master builder Gallus Gratl in rococo style. The altars also date from this period. In 1970 the church was restored, the cemetery expanded and a chapel for the dead was built. In 2008 an interior renovation of the church building followed.
- Raeter Museum: The museum is dedicated to the Hohe Birga archaeological site.
- Gregor Fritz (1693–1774), baroque sculptor
- Emil Strohal (1844–1914), legal scholar
- Heinrich Kühn (1866–1944), photographer
- Ernst Reyer (* 1947), painter
- Harald Haller (* 1975), cabaret artist
- Manuel Fettner (* 1985), ski jumper
- Martin Bitschnau , Hannes Obermair : Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Department: The documents on the history of the Inn, Eisack and Pustertal valleys. Volume 1: By the year 1140 . Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2009, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 , p. 38 (introduction) .
- Birgitz , in the history database of the association "fontes historiae - sources of history"
- History of Birgitz. Pastoral care room in the western low mountain range, accessed on November 27, 2015 .
- Local council election 2016 - Birgitz community. In: Wahlen.tirol.gv.at. State of Tyrol, accessed on March 10, 2016 .
- Local council election 2010 - Birgitz community. In: Wahlen.tirol.gv.at. State of Tyrol, accessed on March 10, 2016 .
- Local council election 2004 - Birgitz community. In: Wahlen.tirol.gv.at. State of Tyrol, accessed on March 10, 2016 .
- Municipal council election 1998 - Birgitz municipality. In: Wahlen.tirol.gv.at. State of Tyrol, accessed on March 10, 2016 .
- Rätermuseum. (No longer available online.) Birgitz parish, archived from the original on December 8, 2015 ; accessed on November 27, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.