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Brixlegg (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Kufstein
License plate : KU
Surface: 9.12 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 26 '  N , 11 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 25 '45 "  N , 11 ° 52' 39"  E
Height : 534  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,012 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 6230
Area code : 05337
Community code : 7 05 06
Address of the
municipal administration:
Römerstrasse 1
6230 Brixlegg
Mayor : Rudolf Puecher ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2016)
(15 members)

9 ÖVP list of the mayor, 4 FPÖ and party-free list Brixlegg, 2 party-free and Green Brixlegg - PGB

Location of Brixlegg in the Kufstein district
Alpbach Angath Angerberg Bad Häring Brandenberg Breitenbach am Inn Brixlegg Ebbs Ellmau Erl Kirchbichl Kramsach Kufstein Kundl Langkampfen Mariastein Münster Niederndorf Niederndorferberg Radfeld Rattenberg Reith im Alpbachtal Rettenschöss Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Schwoich Söll Thiersee Walchsee Wildschönau Wörgl Tirol (Bundesland)Location of the municipality of Brixlegg in the Kufstein district (clickable map)
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Brixlegg from above
Brixlegg from above
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Brixlegg is a market town (since 1927) with 3012 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Kufstein district of the state of Tyrol , Austria . The community is located in the judicial district of Rattenberg .


Brixlegg is located in the Tyrolean Lower Inn Valley at the entrance to the Alpbach Valley . The site is one of the oldest settlement areas of the Unterinntal represents. Brixlegg is about Inntalautobahn A 12 and the Unterinntalbahn with train port accessible (see Brixlegg station ). The district of Zimmermoos is scattered on the slope with a few farms.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following three localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Brixlegg (1950)
  • More (792)
  • Zimmermoos (270)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Brixlegg and Zimmermoos.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities
Reith im Alpbachtal Alpbach
Radfeld is located in the Inn valley behind Rattenberg, bordering in the mountainous region east of Rattenberg


The first documentary mention as Prisslech comes from the Notitia Arnonis from 788 - 790 , an inventory of the Salzburg Archbishop Arn . A copy of this from the second half of the 12th century has survived, the original has been lost. The relevant passage reads:
In pago qui dicitur Inter Valles: ad Ratfeld ecclesia cum territorio, ad Prisslech similiter ('In the Gau, which is called “Between the Valleys”: in Radfeld a church with land, in Brixlegg as well'). The 'Zwischenentalgau' roughly corresponds to today's Lower Inn Valley .

During the heyday of copper ore mining, the largest smelting works in Tyrol stood here (sovereign smelting works, today mining works ).

During the Second World War, the site was largely destroyed by bombing. The approximately 150 m long railway bridge was also the target of several bombs and was ultimately blown up. It was rebuilt in 1948. The Grasegg and Lanegg residences and the coppersmith's house from the 17th century have been preserved.


The municipal council has 15 seats:

  • since 1988 Rudolf Puecher (ÖVP)

Town twinning

Brixlegg maintains a partnership with Aichach in Swabia , the birthplace of Ludwig Steub, and since 1982 with Matzen-Raggendorf in Lower Austria .

Economy and Infrastructure

Brixlegg by night - view in west direction


The Montanwerke Brixlegg , which emerged from the smelting works, are today the only copper works in Austria and an important employer in the region. Through various measures, emissions from the plant could be reduced considerably at the end of the 20th century. today, copper is no longer mined here, but old copper is processed.

In the 1980s, Montanwerke Brixlegg had a negative impact due to the greatly increased PCDD loads in the vicinity of the company and in the bodies of some residents. In some cases, air concentrations of 2.56 picograms per cubic meter of breathing air were measured near the company premises. The contamination of the area was directly linked to the Brixlegg coal and steel works.

Other employers are the textile industry (Giesswein), bottling of natural mineral water and the production of non-alcoholic beverages (Silberquelle) and tourism (focus in winter) in the catchment area of ​​the Kramsach and Alpbach ski areas . The medicinal sulfur spring Bad Mehrn is used for therapeutic purposes.


Brixlegg is internationally known, especially in the skateboard scene, as there is a cradle skate park in Brixlegg , the construction of which is unique in Europe. The most outstanding feature of the park is the eponymous cradle (a kind of half ball made of concrete in which skateboarders can ride almost upside down due to centrifugal force).

Culture and sights

Brixlegg, Marktstrasse and church "Our Lady Marriage"


  • The sport shooters, with their own facility in Mehrn
  • Brixlegg rifle company
  • SPG Brixlegg / Rattenberg / Reith, SPG Brixlegg / Rattenberg / Reith football club
  • Rural Youth Young Farmers Brixlegg
  • Offroadclub, Club 4x4-Tirol - Offroad Association
  • Skate Association, Skate & Board Club 31
  • Brixlegg tennis club
  • Tyrolean mining and steelworks museum Brixlegg
  • SV Brixlegg (branch clubs e.g. ice stock sport, athletics)
  • Market music band Brixlegg
  • Brixlegg ski club
  • Tyrolean water sports club Brixlegg

Sons and daughters of the place

Personalities who worked on site or who lived here

  • Leo Slezak (born August 18, 1873 in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary, † June 1, 1946 in Rottach-Egern, American zone of occupation), an important tenor and actor, helped with a benefit concert for the flood victims in 1908, and the community also thanked them the honorary citizenship
  • Gottlieb von Zötl (1800–1852), forester from 1831 to 1837

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. ^ Fritz Lošek : Notitia Arnonis and Breves Notitiae . In: Herwig Wolfram (Ed.): Sources on Salzburg's early history. Vienna 2006, pp. 9–178.
  3. 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 . Ed .: Tiroler Landesmuseen-Betriebsgesellschaft mb H. Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2009, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 , p. 39-40 No. 59 .
  4. Herwig Wolfram: Salzburg, Bavaria, Austria: the Conversio Bagoariorum et Carantanorum and the sources of their time . Ed .: Institute for Austrian Historical Research Vienna. tape 31 of communications from the Institute for Austrian Historical Research , supplementary volume. Oldenbourg Verlag, 1995, ISBN 978-3-7029-0404-3 , III. Political order and institutions. Section Gau and "Gaugenossen" , p. 160 ( limited preview in Google Book Search).
  5. 5 photos on the destruction in 1945 ,
  6. Spiegel: Every Feuerle accessed on August 4, 2019
  7. Answer of the federal government to the big question of the MP Dr. Klaus-Dieter Feige (1994) accessed on August 4, 2019
  8. ^ Dehio Tirol 1980
  9. Tyrolean Mining and Hut Museum. In: Retrieved May 24, 2017 .