|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||black|
|License plate :||SZ|
|Residents :||1,415 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||8.2 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||6292|
|Area code :||05285|
|Community code :||7 09 08|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Andreas Kröll (Fresh Wind)|
Municipal Council : (2016)
|Location of Finkenberg in the Schwaz district|
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Finkenberg is a municipality with 1415 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Zillertal and belongs to the Schwaz district in Tyrol ( Austria ). The community is located in the judicial district of Zell am Ziller .
Finkenberg is located about three kilometers southwest of Mayrhofen , at the entrance to the Tuxertal , between the foothills of the Penken and the Grinberg peaks . It is the second largest municipality in the Zillertal after Mayrhofen. The municipality includes u. a. the Zemmtal west of the Zemmbach , part of the Zemmgrund , the Zamser Grund , the Schlegeisgrund with the Schlegeis reservoir , the border to South Tyrol with the Schwarzenstein ( ), Großer Möseler ( ), the Hochfeiler ( ), the Hohe Wand ( ) and on the municipality border to Schmirn der Olperer ( ). There are several kees ( glaciers ) in the municipality .
The municipality includes the hamlets and farms Altenstall, Astegg, Au, Bösdornau, Brunnhaus, Dorf, Dornau, Enntal, Freithof, Grent, Gschößwand, Gstan, Hochsteg, Innerberg, Kohlstatt, Lindtal, Mooslau, Persal, Stein, Tal, Tiefental, Tuxegg and Zellberger.
Dornauberg-Ginzling has a special statute for Tyrol: the district of Dornauberg to the left of the Zemmbach belongs to Finkenberg, while Ginzling to the right of the Zemmbach belongs to Mayrhofen. Ginzling has its own mayor. The Zemmbach also forms the border between the Diocese of Innsbruck to the west and the Archdiocese of Salzburg to the east.
The municipality includes the following two localities (residents as of January 1, 2020):
- Ginzling (200)
- Finkenberg (1215)
So far, no prehistoric or early historical finds have been made from the rear of the Zillertal, but the place names suggest pre-Christian settlement. The place names coined by the Rhaeto-Romans are quite numerous; in prehistoric times they drove their herds of cattle from the south over the Pfitscher Joch to the alpine pastures of the Zillergrund and the Tuxertal .
With the invasion of the Bavarians, a brisk clearing activity began, which resulted in a denser settlement of the area. The first written mention of the name “Vinkenperg” dates back to 1389. In the 15th century, copper and silver mining was carried out in Finkenberg. Until the 19th century it was a farming community, only with the onset of tourism did the situation change.
Through the peace treaty of St. Germain, the Schlegeisgrund was added to the municipality of Finkenberg by the municipality of St. Jakob in Pfitsch (this area still serves the farmers of St. Jakob as an alpine pasture area). Since the end of the Second World War , Finkenberg has developed into a municipality almost entirely dedicated to tourism; the new construction of the Finkenberger Almbahn on the Penken , which was completed in 1987, also contributed .
A famous son of the community is the former ski racer Leonhard Stock .
Culture and sights
Economy and Infrastructure
Finkenberg, with the Penken ski area ( Zillertal 3000 ), is strongly shaped by tourism. Ginzling positions itself as an alternative to gentle tourism for mountaineers. In the back of the grounds, alpine farming and the energy industry (Schlegeis reservoir) dominate.
- Horst Fankhauser (* 1944), mountaineer
- Richard Kröll (1968–1996), ski racer
- Peter Steinlechner (* 1953), former lead singer of the Schürzenjäger
- Leonhard Stock (* 1958), ski racer