Reith im Alpbachtal

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Reith im Alpbachtal
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Reith im Alpbachtal (Austria)
Reith im Alpbachtal
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Kufstein
License plate : KU
Surface: 27.41 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 25 '  N , 11 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 25 '0 "  N , 11 ° 52' 43"  E
Height : 637  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,758 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 6235
Area code : 05337
Community code : 7 05 22
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorf 1
6235 Reith im Alpbachtal
Mayor : Johann Thaler (List of Mayors)
Municipal Council : (2010)
(15 members)

7 For a strong Reith - Mayor list Johann Thaler
3 Citizen list Reith
4 Economy and tourism Reith
1 Active for Reith, SPÖ and non-party members

Location of Reith im Alpbachtal 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 Reith im Alpbachtal in the Kufstein district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Reith im Alpbachtal is a municipality with 2758 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the district of Kufstein in the state of Tyrol ( Austria ). The community is located in the judicial district of Rattenberg .

Geographical location

The place is at the entrance to the Alpbachtal , which branches off from the Lower Inn Valley at Brixlegg . The municipality extends from the Inntalboden to the border with the municipality of Alpbach and up to the Kerschbaumer Sattel (transition to the Zillertal ).

The town center with the Reither See bathing lake is located on a wide terrace at the entrance to the valley. Reither See and Egelsee are characteristic funnel-shaped depressions in the plateau, which were probably created by the glacial leaching of gypsum lenses .

Due to the scattered farmhouses in the vast area of ​​the municipality, the municipality has one of the largest freight road networks in Tyrol. This places a heavy burden on the community budget.

Community structure

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

  • Hygna (354)
  • Reith im Alpbachtal (2220)
  • Scheffach (184)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Hygna, Reith and Scheffach.

Neighboring communities

Muenster Kramsach Brixlegg
Strass in the Zillertal Neighboring communities Alpbach
Bruck am Ziller Hart in the Zillertal


Reith is a very old settlement that was first mentioned as " Rîute " around 960 . In the 15th – 19th In the 19th century, silver and copper mining was carried out in the area of ​​the Reither Kogel ( 1336  m ) near St. Gertraudi. For a long time, mining was the largest silver and copper mine in Tyrol after Schwaz . Mining has stopped, there are still large stocks of barite , but due to global competition it is currently not worthwhile to mine.

From 1952 to 1975 the municipality was called Reith bei Brixlegg , but changed its name - mainly for tourist reasons - to Reith im Alpbachtal. In addition to agriculture, tourism plays a major role today, with overnight stays being roughly equally distributed over the winter and summer seasons.

In 1979, Reith im Alpbachtal was named "Most beautiful flower village in Europe" by the Entente Florale Europe . This award was based on the wonderful balcony flower decorations, which are still one of the most beautiful in the Tyrolean lowlands, as well as on the well-tended flower islands in the local area and the beautiful townscape as a whole.

Since 2012 there is the "Hildegard-von-Bingen-Garten", which is cherished and maintained by the local Hildegard-von-Bingen-Verein, a remarkable herb garden that can be visited at any time. There are also guided tours for groups by arrangement.

coat of arms

Blazon : The shield, divided diagonally to the left in white (silver) and red, shows a green tree in the white field and a golden plow in the red field .

The municipal coat of arms, awarded in 1954, symbolizes with the tree and the plow the origin and the name of the place, which means "clearing".

Culture and sights


Reith is connected to Brixlegg and Alpbach by the Alpbacher Straße (L 5), which runs past the town center to the east.

Reith from the Reitherkogelbahn, an 8-person leads gondola , on the Reither Kogel. It opens up a small ski area in winter and a hiking area in summer.



  • Josef Daxer: Alpbachtal . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck / Vienna / Munich 1975, ISBN 3-7022-1198-5 .
  • Eduard Widmoser: Reith im Alpbachtal . Verlagsanstalt Tyrolia, Innsbruck undated [1976].

Web links

Commons : Reith im Alpbachtal  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  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 . Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2009, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 , p. 112-113 No. 147 .
  4. Law Gazette for Tyrol, no. 52/1975.
  5. Provincial Law Gazette for Tyrol, No. 37/1954.
  6. ^ Eduard Widmoser: Tiroler Wappenfibel . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck 1978, ISBN 3-7022-1324-4 , p. 42 .
  7. ^ Dehio Tirol 1980