Rietz (Tyrol)

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Rietz (Tirol) (Austria)
Rietz (Tyrol)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Imst
License plate : IN THE
Surface: 19.55 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 17 '  N , 11 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 17 '5 "  N , 11 ° 1' 50"  E
Height : 685  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,367 (Jan 1, 2020)
Postal code : 6421
Area code : 05262
Community code : 7 02 15
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kluibenschedlstrasse 7
6421 Rietz
Website: www.rietz.at
Mayor : Gerhard Krug ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2016)
(15 members)

12 Mayor list of the Rietz ÖVP People's Party ,
3 Active for Rietz - SPÖ

Location of Rietz in the Imst district
Arzl im Pitztal Haiming Imst Imsterberg Jerzens Karres Karrösten Längenfeld Mieming Mils bei Imst Mötz Nassereith Obsteig Oetz Rietz Roppen St. Leonhard im Pitztal Sautens Silz Sölden Stams Tarrenz Umhausen Wenns Tirol (Bundesland)Location of the municipality of Rietz (Tyrol) in the Imst district (clickable map)
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Rietz is a municipality with 2367 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Imst district ( Silz judicial district ) in Tyrol ( Austria ).


Rietz is located in the Oberinntal , about 30 km west of Innsbruck , between Telfs and Imst . The municipality extends from the Inn to the 2884 m high Rietzer Grießkogel in the Stubai Alps . Since the Stubai Alps are so high, the residents of Rietz have no sun in winter (three weeks to three months depending on the location).

The loosely built-up village on the eastern border of the Imst district lies on the muddy cone of the Rietzer Bach. To the north of the Inn, there is a nature reserve in the municipality of Rietz and Mieming .

Community structure

Rietz consists of a single cadastral community or town of the same name .

Neighboring communities

Mieming Telfs
Stams Neighboring communities Pfaffenhofen
Stams Oberhofen in the Inn Valley


The spelling of the place name, which is of Illyrian origin, changed in the course of history between Riets, Rietsch, Riecz, Ryetsch and Rietz. Rietz was first mentioned in a document in 1264. Rietz formed its own “community”, as a tax list says, as early as 1325. Up to 1282 Rietz belonged to the county of Hörtenberg, then to the Petersberg court near Silz.

Population development

Lately the community has seen a strong influx.

Culture and sights

See also:  List of listed objects in Rietz

Economy and Infrastructure

Because of the nature of the soil, agriculture is only possible to a limited extent, so the community focuses on soft tourism and various businesses, including a regional headquarters for the Hofer KG retail chain . The greater part of the residents commute to their workplaces.



The municipal council has a total of 15 members.

  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Tyrol in 2004, the municipal council with 13 members had the following distribution: 6 ÖVP, 3 SPÖ, 3 Rietzer Team, and 1 uLR.
  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Tyrol in 2010 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 7 lists of mayors ÖVP, 4 Rietzer team, 3 list of Stefan Egger, 1 Rietz.komm Independent and Social Democrats.
  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Tyrol in 2016 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 12 mayor lists People's Party Rietz ÖVP, and 3 Aktiv für Rietz - SPÖ.


  • 1912–1919 Josef Zauner
  • 1919–1922 Josef Mair
  • 1922–1928 Josef Schweigl
  • 1928–1935 Johann Seiser
  • 1935–1938 Leopold Haas
  • 1938–1940 Josef Mader
  • 1940–1945 Anton Prantl
  • 1945 Alois Zauner
  • 1945–1947 Leopold Haas
  • 1947–1953 Josef Schweigl
  • 1953–1969 Johann Seiser
  • 1969–1971 Johann Egger
  • 1971–1977 Heinz Seiser
  • 1977–1983 Josef Seiser
  • 1983–1996 Anton Plattner
  • since 1996 Gerhard Krug (ÖVP)

coat of arms

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In 1965 the Tyrolean provincial government gave the municipality a municipal coat of arms.
Blazon :

"Two intertwined Gothic churches in silver on a green background and a baroque church above them in frontal view."

The coat of arms indicates the peculiarity that there are three churches in the community (parish church, cruciform church, pilgrimage church).


Sons and daughters of the church


  • Stolz Otto : History of the communities Telfs, Pfaffenhofen, Oberhofen and Rietz. In: Walter Thaler (Red.): Telfer book. Contributions to local history from Telfs, Pfaffenhofen, Oberhofen, Rietz im Oberinntal (Schlern-Schriften 112). Wagner: Innsbruck 1955, pp. 323-393.

Web links

Commons : Rietz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Presentation of the local history museum on the regional website  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.sonnenplateau.com  
  2. ^ Eduard Widmoser: Tiroler Wappenfibel . Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck 1978, ISBN 3-7022-1324-4 , p. 12 .
  3. http://www.zisterzienserlexikon.de/wiki/Stams/%C3%84bteliste , accessed on April 6, 2018