Rum (Tyrol)

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Rum (Tyrol) (Austria)
Rum (Tyrol)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Innsbruck country
License plate : IL
Surface: 8.55 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 17 '  N , 11 ° 27'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 17 '14 "  N , 11 ° 27' 29"  E
Height : 621  m above sea level A.
Residents : 9,271 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 6063
Area code : 0512
Community code : 7 03 46
Address of the
municipal administration:
Rathausplatz 1
6063 Rum
Mayor : Edgar Kopp ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : ( 2016 )
(19 members)
A total of 19 seats
Location of rum in the Innsbruck-Land district
Absam Aldrans Ampass Axams Baumkirchen Birgitz Ellbögen Flaurling Fritzens Fulpmes Gnadenwald Götzens Gries am Brenner Gries im Sellrain Grinzens Gschnitz Hall in Tirol Hatting Inzing Kematen Innsbruck Kolsass Kolsassberg Lans Leutasch Matrei am Brenner Mieders Mils Mühlbachl Mutters Natters Navis Neustift im Stubaital Oberhofen im Inntal Obernberg am Brenner Oberperfuss Patsch Pettnau Pfaffenhofen Pfons Polling in Tirol Ranggen Reith bei Seefeld Rinn Rum St. Sigmund im Sellrain Scharnitz Schmirn Schönberg im Stubaital Seefeld Sellrain Sistrans Steinach am Brenner Telfes im Stubai Telfs Thaur Trins Tulfes Unterperfuss Vals Völs Volders Wattenberg Wattens Wildermieming Zirl TirolLocation of the municipality of Rum (Tyrol) in the Innsbruck-Land district (clickable map)
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Rum from the northwest
Rum from the northwest
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria
The original Gasthof Altwirt was adapted as a municipal office in 2005.
The Lady Chapel in Rum

Rum is a market town (since 1987) in the Innsbruck-Land district of the state of Tyrol in Austria at 622  m above sea level. A. with 9271 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) on 8.55 km² municipality area. It is located on the southern slope of the Nordkette on the village road to Hall in Tirol and borders Innsbruck to the west . Rum is one of the MARTHA villages and is located in the judicial district of Hall in Tyrol .


The municipality of Rum is located northeast of Innsbruck. The neighboring communities of Thaur and Hall in Tirol are in the immediate vicinity . Further east are Absam and Mils , in the south the municipality is Ampass located. In the north there is a forest area of ​​rum.

Due to its proximity to the provincial capital Innsbruck, rum was subject to great pressure from settlement in the period after the Second World War. The town center with the Gothic parish church is located on a slope, on a flood cone of a mud. The district of Neu-Rum is located south of the main road to Hall with a residential area built from the 1970s, which borders directly to the west of Innsbruck's Olympic Village , and an extensive industrial and commercial area (trading companies). This makes rum one of the richest communities in Tyrol. The district of Hoch-Rum lies above the old town center and has a private clinic in addition to a residential area that was expanded from 1955 onwards.

Community structure

The municipality consists of a single cadastral municipality or town of the same name . Districts are: Canisiusbrünnl (Rotte), Garneid (scattered houses) and Neu-Rum (village). Neu-Rum is now the largest district with 5522 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2015).

Neighboring communities

innsbruck Neighboring communities Thaur
innsbruck Ampass


The origin of the place name of Rum (or the earlier Rumne and the alternative Rumb ) has not been conclusively clarified. A connection with the mudslide catchment area in which rum is located is considered possible. A plausible explanation would be the Indo-European word reup , which stands for tearing or breaking off , i.e. in the broadest sense for raging, wildly flowing water. Further solutions are suspected in the Rhaetian and Etruscan languages .

The first signs of settlement in the area around Rum can be found in early antiquity; so the terrace-like layout of the arable farming areas at that time is assumed to date back to pre-Roman times. A first documentary mention as "Rumne" is from 1152 to 1158 in the form of a traditional note from the Polling monastery . In 1313 the place was named as an independent village. In 1337 there was talk of a small church for the first time. Between 1460 and 1480 a new Gothic church was built in Rum .

In 1611/12 a plague epidemic raged in the Innsbruck region , but this did not significantly increase the number of deaths. A large debris flow is known from 1729 , as well as from the years 1769, 1770, 1788, 1875, 1894 and 1905. In 1765 the village church was redesigned in Baroque style , and in 1775 the first lessons were given in Rum. This first took place in the houses of the farmers, a school house was only built in 1818. In 1826 Rum received its own pastor; between 1862 and 1865 the church was restored and expanded again.

As a result of the First World War , 23 Rumer died, and times of emergency broke out in the place. A dowser suspected a coal deposit below the municipal area around 1920. However, one borehole did not unearth any coal, but the up to twenty meters high water fountain from an artesian spring , which had to be closed again under difficult circumstances.

In the Second World War, 91 men lost their lives. In 1938 a military camp was built at the west end of Rum, which came into US hands in May 1945 and was used by the French occupation as a prisoner of war camp from August . The warehouse, used again by the Americans between 1953 and 1955, came into Austrian possession in September 1955.

In 1940 Rum received a parish vicariate and in 1948 it became its own parish . In 1966 and 1967 the church was brought back into a baroque style.

During this time, construction began so far because of the risk of mudslides in uninhabited land. The proximity to Innsbruck fueled the already large population growth, so that a completely new district, namely Neu-Rum, was created, for which a new infrastructural system also had to be developed. In 1976 its own parish was established there, which in 1988 became the seat of a newly founded local parish. In 1987 rum received the status of a market town.

Population development

The greatest increases in the number of inhabitants are related to the Olympic Winter Games in 1964 and 1976. The Olympic Village was built or expanded on these occasions .


The municipal council consists of 19 members and has been composed of mandates from the following parties since the 2016 municipal council election:

  • 9 BGM-SP: Mayor Edgar Kopp, SP Rum and non-party members
  • 5 VP: Future Rum - Team Saurwein - VP
  • 2 GREENS: GREENS for rum
  • 2 FPÖ: FPÖ rum
  • 1 the new RUM team Josef Karbon
  • since 1987 Edgar Kopp (List of Mayor Edgar Kopp, SP Rum and non-party members)

coat of arms

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The blazon of the Rumer coat of arms reads:

"In blue three silver bars, each deepened by two inclined steps."

The inclined steps should represent the barriers as part of the Rumer mudslide defense.


The local area of ​​Rum merges seamlessly into Innsbruck's urban area, is also supplied by the Innsbruck municipal and transport companies and has therefore long been a functional district of Innsbruck. However, efforts to incorporate them have so far been unsuccessful.


Culture and sights

See also:  List of listed objects in Rum (Tyrol)


  • Klaus Händl (born September 17, 1969 in Rum), Austrian writer and film director
  • Ulrike Hölzl (born February 3, 1975 in Rum), Austrian snowboarder
  • Ingrid Felipe (born August 22, 1978 in Hall i. T.), Austrian politician (Greens)
  • Wilhelm Denifl (born November 10, 1980 in Rum), Austrian Nordic combined athlete
  • Andreas Pichler (born May 10, 1981 in Rum), Austrian jazz musician
  • Matthias Pichler (born May 10, 1981 in Rum), Austrian jazz musician
  • Nina Hartmann (born November 27, 1981 in Rum), Austrian actress and cabaret artist
  • Andreas Heiss (born April 18, 1983 in Rum), Austrian football referee
  • Katharina Straßer (* 1984 in Rum), Austrian actress
  • Sigrid Maurer (born March 19, 1985 in Rum), Austrian politician (Greens)
  • Olivia Peter (born September 23, 1985 in Rum), Austrian radio presenter
  • Christina Hengster (born February 4, 1986 in Rum), Austrian bobsleigh athlete
  • Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (born November 8, 1986 in Rum), Austrian tennis player
  • Clemens Walch (born July 10, 1987 in Rum), Austrian football professional
  • Fabian Koch (born June 24, 1989 in Rum), Austrian football professional

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1 , 2015 according to census district (area status May 1, 2015) (Excel file, 421 kB), accessed on July 29, 2015
  2. Martin Bitschnau , Hannes Obermair : Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Department: The documents on the history of the Inn, Eisack and Pustertal valleys. Vol. 2: 1140-1200 . Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2012, ISBN 978-3-7030-0485-8 , p. 77-78 No. 472 .
  5. ↑ The veteran Kopp goes one better in 2016 Tiroler Tageszeitung , January 27, 2015