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Sautens (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Imst
License plate : IN THE
Surface: 11.6 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 12 '  N , 10 ° 52'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 12 '30 "  N , 10 ° 51' 55"  E
Height : 812  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,623 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 140 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 6432
Area code : 05252
Community code : 7 02 18
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorfstrasse 55
6432 Sautens
Mayor : Manfred Köll (Certainly forwards - New Mayor List - Team Fredi Köll)
Municipal Council : (2016)
(13 members)

6 Certainly one step ahead - List of Mayors - Fredi Köll, 7 Sautner Impulse

Location of Sautens 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 Sautens in the Imst district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Sautens is a municipality in the Imst district ( Silz judicial district ) in Tyrol in Austria with 1623 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020).


Sautens is located at the entrance to the Ötztal , on two wide murk cones .

The community, located away from the main road, is made up of several districts, which are now connected in a long row of houses to form a town center. To the southeast are the hamlets of Ritzlerhof and Haderlehn. The area is sunny and sheltered from the wind and has a particularly mild climate, which makes agriculture, especially fruit growing, possible. Some of the fruit is processed into fruit schnapps on site.

Calendar peculiarity

Due to the imposing height of the “rock monument” of the Acherkogel in the neighboring village of Oetz , the municipality of Sautens can experience extraordinary sunrises. The physical laws of the diffraction phenomena of light mean that in Sautens the beginning of spring and autumn is displayed in a corridor of less than 100 meters.

Neighboring communities


Sautens has probably been settled since prehistoric times, and the place name is also assumed to be of pre-Roman origin.

From the 8th century, Bavarians settled on the two murk cones. Several farms that belonged to different landlords have been occupied since the 14th century. In the 18th century there was little production for copper gravel above Sautens . Sautens was still associated with Oetz until 1836 , after which it became an independent municipality.

The mudslide threatened the municipality again and again, but extensive building measures had been taken since 1903.

After the construction of the railway through the Upper Inn Valley (1884) and the construction of the new road from Ötztal-Bahnhof to Oetz on the right bank of the Ötztaler Ache , the old village road became meaningless. With the construction of a bridge over the Ache and a road to Sautens, the formerly rural village turned into a tourist destination.

Presumably in the 18th century a 14 centimeter high metal figure was found in the Sautner fields, which is said to have depicted Venus, the Roman goddess of love. At least that is what the archaeologist Franz Miltner reported during the Second World War. At the time, however, he also said that the figure had disappeared. What has been preserved is a drawing of the statue from the end of the 18th century.

Population development

Culture and sights

New Parish Church (2013)
  • Old parish church: built in 1517, enlarged twice, has served profane purposes since the inauguration of the new parish church (1831 in the style of late classicism )
  • New parish church in Sautens : built from 1828 to 1830 in the style of late classicism , renovated in 2007.
  • A “Maschgarade”, organized by the Sautner Association of the same name, takes place irregularly during Carnival . The highlight is the Flitschelarlauf, in which selected actors slip into a costume that weighs up to 30 kg and is made from the leaves of corn on the cob ("Flitschenknöpf").


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Bernhard Stecher: wöll töll completely - the myth of the Ötztal . Oetz 2017, ISBN 978-3-200-05132-4 , pp. 158-160 .
  2. Bernhard Stecher: wöll töll completely - the myth of the Ötztal . 1st edition. Oetz 2017, ISBN 978-3-200-05132-4 , pp. 161 .
  3. Hubert Daum: "Flitschelar" ask for Maschgarade , Tiroler Tageszeitung from February 23, 2017.