Steinach am Brenner
Steinach am Brenner
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|Political District :||Innsbruck country|
|License plate :||IL|
|Residents :||3,646 (January 1, 2020)|
|Postal code :||6150|
|Area code :||05272|
|Community code :||7 03 55|
|Address of the
6150 Steinach am Brenner
|Mayor :||Josef Hautz ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : (2010)
|Location of Steinach am Brenner in the Innsbruck-Land district|
Steinach am Brenner from the south
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Steinach am Brenner is a market town with 3646 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Innsbruck-Land district in Tyrol ( Austria ). The municipality is located in the judicial district of Innsbruck .
Steinach is located in the northern part of the Wipptal at the mouth of the Gschnitztal , on the Sill River , about 20 km south of Innsbruck . The baroque parish church with a mighty double tower facade and neo-Romanesque vestibule dominates.
The closed town center is on Brennerstraße B 182, and the settlement is spread over numerous hamlets and farms, with new buildings that have been built in recent years.
The municipality includes the following three localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Walls (577)
- Stafflach (338)
- Steinach am Brenner (2731)
The community consists of the cadastral community Steinach.
There are new settlements on Höhenweg, Hochacker, Schlurnweg and Erlach.
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Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Steinach
The name Steinach (formerly "Steina") comes from the large number of large stones ("Bach foundlinge"). The settlement, which at that time still belonged to the Matrei court, was first mentioned in a document in 1242: In the imbreviatures of the Bozen notary Jakob Haas from that year, Heinrich von Welsberg enfeoffed Kuno von Matrei with a “hůabe ad Stainach” . The seat of the court was later relocated to Aufenstein at the entrance of the Navistal and in 1349 to Steinach , where the district court existed until 1977.
Steinach was designated as a market as early as 1407, the official market survey did not take place until 1936. During the Second World War, the place suffered major bomb damage (bombardment of the railway line, destruction of several houses and the Kirchebner leather factory). Several well-known personalities such as the Elector Max Emanuel stayed in Steinach , and Andreas Hofer also set up his headquarters in the market town several times.
Its location on the important north-south axis across the Alps made Steinach the capital of the North Tyrolean Wipptal. As a result, the place was particularly burdened with through traffic in the second half of the 20th century. The construction of the Brenner autobahn in 1971 provided some relief.
The last mayoral elections took place at the same time as the municipal council elections on February 28, 2016. Josef Hautz was elected mayor and Thomas Stockhammer was elected vice mayor.
|Political party||percent||be right||Seats on the local council|
|General home list||58.86%||1182||10|
|Together for Steinach-SPÖ||8.52%||171||1|
|FPÖ - More for Steinach||13.10%||263||2|
|The new force||15.24%||306||2|
|Walfried's home list New||4.28%||86|
Economy and Infrastructure
Steinach has a connection to the A 13 Brenner motorway and to the Brennerbahn with a train station. It is noteworthy that the train station was called “ Steinach in Tirol ” by the Austrian Federal Railways . So you can read it on the signs at the train station and also on the VVT network , while Steinach a. Br. Train stop and in the ÖBB timetable Steinach am Brenner train station .
Steinach is the southern terminus of the S-Bahn Tirol line and is on the S-Bahn Tirol line between Innsbruck and Brenner . From Steinach train station there are very good bus connections to the Gschnitztal, Obernbergtal, Schmirn and Valsertal side valleys.
- Orgelbau Pirchner , Raffl Bergbahnen Bergeralm, doors Koch, Raffl Stahlbau,
The community has a shooting range, a heated outdoor swimming pool, publicly accessible indoor pools, an ice rink, football / tennis facilities and a very modern ski area.
The place Steinach belongs to the tourism association Wipptal, whose association area includes not only the places in the main valley but also the side valleys of the northern Wipptal. The main office of the association and the largest information office for guests are located in the town hall in Steinach. Steinach is primarily characterized by the Bergeralm ski and leisure arena, the only ski area in the northern Wipptal. Numerous hiking trails, alpine pastures and mountain huts in the area, the entrance to the Gschnitztal and above all the Bergeralm ski and leisure arena make the place a summer and winter tourism community. In the town center there are several hotels with overnight accommodation: Aktivhotel Zur Rose, Hotel Wilder Mann, Hotel Post and Hotel Wipptaler Hof on the Brenner motorway , the JUFA Hotel opposite the Bergeralm valley station and the Schützenwirt inn in Plon. There are also a few holiday apartments and private landlords in Steinach and the surrounding area. There are also restaurants of all kinds. Since April 2016 there has also been an interactive information center on the construction of the Brenner Base Tunnel , the “Tunnel Worlds”, where everything to do with tunnel construction is clearly explained. The construction site of the Brenner Base Tunnel and the largest landfill in the Padastertal can be visited as part of guided tours by the tourism association. In winter, the whole family gets their money's worth with ice skating in the indoor ice rink or they can try their hand at a game of ice stock sport.
Thanks to the high density of snow cannons, the Bergeralm ski area guarantees perfect slope conditions from November to April for around 30 kilometers of slopes. The comparatively small ski area has mainly focused on families and sport skiers. At the middle station there is a dedicated children's area with a magic carpet and practice slope as well as free childcare in the panorama restaurant. In selected periods there is a free children's ski course for 3 to 5 year olds. The ski area offers night skiing three days a week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). There is also an illuminated toboggan run from the middle station to the valley station. At the valley station there is a ski school, a small café, après-ski bars and at the middle station there is the panorama restaurant, the restaurant Bärenfalle and the old Bergeralm hut. Since autumn 2017 there has been a new combined lift with heated armchairs and gondolas from the middle station to the mountain station on the Nösslachjoch. It is the second fastest combined lift in Europe.
In addition to the ski area, there are beautiful winter hiking trails and an indoor ice rink with ice skate rental.
In summer, the Bergeralm Bergbahnen operate the Bikepark Tirol with the bike swing and various downhill routes into the valley. At the valley station there is a bike rental with service and sales (wipprad) for MTB, downhill bikes and e-bikes. For families, the “Bärenbachl Water and Adventure World” with the forest themed trail at the middle station is an ideal destination. Hikers can comfortably shorten the ascent to the middle station with the gondola lift and, since 2017, use the new combined lift to climb to the Nösslachjoch at approx.. There are many beautiful hiking trails and refreshment stops in huts around the Bergeralm area.
Culture and sights
In addition to the parish church consecrated to St. Erasmus, you can visit several smaller chapels as well as the subsidiary churches of St. Ursula and St. Ulrich.
Other buildings worth seeing are the courthouse (a former hunting lodge of Emperor Maximilian - the field name "Schlossanger" is evidence of this) and the neo-Gothic Widum.
The villas from the turn of the century are also worth mentioning, some of which, however, had to give way to new buildings.
- Ferdinand Adam von Pernau (1660–1731), nobleman, privy councilor, ornithologist and translator
- Martin Knoller (1725–1804), painter
- Franz Muigg (1808–1880), curate of Vinaders and local researcher
- Ludwig Lantschner (1826–1913), physician and professor at the University of Innsbruck
- Josef von Stadl (1828–1893), builder and architect
- Georg Luger (1849–1923), weapons technician
- Andreas Strickner (1863–1949), painter
- Alfons Graber (1901–1990), painter, worked here from 1944 until his death
- Walter Riml (1905–1994), cameraman and actor
- Max Bair (1917–2000), from the district of Puig, interbrigadist in the Spanish Civil War , resistance fighter against National Socialism
- Heini Messner (* 1939), former ski world cup runner, trainer of the ÖSV women's wonder team in the early 1970s, winner of the first ski world cup race in history and bronze medal winner in 1972 in Sapporo / Japan
- Hubert Rauch (1947–2016), politician, former mayor of Steinach
- Franz Oppurg (1948–1981), mountaineer, made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest in 1978
- Clemens Aigner (* 1993), ski jumper
- Community website
- Steinach , in the history database ofthe association "fontes historiae - sources of history"
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Hans von Voltelini , Franz Huter : Die Südtiroler Notariats-Imbreviaturen of the 13th century. Part 2 (Acta Tirolensia 4). Innsbruck: Wagner 1951, pp. 44-46, no. 83b.
- Egon Pinzer: The Wipptal and its side valleys: a journey from Innsbruck to the Brenner in words and pictures . Löwenzahn, Innsbruck 2002, ISBN 3-7066-2266-1 .
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