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Thiersee (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Kufstein
License plate : KU
Main town : Vorderthiersee
Surface: 108.56 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 34 '  N , 12 ° 5'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 34 '0 "  N , 12 ° 5' 0"  E
Height : 678  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,033 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 6335
Area code : 05376
Community code : 7 05 27
Address of the
municipal administration:
Vorderthiersee 44
6335 Thiersee
Mayor : Hannes Juffinger ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2016)
(15 members)

3 List of Mayors Thiersee - BLT,
4 List Landl - LL,
2 Joint Hinterthierseer List - GHL,
3 List-Thiersee-Mitterland - LTM,
2 Project Impulse Thiersee - PIT, Freedom Thierseer List-FPÖ - FPÖ

Location of Thiersee in the Kufstein district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Church and school house in Hinterthiersee

Thiersee is a municipality with 3033 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the state of Tyrol , Kufstein district , Austria . The community is located in the judicial district of Kufstein .


The community area southeast of the Ursprungpass on the Thiersee of the same name extends in the Thierseetal and borders directly on the Free State of Bavaria .

In terms of area, Thiersee is the second largest municipality in the Kufstein district and thus even larger than the city of Innsbruck . The highest point in the municipality is the summit of the Hinterer Sonnwendjoch at 1986  m above sea level. A. , the lowest point is 616  m above sea level. A. high. 10.36 km² of the community area is used for agriculture, 15.42 km² are alpine pastures and 76.16 km² are forests.

Community structure

The municipality consists of the only cadastral municipality Thiersee and is divided into six localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Alpine pastures (1)
  • Hinterthiersee (501)
  • Landl (485)
  • Mitterland (552)
  • Schmiedtal (194)
  • Vorderthiersee (1300)

Neighboring communities


Thiersee was first mentioned in writing in 1224 and belonged to Bavaria until 1504.

During the War of the Spanish Succession , the place was badly damaged several times by looting and pillage between 1702 and 1704.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Thiersee was a rural community that was not open to traffic. A road from Kufstein to Thiersee was only built during the First World War . In the decades that followed, there was considerable construction activity in Thiersee, with a tendency towards urban sprawl.

Passion play

In 1799 the people of Thiersee vowed to perform the suffering and death of the Savior in front of the Margarethen Church three times a year during Lent in order to keep their valley from war. The first playhouse was built in the same year. Again and again authorities forbade the game, but the Thiersee faithfully adhered to their vows.

In 1926 a new playhouse was built that can accommodate 1,000 visitors. Today the Passion Play takes place every 6 years. The people of Thiersee do not see their game as cultivating customs, but as a living commitment to the Christian faith.

In 1999 the 200th anniversary of the Passion Play was celebrated. For this purpose, two outbuildings were added to the Passion Play House and the forecourt was redesigned.

Thiersee film history

Thiersee was the center of Austrian film production from 1946 to 1952. A total of 18 feature films were produced in the film studio during the period mentioned. The second Austrian post-war production "Wintermelodie" by producer and director Eduard Wieser premiered on August 14, 1947 in Vienna. The films shot in Thiersee also include “ Das doppelte Lottchen ”, “ Eroica ”, “ Blaubart ”, “Der Weibsteufel” and “Maria Chapdelaine”. French, English, German, Austrian and Swiss production companies were involved in the various films. Stars like Oskar Werner , Curd Jürgens , Attila Hörbiger , Paula Wessely , Hilde Krahl , Brigitte Horney and Hans Albers stood in front of the camera in Thiersee. In mid-1952 the film studio in Thiersee was given up by the ÖFA (Wienfilm) in favor of its Vienna studios. The Thierseer studio is still the only location-bound film studio in Tyrol.

Culture and sights

See also:  List of listed objects in Thiersee
Passion Play House


In Thiersee there are regular festivals and events organized by local associations, especially in summer. The next Thiersee Passion Play will take place in 2022.

In September 2012 the series of events "SiXPACK & Friends goes Musical 2012" took place in the Thiersee Festival Hall. The special thing about the successful production was, among other things, the fact that all participants, 22 actors, 18 musicians and 20 technicians come from the town of Thiersee.


  • Mountain rescue service Thiersee
  • Jakob Sieberer Schützenkompanie Landl, since 1959
  • Federal music band Landl
  • Young farmers / rural youth Thiersee
  • Hinterthiersee music band
  • Noriker horse breeding association Thiersee
  • Fruit and horticultural association
  • Passion Play Association Thiersee
  • Traditional costume and traditional association
  • Volksbühne Alpenland Thiersee
  • Folk dance group Thiersee

sports clubs

  • SV Thiersee (ski and football club)
  • SC Hinterthiersee
  • SK Landl
  • EV Thiersee
  • Thiersee tennis club
  • Wuzzl Tenne (largest table football club in Tyrol)
  • Tri & Run Thiersee

Economy and Infrastructure

Thiersee is mainly characterized by agriculture, forestry and tourism. In terms of tourism, the swimming lake and the surrounding recreation and excursion area as well as the Passion Play are in the foreground. Many Thierseer commute to Kufstein and generally to the Inn Valley. One of the oldest companies in Thiersee is Aduis GmbH, which was founded in 1962 as a carpentry shop and is now a mail order company in the craft supplies sector.

The community is a member of the Kufsteinerland Tourism Association .

Fire brigades

  • Vorderthiersee
  • Mitterland
  • Rural
  • Hinterthiersee


Mayor is Hannes Juffinger, Deputy Mayor Silvia Schellhorn

Mayor since 1900

  • 1900–1913 Georg Marksteiner, farmer at Hansen
  • 1913–1914 Andreas Mairhofer, farmer in Gschwendt
  • 1914–1919 Georg Marksteiner, farmer at Hansen
  • 1919–1936 Johann Mairhofer, farmer in Ried
  • 1936–1938 Johann Juffinger, farmer in Birchmoos
  • 1938–1945 Michael Ellinger, farmer and baker
  • 1945–1947 Anton Mairhofer, Wagner
  • 1947–1965 Georg Marksteiner, farmer at Hansen
  • 1965–1974 Johann Hornbacher, farmer at the Langhof
  • 1974–1998 Johann Paukner, concrete skilled worker
  • 1998–2004 Johann Pirchmoser, sawmill
  • since 2004 Hannes Juffinger, employee

coat of arms

Coat of arms at thiersee.png

On the coat of arms awarded to the community in 1973, two lances indicate the Passion Play.


Honorary citizen

  • Otto von Habsburg (1912–2011), son of the emperor
  • Michael Wieser (1931–2009), pastor of Thiersee (honorary citizenship revoked in 2012)
  • 1999: Helmut Wlasak (1930–2012), chamber actor
  • 1999: Johann Paukner , Mayor (1974–1998)

Other personalities

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. Wuzzl Tenne table football club from Thiersee in the Lower Inn Valley in Tyrol
  3. Aduis
  4. Mayor from 1900 , Thiersee community, accessed on February 23, 2020.
  5. Kleine Zeitung (Carinthia) (June 22, 2012), p. 12.
  6. Jakob Sieberer , topic portal 1809, accessed on February 23, 2020. Jakob-Sieberer-Schützenkompanie Landl , Federation of Tyrolean Rifle Companies, accessed on February 23, 2020.