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Trins (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Tyrol
Political District : Innsbruck country
License plate : IL
Surface: 48.78 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 5 '  N , 11 ° 25'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 5 '0 "  N , 11 ° 25' 1"  E
Height : 1233  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,323 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 27 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 6152
Area code : 05275
Community code : 7 03 59
Address of the
municipal administration:
Trins 36
6152 Trins
Mayor : Mario Nocker (Trins Together)
Municipal Council : (2016)
(13 members)
  • 5 Trins open home list
  • 3 For Trins
  • 5 Trins Together
Location of Trins in the Innsbruck-Land district
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Trins seen from the north
Trins seen from the north
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Trins is a municipality with 1,323 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Innsbruck-Land district in Tyrol ( Austria ). The municipality is located in the judicial district of Innsbruck .



Trins is located in the front part of the Gschnitztal , which branches off from the Wipptal near Steinach am Brenner , at the foot of the 2241  m high Blaser .

Community structure

This from the same cadastral existing municipal territory includes the following in addition to Trins as village qualified localities:

  • Bichl
  • Galtschein settlement
  • Greitenwiesen
  • Conduct
  • Pirchet

Neighboring communities

Neustift in the Stubai Valley
Neighboring communities Steinach am Brenner
Gschnitz Obernberg am Brenner Gries on the burner


The name Trins is first mentioned in a document from Scheyern Abbey around 1077/80 as "Trunnis" .

The houses of Trins crowd together in a Rhaeto-Romanic style to form a winding village.

The community is an old mining village , was started in only after the closure of the mines in the 17th century with agriculture. Antimony, copper and lead were mined.

Trins has been an independent municipality since 1811. In the 1970s, Trin's location was in the film " The Forgotten Valley " by director James Clavell.

Population development

coat of arms

Blazon : In gold, a raised black bar, pinned on top, underneath a gable-free red rafter. The colors of the municipality flag are red and yellow.

The coat of arms was awarded in 1994 by the Tyrolean state government. The black battlements stand for Schneeberg Castle, the red rafters for the Trins moraine on which the castle rises. The golden tip as well as the colors red and gold were taken from the coat of arms of the Säben monastery , which in the late Middle Ages owned Schneeberg as a sovereign fiefdom.

Culture and sights

  • Parish church hl. Georg with cemetery chapel and warrior chapel: late Gothic, first mentioned in a document in 1359
  • Pilgrimage chapel St. Magdalena : the little mountain church of St. Magdalena was first mentioned in 1307 and, as a special feature of North Tyrol, contains Romanesque wall paintings from the 13th century
  • Chapel of St. Antony
  • Chapel of St. Anna
  • Chapel of St. Barbara
  • Chapel of St. Joseph
  • Calvary with crucifix
  • Schneeberg Castle : the remarkable monument is located on the post-glacial Trins moraine and largely dates from the 18th century
  • Parish dedication
  • School building: renovated in 2014


The municipality of Trins belongs to the association area of ​​the Wipptal tourism association and is a balanced summer and winter tourism location. The Gschnitztal is the valley with the most mountain huts in the Wipptal . There are a total of six managed huts and alpine pastures (Blaserhütte, Padasterjochhaus , Innsbrucker Hütte , Bremer Hütte , Austrian Tribulaunhütte, St. Magdalena snack bar ), three of which are in the Trins municipality (Blaserhütte, Padasterjochhaus, St. Magdalena snack bar).


The community operates a small pommel lift, which is rarely in use due to the thin snow in the valley. Approx. 45 km of classic and skating-style trails lead through the Gschnitztal, which are free of charge. Parking spaces are chargeable. A winter hiking trail leads through the Gschnitztal. Snowshoe hikes are z. B. possible on the Blaser.


In Trins there are many hiking opportunities to the surrounding huts and alpine pastures. The most famous mountain is the Blaser , which is best known for its flora. The mountain belongs to the Serles-Habicht-Zuckerhütl conservation area. The managed huts can be accessed via the Gschnitztaler Hut Tour (6 stages) in a round tour around the Gschnitztal. Start is either at the Blaserhütte or on the opposite side at the Nösslachjoch (ascent with the Bergeralm gondola ). Mountain bike trails usually lead to the huts, so you can ride a bike / e-bike to the hut and then climb to the summit (bike and hike). In summer there are pitches for campers with electricity at the soccer field in Trins, which are operated by the municipality.


Sons and Daughters of the Church:

associated with Trins:

  • Richard Wettstein (1863–1931), botanist: died in Trins
  • Theodor Rittler (1876–1967), criminal lawyer: lives in Trins
  • Rudolf Borchardt (1877–1945), writer: died and buried in Trins
  • Fritz von Wettstein (1895–1945), botanist: died in Trins
  • Otto Sarnthein (* 1947), State Commander of the Federation of Tyrolean Rifle Companies: Captain of the Trins Company


In 1940/41, the local propaganda drama Weather Lights about Barbara with Sybille Schmitz , Attila Hörbiger , Maria Koppenhöfer, Oskar Sima and others was partly filmed in Trins.

At the height of the Vietnam War in 1969 or in Trins were also shooting of the anti-war film The Last Valley instead (The Last Valley) with Michael Caine and Omar Sharif. The picturesque mountain scenery of the Gschnitztal also appears in films such as The Bourne Identity and 3 Rooms / Kitchen / Bath .

Web links

Commons : Trins  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Trins , in the history database ofthe association "fontes historiae - sources of history"

Individual evidence

  1. 4th part: Municipalities - Tyrol - 246. Trins . In: Austrian official calendar online . Jusline (Verlag Österreich), Vienna 2002–, ZDB -ID 2126440-5 , accessed on May 1, 2017.
  2. Martin Bitschnau , Hannes Obermair : Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Department: The documents on the history of the Inn, Eisack and Pustertal valleys. Volume 1: By the year 1140 . Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2009, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 , p. 223-224, No. 253 .
  3. 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 .
  4. ^ Municipality of Trins: municipality coat of arms
  5. ^ Dehio Tirol 1980 , pages 816ff
  6. Trins , in the history database of the association "fontes historiae - sources of history"
  7. ^ Decoration of honor of the state to Otto Sarnthein , mein, February 25, 2013