Brandberg, Tyrol

Brandberg is a municipality with 354 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the Zillertal and belongs to the district of Schwaz in Tirol ( Austria ). The municipality is located in the judicial district of Zell am Ziller.

  • 2.1 Coat of Arms


Brandenberg is located in the Ziller reason, a tributary of the upper Zillertal, branching near Mayrhofen and is crossed by Ziller. The municipality occupies almost the entire Ziller reason and extends to the border with South Tyrol ( Italy). The eponymous main village is located about 200 m above the Ziller, while the other settlement is characterized by several farms and hamlets. The south- exposed position owes the community sunshine all day. The highest courts are located at about 1300 m above sea level. An obvious peak is Brandenberger Kolm (2700 m).

Community structure

Brandberg consists of a single, same cadastral and village.

Brandenberg ( 156.48 km ²)

Brandenberg ( R)

The most important of the abbreviations used are:

  • M = center of the municipality
  • Stt = district
  • R = Rotte
  • W = hamlet
  • D = village
  • ZH = Scattered houses
  • Sdlg = settlement
  • E = bowery (only if they have their own town code)

The complete list that uses the Statistics Austria, can be found at Topographic settlement Labelling according to STAT

Please note that some places may have different spellings. So Katastralgemeinden write differently than the same localities.

Source: Statistics Austria -

The municipality consists of the villages Pignellen, web Lach village, Windhag, Emberg, stone, Ahornach, pits, Ritzl - Pötzmann, Nößlrain - Klaushof, Häusling, Au and Bärenbad.


The name Brandberg (formerly known as Pramberg, Pramach called ) is derived either from Brombeerschlag or by a slash and burn. In the 12th century the Brandberg Archbishop of Salzburg was cultivated in a single clearing action. At that time, five Schwaigen ( stockyards ) were created, who had to do the responsible Maierhof interest and payments in kind. It was operated with the South Tyrol Ahrntal exchange economy over the yokes. The Schwaighöfe were gradually divided.

Until 1801 Brandenberg was a separate fiscal and administrative Sprengel, which also belonged to Mayrhofen.

1837 had to leave their homeland 427 Zillertal Inklinanten. Among them were 89 people from Brandberg, representing almost a third of the population. 416 emigrated to Lower Silesia, eleven of them to Carinthia and Styria in existing tolerance communities.

In 1960, the road link was expanded to boost tourism. 1987 Zillergründl was completed.

Coat of arms

1984, the municipality of Brandenberg was awarded a coat of arms. It turns into a golden green tip is, in a green Brombeerstengel with leaves and black fruit.


Main sources of income are agriculture and tourism, with Brandenberg in contrast to Mayrhofen promotes sustainable tourism. In addition, the generation of electrical energy ( Zillergründl with power plant) plays a role. In the side valleys of the Ziller Gründls mainly seasonal Serviced operated.

In the area of ​​community are two refuges ( Kolmhaus 1845 m and Plauen hut 2373 m).

Culture and sights


From Mayrhofen two routes lead to Brandberg. One is known as the gorge trail, the second and also more modern through the Brandenberg tunnel, a tunnel of Hollenzen ( a district of Mayrhofen ) towards Ziller reason and then on to Brandberg. In the meantime, however, the renovation and expansion of the previously loaded in a relatively poor state of construction gorge trail was tackled. The Zillertal Railway has its terminus in Mayrhofen, from there, there is bus service.

Sons and daughters of the town