Hippach is a municipality with 1401 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.


Hippach is located in the Zillertal, west of the Ziller. The municipality consists of the linear village on a debris cone and many hamlets and isolated farms on the steep slopes of the densely populated Schwendberg mountain and the north subsequent Laimacher and Gugglberges.

Hippach now forms the cultural and sport center of the communities Hippach, Ramsau and Schwendau.

Hippach use many facilities in common with the neighboring community Schwendau, the two municipal offices are housed in the same building in Schwendau (only 30 meters from the common boundary of the municipality ).

Neighboring communities

Add a mountain, Ramsau im Zillertal, Schwendau, Tux, Weer mountainside, Zell am Ziller Zell mountain


The place name Hippach, called in history Huet Bach, Hüttbach, Hipach, is of German origin and was first mentioned in documents in 1299. The name Schwendberg first appears in 1318. Laimach was first documented in 1350.

Hippach was relatively early, a well-known tourist in the Ziller Valley, this was the former bath at. From Hippach from the triumph came the Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" in the world.


Hippach is a major tourist destination, and there are smaller farms and a large proportion of commuters.

Culture and sights

  • Talbach Waterfall in Laimach on the border of Zell am Ziller
  • Laimacher waterfall in Laimach above the Dorfaue
  • Ziller promenade along the length of the town on the border with Ramsau
  • Zillertal High Road along the swidden mountain at about 2000 meters altitude
  • Silent Night Museum near the village green in Laimach


The community is conveniently properly connected on the road and the Zillertal Zillertal Railway to the Ramsau Electronic Guest station. From the hamlet of Schwendberg one of several access roads to the Zillertal High Road, a road trip which runs along the western Talhangs the Zillertal begins.


  • Franz Egger (1836-1918), Prince-Bishop of Brixen
  • John Baptist Katschthaler (1832-1914), Archbishop of Salzburg
  • Georg Maikl (1872-1951), lyric tenor
  • Bonaventura fallers (1848-1930), Attorney General of Cistercians of the Strict Observance