Hollersbach im Pinzgau

  • ÖVP: 7
  • SPÖ: 4
  • FPÖ: 2

Hollersbach is an Austrian municipality in the district of Zell am See (Pinzgau ), Salzburger Land with 1142 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013). It is located in the region of Upper Pinzgau, about 4.5 kilometers from the main town of Mittersill, as well as 32 kilometers from the district capital of Zell am See and belongs to the National Park Hohe Tauern communities.

  • 3.1 community
  • 3.2 kindergarten and schools
  • 3.3 parish
  • 4.1 Demographics
  • 6.1 Municipal Council
  • 6.2 Coat of Arms
  • 6.3 Town twinning
  • 7.1 associations

Origin of the name

According Lahnsteiner the place name is due to the located at the exit of the valley numerous to place elderberry shrubs that were eponymous for this tributary of the Salzach and thus the site.


The center of Hollerbach lies at an elevation of 806 meters at the entrance of the Hollersbachtals, on the right - southern, shady side - the banks of the Salzach. The eponymous Hollerbach, arising in the Hohe Tauern, opens shortly after the town center, north of the Gerlosstrasse, in the Salzach. With 76.95 km ² Hollerbach belongs geographically to the medium-sized towns in the district of Zell am See.

Neighboring communities

Community structure

The municipal area covers seven villages (in brackets population as at 31 October 2011):

  • Arndorf ( 0)
  • Grubing (187 )
  • Hollersbach (314 )
  • Jochberg (119 )
  • Lämmerbichl (32 )
  • Reitlehen ( 455 )
  • Bach Rescue (9 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Hollerbach and Jochberg.

In 1936, ceded some areas of Arndorf, Rettenbachferner, Lämmerbichl and Jochberg at Hollerbach in the wake of the Association of Mittersill market and country. 1939-45, as were everywhere constructed large municipalities in Austria after the Anschluss, was then Hollerbach incorporated completely to Mittersill. As Hollerbach after the 2nd World War was a separate municipality, the boundaries were redrawn.



Hollerbach forms a separate community with its own council (13 councilors ) and Mayor ( Günter Steiner, ÖVP).

The community Hollerbach has a registry office and leads the citizenship evidence for the entire municipality.

Hollerbach was until 2002 part of the judicial district of Mittersill and belongs since 2003 to the judicial district of Zell am See.

Together with eight other municipalities Oberpinzgau forms Hollerbach the Regional Association Oberpinzgau.

The community is, together with the other Oberpinzgau communities to Krimml, part of the Pollution Control Association Oberpinzgau West, which is responsible for the infrastructure concerning sewerage and proper disposal of waste water from the region.

After Kastralgemeinden the municipality Hollerbach divided into Hollerbach ( 57007 ) and Jochberg ( 57009 ).

The electoral districts Hollerbach counts in elections to the Austrian National Council ( Austria ) for regional constituency Lungau / Pinzgau / Pongau ( 5c), and for the provincial constituency of Salzburg. At the Salzburg state elections for parliament constituency Zell am See ( 6).

Kindergarten and schools

The community Hollerbach operates a community kindergarten and has a primary school.


The parish Hollerbach heard within the Archdiocese of Salzburg to the Dean's Office Stuhlfelden, in which it forms the Pfarrverband Stuhlfelden PV1 together with the parishes of Mittersill and Stuhlfelden.




Hollerbach was first documented in the year 1160. The neo-Romanesque parish church of St. Vitus dates only from 1893, the original church from the 14th century has been previously demolished.


Municipal council

The municipal council of Hollersbach has 13 members and is composed as follows since the local council elections in 2009 together:

  • 7 ÖVP
  • 4 SPO
  • 2 FPÖ

Directly elected mayor is Günter Steiner ( ÖVP).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the municipality is inclined right divided by one-half and three full lace front red and silver in the bottom right and top left farbverwechselte a golden inseminated elderflower.

The crest is speaking: the elder ( Austrian Holler ) on ( meandering ) stream.


Twinned with the French town of La Gacilly (Brittany ).

Culture and sights

  • Klausnerhaus: since 1350 there is documentary evidence; The Klausner house is a typical Pinzgauer Farm with stone wall and wooden upper floor and attic. Currently houses the Klausnerhaus the ORF National Park Studio, an information center of the National Park and a seminar center and a medicinal herb exhibition - the healing knowledge of Pinzgauerinnen was declared a UNESCO intangible world heritage in 2010.
  • Panorama Train: In 2004 /05, was built in Hollerbach a shuttle service to the ski gondola of Kitzbühel Lift Company at Pass Thurn.
  • Kunsthalle Kramerstall: The Kunsthalle Kramerstall is located in the center of Hollerbach and serves the cultural association Hollerbach as a home for the International Hollersbacher painter weeks. There are three studios of varying sizes in this object, which can be rented during the year as Mietatelier from interested artists.


  • Trachtenmusikkapelle


  • Elementary school Hollerbach
  • Secondary school Mittersill