Utzenaich ( Bavarian: Ùtznoa ) is a municipality in Upper Austria in the district of Ried in the Innviertel with 1535 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) about 7 km north of Ried. The municipality is located in the judicial district of Ried.


Utzenaich is located on 398 m altitude in Innviertel. The expansion is 6.1 kilometers from north to south, from west to east 5.9 km. The total area is 20.2 km ². 8.9% of the area is forested, 81.2 % of the area is used for agriculture.

Neighboring communities


Quarters are Aigen, Albertsedt, Antiesen, then, Dietarding, Dobl, Dulmading, Etting, Flöcklern, Gaisbach, Gunderpolling, Kingdom of Heaven, Murau, Raven ford Reschenedt, Stelzham, rhinestones, Unterhasel Mountain, Utzenaich Because Bolden, Wilhelming, Wimm, Windhag, Wohlmuthen, Wolf road.

Coat of arms

Blazon: Under blue shield head, in a silver brook trout, in gold, a green, diagonally left asked, leafless branch with three acorns. The municipality colors are blue and yellow


Since the establishment of the Duchy of Bavaria, the place was Bavarian until 1779 and came to the Peace of Teschen with the Innviertel (then ' Innbaiern ') to Austria. During the Napoleonic Wars shortly Bavarian, it belongs since 1814 finally to Upper Austria. After the annexation of Austria to the German Reich on 13 March 1938, the town belonged to the " Upper Danube ". After 1945 the restoration of Upper Austria.

In October 1944, in the district Wilhelming a " fremdvölkisches children's home " set up, had taken off in the children, which one foreign civilian workers ( " Eastern workers " ), were housed. 34 of 60 infants died until 9 May 1945, poor supply and malnutrition.


Mayor Karl Ehwallner of the ÖVP.

Population Development

In 1991 the municipality had 1,385 inhabitants according to the census, in 2001 then 1499 inhabitants. Many new settlements were the population since 2001, constantly rising.

Culture and sights


In Utzenaich since May 2009, operates the first " Green Biorefinery " in Austria. In this demonstration plant silage is separated into its components in order to obtain lactic acid and amino acids. From the residues of biogas is recovered. The capacity of the plant is a ton of silage per hour.