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Prutz Panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Prutz
Coat of arms
Prutz is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°04′35″N 10°39′49″E / 47.07639°N 10.66361°E / 47.07639; 10.66361Coordinates: 47°04′35″N 10°39′49″E / 47.07639°N 10.66361°E / 47.07639; 10.66361
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Landeck
 • Mayor Walter Gaim
 • Total 9.74 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Elevation 864 m (2,835 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,752
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6522
Area code 05472
Vehicle registration LA

Prutz is a municipality in the Landeck district in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Located at the mouth of the Kauner valley on the upper Inn, it is 10 km south of the city of Landeck and 1 km below Faggen. Primarily a tourist resort, the town's other main source of income is electricity generation at a hydro-power plant linked by as 14.8 km long pipe to the Gepatsch Reservoir (or Gepatsch Stausee), which was constructed in 1964.


Prutz, situated on the former Via Claudia Augusta, was a resting place and later post station from Carolingian times, with favourable opportunities for the development of a settlement. The place is first recorded in 1027–1034 as locus qui dicitur Bruttes ("the place called Bruttes") in relation to a dispute over tithes between the bishops' churches of Brixen and Regensburg.[2] The Late Gothic parish church was refurbished in the Baroque style in the 17th century.

In 1903 a disastrous fire destroyed the greater part of the village, although the typical West Tyrolean layout of close housing still remains in the centre.

Prutz was originally administratively part of Ried im Oberinntal, which was dissolved as an administrative unit in 1978, when Prutz became part of Landeck.


  • The parish church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary (Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt), with Chapel of St Anthony, graveyard with two chapels and adjoining priest's house
  • Kaltenbrunner Chapel at the southern end of the village
  • Lourdes Chapel and Calvary in Entbruck
  • Tullen Chapel to the south-west of the old Inntal road
  • Wiesele, a former hermitage on a wooded mountain slope
  • Late Gothic houses in the village centre, and two outlying towers
  • Pontlatz bridge, an iron parallel bridge of 1899



  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ Martin Bitschnau, Hannes Obermair (2009) (in German), Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Abteilung: Die Urkunden zur Geschichte des Inn-, Eisack- und Pustertals. Bd. 1: Bis zum Jahr 1140, Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner, pp. 173–174 Nr. 200, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 

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