|Land of the Federal Republic:||Tirol|
|political district:||Innsbruck country (IL)|
|surface:||10.8 km ²|
|geographical situation:|| 47° 16 ' n. Break. |
11° 35 o. L.
|Height:||564 m and. NN|
|inhabitant:||7291 (census 2001)|
|postal zip code:||6112|
|municipality code number:||70367|
|municipal office:|| Innsbrucker STR. 3|
|mayor:||KR Franz Troppmair (-)|
- Inhabitant: 7454 (2003)
- sea-height: 564 m
- surface: ² table of contents 1
, south the Inn, is appropriate for 10.8 km about 13 km east of Innsbruck in the animal oiler. To the Gemeindegebiet belongs also a part of the cotton wool valley, which leads into the Wattener Lizum.
of pieces of find from the La-Tene-time at the mountain-slope (“settlement heaven”) between Wattens and Volders witness from an early settlement of the so-called Fritzens Sanzeno culture. Find evaluations let assume that the Wattener washing cone was settled already in before-Roman time.
Wattens was mentioned for the first time documentary in the year 930. The 1559 established paper mill are considered as the oldest in Nordtirol. A further economic upswing took place with the settlement of the company Swarovski, which led also to a strong settlement development and which former farmer municipality changed.
there is economics
and infrastructure due to the residents of enterprises many a commuters to the municipality.
Wattens is at the Inn valley motorway with an exit and because of B 171. The station Fritzens Wattens lies north the Inn in the neighbour municipality Fritzens. Wattens is started also by regular regional penalties of the Unterlandes.
of the Glasschleifer Daniel Swarovski from Böhmen established itself on the search for water power in Wattens and created the enterprise for crystal glass, which is world-wide active today and has subsidiaries in Schwaz (Tyrolit abrasive) and Absam (Swarovski optics). www.swarovski.com
paper factory Wattens
you developed from the 1559 created paper mill and manufactures today special papers for cigarettes, filters and condensers, which are world-wide driven out.
André Heller established objects of interest Swarovski crystal worlds to the hundred-year firm anniversary of Swarovski 1995 in an artificial hill at the east end of the place a illusionistic glass world. On the inside modern miracle chambers (following the historical of lock Ambras) are accommodated with work of different artists about glass and crystal.
With annually more than 600.000 visitors they are after lock Schönbrunn at secondly most frequent visited object of interest of Austria.
The typewriter museum shows different models from the development of the typewriter.
The Rätersiedlung heaven is freely accessible as open air museum, individual pieces of find keeps the local history museum.
Absam | Aldrans | Ampass | Axams | Tree churches | Birgitz | Elbow | Flaurling | Fritzens | Fulpmes | Grace forest | Götzens | Gries at the burner | Gries in the Sellrain | Grinzens | Gschnitz | Resound in Tirol | Hatting | Inzing | Kematen in Tirol | Kolsass | Kolsassberg | Lans | Leutasch | Matrei at the burner | Mieders | Mils | Mühlbachl | Mutters | Natters | Navis | New pin in the Stubaital | Upper yards in the Inn valley | Upper mountain at the burner | Upper by foot | Patsch | Pettnau | Pfaff yards | Pfons | Polling in Tirol | Rank gene | Reith with sea-field | Run | Rum | Pc. Victory mouth in the Sellrain | Scharnitz | Schmirn | Beautiful mountain in the Stubaital | Sea-field in Tirol | Sellrain | Sistrans | Stone oh at the burner | Telfes in the Stubai | Telfs | Thaur | Trins | Tulfes | Unterperfuss | Vals | Völs | Volders | Cotton wool mountain | Wattens | Wildermieming | Zirl