Absam is idyllically located along the Way of St. James, a famous pilgrimage trail snaking across all Europe. Since the 18th century, Tyrol's most famous St. Mary's pilgrimage site is to be found in Absam - LINK.
Absam looking south
The village of Absam is situated south of the Karwendel Mountain Range, at the entrance of the Hall Valley. "Abazanes", as it used to be called, was first mentioned in documents in 995 AD.The economy in the municipality has mainly been based on salt mining of Hall in Tirol as well as on “Swarovski-Optik”, a subsidiary company of Swarovski that settled down in 1947.
Population ca 7.000.