Absam is a village located approximately 13 km east of Innsbruck, Austria. The village has an estimated population of 6,500. The area of Absam is about 52 km². The village was founded as a place of pilgrimage in 995. Absam lies 632m above Sea Level. It is possible to reach the village by using bus lines D and E from Innsbruck. The neighbourvillages of Absam are Thaur, Hall in Tirol, Mils, Innsbruck, Scharnitz, Gnadenwald, Vomp and Fritzens.

The church of Absam

On the 24th June 2000, the church of Absam was reclassified as a basilica although there had been no petition for such a change by the church community.

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