The unusual name of this district is derived from Chranawittu, the Old High German name for juniper. And this, strictly speaking the dwarf juniper, grows particularly well and gladly in the Nordketten area above Kranebitten up to the Martinswand!
Already established in the 14th century, it was not until the construction of the Mittenwald Railway at the beginning of the 20th century that lively building and settlement activity began. in 1947, the airport moved from Reichenau to Kranebitten on the so-called Ulfiswiese, which was formerly used for agriculture. In addition to the airport, the camping site is important for tourism and business.
From Kranebitten upstream, along a length of 2 kilometers along the northern bank of the Inn River, the Kranebitter Innauen extend, which together with the Völser Innauen on the opposite side form the last remnant of the Innauen around Innsbruck. They are an important feeding and breeding ground for many bird species, some of which are endangered, as well as a resting place for migrating small birds.