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Abtenau (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : Hallein
License plate : HA
Main town : Abtenau
Surface: 187.08 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 34 '  N , 13 ° 21'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 33 '51 "  N , 13 ° 20' 47"  E
Height : 714  m above sea level A.
Residents : 5,886 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5441
Area code : 06243
Community code : 5 02 01
Address of the
municipal administration:
Markt 1
5441 Abtenau
Website: www.abtenau.at
Mayor : Johann Schnitzhofer ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(25 members)
18th 6th 
A total of 25 seats
Location of Abtenau in the Hallein district
Abtenau Adnet Annaberg-Lungötz Bad Vigaun Golling an der Salzach Hallein Krispl Kuchl Oberalm Puch bei Hallein Rußbach am Paß Gschütt Sankt Koloman Scheffau am TennengebirgeLocation of the municipality of Abtenau in the Hallein district (clickable map)
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The Abtenau basin, with the notch of the Lammer (looking north into the Osterhorn group)
The Abtenau basin , with the notch of the Lammer (looking north into the Osterhorn group )
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Abtenau is an Austrian market town in the Hallein district (State of Salzburg ) with 5886 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020).


The Tennengebirge , from Abtenau-Waldhof

The municipality is located in the Lammertal in the Tennengau of the Salzburg region, about 45 km south of Salzburg .

The municipality covers the entire middle valley of the Lammer , from the narrow point at Wallingwinkl (above the Lammeröfen ), with the lower Aubach as the border, to the narrow point at the Stümmelleitgraben between the Schober  ( 1791  m above sea level ) of the Tennengebirge and the Zwieselalm des Dachstein massif. The main settlement area is the Abtenau basin , the actual Abtenau corridor is on the Klausgraben , to the left south of the Lammer, on a plateau 100 meters above the Lammer.

In the north, the municipality extends to the main ridge of the Osterhorn group in the Salzburg Pre-Alps or the Salzkammergut Mountains , from the Gruberhorn  ( 1732  m above sea level ) to the Braunedlkogel  ( 1894  m above sea level ), including part of the Postalm region . In the south-west the entire north-east Tennengebirge belongs to it, up to the Scheiblingkogel  ( 2289  m above sea level ) and Bleikogel  ( 2411  m above sea level ). In the southeast, the Gosaukamm , the northwest foothills of the Dachstein massif , forms the state border with Upper Austria, the corner point is the Törleck  ( 1618  m above sea level ) at the Gablonzer Hütte . At the Rußbach in the direction of Pass Gschütt , the border on the Walchenbach - Knablbach line is before the Rußbach valley widening.

Community structure

Center of Abtenau

The community consists of the nine cadastral communities Abtenau Dorf, Abtenau Markt, Fischbach, Leitenhaus, Rigaus, Schorn, Seetratten, Seidegg and Unterberg.

The municipality includes the following 23 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Abtenau (1199)
  • Au (546)
  • Dollerhof (441)
  • Erlfeld (154)
  • Fischbach (421)
  • Gseng (25)
  • Hall side (47)
  • Kehlhof (490)
  • Leitenhaus (160)
  • Lindenthal (500)
  • Möselberg (104)
  • Pichl (468)
  • Rigaus (216)
  • Salfelden (76)
  • Chimney (279)
  • Schratten (131)
  • Sea rats (97)
  • Seydegg (24)
  • Stocker (127)
  • Unterberg (51)
  • Wagner (112)
  • Waldhof (172)
  • Wegscheid (46)

Abtenau is part of the Lammertal planning association .

Until the end of 2002 the community belonged to the Abtenau judicial district , since 2003 it has been part of the Hallein judicial district .

Neighboring communities

Hintersee ( district Salzburg area ) Sankt Gilgen ( district Salzburg area ) Strobl ( district Salzburg area )
Saint Koloman

Scheffau am Tennengebirge

Neighboring communities Russbach am Pass Gschütt

Gosau ( District Gmunden , Upper Austria )

Werfenweng ( District St. Johann ) Sankt Martin am Tennengebirge ( District St. Johann ) Annaberg-Lungötz


Abtenau in the 19th century (Julius Rose, 1861)

The location is mentioned for the first time in 1124 in a document from the St. Peter monastery in Salzburg, Appanouwa (to ' Aue ') as a clearing in the until then largely uninhabited valley of the Lamara (already known as around 800) . Archbishop Konrad I gave them to the abbots of St. Peter. As early as 1191 a church with a pastorate and full parish rights is documented (today's Blasius Church ),

In 1507 Abtenau was raised to market by the sovereign Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach . In 1816 the place came with Salzburg to Austria. The liberation of the farmers in 1848 was followed by the formation of the local community in 1850.

In 1939, the districts of Wallingwinkl and Weitenau were separated from the market town of Abtenau and added to the community of Scheffau.

An intensive development into a two-season holiday resort began after the Second World War.

coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms shows the parish patron, the St. Blaise and is as follows described :

In the blue field on pflasterartigem floor standing, the figure of St. Blasius: a goldnimbierter, clad with red Pluviale Bishop , holding in his right hand a lighted candle, and in his left hand a crosier.

Community partnerships



The community council has a total of 25 members.

  • 1929–1935 Thomas Auer (CSP) (1865–1942), member of the Salzburg state parliament
  • 1949–1978 Heinrich Rettenbacher (ÖVP), member of the Salzburg state parliament
  • 1978–1994 Lorenz Köppl (ÖVP)
  • 1994–2014 Johann Quehenberger (SPÖ)
  • since 2014 Johann Schnitzhofer (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

  • Catholic parish church Abtenau hl. Blasius: The Gothic church also shows Baroque features through renovations and extensions . The high altar and the side altars from the 17th century and the vaulted frescoes from the 16th century that were exposed in the central nave in 1939 are worth seeing . The shrine figures of the former high altar, which is the main work of Andreas Lackner , are now in the Belvedere Vienna.
  • Catholic Filialkirche Mühlrain Our Lady
  • Catholic branch church Radochsberg Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Leonhard
  • District Court Abtenau
  • Museum Arlergut : The local history museum is housed in the former farmhouse, the Arlerhof.
  • There is also a cinema and a theater in the village.


  • Elementary school market
  • Radochsberg elementary school
  • Voglau elementary school
  • New Abtenau Middle School
  • Polytechnic school
  • Abtenau Special Education Center

sport and freetime

  • Abtenauer Bergbahnen ski area on the Karkogel, as well as cross-country skiing, summer toboggan run and mountain cart, paragliding (paragliding)
  • Postalm skiing and hiking area
  • Abtenau terrace swimming pool
  • Mini golf


Sons and daughters of the church
Honorary citizen of the community
  • 2015 Johann Quehenberger, Former Mayor


  • Hans Gfrerer: Abtenau. Heimatbuch, Verlag Marktgemeinde Abtenau: Volume 1 History of Abtenau and the Lammertal ; Volume 2 The houses of the Abtenau community , 1982.

Web links

Commons : Abtenau  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. a b c Parish Association Lammertal: Parish Chronicle Abtenau ( Memento from March 31, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Thomas Auer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. ^ Heinrich Rettenbacher . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. Lorenz Köppl . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  6. ^ Johann Quehenberger . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  7. Johann Schnitzhofer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  8. | Collection Online Belvedere Vienna
  9. theater
  10. Quehenberger is an honorary citizen of mein district.at, April 28, 2015