In Pongau

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In Pongau
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Coat of arms of Eben im Pongau
Eben im Pongau (Austria)
In Pongau
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Main town : In Pongau
Surface: 35.93 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 24 '  N , 13 ° 24'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 24 '0 "  N , 13 ° 24' 0"  E
Height : 862  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,545 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km²
Postcodes : 5531, 5521
Area code : 06458
Community code : 5 04 06
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorfplatz 60
5531, 5521 Eben im Pongau
Mayor : Herbert Farmer ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(17 members)
A total of 17 seats
Location of Eben im Pongau in the St. Johann im Pongau district
Bad Gastein Altenmarkt im Pongau Bad Hofgastein Bischofshofen Dorfgastein Eben im Pongau Filzmoos Flachau (Salzburg) Forstau Goldegg im Pongau Großarl Hüttau Hüttschlag Kleinarl Mühlbach am Hochkönig Pfarrwerfen Radstadt St. Johann im Pongau St. Martin am Tennengebirge Sankt Veit im Pongau Schwarzach im Pongau Untertauern Wagrain (Pongau) Werfen Werfenweng SalzburgLocation of the municipality of Eben im Pongau in the St. Johann im Pongau district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Eben im Pongau is a municipality with 2545 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Salzburg region in the St. Johann im Pongau district in Austria .


The community is located at around 860  m above sea level. A. on the north-western edge of the Radstadt basin in Ennspongau . To the south the valley of the upper Enns opens up towards Altenmarkt and Flachau , in the north the valley of the Fritzbach extends , to the west towards the Pongau basin , to the east towards Filzmoos . Eben forms the valley watershed between the Salzach and Enns . The place is in the middle of the Fritztal Mountains of the Salzburg Slate Alps , with the Hochgründeck group ( 1827  m above sea level ) in the west and the Roßbrand  ( 1770  m above sea level ) in the east.

The community includes the areas south and north of the Fritztal, the place Eben im Pongau itself is in the south of the community, towards Altenmarkt and Flachau .

Community structure

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

  • Eben im Pongau (1868)
  • Gasthofberg (497)
  • Schattbach (180)

Cadastral communities are Eben im Pongau , Gasthof and Schattbach , there is also the scattered settlement Höllberg , which belongs to the village of Eben iP, and numerous individual locations .

The only counting area is Eben im Pongau.

The community belonged to the Radstadt judicial district until 2004 and has been part of the Sankt Johann im Pongau judicial district since January 1, 2005 .

Neighboring communities

St. Martin am Tennengebirge Annaberg-Lungötz ( District Hallein / Tennengau )
Huettau Neighboring communities Filzmoos


Until 1912, taxis were mentioned in Pongau . Tax is an old regional word for conifers (compare Taxenbach ), which is derived from the Latin taxus , now botanical for yew trees .

The community consists of the former communities of Eben, Gasthofberg and Schattbach, which were merged in 1939 to form the community of Eben im Pongau.

coat of arms

Coat of arms at just in pongau.png

The coat of arms of the municipality is emblazoned :

In a shield split by silver and red , a color- mixed corrugated rafter , top right and left accompanied by a color-mixed facet diamond .

The coat of arms symbolizes the watershed in which Eben im Pongau is located. On the one hand it consists of the Fritzbach , on the other hand of the Enns .



The community council has a total of 17 members.

  • 1974–1984 Hermann Lang (ÖVP)
  • 1984-2008 Peter Fritzenwallner (ÖVP)
  • since 2008 Herbert Farmer (ÖVP)


Valley pass Eben im Pongau
Compass direction northwest Southeast
Pass height 860  m above sea level A.
region Salzburg , Austria
Watershed Fritzbach / Salzach / Inn / Danube Ebenbach / Enns / Danube
Valley locations Bischofshofen Altenmarkt im Pongau
expansion Tauern Autobahn (A 10), Katschberg Strasse (B 99); Ennstalbahn
Mountains Hochgründeck Group / Roßbrand
particularities Valley watershed
Ø pitch 1.9% (305 m / 16.3 km) 0.6% (15 m / 2.6 km)
Coordinates 47 ° 24 ′ 45 "  N , 13 ° 23 ′ 30"  E

The Ennstalbahn ( Bischofshofen  - Selzthal ), the A 10  Tauernautobahn (E 55 / E 60, with driveways in the direction of Salzburg and Villach / Carinthia) and the B 99  Katschberg Strasse (E 651, Bischofshofen - Spittal an der Drau / Carinthia) run through the municipal area. In the 1970s and 1980s, this route formed the notorious guest worker route as one of the most important long-distance routes in Europe, where the Eben pass is one of the bottlenecks, but has lost its importance since the opening of the Pyhrn Autobahn and even more with the fall of the Iron Curtain . The inner Austrian transit route Salzburg and North Tyrol / Vorarlberg to Styria is still important .

Culture and sights

Pongau rifle companies at the “Ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of the Republic” in Vienna with the Ebener fire riflemen in the foreground
Regular events
  • The Ebener Kirchtag (1st Saturday in October)
  • May Day Labor Day (always on May 1st)
  • Harvest Festival
  • Trachtlerhoagoscht



  • kindergarten
  • Elementary school


Honorary citizen of the community

Web links

Commons : Eben im Pongau  - 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. The indication of the meaning belongs to the official text
  3. Hermann Lang . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. Peter Fritzenwallner . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. Herbert Farmer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  6. History of the Feuerschützen Eben ; accessed on December 23, 2018