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Forstau (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Surface: 59.45 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 22 '  N , 13 ° 31'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 22 '0 "  N , 13 ° 31' 0"  E
Height : 923  m above sea level A.
Residents : 551 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5552
Area code : 06454
Community code : 5 04 09
Address of the
municipal administration:
Location 111
5552 Forstau
Mayor : Josef Kocher ( ÖVP
A total of 9 seats


Location of Forstau in the district of St. Johann im Pongau
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 community of Forstau in the district of St. Johann im Pongau (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Forstau is a municipality with 551 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the state of Salzburg in Austria .


The community comprises a high valley between Radstadt and Schladming , the valley of the forest creek . As usual in Salzburgerland, the valley is only called the Forstau. The first settlement probably took place in the High Middle Ages . 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 .

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the community is: “In a silver shield above a black chain hanging down in a semicircle, ending on both sides with an open handcuff, underneath on green ground, crossed by a silver wavy bar, a green spruce, with its top covering the chain and towering over it, left two green bushes on the ground ”.



The community council has a total of 9 members.

  • 1993–2019 Josef Buchsteiner (ÖVP)
  • since 2019 Josef Kocher (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

See also:  List of listed objects in Forstau
  • Catholic parish church Forstau hl. Leonhard
  • Lourdes chapel: end of the 19th century, a special feature are stalactites from Lourdes
  • Wooden sculptures in the Fallhausalm by the German sculptor Roland Mayer: Das Tor, Der Wächter, Der Stuhl, Der Lebensbaum


The entrance to the Fageralm ski area is located west of Forstau .

The following associations are based in Forstau:

  • SV Forstau ski and football club
  • Table tennis club TTC-GKW-Forstau
Regular events
  • Club ice stock tournament in January
  • Alois Rohrmoser memorial race in April
  • Village festival in July
  • FF Forstau wine festival in August


  • Electrical engineering Mitterwallner GmbH
  • ALBA Tooling & Engineering
  • Hohenwallner joinery
  • Lasser village bakery
  • Forstauerwirt event catering
power plant

The Austrian Federal Forests operate the Forstaubach small hydropower plant .


  • kindergarten
  • Elementary school

Web links

Commons : Forstau  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Forstau  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. Josef Buchsteiner . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  2. Untertauern: New power plant opens on the Taurach, July 15, 2019, accessed February 1, 2020.